Oda Nobuna’s Ambition Season 1 Episode 2

Yoshiharu gets into trouble after he hits Nobukatsu Oda, Nobuna’s younger brother after the latter insulted his sister. Nobukatsu demands his head as punishment but Nobuna can save Yoshiharu’s life if she makes him a general but he must first prove his worth by assigning him to gather 8,000 koku of rice in a week. Using his marketing strategy of buying low and selling high, Yoshiharu manages to gather enough gold to buy the rice four times more than he was tasked in a week thanks to his ninja servant Goemon Hachisuka and Inuchiyo’s help. However, Nobukatsu launches a rebellion after being convinced by his advisers that his sister is not fit to rule the clan. But Nobukatsu’s rebellion is quickly and peacefully stopped after Nobuna’s forces surround Nobukatsu’s castle where Yoshiharu and the soldiers shout rally cries that scares Nobukatsu into submission. Nobuna attempts to kill Nobukatsu to set an example to others but Yoshiharu forces her to stop as he knows she still loves her brother and doing so will make her ruthless just like Nobunaga. Convinced, she forgives her brother who in gratitude, swears to never to rebel again and changes his name to Nobusumi Tsuda. Nobuna thanks Yoshiharu for what he did and makes him swear his loyalty to her.

Episode Title: Oda Family Power Struggles

Air Date: 2012-07-16