Tetsuwan Birdy Decode

Birdy the Mighty: Decode

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Synonyms: Tetsuwan Birdy (2008), Birdy the Mighty TV
Japanese: 鉄腕バーディー (2008)
English: Birdy the Mighty: Decode
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2008 to Sep 27, 2008
Premiered: Summer 2008
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Shogakukan
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.411 (scored by 3552235,522 users)
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Ranked: #22252
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2127
Members: 97,683
Favorites: 399

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While pursuing an alien fugitive, Birdy Cephon Altera—a bombastic police officer from the Space Federation—finds herself on Earth. Her target, Geega, has disguised himself as a human and assimilated into the fashion industry, so Birdy follows suit and joins a modeling agency, taking on the identity "Shion Arita." Her position as a rising model has her posing for photo shoots by day and chasing intergalactic criminals by night.

Meanwhile, Tsutomu Senkawa, an average high school student, explores an abandoned building with his friend, and coincidentally, Birdy has tracked down Geega to the same building. Senkawa briefly witnesses the battle before being seized as a hostage by Geega. However, Birdy, oblivious, attacks Geega and accidentally kills Senkawa. Distraught, she quickly decides to save him by integrating his consciousness into her body.

Now, Birdy and Senkawa must not only cohabitate the same body, but also balance Senkawa's high school life, Shion Arita's modeling career, and Birdy's increasingly dangerous job as a Federation officer.

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Opening Theme

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"Sora" by Hearts Grow

Ending Theme

"Let's go together" by Afromania


Jan 21, 2022
I thought this was going to be a rehash of the original OVA, but I didn't know going into it that there are actually two versions of the manga as well. The original OVA was based on the older manga, while this one is based on the new series that fleshed out the story a bit more and added some new characters.

I've got some question. Why is M. Night Shyamalan the villain? Were they trying to say that there was going to be a twist ending? Was the twist that he died? He was so convinced that he was creating a perfect society and that ...
Jan 6, 2024
Mixed Feelings
After watching the 90's OVA and finding it pretty good I naturally wanted to watch this as well. The OVA only has 4 episodes so I hoped for a bit more of the same, even though this seemed like a reboot rather than a continuation. Sadly, this series just doesn't cut it and I'm pretty disappointed in it. So what makes this a worse watch than the OVA? Well...

- Story & Theme
The main story has altered, but overall it's the same theme and setting. That's not really a problem, the new story isn't worse or better than the original, and though the story isn't the ...
Feb 25, 2022
After the original Birdy series was abandoned, the author returned to write a new Birdy series, which Birdy the Mighty: Decode is an adaptation of. The gist of it is more or less the same, but Decode is completed. Although the rating on MAL is pretty decent, I remember this being a series with a fairly lukewarm reception back when it came out—at least the first season, and i can see why.

It starts off well enough. A typical sci-fi action/adventure that sometimes looks merely okay or a bit generic, but the production values shift rapidly to be something more awe inspiring. There's a lot ...

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