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Senkou no Night Raid

Alternative Titles

English: Night Raid 1931
Japanese: 閃光のナイトレイド


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2010 to Jun 29, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, Aniplex
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.011 (scored by 7,786 users)
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Ranked: #33072
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Popularity: #1588
Members: 25,586
Favorites: 39
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Episodes: /13


The year is 1931. The city is Shanghai. Ten years before America will enter World War II, the hydra's teeth planted by the first great global conflict are beginning to germinate. Hatching like spiders, they weave the complex web of plots and conspiracies destined to inevitably draw entire nations to the brink of destruction. Caught in the heart of these webs, desperately seeking to separate lies from truth, is "Sakurai Kikan," an ultra-secret intelligence agency staffed by extraordinarily talented individuals with abilities far beyond those of normal humans. Their duty: to stop the darkest plots and eliminate the greatest threats. But in a city built on intrigue, can even a team of clairvoyants, telepaths and espers stand against the ultimate forces of destiny?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


Alongside Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin and So Ra No Wo To, Senkou no Night Raid was part of the Anime no Chikara project; a project to create more original anime, not based on any existing media.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Miyoshi, Aoi
Miyoshi, Aoi
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Sonogi, Yukina
Sonogi, Yukina
Ikuta, Yoshiko
Ikuta, Yoshiko
Iha, Kazura
Iha, Kazura
Namikawa, Daisuke
Namikawa, Daisuke
Kagiya, Natsume
Kagiya, Natsume
Hoshino, Takanori
Hoshino, Takanori


Ishihama, Masashi
Ishihama, Masashi
Director, Episode Director
Matsumoto, Atsushi
Matsumoto, Atsushi
Yamada, Minoru
Yamada, Minoru
Sound Director
Yamato, Naomichi
Yamato, Naomichi
Episode Director, Assistant Director

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 The Rescue
Kyuushutsu Kou (救出行)
Apr 6, 2010
2 Rondo of Retrospection
Kaisou no Rondo (回想のロンド)
Apr 13, 2010
3 Shadows Fall On The Big Four
Big Four ni Kage wa Ochiru (狙われたビッグフォー)
Apr 20, 2010
4 Cameras, Dumplings, and Stray Cats
Camera to Baozi to Noraneko to (カメラと包子(パオズ)と野良猫)
Apr 27, 2010
5 Negative of Summer
Natsu no Inga (夏の陰画)
May 4, 2010

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"Yakusoku (約束)" by MUCC

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"Mirai e... (未来へ…)" by HIMEKA

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Jun 28, 2010
With the series ended (but ongoing in North America), it's seems that Senkou no Night Raid (or Night Raid 1931 in English) is not just about Japanese spies with superpowers (a la Darker than Black). It's more than that since it goes deeper into pre-WWII history which also touches sensitive content (e.g.: Mukden Incident). In contrast to what most people claimed that it whitewashes history, it's not.

Story: 7

The six episodes are just tasters on who are the characters and what direction will the story be, considering its episodic formula. The rest of episodes...well, let's just say that where the real story is as the episodic read more
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Nov 26, 2011
My first review of anime on MAL so here it goes.

Senkou no Night Raid is about the Sakurai Agency, a fictional organizations that leads covert missions with superhuman agents to carry out the interests of Imperial Japan.

Now why did I give this anime such a high rating? My reason is because I love Asian history and know a lot about it especially the late 1800 to the early 1900 era. With this in mind, I had a pretty good idea of what was going on in the story. It sounds smug and biased, but this anime does require a bit of background knowledge to read more
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May 6, 2010
Only four episodes in, so take it with a grain of salt.

Senko no Night Raid is potentially one of the better things so far this year. For those who're too busy watching Angel Beats and have no clue what this is, it's basically 1930's Chinese Ghost in the Shell.

The story follows that squad of four spies, their wily leader and his lanky assistant. Aside from the old man leader, they all have superpowers. The hotblooded main guy has telekinesis which he revels in spamming, his associate is a cool-headed teleporter who dislikes his powers, their girlfriend is a scrying telepath and her bodyguard's got eagle read more
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Dec 8, 2015
Senkou Night Raid is a nice historical anime that centers on the time period between the two World Wars. The chosen time period is somewhat rare for animes since Japan did a lot of questionable stuff during this time period and actually still try to hide it today. It's definitely nice to check out since it tries to depict what happened during the time in Manchuria after the Russo-Japanese War.

Also adds a nice twist by adding ESPers to the time period, making them superpower spies. It's actually kind of vague as to what side they're on, but it gets a little clearer overtime. Adding psychic read more
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