Yuuta Hibiki is a first-year student in high school living in Tsutsujidai. One day, he wakes up without his memories. Yuuta later meets Hyper Agent GRIDMAN who is inside an old computer. GRIDMAN tells him to fulfill his purpose. Yuuta's quest to understand the meaning behind those words and to find his memories begins. While all of this is sudden, Yuuta has helpful assistance from his classmates, Shou Utsumi, Rikka Takarada, and Akane Shinjou, but...
Those peaceful days are destroyed mercilessly by a monster that suddenly appears.
- Simple but entertaining story:
Basically, Mecha fighting each other with main villain and main protagonist-kun.
Is that really a villain? I'm not sure, but I don't really hate that villain!
Protagonist-kun has some simple Super Moves, and he's using some simple Super Mecha Weapons.
- Despite the action, it feels calm:
There's no intensity, no pain or depression, just some nice story with action, fight and mystery behind GRIDMAN [protagonist-kun's Mecha horse] and KAIJU [enemy Mecha].
Story progresses by the time and dives into more details, however it keeps simple imo, and
that's a good thing!
There's also some easy-sweet relationships between the characters.
- Thank God, no NTR so far!
Cuck ruins everything, unless it's really a dark story that has something serious to provide. Not this one anyway.
- Bishōjo and Ero Waifus are a sign of good fortune:
Rikka's thighs are already the talk of anime community!
And [episode 2 spoilers]: the main villain is a pretty girl too. I like her and I'm not ashamed!
- Good art style in general:
Art style is absolutely decent from the good-looking characters to the cool Mecha stuff, the action and fight, the animation and explosions.. they're all fine, no complains here.
- Awesome music.
Two types of music I've encountered in SSSS.Gridman: action fight songs which are cool and energetic, as well as nostalgic classic music sometimes which feels really good.
Although, I don't know what do they call such type of music, but I named it based on how it feels.
- Relaxing voice acting:
No yelling except when they fight. Other than that, they talk calmly and tingly which gives me eargasms!
Specially Rikka, the way she talks feels like she's a sexy sweetheart talking directly into your ear to calm and heal you.
Are they doing it intentionally?
If voice actors have their own genres, then Rikka's seiyuu will be the same genre as that of Urabe Mikoto from Nazo no kanojo. Check it out!
I don't mind this kind of voice acting in a Mecha-action anime!
Yell when you're fighting, and talk calmly when you're chatting.
- A bit naive but lovely MC, and he gets better.
That doesn't make him less likable or something! I felt he's naive somehow but I didn't feel I hate him.
- A little bit slightly condescending male friend, I guess.
Can I really say he is? I'm not sure, I just felt like that at some point, so please don't take this too seriously. It doesn't ruin his character or your enjoyment at all.
- Attractive main girl character:
Our protagonist-kun meets our heroine-chan at the very beginning, no complexity or hard-forced character development!
Our girl and our boy are simple as much as the story itself, and that feels really good.
How does that feel? It's like you won't be nervous about whether they will get along or not, you will just relax and enjoy watching them as the simple story progresses.
So yeah, there's a small sweet romance story developing here.
- Cool helper characters.
Some cool reliable trust-worthy characters appear out of nowhere, and the story just simply progresses.
Well, why should I care where did they come from? I'm just glad they came to help our friends.
See? It's really simple.
Anyway, mystery is being revealed by the time.
* Enjoyment and Overall:
Give it a try!
If it's not great, it's enjoyable. Give yourself a break from complex Mecha stories.
This show is so under-rated. I don't know how it's rating is so low on MyAnimeList. Big shotout to PhenomSage for recommending.
It proves that you really can't judge a book by its cover, or review on MAL.
So to start off, a lot of you will probably look at this anime and think: "Ew, its UltraMan animated". This is for kids... Next.
But not so fast, while this anime does borrow a lot of inspiration from UltraMan, it is in a differnt league. The story is very fresh and creative, with it's own spin on the UltraMan genre that is obviously intented for a more mature
audience. The closest anime I can think of is Madoka Magica and its adoptation of the SaliorMoon genre.
The story started off awesomely and is getting more and more interesting every episode. You just need to watch it without any prejudice. Yes, it's about a boy who transforms into an UltraMan-like hero and fights monsters, but this is only a cover-up for a deeper underlying story. There's is clearly some dark mystery going on in the background, but the story doesn't draw more attention to it than it needs to.
I need to applaud the storytelling so far, it's so on-point with its humour, pace, and suspense. The characters are also very interesting and beautifully created. They are super relatable and realistic. They are never oblivious to their situation and stalls out the story. Instead, they are the key driving force of the plot. The whole "battling monsters" acts as more of a background entertainment, which can be pretty nostalgic for those of us growing up watching UltraMan. The art is amazing! Top-tier along side animes like Code Geass and Macross Frontier. Music is awesome too! You can tell the creators are putting a lot of thought and efforts into this.
