Senkou no Night Raid

Night Raid 1931

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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: Tuesdays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Aniplex
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, MilitaryMilitary, HistoricalHistorical, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.881 (scored by 1027010,270 users)
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Ranked: #40982
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Popularity: #2486
Members: 38,595
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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


Ishihama, Masashi
Director, Episode Director
Matsumoto, Atsushi
Yamada, Minoru
Sound Director
Takashima, Daisuke
Episode Director


Opening Theme

"Yakusoku (約束)" by MUCC

Ending Theme

"Mirai e... (未来へ…)" by HIMEKA

Jun 28, 2010
xxxholic_wing (All reviews)
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
Nov 26, 2011
LightningHound (All reviews)
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
Dec 8, 2015
Minster122 (All reviews)
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
Nov 27, 2011
zillion29 (All reviews)
I had no preconceived notions going into this series. It was a random Netflix stream and I had never heard of the series. I was hooked from the beginning - a rarely explored historical setting, jaw-dropping fight choreography, high quality animation, serious plot but not overbearing - it was great. We're so jaded as otaku into expecting the usual WWII whitewash from Japanese mass media - but it reads pretty true to events (aside from psychic powers and the narrative conceit of the Japanese mysteriously inventing a protypical A-Bomb). Unfortunately, the crazy choreography read more

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