Senran Kagura Anime To Begin Airing In January

By Ishaan . November 27, 2012 . 10:30am

Marvelous AQL are expanding Senran Kagura to other forms of media outside of videogames. The franchise already has various manga series running in Japan, and next on the list is an anime series set to debut in early 2013.


Anime News Network report that the Senran Kagura anime will begin airing in Japan on January 6th at 8pm JST. The series will debut on the AT-X channel. In case you missed it, you can watch a promo video for it here.


Game-wise, Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus, a Dynasty Warriors-esque spin-off, is in development for the PlayStation Vita, and is scheduled for release on February 28th. Meanwhile, Senran Kagura: New Wave is a social game for iOS and GREE.


Finally, while not officially announced, series producer, Kenichiro Takaki, has also mentioned Senran Kagura 2 several times, including to Siliconera.

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  • Z3

    I really hope Crunchy Roll gets this, me wants OPPAI IN 1080p!!!

  • Shadowman

    I can wait I got all the time in the world.

  • eilegz

    oh yes! lets hope they dont censor it =/

    • AkuLord3

      haha of course it will…waiting for the uncensored Blu-Ray~

      • Z3

        I just hope the censoring won’t be the abomination that is To Love-Ru Darkness.

        • Zonic505

          Agreed. Though it pretty much puts the “Darkness” in “To-Love-Ru Darkness”. In any case, the best we can hope for are uncensored Blu-Ray/DVDs.

    • AnimusVox

      Lol if it’s on Hulu they’ll censor it.

  • Nameless App 1989

    Censored or not, will it stay true to the game and its fans?

    • AkuLord3

      but the censoring will ruin 1/2 of what the game has~ but eh i sorta doubt it. eh wait and see

  • Zonic505

    It’ll be interesting to see if this’ll get licensed for the US. In any case, can’t wait to see this, & hoping for no censorship or having to wait for the DVD/Blu-Ray version.

  • Bloodios

    “Tits are life, ass is hometown”
    Better uphold that ideal and do the series justice, Artland.

  • alixraen

    I’m honestly surprised this series took off the way it did.

  • $24431191

    They need to localize one of the games in this series. They’re probably the most American games ever created. /sarcasm

  • Puripuni

    The fact that it airs on AT-X gives hope it won’t be censored, or at least not so much censored.

  • British_Otaku

    It’s a temporary shame. AT-X tends to mean the anime in question is censored, even though it’s apparently a channel that you have to pay to get on top of whatever services they have (say the many Sky Sports channels or some specialist channels).

    I guess it won’t be too long till it’s uncensored on Japanese DVD/Bluray. I could see FUNimation (or Media Blasters which they will hopefully localise along with Bakuman) taking this under their wing before the game gets localised and even if it doesn’t.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    I guess this will be an anime that Funimation may get for Winter season :/ hope its not another Hagure Yuusha no Estetica (though if this anime has Faylan sing an theme for the anime)…

  • And 2013 gets off to a flying start!

    • Firetribe

      You mean bouncing start!

      • AnimusVox

        Flying, bouncing, jiggling. All three together works too.

  • Icedus

    Well, fingers crossed. If the Queen’s Blade anime can make it to this side of the Pacific, anything’s possible.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    For those who don’t understand japanese, from what I can tell of the show the anime seems to be following the storyline of the Hanzou Gakuin group which are supposed to be the “good guys”. So if there is ever a way to bypass region locking, you could play the game knowing whats going on.
    Minus the funny dialogue inbetween the story-heavy parts that is.

  • TheSwordUser

    That means enough boobies for everyone (as long as they don’t pull off To love ru Darkness)

    • British_Otaku

      To Love Ru Darkness isn’t the only anime which has been censored for the initial airing on the AT-X channel in a ridiculous way. It also happened to Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai.

      The production teams (likely connected to the channel) probably think of censoring the anime as a means of increasing the interest in the physical products. Even if it means they make themselves more modest and even avoid panty shots (avoid showing them to be specific even if the characters react to seeing everything wrong on the internet).

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    AT-X? “Nosebleed”^_^

  • The time has finally come. My waiting has paid off. It’s time for Bursting Boobs in HD. Really looking forward to the Blu-rays =^_^=

  • Can’t wait to fap

  • Göran Isacson

    Have to admit, I am legitimatel curious as to how this is going to turn out. It can’t be half as bad as Busou Shinki due to this one actually having a story to tell and I watch that out of pure bile fascination… so this one could also be interesting!

  • PreyMantis

    It’s not even out yet and it’s already giving me that Queen’s Blade vibe…

  • kroufonz

    I bet they will do what To Love Ru darkness did with no uncensored version on tv, buy our bluray:P

    • Stranger On The Road

      don’t you mean To Love-Ru Brightness?, the Darkness is a Blu-ray exclusive!

      any way, if they include English subtitles (like they did with Dog Days), I would import the Blu-Ray. Otherwise I am waiting for the localized version.

      …. who am I kidding, I will most likely import the the 1st blu-ray if it comes with good extras, English subtitles or not!

      Edit: fixed my bad EngRish!

  • ThunderGod_Cid

    Awwww yeeeeaaahhh!
    Looks like I got something to look forward to in January.

  • Spider-Man

    This’ll be the breast anime ever.

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