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Spriggan

Spriggan

Alternative Titles

English: Spriggan
Japanese: スプリガン

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 6.841 (scored by 6894 users)
Ranked: #37172
Popularity: #2212
Members: 11,228
Favorites: 26
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Synopsis

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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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

Otomo, Katsuhiro
Otomo, Katsuhiro
Producer
Kawasaki, Hirotsugu
Kawasaki, Hirotsugu
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Watanabe, Akio
Watanabe, Akio
Key Animation


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Beatnik
Jul 25, 2008 11:46 AM
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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Stormy_77
Mar 27, 2008 5:11 PM
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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Luquillo
Jun 21, 2:39 PM
An organization codenamed ARCAM has a mission to retrieve ancient artifacts and keep them secret. One of their teams discover the Ark of Noah spoken of in the Old Testament. Another organization wants it, and they're leaving a path of destruction in their pursuit of it. The Ark has the power to completely change the world. One of ARCAM's top agents in an elite group called Spriggan named Yu Ominae is pulled into the confrontation. Yu journey's to the heart of the conflict. -summary

Spriggan is another anime title that condenses its story to fit into 90 mins., when in truth, it would have been read more
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ThatAnimeSnob
Sep 27, 2010 2:06 AM
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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