Birdy The Mighty: Decode
With elements taken from
the OVA, Birdy the Might Decode is an over the top yet enjoyable anime
series starring none other than Birdy (Luci Christian) who works for the
Federation Police. Not only is Birdy a powerful officer of the law but
she also has the looks of a supermodel and is super cute to boot as
well. Just check out that cover of our illustrious special agent from
In this collection, our
attractive anime beauty goes undercover as
a model named Shiona Arita in order to smoke out some alien criminals.
As she finally hunts down the aliens, trouble break outs and a teenager
in the wrong place at the wrong time called Tsutomu Senkawa (Micah
Solusod) is accidentally chopped in half. In order to solve
this dilemma, Birdy decides to "house" Tsutomu inside her until
they can get him a new body. This is the premise behind Birdy the Might Decode, mild managed
teenager at day and kickass super cop at night.
The stories of Birdy the
Might Decode can be quite strange at times as she swaps between male and
female characters that sometimes does become a little complicated and
comedic with the romance between Tsutomu and Sayaka (Brina Palencia), a
car crash survivor a true what the moment. Add in over the top battles with giant robots,
aliens and you name it and this is anime at its grass roots with sexy
animation, some great special effects and stories that will make you
The animation behind Birdy the Might Decode is quote colourful and at
times a little simplistic but it suits this gender-bending premise
perfectly. With vibrant colours sharp images, the video quality looks
very good on DVD and is easily one of the better releases.
The English case do a wonderful job at the characters, especially Luci
Christian as this kickass women that could probably hand the devil his own ass.
Christian also has this X-factor with her voice that really makes the
character that ever so more realistic and uber cute. Micah Solusod works well as
Tutomu, the poor individual who has been dragged into Birdy's world but
this add something unique and colourful to the premise not to mention
the likable characters. The Dolby
Digital 5.1 track works well, especially when the acting heats up with
clear dialogue and a great soundtrack, not to mention some really
kickass action scenes.
In the end, Birdy the Might Decode is a fun anime series with a whacky
plot, great characters and more importantly giant robots and aliens.
It's a story that could only work as anime and if you want something
that doesn't take itself too seriously or contains a really impressive
character concept than Birdy the Might Decode is for you.
It does have
it's ups and downs but overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride with Birdy...
thankfully Collection 2 is also available!