The Daichis - Earth Defence Family (TV)

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© Shoji Kawamori • G.TAC/BANDAI VISUAL, Group TAC

Alternative title:
Chikyū Bōei Kazoku (Japanese)
Earth Defence Family
地球防衛家族 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: The Daichis are a family in danger of tearing itself apart. Dissatified and money obsessed mom Seiko has served wimpy and otaku dad Mamoru with divorce papers. Daughter Nozomi who has always been saddled with all the housework, feels pained that everyone is using her. The youngest albeit most foul mouthed, Dai is forced to watch all this as everything is going to pieces. However when the Galaxy Federation recruits the Daichis to combat alien threats to the wellbeing of the Earth, it will be a chance for the family to save the world and maybe themselves.
User Ratings: 55 ratings have been given [details]
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 Excellent: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Very good: 16 votes (sub:10, dub:6)
 Good: 13 votes (sub:8, dub:5)
 Decent: 11 votes (sub:6, dub:5)
 So-so: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 123 users, rank: #3361 (of 6227)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.636 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.8524, rank: #3297 (of 6220)
Weighted mean: 6.589 (Good−), rank: #3345 (of 6220) (seen all: 6.87 / seen some: 5.24 / won't finish: 5.12)
Bayesian estimate: 6.758 (Good−), rank: #2699 (of 4739)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 14
Vintage: 2001-01-09 to 2001-03-29
Opening Theme:
"Samurai" by Rolly (eps 2-13)
Ending Theme:
"Hana no Katachi" by Akino Arai
Official website:
The Daichis DVD 3 (Sep 1, 2005)
The Daichis DVD 2 (Jun 22, 2005)
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DVD (Region 1)
    The Daichis - Dysfunctional Heroes (DVD 1) 2004-12-14 (from $5.00)
    The Daichis - Debt-Doomed (DVD 2) 2005-03-01 (from $46.99)
    The Daichis - Pay Day (DVD 3) 2005-05-03 (from $5.00)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Tetsu Kimura
Hiroshi Ohnogi (eps 0, 8, 11)
Katsuyuki Sumisawa (ep 9)
Mamehei Mgatta (eps 7, 10)
Shoji Kawamori (eps 1-6, 11-13)
Satoshi Kimura (7 episodes
eps 1-2, 7-10, 13

Soichi Masui (ep 3)
Takashi Kobayashi (ep 6)
Takuya Satō (ep 4)
Tomomi Kyoda (eps 11-12)
Tsuneo Kobayashi (eps 0, 5)
Episode Director:
Atsushi Yano (ep 10)
Nobuaki Nakanishi (ep 7)
Satoshi Kimura (eps 1-2)
Soba Kasagi (ep 8)
Soichi Masui (ep 3)
Takayuki Inagaki (ep 4)
Tomoki Kobayashi (ep 5)
Tomomi Kyoda (eps 0, 11)
Waruo Suzuki (ep 9)
Yasuhiro Takemoto (ep 6)
Yoshitaka Fujimoto (ep 12)
Music: Shigeo Naka
Original creator: Shoji Kawamori
Character Design: Kazuaki Moori
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Director of Photography: Yasuyoshi Toyonaga
Hiroshi Sakurai (Group TAC)
Minoru Takanashi (Bandai)
Tsutomu Onishi (Group TAC)

Assistant producer: Naoko Ueki (Bandai)
Chief animator: Yoshihiro Ōsugi
Color Coordination: Keiko Goto
Editing: Tadashi Furukawa
Key Animation:
Hiroyuki Okiura (ep 10)
Tadashi Hiramatsu (eps 2, 13)
Layout: Tadashi Hiramatsu (ep 13)
Music producer:
Masao Fukuda
Shiro Sasaki
Series Concept: Shoji Kawamori
Theme Song Performance:
Akino Arai (ED)
Akira Kamiya as Mamoru Daichi
Kaori Shimizu as Nozomi Daichi
Mami Koyama as Seiko Daichi
Motoko Kumai as Dai Daichi

Akiko Yajima as Shiratori Eren
Sachi Matsumoto as Haruka Kyoda
Yuko Mizutani as Junko Ejima

Chiaki Takahashi as
announcer(ep 6)
child B(ep 7)
child C(ep 5)
girl C(ep 1)
Sanae's voice(ep 8)
student(ep 12)
student C(ep 4)
student G(ep 2)
Japanese companies
Animation Check: Artland (ep 9)
Animation Production: Group TAC
Backgrounds: Studio Uni
Broadcaster: WOWOW
Key Animation:
Anime R (ep 13)
Artland (eps 9, 13)
Dr. Movie (ep 13)
Nakamura Production (ep 13)
Plum (ep 13)
Studio 4°C (ep 13)
Studio Cockpit (ep 13)
Studio Kuma (ep 13)
Studio Wanpack (ep 13)
Music Production: Victor Entertainment
Original story: Group TAC
Photography: Takahashi Production
Production: Bandai Visual
Production Cooperation:
A.C.G.T (ep 12)
Artland (ep 9)
Chaos Project (ep 5)
Kyoto Animation (ep 6)
Studio Hibari (ep 7)
English cast
English staff
Executive producer: Hideki 'Henry' Goto
Producer: Hiroe Tsukamoto

Assistant producer: Sawako Furuya
Production Coordination:
Aaron Pessin
Dennis Hrehoriac
Re-Recording Mixing: Keith A. Goddard
Recording engineer: Ryan Olszewski
Script Adaptation: Chris Eng
Subtitle Coordination: Warren Opheim
Subtitle Script:
Karen Chrcek
Karen Willems
Video Post-Production:
Keith Crosley
Michael Hey
Voice Direction: Rob Bakewell
Anna Cummer as Nozomi Daichi
Danny McKinnon as Dai Daichi
John Murphy as Mamoru Daichi
Lisa Ann Beley as Seiko Daichi

Alexandra Carter as Haruka Kyoda
Jocelyne Loewen as Junko Ejima
Kirby Morrow as Hayakawa

Alistair Abell as Public Announcement, Fighter Pilot
Andrew Toth as
Newscaster(ep 7)
Shoichi Masui(ep 9)
Anna Cummer as Lieutenant(ep 9)
Brad Swaile as
Pokemaru Seller(ep 8)
Yashiro(ep 9)
Brian Dobson as
Military Officer(ep 9)
Mr. Alien
TV Voice(ep 11)
Chris Kalhoon as Galaxy Federation Voice
Colin Murdock as Newscaster(ep 13)
Fred Henderson as Military Commander(ep 9)
Gabe Khouth as
Alpha 3(ep 7)
Weird, Classmate
Kirby Morrow as
Alpha 1(ep 7)
Yashiro's Underling(ep 9)
Matthew Erickson as Yashiro's Underling
Michael Dobson as
Alpha 2(ep 7)
School Announcement, Newscaster
Nicole Bouma as
Concert Announcer(ep 6)
Ellen Shiratori
Scott Perrie as
Reporter(ep 10)
Yoshihiro Tamada(ep 12)
Sharon Alexander as Newscaster
Tabitha St. Germain as
Artist(ep 10)
Pokemaru(eps 8, 11)
TV Voice(ep 11)
Ward Perry as Newscaster(ep 9)
English companies
ADR Production: The Ocean Group
Broadcaster: Animax Asia
DVD Production: Geneon Entertainment Inc.
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