“Grendizer” Returns with A New Anime Series Through Manga Productions

السبت - 05 أغسطس 2023

Sat - 05 Aug 2023

Manga Productions, a subsidiary of Mohammed bin Salman “Misk” Foundation, and Dynamic Planning announced the launch of the official teaser for the new anime series "Grendizer U". The new anime series is making a comeback with a new logo and distinct features for the main characters. The release of the new anime series "Grendizer U" is planned for next year on various screens and platforms.

The official teaser was launched during the AkibaDaisuki Festival in Tokyo and received positive feedback among the audiences. Elite members of the anime and manga communities were in attendance, such as the mangaka Mr. Go Nagai, Executive Producer of Dynamic Planning Mr. Ichinao Nagai, Director Mitsuo Fukuda, Character Designer Mr. Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, and Screenwriter Mr. Ichiro Okouchi. The official teaser is slated to be shown today at Japamura stage screens in Riyadh Boulevard as part of Gamers8 Season. The official teaser is available now on "Grendizer U" official social media accounts via @GrendizerAnime.

Dr. Essam Bukhary, CEO of Manga Productions, commented, “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 recognized 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.”

For his part, Eng. Abdulaziz Alnaghmoosh, Director of the Distribution, Marketing and Business Development Department, said: “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 of Saudi Arabia reach the world.”

The official teaser for "Grendizer U" has revealed the cast, which includes Mr. Go Nagai, the mangaka and creator of "Grendizer", Director Fukuda Mitsuo known for his work on "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED", and Character Designer Mr. Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, who has worked on "Neon Genesis Evangelion" and "Summer Wars". The screenwriter is Mr. Ichiro Okouchi, who is best known for his work on "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion", and the music is being composed by Mr. Kohei Tanaka, famous for his work on "ONE PIECE" and "Sakura Wars".

It is worth mentioning that a strategic partnership was established with Dynamic Planning last year, granting Manga Productions the licensing rights for products and characters from the "Grendizer" series. These rights were intended for use in entertainment facilities and cities across the Middle East. The partnership's first achievement was the unveiling of the "Grendizer" statue in Riyadh, the Kingdom’s capital, which was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest metal figure of a fictional character, standing at a height of over 33 meters.

Also known as "Goldorak" in France, and "Goldrake" in Italy, "Grendizer" is a huge robot that was launched in 1975 to save planet Fleed and help Duke Fleed "Daisuke Amon" to reach safely to the earth and proceeded to defend it and its inhabitants. It is noteworthy that 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.