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Tetsuwan Birdy

Posted by Danny Choo On Tue 2008/07/15 15:30 JST In Anime
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Don't let the name of this odd sounding anime put you off from giving it a whirl as you will find a gem amoung this summers anime shows. Tetsuwan Birdy plot covered by Wikipedia below.

Tsutomu Senkawa is an average high school kid who is busy studying for his senior entrance exams. Tsutomu goes out for some fresh air, after a hard day's work studying for a big test, when he runs into a guy fleeing from a pretty young lady.

The pursued man is actually an interplanetary criminal on the run from a Federation agent called Birdy Cephon Altera. Caught in the midst of this chase, Tsutomu gets thrown by the man at Birdy, which kills Tsutomu. Fortunately for Tsutomu, there is a way to keep him alive, although he ends up merged into Birdy's body and must remain so until the repair of his body is complete.

So Tsutomu is stuck sharing a body with a rather attractive, yet very strong but impulsive, space police agent, while trying to keep his apathetic family and more importantly, his girlfriend, from finding out about his woman problems.

In the meantime, to make matters worse, Birdy still has to do her job. Together, they take on a rather secretive group of evil aliens planning to perform maniacal experiments on the unsuspecting inhabitants of Tokyo.

Although Tetsuwan Birdy has been out as a manga which made it to a previous OVA back in 2006, I only first heard of the show at this years Tokyo Anime Fair. Liked the look of the show and stuck it on the "must check out" list.
So this is another "girl-from-space-meets-earthling-boy" but it does come with a difference - my wife likes it unlike To Love Ru ^^;
While Birdy does run around in a leotard type thingy, fan service levels are very low - so if you hate fan service then at least it should make it to your "to-consider" list.
Will be keeping Birdy on the watch list for the story, animation/sound quality and the cute girls in it. Its currently at EP2 so I'm sure many of your comrades would have a recorded copy for you.
A caring comrade uploaded the whole of EP1 up to YouTube. EP1/1 below.
EP1/2
EP1/3
And the OP below. The ED is completely crap.
Now I want to get my grubby mitts on the previous OVA. Any folks here seen it?
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