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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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5 September 1998 (Japan) See more »
They were looking for a sign. What they found was a warning.
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  (in credits order)

J.D. Hawkins ... ARCAM Guard 2
Chris Patton ... Yu Ominae (voice) (as Christopher Patton)
Kevin Corn ... Colonel MacDougall (voice)
Ted Pfister ... Dr. Meisel (voice)

Andy McAvin ... Jean-Jacques Mondo (voice)
Kelly Manison ... Margaret (voice)
Mike Kleinhenz ... Fattman (voice)

Spike Spencer ... Little Boy (voice)
John Paul Shepard ... Yamamoto (voice) (as John Paul Shephard)
John Swasey ... Mr. Smith (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryuji Aigase ... Colonel MacDougal
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)
Kevin Charles ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Jason Douglas ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jennifer K. Earhart ... Additional Voices (voice)
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)
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)
Jay Hickman ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Junie Hoang ... Additional Voices
Don'l Johnson ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
John Kaiser ... Pentagon Black Ops, Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Andrew Klimko ... Additional Voices (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Jean-Jacques Mondo
Mark Laskowski ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Jason Lee ... Additional Voices
James Marshall ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Vic Mignogna ... Arcam Security 1, Additional Voices (English version) (voice)
Shotaro Morikubo ... Yuu Ominae
Rob Mungle ... Pentagon Black Ops, Customs Inspector (voice: English version)

Frank Page ... Pentagon Black Ops, Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Phil Ross ... ARCAM Explorer, Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Ken Shiroyama ... Dr. Meisel
Paul Sidello ... Turkish ARCAM Agent (voice: English version)
Randy Sparks ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Greg Stanley ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kurt Stoll ... Additional Voices (voice)
Katsumi Suzuki ... Little Boy
Sakiko Tamagawa ... Margaret
Adam Taylor ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kira Vincent-Davis ... Additional Voices (voice)
Brett Weaver ... Additional Voices (voice)
Amanda Winn Lee ... Additional Voices (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
Lash Bourque .... recording engineer
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for violence
France:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA | 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

Did You Know?

When ADV Films submitted the film to the MPAA, they were worried it would come back with a PG-13 rating. So if that did happen, they had a few extra changes of dialog with extra some stronger profanity in the script need be it.See more »
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 »
Yu Ominae:No! Don't do it Tanaka!See more »
Movie Connections:
Jing LingSee more »


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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Liked it fine., 19 February 2001
Author: twizzle777 from The island of Usa

Directed in a style similar to western action/adventure films (esp Indiana Jones) the art leaps off the screen. The backgrounds are particularly well done, and the animation is smooth. Though I did notice some scenes that were almost experimental in there use of techniques. Particularly shading in some scenes and the methods they use to do motion blur. It looks great, but it's often only employed once and so is somewhat inconsistent. The story which has been summed elsewhere is very easy to follow and stays within action movie lines quite nicely, though for this reason it's easy to find it lacking any kind of stimulation. Otomo's hand can be seen in the way certain scene play out, and the style of animation, though not the individually drawn cel. The music is good, but traditional action fare. The voice acting is on, except for that child col. when he laughs, it sounds so forced, even the non-Japanese speaking will pick up on it. So if you like action oriented animation, or are drooling for another Indiana Jones movie (plus anime staples like cyborgs, psychic powers, and armored muscle suits) Spriggan is one the best films to come out that fits that bill perfectly. Look for a Region 1 dvd and VHS later this year (2001). They're even speaking of a theatrical release. In the meantime, unless you speak Japanese look for a fan sub.

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