Ranked #3851


Alternative Titles

English: Spriggan
Japanese: スプリガン


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 5, 1998
Producers: Studio 4°C, ADV FilmsL, TBS
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #38512
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Deep in the Ararat Mountains of Turkey, a secret organization known as ARCAM has found what is believed to be Noah's Ark. However, the U.S. Machine Corps., a rogue organization of the Pentagon, wants to take over the Ark as a means of global supremacy. Only a special ARCAM operative known as a Spriggan stands in their way. Japanese Spriggan Yu Ominae teams up with French Spriggan Jean-Jacques Mondo to combat members of the U.S. Machine Corps. led by Col. MacDougall—a genetically-enhanced boy with deadly psionic powers. However, they must act fast and stop MacDougall before he uses the Ark for his own agenda.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Spriggan

Characters & Voice Actors

Dr. Meisel
Dr. Meisel
Shiroyama, Ken
Shiroyama, Ken
Tamagawa, Sakiko
Tamagawa, Sakiko
MacDougall, Colonel
MacDougall, Colonel
Aigase, Ryuji
Aigase, Ryuji
Ominae, Yu
Ominae, Yu
Morikubo, Showtaro
Morikubo, Showtaro


Otomo, Katsuhiro
Kawasaki, Hirotsugu
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Takashige, Hiroshi

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Jul 25, 2008
Spriggan's got a relatively interesting premise behind it, but doesn’t do anything interesting with it.

Don’t let that put you off though, there's still some fun to be had in the form of cool 90's action!

This is the first, and currently only time I've seen Turkey depicted in anime. The crew did an ok job capturing its diverse nature; that of being stuck between Europe and Asia. We see metropolitan Istanbul briefly, and far eastern parts like Diyarbakir in the anime and it looks good.

Well actually, the animation in Spriggan is more than good; its impressive considering it was made in 1998. As read more
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Mar 27, 2008
A secret government rogue agency sends out two of its best agents, called Spriggans, to thwart an evil organization's plot to acquire Noah's Ark and all the secrets contained therein.

Sounds like the plot for a spy action adventure movie? Correct.

* Hero. Cool, young, Japanese Spriggan Yu Ominae (who actually looks Japanese) with amazing physical martial arts skills and ability to take damage? CHECK

* Sidekick. Cool, sexy French Spriggan Jean-Jacques Mondo who has insane skill with guns? CHECK

* Three to four evil villians, all with special kick ass powers? CHECK

* Plot that takes you all over the world for variety? CHECK

* Spectacular action scenes with read more
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Sep 27, 2010
A nice mix of several elements from the Akira movie and a lot of American action films, Spriggan seems to be the easy choice for all those who want good action and a twist of metaphysics. Unfortunately, the real potential of the movie was hardly exploited, thus it remains just a quick watch for the average American formula fan who digs lots of explosions under the influence of oriental aesthetics. The movie encompasses so many action clichés that fails to be anything else other than an optical delight hanging over a story written by an 8 year old.

ART SECTION: 8/10 [Starts great, ends not so read more
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Dec 5, 2012
It's not very strong in every aspect, yet also not weak.
Interesting story, yet not very deep or complex.
Interesting main character. A lot of action. Really good action.
Watchers used to a complex and emotional story might feel let down a bit.
As a male, I didn't, because the action was REALLY good. Music was quite good as well, as well as sound in general. Art work is very well done. But with all that focus on action their isn't a whole lot left for character development or deepening of the story. Not that i'ts not good, that part is just mediocre mostly.
Still, with action this good, it read more
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Origin and Spriggan are about saving the world from huge mountains (or something that looks like a mountain). The main characters are also very similar: they have strong personalities and a great aim. If you like watching good guys save the world, you will enjoy watching these. 
reportRecommended by Iahel
enhanced villians, a lot of shooting going on, both have the looking for ímmortality´ as an ambitious storyline, not too complex, just enjoyable, and i like it ok, THERE U HAVE IT! :) 
reportRecommended by Shura-shurato
-Both have something from the bible
-In both of them the main characters are less 'human' and more machine or a cyborg
-Both of them have the 'bad' people who want to start over the humanity
-Both of them are movies
-Both of them have the kid who is in a high rank (commander, colonel)
-In both of them, characters use either guns and unnormal weapons and equipment
-Both of them have an orgizination which have 'agents' who are sorted by numbers 
reportRecommended by dadnaya
More super soldier action drama that goes without the inclusion of all-too-convenient magic. Similarly impressive kinetic animation. Canaan has greater detail given its time and tech, but maybe not as much fluidity. One disappointment is that no one is a true brute in Canaan. No trucks being crushed under the force of a diving punch. 
reportRecommended by Nepstoca
"Spriggan" almost seems like it was an attempt to take the meager charms of "Crystal Triangle" and turn it into a more coherent and competently executed action movie.

While "Crystal Triangle" turns a smarmy Indiana Jones wannabe into an incongruous Super-Saiyajin Ass-kicker...and fails.
"Spriggan" turns a fast-paced super-spy thriller into Cosmic Sci-Fi....and succeeds.  
reportRecommended by LordCustos3
same generes 
reportRecommended by lapampam

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