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The Big O: :  -- 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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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
2 April 2001 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Good guys still wear black See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary »
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User Reviews:
Anime for beginners or veterans See more (13 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 16 of 72)
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 ... 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)
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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Series Directed by
Ikurô Satô (9 episodes, 1999-2003)
Tetsuya Watanabe (6 episodes, 1999-2003)
Toru Kitahata (5 episodes, 1999-2003)
Akira Yoshimura (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Writing credits
Lia Sargent (26 episodes, 1999-2003)
Chiaki Konaka (18 episodes, 1999-2003)
Hajime Yatate (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Kei'ichi Hasegawa (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Masanao Akahoshi (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Shin Yoshida (2 episodes, 2000)

Series Produced by
Sean Akins .... executive producer: Williams Street (13 episodes, 2003)
Jason DeMarco .... executive producer: Williams Street (13 episodes, 2003)
Hisanori Kunisaki .... assistant producer: Bandai Visual (2 episodes, 1999)

Sawako Furuya .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Ken Iyadomi .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Haruyo Kanesaku .... producer (unknown episodes)
Satoshi Kanuma .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Yutaka Maseba .... producer (unknown episodes)
Charles McCarter .... producer (unknown episodes)
Eiji Sashida .... producer (unknown episodes)
Tsutomu Sugita .... producer (unknown episodes)
Chieo Ôhashi .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Toshihiko Sahashi (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Tomoaki Tsurubuchi (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Kei'ichi Sato (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Masaru Ota (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Tomoki Nakayama .... production manager (1 episode, 1999)
Taiga Todoroki .... production manager (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Toru Kitahata .... assistant director / assistant episode director (2 episodes, 1999)
Masakazu Obara .... assistant director / assistant episode director (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Art Department
Kazuyoshi Katayama .... storyboard artist (15 episodes, 1999-2003)
Tetsuya Watanabe .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2000-2003)
Akihiko Yamashita .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Umanosuke Iida .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Yukio Ageta .... sculptures (2 episodes, 1999)
Takeshi Hamasaki .... sculptures (2 episodes, 1999)
Zanzô Magaki .... design assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
Yoshikazu Miyao .... design assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
Max Watanabe .... sculptures: Max Factory (2 episodes, 1999)
Katsumi Teratô .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Sound Department
Yôta Tsuruoka .... sound director (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Phil Brewster .... sound re-recording mixer / sound mixer (8 episodes, 1999-2003)
Shôji Hata .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1999)
Tôru Noguchi .... sound effects editor / sound effects editor: Anime Sound (2 episodes, 1999)
Yoshimi Sugiyama .... sound manager / sound production supervisor (2 episodes, 1999)

Michael McCarty .... adr engineer / sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Yutaka Hoshiba .... special effects / special effects artist: Marix (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Hiroshi Fukuda .... camera operator: Asahi Production (2 episodes, 1999)
Nobumasa Hanai .... camera operator: Asahi Production (2 episodes, 1999)
Mitsugu Hatori .... camera operator: Asahi Production (2 episodes, 1999)
Satoru Ichikawa .... camera operator: Asahi Production (2 episodes, 1999)
Shigemi Ogawa .... camera operator: Asahi Production (2 episodes, 1999)
Hidekatsu Oishi .... camera operator: Asahi Production (2 episodes, 1999)
Hidekazu Shin'ya .... camera operator: Asahi Production (2 episodes, 1999)
Yoshio Sugisawa .... camera operator: Asahi Production (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Animation Department
Madoka Hirayama .... animation director (8 episodes, 1999-2003)
Kenji Hayama .... animation director / animator (7 episodes, 1999-2003)
Tsutomu Suzuki .... mechanical animation director / animator / ... (7 episodes, 1999-2003)
Kumi Horii .... animation director (6 episodes, 1999-2003)
Hirofumi Masuda .... mechanical animation director / animator (6 episodes, 1999-2003)
Ryûji Shiromae .... mechanical animation director (5 episodes, 1999-2003)
Takuro Shinbo .... animation director / animation director: Nakamura Production (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Kohei Yoneyama .... mechanical animation director / mechanical animation director: Nakamura Production (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Yoshinobu Andô .... mechanical animation director (4 episodes, 2003)
Morifumi Naka .... mechanical animation director (3 episodes, 2000)
Tôru Yoshida .... mechanical animation director (3 episodes, 2003)
Keiko Abu .... inbetween artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Atsushi Aono .... animator (2 episodes, 1999)
Takashi Hyôdô .... animator (2 episodes, 1999)
Yasuzô Iino .... animator (2 episodes, 1999)
Tetsu Inoue .... animator (2 episodes, 1999)
Kôichi Iwanaga .... inbetween artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Yoshiko Kishi .... assistant cel painter (2 episodes, 1999)
Eiji Komatsu .... animator (2 episodes, 1999)
Tsutomu Miyazawa .... mechanical animation director / animator (2 episodes, 1999)
Tsunenobu Nozaki .... animator (2 episodes, 1999)
Minoru Okabe .... animator / inbetween checker (2 episodes, 1999)
Yukie Sako .... animator (2 episodes, 1999)
Teizô Shimada .... inbetween artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Yoshiko Terada .... inbetween artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Kazuyo Tominaga .... inbetween artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Yukie Tsutsumi .... inbetween artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Chihiro Yagyû .... inbetween artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Midori Yamamoto .... inbetween artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Hiromitsu Morishita .... animation director (2 episodes, 2003)
Hiroshi Takeuchi .... animation director (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Other crew
Tatsuya Hoshino .... production support (2 episodes, 1999)
Isao Minegishi .... production desk (2 episodes, 1999)
Manabu Nakamura .... planning supervisor (2 episodes, 1999)
Kanayo Saho .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
Junko Somemiya .... program manager: WOWOW (2 episodes, 1999)
Michiko Suzuki .... program publicist: WOWOW (2 episodes, 1999)
Takayuki Yoshida .... public relations (2 episodes, 1999)

David Fleming .... translator: English dub (unknown episodes)
Mary Mason .... adr script: English dub (unknown episodes)
Lia Sargent .... adr script: English dub (unknown episodes)
Kevin Seymour .... adr director (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Big O" - USA (cable TV title)
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Runtime:
30 min (26 episodes)
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Certification:
Australia:M (DVD rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | New Zealand:M | Singapore:PG | UK:12
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Did You Know?

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:What exactly are you? A human? An android just like me? I'm unable to determine what you are.
Alan Gabriel:I'm the boogeyman!
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Anime for beginners or veterans, 22 June 2005
Author: space_hog from Columbus, OH

The Big O. An anime series that has appeal to those that don't like anime. But don't be fooled! The series can be appreciated by anyone that has half a brain. I will give you three reasons to see The Big O for yourself: #1: The characters. Each one unique, and they all interact with each other very well. The voice actors for the English version are superb. It is hard to believe that the series was originally in Japanese.

#2. The depth. The series is as deep as any I have seen which makes it good for second and third viewings. There are subtle nuances that really set this series apart. The depth you will find in The Big O is impressive, but it is a show that you can enjoy completely on the surface as well.

#3. The music. The soundtrack for this series is simply breathtaking. Of course there are some tracks that are a little silly, but they fit the scenes well. The main tracks are ones that will rope you into the series even if you don't like the story. Finding music of this quality is not common at all.

The only thing I regret about this series is that more people haven't seen it. I would love it if this series was one that all people at least tried out. Then maybe the producers would make additional acts for our viewing pleasure. The story is left open for additional seasons to be added, let's hope that they do.

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