As Paradigm City's top negotiator, Roger Smith
lives a very exciting, yet dangerous life. When a series of
mysterious accidents begin plaguing the city's police force,
all clues point towards a "ghost." Fed up with Dorothy's piano
playing, Roger takes her to see his friend Instro, an android
who is very gifted concert pianist. However, can Roger protect
the City from Instro's creator while keeping his identity as
the pilot of the Big O a secret from the inquisitive Angel?
Contains Episode 5-7.
• Region 1 encoding
(US and Canada only)
• Color, Animated
• Contains the episode 5-7
• Textless Opening
• Creator interview
• Full-screen format
SECRET(S): None that I know of
One of the reasons
for me buying this DVD was because many people who have seen it
said it was anime but done Batman: The Animated Series style.
Also, many correlations to the Batman animated series (which I
really enjoyed) such as Roger Smith/Bruce Wayne, the Butler but
of course he has an android named Dorothy instead of Robin to
help him out... oh and also a big robot named O.
There are only 13
episodes total in this series and already spoiled for many is
that the ending so far is a cliffhanger with no conclusion at
this time. I'm guessing they will probably make a movie in
the near future. Anyway, the first DVD features the first
four episodes. The anime series is currently being shown
on the Cartoon Network ala Toonami but the uncut DVD edition
features a different opening credit.
Although, I didn't
watch the English dub completely, after watching the anime in
Japanese, I would go to certain parts to see how the English dub
would be and it was surprisingly good. So, dub fans should
be happy about this.
As for the DVD
special features, there is only a textless opening and an
interview (ala read the screen) that I wish was an actual
interview but beggars can't be choosers.
As for "The Big
O", it appears that this anime has a good size fan base.
Also, that there are toys being planned for release in the US.
So far with the episodes
5-7, the anime appears interesting and you yearn for more. Two
more DVD's to go!
THE ANIME: B
THE DVD EXTRAS: C+
THE DVD OVERALL: B-
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