Netflix announced that the original anime series “Spriggan” (スプリガン) will be delayed to 2022. The series was originally scheduled for a 2021 worldwide release. A new teaser PV is also revealed to preview the voices of the protagonist Yū Ominae (CV: Chiaki Kobayashi).
The series is animated by david production. “Kiznaiver” director Hiroshi Kobayashi is directing the series, while “Attack on Titan: The Final Season” and “Jujutsu Kaisen” scriptwriter Hiroshi Seko is penning the script. Shuhei Handa works on character design.
The story centers on Yū Ominae, a high school student who is also a Spriggan, an agent charged by the ARCAM Corporation to protect the ancient relics of an advanced older civilization from falling into the hands of states and entities who wish to misuse them.
Many years ago, an ancient civilization known for its advanced technology once ruled Earth was destroyed in the end by their misuse. So, they left messages for later generations in the form of indestructible message plates written in ancient Hebrew, informing them that if they could not find a good use for their creations, they should be destroyed.
Various paramilitaries, national armies, and armed private forces began to secretly search for these “mysterious artifacts” in order to be used for their own good and against their enemies. The ARCAM Corporation and their military arm, the ARCAM Private Army, can stop these forces from destroying themselves with their elite secret agents known as Spriggans (or Strikers).
▍Staff and Production
Original Work: Hiroshi Takashige & Ryōji Minagawa [Shogakukan’s Weekly Shōnen Sunday]
Director: Hiroshi Kobayashi
Assistant Director: Shōhei Miyake
Series Composition/ Script: Hiroshi Seko
Character Design/ Chief Animation Director: Shuhei Handa
Production Design: JNTHED
CG Director: Hisashi Ishii
Color Design: Osamu Mikasa
Art Director: Yūji Kaneko
Director of Photography: Yousuke Motoki
Editing: Akinori Mishima
Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
Mixer: Yoshio Obara
Sound Effect: Hiromune Kurahashi
Animation: david production
■ Yu Ominae – CV: Chiaki Kobayashi
■ Jean Jacquemonde – CV: Yōhei Azakami
■ Yamamoto – CV: Kenji Hamada
■ Yoshino Somei – CV: Mariya Ise