Birdy the Mighty (OAV)

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[ adapted from Birdy the Mighty (manga) ]

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      Birdy the Mighty Decode: The Cipher (OAV) (sequel)
      Birdy the Mighty Decode:02 (TV) (sequel)

Alternative title:
Tetsuwan Birdy (Japanese)
Wspaniała Birdy (Polish)
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: 412 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 15 votes (sub:11, dub:3, raw:1)
 Excellent: 39 votes (sub:26, dub:11, others:2
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
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 Very good: 82 votes (sub:49, dub:25, raw:1, others:7
5 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Good: 135 votes (sub:78, dub:44, ?:2, others:11
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4 Spanish dubbed
2 Portuguese dubbed
1 French subtitled
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 Decent: 83 votes (sub:45, dub:35, others:3
2 Russian subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
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 So-so: 35 votes (sub:17, dub:15, ?:1, others:2
2 Portuguese dubbed
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 Not really good: 12 votes (dub:5, sub:4, raw:1, others:2
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1 Spanish dubbed
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 Weak: 10 votes (sub:5, dub:3, raw:1, others:1
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 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 968 users, rank: #1087 (of 6066)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.925 (Good), std. dev.: 1.4867, rank: #2577 (of 6060)
Weighted mean: 6.856 (Good), rank: #2606 (of 6060) (seen all: 6.92 / seen some: 6.48 / won't finish: 4.86)
Bayesian estimate: 6.875 (Good), rank: #2331 (of 4611)
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 $19.87)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Storyboard: Yoshiaki Kawajiri (eps 1, 3)
Episode Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri (eps 1, 3)
Music: Kô Ôtani
Original Manga: Masami Yuuki
Character Design: Kumiko Takahashi
Art Director: Masashi Aoki
Animation Director:
Hiroshi Hamasaki (ep 4)
Kumiko Takahashi
Director of Photography: Hitoshi Yamaguchi
Creature Design: Yutaka Izubuchi
Key Animation: Yoshiaki Kawajiri (eps 1, 3)
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
Taichi Kotoe as Izumi 
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
Production: Bandai Visual
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
Rommy Mendoza as Birdy
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
Pedro D'aguillon Jr. as Narrator
Teresa Ibarrola as Natsumi
Victor Mares as Doctor
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Locomotion (Latin America)
Dubbing Studio: Roman Sound
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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