Casshern

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70%

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Total Count: 10

69%

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A genetic discovery that could prove mankind's saving grace is instead used to create the very beings who threaten their existence in director Kazuaki Kirya's visionary sci-fi epic. The time is the late 21st Century; fifty years of war between Europa and the Eastern Federation have left the planet devastated and the human race completely dispirited. In the aftermath of the Eastern Federation "victory," a new federation known as Eurasia is born. But the planet has been ravaged beyond the point of repair by nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, and a half-century of warfare has taken a devastating toll on all mankind. At first, it appears that salvation is imminent when a highly respected geneticist named Azuma announces the discovery of a so-called "neo cell" that can rejuvenate the human body without risk of rejection. Mankind's last hope threatens to become its ultimate downfall, however, when nature and science combine to create a menace that could very well extinguish the human race forever. Now, as the human race prepares to make its last stand against the ultimate enemy, a powerful warrior will emerge to fight for mankind and provide hope for future generations. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast

Yusuke Iseya
as Tetsuya Azuma
Kumiko Aso
as Luna Kozuki
Akira Terao
as Prof. Kotaro Azuma
Kanako Higuchi
as Midori Azuma
Fumiyo Kohinata
as Dr. Kozuki
Jun Kaname
as Barashin
Hidetoshi Nishijima
as Lt. Col. Kamijo
Mitsuhiro Oikawa
as Kaoru Naito
Hideji Otaki
as Gen. Kamijo
Tatsuya Mihashi
as Old Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Casshern

All Critics (10)

  • When Casshern is tapping into a sense of awe, it most fully earns the somewhat exhausting world-building it takes to get there.

    Oct 1, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Surprisingly bittersweet and contemplative, and hence registers more strongly than a mere sensory spectacle.

    Dec 23, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Une expérience technique enlevante beaucoup plus qu'un film à part entière.

    Aug 20, 2008 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
  • Like the similarly stylized Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and, to a certain extent, 300, Casshern is more about visuals than story. It's a CG playground where cartoon and live action collide.

    Oct 22, 2007 | Full Review…
  • Its pessimistic view of the future is as old hat as the superhero premise, but the way it looks most certainly is not. Style over substance? Certainly. But what style!

    Oct 20, 2007 | Rating: 76/100
  • Overlong, heavy-handed and thoroughly humourless it may be, but it is also a spectacularly stylised mutation of the way we look at the world of war.

    Feb 19, 2005 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Casshern

  • Nov 24, 2013
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    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 24, 2010
    a epic story, which is always entertaining, some nice touches throughout, some interesting aspectsto it all, interesting soundtrack too,
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Dec 17, 2009
    Reincarnated with an invincible body to fight an iron devil.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer
  • Sep 01, 2008
    Very stylistically beautiful in a cyberpunk manga way. Every shot is a work of art, scenes have strict colour schemes that put Hero to shame. The score is also rather magnificent. In terms of the plot, it is either philosophically profound or pointless pretentious waffle. Take your pick.
    Kylie B Super Reviewer

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