Spriggan: Netflix’s Anime Adaptation New Trailer Dropped

Spriggan: Netflix's Anime Adaptation

Spriggan, Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of Hiroshi Takashige and Ryoji Minagawa’s iconic manga of the same name, has received a new trailer. The streaming behemoth initially announced the series in 2019, stating that it will premiere in 2021. Following production delays caused by the coronavirus epidemic, Spriggan is now set to premiere next year. watch the new trailer below

Spriggan was a manga that lasted from 1989 to 1996 and was recently turned into a film in 1998, directed by Akira director Katsuhiro Otomo. Although most anime fans in the West are unfamiliar with the source material, if you follow the medium, there’s a decent chance you’ve seen the work of some of the people working on the new series. Hiroshi Kobayashi (Kill la Kill) is directing the film, with Hiroshi Seko (Attack on Titan, Mob Psycho 100) writing the screenplay.

Spriggan: Netflix's Anime Adaptation

Spriggan is from David Productions, the company that brought us the cult classic Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and more recent hit series like Fire Force and Cells at Work! The anime, which was originally scheduled to be released this year but was delayed due to the epidemic, was one of many casualties of the pandemic. Hiroshi Kobayashi (Kill la Kill) directed and Hiroshi Seko wrote the show (Attack on Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen). The manga’s most recent adaptation was a Studio 4°C animation feature directed by Ghost in the Shell’s Hirotsugu Kawasaki and overseen by Akira director Katsuhiro Otomo in 1998.

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