SUPER CROOKS and SPRIGGAN In Development as NETFLIX Anime

Super Crooks
Credit: Leinil Francis Yu (Marvel Comics/Icon)
Credit: Ryōji Minagawa (VIZ Media)

Anime series based on Super Crooks and SPRIGGAN are in development at Netflix, according to Variety.

Super Crooks is an adaptation of Mark Millar and Leinil Yu's 2012 Marvel/Icon series of the same name, which Netflix acquired as part of its purchase of Millarworld in 2018. It is being produced by the anime studio Bones, which also made adaptations of Full Metal Alchemist and My Hero Academia.

SPRIGGAN is a classic late 1980s/early 1990s manga by writer Hiroshi Takashige and artist Ryoji Minagawa about the discovery of strange artificacts across the world that various groups try to seize and weaponize. VIZ Media re-released the manga in North America under the title Striker, and an anime film was made in 1998. Netflix's new serialized anime will be produced by David Production, which animated the recent JoJo's Bizarre Adventures projects.

"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."

No timeline for release was given by Netflix.

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