Awakening (覚醒 Kakusei) is the twelfth and final episode of SSSS.GRIDMAN.
Gridman and Yuta become one and awaken their true form. Everyone connects their hearts for the final battle.
Voice Drama 12.12
Return of Akane (帰ってきたアカネ Kaettekita Akane)
NOTE: This voice drama was never officially uploaded to YouTube and is exclusively included in Volume 4 of the SSSS.GRIDMAN Blu-ray and DVD release.
Rikka and Utsumi see Akane pass by, but upon closer investigation they find out it's not really her.
- Yuta Hibiki (響裕太 Hibiki Yūta): Yuya Hirose (広瀬 裕也 Hirose Yūya) (Japanese dub)/Brandon McInnis (Funimation Dub)
- Gridman (グリッドマン Guriddoman): Hikaru Midorikawa (緑川 光 Midorikawa Hikaru) (Japanese dub)/Robert McCollum (Funimation Dub)
- Sho Utsumi (内海 将 Utsumi Shō): Soma Saito (斉藤 壮馬 Saitō Sōma) (Japanese dub)/Greg Ayres (Funimation Dub)
- Rikka Takarada (宝多六花 Takarada Rikka): Yume Miyamoto (宮本 侑芽 Miyamoto Yume) (Japanese dub)/Jill Harris (Funimation Dub)
- Akane Shinjo (新条 アカネ Shinjō Akane): Reina Ueda (上田 麗奈 Ueda Reina) (Japanese dub)/Lindsay Seidel (Funimation Dub)
- Alexis・Kerib (アレクシス・ケリヴ Arekushisu Kerivu): Tetsu Inada (稲田徹 Inada Tetsu) (Japanese dub)/Barry Yandell (Funimation Dub)
- Rikka's Mother (六花ママ Rikka Mama): Mayumi Shintani (新谷真弓 Shintani Mayumi) (Japanese dub)/Anastasia Munoz (Funimation Dub)
- Namiko (なみこ Namiko): Suzuko Mimori (三森 すずこ Mimori Suzuko) (Japanese dub)/Sarah Wiedenheft (Funimation Dub)
- Hass (はっす Hassu): Akari Kito (鬼頭明里 Kitō Akari) (Japanese dub)/Amber Lee Connors (Funimation Dub)
- Samurai・Calibur (サムライ・キャリバー Samurai Kyaribā): Ryosuke Takahashi (高橋良輔 Takahashi Ryōsuke) (Japanese dub)/Ian Sinclair (Funimation Dub)
- Max (マックス Makkusu): Katsuyuki Konishi (小西克幸 Konishi Katsuyuki) (Japanese dub)/Cris George (Funimation Dub)
- Vit (ヴィット Vitto): Masaya Matsukaze (松風雅也 Matsukaze Masaya) (Japanese dub)/Chris Burnett (Funimation Dub)
- Borr (ボラー Borā): Aoi Yuki (悠木碧 Yūki Aoi) (Japanese dub)/Apphia Yu (Funimation Dub)
- Anti (アンチ Anchi): Kenichi Suzumura (鈴村健一 Suzumura Ken'ichi) (Japanese dub)/Stephen Fu (Funimation Dub)
- Anosillus the 2nd (アノシラス（２代目） Anoshirasu (2-daime)): Karin Takahashi (高橋花林 Takahashi Karin) (Japanese dub)/Monica Rial (Funimation Dub)
Denkou Choujin Gridman
- Gridman's true form is, of course, the original design of Gridman from the 1993 series.
- The original Yume no Hero plays while Gridman fights Alexis.
- A piano cover of Motto Kimi o Shireba, the ending song of Denkou Choujin Gridman, plays during Akane and Rikka's final coversation.
- The area where Gridman and the Neon Genesis Junior High Students stand before leaving is a replica of a similar area Gridman stood in while within Junk in Denkou Choujin Gridman.
Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad
- During his coversation with Rikka in episode 12, he calls her a "fabricated meat-thing", a callback to how Kilokahn, the main villain of Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad, referred to humans as "meat-thing"s.
- The background that appears when each of the Gridman Alliance talks to Akane is similar to the background where Dan Moroboshi revealed his secret to Anne Yuri in the finale of Ultraseven.
- The final punch Gridman lands on Alexis seems to take elements from the final attacks of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Ninja Slayer, the latter of which also being a Studio Trigger anime directed by Akira Amemiya.
- In Akane's room in real life, a poster for the upcoming movie Promare can be seen, as well as a plush of Midori from Space Patrol Luluco.
|Awakening | Restoration | Defeat | Suspicion | Provocation | Contact | Scheme | Confrontation | Dream | Collapse | Decisive Battle | Awakening (Finale)|