Do you remember the time when your favorite toy or video game got taken away and you raged on for hours without it for the day? That’s how I felt after watching this show. But even after taking away that favorite toy or game, you can get it back, well most of the time anyways. However, the precious time you might try to invest into this anime will be lost forever if you’re not careful. And for a series like this, every minute watching this show equivalents to a massive amount of brain cells lost to such a catastrophe.
For starters, the series is directed by Tetsuya Yanagisawa known recently for his work in High School DxD. But unlike that show, Diamidaler the Sound Robot (as the name implies) adds the addition of mecha to its story. And speaking of story, we have main male protagonist Kouichi Madanbashi who possesses Hi-ERo particles in order to fight off a force known as the evil Penguin Empire. Here’s where things gets wacky as the antagonist takes the form of penguins with dick-cannons. As subtle this all seems like, the show attempts to take itself seriously because Kouichi’s abilities to power the mecha known as Daimidaler is the only source known to fight them. The catch is how he is able to power them: by groping the boobs of females.
After watching each episode, I feel like I need a time machine to get back the time I lost. There’s little substance to the story as the series tries desperately to grab viewers’ attention from all the wrong angles. Although there are similar series with generic attributes, this show doesn’t know what to do with itself. For example, we have penguins with dick-cannons that tries to take over the world for reasons of just because. This comes out as completely tasteless as the antagonist lacks motivation. Neither does this work for the way they are designed with their dick-shaped cannons and penguin framework. How can anyone take this seriously? Oh wait, Kouichi does since he has to fight them with his powers. Unfortunately, he is a man with a perverted attitude and an egoistic behavior. To him, fighting these penguins is guilty pleasure because he gets the opportunity to grope breasts. And really, the show doesn’t even try to hide this even for a damn second.
Kouichi ’s power requires him to grope breasts so naturally that resource comes from female characters such as Kyoko Sonan. The two are incompatible as a duo as Kyoko sees Kouichi as nothing more than a pervert. The latter enjoys Kyoko’s company as she fuels his lust with every battle. But the catch is that Kyoko plays along and even seems to develop some innate feelings for Kouichi . Whether this is romantic or not is downplayed because every angle of the camera focuses on the breasts rather than Kyoko’s real feelings. In other words, the romance of this series is obliterated by any sense of connectivity. There’s no real relationship, whether short-term or long-term. What there is though is the asinine partnership between Kouichi and Kyoko that transits into an abyss of twisted humor.
As humor comes, the show intentionally poked at fun or at least tries to make a parody out of mecha. The problem is the execution because it’s too desperate. The fan service never fades away for even a moment whether it’s be the dick shaped cannons, breast groping, suggestive camera angles, or just plain nudity in sight. Even the story itself suffers through its exhibitionist ideas as the antagonist experiments with their plans. In the end, it creates senseless humor that tries to explicate its half-assed story. It doesn’t help with its cast of one dimensional characters and second rated mecha designs. Clearly, the action lacks attention because most of it is focuses on the groans and breast groping. At the same time, the mecha are just a mute compared to what the show is trying to demonstrate – a show of destructive shock values aimed to entertain from all the wrong angles at whatever audience it was intended for.
Artwork features several problems in particular with the generic character designs. The fan service is no stranger to this series already but the mecha design has some bits of credibility to it. Unfortunately, the designs are cheesy with nothing distinctive to write home about. In a way, the dick-cannons can also be disturbing if you’ve visited a zoo in the past before with an appreciation of penguins. Animation studio TNK adapts this show and they really dropped the ball on this big time. There’s nothing worth of praise or sympathy to give to this show. The mecha designs are just laughable in the wrong way.
At first glance, soundtrack might be the last factor to save this show. Unfortunately, it doesn’t because the groaning will take most of the background noise away; when Kouichi does his mojo of course. The OST has little value of importance since the show mostly focuses on how Kouichi enjoys his guilty pleasure. At the same time, character voices comes out as cheesy. Kouichi’s voice sounds arrogant and full of narcissism. On the other hand, we have Kyoko with a role of maiden in distress. Of course, her voice matches that style perfectly when she screams in both pain and pleasure when Kouichi gathers his power. That’s not a compliment since it’s hard to depict exactly what kind of character she is based off her voice mannerism alone. At the same time, the OP and ED songs tries some diehard attempt to replicate old school style of choreography. However, the result is the unbecoming of a cherishing work although I admit that the OP song does has a catchy tone.
This review didn’t take long to write and neither will I remember the show for any longer than the time I spent writing it. But I do have to give the show some credit for being gusty enough to try their concept. It’s energetic and makes me smile for all the wrong reasons. The mindless entertainment that I got out from this show is easily forgettable thanks to the overall attributes of this series. It’s not just the attempt to go with the story, characters, premise, narrative, or whatever the show is trying to do. It’s more about trying to attract attention to an audience in all the wrong ways. Watching this show in the end is like the Stock Market crash of 1929. The crash and burn is absolutely devastating. read more
I'll be honest: This is actually the straight-up worst anime I've ever seen.
