Tetsuwan Birdy Decode - The Cipher is the intermission between the first and second seasons. This was released after the 2nd season aired.
This 25 min OVA introduces us to some of the players central to the story of the 2nd season, gives us more of the characters we love, and rehashes an old short joke from the 1st season. I can't really go into details without spoiling anything, but it has a little bit of action, some sweet moments, and the occasional bit of comedy.
The entire series just has this special charm about it, and this OVA is no exception. So if you enjoy
the series at all this is a must see.
I watched this OVA before I saw season 2 of Birdy: Decode so I was helped out as I entered into the second season. At the time I watched it though I didn't know how helpful it was actually going to be when making the transition.
The story seemed to lack any real punch, like it knew it was just supposed to bridge the first and second season and didn't have much real substance, which is fine for an OVA. A few season 2 plot points got set into motion which was nice and it did somewhat answer my question of how relevant Nakasugi
would be in the second season, which is seemingly not very relevant at all. A couple of new characters got introduced but nothing along the lines of antagonists. I will say however that it was nice that this was an actual story-related OVA, those seem to be few and far between these days.
The animation was good as usual. Also I will say that the new opening was pretty cool and I really enjoyed the ending song sung by "Shion Arita."
Overall it was a pretty good OVA and was actually story-related yet entertaining.
Well I just finished watching it about ten minutes ago so here are some words about it.
Well ill start by saying its easier to under stand if you have watched the first session as it is set between the first and second, but there lies one problem as it was aired after the bloody second session.
Cant they of aired it before so we knew why that person was like that and the other was like that and where the new guy came from?
(no spoilers there folks).
Well it is a Birdy series so its got the usual sci-fi stuff (like a bizarre Terminator thing that looks
like Ghost in the Shells "Makoto")
the plot will be hard to under stand for somebody that hasn't seen the first session, but the plot of this is rubbish. Even if it dose fill in a few gaps.
I ain't gona give away the plot
Action bits are what made Birdy good to watch. Sadly in this they aren't as its all stuff a fan would have already seen (not reused scenes).
Birdy - The session 2 plot hole filler.
Who is it for -
Birdy the mighty decode fans, sci-fi action anime fans (for the latter watch the first session)