The Story of Birdy the Mighty | Anime Spotlight


In this episode of Anime Spotlight, we’ll be taking a closer look at Birdy the Mighty (Tetsuwan Birdy). From its origins in the 1980s, to its anime adaptation. 



  • 00:00 Introduction 
  • 00:19 Masami Yuuki's Early Life & Career 
  • 02:44 Birdy the Mighty (1985) 
  • 04:52 The OVA 
  • 06:36 The Reboot 
  • 09:33 Birdy the Mighty Decode 
  • 12:32 Birdy the Mighty Evolution 
  • 12:59 Conclusion


Masami Yuuki “BIRDY THE INTERVIEW” “Tetsuwan Birdy ARCHIVE,” via Japanese Wikipedia

"Assemble Insert", cover sleeve, via Japanese Wikipedia

Yuki Masami 10,000 characters long interview” “CONTINUE”, via Japanese Wikipedia 

"Miracle Alumni Dialogue", Monthly Newtype, December 2010 issue (Volume 26, No. 24), Kadokawa Shoten, November 10, 2010, pp. 88-89., via Japanese Wikipedia 

Ekoda, Japan Wikipedia Page

Masami Yuuki's Japanese Wikipedia Page

"The Adventures of Yamato Takeru", cover sleeve, via Japanese Wikipedia 

Masami Yuuki (March 11, 2005). “Masami Yuki 's sketchbook When did you really become an 'otaku

“Thousand-year Heartbeat Commentary," "Tetsuwan Birdy ARCHIVE", page 129, via Japanese Wikipedia 

"Phantom Tide Commentary" "Tetsuwan Birdy ARCHIVE", p.163, via Japanese Wikipedia 

"All Green Commentary" " Tetsuwan Birdy ARCHIVE", p.191, via Japanese Wikipedia 

Masami Yuuki's Manga Works List, Japanese Wikipedia

Birdy the Mighty, Japanese Wikipedia!

"BIRDY THE ANIMATION" "ARCHIVE," via Japanese Wikipedia, via AnimeNewsNetwork

Birdy the Mighty Decode, Japanese Wikipedia

You Kids News, via AnimeNewsNetwork