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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
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: 6.681 (scored by 1418914,189 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #58962
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3726
Members: 35,752
Favorites: 70

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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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Otomo, Katsuhiro
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Kawasaki, Hirotsugu
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Tsuruoka, Youta
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Watanabe, Akio
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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 ...
May 9, 2016
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
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 ...

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