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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The OVA being a product of the 1990s, seeing as Tsutomu sports a mullet.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The OVA being a product of the 1990s, seeing as Tsutomu sports a mullet.mullet as well as the clothes many people are wearing.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The OVA being a product of the 1990s, seeing as Tsutomu sports a mullet.


* CanonImmigrant: Hikawa (debuted in the OVA series) is a BigBad in the first arc of remake manga, Sayaka Nakasugi (debuted in ''Decode'') is Tsutomu's LoveInterests in the second arc of remake manga, and Shyamalan (also debuted in ''Decode'') made a small cameo appearance in the same arc.


* CanonImmigrant : Hikawa (debuted in OVA series) plays a BigBad in the first arc of remake manga, Sayaka Nakasugi (debuted in ''Decode'') plays Tsutomu's LoveInterests in the second arc of remake manga, and Shyamalan (also debuted in ''Decode'') made a small cameo appearance in the same arc.

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* CanonImmigrant : CanonImmigrant: Hikawa (debuted in the OVA series) plays is a BigBad in the first arc of remake manga, Sayaka Nakasugi (debuted in ''Decode'') plays is Tsutomu's LoveInterests in the second arc of remake manga, and Shyamalan (also debuted in ''Decode'') made a small cameo appearance in the same arc.



* GodCreatedCanonForeigner : Several original characters who made their first appearances in anime were designed by original author Masami Yuuki, such as Hikawa in OVA, Shyamalan and Sayaka Nakasugi in ''Decode'' season 1.

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* GodCreatedCanonForeigner : GodCreatedCanonForeigner: Several original characters who made their first appearances in anime were designed by original author Masami Yuuki, such as Hikawa in the OVA, Shyamalan and Sayaka Nakasugi in ''Decode'' season 1.


* CanonImmigrant : Hikawa (debuted in OVA series) plays a BigBad in the first arc of remake manga, Sayaka Nakasugi (debuted in ''Decode'') plays Tsutomu's LoveInterests in the second arc of remake manga, and Shyamalan (also debuted in ''Decode'') made a small cameo appearance in the same arc.



* GodCreatedCanonForeigner : Several original characters who made their first appearances in anime were designed by original author Masami Yuuki, such as Hikawa in OVA, Shyamalan and Sayaka Nakasugi in Decode season 1.

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* GodCreatedCanonForeigner : Several original characters who made their first appearances in anime were designed by original author Masami Yuuki, such as Hikawa in OVA, Shyamalan and Sayaka Nakasugi in Decode ''Decode'' season 1.

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* GodCreatedCanonForeigner : Several original characters who made their first appearances in anime were designed by original author Masami Yuuki, such as Hikawa in OVA, Shyamalan and Sayaka Nakasugi in Decode season 1.


* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Funimation lost the license for ''Decode'' in late 2016, meaning it can no longer stream the series or sell the [=DVDs=]. Likewise, with the collapse of Central Park Media means the OVA is out of print, too.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Funimation lost the license for ''Decode'' in late 2016, meaning it can no longer stream the series or sell the [=DVDs=]. Likewise, with the collapse of Central Park Media means the OVA is out of print, too.


* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Funimation lost the license for the series in late 2016, meaning it can no longer stream the series or sell the [=DVDs=].

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Funimation lost the license for the series ''Decode'' in late 2016, meaning it can no longer stream the series or sell the [=DVDs=].[=DVDs=]. Likewise, with the collapse of Central Park Media means the OVA is out of print, too.


* PlayingAgainstType: For both Creator/KenichiSuzumura and Creator/ToddHaberkorn, their respective role as Satyajit Shyamalan a villainous SmugSnake plotting mass genocide. Although for the latter, he's started playing roles in the style of Shyamalan more often since moving to L.A.

