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'Spriggan' releases third PV for Netflix worldwide premiere in June 2022

The third PV introduces new character Iwao Akatsuki (CV: Yoshimasa Hosoya).

By: Nicole S. Castro on March 23, 2022 at 14:49 PHT

Netflix's anime adaptation for Hiroshi Takashige and Ryōji Minagawa's sci-fi manga Spriggan is airing worldwide on June 18, 2022. It is animated by David Production.

The third trailer introduces Iwao Akatsuki (CV: Yoshimasa Hosoya), a skilled martial artist who first appeared in the Forest of No Return chapter.

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©︎Spriggan PROJECT

Spriggan takes place in the last years of the Cold War where mysterious and unknown artifacts called out-of-place artifacts (OOPArt) are discovered in various parts of the world, leading to a secret war between various forces against the ARCAM Corporation, an organization that placed itself as the guardians of the OOPArts in order to prevent them from being used as weapons.

The manga was serialized in Shogakukan's shōnen manga magazines Weekly Shōnen Sunday and Shōnen Sunday Zōkan from 1989 to 1996. In North America, the manga was first licensed by Viz Media, under the title Striker. The manga has been licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment, with its original title, in 2022.

Spriggan was first adapted into an anime film by Studio 4°C in 1998. A PlayStation game in 1999 called Spriggan: Lunar Verse was also based on the manga with some material created for the game.


  • Yu Ominae (CV: Chiaki Kobayashi)

  • Jean Jacquemonde (CV: Yōhei Azakami)

  • Yamamoto (CV: Kenji Hamada)

  • Yoshino Somei (CV: Mariya Ise)

  • Koichi Moroha (CV: Ken Narita)

  • Colonel McDougal (CV: Ayumu Murase)


  • Original work: Hiroshi Takashige and Ryōji Minagawa's "Spriggan" (serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday)

  • Director: Hiroshi Kobayashi

  • Deputy Director: Shohei Miyake

  • Series composition/Screenplay: Hiroshi Seko

  • Character design/Animation director: Shuhei Handa

  • Sub-character design/Animation director: Naoto Naito

  • Production design: JNTHED

  • Art director: Yuji Kaneko

  • Color design: Osamu Mikasa, Azusa Sasaki

  • CG director: Norihito Ishii

  • Cinematographers: Yosuke Motoki, Nobuyuki Murakami, Ryo Kujirai

  • Editor: Akinori Mishima

  • Sound director: Yukio Nagasaki

  • Mixer: Yoshio Obara

  • Sound production: Dax Productions

  • Sound effects: Hiromune Kurahashi, Yuika Shiraishi

  • Animation production: david production

  • Production: Spriggan Project

Source: Spriggan official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.