Ippei Baba
Ippei Baba
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown
Home world: Earth
Series: Denkou Choujin Gridman
First appearance: Denkou Choujin Gridman Episode 1: "The Birth of a New Century Hero!
Last appearance: Denkou Choujin Gridman Episode 39: "Farewell, Gridman"
Number of appearances TBA
Type: Ally
Family Hiroshi Baba (Father)
Ayako Baba (Mother)
Kana Baba (Younger Sister)
Affiliation Naoto Sho
Yuka Inoue
Portrayed by Takeshi Sudo

Ippei Baba (馬場 一平 Baba Ippei) is the main tritagonist of Denkou Choujin Gridman.


Denkou Choujin Gridman

Ippei Baba is Naoto's other friend. Cheerful, he also helps monitor the computer when Naoto/Gridman fights. When Junk was first brought online, he used the painting program to design a superhero that would eventually become Gridman's body. With his skills as an artist, he would develop various Assist Weapons for Gridman's use.

Powers and Abilities

  • Artistic Skills: Ippei's sole ability is to design using the computer himself. He is responsible for Gridman's 2D avatar and the rest of the Assist Weapons. His inspiration varies, from conventional vehicles (pictures of military vehicles and Tyrannosaurus) towards the most mundane objects (his Special Dog and an Asian Lung-themed ornament).



  • Ippei was supposed to reappear in Denkou Choujin Gridman F, the prototype for SSSS.GRIDMAN, in which he failed the entrance exam for high school and was forced to go to Tsutsujidai Industrial High School, faraway from his hometown Sakuragaoka. There, he would assist Yuta Hibiki in his alter-ego as Gridman to fight against monsters sent by Alexis・Kerib and his human pawn Akane Shinjo.