History Anime / TheBigO

20th Nov '17 10:35:14 AM Redkun
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Paradigm City is a strange metropolis that seems to be a cross between a FilmNoir UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}} and a City of the Future. Forty years ago, its inhabitants were struck by a mysterious case of amnesia that robbed them of their past and sense of self. Yet life continues on, and the people of Paradigm City have come to a sense of peace with their lost history.

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Paradigm City is a strange metropolis that seems to be a cross between a FilmNoir UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}} and a City of the Future. Forty years ago, its inhabitants were struck by a mysterious case of amnesia that robbed them of their past and sense of self. Yet life continues on, and the people of Paradigm City have come adapted to a sense of peace with their lost new lives without a history.
20th Nov '17 10:34:35 AM Redkun
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Forty years ago, amnesia struck all the inhabitants of Paradigm City, a strange metropolis that seems to be 75% FilmNoir UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}} and 25% City of the Future. In the decades since, life has gone on, despite the loss of history, the loss of past, and the loss of self which has struck each and every inhabitant.

Roger Smith is one of them. A former member of the Military Police, Roger now makes his living as a negotiator (a combination of private investigator and professional go-between). It's a job that pays well, as the penthouse atop his private building proves. Roger has been described as half [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]], half Franchise/JamesBond -- but when negotiations fail, he has something else to fall back on: The Big O, a giant battle robot (known in this show as a "Megadeus" -- pronounced "mega-deuce" in the English dub and "Mega-day-oos" in the original Japanese) that he stores in the abandoned subway tunnels under the city.

And fall back on it Roger must; after forty years, lost secrets and forgotten memories are returning, and all manner of threats to Paradigm City and its people are coming with them. Aided by his butler Norman and the sarcastic (and opinionated) android girl R. Dorothy Waynewright -- along with (occasionally) his former commanding officer in the police, Major Dan Dastun, and the mysterious and beautiful free agent who tells Roger to just call her "Angel" -- Roger faces off against monstrous forces from all manner of enemies while simultaneously pursuing the truth behind Paradigm City's lost history.

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Forty years ago, amnesia struck all the inhabitants of Paradigm City, City is a strange metropolis that seems to be 75% a cross between a FilmNoir UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}} and 25% a City of the Future. In the decades since, Forty years ago, its inhabitants were struck by a mysterious case of amnesia that robbed them of their past and sense of self. Yet life has gone continues on, despite the loss of history, the loss of past, and the loss people of self which has struck each and every inhabitant.

Paradigm City have come to a sense of peace with their lost history.

Roger Smith is a "negotiator" living in Paradigm City: part-PrivateDetective, part-professional go-between. Roger is one of them. A former member of the Military Police, Roger now makes most trusted and well-paid men in his living as a negotiator (a combination of private investigator and professional go-between). It's a job that pays well, as the penthouse atop his private building proves. Roger has been described as half [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]], half Franchise/JamesBond -- but when field. Yet if negotiations fail, break down or a disaster threatens the peace of the city, he has something else to fall back on: The Big O, one hell of an ace up his sleeve: the "Big O", a giant [[HumongousMecha titanic battle robot (known in this show robot]] officially classified as a "Megadeus" -- pronounced "mega-deuce" in the English dub and "Mega-day-oos" in the original Japanese) that he stores in the abandoned subway tunnels under the city.

And fall back on it Roger must; after
"megadeus".

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forty years, lost something is causing the secrets and forgotten memories are returning, and buried within Paradigm to break through to the surface. With the aid of an eclectic group of characters, Roger must fight to protect the people of Paradigm against all manner of threats to Paradigm City and its people are coming with them. Aided by his butler Norman and the sarcastic (and opinionated) android girl R. Dorothy Waynewright -- along with (occasionally) his former commanding officer in the police, Major Dan Dastun, and the mysterious and beautiful free agent who tells Roger to just call her "Angel" -- Roger faces off against monstrous forces from all manner of enemies threats while simultaneously pursuing the truth behind Paradigm City's within the city's lost history.
5th Oct '17 2:44:50 PM barretxiii
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* HisNameIs: In his final moments [[spoiler: the spirit of Schwartzwald, inhabiting Big Duo as it flies mindlessly upwards]] begins monologuing about the truth of Paradigm City and the nature of the memories, and is about to reveal everything the rest of the cast (and audience) has been dying to know since Act 1... Only to meet an abrupt end when [[spoiler: Big Duo crashes into the massive stage light rigging above Paradigm City]].
27th Sep '17 5:12:35 PM KZN02
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* RealRobot: The Megadei, especially the titular Big O, straddle the line between this and SuperRobot. While shown to be much bigger than reality would allow, they're all incredibly big, bulky, and slow with the amount of mass they carry. When Big O is knocked over, Roger literally has NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup when it comes to getting back on his feet; the classic SuperRobot staple attacks are used sparingly; [[spoiler:Big Fau]] is the only mech to have a RocketPunch (and firing them means it's permanently lost its hands and arms); and the one time [[spoiler:Big O]] uses [[spoiler:'Final Stage', the chest-mounted WaveMotionGun]], it has to anchor itself into the ground, and the energy output is so great the weapon destroys itself in the act of firing.

