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Tsutomu Senkawa is an average high school kid who is busy studying for his senior entrance exams. Tsutomu goes out for some fresh air, after a hard day’s work studying for a big test, when he runs into a guy fleeing from a pretty young lady.

The pursued man is actually an interplanetary criminal on the run from a Federation agent called Birdy Cephon Altera. Caught in the midst of this chase, Tsutomu gets thrown by the man at Birdy, which kills Tsutomu. Fortunately for Tsutomu, there is a way to keep him alive, although he ends up merged into Birdy’s body and must remain so until the repair of his body is complete.

So Tsutomu is stuck sharing a body with a rather attractive, yet very strong but impulsive, space police agent, while trying to keep his apathetic family and more importantly, his girlfriend, from finding out about his woman problems.

In the meantime, to make matters worse, Birdy still has to do her job. Together, they take on a rather secretive group of evil aliens planning to perform maniacal experiments on the unsuspecting inhabitants of Tokyo.

In Tetsuwan Birdy Decode, 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.

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Birdy Cephon Altera is a Federation police officer, she heads to Earth in order to pursue alien criminals after they went to use the planet to seek refuge. During one of her missions, she accidentally kills Tsutomu and has to fuse with him to save his life. In the 2008 anime, her false identity on Earth was rising Japanese idol Shion Arita. She is accompanied by a shape shifting alien named Tute.

Tsutomu Senkawa is a high school student who had his body fused with Birdy after being killed during her confrontation with an alien criminal. Birdy uses him to maintain her cover on Earth.

Natsumi Hiyamiya is one of Tsutomu’s female friend and classmate. She is usually woried about Tsutomu,specially because he tends to have problems at school, of course, he has more important duties from time to time, all because of Birdy. More at: Wiki

Tetsuwan Birdy Decode (鉄腕バーディーDECODE), which is being animated by A-1 Pictures and produced by Aniplex, premiered in Japan on TV Saitama and other broadcast networks from July 4, 2008.

The series is directed by Kazuki Akane, director of Vision of Escaflowne, written by Hiroshi Ounogi, with its character designer and overseeing animation director being Ryo Timo. The series is featuring a different seiyuu cast from the original OVA series.

Title: Tetsuwan Birdy Decode (2008)
Kanji: 鉄腕バーディーDECODE (2008)
Opening Theme: “Sora” by Hearts Grow
Ending Theme: “Let’s go together” by Afromania

Tetsuwan Birdy Decode OP ~ “Sora”

Tetsuwan Birdy Decode ED ~ “Let’s go together”


  • stukasa says:

    This show actually sounds interesting. Also, I heard it’s pretty good. I’ll probably watch it when I get a chance. :3:

  • ware4me says:

    Yeah… hopefully it is, I liked the OVA a lot ^.^

  • Zer0 says:

    i dled the hard sub and it looks good plus the pink hair girl is hawt.

  • zefiris says:

    where is the sub? >.>

    it would be interesting if the officers dresses like that in real life.

  • stukasa says:

    ware4me;12712 wrote: Yeah… hopefully it is, I liked the OVA a lot ^.^

    I never saw the OVA but I watched the first two eps of Decode and liked it. The production values are good, the story is interesting and Birdy is a very cool character. :3:

  • ware4me says:

    It is, it is! :3:

    We love pink hair :heart:

  • zefiris says:

    This anime is not that great, no need to watch it if anyone of you haven’t seen it yet.

  • ware4me says:

    Oh… I was hoping this to be a good action anime. >.<

  • Zer0 says:

    it looks kool i saw a bit from the 1st episode so ill watch this later when its finished airing maybe.

  • ware4me says:

    The official production staff blog for the current Tetsuwan Birdy: Decode anime television series has announced that a second season of the series will begin in January.

  • stukasa says:

    ware4me;14396 wrote: The official production staff blog for the current Tetsuwan Birdy: Decode anime television series has announced that a second season of the series will begin in January.

    Yes, yes!! That’s great news. ^^d I was just thinking the other day that 13 episodes is too short for a good series like this.

  • ware4me says:

    Yeah, not bad for an old OVA ^.^

  • ware4me says:

    Well, there will be a second season for Birdy Decode on January 09 ^.^

  • Zer0 says:

    thats good news, i still got tthe last 2 episodes to watch, but i cant stop thinking about CG.

  • Pearl Milk Tea says:

    I just finished this series recently. Probably just me, Birdy keeps on reminding me of Wonder Woman. Anyhow I like this series, and Birdy is a cool character. I’m glad there is going to be a season 2.

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