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Casshern Sins: Part Two [Blu-ray]
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I like Casshern, I really do. But around my area it seems like I'm the only one who's ever heard of this series. I'll give a very brief rundown of the origin of this franchise:
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.Read more ›
In 2008, big news was announced that Casshern would be appearing in the video games "Tatsunoku Fight" and "Tatsunoku vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars" but the biggest announcement was that the series would receive a reboot and begin airing on television under the name "Casshern Sins". A series that will be released on Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of FUNimation Entertainment and both parts (featuring 12 episodes each) will be released simultaneously on August 17th.
The new series would be directed by Shigeyasu Yamauchi (director for "Dragon Ball Z", "Dragon Ball GT", "Saint Seiya" and "Xenosaga: The Animation"), the series would feature a screenplay by Yasuko Kobayashi ("Galaxy Angel", "Claymore", "Witchblade" and "Yume Tsukai"). Character designs for the series is by Yoshihiko Umakoshi ("Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor", "Zipang" and "Marmalade Boy").
In the original series, the story revolved around a cybernetic neorider named Casshern who turned himself into a Cyborn in order to stop robots from ruling the world. His father Dr. Kotaru Azuma had created robots to serve mankind but the first android known as Braiking Boss escaped and ended up leading the robots and creating an army to destroy mankind.
In the new reboot titled "Casshern Sins", the story is much different as the Braiking Boss has ruled the world and a mysterious girl named Luna was the hope of mankind to save the world from the robots.Read more ›
The only thing I can say against this series is the sad fact that Casshern is the least interesting character in his own show.
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The best looking animation I have ever seen in my life..but the story is complex as hell and really slow. But the fights was pretty impressive!!Published on July 8, 2011 by druski
Segunda parte que al igual que la primera no aporta mas que un desenlace sorpresa al final del ultimo capitulo. No la recomiendo.Published on May 29, 2011 by Arturo Ramirez
Ok, this review is for the entire series, btw. I really was mad at myself for spending $80 on this after I watched it. Read morePublished on February 2, 2011 by Amazon Customer