Ranked #2521

Chikyuu Bouei Kigyou Dai-Guard

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Dai-Guard, Daiguard
Japanese: 地球防衛企業ダイ・ガード

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 1999 to Mar 28, 2000
Premiered: Fall 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo Music
Licensors: ADV Films, Discotek
Studios: Xebec
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.211 (scored by 1,611 users)
Ranked: #25212
Popularity: #3684
Members: 4,384
Favorites: 23
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Synopsis

Plot Summary: Thirteen years after their sudden disappearance, an alien race known as the Heterodyne resurface without warning. To combat the Heterodyne, three office workers from the 21st Century Security Corporation operate Dai-Guard - a giant robot no longer regarded as an oversized paperweight. Unfortunately, Dai-Guard is somewhat obsolete and in disrepair. It's a tough job, but salarymen can also save the world.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Akagi, Shunsuke
Akagi, Shunsuke
Main
Itou, Kentarou
Japanese
Itou, Kentarou
Momoi, Ibuki
Momoi, Ibuki
Main
Hiramatsu, Akiko
Japanese
Hiramatsu, Akiko
Aoyama, Keiichiro
Aoyama, Keiichiro
Main
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Miki, Shinichiro
Shirota, Shirou
Shirota, Shirou
Main
Ono, Kenichi
Japanese
Ono, Kenichi

Staff

Mizushima, Seiji
Mizushima, Seiji
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Ueda, Shigeru
Ueda, Shigeru
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(0/26)

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Opening Theme

"Rojiura no Uchuu Shōnen [Back Alley Space Boy]" by The Cobratwisters

Ending Theme

#01: "Hashire Hashire [Run, Run]" by Kyoko Endou (Eps. 1-25)
#02: "Rojiura no Uchuu Shōnen [Back Alley Space Boy]" by The Cobratwisters (Episode 26)



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zombihead1
Feb 6, 2008
Ah Daiguard. What to really say? This is less of a mecha anime than more of a comment on the plight of the working stiff dealing with the corporate world. Working for a corporation myself, I see first hand the red tape and paperwork and hoop jumping that seems to involving doing absolutely anything.

If the corporation can make a form for it, you get to fill it in triplicate and woe beunto thee if you write with anything but black pen.

The mech action scenes themselves are simultaneously awesome and hilarious. Daiguard is trying so hard to be a super robot, but it just isn't. But read more
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PKAmmoTroop
Apr 4, 2009
There's one scene in Dai Guard that says it all: While waiting for the Hetrodyne (evil monster) to attack Tokyo the crew is getting bored waiting for the call to action. After several hours of 'hurry up and wait' the pilot of Dai Guard sighs and says "I've been watching giant robot anime all my life and they never mentioned this part."

That one line struck such a cord with me, and sold me on Dai Guard, and Dai Guard immediately became my all time favorite mecha anime the moment it was uttered. XEBEC and director Seiji Mizushima did a wonderful job injecting a lot read more
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JumpJet27
Jan 7, 2015
This is actually my first review here, but I thought Daiguard was a pretty interesting anime to write about, even if it wasn't technically brilliant.

Perhaps an 8 is overstating the value here, as this show nothing spectacular, but does a few things well. Something that I quite appreciate is the treatment of the characters. They start out seeming fairly archetypical, but some realistic portrayal keeps them from becoming two-dimensional. Furthermore, they avoid several cliches, such as the leading female falling for the leading male.

The producers could have made this a very dark show, but despite the circumstances, everything remains somewhat happy-go-lucky. Actually, my initial read more
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