SSSS.Gridman Anime's English Dub Trailer, Cast Unveiled
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Funimation Entertainment unveiled an English-dubbed trailer for Studio Trigger and Tsuburaya Productions' SSSS.Gridman anime series at New York Comic Con on Thursday, and announced the main English cast.
The cast includes:
- Brandon McInnis as Yuta
- Robert McCollum as Gridman
- Jill Harris as Rikka
- Greg Ayres as Utsumi
- Lindsay Seidel as Akane
- Barry Yandell as Alexis
Funimation will premiere the English dub on October 6, the same day it premieres in Japan.
The anime's official website describes the story:
You're not alone. On any day, anywhere.
Yūta Hibiki, who is a first-year high school student living in Tsutsujidai, one day wakes up to find he has lost his memories. And he meets the "Hyper Agent Gridman" on his old computer
Gridman says that Yūta has a mission he must fulfill, and Yūta sets out to find the meaning to those words and his memory loss.
Yūta's friends — Shō Utsumi, Rikka Takarada, and Akane Shinjō — would always help him and spend their days with him. But, their tranquil days are suddenly and easily crushed with the appearance of kaijū.
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. Shinji Nishikawa (Godzilla series), Hiroshi Maruyama (Ultraman series), and Ichiro Itano (Ultraman Nexus CG motion director) are the kaijū (monster) designers. Masaru Sakamoto is the character designer. Pony Canyon is producing the music.
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.
Source: Funimation's NYCC panel (Kerry Erlanger), Funimation's Twitter account