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Tetsuwan Birdy

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. (Source: ANN)

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User Count2994
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Start Date25th Jul 1996
Next ReleaseInvalid date
Popularity Rank2822
Rating Rank3748
Age RatingPG
Age Rating GuideTeens 13 or older


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***Birdy the Mighty*** is a mid-nineties four-part OVA about a boy trapped inside an alien girl's body. Or an alien girl trapped inside a boy's body? Sometimes you don't even know. The plot is rather simple - there's a group of villains who want to make us Earthlings espers. Why? Nobody knows. Anyway, it's up to our titular space cop Birdy to save the day. But what's that? She accidentally killed your average high school boy while fighting a supervillain? Not a problem for them aliens - Birdy can just share her body with that boy Tsutomu. And so our reluctant hero gets dragged along in the crazy adventures of Birdy. It is obvious that the 4 OVAs were meant to be longer, perhaps a whole 1 cour season because at the end it feels like it's been cut off at the first checkpoint. Perhaps that's fixed in the more modern <em><strong>Birdy the Mighty Decode </strong></em>anime? I do not know. Characters are very typical - a hot-headed ass-kicking supergirl, an everyman high school student, the secondary love interest and the evil sneaky smarmy genius. Their designs are equally typical with no one really standing out except for Birdy. The animation on the other hand is surprisingly good for 1996 - it's consistent and fluent, yes, a bit outdated, but in this case it gives a little style to it. I actually enjoyed this little four-pack of OVAs. It is not a must-watch of any scale, it does not subvert or deconstruct the genre, it also does not make me rush and watch the 2008 ***Decode***. It's a very typical anime as I stated, but it won't make****you cringe and scream 'this has been done before!!!'

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