The Big O
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The Big O

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Japanese: Theビッグオー


Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 26, 1999 to Sep 26, 2001
Genre: Action Action
Serialization: Magazine-Z
Authors: Yatate, Hajime (Story), Ariga, Hitoshi (Art)


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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)


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
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 ...

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