Spriggan (2022)

Web (6 eps x 45 min)
3.533 out of 5 from 1,011 votes
Rank #5,582

An ancient alien civilization's relics on Earth hold dangerous powers. The ARCAM corporation's Spriggan agents must keep them out of the wrong hands.

Source: Netflix

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Aetherloutz
8

Netflix another shot at high production anime.This time they managed to hit the nail. I'm not familiar with the original so i wont be comparing, just giving opnion as it was a fresh work and well its pretty decent. Great action and decent sci fi vibes. Totally worth your time if you 're into both things.but lets break down the anime a bitStory:kinda, standard. Nothing really outstanding but its really fun. There is enought misteries on the background to keep you intrested and no dialogues or plot is dull to the point of ruining the fun. I kinda liked that the technolgical mumbo jumbo was presented in a beleivable way. Its far fetched yet it never forces the suspension of belief. i usually dont like episodic aproach but it didnt bothered me aside from the fact that no character received taht much focus. No big info dumps either a terrible habit in animes of this type. The only problem is that its really your standard sci fi/military plot. animation/sound:the best part, wonderfull fight scenes. reallly you can pretty much watch just for that. POints to the use of CGI. Most of the time you barely notice, when you do its really no big deal. Sound and V.A are top quality as well. No complaints on technical value.characters:as usual, tahts when most netflix animes tend to fail. Characters aren't bad by anymeans. Having a nice guy MC that doesnt sound stupid and ureasonable is always nice. Yet no one really stands out either. You probably wont remember anyone aside from the MC and the thief girl a few weeks after you watched. The episodic format dont flash out anyone  that much even if many of them are presented as quite important people for the plot. conclusion:as a said its a pretty good watch just for the action. The epsodic format ends up hindering the narrative but it helps making the flow fast and action focused so at least you wont get bored with feeler scenes. Still i wound've liked to see a bit more of the rest of the ARCAM. I suspect netflix is doing the same they did with castlavania, poking the viewers to see if they get interested before puting too much effort on the show. Myself at least got hooked enough by the end to expect another season.so go watch if you are a fun of guns and explosion.

ChineseWick
5

The 2022 adaptation of "Spriggan" reimagines the classic manga and 1998 anime film for a new generation, diving into the high-octane world of ancient civilizations, powerful relics, and the elite agents tasked with protecting these secrets from falling into the wrong hands. As a Spriggan, Yu Ominae traverses the globe, engaging in deadly confrontations with various factions aiming to exploit these ancient powers for their nefarious purposes. This series attempts to blend action, archaeology, and supernatural elements within a modern anime aesthetic. Veiled Potential Visuals and Action Sequences: One area where "Spriggan" (2022) manages to shine is in its updated animation and action choreography. The series boasts fluid combat scenes and a detailed world that captures the imagination, albeit inconsistently. Conceptual Allure: The premise of "Spriggan" remains compelling, as it taps into the universal appeal of ancient mysteries and the modern battle to control or protect them. The idea of Spriggans as custodians of history's secrets offers a rich narrative vein that is occasionally well-mined. Eroded Foundations Character Development: A significant pitfall of the series is its surface-level character development. Protagonists and antagonists alike suffer from a lack of depth, making it challenging for viewers to form a meaningful connection or investment in their journeys. Narrative Cohesion: The storytelling in "Spriggan" (2022) can feel disjointed, with episodic adventures sometimes lacking a strong connective tissue to weave a cohesive overarching narrative. This fragmentation can dilute the impact of its more intriguing plot points and thematic ambitions. Pacing and Engagement: Despite its action-packed premise, the series struggles with pacing issues. Some episodes may drag, while others rush through potentially rich lore and character moments, leading to an uneven viewing experience that struggles to fully engage. Lost Relics Adaptation Challenges: As an adaptation, "Spriggan" (2022) contends with the challenge of updating its source material for contemporary audiences while retaining the essence of what made the original beloved. This balancing act results in a mix of modern flair and nostalgic callbacks, which might not always harmonize. Thematic Exploration: The anime's exploration of themes such as the responsibility of power and the ethical implications of historical artifacts in the modern world shows promise but often feels underdeveloped, overshadowed by its focus on action. Conclusion The 2022 "Spriggan" adaptation embarks on a journey filled with action and ancient mysteries, yet stumbles in its quest to deliver a fully compelling narrative. While it dazzles with moments of visual spectacle and the allure of its premise, the series is hampered by uneven pacing, underdeveloped characters, and a lack of narrative cohesion. For fans of the genre and source material, "Spriggan" offers a glimpse into a world of potential, but it may leave viewers wishing for a deeper dive into its characters and the ancient secrets they protect.

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