Watashi wa Hyper Agent Gridman.
After a long wait, Tsuburaya Productions is finally ready to unveil the new SSSS.Gridman.
This animated effort inspired by the live-action original bears many similarities to its tokusatsu predecessor, but also a few differences. For one, the impending monster mayhem doesn't seem to be confined to a digitized world within computers, as seen in the 1993 series Gridman the Hyper-Agent. Those look like physical buildings getting smashed to pieces as enormous kaiju tangle with the hero of the hour, in a populated area. Among them is a cast of angsty youngsters whose paths may be inextricably linked to the red and white savior known as Gridman.
SSSS.Gridman begins October 6, 2018.
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