The Ambition of Oda Nobuna Season 2 Release Date: Renewed or Canceled?

The Ambition of Oda Nobuna is a light novel series written by Mikage Kasuga and illustrated by Miyama-Zero. It was published between August 2009 and June 2019 by SoftBank Creative and collected in a total of 22 volumes. Two manga adaptations have emerged; the first, more faithful to the original series, illustrated by Aoba Shigure was published between July 2011 and June 2014. And the second titled, Oda Nobuna no Yabō – Himesama to Issho Shutchōban, illustrated by Minazuki Futago, was published between 2011 and 2012. Animated television series adaptation produced by studio Madhouse aired between July and September 2012. The first season ended ten years ago and in this article, we are going to tell you whether you can expect the second season of The Ambition of Oda Nobuna anytime soon.

The second season of The Ambition of Oda Nobuna still hasn’t been confirmed or canceled yet. The first season aired ten years ago and while there is still a lot of material to adapt from the original manga series, not counting possible original stories, the second season is still uncertain. Having said all of this, The Ambition of Oda Nobuna was well received as a series. Knowing that paired with everything else, a second season is not impossible, although it is unlikely because of the time that passed since the last season.

The rest of this article will bring you all the known and unknown information related to a potential season two of The Ambition of Oda Nobuna. You’re going to find out about its potential release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story could be about, and much more about this interesting anime series whose future is still very uncertain. If you’re not fully up-to-date with the series, we have to warn you that there is going to be a significant amount of spoilers in the paragraphs below.

What do we know about Season 2 of The Ambition of Oda Nobuna?

The light novel series was written by Mikage Kasuga as a debut work. The illustrations are by Miyama-Zero, famous for working on High School D×D. The first ten volumes were published by SoftBank Creative at its light novel imprint GA Bunko and then switched to Fujimi Shobō’s imprint Fujimi Fantasia Bunko. Since August 2009, 22 volumes have been published. Various extra volumes with bonus stories were also published

The books published by SoftBank Creative, i.e., the first ten volumes and the first extra volume received a new edition called Oda Nobuna no Yabō Zenkoku-hen by Fujimi Shobō on September 19, 2015. An art book was released on May 20, 2017. It sold 450,000 copies from November 2011 to November 2012, making it the 9th best-selling light novel series of the year.

Two manga series were created in relation to the light novel series. The first ran from July 26, 2011 (Issue 9/2011) to June 26, 2014 (Issue 8/2014) in Kadokawa Shoten’s manga magazine Comp-Ace and was drawn by Shigure Aoba. The individual chapters were summarized in six tankōbon. The second series, called Oda Nobuna no Yabō – Himesama to Issho Shutchōban, was one of the works that launched Fujimi Shobō’s first issue of the web manga magazine Premium Age on August 9, 2011.

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The manga ran in it until the 15th issue on October 9, 2012, and was also compiled into two volumes.

HobiRecords produced a 75-minute radio play based on the novel, which was released on CD on January 22, 2010. A 12-episode anime series adaptation was made by Studio Gokumi and Madhouse, directed by Yuji Kumasawa. The series adapted the first four volumes of the novel but ended with a different plot.

The series ran from July 9 to September 24, 2012 on TV Tokyo after midnight (and thus on the previous day of television), as well as with a few hours offset on AT-X, with a two-day offset on TV Aichi and with a week offset on TV Osaka. The series also ran simultaneously on the South Korean anime channel Aniplus and as a simulcast under the title The Ambition of Oda Nobuna with English subtitles on Crunchyroll in the USA, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand and South Africa.

As you can see, the future of The Ambition of Oda Nobuna anime is quite uncertain, but not because there’s no interest or lack of material. The series was fairly well-received back in the day and there’s more material to adapt. But it’s been ten years and since anime series usually run while there’s a need to promote the written materials, the situation doesn’t look too good.

The original manga series is over and that means that the situation is such that it makes it difficult for us to predict anything properly. Now, this doesn’t completely exclude the possibility of another season, but the chances are quite slimmer. We’ll just have to see whether there is enough interest for a continuation to make any proper predictions about the potential continuation of the series. The first season received solid reviews, but we simply don’t know enough to make any predictions about the show’s future.

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In any case, the earliest we could see a potential second season is late 2023, but we’d have to get some confirmation on the future during 2022 or easily 2023; 2024 is also a strong possibility. The fans are demanding a new season, but we’ll just have to see how it goes; as far as things stand now. A cancelation has not been confirmed, but we cannot rule it out either. It all depends on the future so we’ll just have to wait.

What could Season 2 of The Ambition of Oda Nobuna be about?

At this moment, we do not know how far the second season of The Ambition of Oda Nobuna could take us because we don’t know how many additional volumes of the light novel series the season could potentially adapt. Namely, due to a lack of information in general, we have absolutely no clue how far the second season might go if it even happens. What follows is an overview of the original material so you can get a rough idea of what you could expect from the series.

The student Yoshiharu Sagara suddenly finds himself in 16th-century Japan, the Sengoku period. He gets into a life-threatening situation and is rescued by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, who dies in the process. Since the course of history would change with the death of one of the three kingdoms of Japan, Yoshiharu decides to take on Hideyoshi’s role, knowing his knowledge of future events of the Sengoku period from the video game Nobunaga no Yabō.

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He later rescues a girl who introduces herself to him as Nobuna Oda, the daimyō of Owari, a position held by Nobunaga Oda in the real world. Since the firstborn in this world becomes the next head of the family, regardless of gender, many warlords and samurai in this world are female despite sharing the same name. Nonetheless, he decides to help her take over Oda’s role as the unifier of the empire and direct history, becoming her vassal.

What could be the cast of The Ambition of Oda Nobuna Season 2?

It’s still too early for us to discuss a potential second season of The Ambition of Oda Nobuna in terms of cast and characters, simply because we do not know whether there will even be a second season. But, seeing how we know that the series is going to have a more-or-less fixed cast, we really don’t expect to see too many changes in the structure of season two, if it ever happens. Now, the main characters that have appeared in season one, likely to return for a second season, include:

CharacterJapanese voice actor (Seiyū)
Oda NobunaKanae Itō
Sagara YoshiharuTakuya Eguchi
Asakura YoshikageRyōhei Kimura
Akechi MitsuhideSayuri Yahagi
Asai NagamasaMitsuki Saiga
BontenmaruRumi Ōkubo
Luís FróisRina Satō
Hachisuka GoemonTomoko Kaneda
Hattori HanzōTakahiro Sakurai
HimikoSumire Morohoshi
Imagawa YoshimotoMamiko Noto
Maeda InuchiyoMisato Fukuen
Matsudaira MotoyasuSuzuko Mimori
Matsunaga HisahideMasumi Asano
NeneNatsuki Kitakata
Niwa NagahideRei Matsuzaki
Oda NobukatsuEmiri Katō
Saitō DōsanMugihito
Saitō YoshitatsuKiyoyuki Yanada
Shibata KatsuieHitomi Nabatame
Takenaka HanbēYui Ogura

  • Arthur S. Poe has been fascinated by fiction ever since he saw Digimon and read Harry Potter as a child. Since then, he has seen several thousand movies and anime, read several hundred books and comics, and played several hundred games of all genres.