Kashu Geeze turns out to be an undercover agent under Skeletso's direction. Tsutomu, though advised not to go out of his house, decides to do so and save Sayaka. She uses the injury to gain entrance to where Nataru works in the hospital, again trying to kill him. Keisuke Muroto tries to take photos of Bacillus and Birdy, but falls unconscious when he was knocked out by debris. For once, it's nice to see a studio favour the movement and action that you would expect from an animated piece of work, rather than focus on static close-ups and un-necessary amounts of shading.
In this episode, he learns what it means to be an Iksiola, and how Birdy met Nataru. As with any story, no matter how good, unless the pacing is correct the audience will lose interest, and season two is no slouch is this department. Nejula reveals to Tsutomu that Ryunka is used as a nuclear weapon, killing off the inhabitants of a planet named Bilugema. The aliens who were behind the Ryunka in the first season are also introduced and are ironically hiding from galactic law on Earth. The first season was insipid because the focus is on the school life aspect while the more appealing intergalactic setting and aliens in masquerade get demoted to the background for a relatively large part of the series. The two were able to do so, at the cost of Tsutomu's own body when he sacrificed it to allow Birdy to fatally wound him again and purge the Ryunka parasite out of his body with Nechla in charge of containing it. When Birdy realizes that she has accidentally fatally wounded him, she decides that the only way to save his life is to share a body with him in order to keep his consciousness alive.
The lighter moments are comedic when it needs to, while the heavier and darker scenes are dramatic without being overdone. The first season was good, but the sequel comes along and totally blows it away in almost every department. So, Tsutomu is stuck sharing a body with an attractive, strong, and impulsive space police agent while trying to keep his family and friends from finding out about Birdy. The escaped convicts take shelter on earth, and Birdy is ordered to find and capture them. Music is also a step up from season one. A lot of the slice of life elements are cut out in favor for a focused exposition on the plot. The alien they fought at the end of the first season? Meanwhile, a prison transport belonging the the Intergalactic Police is attacked by an unknown assailant.
A second of the criminals is tracked down, and she pursues him for a bit, but he escapes only to be killed in a violent manner Birdy is not familiar with. Birdy is quite frustrated with the fact that Skeletso tolerated the deaths of many Altarians in the terrorist attack in order to get a lead on Kinzel. Where other shows might shell out for a good fight scene here and there, 02 provides stunningly kinetic action scenes throughout the entire run, most notably in its incredible finale. Unfortunately the first season of Decode, whilst being good and great in some areas, was lacklustre in others - especially where the pacing of the story was concerned. Furthermore, the choice of opening and closing themes are also much more agreeable. I just wanted the show to get on with the story rather than beat around the bush.
The tighter storyline, combined with some excellent pacing and some great even with the predictable bits , plot development, allows the audience to become far more engaged in the story. These changes were not gradual, but were very sudden. A second season of Birdy the Mighty: Decode began to air on January 9, 2009, known as Birdy the Mighty Decode: 02. Birdy is an Altan, a human-like alien, possibly from a planet orbiting the star. A wounded Bacillus took over Geega's Earth body as his first one was damaged from deterioration and from fighting Birdy. Sayaka's maid, Yoshie Suzuki, finds strange things have happened to her, which started to worry Sayaka's grandfather, Chairman Katsutoshi Nakasugi. To make matters worse, the group of aliens directly responsible for the catastrophic event have escaped from the Space Federation and are hiding on Earth.
Meanwhile, Sayaka disappears from the mansion after encountering a parrot, which is later recognized as an alien in disguise. When they wake up again, Tsutomu has his own body back and needs glasses again. Birdy arrives to rescue him. She then starts to become very close to Tsutomu after the car accident. Skelezzo Voiced by: Japanese ; English Skelezzo was once Birdy's advisor.
To put it simply, the sequel did practically everything that I complained was lacking in its first season. As a result, she runs off out of the hospital, calling Nataru to come find her. One of the main problems I had with the first season was the inconsistent, and often slow, pacing of the series. In 2003, Yuki began the second serialization under the title Birdy the Mighty Evolution in which ended in 2012. Now, Birdy and Senkawa must not only cohabitate the same body, but also balance Senkawa's high school life, Shion Arita's modeling career,. Nataru jumps back in time to the moment of the tower attack becoming the man who saves a young Birdy via a time-loop. Nataru, a new character, is an excellent addition and forms a large part of the plot, fitting in well with the setting and providing some great development for Birdy.
The pacing was all over the place, often ranging from adequate to mind-numbingly slow. Birdy mourns Tuto's death when he can't heal his wounds from Bacillus' attack. Sound has been improved in the second series, with the characters themselves expressing a greater degree of emotion through their respective seiyuu more on this in a bit. Muroto decides to help Tsutomu after he finds out that the ship is the Lost Bird, where Sayaka is held. At the end, he learns that personality merging has begun. While the first season wasn't bad by any stretch of the word, it was fairly uninspired.
However, an unexpected crisis develops when the outlaws become targets of an unknown assassin with a vendetta. Birdy has also undergone some improvement, and is far more endearing than she was in the first season. Tsutomu has a weird dream, a blend between his own memories and Birdy's. Thankfully, this season rectify that. From her comedic Arita Shion persona to flashbacks involving her past, the scenes were well executed.
Muroto calls Birdy, and she finds Nataru just after he brutally murdered Tesera. In conclusion, Decode 02 is how great sequels are done. Birdy as Shion meets up with Shoko and gives her a present from Nataru while Birdy eagerly waits for his return. The secret project and experiments was just the set up, merely to prepare the stage for this sequel. The animation for Decode: 02 is easily on par with that of the first season. The new antagonists are also worthy, and the colourful villain cast makes a nice change to the vague enemies of the first season. Nataru, volunteering at the camp, goes after the children, but isn't strong enough on his own.