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Funimation’s SSSS.Gridman SimulDub Delayed By a Week

SSSS Gridman Anime Key VisualIt’s going to be one more week until we can samurize, guys!

Earlier today, Funimation took to Twitter to announce that they will delay the premiere for their SimulDub of SSSS.Gridman‘s sixth episode. The episode will now launch on November 17, with the schedule remaining one week behind for the show’s run.

Funimation cited that they were forced to push the release back due to delays in receiving materials.

The series began airing on Japanese TV on October 6, as did its English SimulDub.

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.

SSSS Gridman Key VisualThe team of Hiroshi Maruyama, Ichiro Itano, and Shinji Nishikawa are designing the show’s kaiju.

The adaptation stars the following:

  • Yuta: Brandon McInnis
  • Gridman: Robert McCollum
  • Rikka: Jill Harris
  • Utsumi: Greg Ayres
  • Akane: Linsay Seidel
  • Alexis: Barry Yandell

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.

Sources: Twitter (FUNimation)

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