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Enhance Online Meetings With Ultraman, Gridman Backgrounds

Enhance Online Meetings With Ultraman, Gridman BackgroundsTired of showing friends and colleagues blank walls or messy rooms during video calls? Check out these free backgrounds courtesy Tsuburaya Productions, the creators of Ultraman and its various spinoffs.

Released today as part of the company’s “Stay At Home With ULTRAMAN” campaign, the backgrounds are pulled from the recent CG Ultraman series and the anime SSSS.GRIDMAN.

Set these as your background on Zoom or Skype and enjoy powered-up calls. We’re told some of them only work for three minutes, though…

Ultraman (2019) was co-directed by Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki, and debuted on Netflix April 1, 2019. A second season is in the works. Here’s how Netflix describes it:

Decades ago, a hero from the stars left the world in peace. Now, the son of Ultraman must rise to protect the Earth from a new alien threat.

SSSS.GRIDMAN aired in 2018, and was directed by Akira Amemiya. Here’s how Funimation describes it:

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: Comic Natalie

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.