‘SSSS.GRIDMAN x SSSS.DYNAZENON Special Night’ Announced

15.August.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

On August 26, a special event will be held that SSSS fans won’t want to miss. ‘SSSS.GRIDMAN x SSSS.DYNAZENON Special Night’ has been announced as a part of Ultra Heroes EXPO 2022 Summer Festival in Ikebukuro Sunshine City! This will be the first joint event between the two series.

 

From SSSS.GRIDMAN, Hikaru Midorikawa (Gridman) and Yuya Hirose (Yuta Hibiki) will take the stage, while Junya Enoki (Yomogi Asanaka) from SSSS.DYNAZENON will also appear. Gridman and Dynazenon will also be on display.


Tickets will go on sale starting August 13 at 10:00, so don’t miss out if you’re a fan of either series!

 

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  • GRIDMAN x DYNAZENON Film Announced, Akira Amemiya to Direct

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    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. 

     

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    Comment from Akira Amemiya (Director)

    A new GRIDMAN film has been announced.

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    04.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME

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    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.


     
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    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.


     
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    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. 

  • 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.

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