SSSS.Dynazenon finally hit episode 3 and we’re sure many of you out there are wondering "is this the sequel we wanted to SSSS.Gridman?" With an entirely new cast of “heroes” and villains alike, SSSS.Dynazenon might scare off fans of the original Gridman Alliance formed in SSSS.Gridman. Don’t fret, mecha fans! Without spoiling too much, SSSS.Dynazenon is very enjoyable so far and here’s what we’re loving—and one thing we don’t love—about the anime so far.
Fun and Realistic New Cast
As cool as Samurai Calibur or Max were in SSSS.Gridman, to call them relatable—or even realistic—would be quite the challenge. Thankfully, SSSS.Dynazenon has changed up the new crew with a group of quirky—but semi-realistic—teens who aren’t too bad so far. We like Yomogi Asanaka as one of the newer characters who balances his school/work-life all while trying to be a team player and using his robot—Dynasoldier—to stop the kaiju threat. Gauma—proclaimed Kaiju User—is the least relatable warrior of the team but his absurd energy and strange mannerism remind us this is a mecha anime that is trying to really capture the world of Gridman and SSSS.Gridman. Let’s hope the new villains—who are fully introduced in episode 3—prove to be worthwhile to the likes of Alexis Kerib and Akane Shinjo.
More Mecha=More Love
SSSS.Gridman really focused on Gridman—and Gridman Knight introduced later in the series—but no other mecha. The kaiju had the biggest amount of varying designs leaving some fans a bit disappointed. SSSS.Dynazenon corrects this issue by having the main robot—Dynazenon—brake apart into several smaller machines not unlike Gridman but with more useful designs than say a giant sword or giant pair of mecha arms. Plus, watching DynaSoldier form up with new combinations—so far Dyna Soldier Wing and Dragon Dynazenon—reminds us of Super Sentai or the American equivalent Power Rangers and how they used their robots to form cool new machines! SSSS.Dynazenon is shaping up to really push the mecha genre we love and that is never a bad thing!
A New Mystery Has Appeared
Episode 3 really acts as a big setup episode for the world of SSSS.Dynazenon by revealing some pretty big mysteries that aren’t all answered. Why are these Kaiju Eugenicists around? what is Dynazenon? and, will Koyomi Yamanaka—aka Senpai—ever get a job? So many quests are being thrown at us but we’re patient bees here at Honey’s Anime. Studio Trigger—the animation team behind SSSS.Dynazenon—rarely disappoints with their series and we no doubt our burning answers will be delivered as the series progresses onward!
Why Doesn’t This Feel like a Sequel
Unfortunately, if you wanted SSSS.Dynazenon to bring back the old concepts of SSSS.Gridman, you’ll be a bit disappointed. As of episode 3, there are very minor references—aside from the kaiju and mecha—that make SSSS.Dynazenon feel like a sequel. If you would have told us SSSS.Dynazenon was a side story that would feel like a more accurate portrayal of what we’re seeing so far. However, we haven’t lost faith yet as we still believe Gridman and/or various other elements of SSSS.Gridman will work their way into SSSS.Dynazenon at one point or another!
SSSS.Dynazenon is shaping up to be a great “sequel” to SSSS.Gridman and so far is keeping our attention. Will the series bestow upon us Gridman fans our beloved hero and will we get the answers to some of the key revelations thrown on us in episode 3? We have high hopes and will constantly be watching SSSS.Dynazenon as it airs this spring 2021 season!
Are you fellow otaku out there loving SSSS.Dynazenon or have issues with it? Comment below with your thoughtful responses so you can share your otaku thoughts with us and others here on the site! Be sure to keep stuck to our mecha-loving hive here at Honey’s Anime for more coverage of SSSS.Dynazenon and other spring 2021 anime series!