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Title: Big O, Vol. 4
Series: Big O #4
Author: Hitoshi Ariga
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Roger Smith is hired to find an old bar. What he doesn’t know is that the old bar has an enormous safe with a vast amount of memories in it. What the client doesn’t know is that those memories are all old letters between his father and and old lover. Roger keeps having flashbacks to a woman who he claims he’ll never forget, but he’s never seen her before. The chapter ends with Dorothy telling Roger that since she’s an android, she’ll never forget him.
2 mad scientists find a machine for extracting forgotten memories and end up kidnapping Roger. His memories overwhelm the machine and then he and Big O destroy the machine.
The final chapter deals with the return of Schwarzvald and his megadeus, Big Duo. Looking like Big O, but red and with the ability to fly, Schwarzvald claims that the power of the Bigs is for destruction only and sets out to destroy Paradigm City. Roger and Big O stop him but their battle has brought them to the attention of Alex Rosewater, the CEO of Paradigm Co and the de facto ruler of Paradigm City.
No scantily clad or uncovered women this time. Hence the high water mark of 3 stars.
Other than that, mediocre. Nothing is revealed, nothing interesting happens, the characters barely appear. Flat and lifeless is what this seems to be going for. Almost like it was a project that the manga-ka didn’t care about but had to do anyway.
Whatever. It doesn’t matter. I am going to finish this series since I own it, but my goodness, it is like eating stale crackers while sipping on tepid tap water.