After nearly 50 years, Go Nagai’s classic UFO Robot Grendizer anime is officially being rebooted with Grendizer U. Nagai’s Dynamic Planning initially teased the project in 2022. Earlier today, a website launched for the new anime, touting a talented staff with a teaser PV, key visual, synopsis, and character designs for Duke Fleed, Koji Kabuto, and Grendizer. The anime is set to debut in 2024.
Grendizer originally aired from 1975 to 1977 produced by Toei Animation, as the third entry in Nagai’s Mazinger franchise, following 1974’s Great Mazinger.
Following a devastating attack by Vega’s forces on planet Fleed, Duke Fleed, and Grendizer escaped to Earth. When he got there, Dr. Amon, the head of the Space Research Center, adopted him and gave him the name Daisuke. While they were working side by side in the center on a quest to find out what strange objects appeared in the city’s sky! They were surprised by an attack that jolted Daisuke’s memory.
The anime is being produced at studio Gaina, directed by Mobile Suit Gundam SEED‘s Mitsuo Fukuda and scripted by Code Geass and Mobile Suit Gundam the Witch from Mercury scribe Ichiro Ohkouchi. Neon Genesis Evangelion and Summer Wars designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is in charge of the characters and the music is composed by the renowned Kohei Tanaka(Mobile Fighter G Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, One Piece, Sakura Wars).
Source: Official Website