YMMV / Daimos

  • Complete Monster:
    • King Olban of the Brahmin race, unlike most Brahmins which are Anti-Villain or Noble Demon types, is a power-hungry, cold-hearted tyrant who states his people only exist for him to rule them. Olban rose to power by killing the previous king, and masterminded the war between the Brahmins and humanity. He blamed the humans for his ruler's death, taking advantage of the Brahmins' despair after the loss of their power and risking their extinction simply to gain more to rule. He also shows no compunction in trying to kill his dead sovereign's children as well.
    • The Chief General of Earth, Sakamori/Sakimori Miwa, believes the best way to win a war is by exterminating your enemy to the last man. Ostensibly on the heroes' side, Miwa tries to undermine them at every time, even accusing them of treason and, despite his job being to protect humanity, he doesn't care when civilians are caught in the crossfire. He also proceeds to execute groups of defeated and helpless Brahmins simply out of hatred. In many ways, the genocidal, brutal Miwa is as bad as the power-hungry Olban.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: When you hear the whoosh, it means shut up and listen to Isao Sasaki.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Every Filipino's fave super robot second to Voltes V.
    • Being one of the first giant mecha shown there, Daimos note  is one of the most nostalgic titles among anime fans in Poland.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In Starbirds, the crappy American dub, the MacGuffin is called the "Crystal Light". Crystal Lite is a lines of powdered lemonade mixes, so it sounds like they're fighting for their beverages.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Richaaaard!" "Erikaaaa!". Many Filipinos are familiar with that dramatic conversation.
  • Narm Charm: The Filipino-English dub. This being a 70's dub, lowering a bit of standards before watching is advised.


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