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Tetsuwan Birdy

Tetsuwan Birdy

Alternative Titles

English: Birdy the Mighty
Japanese: 鉄腕バーディー


Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 25, 1996 to Feb 25, 1997
Duration: 33 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Tsutomu, an average middle school kid busy studying for the final exams to enter high school runs into a man running from someone and gets caught up in the chase. In all the confusion he is accidentally gets killed. Luckily Birdy (an interplanetary agent) knows a way to save him, unfortunately that means joining bodies to become one. So now he is stuck with this officer and along for the ride capturing criminals and saving lives.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Tetsuwan Birdy
Alternative version: Tetsuwan Birdy Decode

Characters & Voice Actors

Altera, Birdy Cephon
Altera, Birdy Cephon
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Senkawa, Tsutomu
Senkawa, Tsutomu
Iwanaga, Tetsuya
Iwanaga, Tetsuya
Hayamiya, Natsumi
Hayamiya, Natsumi
Gomez, George
Gomez, George
Ootsuka, Akio
Ootsuka, Akio


Yoshimoto, Satoshi
Yoshimoto, Satoshi
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Mikasa, Osamu
Mikasa, Osamu
Episode Director
Ogura, Nobutoshi
Ogura, Nobutoshi
Key Animation

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Episodes  0 / 4
Aired  Jul 25, 1996 to Feb 25, 1997
Status  Finished Airing
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May 26, 8:52 PM
“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.” - Roald Dahl

Well, I'm back again with another obscure, bargain bin title review, this time: Birdy the Mighty.


Birdy the Mighty 1996 is a precursor to the more popular BTM: Decode series, which aired more recently. Masami Yuki, a guy who's done literally nothing else of note, started Birdy way back in the mid 80s, which he mysteriously and abruptly stopped writing. (it was probably the cocaine, that he along with everyone else back then did, 'the 80's, mannnn'.) Well, Birdy was turned into a 4 episode OVA series by everybody's favorite studio read more
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Feb 21, 12:45 AM
Birdy the Mighty started as a 1980s manga that combined tropes of the "Magical Girl" genre with the Space Bounty Hunter genre. It is unsurprisingly about a lose cannon Galactic officer named Birdy. She gives zero fucks and often causes some massive collateral damage. However, after accidentally killing a random Japanese highschool student, her boss comically yells at her and forces her to save his life by binding his spirit to hers. Anime fans will instantly recognize the similarity to the relationship between Alucard and Seras from Hellsing, which came about 10 years after the Birdy manga concluded. However, the boy Tsutomu does not get read more
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Jul 17, 2012 7:11 AM
one of my old school fav that just goes to show that know matter how short an anime is, it can still be packed with quality.This anime starts fairly straight-forward.Tomu is a loser teen with absolutely no hope for his future.He gets bad grades,he's unpopular and his own familiy think he's a prick.Cant get any worst right ? wrong ! as one day he unwittingly finds himself between an alien police officer called birdy and a evill alien thug.Tomu almost die in the incounter and in order to save his life birdy is forced to merge her body with his.

Tomu life from therein gets even read more
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Mar 11, 2008 8:03 PM
Good old fashion space alien takes over human and fights evil show. Characters are believable and interesting to watch, attention to human motion is impressive in this animation and design style is rather nice not complicated by extra layers of shading. The music isn’t half bad either and usually appropriate to the situation. Guys family is fun to watch as they can be comicly sarcastic. Recommend 16+ because of brief partial nudity and some disturbing scenes.
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Anime: Narue no Sekai
Both have alien girls with normal slightly geeky high school
earth boys. Birdy the mighty is a bit more "serious and dark"
but still comical at times 
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Anime: Kyoushoku Soukou Guyver (2005)
Format is very similar, Unassuming boy gains a super powered alter ego due to alien influence and battles various monsters, while discovering the bigger picture. Guyver is just darker and more violent, also instead of the main character turning into a Woman, he turns into biological battle armor.  
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Anime: Bubblegum Crisis
Very different settings, but both feature a lot of similar themes. Both feature a lot of top notch action, sci-fi elements (way more of this in BGC, cyberpunk included), and very strong female leads. Birdy herself could probably take on the whole squad of Knight Sabers! Both shows also balance in the action and plot with a good deal of humor and it works really well. All topped off with really top notch production values, these are really good examples of classic OVA's. 
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Anime: Outlanders
Short OVA series about a badass alien girl who has to stick around with a geeky human boy.  
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Both are ovas with cute powerfull girl to kick bad guys asses! 
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Anime: Kyoushoku Soukou Guyver II
Your classic 90s hero fighting monsters on Earth. The first few minutes of Tetsuwan Birdy reminded me so much of the Guyver OVA series --- dark mood, the music, everything. If you've seen one of these shows, then make sure you check out the other. I can guarantee you'll love it. 
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#01: "Future Shock" by Cherry (eps 1-3)
#02: "Sayonara Kara Hajimeyou" by The s.h.e (eps 4)

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