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Gridman Universe Film Drops Teaser, March 24 Release Date

Gridman Universe Film Drops Teaser, March 24 Release DateA few months ago, we learned that we’d be getting a film set in the Gridman universe—called, appropriately enough, Gridman Universe—in 2023.

Now we know exactly when Gridman Universe is set to hit Japanese theaters: March 24.

That’s thanks to a new teaser for the film, which also revealed the following cast members:

  • Ryosuke Takahashi as Caliber
  • Katsuyuki Konishi as Max
  • Aoi Yuki as Borr
  • Masaya Matsukaze as Vit
  • Mayumi Shintani as Rikka’s mother
  • Kenichi Suzumura as Knight
  • Karin Takahashi as The 2nd
  • Suzuko Mimori as Namiko
  • Akari Kito as Hassu

Previously, we learned the staff behind SSSS.GRIDMAN and SSSS.DYNAZENON would be back for this film. That includes director Akira Amemiya, writer Keiichi Hasegawa, character designer Masaru Sakamoto and music composer Shiro Sagisu. Returning cast members include Hikaru Midorikawa (Gridman), Yuya Hirose (Yuta Hibiki), Yume Miyamoto (Rikka Takarada) and Soma Saito (Sho Utsumi) from GRIDMAN, as well as Junya Enoki (Yomogi Asanaka), Shion Wakayama (Yume Minami), Yuichiro Umehara (Koyomi Yamanaka) and Chika Anzai (Chise Asukagawa) from DYNAZENON.

Inspired by the original Gridman tokusatsu series from 1993, both the SSSS.GRIDMAN and SSSS.DYNAZENON anime series are on Crunchyroll, which describes the former like this:

Yuta Hibiki can’t remember who he is, and now he’s seeing and hearing things that others don’t! A voice from an old computer tells him to remember his calling, and he sees a massive, unmoving creature in the distance. Nothing’s making sense—until the behemoth springs to life! Suddenly, Yuta is pulled into the digital world, reappearing in the real one as the colossal hero—Gridman!

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.