This review is spoiler-free.
An ancient alien civilization’s relics on Earth hold dangerous powers. The ARCAM corporation’s Spriggan agents must keep them out of the wrong hands.
From David Production, the studio that brought you JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Fire Force, comes Spriggan, the latest anime original from Netflix. Based on the Manga of the same name, this is the first time the series has reached the small screen, although there was a feature film released in the mid-90s. Series director Hiroshi Kobayashi (Kill La Kill, Dragon Pilot) and writer Hiroshi Seko (Attack on Titan, Seraph of the End) make up the dream team behind the series and this reflects in the overall quality of the show.
Packed full of interesting and unique characters, Spriggan also benefits from great locations – which really put the characters into some epic situations! All these elements blend beautifully together which I think will really appeal to both seasoned anime fans and newcomers alike! While the story elements and characters are fantastic, the show is really taken to the next level when it comes to the action! This is not a show for the fainthearted and the action does not hold back in terms of the gore elements – although these moments are not overused and do serve a purpose in regards to the show’s aesthetic. If you like great action and adventure with a slightly supernatural twist, then Spriggan is the show for you!
With so much of the Manga yet to explore, and with how the sixth episode ended, there is most definitely room for further seasons of Spriggan! I truly hope this is an anime series that Netflix continues to get behind as I believe it thoroughly deserves a second season and beyond – but I try not to get too attached when it comes to Netflix renewing their anime properties!
Spriggan is an action-packed, globe-trotting thrill ride packed full of great animation and outlandish characters.