Ranked #5093

Senran Kagura

Alternative Titles

English: Senran Kagura Ninja Flash
Japanese: 閃乱カグラ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2013 to Mar 24, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Artland
Source: Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.491 (scored by 14,392 users)
Ranked: #50932
Popularity: #1033
Members: 43,199
Favorites: 115
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Synopsis

There was a time when there were ninja serving the powerful, hired for intelligence missions, destruction, or assassination. While the times have changed, the need for ninja has not vanished. In a particular school, there are girls who are secretly in training to become ninja. Ninjas-in-training, Asuka, Katsuragi, Hibari, Ikaruga, and Yagyuu each have a secret technique scroll that they protect at all times. This features their tumultuous school life as they pursue the path of the ninja!

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Background

Senran Kagura is an anime adaptation of the popular video game series, of the same name, developed by Tamsoft and produced by Marvelous Entertainment with total worldwide sales of over one million copies. The Senran Kagura anime adaptation is licensed by Funimation in North America where it was streamed as it aired in Japan, while home video distribution began in 2014.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Katsuragi
Katsuragi
Main
Kobayashi, Yuu
Japanese
Kobayashi, Yuu
Asuka
Asuka
Main
Harada, Hitomi
Japanese
Harada, Hitomi
Yagyuu
Yagyuu
Main
Mizuhashi, Kaori
Japanese
Mizuhashi, Kaori
Ikaruga
Ikaruga
Main
Imai, Asami
Japanese
Imai, Asami

Staff

Watanabe, Takashi
Watanabe, Takashi
Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director
Nakano, Hideaki
Nakano, Hideaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshioka, Takao
Yoshioka, Takao
Script

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Opening Theme

"Break your world" by Sayaka Sasaki

Ending Theme

#1: "Fighting Dreamer" by Asuka (Hitomi Harada), Ikaruga (Asami Imai), Katsuragi (Yuu Kobayashi), Yagyuu (Kaori Mizuhashi), Hibari (Yuka Iguchi) (eps 1-3, 8)
#2: "Yamiyo wa Otome wo Hana ni Suru (闇夜は乙女を花にする)" by Homura (Eri Kitamura), Yomi (Ai Kayano), Hikage (Ryoko Shiraishi), Mirai (Saori Goto), Haruka (Megumi Toyoguchi) (eps 4-6, 9)
#3: "Shissouron (疾走論)" by Hitomi Harada (ep 7, 10-12)



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BenJames
Jul 19, 2013
I don’t understand the hate behind this series. Let’s be fair, it’s an ecchi anime, so we should be watching for fun over substance. And if you don’t look too hard, this is actually a pretty good and fun series :)

Art – 9 points

The character designs are very well done. First, all the girls are very attractive (pretty, hot, sexy, cute, you name it…) each with unique appearances that match their personalities. Then each girl got individual ninja gears that are splendid top to bottom. From this wide selection of girls, the audience should be able to find a girl that suits their taste just read more
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Infinite
Mar 25, 2013
The expression "don't judge a book by it's cover" is something you should always keep in mind, because occasionally, a show is a lot more than what it's cover suggests.

Senran Kagura is not one of those shows. What you see is what you get, you see ninja girls with big boobs in the cover picture? That's what you'll get. This is a quintessential ecchi action romp, plenty of fan service, serviceable action and characters that are for the most part likable. How well exactly does the show do what it does?

Let's start with an important aspect of the show, the art and animation. On the read more
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du5k
Apr 4, 2013
Senran Kagura is one of those titles that doesn't pretend it is something high-quality; even the game it spawned from is all about clothing damage and huge jiggling breasts. Once you move past the unrealistic expectations, it becomes something you can, er, actually enjoy.

Titles like these banks almost entirely on the character designs. The huge success of the games proved their appeal somewhat (I even put up Hibari as one of the most likable characters of the season). Character like Yomi, Yagyu and Katsuragi are also pretty popular on the net. It's a pity one of the most well-received characters (and one of my favourites), read more
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waly913
Jun 7, 2015
Senran Kagura is quite obviously a piece of fan service, and as a fan service it is great, but also underneath the fan service, is a good story that draws you in. The story comes across as an over simplified "good vs bad" story, and the English dubbing is very simplistic in the language it uses.

Look through the fan service, look through the simple top layer of the story, and Senran Kagura is a fair bit deeper with a story of good turned bad to pursue power and then has thoughts of returning to the good.

Story is a solid 7/10. Yes it's a bit simplified, read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Bride
Similarities:
Both have the same, martial arts, fantasy, ecchi and shoujo genre.
Both have the same fighting chicks who can kick ass.
Both have the same panty shots.
Both have certain characters who is the weak link of the group.

Dissimilarities:
One has more intense ecchi than the other one.
The weak link was girl in one anime while in the other anime it is a dude.
One has an extra yuri genre while the other has harem and romance as its extra genre.
 
reportRecommended by Nasty001
Anime: Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!
Both anime are school of martial arts oriented ecchi series filled with strong battle ready maidens. While Majikoi has more male characters than Senran Kagura the humor is similar. If you like ecchi and are a fan of one of the series, you may very well enjoy the other.  
reportRecommended by Toarujisuru
Anime: Maken-Ki!
Both have the same shoujo, martial arts, super powers, school, comedy, action and ecchi genre.

The difference:

Maken-ki:

Has an extra romance and harem genre.

The guy have special ability in which it has to be put in control otherwise he'll go berserk.

It has intense fanservice.

Senran Kagura:

It has ninja and yuri as it's extra genre.

It has one character who seems to be burdensome.

Fanservice is only limited to bikini, lingerie and panty shots.  
reportRecommended by RazorRamona200
Anime: Ninin ga Shinobuden
Both series are about kunoichi's aiming to be the best they can be. Despite the titles of the two series, all you will get throughout the majority of both animes are comedy and fanservice with little to no action slashing scenes. 
reportRecommended by AnimeLuver4Life
Anime: Momo Kyun Sword
Both anime are about two certain groups of people going against each other for a reason.
Both MC have large boobs.
Both Rivals have dark skin. 
reportRecommended by Kentaku
Anime: Sengoku Otome: Momoiro Paradox
Similarities: Ecchi, fighting, fan service, a clueless airhead protagonist


Dissimilarities: Senran Kagura is about SHinobi in the modern-day, Sengoku Otome is about a girl nicknamed Hideyoshi back to the Sengoku period but in an alternate universe where there are no men and most of the daimyo are hella busty women and Oda Nobunaga is actually a good guy in the series. Oh well not completely devoid of the male species, there is a pervy male dog named Shinku who more or less helps Hideyoshi along the way who only talks to Hideyoshi and can only be understood by Hideyoshi which sometimes make people  read more 
reportRecommended by 1L0can0

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