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* PlayingAgainstType: For both Creator/KenichiSuzumura and Creator/ToddHaberkorn, their respective role as Satyajit Shyamalan Shyamalan, a villainous SmugSnake plotting mass genocide. Although for the latter, he's started playing roles in the style of Shyamalan more often since moving to L.A.A.
* RoleReprise: ''Decode'' features Mako Hyōdō reprising her role from the OVA series as [[BigBad Christella Revi]].
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* NamesTheSame: This series doesn't star an English pop star, [[VideoGame/TheMirrorLied Leah's]] MissionControl, [[Film/NobodysFool a bartender]], [[VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay a scarecrow]], [[VideoGame/BombermanJetters a Jetter]], or [[ComicBook/{{Sabretooth}} an associate of Victor Creed]].


* NoBudget: A borderline case. Second season budget was significantly affected with the commercial failure of the first one, with a lot of cutting corner techniques applied to compensate. The artstyle is much more simplified, with infamously sketchy episodes 7 and 12 (the very ''final'' one) and regular lapses in animation all around entire season, with only simple static cues suggesting actual action. Those lapses are extremely jarring when compared with fluid and detailed animation of the first season.

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* NoBudget: A borderline case. Second season budget was significantly affected with the commercial failure of the first one, with a lot of cutting corner techniques applied to compensate. The artstyle is much more simplified, with infamously sketchy episodes 7 and 12 (the very ''final'' one) and regular lapses in animation all around entire season, with only simple static cues suggesting actual action. Those lapses are extremely jarring when compared with fluid and detailed animation of the first season.season.
* PlayingAgainstType: For both Creator/KenichiSuzumura and Creator/ToddHaberkorn, their respective role as Satyajit Shyamalan a villainous SmugSnake plotting mass genocide. Although for the latter, he's started playing roles in the style of Shyamalan more often since moving to L.A.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Funimation lost the license for the series in late 2016, meaning it can no longer stream the series or sell the [=DVDs=].


* DoingItForTheArt: ''Decode'' was commercially unsuccessful, but still produced a second season of excellent quality. Sadly, it looks like the series will have another cliffhanger ending.

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* DoingItForTheArt: ''Decode'' was commercially unsuccessful, but still produced a second season of excellent quality. Sadly, it looks like the series will have another cliffhanger ending.ending.
* NoBudget: A borderline case. Second season budget was significantly affected with the commercial failure of the first one, with a lot of cutting corner techniques applied to compensate. The artstyle is much more simplified, with infamously sketchy episodes 7 and 12 (the very ''final'' one) and regular lapses in animation all around entire season, with only simple static cues suggesting actual action. Those lapses are extremely jarring when compared with fluid and detailed animation of the first season.


* Creator/{{Funimation}} licensed the television series, while CentralParkMedia originally licensed the OVA.

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* Creator/{{Funimation}} licensed the television series, while CentralParkMedia Creator/CentralParkMedia originally licensed the OVA.OVA.
* BigNameFan: Creator/ZackSnyder has stated that he's a fan of the series and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpiBaKiYcdE cited it]] as an influence for ''Film/ManOfSteel''--[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZjbNhLODKU and sure enough]], people have compared the fight between Superman and Zod at the end of ''Man of Steel'' to the [[spoiler: fight between Birdy and Nataru at the end of season 2 of ''Decode''.]]


