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)
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 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: Big Fau! Showtime!
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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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Referenced in Anime Abandon: Pilot Candidate and Blue Gender (2013) See more »

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BIG-O!
Opening theme (first season)
Performed by Rui Nagai
Lyrics, music and arrangement by Rui Nagai
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The Big O is once again a big success with this great series
17 October 2003 | by (california) – See all my reviews

Well 13 new episodes arrived in August and I have to say theyre are the same level or higher than the first 13.

Roger and Dorothy combat new enemies including copycats of Big O and Roger must again combat his former enemies and learns that his memories as a child in Paradigm city.

The only real complaint is that the son of a bitch, City Executive from last season is now portrayed as this wuzzy, weaking who didnt get along with his dad. LOL Who the hell cares besides that. The new episodes are great, they answer some question and leave a couple open.


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