History Trivia / TheBigO

16th Jun '16 8:30:57 PM SoapheadChurch
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The reason the series has such a GainaxEnding is because Creator/AdultSwim told Sunrise that a third season was very likely. Sunrise decided to make Season 2's ending more ambiguous, expecting to have another season to explain things. Despite season 2 breaking even its budget, Adult Swim decided to focus exclusively on comedies, and a third season was never funded. This isn't helped by the fact that the second season aired inconsistently.
** Turns out this isn't actually the case at all. In a [[https://youtu.be/51efiPMmg5Q?t=7m1s 2013 interview with CHO Japan]], series creator Kazuyoshi Katayama stated that Cartoon Network had two stipulations when developing season two. One being more action, and two being to reveal the mystery of the series. However Katayama had intended from the beginning to never reveal anything, and wanted to leave the series open ended and without a conclusion. This was because he wanted The Big O to feel like a classic adventure anthology series, where the viewer could start and end with any episode, with the overall mystery and quirks being the bizarre window dressings of the setting. He did however compromise with the network on this, resulting in the strange, and inconclusive finale that answered a number of questions but opened even more.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The It is widely believed that the reason the series has such a GainaxEnding is because Creator/AdultSwim told Sunrise that a third season was very likely. Sunrise decided to make Season 2's ending more ambiguous, expecting to have another season to explain things. Despite season 2 breaking even its budget, Adult Swim decided to focus exclusively on comedies, and a third season was never funded. This isn't helped by the fact that the second season aired inconsistently.
** Turns out this isn't actually the case at all. In
inconsistently. However, in a [[https://youtu.be/51efiPMmg5Q?t=7m1s 2013 interview with CHO Japan]], series creator Kazuyoshi Katayama stated that Cartoon Network had two stipulations when developing season two. One being more action, and two being to reveal the mystery of the series. However Katayama had intended from the beginning to never reveal anything, and wanted to leave the series open ended and without a conclusion. This was because he wanted The Big O to feel like a classic adventure anthology series, where the viewer could start and end with any episode, with the overall mystery and quirks being the bizarre window dressings of the setting. He did however compromise with the network on this, resulting in the strange, and inconclusive finale that answered a number of questions but opened even more.
21st Apr '16 11:27:00 PM Anicomicgeek
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* AnimeFirst: Anime -> Manga -> Second season. As a result, some ideas from the (considerably darker) manga end up in the second season.
** The second season was then followed up by more Manga (unreleased in the US), with the purpose of tying up the manga continuity with the previously aired season.
* HeyItsThatVoice
** In the English dub:
*** [[Creator/RobertAxelrod Colonel Gaust]] is [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Lord Zedd, Finster]] and [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Armadillomon]] as well as [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Wizardmon]]!
*** [[Creator/SteveBlum Roger Smith]] is [[Anime/CowboyBebop Spike]] and [[WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen Wolverine]]
*** [[Creator/WendeeLee Angel]] is [[Anime/CowboyBebop Faye]]
*** [[Creator/CrispinFreeman Alan Gabriel]] is [[Anime/CowboyBebop the answering machine!]] (And [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]])
*** Dorothy is [[Anime/SerialExperimentsLain Chisa Yomoda]]
*** Dan Dastun is [[WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen Sabretooth]]
*** Beck is [[Manga/OutlawStar Gene]]
*** Schwarzwald is [[Anime/CodeGeass Emperor Charles Vi Britannia]]
*** In the [[TheOtherDarrin second season]], Norman is [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 Skeletor]].
** In the original Japanese:
*** [[Creator/AkikoYajima Dorothy]] is [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Relena]]
*** [[Creator/UnshoIshizuka Alex Rosewater]] is ''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Professor Oak]]''.
*** [[Creator/TesshoGenda Dastun]] is [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Sleggar Law]].
*** Norman is unsurprisingly [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Walter]].

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* AnimeFirst: Anime -> Manga -> Second season. As a result, some ideas from the (considerably darker) manga end up in the second season.
**
season. The second season was then followed up by more Manga (unreleased in the US), with the purpose of tying up the manga continuity with the previously aired season.
* HeyItsThatVoice
** In the English dub:
*** [[Creator/RobertAxelrod Colonel Gaust]] is [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Lord Zedd, Finster]] and [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Armadillomon]] as well as [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Wizardmon]]!
*** [[Creator/SteveBlum Roger Smith]] is [[Anime/CowboyBebop Spike]] and [[WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen Wolverine]]
*** [[Creator/WendeeLee Angel]] is [[Anime/CowboyBebop Faye]]
*** [[Creator/CrispinFreeman Alan Gabriel]] is [[Anime/CowboyBebop the answering machine!]] (And [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]])
*** Dorothy is [[Anime/SerialExperimentsLain Chisa Yomoda]]
*** Dan Dastun is [[WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen Sabretooth]]
*** Beck is [[Manga/OutlawStar Gene]]
*** Schwarzwald is [[Anime/CodeGeass Emperor Charles Vi Britannia]]
*** In the [[TheOtherDarrin second season]], Norman is [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 Skeletor]].
** In the original Japanese:
*** [[Creator/AkikoYajima Dorothy]] is [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Relena]]
*** [[Creator/UnshoIshizuka Alex Rosewater]] is ''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Professor Oak]]''.
*** [[Creator/TesshoGenda Dastun]] is [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Sleggar Law]].
*** Norman is unsurprisingly [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Walter]].
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* PhoenixWright looks similar to Roger Smith, except with a blue suit.
31st Mar '16 2:48:38 PM WolfThunder
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* The series has been featured in a few ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars ''games, first in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsDestiny Destiny]], and then more famously in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ the Z trilogy]]. The former played Roger fairly straight, while the latter threw in some CharacterExaggeration and gave him his trademark verbosity and wit for his battle quotes.

