First impressions: Kenzen Robo Daimidaler

Are we prepared for this ecchi mecha?!

I don’t know if it’s good or bad that when Fosh asked if anyone wanted to join him for this First Impression of Daimidaler, he specifically added my name. And I don’t know if it’s good or bad that I’m actually participating. But good or bad, here I am.


I have to somewhat agree with Highway on this I don’t really know what to expect for the first episode of Daimidaler, but if it is anything like High School DxD then maybe it will be very entertaining? That said we shall see…


Maybe a Little Too Far?

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Sexy times.

Highway// I like sexy things, sure. And I like ecchi series. And if you’re going to watch an ecchi series, you can do a lot worse than a TNK series airing on AT-X (yeah, even if you subscribe to Funimation, this is one to watch from AT-X). And after series like Hagure YuushaDakara Boku wa H ga Dekinai, and of course Highschool DxD it’s not like we’ve never seen the ‘ero power up’ kind of protagonist before. But I don’t know if there’s been one who’s so shameless about it, especially at the beginning. Kouichi takes it so far over the top in his quest for cheap sexy thrills; I’m surprised that he doesn’t just randomly grab ladies’ chests walking down the street. But then, that’s this whole show. While in a show like Boku H or DxD, the ero power up was just the main character’s particular thing, in this one the whole point of the show is using Hi-ERO particles. So it’s no wonder that the pervy Penguin Empire guys are winning out so far. Maybe the real key is that the humans haven’t gotten enough high school boys in the robots yet.

So while I’m sure that there will eventually be some romantic-ish happenings between Kouichi and the other girls that show up (I think that Kyouko (Yoko Hikasa sounding exactly like Rias Gremory) is probably out of his league), right now it’s really in your face about boob grabbing and skirt peeping. And then there’s the mecha designs (which I’m sure Fosh is also talking about). Wow. The Penguin guys have dick guns. Ok. Oh sorry, ‘front tail’ guns. And then the Human mechs look like girls with long hair. This show is about as subtle as a locomotive full of locomotives. I mean, it’s almost kind of embarrassing.

Ecchi Giant Robots?

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Not so sexy…

Fosh// Now I won’t defend this series for having the BEST mecha designs of all time because oh my god they look so freaking bad especially the enemy mecha from the Penguin Empire?! I swear they look completely lazy to me, but I get the feeling that the creative team wanted to go for more of a goofy look to all the robots. That said part of me really hoped that the main machine would look better after being completely wrecked the first time, but NOPE we still get the same long hair, crazy arms and the freaky eyes! I mean seriously does it need eyeballs in the first place? So yeah I would give a warning to those who love mecha anime! DO NOT go to this series for ground breaking mecha designs because they are terrible; however much like High School DxD for me it was all about the characters and how they got along but will we even have any of that for this series? I have no idea other than the opening which showed us at least three other machines along with a handful of side characters so I guess we have that to look forward to later on in the series.

Extra mecha boobs

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The teacher kinda looks like an older version of Kana from Minami-ke!

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Do we really need this?

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Did you have fun?!

End thoughts

Well, it’s an ecchi series, that’s for sure. I just wonder if it’s *too* ecchi. I mean, do they have anywhere to go from even this first episode? What happens when boob groping becomes old hat and tired for Kouichi? I mean, that doesn’t happen in DxD because it doesn’t happen all that often, but in this show it feels like it’s a necessary condition for something to happen. We’ll see where the show goes, but it really has the potential to just run out of room to go, and like the boob grabbing for Kouichi, might just get old hat and tired for the audience.

Yeah much like Highway I think the boob grabbing power up save the world formula will get old really fast unless they plan on having Kouichi team up with the other girls week after week to spice things up then MAYBE this series could be something fun and mindless to watch, but with most ecchi anime I never really take them all that serious anyway! So what did you like about this first episode or are you going to drop it here and now and never look back? Honestly I wouldn’t blame you if you decided to do just that.


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Attack of the robo penguins!


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29 Responses to “First impressions: Kenzen Robo Daimidaler”

  1. skylion says:

    OK. This is where the long time otaku has to step in. This is a love letter to ecchi and giant robot series of twenty years gone. I mean, the website for the show is basically an imitation of old geocities and middle Ninties websites. Every thing about this show, from the character design, the ecchi moments, the pacing, and plot just screams retro. It really was very much in your face back then.

    It felt like a bad trip, man.

    • Foshizzel says:

      That is true the mecha fan of today does not like those two world combining I mean sure TTGL did it well blending ecchi moments with Yoko quite well, but it seems to be a miss with the audience of NOW I mean I did love that they went with an old school sounding OP! That was great.

      Sad but true Skylion…

    • Highway says:

      That website is just terrible. There’s no excuse for subjecting people to that. There’s a reason noone uses GeoCities anymore!

      The problem with doing an homage to things from the past that’s too faithful is that if they go too far with it, it just looks dated and tone deaf.

      • skylion says:

        I thought of Excel Saga, which is a show that says, “hey remember how nuts we all got about five or ten years ago? let’s do that again!”

