Birdy the Mighty (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Tetsuwan Birdy (Japanese)
Wspaniała Birdy (Polish)
Могучая Берди (Russian)
鉄腕バーディー (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary:
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 is accidentally gets 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. 
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 is 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.
User Ratings: 417 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 15 votes (sub:11, dub:3, raw:1)
 Excellent: 39 votes (sub:26, dub:11, others:2
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Very good: 82 votes (sub:49, dub:26, raw:1, others:6
4 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Good: 137 votes (sub:79, dub:44, ?:2, others:12
5 Spanish dubbed
4 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese dubbed
1 French subtitled
)
 Decent: 84 votes (sub:46, dub:35, others:3
2 Russian subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
)
 So-so: 37 votes (sub:18, dub:16, ?:1, others:2
2 Portuguese dubbed
)
 Not really good: 12 votes (dub:5, sub:4, raw:1, others:2
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Spanish edited dub
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 Weak: 10 votes (sub:5, dub:3, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 978 users, rank: #1116 (of 6324)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.914 (Good), std. dev.: 1.4844, rank: #2721 (of 6329)
Weighted mean: 6.849 (Good), rank: #2765 (of 6329) (seen all: 6.92 / seen some: 6.48 / won't finish: 4.86)
Bayesian estimate: 6.868 (Good), rank: #2478 (of 4832)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 4
Episode titles: We have 4
Vintage:
1996-07-25
2000-09-16 (Latin America - Locomotion)
Release dates: We have 5
Ending Theme:
#1: "Future Shock" by Cherry (eps 1-3)
#2: "Sayonara Kara Hajimeyou (サヨナラから始めよう; Let's Start with Goodbye)" by The s.h.e (ep 4)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Birdy the Mighty - Double Trouble (DVD 1) 2004-03-09
    Birdy the Mighty - Final Force (DVD 2) 2004-05-11
    Creator Spotlight: Kawajiri Brick Pack (DVD) 2004-10-26
VHS
    Birdy the Mighty - Double Trouble (Dub.VHS 1) 1999-01-05 (from $0.61)
    Birdy the Mighty - Final Force (Dub.VHS 2) 1999-03-02 (from $15.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Screenplay:
Chiaki J. Konaka (eps 1-3)
Yoshiaki Kawajiri (eps 3-4)
Storyboard:
Hideo Hayashi (ep 4)
Morio Asaka (ep 2)
Yoshiaki Kawajiri (eps 1, 3)
Episode Director:
Hideo Hayashi (ep 4)
Morio Asaka (ep 2)
Yoshiaki Kawajiri (eps 1, 3)
Music: Kô Ôtani
Original Manga: Masami Yuuki
Character Design: Kumiko Takahashi
Art Director: Katsushi Aoki
Chief Animation Director: Kumiko Takahashi
Animation Director:
Hiroshi Hamasaki (ep 4)
Kumiko Takahashi (eps 1, 3)
Kunihiko Sakurai (ep 2)
Mechanical design: Yoshinori Sayama
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Director of Photography: Hitoshi Yamaguchi
Assistant Episode Director:
Katsuyuki Kodera (ep 4)
Osamu Mikasa (ep 3)
Shigeru Ueda (ep 1)
Takafumi Hoshikawa (ep 2)
Background Art:
Akemi Arai (ep 3)
Hisae Saito (ep 1)
Junko Ina (ep 1)
Kaoru Inoda (eps 1, 4)
Katsushi Aoki (eps 3-4)
Kazuhiro Kinoshita (ep 1)
Masako Okada (ep 1)
Masayoshi Banno (ep 4)
Mika Harada (ep 3)
Ryō Kōno (ep 1)
Sadayuki Arai (eps 2-3)
Shinichi Uehara (ep 1)
Yamako Ishikawa (ep 3)
Youngil Park (ep 4)
Yuji Ikehata (ep 1)
Color design: Tomoko Yamamoto
Color setting:
Osamu Mikasa (ep 2)
Tomoko Yamamoto (eps 1, 3-4)
Creature Design: Yutaka Izubuchi
In-Between Animation:
Katsuya Yamada (eps 1-2, 4)
Koji Sumisaki (eps 3-4)
Kumi Ishii (eps 3-4)
Masahiko Sasaki (eps 1, 4)
Masaki Kawai (eps 3-4)
Naoyoshi Nezu (eps 1-2, 4)
Saki Watanabe (ep 1)
Satoru Kobayashi (ep 1)
Takashi Tsugifuji (ep 1)
Toushio Kobayashi (ep 4)
In-Between Check:
Akiko Ohshima (eps 1, 3-4)
Hiromi Sakai (eps 1-3)
Kayo Sakazume (eps 1, 3-4)
Osamu Motoyama (ep 2)
Satoru Kobayashi (eps 3-4)
Tadashi Ozawa (eps 1-3)
Toru Umeoka (eps 2, 4)
Yoriko Mochizuki (eps 1, 3)
Yutaka Sakamoto (eps 1-3)
Key Animation:
Hideo Hayashi (eps 1, 4)
Hiroshi Hamasaki (eps 1-4)
Hiroshi Nagahama (ep 1)
Hiroyuki Kasugai (ep 4)
Hitoshi Ueda (eps 1-4)
Kenji Hayama (ep 4)
Kumiko Takahashi (eps 1, 3-4)
Kunihiko Hamada (eps 1-2)
Kunihiko Sakurai (eps 1, 4)
Kunio Takahide (eps 1-4)
Masahide Yanagisawa (ep 3)
Nobutoshi Ogura (ep 3)
Norimitsu Suzuki (eps 3-4)
Sachiko Oohashi (eps 1-4)
Shougo Furuya (eps 1-3)
Takeshi Koike (eps 1-4)
Takuo Noda (ep 2)
Toshiya Niidome (ep 2)
Yoshiaki Kawajiri (eps 1, 3)
Yoshinori Kanemori (ep 1)
Yoshiyuki Ito (ep 1)
Yuzo Sato (eps 1-2, 4)
Paint:
Harue Ono (ep 4)
Kana Nakayama (ep 4)
Masayuki Hano (ep 1)
Paint Check:
Ken Hashimoto (ep 3)
Sachiko Ohto (ep 1)
Yuriko Kadomoto (eps 1-4)
Photography:
Atsuro Saito (eps 1-4)
Shuji Oguchi (eps 1-2)
Yukihiro Masumoto (eps 2-4)
Yuuki Sakitani (eps 1-2)
Production Advancement:
Daiki Ando (ep 3)
Masahiro Koyama (eps 1-2)
Tsuneo Tomitaka (ep 4)
Production Desk: Yoshimichi Murata
Production Supervision:
Tatsuya Ono
Yuko Kuwazono
Publicity Manager:
Kenji Hamada
Shiho Miyai
Recording Adjustment: Fujio Yamada (Techno Sound)
Sound Effects: Kenji Shibasaki (Sound Box)
Sound Production Manager: Takeshi Takadera (Techno Sound)
Special Effects:
Kunji Tanifuji (eps 1-4)
Takashi Maekawa (ep 3)
Toyohiko Sakakibara (ep 4)
Supervision: Yutaka Izubuchi
Theme Song Arrangement:
Ta Cool (ep 4)
Yuzo Hayashi (eps 1-3)
Theme Song Composition:
Minori Kawano (eps 1-3)
Ta Cool (ep 4)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Arisu Satô (ep 4)
Hiroko Yah (eps 1-3)
Theme Song Performance:
Cherry (eps 1-3)
The S.H.E. (ep 4)
Kotono Mitsuishi as Birdy
Tetsuya Iwanaga as Tsutomu

