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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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Hajime Yatate
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Mitsuru Miyamoto 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 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
Milton James ...  Norman Burg 12 episodes, 1999-2000
Jamieson Price ...  Big Ear / ... 12 episodes, 1999-2003
Shinpachi Tsuji Shinpachi Tsuji ...  Big Ear 11 episodes, 1999-2003
Ezra Weisz 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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Country:

Japan

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

2 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

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Color
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Trivia

Throughout the series, a red balloon indicates the presence of a member of the Union. See more »

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Alex Rosewater: Big Fau! And action!
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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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BIG-O!
Opening theme (first season)
Performed by Rui Nagai
Lyrics, music and arrangement by Rui Nagai
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Big O, Season II: American Ending
2 November 2003 | by Robert ColtSee all my reviews

Thru pure determination, Big O has lived up to its catch phrase... "Big O, its Showtime!"

Second Season of Big O (Which should be considered a second series) has arisen due to the efforts of Cartoon Network in the United States.

The series was re-edited to be more a Big Robot show than the more sophisticated show it original was for Japanese audience.

However, despite it being changed, it still a winner of series with Season 2 coming out swinging (literally) as first episode of season 2 starts off with the battle which had begun at very end of Season 1's last episode.

However, due to Time (1998-99) Now it was redone in (2002) the series has been made bit more clearer for the American audience which is made for. Sadly the old future or direction of the show which it was going in season 1 is without a doubt has been changed radically. I believe,this is due to the limitation of 13 additional episodes for Big O. The series' timeless one off episodes which leaves a clue on what world is about and where series is going has been put into OVERDRIVE, sped up to resolve rest of the series.

(2003) Series, deals with Roger dealing with fact his life maybe not his own but of someone else, elaborate stage to relive the live of original Roger Smith and his giant Robot, Big O. Whom for some reason has been given to him to resolve the cities biggest problems.

Without spoiling anything, the series resolves itself in way that will throw a long time viewer off their rocker or throw away any ideas they've been given on what has been going on for entire 2 seasons.

The show is still a fantastic ride, even if its Americanized. It is a down right well put together. The series is a nicely done mystery/action series that will suck you in and makes you think.

If you are able to get this series on DVD, I'd grab it. Please don't let the fact original first season being re-done for American Audience scare you off. Its still down right very good show.


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