Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2013 to Mar 24, 2013
24 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 6.501 (scored by 7192 users)
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SynopsisThere 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!
Related AnimeAdaptation: Senran Kagura: Shoujotachi no Shinei
Side story: Senran Kagura Specials
Characters & Voice Actors
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 by appearance. I personally found several. :) The major setback in the art is the boobs may have been a little too round and the lack of nipples, but that didn’t really bother me. :)
Story – 7 points
The story certainly wasn’t one of the best, but it was good enough to develop a course of action and direction. Basically, the light shinobi girls are students of a ninja academy. They train to get the skills they need while carrying out missions and having their perverted fun. One day, they come in contact with the dark shinobi girls. This begins the series of challenge from the dark side shinobi girls to the light shinobi girls to see who’s stronger. The fights were really good and shows off both side’s rivalry with each other. As the story progresses, there seems to be a bigger evil working in the shadows among the dark shinobi faction.
Ecchi – 8 points
The ecchi was great and perverted in nature. This anime has a lot of boob service and uses the ninja theme well to exploit this. The ecchi was very fun to watch in actuality more so than in the hotness aspect in my opinion. But believe me, some parts do get very hot (……Haruka…..Haruka….) The shinobi girls also have a skill where their gear transforms into swimsuits and you get to see them fight in swimsuits, I thought that was pretty nice. The main complaint you’re gonna get in the ecchi department is probably the lack of guys for perverted stuff. But the spotlight is in the beauty of the girls so it’s alright. :) Besides you got that ninja teacher Kiriya- sensei who I think is pretty funny and that perverted old gramps. They create the right mood for this anime to go well. :)
Character – 8 points
I think the character department deserves a good score. The word unique would sum it up. This anime managed to create so many girls with unique personalities that things never get dull or repetitive. I was really impressed by how easy it was to distinguish a large cast of girls due to their unique personality. Each girl got their background story that enhances their personality and this combination of personalities in character interaction fleshes out memorable characters (like Yagyuu and Hibari duo). I really liked all the characters, the girls are awesome!
Sound – 10 points
The opening kicks ass and is epic!!! The endings, both ending 1 and 2 are so good!!! Can’t you guys recognize that? The Ninja BGM was very good too!
Enjoyment – 9 points
I’ve really enjoyed this anime that I’ve gone to write a review for it. It’s by no means a mind blowing anime, but this is a really great ecchi anime. It deserves a solid 9!
Thank you so much everyone :)
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), Hikage, never really got a chance to shine.
It may be a good thing that no one expects any kind of story at all, because the anime actually managed to surprise us with some reasonable plot. True, having the bad guy revealing his plans at the worse moment possible, losing all his allies and doubling his enemies are evidence of shitty storytelling, but hey, when the "bad guys" put pressure on the heroines in the first part of the story, they really had something going on there. No one would have predicted that it could actually be exciting, at certain parts of the story.
They actually had a good ninja vibe there with the stealthy tactics and hidden doors and stuff, but they also ruined it with stuff like bulletproof umbrellas, ninjas that dress like they're going to a ball, hidden miniguns and fighter jets under a shirt, a giant fluffy summoned rabbit, and the girl who never wears a bra, never buttons up her shirt, and jumps around the most. Why did they even go for the ninja theme?
But it's silly to complain about the theme of Senran Kagura. People who would even approach this already knows what and what not to expect. There's a thousand and one things that are stupid or pointless, and the fans got what they want, and they the producers made a lot of money off it. Who's gotta complain? read more
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.
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.
Both have the same fighting vixen who kicks ass and both have the same action, martial arts, ecchi and shoujo genre, except one has an extra romance genre.
The same fighting hot girls that them pirreros would howl for, it also share a lotta genres, except one anime was more of Shinobis, while the other is more of Samurai warriors.
Both involves fighting vixens, martial arts, super powers, comedy, and fanservice.
One anime's extra genre was harem, while the other one's is shoujo.
Bodacious girls whose school has something to do with fighting.
Ecchi, Martial arts, school, action and comedy genre.
Not the same:
One has an extra romance and harem genre.
The other one is all shoujo genre.
Both have the same shoujo, martial arts, super powers, school, comedy, action and ecchi genre.
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.
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.
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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