Series / Denkou Choujin Gridman

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Denkō Chōjin Gridman (電光超人グリッドマン, "Electric Superhuman Gridman") is a Japanese tokusatsu "Giant Hero" series by Tsuburaya Productions, the producers of Ultraman. The show ran from 1993 to 1994. It was adapted Power Rangers-style by DiC Entertainment into Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad. This would be Tsuburaya's last non-Ultra superhero production for more than a decade until Bio Planet WoO in 2006. Most of Gridman's production crew later worked on Ultraman Tiga.

Shot on live video, Gridman was the first Tsuburaya series to use D-2 digital video for its special effects scenes, allowing for smoother slow-motion photography. Tsuburaya, having switched to digital techniques since then, would continue to use D-2 for all future productions.

After 11 years of inactivity from the property, a new animated short starring Gridman was made by Studio Trigger for the Japan Animator Expo, released on January 16, 2015. Two years later, at anime expo 2017, Trigger and Tsuburaya announced that an animated reboot titled Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad Gridman is currently under development.


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