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Tetsuwan Birdy Decode

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
Genres: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.621 (scored by 17534 users)
Ranked: #11702
Popularity: #913
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action sci-fi


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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Tetsuwan Birdy II
Alternative version: Tetsuwan Birdy
Sequel: Tetsuwan Birdy Decode: The Cipher

Characters & Voice Actors

Altera, Birdy Cephon
Altera, Birdy Cephon
Chiba, Saeko
Chiba, Saeko
Christian, Luci
Christian, Luci
Nakasugi, Sayaka
Nakasugi, Sayaka
Sakamoto, Maaya
Sakamoto, Maaya
Palencia, Brina
Palencia, Brina
Senkawa, Tsutomu
Senkawa, Tsutomu
Irino, Miyu
Irino, Miyu
Solusod, Micah
Solusod, Micah
Kawada, Shinji
Kawada, Shinji
Tatum, J. Michael
Tatum, J. Michael


Akane, Kazuki
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Kawabata, Takashi
Episode Director
Hayashi, Naotaka
Episode Director, Storyboard, In-Between Animation

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Jan 17, 2015
"Tetsuwan Birdy Decode," or "Birdy the Mighty: Decode," is a smartly written show with decent production values and a good hook. It is not an ambitious show however. Birdy the Mighty is a show that proves to be quite entertaining, but its not likely to leave you with much after the credits roll. There's nothing wrong with that, but its something to keep in mind when deciding to watch it or not.

Birdy's characters are likable enough, but not particularly complex. The show does provide a nice duality between public and private life though. Whether its Tuto's charming mix of effeminate charisma and straight faced read more
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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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Jun 23, 2013
Birdy the Mighty is a thoroughly enjoyable exercise of an interplay of good and okay execution.

Story: 7. Birdy the Mighty is forgettable plotwise due to a tired genre of Alien superiority. The whole "Aliens are stronger than us but we must survive somehow" premise is dealt by the novels like "War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells or even t.v. shows like "Star Trek" in a greater and more investing manner. The sharing of a body aspect however is quite interesting as it leads to clever and fun character interactions.

Art: 8. The aspect of this show that really brought me in was the direction 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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Both anime's feature a guy are in girls bodies(although they both can switch between when they please) They both gain new abilities and use them to solve something.
Aliens, cute heroine, good storytelling. Similar warm fuzzys.
Hundreds of extraterrestrial species walk the Earth, disguised as humans.
Birdy and FLCL both share a few characteristic, such as the similar bright art and animation style, and the fast-paced crazy action. They both also involve a fairly cynical male protagonist meeting a hot-blooded alien woman.
both main character's friends are hyperactive busy bodies
explosions powers skimpy outfits new worlds
Both are about a guy who lost his humanity and have to deal with some sort of Alien-Human conspiracy.

Opening Theme

"Sora" by Hearts Grow

Ending Theme

"Let's go together" by Afromania

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