The classic manga series Spriggan is getting a reboot anime series from Netflix. So it’s only natural that they would want to release a new teaser trailer for it now, and it’s pretty cool. Don’t believe me? Why don’t you check it out for yourself below:

I do love me some military sci-fi anime.

Netflix officially posted this new teaser trailer for Spriggan on July 8, 2021. The teaser shows off some sweet military sci-fi action, with the main character Yu Ominae running around in some kind of powered exoskeleton, slashing through armed soldiers at will with a simple combat knife. I definitely got Elysium flashbacks from that teaser.

Netflix also finally gave us a release date for Spriggan of 2022. That’s it. Nothing more specific than next year. Hopefully, Netflix will have a more specific release date for us later this year.

Spriggan Reboot: Details

Spriggan teaser art.
Why use a gun when you have a trusty knife?

So what is Spriggan? Well, it’s not a new show. It’s actually a reboot of an old anime film from 1998, which itself was an anime film adaptation of the 1989 manga of the same name. It’s actually a bit debatable if this is a reboot, really. If there’s only an anime film to go off of, than Netflix’s incarnation is the first anime series. The animation will be done by David Production (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Fire Force, Strike Witches: Road to Berlin), so they pretty much know what they’re doing, as you can see in the original teaser trailer below.

A bit more backstory here, if not nearly as much action.

The logline for Netflix’s incarnation of Spriggan tells us even more about the story. Unless, of course, you decide to look the manga up on Wikipedia. For those of you too lazy to look it up though, the logline goes as follows:

A great civilization once existed on this Earth. Possessing knowledge and scientific prowess far exceeding that of modern man, the relics of this ancient civilization remain hidden across this world even now. As high-speed communications networks cover the globe and the peering eyes of satellites are able to expose all secrets, the armies of great nations clash as they seek to uncover and research these artifacts, which possess an unfathomable “power.” A member of this ancient civilization carved a message into a plate: “Protect our legacy from evildoers.” Taking this message to heart, one organization aims to seal away this ancient civilization for good. The elite secret agents of this organization are known as… Spriggans.


Netflix (and by extension David Production) unveiled a new teaser trailer for their upcoming new sci-fi action anime series Spriggan. This will be the first anime series adaptation of the manga of the same name by Hiroshi Takashige, not counting the 1998 anime film. The anime will premiere on Netflix sometime on 2022. If you are interested, check back later for more details.

Source: YouTube, Netflix