Sunrise’s The Big O originally ran from 1999-2000, but most North American anime fans probably saw it when it ran on Cartoon Network in 2001. Now it’s coming back to home video thanks to Sentai Filmworks, which has the complete collection Blu-ray release packed into its June lineup.
In addition to The Big O, June will see the release of Kino’s Journey Complete Collection DVD (6/6), Chivalry of a Failed Knight Blu-ray & DVD (6/13), The Patients of Dr. Maro Blu-ray (6/13), Norn 9: Norn + Nonette Complete Collection Blu-ray & DVD (6/20), and School-Live! Complete Collection Blu-ray & DVD (6/27).
The Big O set launches on June 20. Here’s the tentative cover and breakdown:
Title: THE BIG O BLU-RAY COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 650 min.
Street Date: 6/20/2017
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SYNOPSIS: Forty years ago, the minds of Paradigm City’s inhabitants were wiped clean of all recollections of the past. Now, ruled by a powerful corporation and cut off from the rest of the world by desolate wastelands, Paradigm has become a virtual police state where Negotiators like Roger Smith keep the wheels of progress, commerce, and society turning. As a combined hybrid of detective, mediator, and enforcer, Smith’s primary resource is his keen, analytical mind, but it doesn’t hurt to have a mansion filled with gadgets, his butler Norman, and his attractive assistant Dorothy to fall back on. Additionally, for those times when cases end up “in dispute,” he also has the biggest, baddest back-up that any cop or small army could ever hope for: the Big O, a giant robot loaded with all the extras. Film noir thriller meets mecha mayhem masterpiece as the acclaimed classic series returns in the complete collection of THE BIG O!