Akio Ohtsuka as Gomez
Hajime Ozaki as Chief
Katsuaki Arima as Mori
Keaton Yamada as Kouichirou
Keiji Fujiwara as Masakubo
Kotoe Taichi as Izumi
Mako Hyoudou as Repi
Makoto Higo as Hanezawa
Megumi Tano as lady
Mitsuaki Hoshino as Yagibashi
Motomu Kiyokawa as Megiusu
Norio Wakamoto as Pachirusu
Osamu Ichikawa as Hikawa
Takeshi Aono as Yamazaki
Tohru Furusawa as Coroner
Tomohisa Asou as Old man
Tomoko Maruo as Hazumi
Yousuke Akimoto as Hospital Director
Yuka Nagayoshi as announcer
Yukana Nogami as Natsumi
Japanese companies
Animation Production: MADHOUSE
Background Art:
Animaruya (eps 2-4)
Atelier BWCA (eps 2, 4)
Kobayashi Production (ep 2)
Kusanagi (ep 3)
Studio Fuga (ep 2)
Studio Wyeth (eps 2-4)
Tezuka Productions (ep 2)
Film: Kodak
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
In-Between Animation:
Dr. Movie (eps 1-4)
Kyung Kang ANIA (eps 1-3)
Oh! Production (ep 1)
Studio Fantasia (ep 2)
Wombat (ep 1)
Lithwork: Maki Production
Music Production: Victor Entertainment
Music Production Assistance: Borderline
Paint:
Dr. Movie (eps 1-4)
Kyung Kang ANIA (eps 1-2)
Studio Fantasia (ep 2)
Photography:
Studio Cavern (ep 3)
Studio Cosmos (ep 3)
TMS Photo (ep 4)
Recording Studio: Studio Aoi
Sound Effects: Sound Box
Sound Production: Techno Sound
Titles: Maki Production
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Peter Cascone
Translation: Kevin McKeown
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
Dubbing Coordination: Karel Havle
Dubbing Manager: Christopher Sippel
DVD Coordination:
Amber Kusmenko
Michael Palan
In-House Production:
Justin Sevakis
Tim Werenko
Alex McCord as Birdy
Justin Thompson as Tsutomu

