SSSS.Gridman Episode 5 Recap | Is It Evil?

Yuta and the gang are going on a field trip? Yeah, there’s no way it would go terribly wrong. How Evil is the fifth episode of SSSS.Gridman?

Studio: Trigger
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Mecha

With there being a field trip requiring bathing suites I was sure there wouldn’t be much to this episode. I’m just glad I was wrong. I’ve seen a few anime do that before and it really annoys me. I was even more surprised that Akane even decided to go when she clearly hates interacting with people. I guess she’ll do anything to test a new Kaiju.

We had a few interesting developments with Yuta too. Like his strange dream on the train that looked like Gridman’s death. I’m not sure if this is supposed to be a memory or some kind of premonition. It wasn’t all that clear and the images are kind of hard to make out. I mean, people who claim to see the future say that it’s hard to see. So that might be a possibility. But I think it’s most likely a memory. It could explain the memory loss. And if he died and got brought back somehow there might still be hope for the others.


The real fun started when they got to the field trip location, though. We got to see something we usually don’t get to see in this show. Yuta and his friends got to be regular kids for once.  And it lasted for a while, too. It was refreshing to take a break from the fighting, no matter how short-lived it was. Also, Akane might have figured out who Gridman is now.

She had a little talk with Yuta and said something about transforming before she went to summon the new Kaiju. The only thing I don’t get is why she seems to be beating around the bush about it if she’s so sure she knows who he is. (Voyager: …why in the world would she just outright tell him, to his face, that she knows what’s going in? That’d give her away and she can’t do anything on her own). Anyway this time the Kaiju was basically a living mountain. Yeah, that thing is huge.


This time Yuta couldn’t make it back to their base to fuse with Gridman due to the massive mountain blocking his way. So this time something drastic had to be done. The Neon Genesis Junior High Students actually bought Junk – the computer used to fuse with Gridman – to Yuta. I guess that’s one way to do it. But how did they power the thing? I have a feeling the answer is something I don’t want to know.

When the fight started properly, it was time for Borr to help Yuta. Borr becomes some kind of drill vehicle with water bombs and… it’s really weird, okay? Yuta doesn’t stand a chance against this new Kaiju without her help. Especially when Anti keeps showing up to fight too. It’s not until Borr merges with Gridman that the fight shifts in Yuta’s favor. And of course it brings out the drills. Trigger’s gotta work in those Gurren Lagann references, ya know. I do have to say that new form was awesome it had more firepower than my uncle’s last fireworks display.


Overall, I’d say this episode is about as Evil as a Villian (9). If you’re looking for more Check out this week Bulletoon Mini. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.

SSSS.Gridman is on Crunchyroll.

Keep It Classy,
Evil Bob

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