Yesterday, Mill Creek Entertainment the distributor of the Ultra Series, officially announced the release for Gridman the Complete Series set. Now, this set was rumored to be in production since Mill Creek Entertainment acquired the Ultra Series library in 2019. In addition, its release was recently leaked through a listing found on the online retailer, Deep Discount. Nevertheless, North American fans will finally have a chance to own the original Gridman series on Blu-Ray this Summer. Titled, Gridman the Hyper Agent, this Blu-Ray set will include the original 39 episodes of Tsuburaya Productions’ 1993 tokusatsu series. Whereas, the box set will be released on August 17, 2021, and it is priced at $40.99. Pre-orders for the set are currently available through online retailers. Provided below is the official box art for the set and the series’ synopsis:
Gridman the Hyper Agent
Three computer-savvy kids, Naoto, Yuka and Ippei created their own videogame superhero, but then discover it possessed by an inter-dimensional police officer, Gridman. Pursuing an evil program called Kahn Digifer, he merges with Naoto and fights Kahn Digifer’s digitized monsters in order to prevent the computerized demon from wreaking havoc on the Human World.
Now, some fans may recognize Gridman’s footage for its adaptation as DIC Productions’ Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad. Where following the broadcast of both productions, the overall series became a cult classic among tokusatu fans. Eventually, Gridman would see a revival in popularity through its anime reboot and sequels in both, SSSS.Gridman and SSSS.Dynazenon. For those unaware, both anime series are available in North America licensed through Funimation Entertainment with English dubs. Thankfully, due to the success of Ultraman’s relaunch in North America, and Gridman’s anime this Blu-Ray set is reality. Hopefully, Gridman will open the door for Tsuburaya Productions’ other series to receive home video releases in North America. Anyway, readers please stay tuned to Hero-Club for more updates on Mill Creek Entertainment’s Ultraman releases and other heroic news.