© 2015 Lawrence Tuczynski
Cover scan and all info courtesy of John M Emmons
|English Title:||"Birdy the Mighty" Original Soundtrack: Flew|
|CD Label:||Victor Entertainment, Inc.|
|Music Composed by:||Kow Otani|
|Number of tracks:||21|
|Number of discs:||1|
|Year of release/manufacture:||October 23, 1996|
December 20, 2015
Review by John M Emmons
Not to be confused with 2008's Tetsuwan Birdy: Decode, this album features music from 1996's OVA series based on the manga series by Masami Yuki. The music is composed by Kow Otani, who I am mostly familiar with his work for the Gundam Wing series.
To be honest, listening to this music reminds me a lot of the music from Gundam Wing. Perhaps, it's just that his style is very obvious. The album does a good job of balancing itself between louder, action pieces and the more atmospheric pieces.
You can hear the full main theme performed on "Birdy the Mighty" (track 19) and is used throughout the album, such as "vitamin 2" and "do the right kick." I confess that I really like the main theme, and it was the reason I tracked down a copy of this album. It's powerful, energetic, and a lot of fun to listen to.
There are three vocal songs, but I only remember hearing "future shock" in the OVA series. The other two songs are performed by Kotono Mitsuishi and Tetsuya, who provided the voices for the main characters in the series.
The track listing and the credits in the liner notes are mostly in English, so the album is a little friendlier to non-Japanese fans than some releases.
There was a second album of music released named "Blew," but unfortunately, both albums have been out of print for some time and are hard to find in secondary markets.
"Birdy the Mighty" Original Soundtrack: Flew (VICL-795)
performed By Kotono Mitsuishi And Tetsuya Iwanaga