Brian Schneider as Geega (ep 1)
Cory Carthew as Gomez
Debbie Rabbai as Hazumi
Doug Markley as Yamazaki (eps 3-4)
Justin Thompson as Yagabashi (eps 3-4)
Kim Carrell as Father
Mary Alice McGuire as
Christella Revi (eps 3-4)
Mother
Matty O'Shea as Natsumi
Ted Lewis as Hikawa
Tom Foral as Meguis

English companies
Broadcaster: Anime Selects
Distributor: U.S. Manga Corps
DVD Menu Design: DVD Labs
DVD Premastering: DVD Labs
Licensed by: Central Park Media
Recording Studio: Skyhigh Productions
Korean cast
Korean staff
(none)
Jeong-Mi Bae as Birdy
Sang-Hyeon Eom as Tsutomu Senkawa

Choi Hana as Hazumi Senkawa
Gwang Jang as Megiusu
Hong Siho as Hikawa
Jong-Hyeok Lee as Gomez
Ju-Chang Lee as Yagibashi
Lee Jamyeong as Natsumi Hayamiya
Lee Seoyun as Revi
So-Hyeong Kim as Yamazaki
Korean companies
Broadcaster: Animax Korea
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Luis Daniel Ramirez as Tsutomu Senkawa
Romy Mendoza as Birdy

Ariadna Rivas as Hazumi Senkawa
Belinda Martinez as News reporter
Carlos Becerril as Maestro
César Soto as Bachirus
Ismael Castro as Tsutomu's father
Marcos Patiño as Seikiro Hikawa
Martin Soto as Gomez
Maru Guerrero as Tsutomu's mother
Miguel Angel Ghigliazza as Inspector Meloris
Miguel Angel Sanromán as Inspector Yamazaki
Pedro D'Aguillon Jr as Narrator
Teresa Ibarrola as Natsumi
Victor Mares as Doctor
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Locomotion (Latin America)
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Dubbing Director: Elcio Sodré (Brazil)
Tânia Gaidarji as Birdy
Vagner Fagundes as Tsutomu Senkawa

Fábio Tomasini as Assassin/robber
Priscila Concépcion as Hiyamiya Natsumi
Rodrigo Andreatto as Student wearing eyeglasses
Thiago Longo as Obese student
Portuguese companies
Broadcaster: Locomotion Brazil (Dubbed)
Dubbing Studio: Mastersound (Brazil)
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