The April issue of Shogakukan’s Monthly Shonen Sunday (Gessan) magazine released on March 12, announced that Netflix is producing a TV anime show based on Hiroshi Takashige and Ryōji Minagawa’s Spriggan (Striker) manga at David Production (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Cells at Work!).
“Netflix aims to be the most compelling and attractive home for anime fans, creators and production studios,” said Netflix’s director of content (Japan), John Derderian. “We are creating an environment where production houses can do their best work, and deliver their shows on a service where we connect anime fans from over 190 countries to content they love.”
Hiroshi Takashige and Ryōji Minagawa serialized Spriggan in Shogakukan’s manga magazines Weekly Shōnen Sunday and Shōnen Sunday Super from 1989 to 1996. The manga was adapted into an anime film by Studio 4°C in 1998. The manga received a PlayStation game called Spriggan: Lunar Verse in 1999.
Spriggan takes places in the last years of the Cold War where mysterious and unknown artifacts called out-of-place artifacts (OOPArt) are discovered in various parts of the world, leading to a secret war between various forces against the ARCAM Corporation, an organization that placed itself the guardians of the OOPArts in order to prevent them from being used as weapons.
Netflix will stream the show worldwide.