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Hello once again members of the board, LegendZilla here once again. Do any of you mind if I made a thread dedicated to the most well-known sister-brand of the Ultraman franchise, Denkou Choujin Gridman (better known stateside as Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad)? Say anything you want about both the original 1993 series and its modern-day follow-up SSSS Gridman.

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I've only seen SSSS Gridman once but I really liked it. The characters were good, the animation was the quality expected from Trigger (very good), and the kaiju... Holy crap, the kaiju. There wasn't a single kaiju that I didn't like. Anti, Ghoulgilas, and Nanashi are especially perfect. I couldn't understand the ending, though.
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Like, I know that Ayane was actually a human in the real world or something but why did Gridman turn into the 1993 suit? And what happened to the other characters when she woke up? Did they just crumble into paper REJECTED-style?
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Gridman turned into the 1993 suit because that is his true form. His battle with Alexis Kerib weakened him to the point where he was stuck in the look he has for the show, but upon being able to regain his full strength, he was able to return to his normal state

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Still haven't seen the original series yet though I did love Super Human Samurai when it was on. Much better and less annoying than Power Rangers if you ask me. Plus the monsters were just so much cooler. With the original series on TOKU I do hope to get around to it at some point. Would love if Mill Creek can get this from Tsuburaya in the future.
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Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:Still haven't seen the original series yet though I did love Super Human Samurai when it was on. Much better and less annoying than Power Rangers if you ask me. Plus the monsters were just so much cooler. With the original series on TOKU I do hope to get around to it at some point. Would love if Mill Creek can get this from Tsuburaya in the future.
According to Keith Aiken, Mill Creek does have the rights to Gridman and they were planning to release it this year prior to the pandemic, so I suppose it'd only a matter of time...

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Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:Still haven't seen the original series yet though I did love Super Human Samurai when it was on. Much better and less annoying than Power Rangers if you ask me. Plus the monsters were just so much cooler. With the original series on TOKU I do hope to get around to it at some point. Would love if Mill Creek can get this from Tsuburaya in the future.
You can watch the whole series on Youtube. It has some pretty shitty subs however.

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Guess what I'll be watching pretty soon.
https://twitter.com/VintageHenshin/stat ... 1967783939

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Cryptid_Liker wrote:Guess what I'll be watching pretty soon.
https://twitter.com/VintageHenshin/stat ... 1967783939
Oooh, I'm down for that. Hope they release an episode a day, that's how I watched the first three seasons of Symphogear and I really enjoyed that pace.

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Reviving this because of SSSS.DYNAZENON. Interesting that it's humans that are summoning the kaiju instead of an alien.

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I've watched the first 2 episodes. I probably need to do so mid-day when I'm not so tired because I keep falling asleep trying to watch this. When the first anime was released, someone on another site would basically list all the Transformers Shattered Glass references in each episode. Not sure if that is still happening or not.

Secondly, I know this is not a 1:1 recreation of Gridman, but I take it by the title they are basically completely redoing the idea of the God Zenon (Zenon) and Dyna Dragon (Drago) mechs (instead of 2 completely separate robots, one basically transforms into the other?) . Lastly, is there any indication at some point Gridman will show up and merge with Dynazenon? Not to steal the thunder of the new characters, but a crossover towards the end would be cool. Or maybe they'll save that for a movie or OVA after the series concludes.
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They reference SG in ssss. Gridman/Dynazenon?! That's surprising. I feel like SG Transformers stuff is kinda niche.
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Major sssspielberg! wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:14 pm They reference SG in ssss. Gridman/Dynazenon?! That's surprising. I feel like SG Transformers stuff is kinda niche.
skreeonk I gotta just watch the show already.
Every main character in Gridman's color palette is based on an autobot from Shattered Glass.

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Cryptid_Liker wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:02 pm Every main character in Gridman's color palette is based on an autobot from Shattered Glass.
I'm gonna have to go a week sober and come back to this comment to make sure it's not a hallucination. That's wild.
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https://tformers.com/new-anime-ssss-gri ... /news.html

SG is pretty niche, but one of the animators happens to be a fan, even though these were pretty much convention-only stories. Hasbro did test the water last year and release a couple SG toys on their website (Hasbro Pulse). Now a whole subline for SG is coming. I'm sire it is still far mor eniche in Japan, but it seems like it's catching on fast in the west.
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