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The Big O

The Big O

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Japanese: Theビッグオー

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Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 1999 to Oct 2001
Genres: Action
Authors: Yatate, Hajime (Story), Ariga, Hitoshi (Art)
Serialization: Magazine-Z

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Score: 7.211 (scored by 292 users)
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Ranked: #65502
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Popularity: #7556
Members: 908
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Synopsis

The official comic adaptation of Bandai's Cartoon Network hit, a stylish "manga meets film noir" story which goes BEYOND the plot of the TV series!

Paradigm City is the city of amnesia—40 years ago, SOMETHING happened that wiped out the memories of the residents, forcing them to recreate their culture from scattered fragments.

In this world only 40 years old, Roger Smith is a negotiator—a go-between for police, citizens and criminals in high-risk diplomatic situations. But something else survives from the forgotten past. They are the MegaDeuses—giant robots created by the city's former inhabitants, or perhaps by the forgetful citizens themselves. When crime and madness strike, Roger Smith brings the guilty to justice with the giant robot called THE BIG O.

(Source: Viz)

Background

The Big O was published in English by VIZ Media as a montly comic from March 2002 to June 2003, for a total of 17 issues. The compiled books were published from November 5, 2002 to April 7, 2004.

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Oct 1, 2014
Astros (All reviews)
Produced alongside the anime variant, this manga is just that, a variant. Not to be confused by the synopsis quote "Which goes BEYOND the plot of the TV series!". It's a story that goes beyond it fully, being a new story all to itself, but still based on Keiichi Sato's concept designs. If you're starting it with the impression of learning more about the anime you may end up, dissatisfied. With that cleared up I'll attempt to review The Big O without comparing it to the anime.

With the same plot, it features Roger Smith. The top negotiator of Paradigm City, a city which lost it's read more

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