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(Film) - Casshern


Casshern is a film which came out in Japan earlier this year. I only discovered it this afternoon but it looks amazing. The DVD come sout in October in the US but I'm trying to find a Japanese site in English (so I can bloody understand it - My Japanese is not good even with the aid of my 'Japanese for Dummies' self-learning book) so I can get hold of a copy asap.

The Japanese trailer can be found HERE and I so urge you to go and watch it!!!

If anyone knows of a site selling it (with English text) please let me know!


In a world with an alternate history a great war finally comes to an end leaving the earth diseased and polluted. The geneticist Dr. Azuma vies for support from the government for his "neo-cell" treatment that he claims can rejuvenate the body and regenerate humankind. The government leaders, guarding their own deeply entrenched powers, turn down the professor. Driven to complete his work Dr. Azuma accepts a secret offer from a sinister faction of the powerful military. After an incident occurs in Dr. Azuma's lab a race of mutant humans known as the Shinzo Ningen are unleashed upon the world. Now only the warrior known as Casshern, reincarnated with an invincible body, stands between the Shinzo Ningen and a world on the brink of annihilation.


Enslaved by an army of rebellious super-robots originally designed to help civilization avert a complete ecological cataclysm, mankind's only hope is CASSHAN, a legendary hero who wages a solitary war to defeat these NEOROIDS and restore the Earth to its rightful order. Ironically, Casshan's father is the same scientist who engineered the race of super androids now threatening to destroy all of mankind. On a crusade to clear the name of his father, Casshan must sacrifice his own humanity in order to attain the powers he needs to defeat mankind's powerful enemies. But Casshan's power does not come without a price. Haunted by the memories of his murdered mother and forced to deal with a super robot that has absorbed, and now manipulates, the consciousness of his father, Casshan must put aside his own emotions and fight to preserve the survival of the human race. An extraordinary tale of science fantasy and social relevance, CASSHAN is a story of man's best laid plans paving the way to potential destruction.

Staying in the Japanese vein Dave, Sarah and myself should be watching 'Versus' this evening as roleplay was cancelled (boo hiss).


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Aug. 19th, 2004 12:29 pm (UTC)
I've known about this for about a year and since I saw it's going to be on DVD in Japan in October tried to find English sources.
Very cool that it's going to become available in the US (where from, amazon.com still don't have it?), I think I have a favour to ask from someone. ;o)

I found a Japanese site selling the subtitled version:
Quite expensive, though.
Aug. 19th, 2004 02:40 pm (UTC)
You both might try www.yesasia.com I've not had a look for it, but they have everything under the sun
Aug. 19th, 2004 02:42 pm (UTC)
I saw the trailer for this a few months back. I've been wanting to see it ever since.
Aug. 20th, 2004 01:00 am (UTC)
We were in bad in Japan when I flicked the TV on at 8 in the morning and the casshern trailer came on. We just sat there and went shit we got to see that.

Can't wait until the english version comes out. Have been thinking of the subtitled version but it is expensive and I guess the US version with have the original Jap subtitled.

We should have went when we were in Japan to see it but I don't speak a word so I vetoed the trip. Feeling as if I made a mistake.
Aug. 20th, 2004 01:00 am (UTC)
I should really not type until the coffee as hit!!!
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