Ever since 1988, when Akira first took Japan and the world by storm, people have been searching for its successor. Whether Spriggan is that film depends on what aspects of Akira you valued most. If Akira's combination of science-fiction fantasy and action-adventure are what you believe made that film great, then Spriggan will please you. If, on the other hand, you are more drawn to deep philosophical questions like those presented by Akira, the Matrix trilogy or Neon Genesis Evangelion, then you may find Spriggan not so entertaining.
Based on a manga by Hiroshi Takashige and Ryoji Minagawa, Spriggan is filled with non-stop action, fantastic battle sequences and thrilling moments. The movie has a similar look and feel to Akira, which may be due to Akira's creator's, Katsuhiro Otomo, involvement as general supervisor. The artwork by Studio 4C (The Matrix Animations, Memories) is detailed and easy on the eyes. Music, pacing and the plot are all fast, rich and engaging.
Spriggan is 90 minutes of electrifying animation guaranteed to leave any anime fan happy.
Volume 1: "The Movie" Plot Summary:
Deep within a mountain, a team of explorers have stumbled across an amazing find. What they have found could change not only history but the course of humankind. And there are people determined to possess this amazing discovery for themselves.
Enter ARCAM, a secret organization dedicated to protecting humanity and defeating those would harm it. They are now in a desperate struggle with an evil force with super-human cyborgs at the ready. Luckily, ARCAM has their own super hero, a young man known as Spriggan. His skills are unmatched and his abilities seem unbounded but has he finally met his match? The race to secure the artifact will determine that.
Languages: English & Japanese with subtitles
Video: 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen Ratio
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital
American Release Status: Unavailable
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Creator: Hiroshi Takashige & Ryoji Minagawa
Director: Hirotsugu Kawasaki
Character Designer: Hisashi Eguchi
Music: Kuniaki Haishima
Animation Director: Hisashi Eguchi
Animation Studio: Studio 4C
American Producers: ADV Films
Volume 1 Information
Title: The Movie
Running Time: 90
Number of Episodes On This Volume: 1
1: The Movie
Sorry, a synopsis of this volume is currently unavailable.