History Manga / Spriggan

17th Mar '16 12:18:18 AM WillBGood
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* ArchaeologicalArmsrace / LostTechnology: The pursuit of [=OOPArts=] by governments and organizations seeking to shift the balance of power.

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* ArchaeologicalArmsrace ArchaeologicalArmsRace / LostTechnology: The pursuit of [=OOPArts=] by governments and organizations seeking to shift the balance of power.
8th Dec '15 6:37:48 AM Kuruni
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An anime film directed by Hirotsugu Kawasaki, adapting the Noah's Ark chapter with the same title written by Hiroshi Takashige. The film was originally released in Japan by Studio 4°C, and later received a North American release in 2002 by Creator/ADVFilms. As for the manga, the original 11 volume series was complete with another 8 done in bunkoban, twice. However, it didn't finish its serialization in North America, France, Malaysia and Spain. It did complete serialization in Indonesia, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore and in Taiwan.

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An anime film directed by Hirotsugu Kawasaki, adapting the Noah's Ark chapter with the same title written by Hiroshi Takashige. The film was originally released in Japan by Studio 4°C, and later received a North American release in 2002 by Creator/ADVFilms. As for the manga, the original 11 volume series was complete with another 8 done in bunkoban, twice. However, it didn't finish its serialization in North America, France, Malaysia and Spain. It did complete serialization in Indonesia, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore Singapore, Taiwan, and in Taiwan.
Thailand.
3rd Sep '15 11:24:19 AM NonperformingAuthor
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* BadAss: Anyone called Spriggan is automatically a BadAss.



* EliteMooks: [=COSMOS=]. You don't fuck around with these kids. They're also ChildSoldiers kidnapped at a young age and trained to be special forces-trained assassins with lots of brainwashing.


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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Oboro is a benevolent version. Chen Suan Lee is the evil version.
* BareFistedMonk: Oboro and Chen Suan Lee. Oboro's personality and goals fit this the closest. Bo Brantze also counts.
* BadassNormal: Oboro, [[spoiler: Yamamoto]] and Chen Suan Lee. [[spoiler: Yamamoto]] stands out because he, unlike the other two, does not have mad kungfu skill, just incredible aim and reflexes. Akatsuki and Yuu also becomes this at the end of the story, having ditched their respective suits.


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* EliteMooks: [=COSMOS=]. You don't fuck around with these kids. They're also ChildSoldiers kidnapped at a young age and trained to be special forces-trained assassins with lots of brainwashing.


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* StealthMentor: A variation occurs when Oboro was first introduced. He was a good guy all along, and was a double agent. [[spoiler: A more straight example occurs late in the series when he seemingly defects to Trident. He fought and seemingly killed Jean and later fought Yuu. After being defeated (he may have limited himself) he explains that he did all that to unlock Yuu's true potential and he knew Jean wouldn't be that easily killed. It was shown in subsequent battles that the two indeed became a lot more powerful after his "lesson".]]
25th Aug '15 9:39:29 PM Ominae
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* AdaptationDistillation: The entire film contained scenes that showed [[spoiler:Yu's failed brainwashing when he was COSMOS.]] Unless you read the manga (either the Shogakukan version or the translated versions that are completed), you won't know why the scene was in there. Watching the film assumes that the viewers are familiar with the Noah's Ark story.

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* AdaptationDistillation: The entire film contained scenes that showed [[spoiler:Yu's failed brainwashing when he was COSMOS.COSMOS and the bombing of Yu's high school, both scenes from the manga's Mappa Mundi arc.]] Unless you read the manga (either the Shogakukan version or the translated versions that are completed), you won't know why the scene was in there. Watching the film assumes that the viewers are familiar with the Noah's Ark story.
13th Aug '15 2:31:28 AM Ominae
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* ShoutOut: Maj. Fatman and Little Boy are named after the two [[UsefulNotes/{{WWII}} nuclear bombs dropped on Japan]].
** ARCAM could be possibly an allusion to [[Creator/HPLovecraft Arkham]]. According to [[http://www.webcitation.org/6FrRNxFBb this article, it's potentially possible that the creators of Spriggan made the spelling intentional, while having some Lovecraft inspiration.]]



** When Spriggan was released in Canada and in the US, France, Spain, it was known as '''Striker'''. This was probably since the translators made the change from '''Spriggan''' as they said the former was the meaning of the latter in English.



* SameFaceDifferentName: When Spriggan was released in Canada and in the US, France, Spain, it was known as '''Striker'''. This was probably since the translators made the change from '''Spriggan''' as they said the former was the meaning of the latter in English. The North American translation changed names from the Machiner's Platoon to the MJ-12.
* ShoutOut: The way the YAMA virus makes threats to send the world into a nuclear war is [[{{Franchise/Terminator}} similar to what [=Skynet=] would do.]]
** [[spoiler:Rick Bordeau's first introduction in Romania to Jean]] can be seen as a homage to the [[{{Franchise/StarWars}} Star Wars]] franchise. Ryoji Minagawa is an avid Star Wars fan, having watched it because it was made by George Lucas.
** Jack the Ripper, a Trident mercenary operative with Orihalcum blades in his arms takes his codename [[RealLife from the British serial killer of the same name]].
10th Dec '14 10:27:07 AM Lyendith
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* ChuckingChalk: Yu Ominae's delinquent status in his high school is known publicly to the point that his teacher throws chalk at his head to make him pay attention. It's subverted since Yu catches the chalk with his fingers even when he dozes off. The manga suggests that it wasn't his first time getting into this kind of trouble.
22nd Jul '14 2:05:57 AM arisboch
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* AGodAmI: Colonel [=McDougal=].
14th Jul '14 8:33:03 PM Ominae
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Ancient artifacts that predate mankind have uncovered in locations all around the world near the end of the Cold War. These artifacts are made from materials previously unknown to modern humans, and were clearly designed by a civilization far more technologically advanced than our own. An organization called ARCAM has been formed to study these sites and uncover the true nature of what lies within them. One of the messages inscribed in a message plate mentioned that if one of their inventions cannot be used for good, then it should be destroyed at all costs. A unit of elite agents trained to protect the ARCAM scientists and the artifacts, known as Out-of-Place Artifacts ("[=OOPArts=]"), are known as "Spriggan".

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Ancient artifacts that predate mankind have been uncovered in locations all around the world near the end of the Cold War. These artifacts are made from materials previously unknown to modern humans, and were clearly designed by a civilization far more technologically advanced than our own. An organization called ARCAM has been formed to study these sites and uncover the true nature of what lies within them. One of the messages inscribed in a message plate mentioned that if one of their inventions cannot be used for good, then it should be destroyed at all costs. A unit of elite agents trained to protect the ARCAM scientists and the artifacts, known as Out-of-Place Artifacts ("[=OOPArts=]"), are known as "Spriggan".
12th Jan '14 9:44:47 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* InferredHolocaust: [[spoiler: Yu defeats Colonel [=McDougal=], but not before the boy activated Noah's Ark to cause a rapid increase to the planet's global warming cycle, causing tidal waves and hurricanes to spawn all around the globe. When the camera pans up in the finale, the earth is shown to be completely reshaped by the massive flooding.]]
11th Jan '14 2:07:40 PM LongLiveHumour
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* ShoutOut: Maj. Fatman and Little Boy are named after the two [[{{WWII}} nuclear bombs dropped on Japan]].

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* ShoutOut: Maj. Fatman and Little Boy are named after the two [[{{WWII}} [[UsefulNotes/{{WWII}} nuclear bombs dropped on Japan]].
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