TV Anime SSSS.GRIDMAN Opening Theme Song Band OxT Release Artist Photo

11.October.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Japanese music duo OxT who performing the opening theme song UNION for the new anime series SSSS.GRIDMAN―which began airing on October 7―have released a new artist photo.

As soon as the first episode of SSSS.GRIDMAN dropped it shot up to no.1 and no.2 on the trending tab on Twitter in Japan with people showing their excitement for the series. UNION featured as an insert song in the episode, syncing perfectly with the fight scene between Gridman and the kaiju that appeared. Masayoshi Ōishi, the vocalist of OxT, also expressed his feelings for the show on Twitter, describing it as so feelsy that he cried.


Also, episode 1.1 of a new voice drama was posted over on the official YouTube page of Tsuburaya Productions, the producers of the anime. It’s available for a limited time only and ties in with episode one of the anime. Check it out below.

UNION will be released on CD on November 7 and will be coupled with a cover of Yume no Hero, the theme song of the original Gridman the Hyper Agent from 25 years ago.

The TV-size edit of the song will be available across digital music platforms on October 14 ahead of the CD release.


  • Akane Shinjo from SSSS.GRIDMAN Inspires Pop-Up Store at Shibuya PARCO

    18.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    From January 15 until January 30, a pop-up store inspired by the antagonist Akane Shinjo from Studio TRIGGER’s SSSS.GRIDMAN series will open on the 6th floor of Shibuya PARCO at the Tokyo Otaku Mode TOKYO store.


    SSSS.GRIDMAN, released in 2018, has become a global hit. This limited-time shop will sell goods related to the character Akane Shinjo, with many featuring newly-drawn illustrations. The shop will double as an exhibition, with original drawings and other pieces from the show’s production available for guests to browse in the space. This was overseen by the team at Studio TRIGGER, the company behind the series. Certain surprises will also appear at the event, and a number of items will also be available for purchase online, so keep an eye out!


    Masaru Sakamoto, the character designer and chief animation director for SSSS.GRIDMAN provided the original illustrations for the event. 


    Ⓒ円谷プロ Ⓒ2018 TRIGGER・雨宮哲/「GRIDMAN」製作委員会   


  • GRIDMAN x DYNAZENON Film Announced, Akira Amemiya to Direct

    20.December.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    The next project in the SSSS.Gridman universe will be GRIDMAN x DYNAZENON, a crossover feature film coming soon from Studio Trigger. The announcement was made on December 13. 


    Studio Trigger launched the new Gridman Universe with SSSS.Gridman, which was loosely based on the 1993-94 tokusatsu drama series Gridman the Hyper Agent by Tsuburaya Productions. SSSS.Dynazenon, a sequel, aired in 2021. 


    GRIDMAN×DYNAZENON Teaser Trailer


    The director for both anime series Akira Amemiya will be returning to direct the upcoming film. The script will be written by Keiichi Hasegawa, while the character designs will be provided by Masaru Sakamoto. Music will be written by Shiro Sagisu. 


    While the title has not been announced and details are still scarce, expectations are already incredibly eye. Keep an eye out for more information!


    Comment from Akira Amemiya (Director)

    A new GRIDMAN film has been announced.

    As the first theatrical release in the series, I hope to make it accessible to as many people as possible. I’ll do my best!


    ©円谷プロ ©2018 TRIGGER・雨宮哲/「GRIDMAN」製作委員会
    ©円谷プロ ©2021 TRIGGER・雨宮哲/「DYNAZENON」製作委員会


  • SSSS.DYNAZENON and SSSS.GRIDMAN Pop-Up Shops Open in Akihabara and Osaka

    14.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION / SPOT

    Two pop-up shops, the SSSS.DYNAZENON @ Dash Store and SSSS.GRIDMAN @ Dash Store, are now open at Animate Akihabara and Animate Osaka Nipponbashi until June 24. The stores are themed on Tsuburaya Productions and Studio Triggers’ anime series SSSS.DYNAZENON, which began airing in April, and SSSS.GRIDMAN.

    SSSS.DYNAZENON @ Dash Store

    SSSS.GRIDMAN @ Dash Store

    Fans of the series can get their hands on a range of pre-sale and exclusive merchandise. For every ¥2,000 spent, they can get their hands on one of five possible bromide illustrations, and if they spend over ¥3,000, they’ll enter for a chance to win a special poster.