But seriously, you've got to watch it to believe it. I don't want to spoil anything. And trust me, you won't regret it.
SSSesth Gridman is the newest name monster from the studio everyone knows and which creativity after Inferno Cop has been entirely limited to their ability to make up shitty names that don't mean anything. eSeSeSeS. Gridman's biggest achievement is confirming that the future won't be changing this to any direction, especially not for better.
Dude who has red hair starts hearing his computer talking to him and claiming he is this thing called Gridman while girl who he has never seen before in his life is now living with him or something. Then they start arguing over if the pc really talked. Less than half way
into episode 1 and I was already confident that this is going to be a veeery long show despite its 1-cour length.
Rest of the writing centers around student life, chats about sandwiches, monster of the week epicness, reveals regarding the daily life of our cast, some mystery elements that are mysterious because they don't make any sense, mecha fights and new things that matter even less than the events before them. Also aliens with swords and yu-gi-oh arm bands, because more > less, apparently.
Did I mention the dude has red hair? Well, that's not exactly important, but I just can't figure out what else there supposed to be to him. He also suffers from a memory loss which is the single worst trope invented by man, which is great because that's exactly the type of lame shit this show deserves.
Rikka is the best girl because she sighs every 3 seconds and sounds both disinterested and bored, which is also great because I imagine she has become self-aware and has realized she is a character in this fucking thing. *sigh* "this out of all anime"
There are also other characters here. One of them stares at the sky and it looks like she is finding it very fascinating, she is also insane or mentally ill / both. Another has glasses so that's kinda cool, always need that one motherfucker who can't see shit. I would love to mock all of these characters for more meaningful and less shallow reasons, but they are shells whose presence is entirely limited to their character models.
Gliddoman's animation consists of completely still background images, extremely slow tempo walking scenes and character interaction / dialog moments where the character animation is like 2 frames-per-second and there is no in-between animation at all: what we see is teleportation without any continuity. I have personally never seen anything like this in my life, but I am sure they managed to execute the whole thing with 70% less animators than is normally required, so if we are looking into pros: very few people have been required to waste their time working with this awful piece of anime. Kudos.
The monster design is great. The first thing that appears is basically oversized, pink colored Donatello who has a dragon head in the place of a navel. Which is amazing since its shell is so full of spikes it well get stuck on any surface it lays on its back and if it falls on its stomach, its neck will break. This is pretty much why I am finding this show to be worth of watching, I have had a blast imaging this fking thing yelling "I am invincible!" then tripping over and never moving again. Its movements are even better. Waddles from side to side and occasionally looks like a passable, decent quality slide show....
Why would anyone even want music amirite. It's so much more pleasant to listen teenagers acting like they are surprised. I can't figure out if this is really supposed to be voice acting or a parody of the seiyuu industry. Dude sees a Gozilla in the sky and gets almost as excited about it as a house wife who is ironing her husband's socks. "Oh wow, this shit's great." Except that's the first time he ever sees one. Or maybe not because he suffers from memory loss. On the other hand, I care way too little to consider more possibilities.
Also I kinda lied. There are songs, but they mainly exist in action scenes and don't work very well. First one lasted like 15 seconds and was terrible trailer-music-tier stuff but lacking anything that makes them good. The second lasted approximately 4 seconds and I am still uncertain if it was really a song or the sound of a siren just before its battery runs dry. The third song was an anime opening you hear typically in seasonal slice of life shows except here it was inserted in the middle of an action sequence and its vocals were more visible than the action itself. I am not sure why anyone would want to make something like this or think this is a good idea, but whatever, since everything else is already terrible, why not make the sounds awful, too, I guess.
SSS Gridman Sucks. The last S. is really supposed to be moved at the end of the sentence, hence the dot in title. Thanks Triggarh
SSSS.Gridman is really another Mechca anime genre that fails to deliver any good plot or even likeable characters at all. Now, I'm not saying all Mechca anime is bad because that's true. There are some good one out there... but there is more bad than good. SSSS.Gridman has such a simple plot. Kaiju comes, transform into Gridman, and done. Rinse and repeat pretty much. They might add a bit more "drama" to the mix but the formula wouldn't change since it's so simple. I'm not saying "simple" is also bad, anime such anime "Yuru Camp" is so simple but so satisfying
to watch because the characters make up for it. I see a lot of people be like Rikka is different or something about her is special. What in the hell are you even looking at? She's literally those typical character where she value friends and whatnot and will do her best to save those relationship ties that she has with them. And trust me, Yuuta isn't any better. This anime is literally a cover of a book with no story inside of the book itself.