New key visual and Japanese broadcast schedule revealed for upcoming reboot of Tsubaraya Productions hero show
A new key visual (above), a new trailer (below), and the Japanese broadcast schedule have been revealed for SSSS.GRIDMAN, an upcoming TV anime that reboots the 1993 - 1994 Tsuburaya Productions tokusatsu hero TV show for a modern audience in animated form.
In SSSS.GRIDMAN, Yuta Hibiki is a first year high school student living in the city of Tsutsujidai who wakes up one day and discovers that he's suffering from amnesia. Later, Yuta discovers an old computer and encounters "Hyper Agent Gridman" projected on its monitor. Gridman insists on wanting to complete his mission, prompting Yuta to begin searching for the meaning behind those words and how they apply to his missing memories. Soon the peaceful days of Yuta and his classmates are disrupted when giant monsters appear.
SSSS.GRIDMAN is directed by Akira Amemiya (NINJA SLAYER FROM ANIMATION) and features animation production by TRIGGER (Kill la Kill). The series will broadcast in Japan according to the following TV schedule:
- Tokyo MX: every Saturday during the 25:00 time slot beginning on October 06, 2018.
- MBS (Mainichi Broadcasting System): every Saturday during the 26:08 time slot beginning on October 06, 2018.
- BS11: every Saturday during the 25:00 time slot beginning on October 06, 2018.
- WOWOW: every Saturday during the 24:00 time slot beginning on October 06, 2018.
Please note that some Japanese TV schedules count early-morning programming as late-night programming of the previous day, so for example the 26:08 time slot on Saturday evening is actually on Sunday morning at 2:08 AM JST.
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