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SSSS.Gridman Previews Opening In New Trailer

It’s time to kick some giga-butt in an all-new generation!

Earlier today, the official SSSS.Gridman Twitter account updated with a new teaser trailer and a key visual. We break the details down below.


The minute-long promo uses character dialogue to drive the main story beats, as opening theme song UNION by OxT plays as a background track.

Key Visual

The new image features the series leads, standing against the titular Gridman.

SSSS Gridman Anime Key Visual

SSSS.Gridman hits Japanese TV on October 6. The full broadcast schedule is as follows (All times JST):

  • WOWOW: 10/6/2018 at 24:00 (10/7/2018 at Midnight)
  • Tokyo MX: 10/6/2018 at 25:00 (10/7/2018 at 1:00AM)
  • BS11: 10/6/2018 at 25:00 (10/7/2018 at 1:00AM)
  • MBS: 10/6/2018 at 26:08 (10/7/2018 at 2:08AM)

SSSS Gridman Key VisualFunimation currently holds the domestic rights to SSSS.Gridman and will stream the show on FunimationNow this fall. A dub is planned 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 team of Hiroshi Maruyama, Ichiro Itano, and Shinji Nishikawa are designing the show’s kaiju.

OxT will perform opening theme song UNION, while Maaya Uchida performs closing theme youthful beautiful.

SSSS.Gridman Key VisualThe confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Yūta Hibiki: Yūya Hirose
  • Gridman: Hikaru Midorikawa
  • Shō Utsumi: Sōma Saitō
  • Rokka Takarada: Yume Miyamoto
  • Akane Shinjō: Reina Ueda
  • 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

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: Twitter (SSSS_GRIDMAN)

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