1st Daimidaler Blu-ray/DVD to Include Mini OVA
posted on by Emma Hanashiro
The official website for Daimidaler lists, that the anime's first DVD and Blu-Ray volume will include a mini OVA titled Dai tokkun! Hi-ERo ryūshi pawā (Great Training! Hi-ERo Particle Power).
Other special features include live-action video specials, audio commentary, previous videos, and a non-credit OP. Special first editions will also have character designs, a special clear case, a 16-page deluxe booklet, two illustrated post cards, a cover drawn by Susumu Matsushita, and a character song special CD. Both the editions of the 1st volume are set to ship on July 25.
The series reunites 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 Goto (School Days), production company GENCO, and animation studio TNK (Ikki Tōsen: Xtreme Xecutor). Ibuki Kido, Ayaka Ohashi, and Azusa Tadokoro 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.
North American anime distributor Funimation Entertainment began streaming Daimidaler on April 5 for its spring season lineup.