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Tetsuwan Birdy Decode:02

Alternative Titles

English: Birdy the Mighty Decode:02
Synonyms: Tetsuwan Birdy Decode 2nd Season
Japanese: 鉄腕バーディー DECODE:02


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2009 to Mar 28, 2009
Premiered: Winter 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #7182
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Birdy and Tsutomu are still co-existing in the same body, as Birdy continues her duties as Federation Investigator and celebrity persona, and Tsutomu seeks to balance them with his normal everyday life. When a criminal group connected to the Ryunka incident escape from custody, hiding themselves and their alien identities on Earth, Birdy and Tsutomu are thrown back into action. It seems, however, that there are other forces involved, as well as old faces, which give Birdy time to reflect on the past, and the people that influenced her.

(Source: ANN)


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Akane, Kazuki
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Aketagawa, Jin
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Opening Theme

"Kiseki" by NIRGILIS

Ending Theme

"Tane" by no3b

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Aug 11, 2009
The original is always better than the sequel. Or is it.........?

Being a long time fan of the original Birdy the Mighty OVA from 1997, it goes without saying that I was definitely looking forward to the new series of Tetsuwan Birdy Decode. Unfortunately the first season of Decode, whilst being good and great in some areas, was lacklustre in others - especially where the pacing of the story was concerned.

Thankfully, A-1 Pictures have changed the whole ball game with the release of Tetsuwan Birdy Decode: 02.

The second season picks up directly after the end of the first. Tsutomu and Birdy are still sharing a body read more
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Jun 17, 2015
Having a somewhat lackluster ending from the prequel I’ve never expected the quality difference between the prequel and sequel of the anime. I’ve watched the OVA (the Cipher) before this sequel. I recommend you should too as it is a liaison between the two parts.

*I will note that this sequel is more violent than its prequel. There is a reason why it’s rated R while the other is P-13. It follows a more mature subject matter and there are decapitations and yanking limbs.*

However it’s not violence and edgy scenes is what makes a better sequel.

*I will also note that it is mostly spoiler-free and read more
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May 24, 2009
This is the second part of the new Birdy Decode series, but you wouldn't realise it. The first season was good, but the sequel comes along and totally blows it away in almost every department.
Most notably would be the animation - 02 exhibits some of the most incredible animation in a 13-episode series for a long, long time. Where other shows might shell out for a good fight scene here and there, 02 provides stunningly kinetic action scenes throughout the entire run, most notably in its incredible finale. If you like good animation, it's a must.
But it's not just the animation that dominates read more
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Dec 9, 2011
[Story:8.5] After how mediocre the first season was, I initially had no intention to continue with the sequel – that is, until seeing several screenshots and raves about it on the net, which prompted me to give it another go. Thank goodness I decided to give it a chance as the second season is fantastic, to say the least.

The first season was insipid because the focus is on the school life aspect while the more appealing intergalactic setting and aliens in masquerade get demoted to the background for a relatively large part of the series. The whole ordinary kid stuck in extraordinary events read more
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Director Kazuki Akane seems to have a pool of themes (and a pool of voice actors) he enjoys returning to, except he puts a slightly different spin on the themes each time they crop up. Birdy and HGJ had similar feels from the start: both featured an eccentric pair trying to track down criminals and bring them to justice, and the style of the dialogue felt similar as well, due to longtime Akane collaborator Hiroshi Ohnogi working on the scripts. In the second season of Birdy, however, the similarities multiplied -- voice actors were even brought back from HGJ to play similar roles on Birdy.  read more 
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However, Zankyou no Terror seems a bit superficial with the usage of mythology and thriller, despite the very realistic setting and art style. On the other hand, Tetsuwan Birdy Decode:02 has a much more character driven plot and is surprisingly more human despite the heavy action scenes,  read more 
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Poll: Tetsuwan Birdy Decode:02 Episode 12 Discussion ( 1 2 )
id - Mar 27, 2009
75 replies by Roy_Focker »»
Nov 9, 6:13 PM
How close is this to the manga
BlesBlue - Mar 7
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Mar 7, 2:39 AM