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Overall, this is a lesser known great animate.
The initial set-up of Tsutomu and Birdy sharing a body is frankly a bit strange, but once you get past that you have a really excellent series that you will not be disappointed with.
This anime is very well done. The animation, voice acting, and soundtrack are all excellent. It took a few episodesto get into it, but a very serious and emotional story unfolds. Love and loss are major themes in this series. The characters have depth and are very likable. There is a lot of action, drama, suspense, romance, and a little comedy. It's a very well rounded show. The animation style reminds me a bit of K-On; at least in the character designs. It's rated TV MA. I assume it's for violence. The violence can get pretty heavy. There is nothing that I would consider nudity in this series. There is an occasional bare rear end scene in the bath tub, but that's it. There is a lot to love about this series. It has everything an anime needs to be great. I think just about every anime fan can find something to love here.
The series is super condensed if you've read the manga, with lots of changes to the plot, but the essentials of the manga still come through. Romance, war, heartbreak, friendship, tragedy, and more. It's rare that a television cartoon can have you empathizing for the characters as people, but Birdy, Tsutomu and his friends, and others really come out as believable individuals. I'm really disappointed that they didn't produce the 3rd season (characters are hinted at or seen irregularly who are big people in the manga), but it still was good enough I had to have a copy.
DVD transition, given that this was an HD broadcast in Japan, was done well without unnecessary smoothing or distortion, and our Sony BR player produces a near perfect HD output from these discs. I would have picked this up on Bluray, but it was only produced that way in region 2 with only the original Japanese audio. I can handle watching a Japanese broadcast, but my children also loved Birdy the Mighty and it is simpler to sacrifice definition to get the English audio, plus Luci Christian and the other crew produced a very good dubbing.
Very worth it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A highly underrated series deserving of attention. Would recommend to anyone looking for something new.Published 12 months ago by Lucas
Got it and immediately watched it both dubbed and subbed. I have a soft spot for Birdy because the OVA episodes from 1996 were my first anime. :)Published 16 months ago by Dragonsage
I have had this DVD collection for a long time and still I watch it on a regular basis. Great story line and has some comical parts. Read morePublished 22 months ago by A. Polasky
Okay the story is good, the animation great, the fan service in a way minimal, and you won't be screaming at the TV because characters are acting a typical manner that makes you... Read morePublished 23 months ago by C. Wheat
I saw this about 9 or 10 times i really really love this anime i would recommend it to some people for surePublished on November 27, 2013 by daniel lee
Well developed characters, a consistent and intriguing storyline, and great animation graphics make Birdy a classic. Read morePublished on July 8, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Fun anime to watch with good action and great charters wish it had another season but not going to happen from what I've readPublished on May 26, 2013 by Dstubbs
It deserve a eleven rating and I like it alot on it and I recommend to any anime fans who want to watch it.Published on April 18, 2013 by Matthew Lyles