Senkou no Night Raid

Night Raid 1931

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Japanese: 閃光のナイトレイド
English: Night Raid 1931
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2010 to Jun 29, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Aniplex
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Original
Genre: ActionAction
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.831 (scored by 1268412,684 users)
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Ranked: #49582
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Popularity: #3242
Members: 45,274
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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


Matsumoto, Jun
Yamada, Minoru
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Aug 2, 2021
This was a very enjoyable watch, the China in the early 1930’s setting is interesting and unique, and while the characters do possess superpowers it still manages to feel very grounded and down to earth. This was quite a tumultuous time in history as some countries were undergoing massive changes, some were recovering from World War 1 while a select few were giving rise to what would spark World War 2.

It was genuinely surprising and refreshing to see an anime actually be somewhat realistic portraying Japan back in those days, showing the dangers of their ideology and giving a fairly accurate depiction of the Manchurian ...
Dec 8, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jun 6, 2017
Art (5/10):
It’s pretty average as far as Chinese cartoons go: nothing really stands out and nothing looks that bad either.

Sound (7/10):
The OST fits well. The opening and ending themes are also nice. The Indian caricature who had a white voice actor and the British dude who had an American voice actor was a nice meme. Although the guy who portrayed the Indian dude was far more skilled in expressing his emotions convincingly.

Plot (3/10):
It’s like Darker than Black. Except in China. In the 1930s. Look, it’s pretty interesting actually. But, some of the events do feel a bit wonky. You'll know what I mean when you ...

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