New Spriggan Anime Casts Ken Narita, Ayumu Murase
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for david production's new anime series based on Hiroshi Takashige and Ryōji Minagawa's Spriggan (Striker) manga revealed two new cast members for the anime on Tuesday. The two new cast members include:
Ayumu Murase as Colonel McDougal
Previously announced cast members include:
Chiaki Kobayashi as protagonist Yū Ominae
Yōhei Azakami as Jean Jacquemonde
Kenji Hamada as Chief Yamamoto
Mariya Ise as Yoshino Somei
Hiroshi Kobayashi (Rage of Bahamut Genesis assistant director, Kill la Kill episode director) is directing the anime. Hiroshi Seko (Attack on Titan, Mob Psycho 100, Jujutsu Kaisen) is supervising and writing the series scripts, and Shūhei Handa (Little Witch Academia) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director.
Other staff members include:
- Assistant Director: Shōhei Miyake
- Production Design: JNTHED
- CG Director: Norihito Ishii
- Color Design: Osamu Mikasa
- Art Director: Yūji Kaneko
- Director of Photography: Yousuke Motoki
- Editing: Akinori Mishima
- Audio Director: Yukio Nagasaki
- Mixer: Yoshio Obara
- Sound Effects: Hiromune Kurahashi
The manga's story centers on Yū Ominae, a high school student who is also a Spriggan, an agent charged by the ARCAM Corporation to protect the ancient relics of an advanced older civilization from falling into the hands of states and entities who wish to misuse them.
Takashige wrote the Spriggan manga with artist Minagawa beginning in 1989. Viz Media published edited versions of three of the manga's eleven volumes as Striker in North America from 1998 to 1999. The manga inspired an anime film in 1998. ADV Films released the film in 2002 with an English dub.