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Japanese: スプリガン
English: Spriggan
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 5, 1998
Producers: TBS, Nichion, Toho Music
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.661 (scored by 1148611,486 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #54842
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3901
Members: 23,664
Favorites: 47

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Long before the era of prehistoric man, an advanced alien species inhabited Earth. Negligent of the power they held, these beings ultimately caused their own demise. However, the aliens left behind a warning to future civilizations on indestructible tablets: to destroy any remains of the ruinous technology created by their kind.

In modern times, the ARCAM Corporation and their paramilitary unit—the Spriggans—seek to seal the relics away and prevent renegade actors from exploiting their powers. Following ARCAM's recent discovery in the Ararat Mountains of what is believed to be the mythic Noah's Ark, Spriggan Yuu Ominae has been dispatched to investigate.

However, the site is ambushed by the US Machine Corps—a radical faction of the Department of Defense led by Colonel MacDougall. On the Pentagon's orders, MacDougall seeks to secure ARCAM's lead scientist and seize the artifact. Teamed up with fellow Spriggan Jean Jacquemondo, Yuu must stop MacDougall and the Machine Corps' elite soldiers from advancing on the Ark before it is too late.

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Jul 25, 2008
Beatnik (All reviews)
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
Mar 27, 2008
Stormy_77 (All reviews)
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
Sep 2, 2018
Hanakotaba (All reviews)
There is a certain balance when it comes to putting effort into animating fluid motion, free flowing movement within each frames and putting effort into writing a complex narrative that sucks you in until the end of the journey. Spriggan; a 1998 anime film adapted from a manga with the original English title "Strikers". The name Spriggan was derived from a Cornish mythological creature but no correlation into the film however. The work was ambitious in its animation production quality but sacrifice its time constraints of writing a story that would be decent at best if it were to be memorable. Spriggan, as a film, read more
Jun 21, 2015
Luquillo (All reviews)
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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