OxT Performs Opening Song for Trigger's SSSS.Gridman Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime gets world premiere at Anime Expo, TV premiere in fall

The official website for Trigger and Tsuburaya Productions' SSSS.Gridman anime series revealed on Friday that the duo OxT (Masayoshi Ōishi and [email protected]) will perform the anime's opening theme song "UNION."

The anime will premiere in Japan this fall. Los Angeles convention Anime Expo will host the anime's world premiere on July 6.

The cast includes: (Note: Name romanizations are not official.)

  • Yūya Hirose as Yūta Hibiki
  • Hikaru Midorikawa as Gridman
  • Sōma Saitō as Shō Utsumi
  • Yume Miyamoto as Rokka Takarada
  • Reina Ueda as Akane Shinjō

As previously announced, 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.

Maaya Uchida will perform the anime's ending theme song "youthful beautiful."

At last year's Anime Expo in July, Trigger revealed the new anime's title as Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad Gridman, and emphasized that the anime will have an original story not directly related to the earlier live-action series.

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.

Sources: SSSS.Gridman anime's official website, MoCa News

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