Funimation to Stream Daimidaler for Spring Season
posted on by Emma Hanashiro
North American anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment announced Monday that Daimidaler will join its streaming line-up for the 2014 spring season. The first episode will air on April 5 at 6:30 a.m. ET and will be available for for Funimation streaming subscribers. Free streaming for episodes will be released the following week.
The series will reunite the staff of the High School DxD television anime series, with director Tetsuya Yanagisawa (Heaven’s Lost Property the Movie: The Angeloid of Clockwork, Destiny of the Shrine Maiden, Shattered Angels), scriptwriter Takao Yoshioka (Ikki Tousen, Elfen Lied), character designer and chief animation director Junji Gotō (School Days), production company GENCO, and animation studio TNK (Ikki Tōsen: Xtreme Xecutor). Ibuki Kido, Ayaka Ohashi, and Azusa Tadokoro will perform the ending theme as their characters.
The comedy centers around a high school boy named Kōichi Madanbashi who has Hi-ERo particles, the power source to operate the robotic weapon Daimidaler. With the help of Kyōko Sonan from the mysterious Prince Beauty Parlor organization, he stands up against the Penguin Empire that troubles humanity.
The manga ran in Enterbrain's Fellows! magazine (now known as Kadokawa's harta magazine) from 2008 to 2012, and Kadokawa published four compiled book volumes. In October, Nakama launched a sequel called Kenzen Robo Daimidaler OGS that runs in harta every other month.
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