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If you’ve ever been to Kyoto, then you may know that the city’s food culture includes a rich history of traditional Japanese sweets, known as wagashi, which can be a perfect accompaniment to a day touring Kyoto’s famed temples. While many in Japan associate Kyoto with traditional sweets, a new anime series is about to take this aspect of the city’s food culture and combine it with a giant robot for a one-of-a-kind TV show.

Set in modern-day Kyoto, Domaiga D will center around a dessert shop owner who finds a giant robot beneath his shop right when the city is coming under attack by huge monsters.

The main character, Kyogoku Daijiro, is the 15th generation owner of a sweets shop called Amatakumido in Kyoto. Even though the show will take place in modern Kyoto, the anime series will have a very distinct retro look to it, drawing from 1970s and 1980s pop culture in Japan. And last week, it was announced that Japanese actor Ryota Murai will provide the voice of Daijiro.

▼ Dessert shop owner Kyogoku Daijiro is serious about sweets

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The series’ creators haven’t said a lot about the plot, but have said that it centers around the discovery of the giant robot “Doamaiga D” under the sweets shop. And Domaiga D’s emergence from under the store comes at a time that the city is under attack by giant monsters called “mekaiju.”

▼ The mekaiju have invaded the peaceful city of Kyoto

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▼ But Daijiro and Domaiga D have partnered up to take on the monsters and reclaim Japan’s old capital

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The very uniquely themed anime has intrigued Japanese netizens who wonder if the combination of traditional sweets and giant robots will make for a big hit for anime fans or a disappointing bust. We will have to stay tuned when Doamaiga D hits the airwaves next spring to figure out how exactly traditional Japanese desserts can help a giant robot stop a monster attack. In the meantime, check out a trailer for Doamaiga D below and let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Source: Netlabo