Tetsuwan Birdy

Birdy the Mighty

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Alternative Titles

English: Birdy the Mighty
Japanese: 鉄腕バーディー


Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 25, 1996 to Feb 25, 1997
Producers: Bandai Visual
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 33 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.101 (scored by 89708,970 users)
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Ranked: #33302
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Popularity: #3461
Members: 26,523
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Tsutomu, an average middle school kid busy studying for the final exams to enter high school runs into a man running from someone and gets caught up in the chase. In all the confusion he gets accidentally killed. Luckily Birdy (an interplanetary agent) knows a way to save him, unfortunately that means joining bodies to become one. So now he is stuck with this officer and along for the ride capturing criminals and saving lives.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Izubuchi, Yutaka
Producer, Character Design
Yoshimoto, Satoshi
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Screenplay, Key Animation
Mikasa, Osamu
Episode Director


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Ending Theme

#01: "Future Shock" by Cherry (eps 1-3)
#02: "Sayonara Kara Hajimeyou" by The s.h.e (eps 4)

Mar 11, 2008
TheTaxiAE (All reviews)
Good old fashion space alien takes over human and fights evil show. Characters are believable and interesting to watch, attention to human motion is impressive in this animation and design style is rather nice not complicated by extra layers of shading. The music isn’t half bad either and usually appropriate to the situation. Guys family is fun to watch as they can be comicly sarcastic. Recommend 16+ because of brief partial nudity and some disturbing scenes.
May 26, 2015
lawlmartz (All reviews)
“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.” - Roald Dahl

Well, I'm back again with another obscure, bargain bin title review, this time: Birdy the Mighty.


Birdy the Mighty 1996 is a precursor to the more popular BTM: Decode series, which aired more recently. Masami Yuki, a guy who's done literally nothing else of note, started Birdy way back in the mid 80s, which he mysteriously and abruptly stopped writing. (it was probably the cocaine, that he along with everyone else back then did, 'the 80's, mannnn'.) Well, Birdy was turned into a 4 episode OVA series by everybody's favorite studio read more
Feb 21, 2015
literaturenerd (All reviews)
Birdy the Mighty started as a 1980s manga that combined tropes of the "Magical Girl" genre with the Space Bounty Hunter genre. It is unsurprisingly about a lose cannon Galactic officer named Birdy. She gives zero fucks and often causes some massive collateral damage. However, after accidentally killing a random Japanese highschool student, her boss comically yells at her and forces her to save his life by binding his spirit to hers. Anime fans will instantly recognize the similarity to the relationship between Alucard and Seras from Hellsing, which came about 10 years after the Birdy manga concluded. However, the boy Tsutomu does not get read more
Jul 17, 2012
barcaman101 (All reviews)
one of my old school fav that just goes to show that know matter how short an anime is, it can still be packed with quality.This anime starts fairly straight-forward.Tomu is a loser teen with absolutely no hope for his future.He gets bad grades,he's unpopular and his own familiy think he's a prick.Cant get any worst right ? wrong ! as one day he unwittingly finds himself between an alien police officer called birdy and a evill alien thug.Tomu almost die in the incounter and in order to save his life birdy is forced to merge her body with his.

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