Posted on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 by Rafael Motamayor
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Anime is full of remakes and revivals of beloved decades-old shows, which struggle to recapture the magic of the original while also serving its own standalone story. The fact that it’s so hard to make revival shows right only serves to make the few that pull it off feel even more special, like in the case of Devilman Crybaby, or Studio Trigger’s SSSS. Gridman.
The anime serves as both a reboot/sequel to the forgotten ’90s gem Denkou Choujin Gridman, or Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad in the West, and also as a love letter to the entire tokusatsu genre (think Ultraman or Power Rangers, but also kaiju movies).