Daimidaler: Prince v. s. Penguin Empire (anime review)

DaimidalerTitle: Daimidaler: Prince v.s. Penguin Empire complete series

Director: Tersuya Yanagisawa

Studio: TNK

U. S. Distributor: Funimation Entertainment

U. S. Release Date: December 15th, 2015

Format: DVD / Blu-ray / 12 Episodes + 6 OVA shorts / 330 Minutes

Genre: Ecchi, Mecha, Comedy

Age Rating: TV MA

Overall Personal Rating: C-


The earth is under attack by the alien Penguin Empire and only heroes able to produce Hi-Ero particles need apply. Piloting the Daimidaler mechs are master pervert Kouichi with his take-no-prisoners libido and Kiriko, a girl who can level cities just by thinking of her boyfriend. It’s up to them to dodge the massive front tails of the filthy penguin commandos and go toe to toe with rival mechs powered by a girl who loves penguins a little too much. Experience an overflow of Hi-Eros power with brave Daimidaler!


If pure ecchi is you bag then Daimidaler is something you will want to own. For me I was lost after the first 15 minutes. There are plenty of series out there that have no shame abut what they do and have approached the idea of power through perversion in many ways. Ah My Buddha, So I Can’t Play H and countless others. The one thing they had that made them likable was simply the characters. Daimidaler  just fails to make anyone easy to like.

The writing loses its zing after the second episode and the artistic styling never really supports the strangeness and perversion of the show. I thought the Penguins were funny in the first episode but after that they just became a distraction an the impact of their front tail looses its humor factor.

Overall Grade: C-

I know that there is an army of ecchi fans that will flock to Daimidaler. I can see why it would be very popular among  a very specific male population, but for everyone else I don’t see much interest.

Daimidaler is a silly show with a single vision. After seeing several shows released from Funimation with sub titles only I am a little baffled as to why they would spend the money to dub this one. So, as I said before, if you are looking for ecchi and plenty of it then you will be the first in line to get this single minded series.

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