Summer season’s pretty fun. I’ve caught a few series up till now, but Tetsuwan Birdy: Decode is the only one which makes me want to blog about it. I guess it must be the fight scenes which I rather enjoy ^^;;
Birdy Cephon Altera is a Federation agent who is sent to Earth on a mission to capture two alien criminals after they got away from her a year ago. Tsutomu Senkawa is a high school student who was unfortunately caught in the fight between Birdy and one of the aliens, resulting in his demise. To compensate, Birdy has to share her body with him while his body is sent to be ‘repaired’.
In episode one, we find out that Birdy has been working as a model in Tokyo to get closer to the two aliens who owned Empire Entertainments, a TV company. We are also introduced to Senkawa, a quiet, nerdy looking high school boy who seems to have a crush on his sickly classmate Nakasugi.
All was revealed in episode two when Senkawa finds out that his body is ‘dead’ and he’s currently sharing a body with Birdy. There was also an ‘internal conflict’ among the aliens and the reappearance of a girl who might be a future antagonist.
Love the sequences where Birdy simply ‘speeds’ across the city with her superpowers. As I mentioned before, the fight scenes are also worth looking out for. I’m particularly partial to the neon lighting effects done for Birdy’s hits.
With such a premise and the animation, this series could be one of the best this season.