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Testuwan Birdy
(Birdy the Mighty)

Episode 1: Double Trouble

© 1996 Yuuki Masami / Shogakukan / Bandai Visual
© 1998 US Manga Corp.

Color / Stereo / 25 minutes / Japanese Language / English Subtitles


One teenage boy... One female space cop... Sharing One Body...

Meet Tsutomu & Birdy - a boy and a girl from opposite ends of the galaxy with absolutely nothing in common. Tsutomu was an ordinary high school student. Birdy's a maverick Space Federation Officer armed with superhuman strength and - as Tsutomu soon discovers - a devastating energy blast.

Now they have one thing in common: Their body. While apprehending an alien felon hiding out on Earth, Birdy accidentally blasted Tsutomu - killing him instantly. Now, Tsutomu must "time-share" his body with Birdy. And when she isn't yanking him around like a marionette, he's transforming into a girl in full view of his friends and family!

But Birdy's in host pursuit of an intergalactic fugitive, so whether they like it of not - they're partners! Despite their unique "impediment" and Tsutomu's lack of experience, they've got to work together to track down a deadly serum capable of mutating humans into hideous, psychic soldiers. But first, they'll have to battle their way pas an army of shape-changing aliens and robotic assassins!

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production info

  • Director: Kawajiri Yoshiaki
  • Writer: Konaka Chiaki
  • Story and Original Character Design: Masami Yuuki
  • Character Design: Takahashi Kumiko
  • Creature Design: Izubuchi Yutaka
  • Animation Production: MAD HOUSE
  • Produced by: Bandai Visual
  • English Version Executive Producer: John O'Donnell
  • English Version Producer: Stephanie Shalofsky
  • Translator: Kevin KcKeown

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