Cult classic anime series, The Big O, premiered 20 years ago this month.
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The series can be summed up as Batman meets Blade Runner with giant robots.
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Close similarities between Bruce Wayne and The Big O's Roger Smith are deliberate...
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... As the studio behind The Big O also worked on Batman: The Animated Series.
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Like Cowboy Bebop, The Big O draws influences from the past to create a distinctive future...
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... From film noir to classic sci-fi and early mecha anime like Gigantor.
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The series wasn't well received in Japan but was saved from cancelation by American fans.
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Like Evangelion, its existential ending proved divisive.
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But, there's plenty of style to make up for its flawed substance two decades on.
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