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Gridman the Hyper Agent (電光超人グリッドマン Denkō Chōjin Guriddoman) is a Japanese tokusatsu series produced 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.

Synopsis

Three computer-savvy kids from Sakuragaoka town, Naoto, Yuka and Ippei, create their own video game superhero, but then discover it is possessed by an inter-dimensional hero, Gridman. Pursuing an evil being called Kahn 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.

Episodes

  1. The Birth of a New Hero
  2. The Secrets of Acceptor
  3. Imminent Telephone Panic
  4. A Runaway Car
  5. The Perfect Sword With A Man's Pride
  6. A Terror Melody
  7. Zero Second to Microwave Oven Explosion
  8. Brother's Bond
  9. Operation Evil Brainwashing
  10. The Dangerous Gift
  11. Is My Allowance ¥100,000?
  12. Beware of The Phantom Thief Marty
  13. I Hate Sports
  14. Manipulated Time
  15. The Distorted Target
  16. Ippei is Scared!?
  17. A Lonely Hacker
  18. The Legend of Dragon
  19. A Sexy Police Woman in Trouble
  20. Colors Disappear From the Planet of Earth
  21. The Execution, My Hero!
  22. Revival! Dinosaur King
  23. An Assassination! A Thunderclap in Hell
  24. My Love! Bio-Flower
  25. The Decisive Battle! The End of the Hero (Part 1)
  26. The Decisive Battle! The End of the Hero (Part 2)
  27. Big Surprise! A Toy Rebellion
  28. Yuka Vanished!!
  29. A Pet Dog Bomb Operation BLOOD ANIMAL DEATH
  30. The Day of The World Destruction
  31. The Monster's Mother Is A College Girl
  32. Attack of A Human Vacuum Cleaner
  33. Another Takeshi
  34. A Body Guard
  35. Yuka Becomes Delinquent
  36. A Baby Given A Birth
  37. What? Is Daddy Executed?
  38. The Earth in Danger
  39. Farewell, Gridman

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

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)
  • Takeshi Todo (藤堂 武史 Todō Takeshi): Tsuyoshi Sugawara (菅原 剛 Sugawara Tsuyoshi)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Home Video Releases

VHS

  • The series is first released as a 11-volume VHS by Victory Entertainment. The first 6 volumes includes 4 episodes, and the remaining 5 volumes includes only 3 episodes.
  • The "NON-STOP BATTLE ACTION" edition of the show is also released, containing only the fight scenes.
  • The 13th episode is released in VHS as "Thunder Gridman Appears!".

DVD

  • The "DVD+CD! HYPER COMPLETE BOX", released on January 26, 2005 by Avex Inc., comes with all 39 episodes and a new CD soundtrack titled "Gridman: More Original Soundtrack", containing the unreleased BGMs.
  • In January 21, 2013, the series is released in individual DVDs for the very first time, containing 8 volumes and 5 (4 in Volume 8) episodes per DVD.

Blu-ray

  • In December 20, 2017, the entire series is released under the "Blu-ray BOX" box set by Pony Canyon. The box set contains all episodes and credit-less opening and endings. Despite being labelled as a Blu-ray release, the episodes are entirely upscaled from the original 480p component masters.

Trivia

  • Gridman the Hyper Agent is the first series to be shot in interlaced 480i.
  • This series would be Tsuburaya Productions' 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.
Productions
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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 | Neo Ultra Q | Ultraman Ginga | Ultraman Ginga S | Ultraman X | Ultraman Orb | Ultraman Geed | Ultraman R/B
Reiwa Series Ultraman Taiga | Ultraman Z | Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga
Rebroadcast Shows Ultraman Retsuden | New Ultraman Retsuden | Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle | Ultraman Orb: The Chronicle | Ultraman New Generation Chronicle | Ultraman Chronicle: ZERO & GEED | Ultraman Chronicle Z: Heroes' Odyssey
Outside of Japan Ultraman: The Adventure Begins | Ultraman: Towards the Future | Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero | Ultraman (Netflix film)
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 (1979) | Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle | Ultraman ZOFFY: Ultra Warriors vs. the Giant Monster Army | Ultraman Story
Heisei Movies Ultra Q The Movie | Revive! Ultraman | Ultraman Zearth | Ultraman Zearth 2 | 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 Royale | Ultraman Ginga S The Movie | Ultraman X The Movie | Ultraman Orb The Movie | Ultraman Geed The Movie | Ultraman R/B The Movie
Reiwa Movies Ultraman Taiga The Movie | 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 | Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy | Sevenger Fight | Gridknight Fight
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Anime The☆Ultraman | Ultraman Kids | Ultraman Graffiti: Wild! Ultra Country | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legend | Ultra Nyan | Gridman the Hyper Agent: boys invent great hero | The・Ultraman: Jackal vs. Ultraman | Kaiju Sakaba Kanpai! | Kaiju Girls | SSSS.GRIDMAN | ULTRAMAN (2019) | Kaiju Step Wandabada | SSSS.DYNAZENON | KAIJU DECODE | GRIDMAN × DYNAZENON
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