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Three Kill la Kill Staff Members Join Netflix’s Spriggan Anime


The science fiction manga Spriggan, which debuted in 1989, is getting a Netflix anime. The series is scheduled to debut next year and some information on the crew has been shared.

Hiroshi Kobayashi, who was an episode director for Kill la Kill and assistant director for Rage of Bahamut Genesis, will helm Spriggan as director. Hiroshi Seko, a writer for Attack on Titan and Kill la Kill, is all set up to write the screenplay and do the series composition. Shūhei Handa of Little Witch Academia (and of course Kill la Kill) is in charge of character designs.

The Spriggan manga was partially published by VIZ under the name Striker. An anime movie was previously adapted from the source material and licensed by ADV.

Netflix put up this description of the series: “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.”

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We’ll have to see how it does compared to other Netflix-produced anime.

Source: Anime News Network


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.