Spriggan (movie)

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©1998 Hiroshi Takashige• Ryoji Minagawa / Shogakukan • Bandai Visual • TBS • TOHO

Alternative title:
Спригган (Russian)
スプリガン (Japanese)
世界末日 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Themes: military
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Deep in the Ararat Mountains of Turkey, a secret organization known as ARCAM has found what is believed to be Noah's Ark. However, the U.S. Machine Corps., a rogue organization of the Pentagon, wants to take over the Ark as a means of global supremacy. Only a special ARCAM operative known as a Spriggan stands in their way. Japanese Spriggan Yu Ominae teams up with French Spriggan Jean-Jacques Mondo to combat members of the U.S. Machine Corps. led by Col. MacDougall - a genetically-enhanced boy with deadly psionic powers. However, they must act fast and stop MacDougall before he uses the Ark for his own agenda.
User Ratings: 944 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 20 votes (sub:10, dub:9, edit.dub:1)
 Excellent: 81 votes (sub:38, dub:37, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:3
1 German dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
 Very good: 176 votes (sub:84, dub:74, ?:5, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:10
3 Spanish dubbed
2 Russian dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Danish subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 German dubbed
 Good: 290 votes (sub:163, dub:113, raw:2, others:12
4 Spanish subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
2 German dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 French subtitled
 Decent: 172 votes (sub:92, dub:73, ?:2, raw:1, others:4
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Russian edited dub
 So-so: 76 votes (sub:47, dub:26, ?:1, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
 Not really good: 43 votes (sub:26, dub:14, others:3
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German dubbed
 Weak: 42 votes (sub:24, dub:16, ?:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
 Bad: 29 votes (sub:18, dub:9, others:2
1 French subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
 Awful: 12 votes (sub:7, dub:4, raw:1)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:3)
Seen in part or in whole by 1704 users, rank: #697 (of 8129)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.512 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.868, rank: #4638 (of 8210)
Weighted mean: 6.454 (Decent+), rank: #4797 (of 8210) (seen all: 6.47 / seen some: 4.10 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.467 (Decent+), rank: #4406 (of 6204)
Running time: 90 minutes
Vintage: 1998-09-05
Premiere date:
1998-09-05 (Japan, theaters)
2002-01-17 (Italy - Future Film Festival)
2008-03-18 (Finland, Nelonen)
Release dates: We have 1
Ending Theme:
"Jing Ling" by Saju
Trivia: We have 3
DVD Easter Eggs: We have 1
News: Show:
More on WFAC (Oct 15, 2002)
AX 2002: ADV Panel (Jul 10, 2002)
Coming ADV releases (Mar 6, 2002)
Official Spriggan Website (Sep 26, 2001)
New Spriggan Info (Sep 26, 2001)
Anime Weekend Atlanta 7 (Sep 25, 2001)
Spriggan Dates (Sep 19, 2001)
ACen 2001: ADV Films (May 11, 2001)
Releases from Viz (Nov 2, 2000)
Anime at AFI FEST 2000 (Oct 2, 2000)
Anime Expo 2000 Day 2/3 (Jul 8, 2000)
Fantasia 2000 is coming (Jun 23, 2000)
Further AX '99 Updates (Jul 20, 1999)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Spriggan (DVD) 2002-04-23
    Spriggan - w/ soundtrack [Special Edition] (DVD) 2005-02-15
DVD (Region 4)
    Anime Classics: Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust / Spriggan / Millennium Actress (DVD) 2008-06-10
    Spriggan Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (OST) 2003-10-28 (from $11.98)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hirotsugu Kawasaki
Storyboard: Hirotsugu Kawasaki
Character Design: Hisashi Eguchi
Art Director: Mutsuo Koseki
Mechanical design: Kimitoshi Yamane
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Cgi Director: Akiko Saito
Director of Photography: Hisao Shirai
Assistant Director: Koji Aritomi
Assistant recording Engineer: Jiro Miyazawa
Assistant Sound Editor: Minoru Koike
Associate Director: Norihiko Sudo
Chief Supervisor: Katsuhiro Otomo
Color design: Kumi Akiyama
Finish Animation:
Wei Ma (Beijing Xie Le Art Co.)
Xingfeng Li (Beijing Xie Le Art Co.)
Xueqin Jin (Beijing Xie Le Art Co.)
Gun Designs: Tensai Okamura
In-Between Animation:
Alexandra Weihrauch (Studio Ghibli)
Daisuke Takemoto (Anime R)
David Encinas (Studio Ghibli)
Fumiko Ueda (Anime R)
Hiroaki Ishiyama (Studio March)
Hiroko Kikunaga (Studio March)
Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Studio Ghibli)
Hiromi Nishikawa (Studio Takuranke)
Kazuyoshi Tanaka (Anime R)
Kōichi Takai (Anime R)
Kumiko Mori (Studio March)
Mariko Suzuki (Studio Ghibli)
Mayumi Takada (Anime R)
Noriko Takahashi (Anime R)
Rei Kondo (Studio Takuranke)
Rie Nakagome (Studio Ghibli)
Shinji Suetomi (GAINAX)
Sushio (GAINAX)
Takashi Hino (Anime R)
Tatsuya Ichikawa (Anime R)
Tomiko Kimura (Studio March)
Tomomi Ishikawa (Studio Takuranke)
Yasukazu Shoji (Tezuka Productions)
Mechanical animation Director: Masahito Yamashita
Mix Engineer: Toru Okitsu
Music producer: Shin Shibata
Noah's Ark Design: Katsuhiro Otomo
Orchestral Coordination: Yoshitaka Ono
Orchestral Score: Muneo Teruya
Production manager: Yasushi Takahashi
Programming: Tadashi Yatabe
Recording engineer:
Eiichi Tanaka
Toru Okitsu
Tsutomu Asakura (sound)
Screen Story Structure: Katsuhiro Otomo
Sound Design: Shōji Hata
Ryuji Aigase as Colonel MacDougal
Showtaro Morikubo as Yuu Ominae
Takehito Koyasu as Jean Jacques Mondo

