GRIDMAN UNIVERSE, a film based from the 2018 SSSS anime series such as SSSS.Gridman and the 2021 SSSS.Dynazenon, has released their official trailer! It was revealed that it will premiere on Japanese theaters nationwide on March 24, 2023. Studio Trigger is its animation production studio where the SSSS series came from, as well as Darling in the FranXX. Teaser visuals and additional cast have also been shared.
SSSS Series Synopsis
The first installment, SSSS.Gridman, focuses on Yuuta Hibiki and Rikka Takarada. Yuuta woke up in Rikka’s room with no memories of why he was there. He was being called by a robot next room, who is Hyper Agent Gridman. Rikka cannot hear Hyper Agent Gridman, nor see the monsters ravaging outside. Yuuta then merged with Hyper Agent Gridman to fight the monsters outside, and Rikka decided to help him out – together with her classmate, Shou Utsumi.
The second installment, SSSS.Dynazenon tells the story of Yomogi Asanaka and his encounter with a strange homeless man named Gauma. Gauma claimed to deal with the kaiju, the monsters currently endangering the city. One day, when Yomogi and his classmate, Yume Miname, witnessed a kaiju in the city. Gauma summoned a giant robot named Dynazenon. Dynazenon required 4 people cooperating to unleash its full potential in order to combat the kaiju crisis.
Watch the trailer below:
The trailer showed the crossover of the characters in the SSSS.Gridman and SSSS.Dynazenon. Yuuta Hibiki, Rikka Takarada, and Shou Utsumi made an appearance first. The old computer where Hyper Agent Gridman came from can be seen. Yuuta and his allies are then faced with a crisis that someone or something is wrecking havoc in the city. They are now joined by Yomogi Asanaka and Yume Miname this time.
Check out the teaser visuals below:
The 1st teaser visual depicts the main characters from SSSS.Gridman (from left to right): Rikka Takarada and Yuuta Hibiki.
The 2nd teaser visual featured the main characters from SSSS.Dynazenon (from left to right): Yume Minami and Yomogi Asanaka.
Here are the newly announced cast members:
- Samurai Caliber – voiced by Ryousuke Takahashi
- Max – voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi, known for playing Tengen Uzui in Demon Slayer, Otonoshin Koito in Golden Kamuy, and many more
- Borr – voiced by Aoi Yuki, known for playing Tsuyu Asui in My Hero Academia, Lucy in Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, and many more
- Vit – voiced by Masaya Matsukaze, known for playing Illumi Zoldyck in Hunter x Hunter, Kyouya Otori in Ouran High School Host Club, and many more
- Rikka’s mother – voiced by Mayumi Shintani, known for playing Nonon Jakuzure in KILL la KILL, and many more
- Knight – voiced by Kenichi Suzumura, known for playing Sogo Ogita in Gintama, Atsushi Murasakibara in Kuroko no Basuke, and many more
- The 2nd – voiced by Karin Takahashi, known for playing Suika in Dr. Stone, Kobeni in Chainsaw Man, and many more
Here are the previously announced returning cast:
- Yuuta Hibiki – voiced by Yuya Hirose
- Shou Utsumi – voiced by Soma Saito, known for playing Tadashi Yamaguchi in Haikyuu!!, Tatsumi in Akame ga Kill!, and many more
- Rikka Takarada – voiced by Yume Miyamoto, known for playing Magine in Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger, and many more
- Yomogi Asanaka – voiced by Junya Enoki, known for playing Yuji Itadori in Jujutsu Kaisen, Naoya Yukai in Girlfriend, Girlfriend, and many more
- Yume Minami – voiced by Shion Wakayama, known for playing Takina Inoue in Lycoris Recoil, and many more
- Koyomi Yamanaka – voiced by Yuichiro Umehara, known for playing Gorou in Darling in the FranXX, Horikita Manabu in Classroom of the Elite, and many more
- Chise Asukagawa – voiced by Chika Anzai, known for playing Barbara in The Promised Neverland, Chisato Nishigiki in Lycoris Recoil, and many more