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SSSS.Gridman Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video, New Character, More Staff

posted on 2018-07-07 06:46 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Tetsu Inada joins cast for series premiering in October

The official website for Studio Trigger and Tsuburaya Productions' SSSS.Gridman anime series revealed a second promotional video, more staff, and an additional character on Saturday.

Tetsu Inada is voicing the new character Alexis Kerib. Shigeto Koyama designed the character.

Shiro Sagisu (Shin Godzilla, Evangelion is composing the show's music, Toshiki Kameyama (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Hidamari Sketch) is the sound director, and Eiko Morikawa is returning from the original Denkō Chōjin Gridman live-action show to handle the sound effects.

Funimation revealed on Friday that the anime will premiere on its FunimationNow streaming service this fall, and it will have an English dub.

SSSS.Gridman will premiere in Japan in October on Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS11. Anime Expo hosted the anime's world premiere on Friday evening.

The anime stars:

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.

OxT (Masayoshi Ōishi and [email protected]) will perform the anime's opening theme song "UNION." 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.

Source: SSSS.Gridman anime's official website


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