Crunchyroll Adds Dai-Guard, Demon Lord Dante Anime to Catalog

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Crunchyroll to stream both series on Monday

Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will add the Dai-Guard and the Demon Lord Dante television anime series to its catalog. Crunchyroll will begin streaming both anime on Monday in the United States and Canada. The company will begin streaming Dai-Guard at 6:00 p.m. EDT, followed by Demon Lord Dante at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

The 26-episode Dai-Guard anime premiered in 1999. Crunchyroll describes the series:

We Only THOUGHT We Were Prepared… Twelve years ago, the Earth was attacked by giant invaders. To defend our planet, the Earth's greatest minds and corporations assembled to design a giant robot of incredible power. Unfortunately, as with most government projects, the contract went to the lowest bidder. Fortunately, by the time the robot was ready, the mysterious invaders had already disappeared without a trace. The giant robot became first a curiosity, then a tourist attraction. But now the invaders are back and the only thing in their way is Dai-Guard and a young team of office workers who've been supplementing their regular incomes as part time pilots and tour guides. Can these reluctant heroes halt their alien foes while simultaneously concealing the defects in their giant robot?

Discotek licensed the television anime in 2015 and released the full series on DVD in April 2016. ADV previously released the series on DVD from 2002 to 2003. Two episodes of the show aired on Cartoon Network's Toonami as part of "Giant Robot Week" in 2003.

The 12-episode Demon Lord Dante anime premiered in 2002, based on Go Nagai's original manga of the same name. Crunchyroll describes the series:

Ryo Utsugi has been disturbed by nightmares of being attacked by a gigantic, demonic creature with blood dribbling from its teeth. One day, he develops a mysterious power to hear voices and foresee horrifying images of females being killed. At a cottage in the wintry mountains, he hears the same voice... Ryo runs out of the cottage, jumps off a cliff following the voice, and gets transported to the Himalayas in a blink. There, he encounters the monster from his nightmare: Demon Lord Dante, who has been sealed in ice by God for 2000 years. Hideous murders, Satanists' black mass, the secrets of the Utsugi family... mysterious things await Ryo, who is transfigured into Dante.

Discotek offered the anime on DVD without edits in August 2016. Geneon Entertainment previously released the series on DVD in 2004.

Source: Crunchyroll

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