Yuki's Birdy the Mighty,
a sci-fi comedy manga about a guy whose spirit gets stuffed into the
body of a hot agent of the Interplanetary Federation (whose spirit is
in the body with him), has had a funny bumpy road in terms of anime.
Eight years after its publication finished (in 1988), a six-episode
OVA was released. Then in 2003, a manga remake came into being (also
by Yuki), which completed in 2008-- when a full TV series aired. The
series was popular enough to justify a sequel which is currently
airing in Japan, and even a sequel manga to the remake has started
Birdy the Mighty
returns to its
OVA roots. Due out July 22,
this two-episode OVA disc is called Tetsuwan Birdy DECODE
-Cipher-. We don't have any
story details yet, but the release will include a special booklet
that will presumably feature art and information.