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"The Big O" (1999) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1999-2003

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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.

Overview

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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
2 April 2001 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
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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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Cast

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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
Yota Tsuruoka .... sound director (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Phil Brewster .... sound re-recording mixer / sound mixer (8 episodes, 1999-2003)
Shoji 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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Trivia:
Background music based on the original score from the UK science-fiction series "UFO" (1969).See more »
Quotes:
Roger Smith:Big O! And action!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Big-O! Show Must Go OnSee more »

FAQ

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
This show just seemed to try to hard to make the story surprising., 8 November 2009
Author: Aaron1375

I liked this show for the most part, the main problem I had with it are the strange ending episodes of both the first and second season as it were. I was disappointed with the way the first season ended or the series wrapped up as a whole. I think the show was supposed to have ended after the first season, but Americans wanted more so it came back and was interesting again until it neared the end and once again it got a bit to muddled for my tastes. The show had it all though, James Bond kind of action and espionage and giant robots duking it out. Though most shows had a pattern of some sort of little mission for the main character Roger and then some super robot would come and he would summon his own little robot Big O and they would of course clash. Granted it does seem repetitive written here, however it played out very well and there were certainly some interesting story arcs going on. I was so interested to see how it all wrapped up, but it in the end did not work as I just thought Dorthy was not involved enough and Angel became this super important character out of nowhere. Still it looked good and for the most part most of the other episodes was very entertaining, just did not care for the cause of the strange city known as amnesia.

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