What is Spriggan? Everything You Need to Know About the Netflix Anime

What is Spriggan? Everything You Need to Know About the Netflix Anime ...

Among Netflix''s anticipated anime releases is the reintroduction of a series Netflix calls "The Landmark of Action Manga." The title of the game is Spriggan, which is based on the manga of the same name by Hiroshi Takashige, along with artwork by Ryoji Minagawa.

Spriggan began production in 1989 and continued until 1996, when the manga was later remastered in the United States as Striker. According to MyAnimeList, the American version was heavily censored to "mask anti-American sentiments."

The History of Spriggan

Fans of old-school anime cinema might recall Studio 4C''s 1998 adaptation, which had plenty of slick action and plenty of stunning guns. This type of anime is restored more for its stunning visuals than for its storyline. The critical and audience perception among broad film aggregates, including MyAnimeList, is fairly mixed on the film.

Despite the appearance of the film as a cult film with a broad audience, the new series has the potential to reignite interest. This comes around the same time that Seven Seas Entertainment is licensing the original manga to be released in the west.

If there was a chance for Spriggan to come back strong and stake its claim as a "Landmark" as Netflix''s marketing so boldly claims, this would be the time. So what is Spriggan, and exactly why should this Netflix ONA be on your radar?

The Story of Spriggan

Despite old grotesque bodies, Spriggans are faeries with childlike visages. This is probably not the most marketable protagonist, which is why the manga forgoes that in lieu of Yu Ominae, a trained fighter, and agent for the ARCAM corporation.

Yu, a "Spriggan," is attempting to protect powerful technologies from an ancient civilization and to dispel the power from falling into the wrong hands. Known as a "Spriggan," they are attempting to stop other nations and factions from using technology as weaponry on a global scale.

From The Studio That Brought You JoJo

David Production, the studio based on JoJo''s Bizarre Adventure and Fire Force, has taken on Spriggan''s revival, utilizing a mix of hand-drawn and CGI scenes. Early teasers gave the impression that the show would be mostly CG, except for some subtle close-ups, similar to the one shown on MAPPA''s Dorohedoro.

As more trailers and teasers have been released, the animation style appears to plummet towards 2D during downtime, character acting sequences, and even a slew of action scenes. Where CGI is most commonly used during action involving characters with superhuman powers.

The Creative Leads

The director of Hiroshi Kobayashi''s resume has two stand-outs: Netflix''s Dragon Pilot and Kiznaiver. Both shows were praised for their ability to adapt their respective dramas. The newest trailer for Spriggan shows much more character-acting out of combat, and it all looks fantastic and full of life.

Shuhei Handa, the character designer and animator of Kill la Kill, is the character designer and animation director. From their successful work on One Punch Man, Sword Art Online, and their extensive history make them a solid choice for the film.

The final star from the staff list is screenwriter Hiroshi Seko. It''s not always popular about screenwriting, but it''s what comes out the most frequently in criticism. People often complain about the consequences that were removed or unnecessarily added.

Seko has written adaptations for some of the most popular anime adaptations in the past two decades, from Attack on Titan to Jujutsu Kaisen. It''s evident that David Production is serious about making sure that this adaptation is performed as faithfully and lovingly as possible.

Spriggan is available for Netflix streaming.

Spriggan on MyAnimeList / Srpiggan (ONA) on MyAnimeList / Seven Seas Entertainment Source(s)