Brave Command Dagwon

Brave Command Dagwon

Brave Command Dagwon DVD cover
(Yūsha Shirei Daguon)
Genre Mecha, Action
Anime television series
Directed by Tomomi Mochizuki
Music by Edison
Studio Sunrise
Network Nagoya TV
Original run February 3, 1996 January 25, 1997
Episodes 48
Original video animation
Brave Command Dagwon: The Boy with Crystal Eyes
Directed by Tomomi Mochizuki
Music by Tatsumi Yano
Studio Sunrise
Released October 22, 1997 December 28, 1997
Episodes 2

Brave Command Dagwon (勇者指令ダグオン Yūsha Shirei Daguon) is a Japanese anime series begun in 1996, created by Sunrise under the direction of Tomomi Mochizuki and was the seventh Yūsha or "Brave" metaseries funded by Takara and produced by Sunrise.

Earth is the target of the former Sargasso prisoners who took over the prison asteroid and attack our planet. To counter this, Brave Seijin chose seven (initially, only five; Geki and Rai joined later on) youngsters from Earth to receive the DagBraces and turn into Dagwon, the alien equivalent to "brave".

Drawing inspiration from Super Sentai, the youngsters can don battle suits by activating their braces with the voice command "Try Dagwon!", which grant them pseudo-elemental powers and attacks as well as amplified physical power and advanced protection. If that is not enough, they have personal vehicles at their disposal which can turn into humanoid robots. Through Fusion Combine (融合合体 Yūgō Gattai), they merge with their vehicles and control their humanoid forms as if they were their own bodies. If even greater power is needed, the heroes can merge with additional support units, or even with each other to create stronger robotic warriors.

In addition to the heroes, other friendly mechanical aliens arrive to aid their quest. Lian, last survivor of his race, is essentially a huge sword who helped the team after they've proven their worth to him. Gunkid, who can take on the form of a jet or a bazooka, was initially on Sargasso's side before he decided to help the Dagwon team. Lian proceeded to become the teacher of Gunkid. The team also have a large robotic base called Dag Base at their disposal.


Dagwon consists of 48 episodes, first aired on Nagoya TV from February 3, 1996 to January 25, 1997. Its success warranted the two-episode OVA "The Boy with Crystal Eyes" (水晶の瞳の少年 Suishō no Hitomi no Shōnen), which came out in September 1997. The show currently is not licensed in the US as is the status with all the other Brave Series, except GaoGaiGar.

It is interesting to note that, despite the series' lack of popularity among children, it found an audience among young females, who enjoyed the bishōnen main characters.

The Team

En Daidouji (大堂寺 炎 Daidōji En)

Voiced by Kōichi Tōchika

The fire warrior. The stereotypical hot-headed and determined type. Reckless, short-tempered and stubborn to a fault, but also brave, fearless and a loyal friend. En often locks heads with Kai, who just so happens to be his superior in school. He develops a close friendship with Ryu in the beginning of the series. He's the only one on the team who has two different vehicular bodies (that can merge into one). His robots are stand alone versions and do not combine with his teammates'.

Try Dagwon En = Fire En
Yūgō Gattai Fire En + Fire Stratos = DagFire
Kaen Gattai (火炎合体, Blaze Combine) DagFire + Fire Jumbo + Fire Ladder + Fire Rescue = Fire Dagwon
Gōriki Gattai (剛力合体, Strength Combine) DagFire + Fire Shovel = Power Dagwon
Chō Kaen Gattai (超火炎合体, Super Blaze Combine) Fire Dagwon + Power Dagwon = Super Fire Dagwon

Kai Hirose (広瀬 海 Hirose Kai)

Voiced by Takehito Koyasu

The speed warrior. Kai is head of the student council and practitioner of Kendo. He is almost always seen carrying a Shinai, which he uses to enforce the rules at school. He also tries to remind the team of their job and that it's not only fun and games, but does not always succeed since his strict, no-nonsense personality tends to rub them the wrong way.

