If you're not a manga reader, you might not understand how big of a deal this is. Back in the 90s, Spriggan was a major player in the manga world. In it's seven year run, it sold over ten million copies. Now the story returns to the screen for the first time since 1998.
Netflix will adapt Spriggan as an original anime series, to be released in 2022. Take a look at the most recent teaser trailer:
So what's the story about exactly? Here's a more complete synopsis: "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."
Hiroshi Kobayashi will direct the upcoming series. Hiroshi Seko handled the screenplay, along with heading up the series composition. Character designer and supervising animation director Shuhei Handa, 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. The characters/cast consists of Yu Ominae (Chiaki Kobayashi), Jean Jacquemonde (Youhei Azakami), Director Yamamoto (Kenji Hamada) and Yoshino Somei (Mariya Ise).
There will likely be many more updates as the release date gets closer. Spriggan will arrive in 2022 from Netflix and david production. You can already save your spot for the big premiere at www.netflix.com/spriggan.
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