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* The series has been featured in a few in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars ''games, '', first in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsDestiny Destiny]], and then more famously in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ the Z trilogy]]. The former played Roger fairly straight, while the latter threw in some CharacterExaggeration and gave him his trademark verbosity and wit for his battle quotes.
31st Mar '16 2:48:07 PM WolfThunder
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* The series has been featured in a few ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars ''games, initially in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsDestiny Destiny]] then more famously in ''Z'', ''Z2'', ''Z3''. The former played Roger fairly straight, while the latter threw in some CharacterExaggeration and gave him his trademark verbosity and wit for his battle quotes.

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* The series has been featured in a few ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars ''games, initially first in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsDestiny Destiny]] Destiny]], and then more famously in ''Z'', ''Z2'', ''Z3''.[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ the Z trilogy]]. The former played Roger fairly straight, while the latter threw in some CharacterExaggeration and gave him his trademark verbosity and wit for his battle quotes.
20th Mar '16 4:55:09 PM Bicker
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** Turns out this isn't actually the case at all. In a [[https://youtu.be/51efiPMmg5Q?t=7m1s 2013 interview with CHO Japan]], series creator Kazuyoshi Katayama stated that Cartoon Network had two stipulations when developing season two. One being more action, and two being to reveal the mystery of the series. However Katayama had intended from the beginning to never reveal anything, and wanted to leave the series open ended and without a conclusion. This was because he wanted The Big O to feel like a classic adventure anthology series, where the viewer could start and end with any episode, with the overall mystery and quirks being the bizarre window dressings of the setting. He did however compromise with the network on this, resulting in the strange, and inconclusive finale that answered a number of questions but opened even more.
22nd Jul '15 3:14:34 AM Chris
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* TheWikiRule: [[http://bigo.wikia.com/wiki/The_Big_O_Wiki Here.]]
24th Jun '15 12:00:28 PM DeusDenuo
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* The series has been featured in a few ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars ''games, initially in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsDestiny Destiny]] then more famously in ''Z'', ''Z2'', ''Z3''.

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* The series has been featured in a few ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars ''games, initially in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsDestiny Destiny]] then more famously in ''Z'', ''Z2'', ''Z3''. The former played Roger fairly straight, while the latter threw in some CharacterExaggeration and gave him his trademark verbosity and wit for his battle quotes.
24th Jun '15 11:55:15 AM DeusDenuo
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* The series has been featured in a few ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars ''games, namely ''Z'', ''Z2'', ''Z3''.

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* The series has been featured in a few ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars ''games, namely initially in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsDestiny Destiny]] then more famously in ''Z'', ''Z2'', ''Z3''.
7th Jun '15 2:33:10 PM Tehrannotaur
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The reason the series has such a GainaxEnding is because Creator/AdultSwim told Sunrise that a third season was very likely. Sunrise decided to make Season 2's ending more ambiguous, expecting to have another season to explain things. Shortly thereafter Adult Swim decided to focus exclusively on comedies, and a third season was never funded.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The reason the series has such a GainaxEnding is because Creator/AdultSwim told Sunrise that a third season was very likely. Sunrise decided to make Season 2's ending more ambiguous, expecting to have another season to explain things. Shortly thereafter Despite season 2 breaking even its budget, Adult Swim decided to focus exclusively on comedies, and a third season was never funded.funded. This isn't helped by the fact that the second season aired inconsistently.
16th Mar '15 3:00:17 PM Wartzanall
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: In terms of anime that [adult swim] actually likes, it ranks up there with ''Cowboy Bebop'' and ''FLCL''. Not only did they co-produce the second season (thus granting [adult swim] permanent airing rights to it), but they've aired it enough times to make back the season's budget several times over. On the other hand, the first season hasn't been aired even once since back in the early 2000s, though this can be chocked up to the show falling into limbo after Bandai ceased production.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: In terms of anime that [adult swim] actually likes, it ranks up there with ''Cowboy Bebop'' and ''FLCL''. Not only did they co-produce the second season (thus granting [adult swim] permanent airing rights to it), but they've aired it enough times to make back the season's budget several times over. On the other hand, the first season hasn't been aired even once since back in the early 2000s, though this can be chocked chalked up to the show falling into limbo after Bandai ceased production.
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