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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Senkou no Night Raid

by Naruleach
Apr 26, 2011 6:15 PM | 30 Comments
According to their official website, Sentai Filmworks announced earlier this week its acquisition of the TV anime series Senkou no Night Raid, which they will release as "Night Raid 1931". Their release will include episodes 0-13, the two unaired episodes, and the bonus recap episode. The series will be released on DVD & Blu-ray this August.

Source: official site

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I bought this series on sale, because I couldn't rent it. I'm not very far into it, but I'm enjoying it so far.

Dec 19, 2011 12:13 PM by kenegda

Popuarity rarely equals quality. Because the majority of anime lovers are complete anime otaku that prefer watching some shallow series like Baka to Test to Shokanjuu, Oreimo, etc and stuff instead of watching something that actually has some thought put into it.

But yeah, this show's hard to like if one's not interested in history. I, for one, love history and I absolutely adore this show, one of my top favourites and I'm happy they're licensing it. Maybe if they do a good promotion, it'll become more popular within the US.

Sep 8, 2011 12:31 PM by LeeNoriega

brokeback said:
I'm not sure why ppl hated it so much, I think its a highly underappreciated title. Sure its not a masterpiece, but it attempts something that should have been done long time ago. I didnt know the history behind it, but the show explains it fully by ep 7 and theres also an excellent recap ep that sums up the whole history.
Still, I'm not going to buy the DVD because it wasnt THAT good.
If they add it in Netflix I'm sure it's good enough for a rent.

Apr 30, 2011 2:23 PM by Leon-Gun

I'm not sure why ppl hated it so much, I think its a highly underappreciated title. Sure its not a masterpiece, but it attempts something that should have been done long time ago. I didnt know the history behind it, but the show explains it fully by ep 7 and theres also an excellent recap ep that sums up the whole history.
Still, I'm not going to buy the DVD because it wasnt THAT good.

Apr 30, 2011 11:58 AM by brokeback

Omniknight said:
Was this anime good enough to license. I never gave it chance since the anime blogsphere just dumped hate all over it.


Not everyone in the anime blogsphere dumped hate on this. Leon-Gun already said that this show is not for everybody since there's a lot of dialogue and history which most viewers aren't into. There are a lot of good shows out there which are not popular to the mainstream audience and yet, some of them were not licensed yet.

Apr 27, 2011 7:35 PM by xxxholic_wing

Was this anime good enough to license. I never gave it chance since the anime blogsphere just dumped hate all over it.

Apr 27, 2011 6:38 PM by Omniknight

kokocho said:
iCab said:
kokocho said:
I don't really understand why they would license this series. It was alright but nothing special..


I think its awesome that they will license a show like this, I for one have never seen it, but at least people who like it will get the chance to own a dvd.

The problem is that there probably aren't enough people who like it enough to want to buy it. Therefore there's a good chance they'll lose money on it. I could be totally wrong on this but I'm just going on what I've seen of people's opinions about the anime. Personally, I liked it, but I wouldn't buy it.

I also think it is nice when something other than the really popular series get licensed but I just don't understand what Sentai is thinking if they want to make money.


I know what ya mean, and I don't know why they do it, but they have always kind of gone for underdog shows like this.

Apr 27, 2011 5:11 PM by iCab

Kvakond said:
FoxyRoxy said:
It can't be that bad, could it?
It could have been good. Too bad it wasn't
Let's just say it isn't everyone's cup of tea. Very love it or hate it plus it failed to play to it's strengths completely. It had a lot of potential.

Apr 27, 2011 3:14 PM by Leon-Gun

I saw the series and I definitely did enjoy it and will buy this ASAP. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but if you like history, drama and supernatural powers then check it out. BTW the BGM of this series was great.

Apr 27, 2011 11:24 AM by Zero_sama

Because people were just screaming for that title to be licensed...

I don't see it doing well at all. The show isn't that enjoyable if you don't know the history they cover...and when I watched it, it was sometimes months in between episodes because the subbing was slow, and it was hard to remember a lot of stuff. Maybe if I watched it in one go, it'd be better...but I doubt I'm gonna bother.

Apr 27, 2011 11:04 AM by Ousto

FoxyRoxy said:
It can't be that bad, could it?
It could have been good. Too bad it wasn't

Apr 27, 2011 5:35 AM by Kvakond

i never watch this anime was it good

Apr 27, 2011 5:13 AM by Mr_Gutts

Glad to see there are people that would license less popular stuff :D
And people, it is not like licensing one such unpopular Anime will get them killed. They certainly wouldn't do it if situation was critical.

Apr 27, 2011 2:58 AM by Nayrael

It can't be that bad, could it?

Apr 26, 2011 11:12 PM by Pizzaholic

outlawauron said:
Haters gonna hate. .


+1

Apr 26, 2011 10:18 PM by xxxholic_wing

I wish sentai would get their act together

Apr 26, 2011 9:15 PM by ariamachi

Siing said:
BrickBreak said:
McRib said:
What an obscure and unwanted title to license.
What a boring world that would be, if popularity was the sole criteria for licensing.

Except this is unpopular for a reason.

Bound to be a flop.
I actually found it to be interesting. It's unpopular mostly because of what it covered. Yes, it's bound to be a flop, but I don't think the fault lies completely on the product here. Besides, since when has popularity equaled quality.

Apr 26, 2011 9:02 PM by Leon-Gun

iCab said:
kokocho said:
I don't really understand why they would license this series. It was alright but nothing special..


I think its awesome that they will license a show like this, I for one have never seen it, but at least people who like it will get the chance to own a dvd.

The problem is that there probably aren't enough people who like it enough to want to buy it. Therefore there's a good chance they'll lose money on it. I could be totally wrong on this but I'm just going on what I've seen of people's opinions about the anime. Personally, I liked it, but I wouldn't buy it.

I also think it is nice when something other than the really popular series get licensed but I just don't understand what Sentai is thinking if they want to make money.

Apr 26, 2011 8:58 PM by kokocho

Haters gonna hate. I'm shocked that it's getting licensed, but that's solely as historical fiction isn't popular. Maybe they can market it as a Mission Impossible x X-Men crossover type with history in it.

Apr 26, 2011 8:44 PM by outlawauron

Kippy said:
Great for those who want it, but I can't imagine them not losing money on this. I can't believe they're dubbing it.


Its sentai, they hardly ever do dubs, so chances are this won't get one.

kokocho said:
I don't really understand why they would license this series. It was alright but nothing special..


I think its awesome that they will license a show like this, I for one have never seen it, but at least people who like it will get the chance to own a dvd.

Apr 26, 2011 8:39 PM by iCab