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The Big O

Season 1 2001

  • 2001-04-02T14:00:00Z on WOWOW
  • 30 mins
  • 6 hours, 30 mins
  • Japan
  • Japanese
  • Drama, Action, Adventure, Anime

Forty years ago, a mysterious worldwide event happened that eliminated all memories from prior to that point. From this completely blank start, man began to rebuild. With no knowledge of even how to operate machinery or use electricity, the process was slow. Eventually man did regain this knowledge and elements of society such as industry and agriculture began to resume. However, the common hole in all of mankind's thoughts remained, the world that had existed before the memories were lost was nothing more than a vague figure in the shadows.

13 episodes

1x01 (1) Roger the Negotiator

  • Series Premiere

    2001-04-02T14:00:00Z — 30 mins

Roger Smith, top negotiator of Paradigm City, is hired to oversee the retrieval of R. Dorothy Wayneright, the kidnapped daughter of the wealthy scientist Miguel Soldano.

1x02 (2) Dorothy, Dorothy

  • 2001-04-03T14:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dorothy, distraught from having seen Dorothy-1 destroyed, suddenly disappears after the Big O returns to its underground base.

1x03 (3) Electric City

  • 2001-04-04T14:00:00Z — 30 mins

Recently, there's been a number of power outages in Paradigm. Roger is hired by Paradigm Power Management to go to the Electric City and negotiate with the locals the reactivation of the hydroelectric power plant. They say a god lives in the water.

1x04 (4) Underground Terror

  • 2001-04-05T14:00:00Z — 30 mins

A journalist named Michael Seebach has gone missing for three months, and has taken his latest manuscript with him. Paradigm hires Roger to retrieve the manuscript.

1x05 (5) Bring Back My Ghost

  • 2001-04-06T14:00:00Z — 30 mins

Roger is hired by a wealthy and blind old woman to help find her son, Bonny, for her birthday the next day.

1x06 (6) A Legacy of Amadeus

  • 2001-04-09T14:00:00Z — 30 mins

Sick and tired of waking up to the banging of piano keys, Roger brings Dorothy to a piano bar, where he hires R. Instro to teach her.

1x07 (7) The Call from the Past

  • 2001-04-10T14:00:00Z — 30 mins

Roger is hired to negotiate the price of fish when a rumored sea titan scares away all the fishermen.

1x08 (8) Missing Cat

  • 2001-04-11T14:00:00Z — 30 mins

An abandoned kitten sparks a confrontation with a mad biologist.

1x09 (9) Beck Comes Back

  • 2001-04-12T14:00:00Z — 30 mins

Beck breaks out of prison and has a new scheme up his sleeve. Roger is brought in to negotiate in the kidnapping of the son of a wealthy man.

1x10 (10) Winter Night Phantom

  • 2001-04-13T14:00:00Z — 30 mins

A mysterious bomber is murdering retired Paradigm officials.

1x11 (11) Daemonseed

  • 2001-04-16T14:00:00Z — 30 mins

It is Heaven's Day, the anniversary of the founding of Paradigm City.

1x12 (12) Enemy is Another Big!

  • 2001-04-17T14:00:00Z — 30 mins

It is reported that Schwarzwald is still living, piloting a Megadeus of his own which is wrapped in bandages. Roger is hired to deliver a very large severance check.

1x13 (13) R-D

  • 2001-04-18T14:00:00Z — 30 mins

An assassin stalks the streets of the Paradigm City and the only clue is the killer's calling card, which reads, "Cast in the name of God, ye not guilty."