centakumedia.com
Channel Surfing: SSSS.Gridman
SSSS.Gridman is a selection from the Fall 2018 Anime Lineup that caught my eye for a nostalgic reason. If the name sounds familiar to you, it is based on a live-action Sentai series that aired in the 1990s, called "Gridman". It also inspired a Power Rangers style retelling in the US, called "Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad". If you remember any of these, you will be in for a wave of nostalgia. The first episode begins with the main character, Yuta, waking up in the home of a classmate, Rikka, whom he hasn't talked to long than he normally does at school, as she points out. When he comes to, she offers him a walk home--where on the way he claims to see a Kaiju hidden behind the clouds of the setting sky. He's the only one who can see it, and he leads the girl to believe he's still needs rest from his sudden illness. When he gets back home--which happens to be an antique store of sorts--he shows the girl around. They come across an old computer (which looks a lot like the computer used