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What Is Casshern?
We're not entirely sure, but check out this way cool trailer!
February 24, 2004 - Wanna see something wild? Of course you do, that's why you're here. A link came our way yesterday to this wicked cool trailer for a Japanese movie called Casshern. So, before you do anything else, click here to check it out. But come back here and finish reading after you're done!
Obviously, it's a pretty obscure flick so we had to do some digging. Apparently, the movie is based on an old 35-episode anime called Casshan: Robot Hunter. I don't know how closely the film that this trailer advertises mirrors the original series, but here's the setup:
A scientist invents a robot for pollution control. Seems harmless enough right? Well, the robot, BK-1 or the Black King, goes nuts and sets out to enslave mankind using a robot army. Yes, it's a little cliché, but you still gotta hate it when that happens. Well, the scientist's son somehow merges his body with that of a robot and becomes a super-powered android named Casshan. If it sounds crazy, it's because it is. He then takes on the robot armies with the help of his robot dog (stay with me) and his childhood friend, Luna. Again, I'm just telling you what I've been able to gather online so apologies to fans of the series (are there any there?) if I've missed some important detail.
The film is apparently directed by music video helmer Kazuaki Kiriya. Not sure how the story will play out, but it's definitely a visual feast! Let's hope they subtitle this thing or get it dubbed. We're gonna try and bring you more on this flick soon, so keep right here.
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Casshern. Wow. Gotta see that, the visuals alone look like its worth it. Live action anime. Its got me excited, and I HATE anime.