Anime Expo to Host World Premiere of Trigger's SSSS.Gridman Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Los Angeles convention Anime Expo announced that it will host the world premiere of Trigger and Tsuburaya Productions' SSSS.Gridman anime series on Friday, July 6. Character designer Masaru Sakamoto, animation producer Masato Takeuchi, and Trigger's Shigeto Koyama and Hiromi Wakabayashi will appear at the event for a Q&A session.
Akira Amemiya (Inferno Cop, Ninja Slayer, earlier 2015 "Denkō Chōjin Gridman boy invent great hero" short) is directing this collaboration between the anime studio Trigger and Tsuburaya Productions — the creator of the Ultraman franchise and the original 1993-1994 live-action tokusatsu (special-effects) series Denkō Chōjin Gridman. In addition, Keiichi Hasegawa (Rage of Bahamut: Genesis, 009-1: The End of the Beginning, Zoids) is writing the scripts, and Tsuburaya Productions' Masayuki Gotou (Baton, recent Ultraman franchise installments) is designing the Gridman. Masaru Sakamoto is the character designer. Pony Canyon is producing the music.
The original live-action Denkō Chōjin Gridman debuted in 1993, 12 years after Tsuburaya Productions' last major live-action tokusatsu television series, Ultraman 1980. The story is set in the "Computer World" where war is waging in computers. Three middle-school boys support the hero Gridman in his battles through their personal computers.
The anime will have an original story not directly related to the earlier live-action series.
Trigger announced the anime at last year's Anime Expo.
Source: Anime Expo website
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