Try Dagwon Kai = Turbo Kai
Yūgō Gattai Turbo Kai + Turbo Liner = DagTurbo
Jūren Gattai (重連合体, Coupling Combine) DagTurbo + DagArmor + DagWing = Liner Dagwon
Chō Jūren Gattai (超重連合体, Super Coupling Combine) DagTurbo + DagArmor + DagWing + DagDrill = Super Liner Dagwon

Shin Sawamura (沢邑 森 Sawamura Shin)

Voiced by Jin Yamanoi

The weapons warrior. Shin is a luckless flirt with girls and has an alarming tendency to get shot down whenever he talks to one. In spite of this, Shin is friendly and good-natured. He is also skilled at martial arts, as seen when he uses Judo to stop a purse-snatching in the first episode.

Try Dagwon Shin = Armor Shin
Yūgō Gattai Armor Shin + Armor Liner = DagArmor
Jūren Gattai (重連合体, Coupling Combine) DagTurbo + DagArmor + DagWing = Liner Dagwon
Chō Jūren Gattai (超重連合体, Super Coupling Combine) DagTurbo + DagArmor + DagWing + DagDrill = Super Liner Dagwon

Yoku Kazamatsuri (風祭 翼 Kazamatsuri Yoku)

Voiced by Hiro Yūki

The sky warrior. Shy and a bit geeky, Yoku is the brains of the team. He is very knowledgeable and computer savvy. He also likes to study strange and unusual things.

Try Dagwon Yoku = Wing Yoku
Yūgō Gattai Wing Yoku + Wing Liner = DagWing
Jūren Gattai (重連合体, Coupling Combine) DagTurbo + DagArmor + DagWing = Liner Dagwon
Chō Jūren Gattai (超重連合体, Super Coupling Combine) DagTurbo + DagArmor + DagWing + DagDrill = Super Liner Dagwon

Ryu Hashiba (刃柴 竜 Hashiba Ryū)

Voiced by Atsushi Kisaichi

The shadow warrior. Calm, mysterious and a puzzle even to his team members. He's the only one to have "subordinates", animal robots stored in the form of cards. He was the last of the team to achieve his mecha fusion. Ryu develops a close friendship with En in the beginning of the series.

Try Dagwon Ryu = Shadow Ryu
Yūgō Gattai Shadow Ryu + Shadow Jet = DagShadow/Shadow Dragon
Kijū Gattai (機獣合体, Mecha-beast Combine) DagShadow/Shadow Dragon + Guard Tiger + Guard Wolf + Guard Hawk = Shadow Dagwon

Geki Kuroiwa (黒岩 激 Kuroiwa Geki)

Voiced by Hisao Egawa

The ground warrior. Geki has a rivalry with En, who injured his arm in a fight at Geki's old school. He is even more short tempered and impatient than En and has a serious crush on Maria. Geki had something of a misguided view on being a hero at first, but eventually became a valuable member of the group. His robot, Dag Drill combines with Kai's, Shin's and Yoku's.

Try Dagwon Geki = Drill Geki
Yūgō Gattai Drill Geki + Drill Liner = DagDrill
Chō Jūren Gattai (超重連合体, Super Coupling Combine) DagTurbo + DagArmor + DagWing + DagDrill = Super Liner Dagwon

Rai Utsumi (宇津美 雷 Utsumi Rai)

Voiced by Kappei Yamaguchi

The thunder warrior. An alien Dagwon officer, Rai appears late in the series. He is very good looking, which earns him the unwanted advances of practically every female student at the boys' school. Rai hates the attention and gets embarrassed and flustered by it easily. Like En, his robot, DagThunder is a stand-alone mecha and does not combine with the others.

