The Big O Blu-ray
About The Big O Blu-ray
The Big O the Complete Collection contains episodes 1-26.
Forty years ago, the minds of Paradigm City's inhabitants were wiped clean of all recollections of the past. Now, ruled by a powerful corporation and cut off from the rest of the world by desolate wastelands, Paradigm has become a virtual police state where Negotiators like Roger Smith keep the wheels of progress, commerce, and society turning.
As a combined hybrid of detective, mediator, and enforcer, Smith's primary resource is his keen, analytical mind, but it doesn't hurt to have a mansion filled with gadgets, his butler Norman, and his attractive assistant Dorothy to fall back on. Additionally, for those times when cases end up "in dispute," he also has the biggest, baddest back-up that any cop or small army could ever hope for: the Big O, a giant robot loaded with all the extras. Film noir thriller meets mecha mayhem masterpiece as the acclaimed classic series returns in the complete collection of The Big O!
Special Features: Japanese Commercials, Promos, Interviews, Clean Opening Animation and Clean Closing Animation.
- Publisher: SENTAI FILMWORKS
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action, Drama
- Themes: Mecha
- Age Rating: 14+
- Run Time: 650
- Year Created: 1999
- Release Date: 6/20/2017
- Dimensional Weight: 0.24
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
by Sister Abigail
I used to watch this show when I was little on adult swim and loved this anime & was struggling to find it on DVD and it has finally been released.Those viewers who enjoy classics get your hands on this one
This show is great! You will be thinking about it long after it ends. It's simply awesome!
So happy this is out now
by Jordan -
Been a big fan since the original toonami run and watched it on Adult Swim later on. But have always been a huge fan of the series.
Big O! Showtime!
by Stark -
This is a great blu ray release of the show. It was very popular and successful when it was shown on Toonami quite a few years back. It has a rather different look to it from many anime and more of a noir tone in look and sound. The staff said they were very influenced by things like foreign films and a certain 'bat' themed comic crusader and I think it shows. To me this is right up there with Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Samurai Champloo and others at the time that were trying to achieve 'something different' and break the mold and were quite successful at doing so. The characters are unique and quite memorable. The episodes are dark and gritty in tone but also rife with humor and even a certain delightful whimsy. A great example of late '90's anime!
Yeah, but no Queen-like opening!
We can all agree that Big O is awesome, a blending of Batman: The Animated Series and Giant Robo. The show is smart, intelligent and a whole lot of fun (even if it doesn't quite stick the ending).
Why then, if the show is so awesome, the low rating? Easy - the Blu Ray replaced the one thing that everyone will remember about the show - the Queen Flash Gordon like music - with some generic sounding nonsense.
And shame on TRSI for not mentioning it anywhere in the description. Fortunately I was able to abort my preorder when Sentai mentioned the replacement on twitter. Sorry man, I'll go track down the out-of-print DVDs instead.
So: four stars for the show, one star for Sentai's presentation.
(ALso for the record, the second season opening, the one that sounded like UFO by Gary Anderson, was also replaced)
sentai trolled us on this set the original op is gone for the 2007 op mad for toonomi
you're a louse roger smith
by Cristopher Wheat -
Do you like film noir?
How about the voice talent of Steven Blum possibly best known for his role as Spike Spegal in Coeboy Bebop?
Maybe you prefer trump tower sized mechs?
Maybe a intro music that is an homogeneous to the Flash Gordan theme song?
Maybe just maybe a mystify soanjgn two seasons?
If so this is the Anime for you. And it's never looked or sounded better then this blu-ray complete series bundle.
An Adult Swim Classic finally on Blu ray!
by Teague Packard -
Big O is like Cowboy Bebop being that when they came out in Japan, they weren't popular with audiences because it's America theme and setting and left with a cliffhanger after episode 13. But when it and Bebop came over here in America, that's when it's popularity skyrocketed because audiences love the setting, the characters were memorable and compelling, a fantastic dub with Steve Blum playing the main character, Roger Smith, and was successful on Toonami and especially Adult Swim and I love this show! Sure it has problems (mainly with Season 2, which was co produced by William Street) but the first season is something I go back to every so often like Bebop because I love the characters, the setting, the gorgeous music, the animation, and so much more that I thanked Adult Swim to introducing this, Bebop, FMA, and FLCL that brought me back as a anime fan. Thank you Adult Swim, you'll always have place in my heart and memories.
Another nostalgia title for me to review.
Like many others on here I watched this series on Toonami, and have fond memories of this title.
As others have mentioned, this series colored in the same vein as Batman the Animated Series, and has a darker noir type theme overall.
It's mostly a monster of the week title, with the title mecha "Big O" making an appearance in just about every episode to save the day.
There are some loose plot threads that do carry over from episode to episode, but unfortunately most of these threads never get resolved.
The bad: Yes they removed the original Openings and replaced them with another. While the replacement is not bad.. the original opening.. was "unique"
After comparing the Blu-ray to the original Bandai Visual release the picture quality is about the same.. so Legacy media here folks.