The anime “Spriggan,” currently being distributed on Netflix, will begin its TV broadcast on July 7, 2023. A promotional video and key visual have been released along with this announcement. In addition, on June 17, the first screening event as a 5.1 channel production will be held, with the cast including Kobayashi Chiaki, who plays Ominae Yu, on stage.
“Spriggan” is an adventure action drama based on a manga series that appeared in “Weekly Shōnen Sunday” from 1989 to 1996, with an original story by Takashige Hiroshi and illustrations by Minagawa Ryoji. The story follows the adventures of a young boy, Ominae Yu, a special agent “Spriggan” at “Arkham,” an organization established to seal the legacy of a super-ancient civilization. The original comic has sold more than 10 million copies in total, with an animated film produced in 1998.
Thirty years after its serialization, the anime adaptation has been newly produced by david production under the direction of Kobayashi Hiroshi, director of “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury” and “Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan”.
The series was composed and written by Seko Koji of “Chainsaw Man” and “Jujutsu Kaisen,” with character design and chief animation director Handa Shuhei of “Little Witch Academia,” breathing life into the original story with action and ancient romantic images that make full use of 2D drawing and 3DCG.
The first terrestrial broadcast of this work will begin on July 7 at 25:05 on TOKYO MX and on July 8 at 26:30 on Me-television. To commemorate this, a PV and a key visual with the catchphrase “This is a challenge for mankind” were also released.
On June 17, an “Anime “Spriggan” 5.1ch First Screening Event Commemorating the TV Communication” will be held, where the main story can be enjoyed in a powerful 5.1ch audio format.
The event will be attended by Kobayashi Chiaki (Ominae Yu), Azakami Yohei (Jean Jacquemonde), Ise Mariya (Somei Yoshino), and Hosoya Yoshimasa (Akatsuki Iwao).
In conjunction with the event, a poll has been started on the official Twitter page for fans to vote for the episode to be played on screen.
In addition, an Instagram account and a YouTube channel have also been opened for the anime. The anime is gaining more and more momentum as it prepares for its TV broadcast.
(C) Takashige Hiroshi, Minagawa Ryoji, Shogakukan/Spriggan Project