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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 6754 users)
Ranked: #38632
Popularity: #2131
Members: 10,923
Favorites: 23
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

action sci-fi

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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Spriggan

Characters & Voice Actors

Dr. Meisel
Dr. Meisel
Main
Shiroyama, Ken
Japanese
Shiroyama, Ken
Pfister, Ted
English
Pfister, Ted
Margaret
Margaret
Main
Tamagawa, Sakiko
Japanese
Tamagawa, Sakiko
Manison, Kelly
English
Manison, Kelly
MacDougall, Colonel
MacDougall, Colonel
Main
D'Amico, Domitilla
Italian
D'Amico, Domitilla
Corn, Kevin
English
Corn, Kevin
...
Ominae, Yu
Ominae, Yu
Main
Morikubo, Showtaro
Japanese
Morikubo, Showtaro
Patton, Chris
English
Patton, Chris
...

Staff

Otomo, Katsuhiro
Producer
Kawasaki, Hirotsugu
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Takeuchi, Nobuyuki
Key Animation



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Jul 25, 2008
Beatnik
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
Stormy_77
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
ThatAnimeSnob
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
Roland1979
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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Recommendations

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 - Add to favorites
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! :)
-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
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.
"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.

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Ending Theme

"Jing Ling" by Saju

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