Sengoku Witches: Oda Nobunaga’s strike witch

by dm00

The word for today is "fundoshi"


What if Mori Ranmaru, Oda Nobunaga’s page, was the Sengoku Period’s equivalent of a strike witch?

She's got wings on her ankles, but her striker sandals still appear to have propellers


Probably the incident at Honnou-ji would have ended differently, and with a bang.

This is not the first time Mori Ranmaru's gender has been switched in anime or manga


Available at Amazon.co.jp. It’s fifty pages long, a mix of manga (the first half of the book) and prose. Published in 2009, they don’t seem to have continued with this theme, focusing instead on the war with the Neuroi in The Witches of Africa and The Witches of the Sphinx (which have English translations).

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11 Responses to “Sengoku Witches: Oda Nobunaga’s strike witch”


  1. 1 ToastCrust August 24, 2011 at 6:24 am

    I never tire of Humikane’s wonderful art.

    • 2 dm00 August 24, 2011 at 10:42 am

      Is this Humikane? I have only a faint grasp on kanji, and the names of the artist and writer for this book elude me.

      But the art in this book is wonderful, as I’ve only hinted at, here (the picture of Mori flying over the city is a lucious two-page spread).

      Perhaps it’s just Japanophilia, but I think I enjoy this book, artistically, more than the Witches of Africa books. Or maybe it’s just that the skirts of samurai armor tends to make up for the lack of pants.

      Visiting Amazon.co.jp for the Witches of Africa pages soon takes you to a lot of other military-history manga by the Witches of Africa creators, many of which also feature English translations (as revealed by Amazon’s “Look Inside!” feature), which will also probably appeal to people who enjoy Strike Witches.

  2. 7 mt-i August 25, 2011 at 5:11 am

    The art in these Strike Witches semi-official doujinshi is by Nogami Takeshi.

  3. 10 goran124 May 4, 2012 at 2:51 am

    This reminds me of Code Geass Shikkoku no Renya manga which took place in old Japan and in that manga, flying Knightmare armours already exist although it was man-sized and perhaps a bit too advanced for its time.
    It seems like something similar was seen in Sengoku Witches except magic was used instead of some sort of steampunk contraption like in Shikkoku no Renya.

    • 11 dm00 May 4, 2012 at 11:28 am

      I’ve been meaning to check out Code Geass Shikkoku no Renya. Thanks for the reminder.

      I’ve been following Nageshi Tokami’s Witches in Africa doujins, but I think I prefer this Sengoku Witches idea more.


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