Netflix released its first poster for its original anime series Spriggan.
Based on the manga series of the same name by writer Hiroshi Takashige and artist Ryōji Minagawa, Spriggan takes place toward the end of the Cold War. After mysterious out-of-place artifacts (OOPArt) are discovered across the globe, a secret war breaks out to gain control over them. Caught in the middle is ARCAM Corporation, which deploys its elite group of soldiers — Spriggans (Strikers) — to stop the various factions from using them as weapons.
The poster showcases Spriggan agent Yu Ominae and was shared on Netflix's anime Twitter account.
Spriggan agent Yu Ominae, reporting for duty. Here's your first look at the new anime series adaptation of Hiroshi Takashige and Ryoji Minagawa’s classic action manga Spriggan. @DPInc_official pic.twitter.com/oPtw4cZiC1— ⚰️😈 The NXorcist 👻🔪 (@NXOnNetflix) October 6, 2020
The manga ran from Feb. 22, 1989, to Feb. 5, 1996. It was originally published in Weekly Shōnen Sunday from February 1989 to December of that same year. In 1992, it moved to Shōnen Sunday Zōkan, where it was published until 1996. The manga was composed into 11 Japanese volumes between 1991 and 1996 and was reprinted in 2001 and 2006. The English edition was far less successful, only publishing three out of the eleven volumes as Striker before it was canceled.
Directed by Hiroshi Kobayashi, Spriggan will premiere on Netflix in 2021.