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Spriggan -- An elite superhuman agent must stop a foreign military unit from seizing control of an ancient artifact that holds the key to ultimate power.

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Release Date:
5 September 1998 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
They were looking for a sign. What they found was a warning.
Plot:
An elite superhuman agent must stop a foreign military unit from seizing control of an ancient artifact that holds the key to ultimate power. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Shôtarô Morikubo ... Yu Ominae (voice)
Ryuji Aigase ... Colonel MacDougal (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Jean-Jacques Mondo (voice)
Katsumi Suzuki ... Little Boy (voice)
Ken Shiroyama ... Dr. Meisel (voice)
Sakiko Tamagawa ... Margaret (voice)
Kenji Takano ... Fat Man (voice)
Fumihiko Goto ... Turkish Agent B (voice)
Dai Matsumoto ... Manager (voice)
Hiroyuki Oshida ... Guard B (voice)
Ikumi Kimura ... Stewardess (voice)
Katsuhisa Hôki ... Turkish Agent A (voice)
Kenichi Sakaguchi ... N.C.O (voice)
Kinryû Arimoto ... Yamamoto (voice)
Masaaki Yajima ... Narrator (voice)
Masaki Aizawa ... Excavation Research Agent (voice)
Masashi Muta ... COSMOS Yu (voice)
Masayuki Nakata ... Guard A (voice)
Naoki Makishima ... Tanaka (voice)
Takashi Yoshida ... Announcer (voice)
Takayasu Usui ... Classmate B (voice)
Yoshito Ishinami ... General (voice)
Yuu Yamazaki ... Classmate A (voice)
Yuuichi Nagashima ... Aide-de-camp (voice)
Aya Sugawara ... Additonail Voices (voice)
Chiho Okawa ... Additonail Voices (voice)
Hizuru Kurita ... Additonail Voices (voice)
Shizuka Aoki ... Additonail Voices (voice)
Umi Tenjin ... Additonail Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Markham Anderson ... ARCAM Explorer / Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as C. Markham Anderson)
Ross Bautsch ... COSMOS Yu (voice: English version)
Bob Biggerstaff ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Victor Carsrud ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kevin Charles ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kevin Corn ... Colonel MacDougall (voice: English version)

Jason Douglas ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Jennifer K. Earhart ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Ralph Ehntholt ... Pentagon Black Ops / ARCAM Explorer (voice: English version)
Bob Elliot ... Pentagon Black Ops / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Foley Gang ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Tiffany Grant ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Matt Greenfield ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Todd Greenfield ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

John Gremillion ... Intelligence Officer / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Hilary Haag ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

J.D. Hawkins ... ARCAM Guard 2 (voice: English version)
Jay Hickman ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Junie Hoang ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Don'l Johnson ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
John Kaiser ... Pentagon Black Ops / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Mike Kleinhenz ... Fattman (voice: English version)
Andrew Klimko ... Tanaka (voice: English version)
Mark Laskowski ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Jason Lee ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kelly Manison ... Margaret (voice: English version)
James Marshall ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Andy McAvin ... Jean-Jacques Mondo (voice: English version)

Vic Mignogna ... Arcam Security 1 / Additional Voices (English version) (voice: English version)
Rob Mungle ... Pentagon Black Ops / Customs Inspector (voice: English version)

Frank Page ... Pentagon Black Ops / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Chris Patton ... Yu Ominae (voice: English version) (as Christopher Patton)
Ted Pfister ... Dr. Meisel (voice: English version)
Phil Ross ... ARCAM Explorer / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
John Paul Shepard ... Yamamoto (voice: English version) (as John Paul Shephard)
Paul Sidello ... Turkish ARCAM Agent (voice: English version)
Randy Sparks ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Spike Spencer ... Little Boy (voice: English version)
Greg Stanley ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kurt Stoll ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
John Swasey ... Mr. Smith (voice: English version)
Adam Taylor ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kira Vincent-Davis ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Brett Weaver ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Amanda Winn Lee ... Stewardess (voice: English version) (as Amanda Winn)

Directed by
Hirotsugu Kawasaki 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Yasutaka Itô 
Hirotsugu Kawasaki 

Original Music by
Kuniaki Haishima 
 
Film Editing by
David Grundy 
 
Sound Department
Keith Arem .... sound mixer
Keith Arem .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Bourque .... recording engineer (as Lash Bourque)
Mike Draghi .... supervising sound editor
 
Animation Department
Hisashi Eguchi .... animator
Masahito Yamashita .... animator
 
Other crew
Katsuhiro Ôtomo .... general supervisor (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
France:90 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (film #144692) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-15 (video rating) (2005) | Germany:16 | Italy:VM14 | Norway:15 | Singapore:NC-16 | Spain:13 | UK:15 | USA:R

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Trivia:
Originally, the title for this movie was going to be "Striker," which was the altered American manga name created by Viz Manga. This name originated in the mid 1990's for no more reason than the American translators thinking that "the name Spriggan didn't sound cool." A couple of years later, Viz Manga re-released what they had already translated before (three heavily edited volumes out of a total of eleven original volumes from Japan) in an anthology under its proper name, "Spriggan." Yet in 1998, Studio 4c announced that that they were going to make a Spriggan anime and had told Viz Manga that they liked the name "Striker" so much that they were going to use it as the title for the international release of the film. Viz Manga then hastily re-lettered their "Spriggan" release back into "Striker," hoping to benefit from cross promotion, but Studio 4c then changed their minds without telling Viz Manga and used the original "Spriggan" name as the movie's title.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the fight with Colonel MacDougal Ominae's arm was broken in multiple places and left hanging limp. However, when he was falling with Jean after escaping the Ark he used the broken arm to shoot his grappling hook and hung from it, then after landing was using his 'broken' arm as if it weren't injured at all.See more »
Quotes:
Waitress:Coffee?
Yu Ominae:Thank you.
Waitress:I heard that Dr. Miesel is examining the Noah's Ark site, and Mrs. Margret is there too.
Yu Ominae:So it's been busy huh?
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Movie Connections:
Version of Spriggan: Lunar Verse (1999) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Jing LingSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Hollywood style action in an animated film, 26 July 1999
Author: anonymous from San Francisco, CA

The movie starts out with a fairly typical premise: Japanese High School student, Yu, is actually a super-soldier (A "Spriggan") and part of a secret army that recovers and protects ancient artifacts. From there, however, the movie is anything but typical. Lots of wild, incredibly animated action and over-the-top fighting with an actual plot behind it.

In short, the secret army's just found Noah's Ark on Mt. Ararat, Turkey, and they dispatch their best agent, our Yu, to check out what's up. The enemy, the naughty United States military forces, sends their best agents in the U.S. Cybercorps to stop the project and recover the ark. Interestingly enough, these agents are codenamed 'Fatman' and 'Littleboy' - the same names of the two A-bombs that dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The movie veers madly between plot scenes and wild, edge-of-your-seat action sequences until it gets to it's stunning, and CGI-assisted finale. Highly recommended, even with it's vague anti-US slant.

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