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Striker (manga Ryōji Minagawa)

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Alternative title:
Striker, de Gepantserde Krijger (Dutch)
Striker: O Guerreiro (Portuguese)
スプリガン (Japanese)
轟天高校生 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Themes: historical, military
Objectionable content: Significant 
Plot Summary: In the waning years of the Cold War era, national governments and paramilitary forces are in a race to uncover the relics of an ancient alien civilization that once ruled the Earth. The alien technology holds seemingly miraculous powers, but in the wrong hands, this power could spell disaster. Only the ARCAM Corporation's elite special operatives, the SPRIGGAN, have what it takes to stand up against an international rogue's gallery of power-hungry cyborgs and gunmen who covet ultimate power. Brash and fearless Yu Ominae, a teenage SPRIGGAN equipped with ARCAM's strongest power armor, will do whatever it takes to keep the past's forbidden legacy buried away.
User Ratings: 17 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: -
 Excellent: 2 votes (Eng:1, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
 Very good: 5 votes (Eng:2, ?:1, sub:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Good: 5 votes (Eng:2, dub:1, sub:1, others:1
1 German
 Decent: 3 votes (Eng:2, others:1
1 Dutch dubbed
 So-so: 1 vote (?:1)
 Not really good: -
 Weak: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 56 users, rank: #1358 (of 6246)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.000 (Good), std. dev.: 1.4552, rank: #2967 (of 6720)
Weighted mean: 6.766 (Good−), rank: #4084 (of 6720) (seen all: 7.84 / seen some: 6.31 / won't finish: 6.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.948 (Good), rank: #2568 (of 3368)
Number of tankoubon: 11
Number of pages: 248
#1. The Amored Warrior
#2. The Forest of No Return
#3. Striker vs. the Third Reich
1989-02-22 to 1989-12-06 (serialized in Weekly Shōnen Sunday)
1992-07 to 1996-01 (serialized in Shōnen Sunday Zōkangō)
Release dates: We have 15
Viz's English release (entitled Striker), was heavily edited in an attempt to mask anti-American sentiments. They also only released 3 of the 11 volumes.
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Graphic novel
    Striker - The Amored Warrior (GN 1) 1998-11-05 (from $49.00)
    Striker - The Forest of No Return (GN 2) 1998-11-05 (from $49.95)
    Striker - Striker vs. the Third Reich (GN 3) 1999-05-06

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Japanese companies
Publisher: Shogakukan
English staff
English cast
Translation: Deniz Amasya (Seven Seas)

Associate Publisher: Adam Arnold (Seven Seas)
Cover Design: Nicky Lim (Seven Seas)
Editor-in-Chief: Julie Davis (Seven Seas)
Executive Editor: Seiji Horibuchi
Lettering: Brandon Bovia (Seven Seas)
Prepress Technician:
Jules Valera (Seven Seas)
Melanie Ujimori (Seven Seas)
Print Manager: Rhiannon RasmussenSilverstein (Seven Seas)
Production manager: Lissa Pattillo (Seven Seas)
Proofreader: Alyssa Honsowetz (Seven Seas)
Jason DeAngelis (Seven Seas)
Seiji Horibuchi
Senior Copy Editor: Dawn Davis (Seven Seas)
Senior Editor: J.P. Sullivan (Seven Seas)
English companies
Publisher: Chuang Yi Publishing Pte Ltd. (Singapore)
Serialized In: Manga Vizion
French staff
French companies
Publisher: Glenat (stopped after 2 volumes)
French cast
German cast
German staff
Translation: John Schmitt-Weigand
German companies
Publisher: Planet Manga
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
Publisher: Big Balloon
Dutch cast
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Publisher: Texto Editora (Portugal)
Portuguese cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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