List of Anime Television Series:
The Big O

Japanese name: The Big O
Japanese name: The ビッグオー
English name:
Dates: October 13, 1999-January 19, 2000
April 2, 2001 (United States)
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 13
Animation Studio: Sunrise
Production Company: Bandai, Sunrise
Broadcaster: WOWOW
Creator(s): Hajime Yadate (various Sunrise staff members)
Series Director: Kazuyoshi Katayama
Episode Director(s): Ikuro Sato, Toru Kitahata
Producer(s): Eiji Sashida, Chieo Ohashi, Atsushi Sugita
Planning: Chiaki J. Konaka (series composition), Kazuyoshi Katayama (series composition)
Storyboard(s): Kazuyoshi Katayama, Kou Matsuzono
Writer(s): Chiaki J. Konaka
Art Director: Masaru Ota, Hiroshi Kato (assistant)
Art Design: Hajime Sato (and setting), Yumiko Katayama (color setting), Chie Nakazato (color setting), Tomomi Murakami (color setting)
Character Designer(s): Keiichi Sato (and mecha)
Animator(s): Keiichi Sato (supervisor), Masami Ozone (director), Madoka Hirayama (as ? Hiraykama) (director), Kumi Hori (director), Takurou Shinbo (director), Tsutomu Miyazaki (mecha director), Kohei Yoneyama (mecha director)
Backgrounds: Dai Ohta
Music: Toshihiko Sabashi
Sound: Yota Tsuruoka (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Mitsuru Miyamoto (Roger Smith), Akiko Yajima (R. Dorothy Wayneright), Motomu Kiyokawa (Norman), Tesshou Genda (Dan Dastun), Emi Shinohara (Angel)
Genre(s): science fiction, giant robots, androids
Home Video
Japan: DVD (BCBA 388-394)
United States: DVD (Bandai Entertainment 1835-1838)
Note(s): This series was continued by a second The Big O series in 2003.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as The Big O go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

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