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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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2009 to Mar 28, 2009
Premiered: Winter 2009
Broadcast: Saturdays at 02:10 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Shogakukan
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 7.801 (scored by 18,042 users)
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Ranked: #8912
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Popularity: #1968
Members: 35,923
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Synopsis

Following the Ryunka disaster, Tokyo is left in a period of social turmoil. To make matters worse, the group of aliens directly responsible for the catastrophic event have escaped from the Space Federation and are hiding on Earth.

Still sharing a body, Space Federation officer Birdy Cephon Altera, and high schooler, Tsutomu Senkawa, are tasked with capturing the fugitives and bringing them to justice. However, an unexpected crisis develops when the outlaws become targets of an unknown assassin with a vendetta. Now Birdy must deal with the chaos of everyday life and also uncover the identity of the assassin before more escapees fall victim.

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Staff

Akane, Kazuki
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Yamashita, Shingo
Episode Director, Storyboard, Editing, Background Art, Animation Director, Key Animation, Digital Paint, In-Between Animation
Koga, Kazuomi
Episode Director, Storyboard


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Aug 11, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
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
May 24, 2009
Denizen (All reviews)
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
Apr 20, 2010
Cobbles (All reviews)
Tetsuwan Birdy Decode 02 is possibly one of the greatest follow ups to a mediocre first season. It takes all the flaws of the original and simply does away with them while throwing in a much more focused plot and characters. While the first season wasn't bad by any stretch of the word, it was fairly uninspired. It often felt like the series didn't know what it wanted to be, not really striking a balance between the slice of life elements or the science fiction. The pacing was all over the place, often ranging from adequate to mind-numbingly slow. The last couple of episodes felt read more
Dec 9, 2011
Nilvius (All reviews)
[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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