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Tetsuwan Birdy Decode

Alternative Titles

English: Birdy the Mighty Decode
Synonyms: Tetsuwan Birdy (2008), Birdy the Mighty TV
Japanese: 鉄腕バーディー (2008)


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2008 to Sep 27, 2008
Premiered: Summer 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.591 (scored by 20,065 users)
Ranked: #12942
Popularity: #1032
Members: 43,618
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Federation investigator Birdy chases the space criminal Geega through space to Earth, where he hides in the entertainment industry under a human disguise. Birdy goes undercover herself, posing as famous model “Arita Shion” that often uses a ‘space girl’ look. A male student, Senkawa, stumbles upon a fight between the two one night in an abandoned building only to be severed in half as he is used as a shield by Geega against Birdy. Birdy heals him from imminent death in some fashion- but Senkawas body, and life, are now changed and permanently linked to Birdy.

(Source: ANN)


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Chiba, Saeko
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Nakasugi, Sayaka
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Sakamoto, Maaya
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Senkawa, Tsutomu
Senkawa, Tsutomu
Irino, Miyu
Irino, Miyu
Kawada, Shinji
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Akane, Kazuki
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Aketagawa, Jin
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Sound Director
Hayashi, Naotaka
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Episode Director, Storyboard, In-Between Animation
Koga, Kazuomi
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Episode Director, Storyboard

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Opening Theme

"Sora" by Hearts Grow

Ending Theme

"Let's go together" by Afromania

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Jan 31, 2009
I will freely admit that I'm a fan of the original Birdy the Mighty. I watched the original OVA back in 1997, and I loved the show for it's surrealistic sci-fi premise. When I heard that the show was being remade into a 13 part TV series, it goes without saying that I was looking forward to it.

The original Tetsuwan Birdy manga was created by Yuuki Masami (who is more well known for his Mobile Police Patlabor series), and ran in Shounen Sunday Super magazine. However, Yuuki's work on Kyuukyoku Chojin R (The Ultimate Esper "R"), for the same magazine eventually led to the manga read more
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Oct 4, 2008
Please bare with me thou this is my first review.

I just finished watching Birdy - Decode and I have to say "Great series". The story itself was good in this series. Maybe they had spread it over 12 ep. instead of just 4 OVA's back then. I remembered watching the "Birdy" first OVA's many moons ago and I was like "eh" about the anime back then. When I saw they were coming out with an 12 episode series, I was willing to give it a try and happy I did. It's refreshing to see a anime thats different read more
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May 19, 2011
I have never seen the original Birdy OVA so I cannot possibly compare between the two series. Therefore this version is going to be reviewed on its own merits.

I actually found this show when it was recommended to me on Netflix. It looked interesting so I gave it a shot. Birdy had a pretty original premise and that was what initially got me hooked. It seemed like it was going to be mostly an action-based series with aliens thrown in, which is exactly what it is at times, but a lot of the fight scenes are pretty intense and fun to watch. read more
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Jun 17, 2015
Birdy the Mighty: Decode, as I’ll refer it to as, isn’t what I expected based on its cover. It’s a mixed-genre show with some fun action and entertainment. However, by no means is this a terrible show, but it is fairly above average and competently made.

* I will note that this is far from an ecchi anime. It's actually a reboot to the 90's 4 episode OVA.
* I will also note that this is based on a more objective 5 as the mean instead of 7 in standard grading.

Story- 5/10

Intergalactic criminals have opposed the Federation and snuck into the backwater planet called Earth. Now read more
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