SSSS.GRIDMAN World Premiere at Anime Expo 2018
Source: Pony Canyon
Official Site: gridman.net
Special Thanks to Toshiya Kitabayashi
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Sales agent Pony Canyon has revealed that the Tsuburaya Productions superhero anime series, SSSS.GRIDMAN (SSSS.グリッドマン, SSSS.Guriddoman) will have its world premiere at Anime Expo 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Further details are scheduled to be announced tomorrow (June 13) on the Anime Expo official website.
SSSS.GRIDMAN is an animated adaptation of the 1993 live-action series GRIDMAN THE HYPER AGENT (電光超人グリッドマン, Denkoo Choojin Guriddoman). The show will air in Japan beginning this October with international airdates TBA.
About Pony Canyon Inc.
Pony Canyon has been at the forefront of Japan’s video entertainment industry. Pony Canyon also develops digital software, utilizing the latest interactive and multimedia technology. Pony Canyon is a part of the Fuji Media Holdings Inc. which is Japan’s largest and influential media conglomerate.
About Tsuburaya Productions
Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. has created dozens of heroes and other characters, including Ultraman, who have been loved from generation to generation. The base for the company was Tsuburaya Visual Effects Research, which was launched by the Japanese “Father of Special Effects” Eiji Tsuburaya. After showing his skill and making a name for himself working on many monster movies and special effects laden fantasy science films, in 1963 Tsuburaya incorporated Tsuburaya Visual Effects Research and established Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. in order to advance further research and development of special effects technologies and release visual works that could be enjoyed by a wider audience. The company has continued to maintain Eiji Tsuburaya’s policies even after his death.
2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the company’s founding, and it continues its work to this day. Currently, the company carries out activities including production of works for television, original video works, and films for theatrical release; licensing of owned characters’ content; development of various products; event planning and live staged events that bring out the maximum appeal of its owned characters, and development of facilities that handle related items.
For more information on SSSS.GRIDMAN, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan: