Cult TV Essentials

Cult TV Essentials: Denkou Choujin Gridman

Denkou Choujin Gridman was a Japanese series created by Tsuburaya Productions. The show ran from 1993 to 1994 with a total of 39 episodes. It was the source material for DiC Entertainment’s Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad. It was the first series by Tsuburaya Productions to utilize D-2 digital video for its special effects scenes, allowing for smoother slow-motion photography.

The plot follows three computer-savvy kids, Naoto, Yuka and Ippei who create their own videogame super-hero, but then discover it is possessed by an inter-dimensional police officer, Gridman.

Gridman is on a mission chasing an evil program called Kahn Digifer, he merges with Naoto and fights Kahn Digifer’s digitized monsters (created by Takeshi) in order to prevent the computerized demon from wreaking havoc on the Human World.

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