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Spriggan


Alternative Titles

English: Spriggan
Japanese: スプリガン

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 5, 1998
Producers: TBS
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.821 (scored by 7,500 users)
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Ranked: #40122
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Popularity: #2525
Members: 12,633
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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
Margaret
Margaret
Main
Tamagawa, Sakiko
Japanese
Tamagawa, Sakiko
Dr. Meisel
Dr. Meisel
Main
Shiroyama, Ken
Japanese
Shiroyama, Ken

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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"Jing Ling" by Saju



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Beatnik
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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Stormy_77
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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Paraturtle
May 9, 2016
Story:
I'm a sucker for evolutionary narratives with symbolism but I was suckered into Spriggan because of this. Right off the bat we're introduced to poor pacing that shows no sign of correcting itself. The entire story jumps around at the most awkward times and it doesn't help that a lot of things are ignored after the fact. It's not that there are subplots, as the main plot is already pretentious enough to cloud out anything else, but the events surrounding the main plotline are, more or less, canon fodder to increase the run time.

Combat sequences are fun and exciting early on but the movie transforms read more
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Luquillo
Jun 21, 2015
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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