Try Dagwon Rai = Thunder Rai
Yūgō Gattai Thunder Rai + Thunder Bike = DagThunder
Raimei Gattai (雷鳴合体, Thunder Combine) DagThunder + Thunder Shuttle = Thunder Dagwon

The Allies


Maria Tobe (戸部 真理亜 Tobe Maria)
Voiced by Miki Nagasawa
En's classmate. Because she is very interested in Occultism, she is often implicated into the commotion of aliens. She and En have been friends since they were 9 years old, they often quarreled with each other. But she gradually came to love him.
Manabu Tobe (戸部 学 Tobe Manabu)
Voiced by Naomi Nagasawa
Maria's younger brother. His nickname is "Gaku". Because he is very interested in Dagwons, he is often implicated into the commotion of aliens, too.
Erika Serizawa (芹沢英里加 Serizawa Erika)
Voiced by Yuko Mizutani
A high school reporter trying to find out the identity of Dagwon and later becomes Shin's love interest despite her not liking him and having affection for his alter ego DagArmor.
Yukari Fujii (藤井 ユカリ Fujii Yukari)
Voiced by Kumiko Nishihara
A junior high student and a friend of Shin.
Minako Hashiba (刃柴 美奈子 Hashiba Minako)
Voiced by Hiroko Konishi
Ryu's younger sister. She have the power to foresee the future by dream, and she predicted the revival of Fire Jumbo.
Souichi Asahiyama (朝日山 壮一 Asahiyama Sōichi)
Voiced by Yū Shimaka
The principal of Sankai High School.
Haruka Ijuuin (伊集院 遥香 Ijūin Haruka)
Voiced by Ken Shiroyama
The vice-principal of Sankai High School.
Nagisa Hirose (広瀬渚 Hirose Nagisa)
Voiced by Mika Kanai
Kai's younger sister and more lean-back than her brother. She only appears in the OVA.


Alien Brave/Brave Seijin (ブレイブ星人 Bureibu Seijin, Bravian)
Voiced by Jōji Nakata
The alien police officer who gave the team their powers. He is killed by Mado and Gedo in retaliation for killing Hido.
Lian (ライアン Raian)
Voiced by Yutaka Hirose
A sword-shaped old warrior whose race, the Ken Seijin, was exterminated by Arch Seijin a long time ago.
Gunkid (ガンキッド Gankiddo)
Voiced by Miki Nagasawa
A young artillery unit who used to be corrupted by Sargasso, but eventually joined Dagwon.
Luna (ルナ Runa)
Voiced by Yumi Fukamizu
An alien Dagwon officer. Luna comes to Earth in the middle of the series and gives En a new Dagwon vehicle, Fire Shovel, after Fire Jumbo was temporarily destroyed. She is kidnapped afterward and brainwashed by Hido into his bidding. Kai is able to break her out of it after trying to kill him. She is also shown to have feelings for him. She has no robot like the others, but flies a fighter ship instead. She wields a beam rapier in her Dagwon armor.
Kenta (ケンタ Kenta)
Voiced by Tomoko Ishimura
The titular character of the OVA. Although shy natured he is of a race of crystal-like aliens called the Deandozol that drain the energy of stars unless they are killed in juvenile form.

Major Antagonists

Arch Seijin
The first Major villain in the series and was responsible for exterminating by the Ken Seijin a long time ago. Wears black knight-like armour. Revealed to look human underneath his armour when he is defected by Lian
Warugaia Seijin Brothers
* Hido
Voiced by Masahito Yabe

First appearing in his human disguise, crashing into Luna’s ship as she is leaving earth, kidnapping and then brainwashing her into doing his bidding. He tried to have her kill Kai but he is able to break her out of it. Killed by Brave Seijin.

* Gedo
Voiced by Takashi Nagasako
The muscle of the brother's. Killed by Power Dagwon & Lian
* Mado
Voiced by Koji Ishii
The leader of the three. Killed by Super Fire Dagwon with Lian and Gunkid
Voiced by Ryuzaburo Otomo

The being responsible for the Sargasso prison break. Able to possess machines and organisms, he manipulated the prisoners throughout the entire series when his asteroid-like body crashed into Sargosso and took over the prison's computer system. He was thought to be killed when Sargasso was split in half by Dag Base. He survives and possesses Fire Dagwon, creating a barrier of hatred that consumes the Earth. Finally killed when En forces a fusion into Super Fire Dagwon and self-destructs in space.

Minor Antagonists

Preceded by
The Brave of Gold Goldran
Brave series
Succeeded by
The King of Braves GaoGaiGar
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