Season one took me about 3 days or so to finish, which is decent for a 13 episode anime. It was a very good anime, and I enjoyed it a lot.
Comparatively, season two took only one sitting. Because it was awesome.
Birdy the Mighty Decode: Season One
There’s not much for me to say about the first season, and as such, this might be my shortest pair of series reviews ever. It was good. There’s something that I like about crazy situations where people “die”. For reference, see Yu Yu Hakusho, which I STILL need to finish even though I LOVE the series and would even go so far as to call it a possible 5^^.
Senkawa “dies” and a crazy situation ensues where he splits his body with Birdy. This is something I like, as I literally just said.
I pretty much liked everything about the show, but the weakest part to me might have been the characters. They were good, but Senkawa was a bit generic and one dimensional. He kind of manned up at the end though, which was nice, but overall the characters were all just…..normal. One thing I WAS glad to see was that Senkawa’s childhood friend (Hayamiya, who was a girl) actually DIDN’T have a crush of some sort on him. They were just friends. FINALLY. Usually all childhood friends who are girls secretly like the main character, but the main character is always oblivious. I was actually happy by this fact.
And here’s a question, why was M. Night Shyamalan in this series?
Not only is this character have a last name spelled like Shyamalan, he even looks the same. Throw some glasses and a white suit on M. Night and you have a perfect match!
I mean okay clearly the name Shyamalan relates to a certain ethnicity, just like the name O’Brien would clearly belong to some Irish dude, but the comparisons are many.
Not only does each Shyamalan think that they have a trick up their sleeve at all times (in M. Night’s case, a “twist” *cough cough joke cough cough*), but both of them share a trait in that they create things which are absolute pieces of shit! The Shyamalan to the left thought he could control the Ryunka, and ended up dying immediately by the Ryunka’s hand, while the Shyamalan to the right created The Last Airbender, the latest in a series of really bad films. Here’s some unrelated screen shots!
While watching this scene, I pretended that they were actually talking about making a porno, and it actually all still made perfect sense.
FINAL GRADE = 5*
Birdy the Mighty Decode: Season Two
The thing that I liked most about season two was that it contained some carry-over from season one in terms of plot, but it wasn’t a continuation of season one per-say, nor was it overly saturated with re-hashed material. It had a familiar, yet fully new plot, and what’s more, it had time travel, and it was done in a perfect way.
Where season one dealt with the Ryunka, season two dealt more with the aftermath, as well as Birdy’s past. We’re introduce to those responsible for stealing the Ryunka, and a childhood friend of Birdy’s. We also have some really awesome fight scenes, including a bad-ass chick decapitating some US guards with her hands, which is always nice. Not only that, we also have…..the Ice Climbers?
That’s a horrible disguise. They’re clearly exact replicas of the Ice Climbers…..even the hair is the same. All they need now are some giant mallets an really shitty moves and they could be characters in Super Smash Brothers Melee.
The general plot was better in the second season, and what’s more, the fighting was awesome. I love the artwork and animation that is used. Whenever a fight scene develops, the art gets a lot more loose and artistic. It kind of reminded me of the action sequences from Samurai Champloo.
What I really like was the introduction of Nataru, a childhood friend of Birdy. Because of him we get to see all sorts of flashbacks of Birdy’s past and shit, but that’s not the main reason why I like him. Like Birdy, he is an Ixioran. Unlike Birdy, he was a failure. Most Ixiorans possess suprhuman traits and abilities, while he possessed none….for a while anyway. In this series, he finally realizes his powers, and uses them to MURDER THE SHIT OUT OF EVERYONE. Like psychotically. It was awesome. But the greatness doesn’t stop there, besides being a crazy psycho killer hellbent on getting revenge, he can also TRAVEL THROUGH FUCKING TIME, which made this show FUCKING AWESOME AS FUCKING GOD DAMN FUCK.
THE FUCKING END.
FINAL GRADE = 5^^
EDIT: Season 3? There’s enough there, plus we still don’t know who that blonde guy with the glasses is.