www.cbr.com

  • Cult classic anime series, The Big O, premiered 20 years ago this month. 1 / 10

  • The series can be summed up as Batman meets Blade Runner with giant robots. 2 / 10

  • Close similarities between Bruce Wayne and The Big O's Roger Smith are deliberate... 3 / 10

  • ... As the studio behind The Big O also worked on Batman: The Animated Series. 4 / 10

    Batman The Animated Series Season 1 DVD Cover
  • Like Cowboy Bebop, The Big O draws influences from the past to create a distinctive future... 5 / 10

    Cowboy Bebop Cast 1093
  • ... From film noir to classic sci-fi and early mecha anime like Gigantor. 6 / 10

  • The series wasn't well received in Japan but was saved from cancelation by American fans. 7 / 10

  • Like Evangelion, its existential ending proved divisive. 8 / 10

  • But, there's plenty of style to make up for its flawed substance two decades on. 9 / 10

  • Up next
    Marvel Just Hinted At Its Coolest Cosmic War - and We May Never Even See It
    Go back & read full article