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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 Axepter (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. Hissatsu 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 | New 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
Reiwa Series Ultraman Taiga
Outside of Japan Ultraman: The Adventure Begins | Ultraman: Towards the Future | Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero
Original Video and TV Special Ultra Fight | Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider | Ultra Super Fight | Ultraman Nice | Heisei Ultraseven | Ultraman Neos | Ultraman Super Fighter Legend | Ultra Idemitsujin | Ultra Zone
Showa Movies Ultraman: Monster Movie Feature | Ultraman, Ultraseven: Great Violent Monster Fight | The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. The Monster Army | Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle | Ultraman (1979) | Ultraman ZOFFY: Ultra Warriors vs. the Giant Monster Army | Ultraman Story
Heisei Movies Ultra Q The Movie | Ultraman Zearth | Ultraman Zearth 2 | Revive! Ultraman | Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Dyna, & Ultraman Gaia | Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey | Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact | Ultraman Cosmos 2 | Ultraman Cosmos Vs Ultraman Justice | ULTRAMAN (2004) | Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers | Super 8 Ultra Brothers | Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie | Ultraman Zero The Movie | Ultraman Saga | Ultraman Ginga: Theater Special | Ultraman Ginga: Theater Special Battle Royal | Ultraman Ginga S The Movie | Ultraman X The Movie | Ultraman Orb The Movie | Ultraman Geed The Movie | Ultraman R/B The Movie
Reiwa Movies Shin Ultraman
Spin-Offs Andro Melos | Ultraman Tiga Gaiden: Revival of the Ancient Giant | Ultraman Dyna: The Return of Hanejiro | Ultraman Gaia: Gaia Again | 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 | Ultra Zero Fight | Ultra Fight Victory | Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA | Ultra Fight Orb | Ultra Galaxy Fight: New Generation Heroes
Other Series Captain Ultra | Mighty Jack | Operation: Mystery | Mirrorman | Redman | Triple Fighter | Emergency Directive 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! | Monster Girls ~Ultra Monster Anthropomorphic Project~ | Kaiju Girls | SSSS.GRIDMAN | ULTRAMAN (2019) | Kaiju Step Wandabada | KAIJU DECODE
Outlaw Space Warriors 2000 | Project Ultraman | Dragon Force: So Long Ultraman | Dragon Force: Rise of Ultraman
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