Okay, I promise I’ll stop with the Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad jokes for now.
Earlier today, fans flocked to Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City for the “SSSS.GRIDMAN Special Night” fan event. During the event, the SSSS.Gridman staff revealed a new key visual, several kaiju designs, eight cast members, and three staff members. We break the details down below.
The new image features Yūta Hibiki and Gridman standing against a green cybernetic background. The support ships, plus two other helmets can be seen in the background.
Three new cast members were confirmed:
- Kaiju Design: Hiroshi Maruyama
- Kaiju Design: Ichiro Itano
- Kaiju Design: Shinji Nishikawa
Three new Kaiju designs were shown off, which we’ve provided below:
The following cast members will join the series:
- Borar: Aoi Yūki
- Hassu: Akari Kitō
- Max: Katsuyuki Konishi
- Mysterious Boy: Kenichi Suzumura
- Namiko: Suzuko Mimori
- Rikka Mama: Mayumi Shintani
- Samurai Caribar: Ryousuke Takahashi
- Vitt: Masaya Matsukaze
Visuals for the new characters were also shown off, which you can check out below.
SSSS.Gridman hits Japanese TV in the Fall 2017 broadcast season. At Anime Expo, Funimation announced that they picked up the rights to SSSS.Gridman, and plan to stream the title on their FunimationNow platform. Funimation is also planning a dub for the title, though no further details have been confirmed.
Akira Amemiya (Ninja Slayer, Inferno Cop) was tapped to direct the project at studios Trigger and Tsuburaya Productions. Masayuki Gotou (Maze: the Mega-Burst Space, Geisters) will design the Gridman character. Keiichi Hasegawa (Rage of Bahamut: Genesis) is in charge of series composition for the project.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Yūta Hibiki: Yūya Hirose
- Gridman: Hikaru Midorikawa
- Shō Utsumi: Sōma Saitō
- Rokka Takarada: Yume Miyamoto
- Akane Shinjō: Reina Ueda
Gridman.SSSS was first unveiled at Anime Expo 2017. At the event, the team stressed that the plot is unrelated to classic tokusatsu show Denkō Chōjin Gridman.
Denkō Chōjin Gridman made its début on Japanese TV in 1993. The series was adapted by DiC into Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad, which aired on western TV in 1994.
Source: Comic Natalie