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The Big O

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Forty years ago the citizens of Paradigm lost all of their memories, and live their lives without any knowledge of their past, or any hope for the future. Roger Smith is a man who performs the much needed task of negotiator in Paradigm. He provides his services to the wealthy with the help of a peculiar android named Dorothy and his mechanically inclined butler Norman. When greater evil arises, he calls on his magnificent relic of Paradigm's past, the Megadeus Big O. With Big O at his side, Roger Smith may be Paradigm's only hope of surviving in this new world without memories.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
The Big O II TV 2003 Sequel
Name Role
Keiichi SATOU Character Design
Kazuyoshi KATAYAMA Director
Toshihiko SAHASHI Music
Chieo OHASHI Producer
Tsutomu SUGITA Producer
Eiji SASHITA Producer

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The Big O CaptainSlow 6.5/10 Jul 24, 2013
The Big O roriconfan 6/10 Apr 22, 2012
The Big O XxZeroeZxX 6.5/10 Sep 2, 2010
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Princess Tutu

Princess Tutu

Once there lived an eccentric author called Drosselmeyer who wrote grand tragedies - one of them was the tale of a prince who sealed away an evil raven by breaking his own heart into tiny pieces. However, before the story could be completed, the author died and the tale took on a life of its own. Now, in a town where fiction and reality meet, the story continues on its tragic course with Ahiru, a duck who transforms into the beautiful Princess Tutu in order to restore the prince's heart. But will Ahiru's act of love be enough to defy the story's terrible destiny and lead to a happy ending?

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I recommend The Big O to the fans of Princess Tutu that found the setting very engaging and mysterious. Both shows have something of an ontological mystery going on.. the settings in both The Big O and Princess Tutu keep you asking "Why are things this way?" or "What the heck is going on here?!" It is a strange recommendation to make, I'll admit, as they have very little else in common - but I think that if your favorite part of Princess Tutu (or The Big O) was the setting and it's importance to the plot and characters, you'll enjoy the other a great deal.

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  • 2003

Kamina Ayato may seem like an average boy in a devastated world, but after being captured in order to save the world from the Mu, an alien race set on "tuning" the world, he realizes he is an instrument in deciding the fate of humanity and piloting RahXephon. Not only is Ayato the only person who can control the mecha, but he also has a terrible fate of his own. Holding onto memories of a past love and grasping to keep his own humanity, he must struggle in this new world and realize his true potential. The RX movie is a condensed version of the TV series.

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Ajna

Just one reason: more Konaka goodness°°°/!

A tad more seriously and thoroughly: if you enjoyed this show, it is quite likely that you were enthralled by its intriguing, deep and stimulating script, so give this other show a try, as we are talking about the same scripter here!

Can the same scripter be a sufficient element to favour any show?

Imho, yes. At least if it's about some big shot like Konaka or few others that we are talking about.

Such a capable artist doesn't limit his part to providing a top-notch script: his genius pervades the whole work and other elements like the soundtrack, the fluidity of animation and even the directing become merely instrumental in conveying deeper meanings.

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Serial Experiments Lain

Serial Experiments Lain

"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.

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KeeperofDemons
Serial Experiments Lain shares a similarity with Big O - the world surrounding the characters is not what it appears to be. If you liked this and the mistery that springs out of it in Big O, then you should know Lain takes it deeper.Take care though, Lain is also gloomier and darker, no funny moments, no classy feel like in Big O, no stylish jazz and blues music or classic heroic characters.
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Solty Rei

Solty Rei

Twelve years ago, an incident known as "Blast Fall" unleashed major destruction and chaos. Now, years have passed, and mankind has learned to adapt by incorporating cybernetic limbs into its citizens. Roy Revent is a bounty hunter known for his violent acts towards criminals due to the loss of his daughter in Blast Fall; and when a criminal tries to take revenge on Roy, an unknown girl falls from the sky and saves him. She has no memory of who she is, or where she came from. With the help of Miranda, his boss and landlord, he takes in the girl and gives her a name of Solty. What is the real identity of Solty, and what caused Blast Fall?

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Aranneas

Rich noir settings steeped in mystery and overshadowed by dark, uncertain events somewhere in the past.

Texhnolyze

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Ran

Both anime share a very particular ambiance, and are a mix of action and the portrayal of a world's meaning and past. Both main characters are led to seek the past of their world to find solutions to the current situations. The graphical style is very different, Big O being closer to American animation, but the underlying ideas are quite similar.

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