Chikyu Bouei Kazoku

Japanese name: Chikyu Bouei Kazoku
Japanese name: 地球防衛家族
English name: Earth Defence Family; The Daichis: Earth's Defence Family
Dates: January 9, 2001-March 29, 2001
Broadcast time: Tuesday, 18:30-18:58 (6:30-6:58 pm)
Number of episodes: 13
Animation Studio: Group TAC
Production Company:
Broadcaster: WOWOW
Creator(s): Shoji Kawamori
Series Director: Tetsu Kimura
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Minoru Takanashi (Bandai Visual), Tsutomu Onishi (Group TAC)
Planning: Shoji Kawamori (series composition)
Art Director: Takashi Miyano, Takashi Nakamura
Character Designer(s): Kazuaki Moori, Shoji Kawamori (mecha), Tomoki Kyoda (mecha), Kazuki Miyatake (mecha)
Animator(s): Kazuaki Mouri (director), Hisafumi Nakahara (director), Hideaki Maniwa (director), Toshi Shishikura (director), Yuji Moriyama (director), Kazumi Ikeda (director), Hiroaki Shimizu (director), Toshiharu Sugie (director), Koichiro Sohtome (director), Minoru Miwata (director), Nobuaki Nagano (director), Takamitsu Kondou (director)
Music: Shigewo Naka
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Akira Kamiya (Mamoru Daichi), Mami Koyama (Seiko Daichi), Motoko Kumai (Dai Daichi), Kaori Shimizu (Nozomi Daichi), Akiko Yajima (Shiratori Eren), Yuko Mizutani (Junko Ejima)
Genre(s): comedy, adventure, science fiction, alien invasion, battlesuits, family life
Home Video
Japan: DVD (ST-0368)
United States: DVD (Geneon Entertainment, 3 discs)
Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Chikyu Bouei Kazoku go to the Chronology of Animation.
Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

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Last update: February 14, 2009
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