    Bromides (5 Designs)

    Special Poster


    The Line-Up

    Dash Store Exclusive T-Shirts | 5 Designs | ¥7,150 Each (Tax Included)


    Dash Store Exclusive Bottles | 2 Designs | ¥2,200 Each (Tax Included) (All come with one of 3 possible illustrated cards)


    Dash Store Exclusive Metal Sticker Sets | 2 Designs | DYNAZENON ¥1,320 – GRIDMAN ¥880 (Tax Included)


    Dash Store Exclusive T-Shirt | ¥2,750 (Tax Included)


    Dash Store Exclusive Stainless Thermo Tumbler | ¥2,750 (Tax Included)


    Pre-Sale Acrylic Stands | 5 Designs | ¥1,980 Each (Tax Included)


    Pre-Sale Tapestries | 5 Designs | ¥3,850 Each (Tax Included)


    Pre-Sale Pin Set | DYNAZENON ¥1,320 – GRIDMAN ¥880 (Tax Included)


    ©円谷プロ ©2021 TRIGGER・雨宮哲/「DYNAZENON」製作委員会
    ©円谷プロ ©2018 TRIGGER・雨宮哲/「GRIDMAN」製作委員会

  • OxT Release Ace of Diamond Act II ‘Everlasting Dream’ Ending Theme Music Video

    22.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    OxTーthe music duo formed by Masayoshi Ōishi and Tom-H@ckーwill release their new single Everlasting Dream on CD on February 5. In the run up to its release, the song, which is being used as the current ending theme for the ongoing TV anime series Ace of Diamond II, is now available early on download and streaming services.


    A music video produced by Sou Yasui was released on Monday. It features Ōishi and Tom-H@ck living out harmonious lives. It also stars Ren Ozawa who played the protagonist Sawamura Eijun in the Ace of Diamond stage adaptation. Ozawa also voices Kazunari Miyoshi in the ongoing anime series A3! which Masayoshi Ōishi wrote the opening theme for.


    OxT – Everlasting Dream [Official Video]

    Ren Ozawa said: “The music video was fun to shoot and be a part of! I feel relaxed watching OxT in the finished video. They’re adorable! The song is great too, the rhythm flows right through me. The lyrics are wonderful too, they give me life, like ‘I’m gonna do it!’ This song really is the best, I want use it to cheer me on everyday! It’s the perfect song to wake up to. I think I’ll be able to start each day fresh!”

    OxT are set to perform alongside male singer Wolpis Carter at EX THEATER ROPPONGI on February 6, 2020 for “uP!!!SPECIAL BANQUET vol.2 projected by Live Natalie.” They will perform at ElectricLadyLand in Osu the following day on February 7 for “SCK PRESENTS Nagoya Subculture Super Live!!!!,” at Morinomiya Q’s Mall Base in Osaka on February 8, and will hold a free talk and mini live performance at DiverCity Tokyo Plaza on February 9.

  • OxT Drops Commercial for ‘Ace of Diamond Act II’ New Anime Ending Theme ‘Everlasting Dream’

    27.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Creator unit OxT, which consists of  Musicians Masayoshi Ōishi and Tom-H@ck, has dropped a short commercial for their new song Everlasting Dream which will be released for sale on February 5, 2020. The commercial is edited from a video included on the First-Press Limited Edition version of the single and features Masayoshi Ōishi and Tom-H@ck. The video was directed by Sou Yasui.


    OxT – ‘Everlasting Dream’ Commercial

    Everlasting Dream is the fourth ending theme song for the anime Ace of Diamond Act II, which will broadcast in January 2020. 

    Alongside the release of the commercial, their latest artist photo and CD jacket visuals have also been unveiled.

    The single even includes the Orchestra Live Version of the Ace of Diamond Act II ending theme song Golden After School as a coupling track. The Orchestra Live Version was recorded live at the Ace of Diamond Act II The ORCHESTRA Ⅱ live performance which took place at Olympus Hall Hachiōji on September 29, 2019.


    OxT definitely has a lot more in store for 2020 so stay tuned.

  • SSSS.GRIDMAN Greatest Hits Album to be Released

    07.October.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been almost exactly one year since popular TV anime SSSS.GRIDMAN came to screens across Japan. To commemorate, a greatest hits album title SSSS.GRIDMAN BEST ALBUM will be released.

