Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.
February 22, 2020 at 07:00 JST
Tsuburaya Productions Co. of live-action "Ultra" superhero franchise fame and anime studio Trigger Inc. are teaming up to produce an all-new animated TV series titled "SSSS.Dynazenon."
The new series is based on "Gridman the Hyper Agent," a live-action "tokusatsu" special effects TV series that made its debut in 1993. The superhero show was also adapted into an animated series titled "SSSS.Gridman," which aired from October 2018.
The development was announced during the opening ceremony of the Tsuburaya Convention 2019 event hosted by Tsuburaya Productions in December. The new series does not represent a second season of "SSSS.Gridman," according to the companies.
Key staff members of "SSSS.Gridman," including director Akira Amemiya, screenwriter Keiichi Hasegawa, character designer Masaru Sakamoto and composer Shiro Sagisu, are reprising their roles for "SSSS.Dynazenon."
A recently unveiled teaser visual shows the head of a machine that appears to be a "kaiju" monster.
"SSSS.Gridman" caused a stir when it won the Seiun Award (nebula award) in the media division of the 58th Nihon SF Taikai (Japan SF Convention) held last July.
For more information, visit the official website at (https://dynazenon.net/).
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