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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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)
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 Dan Dastun (25 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 R. Dorothy Wayneright / ... (25 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Dan Dastun (25 episodes, 1999-2003)
Emi Shinohara ...
 Angel (19 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Angel / ... (19 episodes, 1999-2003)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
 Alex Rosewater (16 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Alex Rosewater (16 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Norman Burg (13 episodes, 2003)
Milton James ...
 Norman Burg (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Big Ear / ... (12 episodes, 1999-2003)
Shinpachi Tsuji ...
 Big Ear (11 episodes, 1999-2003)
Ezra Weisz ...
 Additional Voices / ... (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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There's a new giant robot on the block. See more »


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Dorothy wears a size 3 dress. ("Daemonseed") See more »

Quotes

Alan Gabriel: But I haven't killed him yet!
Schwarzwald: You! You contain the foolishness of both man and machine!
Alan Gabriel: Shut up!
Schwarzwald: It chooses one who uses the power of God created by man, one who is able to arrive at one truth! That's not the case with you!
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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: The Big O and Trigun (2013) See more »

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and FOREVER...
Ending theme
Performed by Robbie Danzie with Naoki Takao
Lyrics by Chie
Music and arrangement by Ken Shima
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Cast in the name of God, ye not Guilty
5 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

The Big O is one of the most creative efforts to ever come out of Japan. Combining the rather dark style of Batman: The Animated Series in animation, the giant robot action of yesteryear, and combining some really surrealistic elements, it manages to entertain such people. It is not your fast paced show with action at every minute, but it has rather impressive fight sequences with cleverly designed mechs I might add. Then you add the rather interesting characters that somehow develop during it's 13 episode run, and you've got a rather impressive series.

It's not for everybody, but I'd recommend Big O to even the most avid fan of animation.

The only bad part is that it's only 13 episodes and it stops rather abruptly, so let's hope it can get more soon.


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