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: 7.421 (scored by 3460734,607 users)
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Ranked: #20632
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Popularity: #2050
Members: 94,888
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Akane, Kazuki
Aketagawa, Jin
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"Sora" by Hearts Grow

Ending Theme

"Let's go together" by Afromania


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 ...
Oct 21, 2009
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This show is just too convoluted and dull, yet its gravest sin is that it'll be just good enough that you'll watch the whole thing. Its got a neat concept, but played through a mostly-cheesy series of uninspired events - featuring a corny ham-fisted romance and an absolutely cringe-inducing villain (on so many levels). The show doesn't feel very planned-out at all and just does as it pleases most of the time. Everything is so convenient, at times to literally nonsensical degrees that it becomes frustrating. Yet there's some really well choreographed action shots (while not many), some funny lines (here and there), some great ...

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