Chikyuu Bouei Kigyou Dai-Guard

Dai-Guard: Terrestrial Defense Corp.

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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: 7.131 (scored by 27482,748 users)
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Ranked: #33302
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Popularity: #5938
Members: 8,616
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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


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


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)

Feb 6, 2008
zombihead1 (All reviews)
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
Apr 4, 2009
PKAmmoTroop (All reviews)
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
Jan 7, 2015
JumpJet27 (All reviews)
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
Oct 17, 2020
skyhei1995 (All reviews)
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 read more

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