Super Duper Mini Review - Birdy the Mighty Decode

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Post by JJOR64 (2,075 posts) See mini bio Level 16

Super Duper Mini Review

Birdy the Mighty Decode (aka Tetsuwan Birdy: Decode) is an anime adaption of the Birdy the Mighty remake manga.  Birdy the Mighty: Decode consists of two seasons and one OVA, which were produced by A-1 Pictures.

Show Info

Genres: action, science fiction


alien, body switching, gender switch, space
Plot Summary via Anime News Network

Federation investigator Birdy chases the space criminal Geega through space to Earth, where he hides in the entertainment industry under a human disguise. Birdy goes undercover herself, posing as famous model “Arita Shion” that often uses a ‘space girl’ look. A male student, Senkawa, stumbles upon a fight between the two one night in an abandoned building only to be severed in half as he is used as a shield by Geega against Birdy. Birdy heals him from imminent death in some fashion- but Senkawas body, and life, are now changed and permanently linked to Birdy.

Pros and Cons

  • An entertaining cast of characters.  Great main characters and lots of great side characters.
  • Enjoyed the mix of modern day Japan and Sci Fi.
  • Some flashy action scenes that look great.
  • Liked their own sci fi concepts that were present in the show.
  • While it didn't bug me that much, the second season really didn't need to get dark.  The first season was a fun and entertaining show with some drama and goofy atmosphere.  The second season gets darker with a more serious tone and has lots of gore.
  • The show ends with no clear ending whatsoever.

Final Thoughts

A fantastic action/sci fi show set during modern times.  Just wish there was a better ending in season 2.

Who is this for?

If you are a fan of the sci fi genre and don't mind a goofy atmosphere, definitely check it out.  If you want to check it out, the first and second season are available to watch at Hulu.

Sources *Spoilers Abound*


Don't forget to check out my ongoing blog for my Super Duper Mini Reviews and my written reviews.            :) 

Q: What's a Super Duper Mini Review?
A: Well, since I'm done with long, written reviews for now, I decided to put a short list of what I liked and didn't like about the shows I watch.  For some info about the show like genre, plot summary, etc., I borrow (mainly copy and paste  :P) some info from Anime News Network, Wikipedia or the Anime Vice wiki.  So people wont think I'm plagiarizing, I do post sources.
Q:  Why are these blogs so short and half assed?
A:  Well, I want to put in as little effort as possible.  Why?  Cause I'm lazy.
Q:  Do you care if people don't read these?
A:  Kinda.  One of the main things that keeps me making these things is so I can spread the word of shows/mangas that people aren't aware of.
Q: Sometimes there a few or no cons, does that mean the show is perfect?
A: No.  Usually when I make these, I like to highlight the things I liked more then the negatives.  I'm one of those people who enjoys just about anything as long as it's entertaining.  I can easily look past a show's faults if I find enjoyment from it.  Remember, nothing is perfect.

Post by Scribbly (8 posts) See mini bio Level 11
Nice review! I was thinking of taking a look at this show, it does look pretty interesting. Thanks!
Post by DocHaus (938 posts) See mini bio Level 18
I watched the first season on Funi's website, and it held my interest for awhile by not tossing in cheap fanservice at random points (even though they very well could have with the Altan characters' battlewear). Though I gotta say that the ultimate evil of the Ryunka felt like a bit of a letdown once its true form was revealed. At some point I'll get around to watching the rest of the show.
Post by JJOR64 (2,075 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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