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Chikyuu Bouei Kigyou Dai-Guard

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
Producers: Xebec, TV Tokyo Music
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.191 (scored by 1429 users)
Ranked: #24332
Popularity: #3126
Members: 3,663
Favorites: 16
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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)

Characters & Voice Actors

Akagi, Shunsuke
Akagi, Shunsuke
Main
Ito, Kentaro
Japanese
Ito, Kentaro
Hood, Joey
English
Hood, Joey
...
Aoyama, Keiichiro
Aoyama, Keiichiro
Main
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Miki, Shinichiro
Metz, Steve
English
Metz, Steve
...
Momoi, Ibuki
Momoi, Ibuki
Main
Hiramatsu, Akiko
Japanese
Hiramatsu, Akiko
Aubry, Brigitte
French
Aubry, Brigitte
Shirota, Shirou
Shirota, Shirou
Main
Ono, Kenichi
Japanese
Ono, Kenichi
Albaret, Jacques
French
Albaret, Jacques

Staff

Mizushima, Seiji
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Ueda, Shigeru
Episode Director
Fujimoto, Jirou
Episode Director



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Feb 6, 2008
zombihead1
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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Apr 4, 2009
PKAmmoTroop
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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Recommendations

While lacking the over-the-top super robot elements the King of Braves is loved for, this quieter robot show has a similar theme: The overwhelming power of teamwork and determination as displayed by the use of a massive metal humanoid.
Dai-Guard and Tiger&Bunny are shows about saving the world and doing the right thing, all while dealing with corporate red tape. The two series have a similar focus on the down-to-earth lives of the characters and share a similar sense of humor in regards to the absurdity of super robots/super heroes being introduced into a modern capitalist society.
reportRecommended by Nyron - Add to favorites

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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