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Series: Denkou Choujin Gridman

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 until Bio Planet WoO. Most of Gridman's production crew would 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.


Denkō Chōjin Gridman provides examples of the following tropes: