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MarshalBanana



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:22 am Reply with quote
David Production is a happy sight, can not say the same for Netflix. Not saying they will ruin it or anything, but it still gives me misgivings.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:37 am Reply with quote
Oh man, I remember highly enjoying the movie years back. I’m excited to see how this will go!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:38 am Reply with quote
I wonder how they're going to handle the anti-American slant from the manga, considering they're going to be sponsored by an American company.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:51 am Reply with quote
MarshalBanana wrote:
David Production is a happy sight, can not say the same for Netflix. Not saying they will ruin it or anything, but it still gives me misgivings.

My question is: is this production independent of Netflix like Devilman Crybaby where Aniplex and Dynamic Planning were already making the show and Netflix just licensed it? Or is Netflix actually involved as a producer? I’m excited that this manga is getting a second adaptation but as always I’m going to remain cautious until they announce the director and staff involved.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:02 am Reply with quote
Say it with me everyone -

“Netflix, you’re greenlit!”
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:10 am Reply with quote
I watched Spriggan last year and didn't really for care for it. Did the MC need to be a high schooler? He would've been fine as a adult.
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donhumberto



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:13 am Reply with quote
Excellent news. I loved the film back in the day so it should be really cool to have a full series based on the manga. Can't wait for more info on the project
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:22 pm Reply with quote
Never thought I'd see this old film come back, and with a whole series no less. Spriggan was one the first anime films I saw and while it may not be perfect, it is pretty good. It seemed like a pilot for series that didn't happen though, I guess now it did.
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FlyGuySempai



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:52 pm Reply with quote
Patiently waiting for Battle Angel Alita to get animated...
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LightningCount



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:19 pm Reply with quote
For me, this is one of the biggest anime announcements in the last decade, at least. I've wanted a full adaptation pretty much ever since the movie version came out. A series of Spriggan is one of my top pie-in-the-sky anime wishes, and it is actually happening. Hard to believe. The movie was sort of a remixed "greatest hits" from a couple of the manga volumes. This is a really fun action-adventure series. I just hope the animation is given the care it deserves.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:53 pm Reply with quote
What a weird fit. The source manga is just so meh and never went anywhere. The film was helped (or not) by a greatly expended story and amazing animation. I don´t expect high production levels here though. Why didn´t the team pick the author´s much improved Until Death Do Us Part? Especially due to the higher US appeal (it´s an actual Seinen, has an adult lead, etc). There is no name recognition for Spriggan, so that can´t be a reason for the revival. I may still check the anime out, we´ll see.
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BlueAlf



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:40 pm Reply with quote
I liked a lot of things in the manga--the powered suits, the superpowers, the military--so this is great news for me. IIRC the manga found its stride in the later volumes, so I understand why some think the manga sucks.

I have a soft spot for the movie too. Overall wasn't the best, but some of the action scenes were really really good.
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Kicksville



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:18 pm Reply with quote
Netflix with yet another Could've Been Big in America But Wasn't Really legacy revival. Coincidence?
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Yu Ominae



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:32 pm Reply with quote
luisedgarf wrote:
I wonder how they're going to handle the anti-American slant from the manga, considering they're going to be sponsored by an American company.


Considering that theme makes sense if you've read it during the Cold War.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:22 am Reply with quote
YES YES YES YES YES YES
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