The anime series 'Grendizer U' will release next year.
Manga Productions and Dynamic Planning have released the official teaser for their upcoming anime series, Grendizer U, during the AkibaDaisuki Festival in Tokyo, according to Arab News.
The anime series is making a comeback with a new logo and features for the main characters. The release is planned for next year on various screens and platforms.
Introducing the new anime series, Grendizer U.
— Grendizer U (@GrendizerAnime) August 5, 2023
Elite members of the anime and manga communities were in attendance, such as the mangaka or manga artist Go Nagai; Ichinao Nagai, the executive producer of Dynamic Planning; director Mitsuo Fukuda; character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto; and screenwriter Ichiro Okouchi.
The teaser was also shown on Saturday at Japamura stage screens at Gamers8 in Riyadh Boulevard.
Speaking about the series, Essam Bukhary, CEO of Manga Productions, said: “We are happy to have collaborated with Dynamic Planning to revive the popular series Grendizer and present it in an innovative way to its fans and a new generation of anime and manga enthusiasts after more than 40 years after its original broadcast.
“The series has a massive global following and is widely recognised as one of the most beloved anime and manga series worldwide. This achievement is a distinctive and unforgettable contribution of the Saudi youth who played a significant role in the distribution and licensing of the series. At Manga Productions, we take pride in empowering and investing in our youth.”
Abdulaziz Alnaghmoosh, Director of Distribution, Marketing and Business Development Department, added: “The return of Grendizer to its fans through Manga Productions is a qualitative leap in the field of distribution and licensing in the world. Through this return, Manga Productions has proven to the content creators the potential to lead the creative future sector in the world, through the efforts of Saudi competencies that have struggled and sought to make the name of the Kingdom reach the world.”
The credits include Nagai, the creator of Grendizer, director Fukuda Mitsuo known for his work on Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto who has worked on Neon Genesis Evangelion and Summer Wars.
The screenwriter is Ichiro Okouchi and the music is composed by Kohei Tanaka.
A strategic partnership was established with Dynamic Planning last year that granted Manga Productions the licensing rights for products and characters from the Grendizer series. These rights were intended for entertainment facilities and cities across the Middle East.
Grendizer is a robot launched in 1975 to save planet Fleed and help Duke Fleed to reach safely Earth to defend it and its inhabitants. The series has received the largest number of views in the Arab world, France and Italy, and has become iconic in the world of animation and manga.