Amidst the turbulent political climate following WWI and the first Sino-Japanese war, the Japanese are taking a rapidly-increasing economic and political interest in the northern Chinese region of Manchuria. Japan and its Kwangtung Army wish to take over the region from China in order to safeguard their interests from the imposing Soviet Union and the spread of communism. The members of the Sakurai Kikan, a special intelligence agency among the ranks of the Kwangtung Army, must overcome film theft, foreign espionage, the spread of Pan- Asianism, and their most testing trial of all - the Manchurian Incident.
Senkou no Night Raid relies on the ‘random stories in the first half, actual plot in the second’ formula, which, in my opinion, hardly ever works. The whiplash-inducing tonal shifts usually do their series a disservice, and this one is no exception. The beginning section wastes time on inane plot points, such as... read more
Night Raid is unique in the realm of anime. It takes place in 1931 China. The main characters are part of a super powered spy team. One can teleport, another can read minds, etc. They don't focus heavily on the super powers or the history, which is an elegant touch, but ultimately a nail in the coffin for a show that desperately needs more to it.
The characters are designed well. They... read more
|Night Raid 1931: The Shipboard Shoot's Conclusion||DVD Special||2010||Prequel|
|Night Raid 1931: Prophecy||TV Special||2010||Recap|
|Night Raid 1931: Demon of the Opium Den||DVD Special||2010||Side Story|
|Night Raid 1931: Panther Atop the Snow||DVD Special||2010||Sequel|
|Night Raid 1931 Picture Drama||DVD Special||2010||Side Story|