The Big O (1999–2003)

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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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Series cast summary:
Mitsuru Miyamoto ...
 Roger Smith (26 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Roger Smith (26 episodes, 1999-2003)
Akiko Yajima ...
 R. Dorothy Wayneright / ... (25 episodes, 1999-2003)
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)
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 Alex Rosewater (16 episodes, 1999-2003)
...
 Norman Burg (13 episodes, 2003)
Ezra Weisz ...
 Additional Voices / ... (13 episodes, 1999-2003)
Milton James ...
 Norman Burg (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jamieson Price ...
 Big Ear / ... (12 episodes, 1999-2003)
Shinpachi Tsuji ...
 Big Ear (11 episodes, 1999-2003)
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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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Background music based on the original score from the UK science-fiction series UFO (1969). See more »

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Alex Rosewater: This world has a New Order now! It has a new *God*!
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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 »

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Featured in Anime Abandon: Top 20 Greatest Giant Robots (2013) See more »

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Big-O! Show Must Go On
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Performed by Rui Nagai
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Great but Short Series
25 April 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See 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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