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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: 7.211 (scored by 1529 users)
Ranked: #25092
Popularity: #3384
Members: 4,016
Favorites: 22
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

mecha

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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Episodes  0 / 26
Aired  Oct 5, 1999 to Mar 28, 2000
Status  Finished Airing
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Characters & Voice Actors

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

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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Jan 7, 2015
JumpJet27
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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Apr 12, 2011
ThatAnimeSnob
ANIME MINOR JEWELS SERIES

Dai-Guard beats your average super robot with one hand behind its back. And it doesn’t do that by being more durable than Mazinger Z, more powerful than Voltron or bigger than Macross. No sir; it is better by being… the exact opposite. Believe it or not, Dai-Guard is very weak, very fragile, very slow, and uses all the classic attacks in a very sloppy way. For example, it does have a rocket punch. It rips off its hand and throws it at its target that is. And it does have a drill weapon. One that it has a hard time keeping in 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. 
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Both are about quirky and lovable bunch overcoming the hardships of their stiff-necked superiors. Always leaves you with a smile. 
Both of these shows revolve around using giant mech in an official capacity to protect the people. 
While Robotics;Notes fails to really deconstruct or bring to light the real issues with building and piloting a gigantic mech in modern day Japan, Dai-Guard plays this deconstruction trope very well. While most people would argue that Evangelion is the mecha "deconstruction" story, in truth, Dai-Guard does what both of these series want to do by framing the construction and maintenance of a giant robot in a modern Japanese setting. If you enjoy comedy and mecha deconstruction, Dai-Guard is the anime that does these things the best. 
Dai-Guard and Full Metal Panic are opposite sides of the same coin. Full Metal Panic is a super robot show that masquerades as a real robot show, while Dai-Guard is a real robot show done in the style of a super robot show. Dai-Guard closely examines some of the themes that Full Metal Panic takes for granted (like what would compel a private company to fund a mecha project, and what the military's response would be to a privatized defense program). Both series enjoy their comedic moments off the battlefield. 

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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