Katsumi Suzuki as Little Boy
Ken Shiroyama as Dr. Meisel
Kenji Takano as Fat Man
Sakiko Tamagawa as Margaret

Fumihiko Goto as Turkish Agent B
Hiroshi Matsumoto as Manager
Hiroyuki Oshita as Guard B
Ikumi Kimura as Stewardess
Katsuhisa Houki as Turkish Agent A
Kinryuu Arimoto as Yamamoto
Masaaki Yajima as Narration
Masaki Aizawa as Excavation Research Agent
Masashi Muta as Yuu (Cosmos flashback)
Masayuki Nakata as Guard A
Naoki Makishima as Tanaka
Takashi Yoshida as Announcer
Takayasu Usui as Classmate B
Yoshito Ishinami as General
Yūichi Nagashima as Aide-de-camp
Yuu Yamazaki as Classmate A

Japanese companies
Animation Association: FAI International
Music Production:
Toho Music
Production Assistance: Imagica
Production Studio: Studio 4°C
Recording Studio: Tokyo TV Center
Sound Production: Rakuonsha
special effects: Marix
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Matt Greenfield
Screenplay: Matt Greenfield
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Sharon Papa
Producer: Matt Greenfield

Audio Consultant: Paul Killam
Color Timing: Connie Fielder
Commentary: Jonathan Clements (ADV UK Special Edition)
DVD Producer: Sharon Papa
Graphic Design: Andy Orjuela
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Re-Recording Mixing:
Keith Arem
Mike Draghi
Recording engineer: Christopher Bourque
Sound Design: Keith Arem
Sound Editor: Stephen Robinson
Subtitle Script: Janice Williams
Subtitle Timing: Neal Barnes
Supervising Sound Coordinator: Mike Draghi
Andy McAvin as Jean Jacques Mondo
Christopher Patton as Yu Ominae
Kevin Corn as Colonel MacDougall

Kelly Manison as Margaret
Mike Kleinhenz as Fattman
Spike Spencer as Little Boy
Ted Pfister as Dr. Meisel

Amanda Winn Lee as Flight Attendant
Andrew Klimko as Tanaka
Bob Elliot as Pentagon Black Ops
Brett Weaver as Classmate A
C. Markham Anderson as ARCAM Explorer
Frank Page as Pentagon Black Ops
J.D. Hawkins as ARCAM Guard 2
John Gremillion as Intelligence Officer
John Kaiser as Pentagon Black Ops
John Swasey as Mr. Smith
John Paul Shephard as
Kurt Stoll as Classmate B
Paul Sidello as Turkish ARCAM Agent
Phil Ross as ARCAM Explorer
Ralph Ehntholt as
ARCAM Explorer
Pentagon Black Ops
Rob Mungle as
Customs Inspector
Pentagon Black Ops
Ross Bautsch as COSMOS Yu
Vic Mignogna as ARCAM Guard 1

English companies
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
ADV Films (UK)
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Licensed by: ADV Films
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios
Soundtrack: ADV Music
French staff
French cast
Alexis Thomassian as Yu Ominae
Brigitte Lecordier as Colonel MacDougall
Jérôme Pauwels as Jean-Jacques Mondo

Barbara Tissier as Margaret
Herve Rey as Little Boy
Jean-François Laley as Dr. Meisel
Michel Vigné as Fatman

Philippe Bellay as Chef
French companies
Distributor: HK Video
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Miriam Guilimany (Spain dub)

ADR Engineer: Marc Arambudo (Spain dub)
Mix Engineer: Francesc Góngora (Spain dub)
Albert Trifol Segarra as Yu Ominae (Spain dub)
Eduard Itchart as Jean Jacques Mondo (Spain dub)
Núria Trifol as Colonel MacDougal (Spain dub)

Alberto Trifol as Dr. Meisel (Spain dub)
Cristina Fargas as Margaret (Spain dub)
Domenech Farell as Little Boy (Spain dub)
Mario Arpal as Fattman (Spain dub)

Aleix Estadella (Spain dub)
Oriol de Balle (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Dubbing Studio: Q.T. Lever (Spain dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Patrizio Prata as Yu Ominae

Alessandro Rossi as Narrator
Angelo Nicotra as Yamamoto
Claudio Fattoretto as Fat Man
Domitilla D'Amico as McDougal
Pinella Dragani as Margaret
Sergio Graziani as Prof. Meizel
Simone Mori as Jean Jaquemonde
Vittorio Stagni as Little Boy
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Man-Ga
Distributor: Dynit
German staff
German cast
Sebastian Schulz as Yû Ominae

Bodo Wolf as Yamamoto
Eberhard Prüter as Little Boy
Eric Vaessen as Dr. Meisel
Irina von Bentheim as Margaret
Rubina Kuraoka as Oberst MacDougall
Simon Jäger as Jean Jacques Mondo
Tilo Schmitz as Fat Man
German companies
Broadcaster: SF2
OVA Films
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
Distributor: Dybex
Dutch cast
Russian staff
Russian companies
Production: MC Entertainment
Russian cast
Polish staff
Polish companies
Distributor: IDG Poland S.A.
Polish cast
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
Distributor: Sandrew Metronome
Swedish cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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