Manga Productions, a Saudi company that is a subsidiary of Mohammed bin Salman’s “Misk” Foundation, has released the highly anticipated trailer for the new “Grendizer” anime titled “Grendizer U”, which is set to be released in 2024.
Created by Go Nagai, “Grendizer” is a robot anime that follows Duke Fleed, who decides to fight King Vega and his army using the Grendizer to save the earth.
With a total of 74 episodes, the anime series became extremely popular in the Arab world, as it was voted a fan favorite by 56 percent of people aged 40 and older, according to a survey conducted by Arab News Japan.
Manga Productions is a Saudi animation production company that focuses on developing animations and video games. They’ve produced the 2017 anime movie “The Journey” in collaboration with the Japanese animation studio Toei Animation.
Dr. Essam Bukhary, CEO of Manga Productions, expressed his excitement on X for the upcoming anime. “I am proud of the excellent team at Manga Productions, and look forward to more upcoming successes and achievements”, he wrote.
From Tokyo, we are pleased today at Manga Productions to announce the launch of the anime series "Grandizer U," in collaboration with our Japanese partners. Manga Productions will be responsible for the distribution and licensing of merchandise and events for all global markets,… https://t.co/xsaBXMozHr— د. عصام أمان الله بخاري .Essam Bukhary, Dr (@essambukhary) August 5, 2023
The trailer showcases the notable names that have worked on the anime. It will be directed by Mitsuo Fukuda, who previously worked on “Future GPX Cyber Formula” and “Gear Fighter Dendoh”, and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, who previously worked on “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion”. The original soundtrack will be composed by Kohei Tanaka, the co-composer of “One Piece”. The trailer, however, did not reveal any of the voice actors.
Fans’ excitement for the upcoming anime has grown even more after spotting the character Mazinger Z in the trailer.
Manga Productions has also collaborated with Microids, a French video game company, on a Grendizer video game titled “UFO Robot Grendizer: The Feast of the Wolves” that will be released on November 15 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.