All Tsutomu used to care about was studying for his upcoming high school entrance exams - that is, until a series of events led him to Birdy, a hot-headed Federation Officer. Now, not only do Birdy and Tsutomu have to work together to defeat Christella Revi and her evil plans, they have to share the same body while doing it!
The year is 2032. Tokyo has been destroyed by a great earthquake and a new city, MegaTokyo, has risen from the ashes. Humans now live side-by-side with androids known as Boomers who perform many of the menial and laborious tasks that humans despise, but these artificial servants come with a price: they have a tendency to go haywire and attack those they were built to serve. The A.D. Police force was created to try and stop this menace, but its weapons can do little more than annoy the Boomers. Hope lies with the Knight Sabers, four young women with high-tech, armored suits and enough firepower to stop an army - but will it be enough to stop MegaTokyo's greatest threat?
Very different settings, but both feature a lot of similar themes. Both feature a lot of top notch action, sci-fi elements (way more of this in BGC, cyberpunk included), and very strong female leads. Birdy herself could probably take on the whole squad of Knight Sabers! Both shows also balance in the action and plot with a good deal of humor and it works really well. All topped off with really top notch production values, these are really good examples of classic OVA's.
The year is 2179: humans and robots have colonized Mars. A newer Third-Type robot has been designed to interact undetected in human society. That is, until a man named D'anclaude discovers their secret and starts a movement to wipe them out. Armitage is a Third-Type that works for the police with her partner Ross, and now these two must rid the planet of D'anclaude and his evil plans.
Armitage III has a more serious edge to it, but it encompasses the tough chick genre that Birdy falls into. Armitage also deals with robots, whereas Birdy is somewhat more... alien. Still, both shows are great examples of classic action flicks for guys, starring strong female leads.
Hazumu is a shy and quiet boy who loves flowers and is forced to rely on his tomboy childhood friend Tomari as a bodyguard. Yasuna is the prettiest girl in school but she avoids men like the plague… until she meets Hazumu. Encouraged, he confesses his love; heartbroken, he heads for the mountains to be with his flowers. As if Hazumu’s troubles aren’t enough, his day is further ruined when an alien ship accidentally kills him. Luckily, alien technology exists that can revive him, but not without a price: Hazumu returns from the dead, but in the form of… a cute girl?!
Sawamura Seiji is the most notorious delinquent at his high school -- always getting into fights and causing problems, leaving him single and unlucky with the ladies. After another long day of rejection, Seiji discovers that the love of his life might have finally appeared, but in the unlikeliest of places... his right hand?! Now, in addition to dealing with daily fights and the gossip of his classmates, Seiji must handle a new problem of embarassing proportions: Kasugano Midori, a pretty young girl in place of his hand, who happens to have fallen in love with him!
Unlike Birdy, Midori Days isn't much for sci-fi action. However, the storyline is undeniably fun. Like Birdy, we are presented with a male and female lead stuck in the same body, although in an extremely awkward fashion. The romance that develops between the male lead, and the girl attached to his hand, is almost strangely compelling.