Now, maybe you've seen this anime already and are thinking "Whoooaaaa man. I mean, this show is bad, but have you seen what else is out there? It's not THAT bad, by comparison." Well, no, I guess I haven't seen what else is out there. But I've seen this show, and this show sucks.
I'm not even going to name the characters, because I do not remember them at all and could not force myself to watch enough of this show to hear their names very often. Their personalities are all pitifully underdeveloped (You know what in the show is very WELL DEVELOPED? Huehuehue) and I could not be forced to care about them at gunpoint. The protagonist is a douchebag on many levels - most notably being a straight-up sex offender - and I can't fathom why I'm expected to root for him. The female character is bland cake with bland filling, bland icing and bland sprinkles served on a paper plate that isn't crumpled enough to be worth pointing out. Nonetheless, she still made me feel some kind of emotion so she stands head and shoulders over the rest of the cast. That emotion of course is pity. I feel so sorry for her that she has to be groped by a creepy, abrasive stranger as part of her job. Oh, and by the way, mad props to the writers for having the balls to have this woman develop a romance (sort of) with someone who is basically molesting her every episode. Really sending a good mesage there. The villains are certainly cooky enough but they have no motivation and their over-the-top weirdness feels painfully forced. Consequently, and in no uncertain terms, this show is NOT funny. At all.
But okay, whatever, the comedy isn't working. If you're willing to deal with that for quality fanservice, well hahahaha! Joke's on you, the fanservice sucks too! Every instance of it had me saying out loud, "Really? This is what we're doing now?" It's also pretty creepy. After seeing the first episode of this show, I felt like I needed a shower. So I took one. But the shame remained.
And as if all that wasn't enough, the animation is terrible and the mech designs are some of the worst I've ever seen. The soundtrack is forgettable to a point where its borderline offensive that they gave so little of a crap about it. Actually... was there even music? I don't remember any music. I remember being bored. I remember staring in disbelief. I remember pondering all the things I could be doing instead of watching this show. I remember coming to the realization that I could do those things. I could make my life whatever I wanted it to be. So I shut my laptop, and went to pursue more worthwhile endeavors. Like literally anything else.read more
Kenzen Robo Daimidaler is a parody/satire of the mecha genre. Not only that it makes fun of a lot of other(mostly older) anime/shows.
The story is about a species invading earth and a hero who is suddenly made to pilot a giant robot ( now, where have I heard this before?) to defeat them. The invaders are not your usual ones, they are humanoid penguins. The usual driving force to defeat your enemies should be willpower, willpower that makes your robot stronger (makes sense I know). Instead of willpower Daimidaler powers up by "ero energy /ero power" that is produced by the perverted pilot.If you didn't get it by now ero power is used to make fun of the willpower powerups which are really absurd when you think about it. Daimidaler uses a lot of parodies like this, that's why the show will most likely appeal to only those who will get the references.
The show can be divided in 2 parts. The first part is the strongest one, it has manly characters that make the show full of energy and has an epic conclusion that glues the viewer to the chair. The second part is weaker and annoying. Even if it is intended to be that way it does ruin the enjoyment a little. Among all parodies there is even a ton of fanservice, and by fanservice I mean fully exposed breasts, no censure nipples included. The reason behind that is simply: why not!? It is not a show you are supposed to take seriously in the first place so why not add some spice to it.
The soundtrack is quite good, especially the opening which screams GAR from every note, simply amazing and fits the show really well.
The animation is ok, nothing special about it, but fits this type of show well, so is the art. The robot desings are stupid and absurd, but that is the point.(even if Daimidaler does look badass at momnets). Character expressions, funny and erotic are well presented.
Characters are what makes this show what it is. The hilarious perverted penguins, their perverted penguin lover girl, the badass perverted main character and the other ones are well presented.
The second part characters are annoying and you want to hit them in the face, but again that's the whole point since even the characters in the show point out how annoying they are. They are actually a good way to show how romance in fiction can be annoying and cringy.
The other characters worth pointing out are the professors girls (aka fanserice material) and the comander. The comander appears like that overpowered all knowing badass character (ex. Gendo Ikari).
As mentioned in the introduction this show will be most likely enjoyed by older anime fans who will get the multiple references/parodies. As for myself I enjoyed the show a lot. Aside from the parody and satire there isn't much to this show. Well there is the GAR factor and of course boobs. Since I like all of that my enjoyment score is 9.5/10
With this I think I mentioned everything that must be mentioned....maybe even too much...it's a damn parody don't expect something else.
A real gem among all those tryhard pretentious fanservice shows, daimidaler stays true to itself until the end.
There's only one way to put this : This show is stupid and proud of it!
To get this anime you have to understand the self-parody going on. If you don't watch a lot of anime or get anime culture then you won't really appreciate this show.
The show revolves around a giant robot called daimidaler a robot that's uses erotic particles to move and perform attacks vs the evil erotic machines of the penguin empire. This show is a homage to all the anime tropes: Harem, ecchi, giant robots combined into one. The entire show is an excuse for the director and voice actors to let their hair down and just take it to the absurd! If you like watching stupid sex jokes, over the top orgasm voice acting and silly robot action then this anime is up your ally.read more