Holy shit, that was fun. This is what Inou Battle SHOULD have been.
Cool fights, pretty characters... but I have no idea what is going on, therefore I don´t really cared about anything that happened.
Do you not know much about Japanese history and culture? Because it's just the Sengoku period in modern times for all intents and purposes. There's not much to explain beyond that.
The one scene of them getting blown back and the guy swimming through it was like a straight up reference to KlK. But the other similarities are simply because Trigger made KlK a huge conglomeration of old anime tropes and references.
I don´t know much about Japanese history and I probably prefer stories that can function without the necessity to understand historical references.
It may be simple but it doesn´t mean it makes sense.
Straight out of Hotline Miami.
Everyone and their mom in Japan knows about Sengoku history because it's all over anime, manga, video games, movies, tv drama, eroges, etc. Considering how anime is aimed at the Japanese it's no surprise that including these themes causes no confusion there.
Has there been other shows where that has happened? It very well might have but I'd need direct references and to know and not a general "of course it has" or something. If not then yes, it's a reference.
Her picture on her ID is pretty damn cute.
Yeah, Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, Tokugawa were a part of it and ended it all, but it was big civil war period that lasted several centuries. Almost every samurai action thing that where they're in their flashy armor takes place then.
The warring states period is like Japan's 100 Years War with itself, so you can also compare it to the murrican Civil War if you want
Oda Nobunaga is basically the most famous martyr of the era because he was one of the biggest proponents of unification, hence why every anime referencing him has him as some uber badass who beats the crap out of people until they like him or some villain who was going to steal everyone's freedoms because he was the original westaboo
He wasn't born until like 60 years after shit had started though