SSSS. Gridman (Season One)

Giant mecha battle even bigger kaiju in a no holds barred city-wrecking extravaganza! Story not included…

What did you watch and why? This was a part of the Fall 2018 seasonal lineup and it promised giant robots fighting massive kaiju. How could I say no to that? It promised big fights and destruction on a city level. Also, it looked pretty slick.

What’s it about? Yuta Hibiki wakes to find himself in a strange place with a girl he doesn’t recognize. Rikka informs him that he passed out in her family’s shop and that they go to school together. When they head outside, Yuta notices giant kaiju littering the horizon.

Before long Yuta is transforming, with the help of an ancient computer in Rikka’s shop, into Gridman – a giant robot capable of battling the kaiju. More strange people appear who claim an allegiance to Gridman. Together they fight the Kaiju that seem to appear out of thin air at an alarming rate.

Following the battle, the city returns to normal overnight, the only changes are several of their classmates have been erased and no one has any memory of them. As they start to investigate these mysterious occurrences more kaiju appear.

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