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MOVIE 1998/90min

“Spriggan”, released theatrically in 1998, appeared as the last great film of the 20th century due to the strong tag-team of Katsuhiro Otomo’s general supervision and Hirotsugu Kawasaki’s direction. This film, in the pursuit of uncompromising quality, exceeded 85,000 animation cels; the total number surpassed the early forecasts by 1.5 times.
The hard action that unfolds between ARCAM’s number one Spriggan Yu Ominae and America’s Pentagon, over the “ark” that is hidden in the mountains of Alalato, Turkey, becomes a super high quality image, with the use of the latest CG and ultimate animation skill. This animation successfully achieved an entertaining and tense atmosphere.


Supervision. Katsuhiro Otomo
Dir. Hirotsugu Kawasaki
Editorial Director: Katsuhiro Ohtomo
Original Story: Yuu Takashige, Ryohji Minagawa
Director: Hirotsugu Kawasaki / Structure: Katsuhiro Ohtomo
Screenplay: Hirotsugu Kawasaki, Yasutaka Itoh
Producer: Eiko Tanaka Music: Kuniaki Kubarijima
Character Design / Illustration Director: Toshifumi Eguchi
Setting: Yasumitsu Matsutake / Choreography: Norihiko Sudoh
Art Directpr: Mutsuo Koseki / Coloring Setting: Hisami Akiyama
Filming Director: Hisao Shirai / CGI: Akiko Saitoh
Music Director: Sumita Tsuruoka