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Denkou Choujin Gridman
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Format: Superhero, Sci-Fi, Tokusatsu
Created by: Tsuburaya Productions
Starring: N/a
Opening Theme: Yume no Hero
Ending Theme: Motto Kimi o Shireba
Country Of Origin Japan
Number Of Episodes 39
Running Time 24 minutes
Original Channel TBS
TOKU (US)
Original Air Date April 3, 1993
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Denkou Choujin Gridman: boys invent great hero (2015)
Watch on TOKU

Denkou Choujin Gridman (電光超人グリッドマン Denkō Chōjin Guriddoman), translated into English as "Gridman the Hyper Agent", is a Japanese tokusatsu series by Tsuburaya Productions. The show ran from 1993 to 1994. It was the inspiration and source material for DiC Entertainment's Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad. This would be Tsuburaya's last non-Ultra superhero production before Bio Planet WoO.

Shot on live video, Gridman was the first series by Tsuburaya Productions to utilize 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.

Story

Three computer-savvy kids, Naoto, Yuka and Ippei create their own video game superhero, but then discover it is possessed by an inter-dimensional police officer, Gridman. Pursuing an evil program called Khan Digifer, he merges with Naoto and fights Kahn Digifer's digitized monsters (created by social misfit Takeshi) in order to prevent the computerized demon from wreaking havoc on the Human World.

Characters

Protagonists

Antagonists

Side Characters

  • Daichi Sho: Naoto's younger brother.
  • Kana Baba: Ippei's younger sister.
  • Soichiro Sho: Naoto's father.
  • Michiko Sho: Naoto's mother.
  • Hideyo Inoue: Yuka's father.
  • Yoshie Inoue: Yuka's mother.
  • Yoshihito Inoue: Yuka's elder brother.
  • Hiroshi Baba: Ippei's father.
  • Ayako Baba: Ippei's mother.
  • Police Officer Koganemura: The police officer of the town in which Naoto lives.
  • Police Officer Amagasaki: The police officer who appeared instead of Koganemura.

Kaiju

Episodes

  1. New Century Hero Birth! (新世紀ヒーロー誕生! Shinseiki Hīrō Tanjō!)
  2. The Secret of Acceptor (アクセプターの秘密 Akuseputā no Himitsu)
  3. Telephone Panic Crisis (電話パニック危機一髪 Denwa Panikku Kiki Ippatsu)
  4. Runaway Automobile (暴走自動車, Bōsō Jidōsha)
  5. Finisher Sword of Man's Pride! (男の意地の必殺剣! Otoko no Iji no Hissatsuken!)
  6. Melody of Terror (恐怖のメロディ Kyōfu no Merodī)
  7. Microwave Oven Explosion in 0 Seconds (電子レンジ爆発0秒前 Denshi Renji Bakuhatsu Zero-byō Mae)
  8. Brotherly Bonds (兄弟の絆 Kyōdai no Kizuna)
  9. The Fiendish Brainwashing Strategy (悪魔の洗脳作戦 Akuma no Sen'nō Sakusen)
  10. Dangerous Gift (危険な贈り物 Kiken na Okurimono)
  11. Pocket Money is 100,000 Yen? (おこづかいは十万円? Okozukai wa Jūmanen?)
  12. Beware of Catburglar Matty! (怪盗マティに御用心! Kaitō Mati ni Goyōjin!)
  13. I Don't Like Sports and Such (スポーツなんか大嫌い Supōtsu nanka Daikirai)
  14. Manipulated Time (あやつられた時間 Ayatsurareta Jikan)
  15. Crooked Target (歪んだターゲット Yuganda Tāgetto)
  16. Ippei, Shrunken!? (一平、チビる!? Ippei, Chibiru!?)
  17. Lonely Hacker (孤独なハッカー Kodoku na Hakkā)
  18. Legend of the Dragon (竜の伝説 Ryū no Densetsu)
  19. Sexy Policewoman SOS! (セクシー婦警SOS! Sekushī Fukei Esu Ō Esu!)
  20. Colors Are Disappearing From Earth?! (地球から色が消える?! Chikyū kara Iro ga Kieru?!)
  21. Execute! The Dream Hero (処刑!!夢のヒーロー Shokei!! Yume no Hīrō)
  22. Resurrection! Dinosaur Emperor (復活! 恐竜帝王 Fukkatsu! Kyōryū Teiō)
  23. Assassination! Underworld's Thunder (暗殺! 地獄の雷鳴 Ansatsu! Jigoku no Raimei)
  24. Love! Bioflower (恋! バイオフラワー Koi! Baio Furawā)
  25. Showdown! Hero's End Part 1 (決戦!ヒーローの最期 (前編) Kessen! Hīrō no Saigo (Zenpen))
  26. Showdown! Hero's End Part 2 (決戦!ヒーローの最期 (後編)Kessen! Hīrō no Saigo (Kōhen))
  27. Astounding! Toy Revolt (驚天! オモチャの反乱 Kyōten! Omocha no Hanran)
  28. Spirited Away! Yuka Has Vanished! (神かくし! ゆかが消えた!! Kamikakushi! Yuka ga Kieta!!)
  29. Pet Dog Bomb Project (愛犬爆弾計画 Aiken Bakudan Keikaku)
  30. The Day the World Died (世界滅亡の日 Sekai Metsubō no Hi)
  31. Monster Mama is a College Girl (怪獣ママは女子大生 Kaijū Mama wa Joshidaisei)
  32. Attack of the Human Vacuum Cleaner (人間掃除機の襲撃! Ningen Sōjiki no Shūgeki)
  33. Another Takeshi (もうひとりの武史 Mō Hitori no Takeshi)
  34. Bodyguard Benkei, have Arrived! (ボディガード弁慶参上! Bodīgādo Benkei Sanjō!)
  35. Shock! Sukeban Yuka!? (ぎくっ! スケバンゆか!? Giku! Sukeban Yuka!?)
  36. Did It! Baby (やったぜ! ベイビィ Yatta ze! Beibi)
  37. Huh-! The Death Penalty for Papa? (えっ! パパが死刑? E! Papa ga Shikei?)
  38. Danger On Earth (危うし地球! Ayaushi Chikyū)
  39. Farewell, Gridman (さらばグリッドマン Saraba Guriddoman)

