Netflix revealed a new teaser trailer and new images for the anime Spriggan, coming in 2022. Spriggan (written by Hiroshi Takashige and illustrated by Ryoji Minagawa) was published in Weekly Shonen Sunday by Shogakukan from 1989 to 1996. This legendary manga that took the ’90s by storm has sold over ten million copies in total, and an anime film was released in 1998.
30 years after the manga began its run, this story is set to be transformed into a Netflix Original Anime Series by david production. But that’s not all, this series is packed with amazing talent. This series is directed by Hiroshi Kobayashi, the director of Dragon Pilot and Kiznaiver. The screenplay and series composition was headed by Hiroshi Seko, who worked on Jujutsu Kaisen and Banana Fish. Character designer and supervising animation director Shuhei Handa also worked on Little Witch Academia. Additional staff members were also announced. JNTHED will lead production design, Norihito Ishii will serve as CG director, Osamu Mikasa will head color design, Yuji Kaneko will serve as art director, and Yosuke Motoki will serve as director of photography.
This story depicts the adventures of Yu Ominae, a young man who serves as a Spriggan, a special agent of the ARCAM Corporation, an organization established to seal away the relics of an ancient civilization.
The cast for Spriggan includes Yu Ominae voiced by Chiaki Kobayashi, Jean Jacquemonde voiced by Youhei Azakami, Director Yamamoto voiced by Kenji Hamada, and Yoshino Somei voiced by Mariya Ise.
The synopsis according to Netflix is as follows:
“A great civilization once existed on this Earth. Possessing knowledge and scientific prowess far exceeding that of modern man, the relics of this ancient civilization remain hidden across this world even now. As high-speed communications networks cover the globe and the peering eyes of satellites are able to expose all secrets, the armies of great nations clash as they seek to uncover and research these artifacts, which possess an unfathomable “power.”
A member of this ancient civilization carved a message into a plate: “Protect our legacy from evildoers.” Taking this message to heart, one organization aims to seal away this ancient civilization for good. The elite secret agents of this organization are known as… Spriggans.”
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