Spriggan’s Netflix Reboot Debuts the Full Cast in New Artwork – CBR – Comic Book Resources

A new promotional visual for Netflix’s upcoming Spriggan anime shows off the new remake’s cast of characters and teases plenty of action.
With the premiere Netflix's Spriggan fast approaching, the streaming company released a new key visual that highlights the anime's deadly characters.
As reported by Comic Natalie, the artwork was illustrated by Shuhei Handa (DARLING in the FRANXX), who serves as the show's chief animation director and character designer. The image showcases how battle ready the new remake's Spriggan operatives and teases some fo the action that they will get into. David Production, the studio behind JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Fire Force, is producing Netflix's Spriggan. Alongside Handa, the anime's creative team includes director Hiroshi Kobayashi (Tiger & Bunny) and writer Hiroshi Seko (Attack on Titan: The Final Season).
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Several members of the voice cast have already been revealed including Chiaki Kobayashi (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) as Yū, Akio Ohtsuka (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) as Steve H. Foster, Ayumu Murase (She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man) as Colonel McDougal and Ken Narita (Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon) as Kōichi Moroha.
The original Spriggan manga series by Hiroshi Takashige and Ryōji Minagawa was published in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday and Shōnen Sunday Zōkan from February 1989 to February 1996, producing 11 volumes worth of content. Set towards the end of the Cold War, the series begins when mysterious objects known as "out-of-place artifacts" or OOPArt are discovered around the world. In order to prevent these artifacts from falling into evil hands, the ARCAM Cooperation creates a division of elite operatives, known as Spriggans, to protect the relics. Protagonist Yū Ominae, one of the Spriggan agents, is deployed on a machine to stop the rogue organization U.S. Machine Corps from acquiring Noah's Ark and taking over the world.
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In North America, Takashige and Minagawa's manga was licensed by Viz Media under the name Striker, but only three volumes were ultimately released. Seven Seas Entertainment recently acquired the print rights to Spriggan.
​​​​​​​The Netflix show isn't the first time Spriggan has been adapted for the screen. Back in 1998, Studio 4°C (Children of the Sea) adapted Takashige and Minagawa's story into a movie, which was directed by Hirotsugu Kawasaki (Lupin III: Part III) and stars Showtaro Morikubo (Naruto) as Yū. In 1999, developer From Liquid Mirror Software and publisher FromSoftware a video game version of the manga, titled Spriggan: Lunar Verse.
Spriggan is set to make its debut on Netflix on June 18.
Source: Comic Natalie, via Crunchyroll
Hayley is a News Writer for CBR. In 2021, she earned her PhD in Communication & Rhetoric from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and currently works in the Department of Communication, Liberal Arts, and Social Sciences at New Mexico Tech. Her research examines the linguistic structure of storytelling and pop culture. She can often be found marathoning horror movies instead of sleeping, playing puzzle games, and reading a probably unhealthy amount of fanfiction.


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