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The Big O

The Big O

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Big O Roger, Big O
Japanese: THEビッグオー

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 13, 1999 to Mar 27, 2003
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.561 (scored by 15302 users)
Ranked: #12732
Popularity: #912
Members: 30,319
Favorites: 393
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action mecha sci-fi

Synopsis

Paradigm City is a place without a past. 40 years ago, something happened that wiped the memories of everyone in it. Unfortunately, the people of Paradigm City were very busy before then, making Megadueses (giant robots) and monsters. People who were born after the memory wipe are gaining/recovering memories of the past and using them to build newer threats. With the help of The Big O (a faithful giant robot), his butler Norman and the android Dorothy, Roger Smith keeps Paradigm City safe. As problems mount and more memories surface, Roger's past and Paradigm's future begin to become suspect...

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Adaptation: The Big O

Characters & Voice Actors

Burg, Norman
Burg, Norman
Main
Kiyokawa, Motomu
Japanese
Kiyokawa, Motomu
James, Milton
English
James, Milton
...
Rosewater, Angel
Rosewater, Angel
Main
Lee, Wendee
English
Lee, Wendee
Shinohara, Emi
Japanese
Shinohara, Emi
...
Smith, Roger
Smith, Roger
Main
Blum, Steven
English
Blum, Steven
Miyamoto, Mitsuru
Japanese
Miyamoto, Mitsuru
Wayneright, R. Dorothy
Wayneright, R. Dorothy
Main
Yajima, Akiko
Japanese
Yajima, Akiko
Sargent, Lia
English
Sargent, Lia
...

Staff

Katayama, Kazuyoshi
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Screenplay
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Okamoto, Hideki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nakamura, Kenji
Episode Director



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Feb 27, 2008
Huntsman
BIG O was a unique show, with a good concept. Having everyone in the worlds memories erased and no one knows what happened, but everyone has clued inside of their minds. It reminds me a little of the movie DARK CITY. It had a nice twist on the Giant Robot anime, instead focusing on the characters and story. The story was great, you couldn't stop watching. All the twists and turns along the way in search of the what happened forty years ago. The story and characters were the best part of the show. The music was great, the animation was pretty good, and the read more
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Nov 18, 2007
JackCox
Yes, I understand I'm again writing a very excellent review from this one, I did dock it one for art because there were some slight animation issues in some parts of the show. But really I did enjoy this show.

First of all, if you are a mecha fan, you may be sorely dissapointed with this show, it has much more of a mystery feel to it and the Mecha fights may not be to your liking.

However, if your not a hard-core mecha fan like me but can appreciate the art-form of Mecha, you will likely enjoy this.

The main reason I love this show was because read more
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Recommendations

If you like surreal shows about giant robots in a dreary, post-apocalyptic setting, ho boy, have I got the show for you.
It's futuristic in nature and has the same "overcast", melancholly tone to it. The characters are increadibly similar to eachother;

Spike Spiegel and Roger Smith (both voiced by Stephen Blum in English) are both cool and collected characters with beloved allies that annoy them to no end.

Faye Valentine and Angel (both voiced by Wendee Lee in English) are both selfish women looking to restore their lost memories and who become unwillingly in love with the main character.

Both fantastic.
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Opening Theme

#1: "Big-O!" by Rui Nagai (3-13)
#2: "Respect" by Sahashi (15-20, 22-25)

Ending Theme

"And Forever..." by Robbie Danzie with Naoki Takao

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