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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)

Information

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: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.541 (scored by 24,065 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #14712
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Popularity: #1218
Members: 56,662
Favorites: 286
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Synopsis

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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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Akane, Kazuki
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Koga, Kazuomi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hayashi, Naotaka
Episode Director, Storyboard, In-Between Animation


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"Sora" by Hearts Grow

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"Let's go together" by Afromania




More reviewsReviews

Jan 31, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
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
Oct 4, 2008
sanimej2 (All reviews)
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
May 19, 2011
itsthatguy (All reviews)
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
Oct 21, 2009
SamFury (All reviews)
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I was in search for breasts. I know… I know… Ecchi anime doesn’t usually leave a pleasant taste in the mouth, but I’m a man, and I live in the now! No one can tell me that alien crime fighters with swelling bosoms aren’t quality entertainment. So I sat there, legs crossed, pondering what I could watch. I took the necessary steps, asked a few of my friends who lurked in the dank recesses of their mother’s basement, desperate carnal housewives and of course, the internet. To my surprise the vast archives read more

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