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* RealRobot: The Megadei, especially the titular Big O, straddle the line between this and SuperRobot. While shown to be much bigger than reality would allow, they're all incredibly big, bulky, and slow with the amount of mass they carry. When Big O is knocked over, Roger literally has NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup when it comes to getting back on his feet; the classic SuperRobot staple attacks are used sparingly; [[spoiler:Big Fau]] is the only mech to have a RocketPunch (and firing them means it's permanently lost its hands and arms); and the one time [[spoiler:Big O]] uses [[spoiler:'Final Stage', the chest-mounted WaveMotionGun]], [[AnchoredAttackStance it has to anchor itself into the ground, ground]], and the energy output is so great the weapon destroys itself in the act of firing.
11th Jul '17 4:31:15 AM NightShade96
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** Alex Rosewater is more of a subversion- rather than being based on anyone from the Batman mythos, he seems very much modeled after Lex Luthor. DC themselves may well have acknowledged this- the scene from SupermanDoomsday where Lex watches the brawl between Superman and Doomsday is almost a shot-for-shot remake of Rosewater watching Big Duo battling Big O.

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** Alex Rosewater is more of a subversion- subversion -- rather than being based on anyone from the Batman mythos, he seems very much modeled after Lex Luthor. DC themselves may well have acknowledged this- this -- the scene from SupermanDoomsday ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'' where Lex watches the brawl between Superman and Doomsday is almost a shot-for-shot remake of Rosewater watching Big Duo battling Big O.
23rd Jun '17 10:30:18 PM CaptNoDad
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Forty years ago, amnesia struck all the inhabitants of Paradigm City, a strange metropolis that seems to be 75% FilmNoir UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}} and 25% City Of The Future. In the decades since, life has gone on, despite the loss of history, the loss of past, and the loss of self which has struck each and every inhabitant.

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Forty years ago, amnesia struck all the inhabitants of Paradigm City, a strange metropolis that seems to be 75% FilmNoir UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}} and 25% City Of The of the Future. In the decades since, life has gone on, despite the loss of history, the loss of past, and the loss of self which has struck each and every inhabitant.



''The Big O'' was created by Creator/{{Sunrise}} studios and premiered in Japan in October 1999. Though originally planned as a 26 episodes series, low viewership in Japan meant that production was ceased after only 13 had been completed. The series fared better internationally however, where it received a very positive reception after airing on on Creator/CartoonNetwork in April 2001. This caught the network's attention and as a result they offered Sunrise and Bandai Visual to join as co-producers on a second season, consisting of the 13 unproduced episodes, which starting airing in Japan in January 2003 and in August that year the US.

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''The Big O'' was created by Creator/{{Sunrise}} studios and premiered in Japan in October 1999. Though originally planned as a 26 episodes series, low viewership in Japan meant that production was ceased after only 13 had been completed. The series fared better internationally internationally, however, where it received a very positive reception after airing on on Creator/CartoonNetwork in April 2001. This caught the network's attention and as a result they offered Sunrise and Bandai Visual to join as co-producers on a second season, consisting of the 13 unproduced episodes, which starting airing in Japan in January 2003 and in August that year the US.



