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SSSS.Dynazenon Anime Gets Live-Action Shorts on Home Video

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tsuburaya Productions produces 4 shorts for anime's home video releases on June-October

Pony Canyon revealed on Saturday that tokusatsu studio Tsuburaya Productions is producing a live-action video series titled "Gridknight Fight" for the Blu-ray Disc and DVD home video releases of the SSSS.Dynazenon, with one episode for each of the four home video volumes.

Yuichi Abe (Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial) is directing the video shorts. Kenichi Suzumura reprises his role as Gridknight from both SSSS.Gridman and SSSS.Dynazenon. Karin Takahashi similarly returns as Anosillus the 2nd from both shows. Tetsu Inada reprises his role as Alexis Kerib from SSSS.Gridman. Hiroshi Kamiya is the narrator.

The home video volumes of SSSS.Dynazenon will ship on June 16, July 21, September 15, and October 20, respectively.

The anime premiered on April 2. Funimation is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan. The anime is listed as being part of the "Gridman Universe."

"Gridman" is credited with the original work, and Akira Amemiya is returning from SSSS.Gridman to direct the anime at Trigger. Other returning staff members include Keiichi Hasegawa as scriptwriter, Masaru Sakamoto as character designer, and Shiro Sagisu as composer. Graphinica is returning from SSSS.Gridman to handle the 3DCG production on the new anime. Maaya Uchida will perform the ending theme song "Strobe Memory."

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 canceled due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Sources: Pony Canyon's YouTube channel, Comic Natalie

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