Songs

Opening theme
  • Denkou Choujin Gridman opening

    Denkou Choujin Gridman opening

    The show's opening

    "Yume no Hero"
    • Lyrics: Akira Ōtsu
    • Composition: Kisaburo Suzuki
    • Arrangement: Masaki Iwamoto
    • Artist: Norio Sakai
Ending theme
  • Denkou Choujin Gridman Ending Theme

    Denkou Choujin Gridman Ending Theme

    "Motto Kimi o Shireba"
    • Lyrics: Akira Ōtsu
    • Composition: Kisaburo Suzuki
    • Arrangement: Masaki Iwamoto
    • Artist: Norio Sakai
Insert song
  • "Futatsu no Yūki"
    • Lyrics: Atsushi Aida
    • Composition & Arrangement: Osamu Totsuka
    • Artist: Compoid Three

Cast

  • Naoto Sho (翔 直人 Shō Naoto): Masaya Obi (小尾 昌也 Obi Masaya)
  • Yuka Inoue (井上 ゆか Inoue Yuka): Jun Hattori (服部 ジュン Hattori Jun)
  • Ippei Baba (馬場 一平 Baba Ippei): Takeshi Sudo (須藤 丈士 Sudō Takeshi)
  • Daichi Sho (翔 大地 Shō Daichi): Masahiro Iwaoka (岩岡 真裕 Iwaoka Masahiro)
  • Kana Baba (馬場 カナ Baba Kana): Kanako Nakatake (中武 佳奈子 Nakatake Kanako)
  • Soichiro Sho (翔 宗一郎 Shō Sōichirō): Edo Yamaguchi (エド 山口 Edo Yamaguchi)
  • Michiko Sho (翔 道子 Shō Michiko): Miru Hitotsuyanagi (一柳 みる Hitotsuyanagi Miru)
  • Hideyo Inoue (井上 英世 Inoue Hideyo): Daisuke Ban (伴 大介 Ban Daisuke) (Played as Naoya Ban (伴 直弥 Ban Naoya))
  • Yoshie Inoue (井上 良枝 Inoue Yoshie): Yumi Mitani (三谷 侑未 Mitani Yumi)
  • Yoshihito Inoue (井上 良仁 Inoue Yoshihito): Masakazu Arai (あらい 正和 Arai Masakazu)
  • Hiroshi Baba (馬場 寛司 Baba Hiroshi): Goro Kataoka (片岡 五郎 Kataoka Gorō)
  • Ayako Baba (馬場 彩子 Baba Ayako): Yuko Tsuga (津賀 有子 Tsuga Yūko)
  • Police Officer Koganemura (小金村 巡査Koganemura Junsa): Shoichi Komatsu (小松 正一 Komatsu Shōichi)
  • Police Officer Amagasaki (尼崎 巡査 Amagasaki Junsa): Daisuke Itsumori (五森 大輔 Itsumori Daisuke)
  • Takeshi Todo (藤堂 武史 Todō Takeshi): Tsuyoshi Sugawara (菅原 剛 Sugawara Tsuyoshi)
  • Narrator (ナレーター Narētā): Yuji Machi (真地 勇志 Machi Yūji)