Not to be confused with [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam The O]]. Or big-O notation in mathematics or computer science. Or the tire store. Or the FanNickname for the Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Or the common nickname for legendary 1960s NBA player Oscar Robertson. Or Music/RoyOrbison. Or TheImmodestOrgasm. Or BigNo, either. And try not to mistake the sixth DVD, "The Big O: Missing Pieces" for Creator/ShelSilverstein's book ''The Missing Piece Meets the Big O''. The name actually seems to be one of the many religious references (like "Behemoth and Leviathan") that appear in the show, in this case to "Alpha and Omega" - the name of the Greek letter "Omega" literally means "Big O", in contrast with Omicron (O-Micron), which means "little O".

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Not to be confused with [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam The O]]. Or big-O notation in mathematics or computer science. Or the tire store. Or the FanNickname for the Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Or the common nickname for legendary 1960s NBA player Oscar Robertson. Or Music/RoyOrbison. Or TheImmodestOrgasm. Or BigNo, either. And try not to mistake the sixth DVD, "The Big O: Missing Pieces" for Creator/ShelSilverstein's book ''The Missing Piece Meets the Big O''. The name actually seems to be one of the many religious references (like "Behemoth "Behemoth" and Leviathan") "Leviathan") that appear in the show, in this case to "Alpha and Omega" - the name of the Greek letter "Omega" literally means "Big O", in contrast with Omicron (O-Micron), which means "little O".
11th Jun '17 3:14:35 PM nombretomado
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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Almost certainly by accident, R. Dorothy Wayneright has a very similar name to a character on YesMinister, Dorothy Wainwright. Go on and guess what the "Wayne" part refers too...

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Almost certainly by accident, R. Dorothy Wayneright has a very similar name to a character on YesMinister, ''Series/YesMinister'', Dorothy Wainwright. Go on and guess what the "Wayne" part refers too...
21st May '17 6:15:17 AM TotemicHero
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There is a very Japanese cultural perspective here, in that wherever Roger goes in his investigation of the Monster of the Week, the people he talks to always think it is "a god." Anything strange or inexplicable is attributed to the gods. Each of the giant robots is even explicitly referred to as a "Mega''deus''."

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There is a very Japanese cultural perspective here, in that wherever Roger goes in his investigation of the Monster of the Week, the people he talks to always think it is "a god." Anything strange or inexplicable is attributed to the gods. Each There's a reason each of the giant robots is even explicitly referred to as a "Mega''deus''."
13th May '17 11:51:17 AM nombretomado
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* KudzuPlot: ''It's like a friggin' [[KatamariDamacy katamari ball]] went through an EpilepticTree orchard''.

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* KudzuPlot: ''It's like a friggin' [[KatamariDamacy [[VideoGame/KatamariDamacy katamari ball]] went through an EpilepticTree orchard''.
30th Apr '17 12:26:01 PM nombretomado
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''The Big O'' was created by Creator/{{Sunrise}} studios and premiered in Japan in October 1999. Though originally planned as a 26 episodes series, low viewership in Japan meant that production was ceased after only 13 had been completed. The series fared better internationally however, where it received a very postive reception after airing on on Creator/CartoonNetwork in April 2001. This caught the network's attention and as a result they offered Sunrise and Bandai Visual to join as co-producers on a second season, consisting of the 13 unproduced episodes, which starting airing in Japan in January 2003 and in August that year the US.

The second season began airing on the [[UnCancelled revived]] {{Toonami}} block on July 27th of 2013, airing at 3:30 AM and joining the lineup alongside ''Anime/SwordArtOnline''. Due to its role funding the anime's revival, Creator/CartoonNetwork (indefinitely) holds exclusive airing rights to the second season.

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''The Big O'' was created by Creator/{{Sunrise}} studios and premiered in Japan in October 1999. Though originally planned as a 26 episodes series, low viewership in Japan meant that production was ceased after only 13 had been completed. The series fared better internationally however, where it received a very postive positive reception after airing on on Creator/CartoonNetwork in April 2001. This caught the network's attention and as a result they offered Sunrise and Bandai Visual to join as co-producers on a second season, consisting of the 13 unproduced episodes, which starting airing in Japan in January 2003 and in August that year the US.

The second season began airing on the [[UnCancelled revived]] {{Toonami}} Creator/{{Toonami}} block on July 27th of 2013, airing at 3:30 AM and joining the lineup alongside ''Anime/SwordArtOnline''. Due to its role funding the anime's revival, Creator/CartoonNetwork (indefinitely) holds exclusive airing rights to the second season.
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