The Big O has a special place in our hearts and for many of us, it was one of the first anime shows we fell in love with. To those who are just hopping on The Big O train for the first time, here are just a few reasons why the super fans love this series.
Giant. Freaking. Robot. Who DOESN’T want to drive a kick-ass GIANT ROBOT equipped with missiles, pile-driver powered punches, machine guns, and laser cannons. It’s a childhood dream in the form of a “vintage” mecha, and it even seems to have a mind of its own sometimes.
He’s a highly-intelligent rich playboy with a butler and a beautiful assistant. Let’s face it: Roger Smith is like the Batman of Paradigm City. He’s a smooth guy that we can’t help but wish we were more like him.
Dorothy, Roger’s personal assistant, is a self-aware AI who learns from her mistakes. She’s an anime heroine who can BRING IT in a fight even against the city’s worst criminals. Also, we love her kuudere personality.
The animation style of The Big O is gritty and smooth at the same time. It exudes the same feel as a classic gangster vs. detective film, and it fills that pulp-fiction void in our lives.
Say it with us and see if the Big O thinks you’re worthy: “Cast in the name of God, ye not guilty.” There are a lot of great catch phrases in The Big O, but one of our favorites is Roger’s mantra before battle: “Big O! And… Action!”
Do you love The Big O? Do you have a friend who hasn’t seen it yet, and you’re about to rock their world by getting them The Big O Season 1 and Season 2 Complete Collection?