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Casshern Sins: Part 1
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Shinzo Ningen Kyashan, or translated as Neo-Human Casshan, was an anime series created by animation studio Tatsunoko Productions in 1973. This series was never localized since the Japanese super-hero genre was never really that popular here in America. Years later in 2003, the OVA (titled "Robot Hunter Casshan") was subtitled and released on two DVDs (both of which you can find here on Amazon, at the time of this review of course). In 2007, the live-action version was re-cut, subtitled and officially released by Dreamworks here in America, titled "Casshern." In early 2010, Casshan made an appearance as a playable character in the fighting game "Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom" for the Nintendo Wii. I'm really not sure what's going on with the translation of this character's name; they just can't seem to decide which one to use. But anyway, just know that "Casshan" and "Casshern" are the same character.
Now it's mid-2010 (again, at time of this review), and here we have Casshern Sins. Suffice it to say, FUNimation did a fantastic job of localizing this great anime. If you've never seen it before, you don't need to know any of Casshern's back-story to get into it, but I think it's a lot more fulfilling if you do watch the other Casshern material. I won't go into the story, since that would make this review more lengthy than it already is and that's something you can probably find anywhere on the internet, but rest assured that it's one you won't soon forget. All of the English voice actors sound nearly identical to their Japanese counterparts.Read more ›
This series is not a happy cheery anime. There is a lot of death, mostly all of which is robot based so theres not blood splatter everywhere. While there are some quirks with it, you just can't hate Casshern. Really I want to give it 5 stars but in the end I just don't feel the need to watch it again. I've seen what the buzz is, I agree it is good, but I just don't feel the need to see it again. Unfortunately it just isn't a series I'm super into in the end. But I hope for others it will be. It certainly is at least worth a rental.
So here's the deal. The animation in this anime is just superb. I mean excellent. I absolutely LOVE the way the filters look and certain colors just pop right out at you while everything still remains dark and sad. If you think there's no place in this type of world for person dressed like a superhero you'd be wrong. Casshern fits perfectly despite his get-up and it works wonderfully.
So the episodes. A lot of them consisting of Casshern roaming the world and discovering what he has done and who's paying the price(i.e. everybody). Many people will find this anime...not exactly to their liking. It's very quiet. Not much music at all. Lots of moments with silence and much contemplating what these people are thinking. The result is a very emotional experience that I enjoy a lot. But while there are the silent despressing moments, there are also the battles. Not as much but there are some battles certainly. The battles are amazing and it's great to watch Casshern dance around ripping robots to shreds. He's a killing machine and nothing can stop him. Even if you think he may be killing the enemy just because they show him doing it onscreen you can't always be fooled.Read more ›
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Loved the anime, isn't like the original from the 1970s [and you don't have to see that first, but you could if you wanted ;) ]. Read morePublished on March 20, 2014 by Tron
I love having complete collections not only does it save more space on your book case but it also has all the episodes that you can watch again and again. Read morePublished on February 8, 2013 by Erin
First the god awful live action Speed Racer film, and now this! They completely change the original story of the original Neo Human Casshern and 1993's/1995's Casshan:Robot Hunter... Read morePublished on September 2, 2012 by M. H. Dios
Confusa y repetitiva, le falta fluidez a la historia, tienes que adquirir la segunda parte para entederla en su totalidad. Read morePublished on May 29, 2011 by Arturo Ramirez
This was a terrible series. The story progression was difficult or impossible to follow. Plotlines moved forward seemingly at random, and there was a total disconnect between... Read morePublished on May 17, 2011 by some guy
First of all, I'd just like to say: DO NOT TAKE MY MERE 3-STAR RATING FOR FACE VALUE. If I didn't hate the ending so much, this would've easily been a 5. Read morePublished on January 22, 2011 by Draconis March
Series: A mysterious being with a potentially dark past wakes up in a destroyed world with no recollection of who he is. Read morePublished on December 14, 2010 by W. Taylor
Yes, people will always compare this to the Casshan of old days (unless you die out). It is much more to me though. Read morePublished on November 12, 2010 by Validosa