Doamaiger-D reruns currently air on Funimation. The series has been re-titled as "Doamayger-D" for the North American market, but currently runs in subtitled form. Each episode lasts 2 minutes 39 seconds. 13 episodes were animated.
Doamaiger-D is a classic throwback to 1960's and 1970's anime, but animated using computer software, much akin to Anime Studio.
The short series is centered around 17 year old Daijirou, who has recently inherited a traditional Japanese sweets shop in Kyoto. Daijirou's father abandoned the family when he was growing up, and at the start of the series, Daijirou hates his father for running away.
One day, Daijirou finds a giant mech his father has left behind in the basement of the sweets shop. Around the same time, evil robots and giant monsters start creeping up all throughout Kyoto, some of whom originated as angsty humans whose hearts have turned. Realizing that he can save the town with the mech and his knowledge of making perfect confectioneries, Daijirou pilots the mech (Doamaiger) into town, using the mech to deliver a final blow to each monster while also giving the original person a sweet that brings them back to normal. As he solves the issues of the monsters one by one, he's followed by a very 1960's inspired news reporter, who has a little crush on him.
(Lady, he's 17. Don't be a PedoBear.)
As the series goes on, Doamaiger faces destruction from battle a few times, while Daijirou earns himself a rival in an American tycoon named Robert. Robert speaks with a Texan-dialect, mispronouncing hard "A's" in his words while flaunting how much money he's made. He intends to take over the Japanese sweets business using his army of soulless, American robots. These scenes are at times funny, but also a little uncomfortable to watch, as the anti-American sentiment is hammered in hard. Robert's scenes teeter between tongue-in-cheek humor based off of some of our more disrespectful celebrities, and blatant racism.
Very late in the series, Daijirou finds himself face to face with his father again, and in a very cliche way, learns the true motive behind his father's abandonment. His father (who looks very much like an octopus) pilots his own mech, and eventually teams up with his son to face Robert.
The ending of the series is very predictable, and ties up all of the loose ends in a blink-and-you-miss-it fashion. Doamaiger's fate leaves much to be desired, so I can't say I can recommend episode 13.
There is a bit of education to the series as a bonus. Extra text scrolls across the top and sides of the screen, prompting a second and third replay. If you don't pause the screen to read them, you'll miss out on brief lessons abut Japanese culture, and about many of the sweets Daijirou is making.
Doamaiger-D is extremely short, with all episodes combined lasting just slightly more than a half an hour. It would have worked better as a 30 minute OVA, instead of a 13 episode short series. The 60's nostalgia is there, but the animations are jittery, bearing resemblance to cutouts from a coloring book. Still, it's a cute tribute to old TV anime.
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