SSSS.Dynazenon

Title:SSSS.Dynazenon
Overall:Unevaluated
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Notables: ANZAI Chika
Animation - Trigger
ENOKI Junya
HAMANO Daiki
UMEHARA Yuichiro
WAKAYAMA Shion
Yomogi Asanaka once gave some leftover food to a strange man under a bridge named Gauma. Gauma claims to be a 'Kaiju user', and is so grateful to Komogi that he cannot leave him alone. As a result, Komogi and several others find themselves obliged to serve as the crew of an inexplicable, mecha-like Kaiju known as 'Dynazenon'.

12 episodes


A spinoff of SSSS.Gridman.
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:4281#628]
(One episode watched):

"I guess you need four people to make it move" Gauma says to himself as he struggles to make sense of the controls of Dynazenon. At that point I thought I detected the signature element of this new show--four people would find themselves trapped in a damned-if-they-do-and-damned-if-they-don't situation, forced to pilot a mysterious mecha in order to defend their homes from some terrible threat, but at great cost to themselves. This show definitely needed a signature element--that is, something unique and intriguing--because it had been seeming pretty dull up to that point. But it failed to deliver. Yes, Dynazenon defeats a clearly evil Kaiju in a big fight (with lots of transforming), but we get practically no answers about anything. Indeed, the title of this episode was 'What is a Kaiju?', but even that question remains unanswered at the end. The jokes were not particularly funny (those lines were intended as jokes, weren't they?), and the characters remain largely strangers at the end of the episode. This show was awarded the status at ANN of one of the 'most anticipated' new anime of the season, but I don't see why. As I did the usual research for this review, I found that this show seems to be a spinoff of the 2018 anime SSSS.Gridman, which I reviewed at the time but had virtually forgotten about since then. So, basically this is a spinoff of a show I hadn't considered worth watching in the first place. If I had known that, I probably wouldn't have watched this one at all.

Last updated Sunday, April 04 2021. Created Sunday, April 04 2021.

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