Voice Cast

  • Gridman (グリッドマン Guriddoman): Hikaru Midorikawa (緑川 光 Midorikawa Hikaru)
  • Junk (ジャンク Janku): Junko Shimakata (嶋方 淳子 Shimakata Junko)
  • Kahn Digifer (カーンデジファー Kān Dejifā): Masaharu Sato (佐藤 正治 Satō Masaharu)

DVD Box Sets

Shows and Films
Showa Series Ultra Q | Ultraman | Ultraseven | Return of Ultraman | Ultraman Ace | Ultraman Taro | Ultraman Leo | Ultraman 80
Heisei Series Ultraman Tiga | Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Gaia | Ultraman Cosmos | Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy | Ultraman Nexus | Ultraman Max | Ultraman Mebius | Ultraseven X | Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle | Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey | Ultraman Retsuden | Neo Ultra Q | Shin Ultraman Retsuden | Ultraman Ginga | Ultraman Ginga S | Ultraman X | Ultraman Orb | Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle | Ultraman Geed | Ultraman Orb: The Chronicle | Ultraman R/B | Ultraman New Generation Chronicle
Outside of Japan Ultraman: The Adventure Begins | Ultraman: Towards the Future | Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero
OV・TVSP Ultra Fight | Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider | Ultraman Nice | Heisei Ultraseven | Ultraman Neos | Ultra Idemitsujin | Ultra Zone | Ultra Zero Fight | Ultra Fight Victory | Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA | Ultra Fight Orb | Ultraman Super Fighter Legend
Showa Movies Ultraman: Monster Movie Feature | Ultraman, Ultraseven: Great Violent Monster Fight | Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle | Ultraman (1979) | Ultraman ZOFFY: Ultra Warriors vs. the Giant Monster Army | Ultraman Story
Heisei Movies Ultra Q The Movie: Legend of the Stars | Ultraman Zearth | Ultraman Zearth 2: Superhuman Big Battle - Light and Shadow | Revive! Ultraman | Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light | Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Dyna, & Ultraman Gaia: The Decisive Battle in Hyperspace | Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey | Ultraman Gaia: Once Again Gaia | Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact | Ultraman Cosmos 2: The Blue Planet | Ultraman Cosmos Vs Ultraman Justice: The Final Battle | ULTRAMAN (2004) | Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers | Great Decisive Battle! The Super 8 Ultra Brothers | Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie | Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire | Ultraman Saga | Ultraman Ginga S The Movie: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors! | Ultraman X The Movie: Here Comes! Our Ultraman | Ultraman Orb The Movie: Lend Me The Power of Bonds! | Ultraman Geed The Movie: Connect The Wishes! | Ultraman R/B The Movie: Select! The Crystal of Bond
Gaidens Ultraman Tiga Gaiden: Revival of the Ancient Giant | Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Hikari Saga | Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Armored Darkness | Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Ghost Rebirth | Ultra Galaxy Legend Gaiden: Ultraman Zero vs. Darklops Zero | Ultraman Zero Gaiden: Killer the Beatstar
Other Series Captain Ultra | Mighty Jack | Operation: Mystery | Mirrorman | Redman | Triple Fighter | 10-4, 10-10 | Iron King | Fireman | Jumborg Ace | Mirror Fight | Army of the Apes | Pro-Wres no Hoshi Azteckaiser | Dinosaur Expedition Born Free | Dinosaur War Aizenborg | Dinosaur Squadron Koseidon | Denkou Choujin Gridman | Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad | Mirrorman REFLEX | Bio Planet WoO | Mirror Fight 2012
Anime The☆Ultraman | Ultraman Kids | Ultraman Graffiti: Wild! Ultra Country | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legend | Ultra Nyan | Denkou Choujin Gridman: boys invent great hero | The・Ultraman: Jackal vs. Ultraman | Kaiju Sakaba Kanpai! | Kaiju Girls | SSSS.GRIDMAN | ULTRAMAN (2019)
Outlaw Space Warriors 2000 | Project Ultraman | Dragon Force: So Long Ultraman | Dragon Force: Rise of Ultraman