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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: 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)


Score: 7.791 (scored by 18,969 users)
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Ranked: #9322
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Popularity: #2087
Members: 38,653
Favorites: 225


Both Ohnogi, Hiroshi (Script) and Akane, Kazuki (Director) worked on these series. The stories are epic and have a futuristic feel to them. More Tetsuwan than Noein, though. You'll notice that the same animation style was used in both of these series' fight scenes from time to time as well. Escaflowne is also another done by those two. 
report Recommended by Shirt
Both feature extremely fluid animation, sublime futuristic set design, a charming female lead, and a godlike soundtrack. Not to mention both are "successors" to older shows. 
report Recommended by Edoeren
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 
report Recommended by fetchie
Time travel, aliens, sci-fi, do you really need more informations? Go watch it. 
report Recommended by raykable
They both have a dark story involving time travels. 
report Recommended by raykable
The two series follow the actions (and possibly the effects) on terrorism. Plot wise, both have a detective/ investigator that hunts down terrorists/criminals in the city of Tokyo. It follows a somewhat mystery that gets expounded within each passing episode. In addition, it explores the past of the characters, following themes of law and order. 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, the sci fi setting  read more 
report Recommended by Cespar
A somewhat sexualized female police officer with an abnormal strength as the lead. The exploration of her past and her nickname. A radical terrorist group. The focus of millions of refugees living from the destruction of its fictional universe. Despite the similar premise, the tone and execution is quite different. Tetsuwan Birdy Decode:02 uses its broader political structure as a springboard for its cosmopolitan characters. Focusing more on its dramatic past, it pushes aside a lot of the political intrigue unlike GitS. It also has a much more wider spectrum of tones and genres and is more cathartic with its set of characters. Meanwhile GitS SAC  read more 
report Recommended by Cespar
Sci-fi animes. Take place in a partially destroyed Tokyo after some crazy shit happened with human experimentation. 
report Recommended by Kanaco
While Birdy lacks some of the epic-ness of TTGL, they are similar in many respects. Both successfully incorporate action into a meaningful and interesting plot, both question the the meaning of humanity, and both can pack an emotional punch. Additionally they both involve love, space and aliens, and I would say their visual style is similar. 
report Recommended by eklie
Episode 87 specifically of Shippuuden features Shingo Yamashita, who does most of the action for Birdy 02, as well as other key animation scenes. If you enjoy his fight animation, you should check out his other stuff. 
report Recommended by Denizen
Aliens living on Earth in disguise, and the problems that crop up with that. 
report Recommended by Numi
Both made by A-1 Pictures, they feature a similar type of quirky, lifelike animation in their first episodes. If you enjoyed Shingo Yamashita's animation, you may want to watch his other involvements. Obviously, Birdy has more action, whilst Kannagi is more realistic. 
report Recommended by Denizen
girl from space thows a young mans life in to chaos only he knows the truth about her and hes forced in to a battle he never wanted with no real ability to protect himself or those he loves  
report Recommended by patrat
One is a bounty hunter, the other is a federal agent, but they both hunt alien. Action packed series with old school vibes, strong SF pulp influences, groovy soundtrack and really stylish animation. Significant efforts have been put in these two underrated gems. 
report Recommended by roquefort
While the first season of Birdy Decode is a bit chunky and awkward like the first half of Lost Universe, the second halves shine with gripping stories featuring tragic pasts and themes of revenge with characters grown mature and sympathetic. 
report Recommended by Pie_Eyed-Piper
Both are stellar action anime featuring simple if likable characters in a suspenseful cat-and-mouse game. Birdy's second season has her hunt down a group of bad guys who've gone into hiding while Towa no Quon's conflict centers around a group of heroes trying to elude a shady organization. What's nice is that the protagonists in both are skilled fighters who are nonetheless far from invincible, which gives the action sequences some actual tension. 
report Recommended by Uriel1988