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.
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.
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.
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Funimation released the series on Blu-Ray and DVD in North America on January 28, 2020.
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. 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 - December 22, 2018
- Japan (Tokyo MX) — October 6, 2018 - December 22, 2018
- Japan (BS11) — October 6, 2018 - December 22, 2018
- Japan (MBS) — October 6, 2018 - December 22, 2018
- Japan (ATV) — May 26, 2019 - 2019
- United States (Adult Swim) — January 16, 2021 - April 3, 2021
- "Toonami to Start Showing SSSS.Gridman Anime in January 2021 ". animenewsnetwork.com. November 15, 2020. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-11-15/toonami-to-start-showing-ssss.gridman-anime-in-january-2021/.166358. Retrieved on November 15, 2020.
- "Broadcast Information ". https://gridman.net/onair/. Retrieved on November 16, 2020.
- "SSSS.Gridman Anime Reveals New Promo Video, New Visual, October 6 Premiere ". animenewsnetwork.com. September 10, 2018. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-09-10/ssss.gridman-anime-reveals-new-promo-video-new-visual-october-6-premiere/.136578. Retrieved on November 16, 2020.
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