SSSS.Gridman

SSSS.Gridman

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GRIDMAN

About

SSSS.Gridman is a 2018 Japanese anime adaptation of Gridman the Hyper Agent directed by Akira Amemiya, written by Keiichi Hasegawais and co-produced by Tsuburaya Productions & Studio Trigger. This series is an adaptation of Gridman the Hyper Agent, a tokusatsu television series in which a group of computer-savvy high school students and an inter-dimensional warrior called Gridman, battle anthropomorphic computer viruses.

Synopsis

in SSSS.Griman, Yuta Hibiki, an highschool student, woke up to find out he lost his memories while gaining a ability to see things other cannot. He first encounters a Hyper Agent called Gridman on a reflection of a old computer. Gridman says that he has a mission to fulfill, which, Yuta sets out to find the meaning of Gridman’s word and his memory loss. Yuta’s classmates and friends would help him out while spending their days in a ordinary life in school until a sudden appearance of a kaijū, Yuta went back to the old computer to ask Gridman…only for him to be sucked into the computer and thus re-appearing as Gridman.

History

Prior to the announcement, Trigger released a short film based on Gridman the Hyper Agent, titled "Denkou Choujin Gridman: boys invent great hero" as part of Japan Animator Expo on January 16th, 2015. The short film was directed by Akira Amemiya (Inferno Cop) and characters are designed by Yusuke Yoshigaki.



On July 2nd, 2017, three years later, Studio Trigger announced a Gridman anime at the 2017 Anime Exp. The studio announced that the series would be an original story, unrelated to earlier iterations of Gridman show, including the American adaptation, Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad.[4] Additionally, the company released a teaser poster for the series, prominently displaying the name of the series director Akria Amemiya (shown below).


GRIDMAN DIRECTOR AKIRA AMEMIYA

Months later, on December 1st, at Tokyo ComiCon 2017, Trigger and Tsuburaya revealed the lead cast and crew for the series[5] as well as the 2018 premiere date (video below, left). On March 24th, 2018, the official website revealed the rest of the anime's cast, new key visual art and a teaser trailer (shown below, right). [6]



At Anime Expo 2018, new character were revealed alongside a new trailer (shown below, left).[7] During the Funimation Panel, they announced that they have acquire the license to stream SSSS.Gridman and the English dub of the series on the streaming service FunimationNow.[8] On September 10th, 2018, the official website released a new trailer (shown below, right), key visual and the premise of the story and will air on October 6th, 2017[2]



On October 6th, 2018, the original Japanese version and the English dub of the series has also premiered on Funimation and Crunchyroll at the same time as the original broadcast in Japan.

Online Presence

On November 16th, 2017, the official SSSS.Gridman Twitter [13] account launch and a official Instagram [14] account was launched a few months later. as of October 21th, 2018, both official Twitter and Instagram accounts has amassed more than 37,759 and 688 followers, respectively.

Since the show's premiere, several Fanarts has been created via Pixiv[15], Tumblr[16], DeviantArt[17].



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Nanomachines
Nanomachines

in reply to Nanomachines

But it doesn't even stop there. That's an interesting hairpin…

… Which is a cyber planet key. Also, her design is of Shattered Glass Starscream, who is of the Cybertron mold. But even character's names are references to Transformers and Transformers companies:

Tonkawa Sakiru > Tonka and Cy-kill
Toiko > ToyCo
Kena-chan > Kenner
Doi Hako > Toybox (Hako means box)
Takara Nana > TAKARA and Seven (Nana means seven)

(Takara makes Transformers toys in Japan, by the way)

There is even more evidence here: https://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/a-shattered-glass-anime-ssss-gridman-piles-on-transformers-references/42231/

There is even Shattered Glass Hot Rod, and even his mom has an apron with Megatron's chest design on it.

Oh, and if you needed ANY more evidence, here is a picture of the character designer, Masura Sakamoto, at his desk:

Now we have actual anthromorphized Transformers as waifus. Oh my god, what a time to be alive.

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GattsuSeijin
GattsuSeijin

The anime adaptation of the tokusatsu show that was localized, a-la Power Rangers, into this.

If Tim Curry doesn't voice a character in the English dub, I'm boycotting.

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