* DoingItForTheArt: ''Decode'' was commercially unsuccessful, but still produced a second season of excellent quality. Sadly, it looks like the series will have another cliffhanger ending.
* HeyItsThatVoice
** Birdy was voiced by Creator/KotonoMitsuishi in the Japanese version of the OVA and by future ''Series/TheRealHousewives of New York'' star Alex [=McCord=] in the English dub. In ''Decode'', she was voiced by Creator/SaekoChiba in the Japanese version and by Creator/LuciChristian in the English dub.
** Tsutomu was voiced Creator/TetsuyaIwanaga in the OVA and by Creator/MiyuIrino in ''Decode.'' Creator/MicahSolusod is his voice in the English dub of ''Decode''.
** Creator/AkioOhtsuka voiced Gomez in the OVA. In ''Decode'', Gomez was vocied by Creator/UnshoIshizuka.
** Creator/MasayaMatsukaze voiced Nataru in the Japanese version of ''Decode''. In English, Nataru is Creator/EricVale.
** F-ing [[Creator/NorioWakamoto NORIO WAKAMOTO]] as Skeletsuo. Minor role, but still, IT'S HIM!!
*** And Skeletsuo's English dub VA is Creator/ChristopherSabat.
** Christella Revi is voiced by Creator/MakoHyoudou in both the OVA and ''Decode'' and in the English dub of ''Decode'' by Creator/MonicaRial.
** Natsumi was voiced by Creator/{{Yukana}} in the OVA, Creator/KanaeIto in in the Japanese dub of ''Decode'', and Creator/CheramiLeigh is the English dub of ''Decode''.
** Sayaka was voiced by Creator/MaayaSakamoto in the Japanese dub of ''Decode'' and by Creator/BrinaPalencia in the English dub version.
** Hazumi was voiced by Creator/TomokoMaruo in the OVA, Creator/MikakoTakahashi in the Japanese dub of ''Decode'' and Creator/JamieMarchi in the English dub.
** Shyamalan is Creator/KenichiSuzumura in the Japanese dub of ''Decode'' and Creator/ToddHaberkorn in the English dub.
** Shoko is voiced by Creator/AyakoKawasumi in the Japanese dub of ''Decode'' and Creator/MaxeyWhitehead in the English dub.

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* DoingItForTheArt: ''Decode'' was commercially unsuccessful, but still produced a second season of excellent quality. Sadly, it looks like the series will have another cliffhanger ending.
* HeyItsThatVoice
** Birdy was voiced by Creator/KotonoMitsuishi in the Japanese version of the OVA and by future ''Series/TheRealHousewives of New York'' star Alex [=McCord=] in the English dub. In ''Decode'', she was voiced by Creator/SaekoChiba in the Japanese version and by Creator/LuciChristian in the English dub.
** Tsutomu was voiced Creator/TetsuyaIwanaga in the OVA and by Creator/MiyuIrino in ''Decode.'' Creator/MicahSolusod is his voice in the English dub of ''Decode''.
** Creator/AkioOhtsuka voiced Gomez in the OVA. In ''Decode'', Gomez was vocied by Creator/UnshoIshizuka.
** Creator/MasayaMatsukaze voiced Nataru in the Japanese version of ''Decode''. In English, Nataru is Creator/EricVale.
** F-ing [[Creator/NorioWakamoto NORIO WAKAMOTO]] as Skeletsuo. Minor role, but still, IT'S HIM!!
*** And Skeletsuo's English dub VA is Creator/ChristopherSabat.
** Christella Revi is voiced by Creator/MakoHyoudou in both the OVA and ''Decode'' and in the English dub of ''Decode'' by Creator/MonicaRial.
** Natsumi was voiced by Creator/{{Yukana}} in the OVA, Creator/KanaeIto in in the Japanese dub of ''Decode'', and Creator/CheramiLeigh is the English dub of ''Decode''.
** Sayaka was voiced by Creator/MaayaSakamoto in the Japanese dub of ''Decode'' and by Creator/BrinaPalencia in the English dub version.
** Hazumi was voiced by Creator/TomokoMaruo in the OVA, Creator/MikakoTakahashi in the Japanese dub of ''Decode'' and Creator/JamieMarchi in the English dub.
** Shyamalan is Creator/KenichiSuzumura in the Japanese dub of ''Decode'' and Creator/ToddHaberkorn in the English dub.
** Shoko is voiced by Creator/AyakoKawasumi in the Japanese dub of ''Decode'' and Creator/MaxeyWhitehead in the English dub.
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