Senran Kagura Anime Trailer; Being Directed By Shakugan no Shana Director

By Ishaan . August 14, 2012 . 2:47pm

Marvelous AQL updated the official website for the upcoming Senran Kagura anime series this week, providing a proper look at the first trailer for the show, along with information on the staff and studio involved. Here’s the trailer, for starters:



The Senran Kagura anime series is being produced by the Artland animation studio. Artland are a subsidiary of Marvelous AQL, and are known for their work on the Katekyo Hitman Reborn! TV series. The anime series will be directed by Takahashi Watanabe, who has worked on Shakugan no Shana and the Slayers series, among other TV animation projects.


The Senran Kagura TV anime will begin airing in Japan in 2013.

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  • XiaomuArisu

    Man,this seems to have a veeerry deep and interesting plot.XD

    • Göran Isacson

      Oh but yes.   Just look at all that plot. It’s just spilling out in all directions. Big, meaty plots as far as the eye can see.

      • ParaChomp

        You mean fatty plots?

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      Sounds like another show you might know…

      • XiaomuArisu

         I already watched Bakemonogatari….I like it!
        Still need to watch season 2,is it really that fanservice-heavy?XD

        • neocatzon


  • Based Prince Vegeta #BADMAN


  • Oh, no way!

    Edit: On a second thought; Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere gets a handheld game and now Senran Kagura gets an anime… I wonder what the common denominator is here?

    • Göran Isacson

      See one reply below for the answer to your question :)

  • XypherCode

    Cool. :))

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Please let there be no male protagonist…

    • M’iau M’iaut

      If there is, the crystal ball tells me that he will appear bland and at first be pure milquetoast and end up as the most powerful single being in the ‘stories’ universe.

      • Christopher Nunes

        Does he have to be “most powerful”? Can’t he just get stronger, but not surpass the female characters?

        Also learned a new word today: milquetoast.

    • Christopher Nunes

      Not even as a comic relief character? :P

      Well, doesn’t bug me one bit if there is or isn’t a male protagonist in the story.

  • Senran Kagura is super interesting!

    ( wonders if anyone will get the ref. )

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Being directed by Shakugan no Shana director? Good thing I wasn’t planning on watching this for the storyline.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      At least Margery Daw and Wilhelmina provide a little experience working with what folks shall be expecting from this series. 

      I know they can both fight, but I just can’t see Hecate or Shana making the ‘cut’ for a guest appearance.

  • konsama

    Hehe, for some reasoni was expecting the studios that make Ikkitousen/Queen’s Blade the one for the job. <_<

  • Mantiskilla

    The hell is this?  Kiddie Porn?

    • M’iau M’iaut

      I think one or two of them are claimed to be 18. 

      • Mantiskilla

        Haha keyword “claimed” nice.  Just never got the whole well whatever you would call this genre of anime

        • ParaChomp

           “Ecchi”, it’s Japanese slang for pervert.

    • ParaChomp

      No, it’s what’s “common” in Japan.  Stuff like this even appears in their kids’ shows.

      • puchinri

         What kids’ shows? ouo;

        • SH3

          Take for example Zettai Karen Children.

          • puchinri

             Being in any “shounen” (or “shoujo”) magazine does not mean it’s actually aimed at children. And there’s a huge difference in the portrayal, handling and use of bodies, nudity and sexuality in material (even in said magazines) aimed at children versus older audiences.

        • ParaChomp

          Yatterman comes to mind…

          • puchinri

            Which version and what exactly do you refer to that makes you say Yatterman?

          • ParaChomp

             Either or.  As for why, first kids’ show that came to mind that has some racy material in it.  Then again, it’s Japanese, a culture much different from our own.

    • SH3

      1. Do you even know what porn is?
      2. Where have you seen children with breasts as big as their heads?
      3. These are fictional characters (not sure you noticed) which by definition can posses any age the author wants them to.

      • puchinri

         Well, it’s not like children with breasts as bigs as their heads don’t regularly exist in hentai and h-doujin. And being fictional does not mean it is not kiddie porn, but obviously, this is not hentai. Probably will have heavy ecchi (like half of everything coming out now), but not a full on hentai~.

        • SH3

          1. I obviously meant real life, since he seemed to confuse it with fiction.
          2. Being fictional does indeed mean it is not “kiddie porn”, because when it comes to law a child is defined by age and not by looks or state of mind.
          If you want to tell me that an adult person who looks and acts like a child and does porn produces “kiddie porn” then I’m sorry but I’ll have to laugh at you.

          • puchinri

             Well, not children per se, but because of the heavy steroids in some of the meat in parts of South America, some girls are incredibly developed and endowed, at very early ages at that.

            You can still have “kiddie porn” with fictional characters. Just because it’s not a real child, does not mean the material is not focused on their age and would mean bad things either way. Are you saying it would be okay for it to have a child in pornography just because it’s not a real child?

  • Yes = Fap

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! =^_^=

    But seriously, can’t wait for the anime! Fap… Yes! lol

    • Christopher Nunes

      I don’t know the characters exactly except that they’re Ninjas, sorry Kunochis, and they fight against their rival school in Ninjustu.

      I would like to try the game out seeing as the gameplay’s action looks fun, and this anime looks like it will help me better understand the characters. How much is there to the story? Please don’t tell me it’s solely fanservice, even though I like it from time to time, it shouldn’t be the sole focus of an anime.

      Can you tell me more about, seeing as you’ve seen you on these articles about it and love it to death (apparently) and know a lot about I believe.

  • 0_o This game get an anime? Okay…..



    • M’iau M’iaut

      Sir, this thread is about the Kagura anime, not the game. We have also asked you stop posting console requests. Second warning. 

      There were a few additions to our rules today. Please be aware of them for your next post.

  • Sho Zero

    Japans animation industry…destroying the brains of anime fans worldwide. I have a weakness for well animated T&A and they must know this. But i will resist and avoid this series like the plague…till something changes my mind. Damn you japan! >__>

  • The SnS director? Ugh.

  • James Smith

    Looks like nothing will be lost in the game to anime translation.

  • Go2hell66

    Putting it on my “to watch” list right now 

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