The Daichis - Earth's Defense Family

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  • TV-PG
  • 2001
  • 1 Season
  • 7.8  (25)

The Daichis - Earth's Defense Family is a science-fiction anime series that aired in 2001. The show follows the Daichi family, who are recruited by an eccentric billionaire to protect the Earth from a group of aliens who are planning to invade the planet. The main characters of the show are the members of the Daichi family. The father, Mamoru, is a salaryman whose boss is secretly working with the aliens. The mother, Nozomi, is a housewife who is tired of her mundane life and is looking for something more exciting. The daughter, Dai, is a rebellious teenager who initially resents being recruited to fight the aliens. Finally, the son, Zen, is a young boy who is fascinated by science and technology.

The family is recruited by the billionaire, Mr. Dogma, who provides them with high-tech suits that give them superpowers. Mamoru becomes the powerful and agile Red Ronin, Nozomi becomes the telekinetic Blue Rose, Dai becomes the super-strong Green Valkyrie, and Zen becomes the genius Yellow Thunder.

Together, the Daichis set out to defend the Earth from the alien threat. They face a variety of challenges, including battling alien monsters, infiltrating enemy bases, and defeating powerful alien leaders.

What sets The Daichis apart from other anime shows is its focus on family dynamics. While the Daichis are fighting to save the world, they are also dealing with internal conflicts and personal problems. Mamoru struggles to balance his duty as a defender of Earth with his responsibilities as a husband and father. Nozomi is initially excited about her new role as a superhero, but soon realizes that it is not as glamorous as she thought. Dai resents being forced into this new role and clashes with her family members frequently. Zen desperately wants to help his family in any way he can, but is often sidelined because of his young age.

The show explores these dynamics in-depth, showing how the family members grow and change over the course of the series. They learn to work together as a team and develop a newfound respect for one another. The show also deals with themes of betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption.

The animation in The Daichis is top-notch, with smooth, crisp action sequences and vibrant colors. The character designs are distinctive and memorable, with each member of the Daichi family sporting a unique and eye-catching suit.

The voice acting is also noteworthy, with Tabitha St. Germain, Kirby Morrow, and Brad Swaile delivering standout performances as Nozomi, Mamoru, and Zen, respectively. The show's music is catchy and upbeat, adding to the overall fun and energetic atmosphere.

Overall, The Daichis - Earth's Defense Family is a fun, action-packed anime that also explores deeper themes of family and personal growth. It's a great watch for fans of sci-fi anime and superhero stories, as well as anyone who appreciates stories about family and personal connections.

The Daichis - Earth's Defense Family is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on January 9, 2001.

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Final Battle! Flowers for You!
13. Final Battle! Flowers for You!
March 29, 2001
Ellen is sick with a high fever and Dai has been tasked with fetching the nectar of the flowers that would cure her.
The Birthday of Flames
12. The Birthday of Flames
March 27, 2001
July 7th - Seiko’s birthday. A party is being planned and everyone promises to come home to celebrate. Dai, on his way home with his present, sees Seiko drunk. She tells her coworker she doesn’t know him, and Dai becomes shocked…
The Darkness Hanging Over the Daichis
11. The Darkness Hanging Over the Daichis
March 20, 2001
Even with Seiko trying to keep their debts down from the missions, they have amassed a huge debt and have begun to feel hopeless.
Eight O'Clock at Hachiko Plaza
10. Eight O'Clock at Hachiko Plaza
March 13, 2001
With more and more of the Daichi’s actions being reported on the news, they continue doing their best to hide their identity. In Shibuya, Hachiko, the faithful dog, is transformed into a robot version and begins to rampage across Shibuya.
The Day Love Destroys Earth
9. The Day Love Destroys Earth
March 6, 2001
A beam of light shoots through the sky and a giant heart has appeared at Tokyo Tower. Being reported on the news, it’s soon revealed that anyone that sees the heart will begin to be in a love state. The Daichis sortie to destroy the heart…
The Cute Invaders
8. The Cute Invaders
February 27, 2001
Mamoru submits a proposal for a techno pet, but a rival company has released a similar product called “Pokemaru”. Suspecting they are aliens he attempts to disassemble one. As people begin to tire of them”, they grow large and begin to invade the city.
The Guy in the Rain
7. The Guy in the Rain
February 20, 2001
Dai has overslept and rushes to school in the rain. On the way, he finds an abandoned cat. Reminded of “Weird”, he tries to lend a hand but the cat runs away. After school Dai sees the mysterious man from earlier and ends up in a factory.
Warriors' Rest
6. Warriors' Rest
February 13, 2001
Tired from last night’s training, Seiko insists they continue their training daily so their debt doesn’t grow. Nozomi wants to go to a concert but shows up anyway and waits for everyone else. Mamoru and Dai eventually arrive but Seiko has yet to…
Special Training! Sleepless Nights
5. Special Training! Sleepless Nights
February 6, 2001
The Daichis are sent into space to fight. Using the Mighty Robo, they proved successful. However, a bill has been sent to them for every item they have used thus far. Seiko suggests to begin training to learn how to fight without using expensive items.
Surprise! The Daichi Family's Weird
4. Surprise! The Daichi Family's Weird
January 30, 2001
Dai swallows a mysterious ball and his belly swells as if he was pregnant. After giving “birth”, a strange organism appeared. He names the organism “Weird” but the family wants him to get rid of his “child”.
Yellow Card
3. Yellow Card
January 23, 2001
After news reports of the battle, they are instructed to keep their mission a secret. Nozomi believes this is an unreasonable situation while Seiko believes this is one of Mamoru’s plans to keep them together.
The Broken Family
2. The Broken Family
January 16, 2001
In order to defeat the monster, the Daichi Family must fight together! However, Seiko is refusing and preparing to just leave everyone behind. Mamoru follows and attempts to persuade her to join the battle.
Earth's Final Day
1. Earth's Final Day
January 9, 2001
In the not-so-distant future, the Daichi Family are in the middle of a breakdown as the parents face divorce. Suddenly, they receive a mysterious fax asking them to “Save the Earth”. Later in the afternoon, a comet-like object is closing in on the Earth…
Where to Watch The Daichis - Earth's Defense Family
The Daichis - Earth's Defense Family is available for streaming on the Bandai website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Daichis - Earth's Defense Family on demand at and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 9, 2001
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (25)