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The Big O

The Big O

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Paradigm City, a city of amnesia and a place of belonging. It remains populated by forgotten pasts and the ruins of their labors due to a calamity 40 years ago. Shrouded in a fog-like mystery, it is up to people like Roger Smith to shine a light through the mist. Acting as a professional negotiator and suave agent, Roger is a self-tailored ladies man whose only love is for funeral black. However, as he gets deeply involved with his clients, what often starts as a simple negotiation evolves into Roger saving Paradigm from crime and peril. In the process, Roger stumbles even deeper into the untold folds of the city. As a rule, things are hardly ever as they appear. Serving as gray knight in a gray world, Roger is not without allies. By his side are Norman, a loyal and widely skilled butler, and Dorothy, a human-like android with deadpan snark. Together with the relic Big O, a jet-black mecha of gargantuan size and weight, they help Roger serve iron justice to Paradigm's lurking villains as he discovers the truth about 40 years ago.

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Information

English: The Big O
Japanese: THEビッグオー
Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 13, 1999 to Mar 27, 2003
Premiered: Fall 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Bandai Visual
Licensors: Bandai Entertainment, Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Psychological, Mecha
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio

Staff

Yutaka Maseba – Producer
Kazuyoshi Katayama – Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Screenplay
Youta Tsuruoka – Sound Director
Tooru Kitahata – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Big-O!” by Rui Nagai (3-13)
OP2: “Respect” by Sahashi (15-20, 22-25)
ED1: “And Forever…” by Robbie Danzie with Naoki Takao
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Dirt_Claude

Gotta love those hammer elbows. Stylish and engaging, but some find the ending leaves a lot to be desired. Get the Batman Animated vibes.

BloodStarGeneral

A classic in my eyes. Roger is still one of the best anime protagonists and It’s like batman and gundam had a baby. A must watch.

JohnnyVibin

This got me thinking man

RogerSmith2004

Marries film noir and mecha excellently. Can get a bit convoluted (especially in season 2), but highly entertaining and introspective.

Alice

A very unique almost western mystery/mecha anime. It stumbles some but overall I’d say it’s very worth giving a try.

Nervous_Condition

Fun giant robot show, then it gets weird. (also awesome)

Sebdistic

Was promising as it had a nice “cool” vibe to it with the soundtrack and overall western feel. Then it becomes too confusing than it should

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    “When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.” – Dr Hiruluk, One Piece

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