Night Raid 1931
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Senkō no Night Raid
Genre: Action, Historical, Science fiction
TV Anime
Directed by: Jun Matsumoto
Produced by:
Akiko Odawara
Kazunori Adachi
Written by: Shinsuke Onishi
Music by:
Satoshi Kadokura
Taro Hakase
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Liscened by: Sentai Filmworks
Network: TV Tokyo
Original run: April 5, 2010 - June 28, 2010
Episodes: 13
Night Raid 1931 (閃光のナイトレイド Senkō no Night Raid, lit. Night Raid in Flash), is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and Aniplex and directed by Jun Matsumoto. The 13-episode anime aired in Japan on the TV Tokyo television network starting April 5, 2010. Senkō no Night Raid is the second project of Anime no Chikara. Sentai Filmworks announced they have acquired the series and will release it on Blu-ray and DVD in August 2011. This anime has also aired on Anime Network which is a television network for On Demand.


Set in Shanghai in 1931, the Imperial Japanese Army has been dispatched to mainland China due to the relatively recent First Sino-Japanese War, Russo-Japanese War, and World War I. In this cosmopolitan city of intrigue, there is a special military spy organization called "Sakurai Kikan" that has since been buried in history.


Spy intrigue set in 1930's Shanghai, with an anime action twist. A Japanese businessman has been abducted in Shanghai by kidnappers demanding weapons in exchange for his life. Knowing that the weapons will be used to battle Kuomintang nationalists, Sakurai Kikan, a Japanese military spy organization, is dispatched to retrieve the hostage. Sakurai Kikan consists of four spies with abilities that are...unusual. Like telescopic X-ray vision, telekinesis, teleportation and telepathy. Their plan: to infiltrate the camp where the hostage is being held and remove him, by force if necessary.