With the premiere of Netflix spriggans The streaming company moved closer and released a new key visual highlighting the anime’s deadly characters.

As reported by Comic Natalie, the artwork was done by Shuhei Handa (DARLING in the FRANXX), who serves as the show’s chief animation director and character designer. The image shows just how battle-ready the new remake’s Spriggan agents are, and teases some of the actions they’ll get into. David Production, the studio behind it JoJo’s bizarre adventure and Fire departmentproduces Netflix spriggans. In addition to Handa, the anime’s creative team includes director Hiroshi Kobayashi (Tiger & Rabbit) and writer Hiroshi Seko (Attack on Titan: The Final Season).

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Several voice actor members have already been revealed, including Chiaki Kobayashi (This time I was reincarnated as a slime) as Yū, Akio Ohtsuka (Ghost in the Shell: Stand alone complex) as Steve H. Foster, Ayumu Murase (She professed to be the sage’s disciple) as Colonel McDougal and Ken Narita (Yashahime: Princess Half Demon) as Koichi Moroha.

The original spriggans Manga series by Hiroshi Takashige and Ryōji Minagawa was published in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shōnen Sunday and Shōnen Sunday zokan from February 1989 to February 1996 and produced 11 volumes worth of content. Set near the end of the Cold War, the series begins when mysterious objects known as “out-of-place artifacts” or OOPArt are discovered around the world. To keep these artifacts from falling into evil hands, the ARCAM Cooperation creates a detachment of elite agents known as Spriggans to protect the relics. The protagonist Yū Ominae, one of the Spriggan agents, is deployed on a machine to stop the rogue organization US Machine Corps from acquiring Noah’s Ark and taking over the world.

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In North America, the manga by Takashige and Minagawa was licensed by Viz Media under the name striker, but ultimately only three volumes were released. Seven Seas Entertainment recently acquired the printing rights spriggans.

​​​​​​​The Netflix show is not the first time spriggans has been adapted for the screen. 1998, Studio 4°C (children of the sea) adapted the story of Takashige and Minagawas into a film starring Hirotsugu Kawasaki (Lupine III: Part III) and the Stars Showtaro Morikubo (Naruto) as Yu. In 1999, developer From Liquid Mirror Software and publisher FromSoftware created a video game version of the manga, titled Spriggan: Moon Verse.

spriggans is scheduled to debut on Netflix on June 18.

Source: Comic Natalie, via Crunchyroll

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