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D.I.C.E. or DNA Integrated Cybernetic Enterprises (Japanese title, Dinobreaker) is a 2005 animated series first produced for America, then dubbed into Japanese and Tagalog.

Out in the Sarbylion galaxy, an organization called DNA Integrated Cybernetic Enterprises (Japanese, Dinobreaker Integrated Cybernetic Enterprises), which is an aid group for anyone in need. They have one unit called Fortress F99 consisting of orphans that pilot. With the Dinobreaker, a Transforming Mecha that goes from vehicle mode to dino mode, they always get the job done. The show tells about their intergalactic adventures.

Tropes used by the series:

  • Anime Hair: Taken to an extreme extent.
  • Butt-Monkey: Gelato
  • Conveniently an Orphan: All of F199.
  • Empathic Weapon: All the Dinobreakers seem to respond to their riders and can operate autonomously to one degree or another.
  • Henshin Hero: The characters of D.I.C.E uses a Transformation Trinket to assume their Powered Armor forms.
  • Hot-Blooded: Jet Seigel the most, but a lot of other characters.
  • Kid Hero: An entire team of them.
  • Immortality Field: D.I.C.E.'s Body of Elders were looking for the gate of Another Dimension called "Heron Universe" to gain endless life and youth, but they died before they can reach it. When the F-99 team visited it, they discovered that the natives of Heron indeed have immortality and it was given to them by the Immortal Pharaoh (so no hope there for the people of the other universe). In a subversion, it's implied that they remain immortal even if they leave as it turned out that one of their organization's benefactors named Smyl Iri was a Heronian all along. Like the Phantom Knight, he aims to end the immortality of Heronians because he believes it causes stagnancy. The Immortal Pharaoh was then revealed to be possessed by the Lumosword, a Living Weapon obsessed with life. When Jet killed the Lumosword, the real Immortal Pharaoh was freed and regular time and lifespan returned to the Heronians.
  • Improbable Hairstyle
  • Littlest Cancer Patient: In the third episode of the anime. The D.I.C.E. team need to help deliver medicine to a boy suffering from a desease called, "vacuum sickness".
  • Long-Lost Relative: Jet Seigel's brother Zack carbon-copies Racer X perfectly - he fakes his own death, then returns under the guise of Phantom Knight, with only his driving skills cluing Jet (and the audience) in on who he is.
  • Power Armor: Not only that, but shorter team members get inserts that allow them to stand at a standard height alongside taller ones.
  • Ship Tease: Between Marcia and Tak in episode 8.
  • Team Pet: Moke
  • Those Two Guys: The glory-hounding fake DICE team, which gets into trouble a lot.
  • Transforming Mecha: Each dinobreaker transforms from a vehicle to a dinosaur shaped mecha.
  • Tsundere: Puffy Angel towards Jet Seigel. She runs so hot and cold for him it's easy to see.

Alternative Title(s): Dino Breaker, DICE