(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!
- 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