        It managed to be about everything and nothing at the same time.

      • Irenesharda says:

        I had to go an look at the website, just from what people were saying, and wow….

        I haven’t seen a website like that since early high school when they were teaching us how to make a website on Netscape. The ‘+’ sign cursor, the moving around figure, the flashing words, the tiled background, the gifs, the 8-bit music.

        Wow, that was annoying.

  2. Cybersteel says:

    BTW guys the staff that did this is the same as Highschool DxD so should turn out pretty decent!!!

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yep! I hope it can be as good as DxD but we shall see!

      • Mexu2d says:

        The same people that did Highschool DXD? No wonder there was so much ecchi and flashing, and boob “Fondling”. Everything is clear.
        I don’t know what to think of this programme, I’m not sure whether I should leap for it or steer away from the ice-berg.
        Well I’ll continue watching. XD


  3. Mexu2d says:

    It’s the same people that did Highschool DXD. No Wonder!!!!! :3


    • Foshizzel says:

      Hahah yeah that it is 😀

    • Highway says:

      I fear that a lot of the problem with comparing this show to DxD will be not the technical staff, but the writing. The show looks great, and a lot like DxD, but that’s not what makes DxD the best ecchi show, imo. Lots of shows have a good look, but what separates DxD is the character development (yes, seriously) and the personality of the lead character, Issei. If you don’t have that, then the show will quickly lose freshness.

      • skylion says:

        Yeah, the guy cannot be a card board cut out of pastiche. And I know we all like to talk up creative teams and such, but it isn’t an iron clad thing.

        Same team worked on all of Chuu2Koi and Ren and Kyoukai no Kanata. Things go up and down.

  4. MR.KLAC says:

    hmm looking at pic mentions around about this anime yet mention same people that did DXD as well?

    sure we same director, composition, character designs, rias voice & hey for it same license aka Funi as well?

    could this be mecha version of DxD?

    IF it’s might tempt on it give one huh is that penguin doing wonder who idea for it?

    • Foshizzel says:

      From what i am seeing based off comments the fans of DxD did not find this to be enjoyable at all.

      • BlackBriar says:

        I agree and must express my disappointment as well. It’s hard to accept the fact the same team behind High School DxD has a hand in making this show. Only the first episode and I didn’t like it at all.

      • Highway says:

        Well, I found it enjoyable enough for a first episode, but I just wonder where it’s going to go. And I think it suffers for its comparison to DxD, because that’s comparing it to, imo, the absolute best of the genre. I mean, if we were comparing it to Maken Ki (1 or 2) or Samurai Brides, or even Dakara Boku H, it doesn’t fare as poorly.

        • skylion says:

          I kinda get Flamenco vibes. Those are not good vibes.

          • BlackBriar says:

            Oh, just great… 🙁 You’re right, it does give a very similar feel and I dropped that show on the first episode as well without hesitation.

            • skylion says:

              I’m willing to give this one a few more. It’s interesting to be remind of my early anime roots. I’ve just joined the Metanorn team so I think it will be neat for me to riff off that old otaku vibe I got. Yeah, that’s an odd reason to stick with a show. Fosh? HWY. I’m good to go.

  5. anaaga says:

    I don’t watch this show but goddamn those penguins and their damn poles

  6. akagami says:

    As much as I really liked DxD…

    The mech designs (stick figures and blocks). The blatant ecchi (a bit out of place). Those penguins (…).

    OH MY GAWD. щ(゜ロ゜щ)

    P.S. Was I the only one expecting the penguin-robot to lean over and penetrate the Daimidaler during the beginning scene with his front tail?

    • Foshizzel says:

      Sad but true this is nothing like DxD and yeah the mechs are TERRIBLE looking! Then again I think they wanted to have goofball machines.


      • skylion says:

        You know, compared to today,the mech design of those days were awwwwwwful. NGE was a sea change, man.

  7. BlackBriar says:

    I downloaded the episode for this but couldn’t find myself watching it the whole way through because it didn’t make an impression so I skipped some parts.

    To be honest, this series’ first shot didn’t work for me. It was humorless in its effort to be funny which ultimately ended with everything feeling forced. Also, in my opinion, the protagonist was lame. It was like he was trying to be Issei but failed horribly. By comparison for an ecchi lead, he lacks Issei’s charm and Hagure Yuusha’s Akatsuki’s charisma where perversion is concerned.

    Not to mention how put off I was with those “antagonists”. They were eyesores and their “penguin” looked ridiculous. All and all, I’m saving myself the trouble and leaving this show right where it is. I was already reluctant to even try it after watching the PV.

    • skylion says:

      Back in those days, the ecchi lead didn’t quite have Issei’s charm. But that is evolution.

  8. MR.KLAC says:

    well i’ve watch 1st ep of this mecha DxD yet really more to go for it.

    due to male lead is a like total rebel perv outlaw like person who can power-up being total perv.

    yet bad penguin really those “tails” gag & yea feel like take that penguins of madagascar are bad guys.

    & yet series had same crew did DxD i wonder by time Funi dubbing yea there so make more “he we go again”.

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