Birdy the Mighty - Final Force
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The story of Birdy the Mighty follows two characters. Tsutomu is a school student dreading his entrance exams, and Birdy is an intergalactic police officer with super strength. One night, these two meet quite by accident and Birdy kills Tsutomu. In order to save his life, though, Birdy is forced to merge herself with him. Thus, they become one, and Tsutomu is forced to help Birdy save Earth from alien drug lords, while Birdy is forced to deal with all those emotions a high school male goes through in his everyday life. Problems arise, however, when Birdy decides to take over and changes into her own body, and people are around to see, including Tsutomu friends and family.
Going along with the comedy-based story are some decent scenes of action and surprisingly good animation despite the times in which this was produced. That's not surprising, though, considering the pedigree of the creators involved with this anime, including the director of Ninja Scroll, my favorite short on the Animatrix "The Program," and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. What's also amazing about this anime is that it has yet to have a real fan-base considering how good it really is. This truly is a great anime worth seeing, and I'd recommend it this volume along with the second one to fans of Ranma or FLCL (as the animation has some shades of what can be found in FLCL).
In this the second volume of the OVA series, Birdy continues her battles against crime, and more specifically against android super warriors and a mad scientist hell bent on turning mankind into a bunch of fighting monsters. And Tsutomu has girl troubles, family troubles, and, by the end, hair troubles. Though the story isn't complex in any way, it's definitely funny and action-packed and makes up for a few missing plot elements and a rather unfinished ending. But still, Birdy the Mighty only follows the norm of most anime, and that is an ambiguous ending, so I can't be too disappointed with this, especially since it tries to put somewhat of a finish to the story.
As for the bad, I can't help but notice, once again, the oddity in voice-acting choices. Though in my last review I said I had gotten used to it, the feeling that the voices weren't exactly right came back when I came back to the series. It's not particularly bad, but at times the voices don't match the characters of Birdy and Tsutomu (see my review of Double Trouble for more). U.S. Manga Corps, though, is one of smaller anime publishers out, and they aren't exactly known for landing the well-known voice-actors found in ADV, Geneon, or Bandai productions, so it is to be expected at least.
As for recommendations, this is definitely one of the most underrated anime around. With the exception of so-so voice acting, this anime has everything that most anime fans want in their anime. If you enjoyed Mezzo or Burst Angel, or any of the other more comedic action series out, then Birdy the Might is a great choice for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A classic! The humor is terrific and the plot and character development keeps it interesting. I wish there was more.Published 10 months ago by Charles V Gilmore
This is the first Birdy the Mighty mini series. This is the template on which Birdy the Mighty: Decode is based. If you can handle the dorky 80s feel you will feel right at home. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Matthew C. Henderson
good story but too short. Later found out there is another series of it call Brirdy theh mighty decode. have to get it foro my selection.Published on November 19, 2013 by The Great One
The product came to me in a good amount of time. The DVD was in the condition that was described. I am very happy with my purchase.Published on August 29, 2011 by Deathorne
After getting Birdy The Mighty Decode series I felt that this would be a nice add on, and while I found the OVA's enjoyable the atrocious dubbing will definitely take away some... Read morePublished on March 22, 2011 by Rich(アニメとゲームが優先!!)
It might only have about four episodes but they are great!! There is a second season that just came out in Japan and I am waiting to see it. Read morePublished on September 29, 2009 by Keb1306
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