UNION is the opening theme song for SSSS.Gridman. It is performed by OxT, a Japanese musical duo; pronounced "okuto" in Japanese.

  • Vocals: Masayoshi Oishi, Tom-H@ck[1]
  • Music and Lyrics: Masayoshi Oishi
  • Guitar: Tom-H@ck (Tomohiro Ōshima 大嶋 文博)
  • Bass: Naoki Kobayashi
  • Drums: Yuu "masshoi" Yamauchi

It premiered officially with the second episode, but also played when Yuta and Gridman fought the kaiju in the first.

OxT also performed the theme "Strider's High" for anime Prince of Stride: Alternative[2], the themes "Silent Solitude", "Clattanoia", "Go Cry Go", and "Laughter by Slaughter" for anime Overlord[3], theme "One Hand Message" for anime Hand Shakers, themes "Kimero!!", "Everlasting Dream", "Bloom of Youth", and "Golden After School" for anime Ace of Diamond[4]. They also contributed several original songs to the Ace of Diamond stage play.

Tom H@ck is also a lead member of the band Myth & Roid, who have performed theme music for such anime as BBK/BRNK, Re:Zero Starting Life In Another World, Saga of Tanya the Evil, Overlord, Made In Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul, Boogiepop and Others.

Lyrics

目を醒ませ
僕らの世界が何者かに侵略されてるぞ

作り物のようなこの日々に
僕らのS.O.Sが加速する
何かが違うと知りながら
見慣れた空 同じ景色に今日が流れてく

あの日の誓いってなんだっけ
教室で何を語ってたっけ
このままじゃ約束まで消えてしまう

目を醒ませ
僕らの世界が何者かに侵略されてるぞ
これは訓練でも リハーサルでもない
覆われた日常というべールを 勢いよく剥がしたら
戦いの鐘が鳴る
それじゃとりあえず同盟を結ぼうか

― 君を“退屈”から救いに来たんだ!

ニセモノみたいな思い出に
「昔は良かった」って指を差す
虚しいだけと知りながら
悟ったフリ 見て見ぬフリで傷を隠してく

ヒーローになれやしないんだって
主人公は誰かやるでしょって
知らぬ間に諦めたりしないでよ

目の前の僕らの世界は何ものにも代えられない世界
それは子供も大人も関係ない
繰り返す日常というルールに 騙されそうになったら
反旗を翻そう
さあ僕たちだけの革命を起こそうか

A wish, A wish come true
夜の星に願いを
君とつなげた夢のUNION

目を醒ませ
僕らの世界が何者かに侵略されてるぞ
これは訓練でも リハーサルでもない
覆われた日常というべールを 勢いよく剥がしたら
戦いの鐘が鳴る
あの頃のように同盟を結ぼうか

― 君を“退屈”から救いに来たんだ!

Me wo samase
Bokura no sekai ga nanimono ka ni shinryaku sareteruzo

Tsukurimono no you na kono hibi ni
Bokura no S.O.S ga kasoku suru
Nanika ga chigau to shiri nagara
Minareta sora onaji keshiki ni kyou ga nagareteku

Ano hi no chikai tte nan dakke
Kyoushitsu de nani wo katattetakke
Kono mama ja yakusoku made kiete shimau

Me wo samase
Bokura no sekai ga nanimono ka ni shinryaku sareteruzo
Kore wa kunren demo RIHAASARU demo nai
Ouwareta nichijou to iu BEERU wo ikioi yoku hagashitara
Tatakai no kane ga naru
Sore ja toriaezu doumei wo musubou ka

― Kimi wo "taikutsu" kara sukui ni kita'n da!

Nisemono mitai na omoide ni
"Mukashi wa yokatta" tte yubi wo sasu
Munashii dake to shirinagara
Satotta furi mite minu furi de kizu wo kakushiteku

HIIROO ni nare ya shinai'n datte
Shujinkou wa dareka yaru desho tte
Shiranu ma ni akirametari shinaide yo

Me no mae no bokura no sekai wa nanimono ni mo kaerarenai sekai
Sore wa kodomo mo otona mo kankeinai
Kurikaesu nichijou to iu RUURU ni damasare sou ni nattara
Hanki wo hirugaesou
Saa boku-tachi dake no kakumei wo okosou ka

A wish, A wish come true
Yoru no hoshi ni negai wo
Kimi to tsunageta yume no UNION

Me wo samase
Bokura no sekai ga nanimono ka ni shinryaku sareteruzo
Kore wa kunren demo RIHAASARU demo nai
Ouwareta nichijou to iu BEERU wo ikioi yoku hagashitara
Tatakai no kane ga naru
Ano koro no you ni doumei wo musubou ka

― Kimi wo "taikutsu" kara sukui ni kita'n da!

Open your eyes
Our world is being invaded by something!

On these fabricated-like days,
Our S.O.S. signals are being sent rapidly
Knowing that there is something different
About the familiar sky...the usual scenery...the passing day.

What was the promise that day?
What did you talk about in the classroom?
As it is, that promise will end up disappearing!

Open your eyes
Our world is being invaded by something!
This is neither a training nor a rehearsal!
The covered daily life, if you peel it off vigorously
The bell that signals the fight rings!
Well then, for now, let us become one alliance!
I came to save you from "boredom"!

To these fake-like memories,
"Things were better in the past" - pointing out with your finger
Knowing how vain my action is,
I still pretend not to see those scars you hide behind the facade.

I did not want to be a hero,
The protagonist should have been someone else!
Don't just unknowingly give up!

Within our views, is our world that cannot be replaced by anything!
It does not matter if children or adults are involved
That day-repeating rule! If you are going to be deceived by it
Let's raise the flag of resistance!
Let's make our own revolution happen!

A wish, a wish come true I wish upon a star at night
UNION of a dream connected with you

Open your eyes
Our world is being invaded by something!
This is neither a training nor a rehearsal!
The covered daily life, if you peel it off vigorously
The bell that signals the fight rings!
Just like back then, let us become one alliance!
I came to save you from "boredom"!

Gallery

Making of Union

Making of Union cover.jpg

Three months after the anime's end, a DVD/Blu Ray disc was released including the song's music video plus a behind-the-scenes featurette. In addition to the performance, the music video also contains a newly-filmed live-action drama part, planned and cooperated by SSSS.GRIDMAN director Akira Amamiya, and a tokusatsu part featuring the collaboration between the heroes from SSSS.Gridman and Denkou Choujin Gridman.[5][6]

References

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