Animation: A-1 Pictures
Set in 1931, little is "clear" about the story, but it seems to center around a special group of people. Working for some sort of "agency," these people were brought together due to their unique qualities. The main character, for instance, seems to be a powerful telekinetic, yet he can only use his powers for 3'ish minutes at a time. Their motivation is unknown, but currently do special ops for "the agency."
Well, technically they work for some sort of agency, who has assembled them to preform dangerous missions. And, prescribing to the laws of plot, that agency seems more evil than Hitler's mustache, but that's pretty much what you expect.
Characters and Images
Kazura - The main character. He is headstrong, yet very carefree. He has telekinetic powers, yet can only use them for 3 minutes at a time
Aoi - Respectful and conservative, Aoi possesses the ability to teleport short distances. He is very reserved about using this ability
Yukina - A young girl, she acts as the groups coordinator. She appears to possess telepathy, as well as an ability to "read" the dead.
Natsume - Yukina's protector, he has incredible vision, capable of seeing for miles. This, coupled with the fact that he may be able to see through walls, make him an excellent sniper.
ConclusionIf you needed a one sentence parallel, I'd say the series comes off with the sheen and tone of Darker than Black, with a more historical setting.
Of course, Its hard to imagine that they'll reference world events and not build up to World War 2, but given its more supernatural elements, I can't say I know where the series is going. Distorting historical events and figures is nothing new, but to what end does Senkou no Night Raid tugging at these strings?