So, how DO you like your perversions? I mean, this caliber of conversation does not come up at the dinner table and it would be difficult to try and explain things as we are ladling out the mashed potatoes and gravy, or perhaps a plate of curry, but you have to have a conversation of some ilk, and since politics is off the menu, well, here we are. It just that this show, “Nobunaga Teacher’s Young Bride” (“Nobunaga Sensei no Osanazuma”) serves up a lot of actions, as we realize social mores and morals have changed over the years to where what was OK then is explicitly illegal now.
We have Oda Nobunaga, who is a direct descendant of the great soldier and leader, Oda Nobunaga. Now, for the most part, he has not given this any real thought. I mean, that and a 500-yen coin will get you a latte at Moonbucks, right? It’s just that his rather neat and tidy life gets flung into a cocked hat when, as he is cleaning up some stuff in the family storage shed in the backyard, manages to break a vase and, oucha m’goucha, Kicho (far left) manifests her 14-year-old self in this modern era.
You see, when the real Oda was alive (let’s say 1562), she was bethrothed to him, but things went sideways and they never got together. Now, but now, she can give herself fully to modern Oda (I am going to assume that they are of the same age as when she was presented to his back then. It just makes the math work better). So she proceeds to strip herself so they can make babies, as that is what she is here to do. Well, we can already see the hilarious hi-jinks and potential jail sentences with that maneuver.
The problem is that other ladies have feelings for Oda as well. And what kind of cad doesn’t do introductions? Proceeding counterclockwise from Kicho, we have Yuri Hoshigaoka, Mayu Biwajima and Ikoma Kitsuno. And when he touches them (in a safe and mature way; not some kind of subway car groping approach), they now become a vessel to their other, past, self, when the world was a lot different. Before there were Moonbucks.
The real comedy comes through when their personality shifts without warning, so whereas ancient HER does not ‘mind’ the breast fondling (I mean, she does, but it is for a greater cause), when modern HER shows up and sees what’s going down, it’s clobberin’ time!
This is a pleasantly stupid show. I mean, we are not all working on all cylinders and so there is a great deal of misunderstandings, misinterpretations and mistakes assumptions made and we all have a goodly laugh at their situations. Dude, she’s 14, OK? And even if the others are older, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are wiser. How can a clashing of cultures and time be sorted out to where we all get what we want? Maybe we go to Moonbucks to sort all this out.
Can I? Should I? Will I? Yeah, of course you can binge this. It works a whole lot better, as things like this (a kind of near-farce) needs to keep the pressure on to really revel in all the awkward and disconcerting situations. No one said love way easy, right? Care for a pumpkin spice latte?
On a scale of 1 to 10:
Artwork 8 (Those ladies are just so cute)
Plot 8 (Another rom-com farce)
Pacing 7 (Can get chock-a-blocky)
Effectiveness 8 (Good use of flashbacks)
Conclusion 7 (It reaches a ‘coupler point’, but hasn’t ended)
Fan Service 5 (A similar show would be “Maburaho”)
Bingeability 9 (It really needs it)
Overall 8 (Entertaining without being too serious)
And remember, it’s first run until you’ve seen it. I want your baby!