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?
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 Yuusha, Dakara 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?
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
The teacher kinda looks like an older version of Kana from Minami-ke!
Do we really need this?
Did you have fun?!
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.
Attack of the robo penguins!