Di Gi Charat (a.k.a. Dejiko) - along with Petit Charat (a.k.a. Puchiko) and Gema - travels to Earth as part of her training to become a full-fledged princess. They crash on a small town in Japan, where they meet the Omocha brothers (who spend most of their time thinking how cute Puchiko is) and Mr. & Mrs. Ankoro (an elderly couple that makes Japanese sweets).
This is a fun series in the spirit of the original. It is a little more toned down for children though there are a few adult themes and humor scattered. The most aggravating issue in this is that the american release never finished the series. It is worth checking out though even if you need to download the last 30.
As a fellow fan of the DGC franchise, I actually discover Di Gi Charat through the Nyo opening “Dynamite I-N-G”, and yet, Nyo is the final DGC anime I viewed upon. What do I think of this anime? Despite being aim more towards kids, Di Gi Charat Nyo is a decent remake of the original series.
Okay, this is not a ground breaking story but on its own, it is decent. Yeah, it's not the greatest story in the world but I believe it's just as good as the original series' story
Luckily, characters like Dejiko, Puchiko, Usada, Gema, and the BGG gang return. Heck, even Mike and Rinna from Panyo Panyo appeared in this series. Rather they were cameos or not is debatable but that's a story for another section. As for the new characters, they're pretty alright. I like characters like Aqua and Yu-Rei, I very glad to see them. They are some characters I didn't like (Kumagaya Kintarou) but hey, those are the type of characters that aren't meant to be liked.
Outside of the OP, ED, and some insert songs (Usamimi Chan for example), majority of the background songs aren't that memorible. Now here's the kicker, the songs I did mention are really catchy.
Animation and Artwork:
They're decent. Yeah it can go into “WTF are you doing animators?” territory at times but Overall it's decent
Sub, Dub, and Licensing:
Yes, I'm adding licensing into this and you'll see why... Anyways, in the Japenese dub, the original cast for the characters return, which is nice to hear them.
As for the dub... I gotta be honest... I don't hate the dub *avoid sharp objects being thrown* HEY! Hey! Listen to what I'm going to say next! Yes, I know this dub is consider to be the weakest of the Di Gi Charat dubs but it's not as bad as some people made it out to be. Okay yeah, the who “Akari” as “Akali” can be annoying but other than that, it's not that bad of a dub. I've heared worse... much...worse....
ANYWAYS, onto to the licensing, and BOY there is a lot to say bout this and the way it was handled. During the time, Bandai only licensed and dubbed 72 episodes.... I am not joking when saying this. They left the other 32 episode unlicensed. That has to be the dumbest thing I have witnessed from a company like Bandai. And it's mind boggling because it's Bandai! The same people that gave us Gurren Lagann pulled this move! *sigh* This is why it's debatable rather Mike and Rinna were cameos. I'm hoping that Sentai Filmworks re-license this series and get all 104 episodes. It doesn't have to be re-dubbed. A re-license is all I'm asking.
As for subtitles, well here's a quick one. 1-72: Good 73-104: Not Good. (No thanks to ARR fansubs kinda screwing with the character names)
All and all, Di Gi Charat Nyo! is a entertaining anime overall. If you like the original series or want to see something funny, I suggest giving this a try. If you're looking for a ground-breaking story with heart throbbing emotions, this is not for you.
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