Birdy the Mighty OVA: 1996-1997
3rd remake ???
I want to see Birdy's energy monster powers animated.
> Sakuga (作画) (lit., "drawing pictures") is a term used in anime to describe moments in a show or movie when the quality of the animation improves drastically, typically for the sake of making a dramatic point or enlivening the action.
Birdy The Mighty. There was a 1996 OVA based on an 80's anime, and another series called Decode which aired in 2008 and was based an a remake manga that ran from 2003-2012.
The OVA is available at:
Reminds me of Gravity Rush, if you ever played it.
>when the quality of the animation improves drastically, typically for the sake of making a dramatic point or enlivening the action.
The OVA sure, but Decode? That show was drawn by inbetweeners who outsourced the work to the Chinese who then outsourced the work to the North Koreans. You can't even use the 'style' excuse. It was genuinely awful.
If anything Decode is a lesson that the director needs to keep a tight leash on his animators and not just high idiots who's work only included web flash.
The OVA gives it serious competition since Kô Ôtani was in his prime
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She went through a few in the original manga.
Next chaper, she has these Jetsons shoulder loops.
Fighting robots in Tsutomu's casual clothes because she had to change quick.
Undine fight. Like the shoulder pads and the wrestling leotard.
She seems to alternate between the two uniforms. I'm guessing they each had specific purposes.
Like Spider-Man, Birdy started wearing a new black costume in the 80's.
I actually like the black costume. Should have been used in the OVA.
Seriously, that popped collar is beautiful on her.
Cover from the Archive Art Collection from 2008.
I really wish Masami had written Birdy back in his prime instead of Patlabor.
Would have enjoyed the manga more if this little faggot didn't take up so much of the story.
Is this series popular or anything like that? Seems like one guy posted some stuff back and then topics sprung up all over the place.
Anyway, what's the deal with the manga? And how many vols were translated and how many were not?
Sayaka's grandfather is so /m/ that in the manga he puts her consciousness into a robot body.
OVA Birdy was the best character-wise, and OVA Tsutomu was the right balance of clever and hapless.
Oh, look at that. A new picture.
Hardly when it looks ugly as sin. Very rarely do I judge anime on their animation, but if it looks like a trainwreck, I can't in good faith say it's a good series. A great example of trying to do a fluid fight scene and having look like complete shit is Toradora.
I still find it unimpressive if you drop the ball in the animation front and then fail to correct it during the BD release which means the poor animation was intentional. Maybe a bit of QUALITY is okay, but the choice was clearly intentional.
I don't know why I find the OVA so refreshing. A 20 year-old OVA seems fresher than most current anime.
>An Arita Shion figure kit exists
I need to find this.
H-h-hey Birdy could you put your hair up in cat ears for a second? I' wanna see something
>The OVA sure, but Decode? That show was drawn by inbetweeners who outsourced the work to the Chinese who then outsourced the work to the North Koreans. You can't even use the 'style' excuse. It was genuinely awful.
>If anything Decode is a lesson that the director needs to keep a tight leash on his animators and not just high idiots who's work only included web flash.
Decode's Animation only seemed to get really bad in S2, the flashback arc was AWFUL.
I'm wrapping up s1 right now and this affords me no shortage of amusement. Major twists from him expected last episode. I'd agree the show "looks" dull and lifeless though.
Do I watch cipher before or after decode 02?
> I'd agree the show "looks" dull and lifeless though.
How so? It has dynamic, fluid animation. A nice use of a pastel colour scheme.
>Do I watch cipher before or after decode 02?
How many more years until someone finishes translating the manga reboot? I'm surprised someone actually picked it up after Ronin Ixioran dropped it, but that faggot only translated like two chapters before abandoning it after a few months. We're still stuck at volume 14 out of 20, and then there's all 13 volumes of Evolution to go...
I've resigned myself to the fact that I'll have to learn Japanese to ever finish this manga.
Decode was better, anyway.
Well having read >>13628653 I'm a little confused. Is Decode 13 episodes in total between 01 and 02? If not then what is the name of 02? Is it just known as Decode 02? Also as of now I have Birdy the mighty which im fairly sure is the ova, and like I said before the 13 episodes of Decode. As far as videos go do I have everything I need?
Too bad there was never a full flashback OVA.
Man of Steel is the best Birdy the Mighty we'll ever get. The movie was silly, but some of the fight scenes were killer.
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I think it's because she looks like she's enjoying herself so much.
I'm on Birdy Decode S2 at the moment and she's nowhere near as totally high on cocaine as in the '96 ova. Her facial expressions alone are worth the price of admission.
YOU SHIT CUNT MOTHER FUCKER I SWEAR IF I NEED TO LISTEN TO ONE MORE OF YOU FUCKING CUNTS GOING ON ABOUT HOW SHOWS YOU DON'T LIKE AREN'T /M/ I'M GOING TO FUCKING THROW A PIE RIGHT AT HIRO'S PISS COVERED YELLOW CHINK SHIT FACE!
