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Toonami to Start Showing SSSS.Gridman Anime in January 2021

posted on by Adriana Hazra
Trigger, Tsuburaya's anime premiered in Japan in October 2018

The staff of Adult Swim's Toonami programming block announced during a Toonami Pre-Flight livestream on Sunday that the block will start running Studio Trigger and Tsuburaya Productions' SSSS.Gridman anime in January 2021.

The 12-episode SSSS.Gridman anime premiered in October 2018. The anime was a 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. Crunchyroll and Funimation streamed the anime as it aired, and Funimation also streamed an English dub for the anime.

The anime has since inspired a stage play adaptation, a manga adaptation, multiple manga spinoffs, and a novel spinoff. The stage play was slated for this past spring but was cancelled due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Tsuburaya Productions and Trigger's upcoming SSSS.Dynazenon anime project is the latest instalment in the "Gridman Universe."

Source: Adult Swim's Toonami Pre-Flight livestream

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