Chikyuu Bouei Kigyou Dai-Guard

Dai-Guard: Terrestrial Defense Corp.

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Dai-Guard, Daiguard
Japanese: 地球防衛企業ダイ・ガード
English: Dai-Guard: Terrestrial Defense Corp.
French: Terrestorial Defense Corp. Dai-Guard
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 1999 to Mar 28, 2000
Premiered: Fall 1999
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:00 (JST)
Producers: Sotsu, TV Tokyo Music
Studios: Xebec
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.161 (scored by 30023,002 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #33642
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6322
Members: 9,425
Favorites: 32


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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Chino, Takatoshi
Mizushima, Seiji
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Roji Ura no Uchuu Shounen (路地裏の宇宙少年)" by The Cobratwisters

Ending Theme

1: "Hashire Hashire (走れ走れ)" by Kyouko Endou (eps 1-25)
2: "Roji Ura no Uchuu Shounen (路地裏の宇宙少年)" by The Cobratwisters (eps 26)


Apr 7, 2021
Anime Review #1: Dai Guard
Even a salary man can save the world. This sentence does well to sum up the general storyline of Dai Guard. Imagine a show like the Office but with no comedy and every episode has a new monster to fight. On the surface this may seem bland and boring, but it actually is refreshing to see a show tackle the real world elements of having a giant robot fighting to save you. Other mech shows tend to gloss over the logistics of things such as insurance and property damage. But in Dai Guard there is a constant pressure on the pilots ...
Oct 17, 2020
So, I have been trying to broaden my anime horizons, and in the process I found Dai-Gaurd. Overall I view this show as a 7 but don't take the score at face value. The show has been around for over 20 years after all and in all honesty, after watching it I don't know why more people haven't seen it.

On the surface, this show is primarily about a kid named Akagi and his 2 friends Aoyama, and Momoi who pilot the mecha Dai-Gaurd and prevent Tokyo from being attacked by Heterodyne.

This show is so much more than that ...
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 ...

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