Birdy the Mighty: DECODE #12 — Senkawa to the Resc… Aw, Screw It…

September 19th, 2008


I’m going to play some Dragon Quest.


Pop Quiz time! Your girlfriend, who aliens claim to have evidence is a psychotic weapon of global decimation, has been kidnapped by a pedophillic multimillionaire date rapist. What do you do?

If you answered: "Sit at home and play video games," then congratulations! You could be the main character on Birdy. It’s okay though, while the good aliens were destroying city blocks, said date rapist was broadcasting his craziness to the world and all life was crumbling around town, you had a flashback to all your happy times together and managed to find the paparazzi who stalks you and is willing to risk his life so that you can rescue the girl you like. Thankfully, despite the multiple hour head start, the yacht hasn’t actually even left the bay yet and there’s absolutely no way anything can go wrong with your plan to leap from a bridge to the ship 50 feet below. Great bloody plan, genius.

Senkawa’s compounding failures and the issues inherant to having a completely incomprehensible and pathetic main character be what the Birdy universe revolves around aside… what on earth was up with the music this episode? It was all over the place. This ultra dramatic riff kicked in for absolutely no reason a couple minutes into the episode and then the ‘evil piano’ tune was cranked up about twice as loud as normal while we watch Sham drug and carry off Nakasugi. There were also quite a few moments of some pretty dodgy art, but at this point, I’ve sort of come to accept that as part and parcel to the show. Still, when you’ve got almost two minutes of reused footage, you shouldn’t be drawing people with more teeth than mouth. Well, maybe the guy just has really really buff and stumpy fingers, who knows. All the better to date rape high school girls I guess. He’s dead now at any rate, so no big loss really. Way to go out with a whimper for that matter.

Oh, and my eyes rolled so far back into my head that I could see my brain when Sham said "Subete keikaku doori ka." I blame you, internet.


Just what I love to see in a final episode… new characters.

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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anonymous says:

    Lol second season inc

  • Totali says:

    This episode reminded me of another anime with plot. :D

  • sage says:


  • Denizen says:

    Awesome animation and you call it “Bad Art”

    You obviously should not be reviewing anime.