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This is a list of chapters of the manga adaptation of Sunrise's The Big O (THE ビッグオー Za Biggu Ō?) anime television series. The chapters are written and drawn by Hitoshi Ariga and published by Kodansha in Magazine Z.[1]

The Big O was conceived as a media franchise.[2] To this effect, Sunrise requested a manga be produced along with the animated series. The Big O manga started serialization in Kodansha's Magazine Z on July 1999, three months before the anime premiere.[1] Authored by Hitoshi Ariga, the manga uses Keiichi Sato's concept designs in an all-new story. The series ended on October 2001. The issues were later collected in six volumes. The English version of the manga is published by VIZ Media.

In anticipation to the broadcast of the second season, a new manga series was published.[1] Lost Memory (ロストメモリー Rosuto Memorī?), authored by Hitoshi Ariga, takes place between volumes five and six of the original manga. The issues, serialized in Magazine Z from November 2002 to September 2003, were collected in two volumes. No English translation is available.

Original manga

<tr ><th rowspan="2" style="width: 4%;">No.</th><th colspan="2">Japanese</th><th colspan="2">English</th></th></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF"><th style="width: 24%;">Release date</th><th style="width: 24%;">ISBN</th><th style="width: 24%;">Release date</th><th style="width: 24%;">ISBN</th></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol1">1</td></td><td> December 16, 1999[3]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-06-349005-3</td><td>November 5, 2002</td><td>ISBN 978-1-59116-039-7</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF;"><td colspan="5">
  • Chapter 00: "Prologue"
  • Chapter 01: "Take Back a Memory"
  • Chapter 02: "Electric Bug"
  • Chapter 03: "Thy Name is Dorothy"
Omake
  • Making of The Big O

</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol2">2</td></td><td> March 23, 2000[4]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-06-349014-5</td><td>May 7, 2003</td><td>ISBN 978-1-56931-806-5</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF;"><td colspan="5">
  • Chapter 04: "Sisters Dorothy"
  • Chapter 05: "A Ghost Ship & A Fallen Angel"
  • Chapter 06: "No Name No Memory No Future"
  • Chapter 07: "Tief Im Schwarzwald"
Omake
  • Paradigme Gallery
  • Making of The Big O

</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol3">3</td></td><td> October 23, 2000[5]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-06-349033-6</td><td>July 2, 2003</td><td>ISBN 978-1-56931-827-0</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF;"><td colspan="5">
  • Chapter 08: "Big O Vs. Big O"
  • Chapter 09: "My Sweetheart Dorothy"
  • Chapter 10: "I Wish Have a Monster"
  • Chapter 11: "Drinks, Oldster & Memory"
Omake
  • Paradigme Gallery
  • Making of The Big O

</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol4">4</td></td><td> March 23, 2001[6]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-06-349047-3</td><td>October 1, 2003</td><td>ISBN 978-1-56931-977-2</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF;"><td colspan="5">
  • Chapter 12: "Remember Me"
  • Chapter 13: "Godhead"
  • Chapter 14: "The Sun Will Rise"
Omake
  • Paradigme Gallery
  • Making of The Big O

</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol5">5</td></td><td> August 23, 2001[7]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-06-349065-7</td><td>December 31, 2003</td><td>ISBN 978-1-59116-108-0</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF;"><td colspan="5">
  • Chapter 15: "Another Face"
  • Chapter 16: "Inside of Darkness"
  • Chapter 17: "A Former Life"
Omake
  • Paradigme Gallery
  • Making of The Big O

</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol6">6</td></td><td> December 21, 2001[8]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-06-349079-4</td><td>April 7, 2004</td><td>ISBN 978-1-59116-219-3</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF;"><td colspan="5">
  • Chapter 18: "R-Dorothy"
  • Chapter 19: "Angel"
  • Chapter 20: "Core"
  • Chapter 21: "Roger"
Omake
  • Paradigme Gallery
  • Making of The Big O

</td></tr> </table>

Lost Memory

<tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF"><th style="width: 4%;">No.</th><th style="width: 48%;">Release date</th><th style="width: 48%;"> ISBN</th></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol1">1</td></td><td> March 20, 2003[9]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-06-349121-0</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF;"><td colspan="3">
  • Chapter 01: "Long Vacation"
  • Chapter 02: "Old Wives' Tale"
  • Chapter 03: "Show up"
  • Chapter 04: "Trick or Treat"
  • Chapter 05: "Meet by Chance"
Omake
  • Paradigme Gallery
  • Making of The Big O

</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol2">2</td></td><td> October 23, 2003[10]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-06-349151-7</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF;"><td colspan="3">
  • Chapter 06: "Electric Sheep in the Cradle"
  • Chapter 07: "Message"
  • Chapter 08: "Old Movie Star"
  • Chapter 09: "Revival"
  • Chapter 10: "Yesterday Once More"
  • </td></tr> </table>

    References

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    2. "Birth of the Big O". The Big O DVD Volume 1. Bandai Entertainment.
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