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Birdy the Mighty

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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Birdy with sound clips and images.
Birdy is the eponymous main character of the Birdy the Mighty series whom is one of the two main characters of the whole franchise. Birdy's full name is Birdy Celphon Altera whom is a strong-mannered Intergalactic Federation Investigator whom has a strong desire to take down criminals. However while Birdy was trying to apprehend a alien criminal on earth lets just say an unfortunate incident occurred to a normal young man by the name of Tsutomu and now they must share Tsutomu's body (though the details why do slightly differ on the storyline). While Birdy has a hot-headed desire to take down the evil aliens she is after she does respect Tsutomu's desire to have a normal life and wants to help him make sure he is safe (granted given the situation they are in she has to in order to stay alive but still).

Created by Pokejedservo on Mon Oct 17 2011, 3 Comments, Add Comment
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Birdy the Mighty (1999)
BirdyAlex McCord
Alex McCord
Birdy the Mighty: Decode (2010)
BirdyLuci Christian
Luci Christian

EDITOR'S OPINION

Today we start the new Birdy the Mighty VC section and I figured who better to stay the Birdy the Mighty VC section then the eponymous character herself... BIRDY! We shall begin with the English dub of the original Birdy the Might OVA in which Birdy was voiced by Alex McCord. While I am aware that the English dub for Birdy the Mighty is to be blunt rather reviled but I actually rather liked Alex's voice and performance as Birdy. Alex's voice for Birdy is a nice moderate and youthful enough for the role and her performance does suit a strong-mannered heroine like here rather well (but her performance also works in Birdy's more light-hearten moments as well). So basically say what you will about the Birdy the Mighty OVA dub itself but Alex's work on the role is one of the better performances in that dub.

A little over a decade later when FUNimation was able to dub the more recent Birdy the Mighty anime series, known FUNi regular Luci Christian gets to take over the role here. Luci's voice for the role felt quite natural for the role here. Granted its a bit more cutesy than Alex's voice for the role but let me assure you that is not a problem with me. Anyways Luci definitely gives an energetic performance for the role as it does suit Birdy's strong mannered persona rather well and is a good example of her voice work. Overall while I know that people generally prefer the dub for Birdy the Mighty Decode over the dub for the original OVA (and there are times I can understand why) but I actually liked both performances for this role here just fine. 


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pokemastanumba1
said at 9:52 PM on Thu Jul 26 2012
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I honestly like them both, as they captured the spirit and fierceness of Birdy very well yet still toned it down quite nicely for the character's softer side. But yes, I have to give this one to Luci, because even if she does sound very similar to her other roles, she displayed much more emotion and vitality!
PurpleWarrior13
said at 1:05 AM on Thu Oct 20 2011
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I think Luci was more the character, even if she just used her Nami voice. It's really neat hearing Alex McCord do anime wors in her pre-reality star days (yes, she's THE Alex McCord from "The Real Housewives of New York"!) But she didn't really have quite as much enthusiasm as Luci. They both have their pros and cons, but I'm going with Luci!
Anicomicgeek
said at 4:04 AM on Tue Oct 18 2011
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Gotta admit, I wasn't expecting to see this wen I come to the site tonight.XD As my avatar (at least at the time of typing this) inidcates, I'm a fan of the series.

Getting on to the the actual comparison, since the OVA was my first exposure to BtM, I'd like to say Alex McCord, but I can't. While I agree that her performace was one of the better ones in an othrwise terrible dub, she's too restrained in her energy level and in the Japanese version, Birdy was pretty energeric.

Luci Christian, however, does capture the right energy for Birdy, so I'm gonna go with her on this one. On the off-chance FUNimation picks up the rights to the OVA and does a new dub, I could see her working as OVA Birdy, too.


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