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The Big O 

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In a futuristic city with lost memories, an expert negotiator fights threats to the city with the help of an android and his own giant robot.

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Hajime Yatate
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Series cast summary:
Mitsuru Miyamoto Mitsuru Miyamoto ...  Roger Smith 26 episodes, 1999-2003
Steve Blum ...  Roger Smith 26 episodes, 1999-2003
Akiko Yajima ...  R. Dorothy Wayneright / ... 25 episodes, 1999-2003
Motomu Kiyokawa Motomu Kiyokawa ...  Norman Burg 25 episodes, 1999-2003
Tesshô Genda ...  Dan Dastun 25 episodes, 1999-2003
Lia Sargent ...  R. Dorothy Wayneright / ... 25 episodes, 1999-2003
Peter Lurie ...  Dan Dastun 25 episodes, 1999-2003
Emi Shinohara ...  Angel 19 episodes, 1999-2003
Wendee Lee ...  Angel / ... 19 episodes, 1999-2003
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Alex Rosewater 16 episodes, 1999-2003
Michael Forest ...  Alex Rosewater 16 episodes, 1999-2003
Alan Oppenheimer ...  Norman Burg 13 episodes, 2003
Milton James ...  Norman Burg 12 episodes, 1999-2000
Jamieson Price ...  Big Ear / ... 12 episodes, 1999-2003
Shinpachi Tsuji Shinpachi Tsuji ...  Big Ear 11 episodes, 1999-2003
Ezra Weisz Ezra Weisz ...  Additional Voices / ... 11 episodes, 1999-2003
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Storyline

Roger Smith acts as a negotiator in a city where everyone has lost their memories and keep it that way. When he isn't helping hostage situations, he's saving the day in a giant robot known as Big O. Although Roger has no idea why the "megadeus" (Big O) responds to his commands or why his butler seems to be a master at fixing the high tech machine, he starts to question the forgotten past after the events started by an unsual case involving an android called R Dorothy. While he and Dorothy begin a Henry Higgins/Eliza Dolittle style of friendship, villains and mysterious characters enter with clues leading up to something that may bring out an emotion Roger has tried to fight all of his known life - fear. Written by Max Vaughn

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One part Batman, one part robot, all hero See more »


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

2 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big O See more »

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(26 episodes)

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Trivia

The opening credits with a "radioactive liquid" background with black silhouettes is based on the opening credits of the Japanese sci-fi TV classic, Urutora sebun (1967) (considered the best of the Ultra Series by fans). See more »

Quotes

R. Dorothy Wayneright: Aren't you cold?
Roger Smith: Oh, hello, Dorothy. Are you now worried about my health?
R. Dorothy Wayneright: Not really.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits at the end of the first episode, Roger is shown sitting alone on a large hourglass. After R. Dorothy joins his household, subsequent episodes show them sitting together. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Super Robot Wars Z3: Tengoku-Hen (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

BIG-O!
Opening theme (first season)
Performed by Rui Nagai
Lyrics, music and arrangement by Rui Nagai
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Great but Short Series
25 April 2001 | by Fury9033See all my reviews

This series is extremely well crafted. They have commented on Cartoon Network that this show is mix of Batman: The Animated Series and Blade Runner.

It is, but more. This show showcases true hardcore Science Fiction world, with mysteries, drama and element of imagination that hasn't been seen in rather long time. Dark look on the future, what may happen.

Also resurrects old Giant Robot theme, which has virtually disappeared from American Television.

However, the show as it show now, in April, is lacking in only one thing.

A ending.

The show was released without any additional episodes. Only 13 and blunt and sudden ending. We can only hope that more episodes will released soon.


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