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SSSS.Gridman is a Japanese anime series, adapted from the 1993–1994 tokusatsu series Denkou Choujin Gridman. The series is a co-production between Tsuburaya Productions and Trigger. The series is directed by Akira Amemiya, written by Keiichi Hasegawa, and animated by Trigger, with music by Shirō Sagisu. Masayuki Gotou designed Gridman with Masaru Sakamoto handling the other character designs. The "SSSS" in the title stands for "Special Signature to Save a Soul" as revealed in the final episode. The series aired in Japan from October 6, 2018 to December 22, 2018.[1]

Funimation licensed the series for streaming on FunimationNow and created an English dub in 2018. The series was also simulcast by Crunchyroll. The English dub of SSSS.Gridman aired on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block from January 16, 2021 to April 3, 2021 at 2:30 AM.[1]

Plot[]

Yuta Hibiki awakens with amnesia and the ability see things that others cannot. He first encounters a Gridman in the reflection of his friend Rikka Takarada's computer and it tells him to "Remember his calling," but Yuta doesn't understand what this means. Later, in the distance, he sees an extremely large monster but it doesn't move. It's only when Yuta gets to school that the two sightings make sense: a monster attacks and the hero Yuta saw in the computer screen pulls him within the computer and transforms Yuta into a giant hero named Gridman.

Characters[]

Voice Cast[]

Character English Voice Actor Japanese Voice Actor
Yuta Hibiki Brandon McInnis Yūya Hirose
Gridman Robert McCollum Hikaru Midorikawa
Rikka Takarada Jill Harris Yume Miyamoto
Sho Utsumi Greg Ayre Sōma Saitō
Akane Shinjo Lindsay Seidel Reina Ueda
Alexis・Kerib Barry Yandell Tetsu Inada
Anti Stephen Fu Kenichi Suzumura
Anosillus the 2nd Monica Rial Karin Takahashi
Samurai Calibur Ian Sinclair Ryousuke Takahashi
Max Cris George Katsuyuki Konish
Vit Chris Burnett Masaya Matsukaze
Borr Apphia Yu Aoi Yūki
Orie Takarada Anastasia Muñoz Mayumi Shintani
Namiko Sarah Wiedenheft Suzuko Mimori
Hass Amber Lee Connors Akari Kitō

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Episodes[]

Color Season Episodes Toonami Premiere Toonami Finale
1 12 January 16, 2021 April 3, 2021

Funimation released the series on Blu-Ray and DVD in North America on January 28, 2020.

Broadcast History[]

SSSS.Gridman premiered in Japan on WOWOW, Tokyo MX, BS11 and MBS from October 6, 2018 to December 22, 2018. The series also later aired in Japan on ATV beginning on May 26, 2019.[2][3]

In the United States, it was announced during Toonami Special Edition, a YouTube livestream panel that streamed on November 14, 2020, that the English dub of the series would premiere on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block on January 16, 2021 at 2:30 AM, replacing Gemusetto: Death Beat(s) in the lineup.[1] The series completed its run on April 3, 2021 and was replaced in the lineup by season 2 of The Promised Neverland the following week.

  • Japan (WOWOW) — October 6, 2018[2][3] - December 22, 2018
  • Japan (Tokyo MX) — October 6, 2018[2][3] - December 22, 2018
  • Japan (BS11) — October 6, 2018[2][3] - December 22, 2018
  • Japan (MBS) — October 6, 2018[2][3] - December 22, 2018
  • Japan (ATV) — May 26, 2019[2] - 2019
  • United States (Adult Swim) — January 16, 2021[1] - April 3, 2021

Toonami Broadcast History[]

SSSS.Gridman made its Toonami premiere on January 16, 2021, replacing Gemusetto: Death Beat(s) [4] in the lineup, airing from 2:30 AM - 3:00 AM. The season finale made its Toonami premiere on April 3, 2021 and the series was subsequently removed from the lineup and replaced by The Promised Neverland [5]

  • Toonami (United States) — January 16, 2021 - April 3, 2021[1]

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