Oda Nobuna’s Ambition Season 1 Episode 9

As the Oda faction prepares Yoshimoto as the new Shogun, Yoshiharu ask the others to forgive Jubei, fearing the worsening relationship between her and Nobuna will lead to the Honnō-ji incident. Meanwhile, Jubei apologies to Imai over the contest but doesn’t understand why Nobuna is angry at her. Imai explains that Nobuna treats her retainers like her family because she has a poor relationship with her mother and seeing Jubei’s horrible attitude on the others reminded her of that. Later, the Oda faction learns the Takeda and Uesugi clans have made peace and probably planning to attack Owari and Mino from the east. Not expecting this, Yoshiharu asks Nobuna not to send all of their forces to deal with the Takeda/Uesugi alliance when Yoshimoto is about to become Shogun but she refuses to listen as she’s worried about her mother and Dōsan’s safety. Nagahide and Katsuie lead the Oda army back to the east, unaware it’s a ruse by the Miyoshi Three to allow them to kill Yoshimoto and Nobuna. Nobuna decides to follow Yoshiharu’s advice and tasks Jubei and her army to protect Yoshimoto in Kyoto. But Nobuna soon learns from Hanbē, Goemon and Inuchiyo that Yoshiharu has been kidnapped by Zenjuurou, who is using Yoshiharu as bait to kill Nobuna by sniping her. When Nagahide and Katsuie learns from Hanzō they have been tricked, Danjyou’s forces have attack Kyoto and Danjyou confronts Jubei who is protecting Yoshimoto. As Danjyou uses Jubei’s insecurities to put her under a spell, it is broken by Nobuna and the others, who escape Zenjuurou shot thanks to Yoshiharu. Unfazed, Danjyou has her men surround Nobuna and her allies but help arrives when Bontemaru, Louis and the Christian Daimyos come to save them. Shocked that even the persecuted Christians are willing to help Nobuna, Danjyou surrenders. With Yoshimoto as Shogun, Himiko has Nobuna at her court, telling her that she will be a great leader after reading Yoshiharu’s mind and his loyalty to her.

Episode Title: The Battle at Kiyomizu Temple

Air Date: 2012-09-03