    The album will include the anime opening theme song UNION which was performed by musical group OxT, who are widely popular for their heroic anime songs. Other songs include the emotional ending theme song youthful beautiful which was performed by Maaya Uchida, which reflects the struggles faced by the young characters in their everyday lives. The album even contains character songs from the anime, giving even more reason for all fans to have it on their shelves.

    No fan could resist getting their hands on this record after one look at the illustration for the CD cover. The album will be released on December 18, 2019. This goldmine of the best songs from the anime will be released on December 18, 2019, so be sure to check it out. 


    ⒸTsuburaya Productions Ⓒ2018 TRIGGER, Akira Amemiya / “GRIDMAN” Production Committee

  • Event Report: SSSS.GRIDMAN Voice Cast Get Together For Anime’s 2nd Special Event

    04.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME

    SSSS.GRIDMAN SHOW 02, the second of a series of special events centred on the hit 2018 mecha series SSSS.GRIDMAN, was held at Culttz Kawasaki in Kawasaki, Kanagawa on May 26, 2019. Following up from the first event back in February, the second saw the voice cast appear once again along with an even bigger and better schedule packed full of surprises. This is a report of the evening portion of the event.


    The voice cast line-up this time was even bigger than the last with each respective voice actor standing in front of an illustration of their respective characters: Yūya Hirose (who plays Yūta Hibiki), Hikaru Midorikawa (Gridman), Sōma Saitō (Shō Utsumi), Yume Miyamoto (Rikka Takarada), and more. Each of them gave a brief introducing of themselves before the room suddenly faded to black. It was then that Masayoshi Ōishi, the vocalist for music duo OxT, took to the stage to perform the TV edit version of t he anime’s opening theme UNION.


    Following the performance, the cast were given a time limit to draw their own original monsters. Thanks to a classy suggestion by Katsuyuki Konishi, who voices Max, series director Akira Amemiya quickly drew the “Culttzdon” (a pun on the name of the venue) while he was in the waiting room. It was clear for all to see that the cast and staff had a great relationship with each other.

    During the event, a video message was also on screen from Maaya Uchida who performs the ending theme youthful beautiful. The cast also read lines out loud in character once again, continuing from where they left off at the first event.


    At the end of the event when all the cast members left the stage, a message on the screen announced that a manga and novel spin-off will be released and that a live-action stage adaptation will arrive in spring 2020, causing the crowd to give a huge round of applause. Though the anime may have concluded, SSSS.GRIDMAN is clearly not over yet.


    ⒸTsuburaya Productions Ⓒ2018 TRIGGER・Akira Amemiya / “GRIDMAN” Production Committee

  • OxT Release Ace of Diamond Act II’s Ending Theme ‘Golden After School’

    18.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    OxT is a Japanese music group consisting of vocalist Masayoshi Ōishi and guitarist and composer Tomohiro Ōshima (Tom-H@ck). Their music has featured in several anime series including SSSS.GRIDMAN for which their song UNION was used as the opening theme. The song peaked on Oricon’s Weekly Digital Charts at No. 2.


    Their song Golden After School is currently used as the ending theme for the ongoing TV anime series Ace of Diamond Act II. The song just hit shelves on April 17 and both members released statements surrounding the record.

    Masayoshi Ōishi said: “We wrote a song for the new chapter of Seidou High! It would be great if this song continues that golden age the 3rd year students left behind, the age that ties together their story which took place after school. We wrote it with care and consideration, so I hope people enjoy it!”


    Tom-H@ck commented: “Our latest single… Golden After School…! This is a famous song which has a nostalgic vibe to it. The melody and lyrics both elicit a sense of nostalgia from somewhere. Please be sure to check out the music video too, me and my pal Ōishi went on a driving date!”

    First press copies of the CD include application cards to receive priority tickets to an official event for the anime series taking place at Science Hall on May 18. Appearing at the event will be Ryōta Ōsaka (who voices Eijun Sawamura), Shintarō Asanuma (Yōichi Kuramochi), Wataru Hatano (Tōru Masuko), and OxT.


    Masayoshi Ōishi has also announced a new solo album entitled Kariuta II which will be released on June 26, 2019. He will head on a solo tour to promote the album later this year. Pre-sale tickets will go live via his fan club on April 22 at 23:59 (JST).

