|Created by||Tsuburaya Productions|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Akira Amemiya|
|Written by||Keiichi Hasegawa|
|Music by||Shirō Sagisu|
|Original network||Tokyo MX, BS11, MBS|
|Original run||April 2, 2021 – June 18, 2021|
SSSS.Dynazenon (stylized as SSSS.DYNΛZENON) is a 2021 Japanese anime television series produced by Trigger. It is the sequel to the 2018 anime SSSS.Gridman and the second installment in the shared Gridman Universe media established in 2018 after the 1993–94 tokusatsu drama Gridman the Hyper Agent by Tsuburaya Productions. The 12-episode series aired in Japan from April to June 2021.
Yomogi Asanaka is just an ordinary high school boy when he encounters a young man named Gauma, who claims he is a "Kaiju User". When the city is attacked by a Kaiju, Gauma summons the giant robot Dynazenon to battle it. Yomogi, his classmate Yume Minami, and local NEET Koyomi Yamanaka are caught up in the battle and end up becoming Gauma's copilots for Dynazenon. Together, they must uncover and put a stop to whatever is behind the Kaiju attacks.
Production and release
The anime project was announced in December 2019 during Tsuburaya Productions' Tsubucon convention. At that time, original production staffs from SSSS.Gridman such as director Amemiya, writer Hasegawa, character designer Sakamoto and composer Sagisu were the ones announced to return to their old positions. Amemiya had hoped that the success of SSSS.Dynazenon would open new potential to other Gridman-related projects. The first five of the cast members were announced in May 2020, including the key visual of the main characters. The first teaser was aired in October 2020 to promote the initial cast members.
In December 2020, additional information were announced at the Tokyo Comicon 2020. Other than a few additions to the cast members, the titular mecha Dynazenon was designed by Tsuyoshi Nonaka and Takara Tomy finally return to participate in the Gridman franchise after Gridman the Hyper Agent back in 1993. The series aired from April 2 to June 18, 2021, on Tokyo MX, BS11, and MBS. The opening theme is "Imperfect" by Masayoshi Ōishi while the ending theme is "Strobe Memory" by Maaya Uchida.
Funimation licensed the series and is simulcasting on its website in North America, British Isles and Brazil, on AnimeLab in Australia and New Zealand, and on Wakanim in France, Germany, Russia and Scandinavia. Following Sony's acquisition of Crunchyroll, the series was moved to Crunchyroll.
- Chapman, Paul (December 6, 2020). "Adolescence is Full of Kaiju in SSSS.DYNAZENON TV Anime Trailer". Crunchyroll. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
- "「SSSS.GRIDMAN」の制作陣が再集結！新作アニメ「SSSS.DYNAZENON」制作決定" (in Japanese). Natalie. 14 December 2019. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
- "アニメ『ULTRAMAN』地上波放送決定！完全新作アニメ『SSSS.DYNAZENON』制作決定！「TSUBURAYA CONVENTION 2019」オープニングセレモニーレポート！" (in Japanese). m-78.jp. 14 December 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
- "Tsuburaya Productions Information on New Animation Projects ULTRAMAN／SSSS.DYNAZENON／KAIJU DECODE". Tsuburaya Productions. 4 February 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
- "新作アニメ『SSSS.DYNAZENON』キービジュアル＆キャスト発表！" (in Japanese). m-78.jp. 8 May 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
- "Main Poster and Cast Information Released for SSSS.DYNAZENON". Tsuburaya Productions. 8 May 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
- "『SSSS.DYNAZENON』PV第1弾が公開 キャラクター設定画やスタッフ情報も" (in Japanese). m-78.jp. 5 December 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
- "『SSSS.DYNAZENON』2021年4月放送開始！追加キャストやPV第2弾など新情報が続々解禁！" (in Japanese). m-78.jp. 6 December 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
- "SSSS.DYNAZENON will Begin Airing in April 2021! A Second Promo Video, New Poster, and Additional Staff and Cast Members Revealed!". Tsuburaya Productions. 6 December 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
- "SSSS.Dynazenon TV Anime's New Promo Video, 10 More Cast Members, April 2021 Premiere Revealed". Anime News Network. December 6, 2020. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
- "Trigger's SSSS.Dynazenon TV Anime Premieres on April 2". Anime News Network. March 2, 2021. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
- @SSSS_PROJECT (March 2, 2021). "【放送日決定！】『SSSS.DYNAZENON』の初回放送日が決定いたしました！／MBS：4/2(金)深夜2時55分～BS11：4/2(金)23時30分～TOKYO MX：4/2(金)22時00分～＼また各配信サイトでの配信も予定しております！どうぞお楽しみに！ PC北林" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "SSSS.Dynazenon Anime Unveils New Video, Funimation Stream". Anime News Network. March 27, 2021. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
- "Maaya Uchida Performs Ending Theme for SSSS.Dynazenon Anime". Anime News Network. December 27, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
- "SSSS.DYNAZENON From TRIGGER to Stream Exclusively on Funimation This Spring". Funimation. March 27, 2021. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
- "UPDATE: Funimation Titles Now Available on Crunchyroll (3/16)". Crunchyroll. March 1, 2022. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
- Cayanan, Joanna (December 13, 2022). "SSSS.Gridman, SSSS.Dynazenon TV Anime Each Get Compilation Film Before Gridman Universe Film Opens". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 13, 2022.