Prepare to be thrilled and nostalgic as the beloved super robot anime Grendizer makes a triumphant return in the form of "Grendizer U" With chief director Mitsuo Fukuda, known for his work on Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, leading the charge, fans can expect a modern take on the classic series. Scheduled for release in 2024, the anime comes with an enticing teaser trailer and stunning visual, teasing the epic adventure that awaits.
But the excitement doesn't stop there! The creative team behind Grendizer U boasts an all-star lineup, including character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, responsible for iconic works like Neon Genesis Evangelion, Summer Wars, and Great Pretender. Accompanying Sadamoto is the brilliant Ichirou Ookouchi, known for his contributions to Code Geass and Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch of Mercury, taking on the role of series composer and scriptwriter. And let's not forget the talented Kouhei Tanaka, the co-composer for One Piece and Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, who will be orchestrating the music, setting the perfect tone for this grand adventure. The animation production is in the capable hands of GAINA, promising a visually stunning spectacle.
Returning to the spotlight are the iconic characters Duke Fleed, the valiant pilot of the titular mecha, and Koji Kabuto, the fearless pilot of Mazinger Z. While retaining the essence of the original series, Grendizer U will captivate audiences with a fresh and thrilling storyline, offering a new chapter instead of a mere sequel.
This remarkable revival was first announced in August 2022, sending waves of excitement through the anime community. The original Toei Animation-produced UFO Robot Grendizer Raids series, which aired from 1975 to 1977, remains a classic with 74 episodes under its belt. Created by the prolific manga creator Go Nagai, who is also credited as a co-creator of the anime, the series captivated audiences with its action-packed narrative and unforgettable characters.
The story revolves around the Fleed, a planet located in the nebula of Vega, facing destruction at the hands of the allied forces of Vega. The valiant Prince of Fleed, escaping in his powerful Grendizer, seeks refuge on Earth. There, he encounters Dr. Umon, a space scientist, and adopts the identity of Daisuke Umon, living a peaceful life with the Umon Family. However, trouble brews as Vega the Great, hungry for power after conquering countless planets, sets his sights on Earth. With humanity's fate at stake, Daisuke, Dr. Umon, and their ally Koji rise to protect humanity against the relentless forces of evil.
As the gears of fate turn, Grendizer U promises to deliver an electrifying experience filled with bravery, adventure, and heart-pounding encounters with UFO monsters. The fusion of Grendizer with other beloved works like Mazinger Z and Great Mazinger sets the stage for an epic battle that transcends time and space.
Grendizer U is not just a comeback; it's an event that fans have eagerly awaited. Witness the resurgence of an anime legend, reimagined for a new generation, as we embark on a thrilling journey into the cosmos once again. Hold on to your seats, as Grendizer U is set to redefine the genre and create an unforgettable legacy in the annals of anime history.