    The cover jacket for Masayoshi Ōishi’s live DVD Masayoshi Ōishi no Hikikatari Lab ~10th Anniversary “One Man” Show~ has also been unveiled. It will be released on May 8.

  • Event Report: SSSS.GRIDMAN Show an Overwhelming Success, Follow-Up Show Announced

    07.February.2019 | ANIME&GAME

    The first live event for the TV anime series SSSS.GRIDMAN titled “SSSS.GRIDMAN SHOW 01” was held at TFT Hall in Odaiba, Tokyo on February 3, 2019.

    The event began with a screening of famous scenes from the show. Each member of the voice acting cast was then welcomed on stage one by one with huge rounds of applause: Yūya Hirose (who plays Yūta Hibiki), Hikaru Midorikawa (Gridman), Sōma Saitō (Shō Utsumi), Yume Miyamoto (Rikka Takarada), Reina Ueda (Akane Shinjō), Ryōsuke Takahashi (Samurai Calibur), Aoi Yūki (Borr), Masaya Matsukaze (Vit), Kenichi Suzumura (Anti/Gridknight), and Suzuko Mimori (Namiko).


    Warning: This article contains spoilers for scenes in the series.

    The event was led by actors Ryōsuke Takahashi and Masaya Matsukaze. It was accompanied by performances from Hirose, Saitō, Miyamoto and Ueda who each performed their own character’s song. For Yūta’s song voice actor Hirose got the crowd pumping by saying “I can’t hear you!” Fans waved their red pen lights to each tune.

    During the discussion each member from the cast looked back at their favourite scenes. Suzumura recalled episode ten when Anti, the character he voices, transforms into Gridknight. “Because special effects have been an important aspect for antiheroes for a very long time [laughs]. I was able to play both a Kaiju and the hero,” he comments. He also gave a little behind-the-scenes insight, continuing: “I actually didn’t know about Anti’s transformation into Gridknight in the beginning. I originally auditioned for Samurai Calibur.”

    The cast also got into character to read some scenes aloud. Tetsu Inada, joined in too who voices the digital being Alexis Kerib. One scene included Akane Shinjō summoning a Kaiju after becoming offended. Alexis got the whole room to shout “Instance Abreaction” at which point Wooser from the TV anime series Wooser’s Hand-to-Mouth Life suddenly appeared. Gridman appeared on stage, saying “We can’t continue our reading like this,” but he did not fight Wooser, instead escorting him away in a gentlemanly manner.

    Anti showed his fighting spirit when Gridman walked on stage. Borr pointed out that “We don’t have the budget to pay the GRIDMAN production team to make mascot costumes.” However, a mascot dressed as Anti in his Kaiju form stepped on stage, delighting even the crowd. The atmosphere was truly one of a hero show.


    The audience also called out the words “Access Code Gridman Calibar” at the call of Samurai Calibar at which his sword was sent to where Gridman was.

    Gridman and Anti got into a heated battle. Fans cheered on with Gridman coming out as victor. It was a spectacular fusion of reading aloud and acting.

    Music duo OxT came onto stage to perform a cover of the song Yume no Hero, the main theme for Gridman the Hyper Agent. Guitarist Tom-H@ck said, “I’ve really been looking forward to today, but we had to wait so long. I was worried our names weren’t written down.” Vocalist Masayoshi Ōishi invited laughs as he took out half a ticket on stage and said, “Even though our names were clearly written down it feels like we’re being treated like secret guests.

     The two musicians continued with UNION, the opening theme for SSSS.GRIDMAN. Their performance ended with Ōishi doing the Access Flash pose.

     The voice cast returned to the stage to announce that a second show, SSSS.GRIDMAN SHOW 02, will take place on May 26, which drew cheers and a round of applause throughout the room. The event wrapped up with the screen showing the final live-action part of the series and announcing that a music video for UNION is currently in production. 

  • Voice actress Maaya Uchida releases artwork for “youthful beautiful” – the ending theme song for TV anime GRIDMAN

    13.August.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Voice actress Maaya Uchida releases 8th single “youthful beautiful” – check out her brand new album art!

    This single will be released on Wednesday 17th October as the ending theme song for TV anime “SSSS.GRIDMAN”, which will be aired from this October. Three versions of this single will be released — a first-run limited edition version and two regular edition versions. The first-run limited edition version comes with a special DVD containing the music video for the single and many other clips!

