Spriggan (2001)




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Animator of the groundbreaking animé classic Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo was the executive producer for this two-fisted Raiders of the Lost Ark-like animated action-adventure flick, based on a manga by Hiroshi Takashige and Ryoji Minagawa. The film opens with members of the secret organization Arkam rooting around on Mt. Ararat -- the supposed landing spot of Noah's Arc. They not only find the Arc, they also discover death in the guise of a powerful magnetic beam that blasts them to nothing and takes … More

Rating: R (for violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Animation, Anime & Manga, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 23, 2002
ADV Films

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as Col. MacDougall

as Yu Ominae

as Dr. Meisel

as Margaret

as Little Boy

as Mr. Smith

as Jean-Jacques Mondo
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Critic Reviews for Spriggan

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

Characterisation is regulation thin, plotting largely nonsensical, 'camerawork' and effects increasingly pyrotechnical until an amazing final light show inside the Ark.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Much of Spriggan feels like an apocalyptic Arnold Schwarzenegger cartoon, with lots of automatic gunfire, rivers of blood and dialogue that could have been written by a theologically inclined 11-year-old with a thing for explosions.

Full Review… | October 11, 2001
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

This animated 1998 actioner about a Japanese superspy out to defend the world's most guarded archaeological secrets from evil Americans has to be seen to be believed.

Full Review… | March 11, 2003
Austin Chronicle

The Spriggan are specially trained troops placed all over the world for the purpose of guarding historical artifacts - kinda sci-fi Indiana Joneses if you will.

Full Review… | December 8, 2002
Film Threat

Newcomers to anime would be better off checking out the likes of Ghost in the Shell, but fans of the genre won't be disappointed.

Full Review… | September 12, 2002
Sci-Fi Movie Page

What this one has above many of its stablemates is a storyline that favours fanciful 'reality' over unbridled science-fiction extravaganza.

Full Review… | August 17, 2002
Urban Cinefile

Audience Reviews for Spriggan


Not bad.. wanted a little more though, good enough for an old Animation Film.. There are better ones these days ha ha ha ^_^

EightThirty .

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Spriggan rocks! Spectacular action-adventure animation that compelling mix of Raiders of the Lost Ark and James Bond adventures.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


One of the cooler anime films I've seen.

Michael Gildea

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