Yuya Hirose, Souma Saito, Yume Miyamoro, Reina Ueda newly join the cast
The official website for SSSS.Gridman, an all-new TV anime series based on Tsuburaya Productions' 1993-1994 tokusatsu TV series Denkou Choujin Gridman, today posted a key visual introducing its main characters and a 50-second PV for a fall 2018 premiere. The video is now also screened at the ongoing Anime Japan 2018 event.
In addition to the previously announced 49-year-old Hikaru Midorikawa (Heero Yuy in Mobile Suit Gundam Wing), who reprises his role as the hero, Yuya Hirose, Souma Saito, Yume Miyamoro, and Reina Ueda are newly join the voice cast.
Main voice cast:
Yuta Hibiki: Yuya Hirose (Junichi Aizawa in Handa-kun)
Gridman: Hikaru Midorikawa (Heero Yuy in Mobile Suit Gundam Wing)
Sho Utsumi: Souma Saito (Tadashi Yamaguchi in Haikyu!!)
Rikka Takarada: Yume Miyamoto (Mahiru Kasumi in Aikatsu Stars!)
Akane Sinjo: Reina Ueda (Hane Sakura in Bakuon!!)
Original Story: "Denkou Choujin Gridman"
Director: Akira Amemiya (Ninja Slayer From Animation)
Screenplay: Keiichi Hasegawa (Heisei Ultraman and Kamen Rider series)
Gridman Design: Masayuki Goto (Tsuburaya Productions/Ultraman Orb character designer)
Character Design: Masaru Sakamoto (Little Witch Academia episode animation director)
Anime Production: Studio Trigger (Kill la KILL)
Music Production: Pony Canyon
The original live-action series was aired for 39 episodes from April 1993 to January 1994 as Tsuburaya
Productions' 30th anniversary title, then it was adapted into Super Human Samurai Syber-Squad for the
American TV broadcast by DIC Entertainment in 1994-1995.
Then in 2015, an anime short inspired by the series, titled Denkou Choujin Gridman: boys invent great
hero, was produced for the Japan Animator Expo. It was directed by Akira Amemiya (Ninja Slayer From
Animation) and animate by Studio Trigger (Kill la KILL). The two again team up for the new anime series
in cooperation with Tsuburaya.