    In addition, a Blu-ray and DVD of Maaya Uchida’s first one-man-live-tour “UCHIDA MAAYA (Magic Number) TOUR 2018” will be released for sale on Wednesday 12th December. The tour visited Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka and contained a rich diversity of performances and the wildly enthusiastic fans were amused to no end. The Blu-ray and DVD cover will be decorated with an image from Uchida’s live performance that took place in Hall A of Tokyo International Forum on Sunday 24th June. This must-see edition includes a compilation of behind the scenes footage of Uchida before her live performance and precious videos of her rehearsals.


    Furthermore, it has been announced that there will be a Blu-ray and DVD version of her 8th single “youthful beautiful” and the “UCHIDA MAAYA Magic Number TOUR 2018”. For more information on this, please keep an eye on Maaya Uchida’s website!


    The voice actress is also hyping herself up for her 2019 New Year’s live at the Nippon Budokan called “UCHIDA MAAYA New Year LIVE 2019 – take you take me BUDOKAN!”. Uchida just never stops and we can’t take our eyes off her!



    “Youthful beautiful”

    Single release date: Wednesday 17th October 2018

    First-run limited edition: (CD+DVD) PCCG-01725

    Price: ¥1,750 + tax

    First-run limited special edition:

    ・ Full colour booklet

    ・ Special DVD youthful beautiful + music videos


    Standard edition (CD only) PCCG- 70435

    Price: ¥1,250 + tax


    Maaya Uchida’s official website:

    © Tsuburaya Productions © 2018 TRIGGER・Akira Amemiya/GRIDMAN production team


  • SSSS.GRIDMAN’s Ending Theme ‘youthful beautiful’ to be Performed by Maaya Uchida

    27.June.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Voice actress and singer Maaya Uchida released her anticipated second album Magic Hour on April 25, 2018. She’s currently on her tour titled Magic Number Tour 2018. During her performance in Tokyo on June 24, she announced that she will be responsible for the ending theme of SSSS.GRIDMAN, an upcoming anime series slated for fall 2018.

    The concert began with the sound of Uchida’s voice counting down from 5 to 1 after which the singer appeared on stage with the ‘Magic Number’ title call. She began with My Star is Here!! and performed 6 songs one after the other.


    When the intro to Craft Sweet Heart began to play, a spectacular trumpet, saxophone and trombone performance was put on. She played three more songs including her new release Agitato. This was followed by the dance number Romantic Dancer as well as Moratorium Dance Floor. The crowd shook the building down.

    Speaking about the album and tour, Uchida said, “I thought about all the new memories I have made up to now, and what’s to come, when making this.”


    She was overcome with emotion, saying “Looking back at my memories up to now, all of you were always with me.” But she composed herself with a smile and said, “I love being here.” She then performed Magic Hour after which there was a warm round of applause.

    Towards the end of the concert, she performed ApplauseSmiling Spiral and take you take me BANDWAGON before wrapping up the main section of the show with Step to Next Star!!

    The encore song was Cross Fire. Just when everyone thought the show was over, Uchida announced, “I have some news to share!” That news was her new song youthful beautiful being used as the ending theme for SSSS.GRIDMAN, as well as the song being released as her 8th single on October 17, 2018. A huge round of applause and cheers rippled across the venue.

    The night climaxed and ended with smiles all round with Kore Kara mo Watashi o Rescue Shite ne! and her classic hit Gimmie! Revolution.

    Having completed shows in Fukuoka and Tokyo on her tour, the last stop will be Osaka on July 1. Excitement is high as she moves towards the final concert in what has been her best tour performance yet.


    UCHIDA MAAYA「Magic Number」TOUR 2018【Magic Number 1 OSAKA】※SOLD OUT
    Date: July 1, 2018 (Open 5pm / Start 6pm)
    Venue: Osaka International Convention Center Main Hall
    Concert Info:
    Maaya Uchida Official Website:
    Maaya Uchida Official Fan Club “LIFE IS LIKE A SUNNY DAY”: Anime “SSSS.GRIDMAN”
    Slated for broadcast fall 2018.Official Website:
    ©Tsuburaya Productions ©2018 TRIGGER・Akira Amemiya / “GRIDMAN” Production Team