Senran Kagura Anime Coming On Blu-ray Next Summer

By Ishaan . December 16, 2013 . 10:58am

Funimation will be releasing the Senran Kagura anime series in North America on Blu-ray disc, the publisher confirmed this past weekend (thanks, Anime News Network). The series will be available summer 2014.


With this, Senran Kagura has been localized in game, manga and anime form. Xseed released Senran Kagura Burst earlier in the year for the Nintendo 3DS, while publisher Seven Seas are bringing the Senran Kagura: Skirting Shadows manga over in English.

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  • AlteisenX

    Dang, when I saw this on Twitter feed I thought it was Senran Kagura Vita announcement and almost fell over. An anime announcement is good too though. Haven’t actually seen the anime yet.

    • Masa

      best not too, its garbage.

      • AlteisenX

        If I have to support this to get the Vita game, I don’t frankly care how bad people claim it is lol. I’ve probably seen worse anime out there anyways.

        • Barrylocke89

          I imagine that sales of Burst will help you get the Vita game more than sales of the anime would.

          • AlteisenX

            Obviously, but this sure doesn’t hurt that chance.

        • nonscpo

          I personally don’t think the anime is anywhere near as bad as people make it out to be, if anything the game is starting to annoy me with the heavy text. I haven’t read the manga yet so I can’t comment on that one.

        • Shippoyasha

          It’s not a bad show. It’s not exceptional, but it does have great fanservice and the story is pretty cute. It actually has some decent action late into the series.

          It could really use a sequel so that they can have more story arcs and more girls in the mix (the Vita Senran girls).

      • Niitris

        Depends on what you’re looking for.

    • Leon_Tekashi

      To be honest, as a fan of the series, it’s best to not watch it unless you want fan service galore. The game and the manga definitely tells the story a whole lot better.

  • Chris Yuen

    Senran Kagura continues its quest to wrap the world in happy boobs.

  • Vesperion

    Well it should get more attention now. Let’s get those sales up!

  • Christopher Nunes

    Do you think it will have English Dub voices? I would LOVE to hear what the characters are like with English voices.

    I don’t mind if there’s Japanese-only voices, but I prefer Dual Audio in this case. Have Funimation mention whether the DVD will have Japanese or English voice cast?

    • lordroto

      When FUNi releases stuff on DVD it’s always dual audio.

      • Tyler Beale

        I take it that the 1st episode I bought off of Xbox Video is in Japanese, then?

        Now if only Neptunia would be licensed as well (for a dub/BD release).

      • Lynx


        Vandread OVAs.

        I think those are two that the always doesn’t really apply.

        • Zero_Destiny

          Well they did say they were gonna experiment with subtitle-only releases awhile ago. It was supposedly not going to cancel out their dub releases though, and they will still dub as much as they always have.

          It just means that on top of all their dub releases they will do some subtitle only releases too, so more releases are supposed to come out in general. Well, that was the gist of their PR at least, time will tell how true that is. lol

        • lordroto

          lol if you were going to nitpick why didn’t you include the dub only shin-chan? or any of the others? 99% of the time they dual audio :P

      • Christopher Nunes

        That’s good to know and hopefully we’ll hear some clips of them soon.

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      I hope not funimation isn’t good with series that aren’t mainstream anymore and this will be butchered if they try

      • Spirit Macardi

        Honestly Funimation often gives stuff like this better dubs than they deserve. Even for cheap fanservice-filled crap they still use some of their best talent to provide the voices.

        • Kumiko Akimoto

          Pssh they just pick whatever for the script and just let people run wild with things like this. Every female is going to be super high pitched and annoying and no one but the old people will sound like actual people

    • EinMugenTenshin

      I feel a lot of voice actors (especially the women) fail to be “sexy” in the voice (when needed) without going overboard or far enough, and the writers has such a challenge changing it to include both its intended level of “strength/power” and still be able to translate it correctly.

      When that is said English voice actors in general has increased in quality over the years, and so has the emphasis of translation to intended interpretation over word for word correctness, so I am kinda on the fence about this.

      • Pyrotek85

        “I feel a lot of voice actors (especially the women) fail to be “sexy” in the voice”

        Not just sexiness but emotion in general too. The tone can convey a lot even if you don’t know the language at all. You’re right that it has gotten a bit better for some media, but overall most English speaking voice actors just don’t seem that into their performances. I’ve noticed it is less of a problem for big companies however.

  • DarthSithZero

    No news about Senran Kagura Shinobi Versus localization :(

    • Leon_Tekashi

      Patience my friend. It will come eventually.

    • J_Joestar

      maybe not yet, but localization of other franchise material only helps increase the chances of it (assuming they sell well)


    Definitely interested in this for the plot.

    • Servant BerserCAR

      Yes, for the plot.

    • Ric Vazquez

      Yeah, plot….as in oppai.

  • nathaniel

    this is probably the closest i will ever see to the ps vita game, so i guess ill buy it :(

  • idrawrobots

    That is a whole lot better than YouTube.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Bring it on…love fanservice…and it can’t be worse than High School DxD. Love the 3DS game. Finally maxed out all characters from Hanzo in Frantic mode. Hibari was a ***** to max out. Now on to Hebijo!

  • Jaeger Knighty

    My brothers and sisters of the internet.
    It is happening.


  • Raltrios

    And I JUST finished downloading it all subbed last night. Woooow…

  • British_Otaku

    Importing hard though I will double dip when Manga UK get their hands on it. I hope Luci Christian is cast as one of the ten girls so I hear her in future releases like Shinovi Versus and Senran Kagura 2 whenever Takaki remembers to get that done…

  • Kornelious

    Looks like all thats left is “Shinobi Versus”……

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