The Big O

The Big O

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The Big O is a TV series that debuted in Japan in 1999. Directed by Kazuyoshi Katayama, the production staff includes writer Chiaki J. Konaka, character/mecha designer Keiichi Satou and composer Toshihiko Sahashi. Taking inspiration from the aesthetic of Batman: The Animated Series, the story is set in Paradigm City, a bustling metropolis that experienced a mysterious event 40 years ago that caused everyone to lose their memories. The story focuses on Roger Smith, a top Negotiator who pilots the MegaDeus robot known as Big O. The initial Japanese broadcast was not successful, but its popularity on Adult Swim led to the creation of a second season titled The Big O II. The series was initially released by Bandai Entertainment and has since been re-licensed by Sentai Filmworks.

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Director:
Kazuyoshi Katayama

Writer(s):
Chiaki J. Konaka
Kazuyoshi Katayama
Keiichi Hasegawa
Masanao Akahoshi
Shin Yoshida

Mechanical Designer:
Keiichi Satou

Character Designer:
Keiichi Satou

Musical Composer:
Toshihiko Sahashi

Airdates:
Japan 10.13.1999 – 01.19.2000 (S1); 01.02.2003 – 03.23.2003 (S2)
U.S. 04.02.2001 – 04.18.2001 (S1); 08.03.2003 – 11.02.2003 (S2)

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