HE'S THE WHOLE REASON WHY THE GRAMMATICAL AND SPELLING CAPABILITIES OF 4CHAN ON A WHOLE HAS DROPPED, SINCE HE ATTRACTED A BUNCH OF AREA ELEVEN FUCKWADS WHO CAN'T EVEN PRONOUNCE PLEASE PROPERLY, YET ALONE FUCKING SPELL IT!
You know that actually helped me let of some steam
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I hated how in the Decode remake she suddenly made small sparks every time she used her strength. It implied her super strength was unnatural and the result of space magic. It pisses me off to no end.
Oh god, is that Birdy in giantess mode? Oh god. Oh god.
Like the aquatic/organic ship designs.
Really? The effects spam is one of the coolest things about Decode.
That said, I always took it to be her suit material bleeding off the energy she's inflicting on it so it doesn't get damaged.
Yes, Birdy still has super strength outside of her uniform. But look at >>13701993, for example. I would be damned if it doesn't look like the forcefields are acting, not her natural strength. This is only a cosmetic element, but it matters when a lot of the appeal for a show is on the super strength of its main character.
You don't give Superman glowing forcefields every time he punches a villain, and then emphasize how the strength of Superman is his own alone.
Even when I actively try to ignore them, those sparks simply don't work for me.
The fight against the genetically augmented human in the OVA, when Birdy throws a locomotive on him. Cool as fuck.
The second season version is even better.
So how old is Birdy? In Decode, I'm pretty sure she's 25, since she was 10 during the flashback arc and then that faggot terrorist says "It's been 15 years" when he sees Nataru's dad on Earth. But in the manga, Tsutomu mentions she's not old enough to drink.
>Revi was Bowie the whole time
Sayaka was boring. No character. Tsutomu wasn't any better. Didn't see any reason they should have belonged together other than the plot demanded it.
Season 2 was better for the lack of them both.
Kind of an idiot for thinking she could take on Birdy, though.
Also, every shot of Birdy in this scene gives me goosebumps.
How much weight can Birdy lift? Realistically, canonically speaking?
I do like it whenever a show features a superhuman (or equivalent thereof) character and they have a glance of that non-human quality in a simple, literal way.
bro she ripped a spaceship apart while in space. Birdy too stronk.
An helicopter can weight from 600 kg 3.5 metric tons. With human payload, Birdy can realistically lift at least one metric ton without much weariness.
But that's not all. IIRC she lifts a locomotive in the OVA, though she struggles a lot. That gives us the upper hand of what she can lift. A locomotive's weight is in the 60 - 110 metric tons range, but most of them weight ~80 metric tons.
For reference, the world record ine Clean & Jerk weight lifting is 264 kg. Birdy is approximately 300 times stronger than the strongest man on earth.
What exactly happens in the manga after the flashback arc? There are no translations beyond that point, so somebody just summarize to me what the plot is because I know I'm never ever gonna get to read it unless I learn Japanese, which I won't.
i want Birdy to break me, then have to share bodies with her!
Birdy wakes up. Chigira starts working for a special JDSF division with connections to Revi. Birdy Fights, then kills Hikawa but is briefly infected with the monster serum. Tsutomu takes a class trip to a hot springs. Turns out the owners are decsended from Alterian nobility and the head daughter resembels Birdy. Some guys awaken a "demon" which is really an old robot from the Alterian Empire that goes on a rampage. Birdy stops it, mysterious old man collects the remains and examines it in a lab somewhere. Nechula's ship finally arrives, Tsutomu's friends are accidently abducted and find out about Birdy. Birdy goes into hibernation for two years to prevent a complete mind-meld with Tsutomu.
Those are the parts I could understand, and that takes us up to Evolution.
that he did, but he did not ruin Birdy being a great character herself nor did he ruin the whole tsutomu and nakasugi thing going on. But yeah when it get's down to it, you have to remember that s2's premise was hunting down the bad guys who made the alien nuke, when in s1 it got resolved anyway so why does it matter you know, the premise of s2 felt weak to me in the first place but it was still pretty enjoyable. And Nataru being edgelord supreme and killing the little ice climber twins was bullshit.
>you have to remember that s2's premise was hunting down the bad guys who made the alien nuke, when in s1 it got resolved anyway so why does it matter you know
That was all just a shitty excuse to shoehorn Sasuke and his quest of vengeance from the narutoverse to the birdyverse. Nataru felt like he came straight from a 14 years old birdy waifufag fanfiction.
First season sucked though, I'd pick Nataru and his faggy vengeance quest over Tsutomu's awkward and forced romance with his bland, boring waifu any day. Season two had the flashback arc and villains that actually did things.