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Casshern -- Live-action sci-fi movie based on a 1973 Japanese anim� of the same name (Shinzo Ningen Cassh�n). Theme song by Utada Hikaru.

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Release Date:
24 April 2004 (Japan) See more »
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Reincarnated with an invincible body to fight an iron devil. If Casshern does not do it, who will? See more »
Plot:
Live-action sci-fi movie based on a 1973 Japanese animé of the same name (Shinzo Ningen Casshân). Theme song by Utada Hikaru. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Fantastic, thoughtful, beautiful film See more (158 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Yûsuke Iseya ... Tetsuya Azuma / Casshern

Kumiko Asô ... Luna Kozuki
Akira Terao ... Dr. Kotaro Azuma
Kanako Higuchi ... Midori Azuma
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Dr. Kozuki
Hiroyuki Miyasako ... Akubon

Mayumi Sada ... Sagurê
Jun Kaname ... Barashin
Hidetoshi Nishijima ... Lieutenant Colonel Kamijo
Mitsuhiro Oikawa ... Kaoru Naito
Susumu Terajima ... Sakamoto
Mayu Tsuruta ... Burai's wife
Ryô ... San Ikegami
Tetsuji Tamayama ... Sekiguchi
Yôko Moriguchi ... Luna's mother
Hideji Ôtaki ... General Kamijo
Tatsuya Mihashi ... Dr. Furoi
Toshiaki Karasawa ... Burai
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kôhei Kitajima
Ei Morisako ... Runa
Gorô Naya ... Narrator
Satoshi Shiomi

Directed by
Kazuaki Kiriya 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kazuaki Kiriya  screenplay
Dai Satô 
Shotaro Suga 
Tatsuo Yoshida  characters

Produced by
Hideji Miyajima .... producer
Chiaki Noji .... associate producer
Toshiharu Ozawa .... producer
Makoto Tanaka .... associate producer
Toshiaki Wakabayashi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Shirô Sagisu 
 
Cinematography by
Kazuaki Kiriya (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Kazuaki Kiriya 
 
Production Design by
Yuji Hayashida 
 
Art Direction by
Yuji Hayashida 
 
Set Decoration by
Yoshihito Akatsuka 
 
Costume Design by
Michiko Kitamura 
 
Makeup Department
Ryoji Inagaki .... hair designer
Ryoji Inagaki .... makeup designer
 
Art Department
D.K. .... conceptual designer
Shinji Higuchi .... storyboard artist: action scene
 
Sound Department
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Masahito Yano .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Tomo Hyakutake .... character designer
Tomo Hyakutake .... special effects makeup
Toshiyuki Kimura .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Kaori Doi .... lead lighting artist
Toshiyuki Kimura .... visual effects supervisor
Kôji Nozaki .... visual effects supervisor
Haruhiko Shono .... CGI supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Motoyuki Kawase .... assistant editor (US video version)
Junya Sakino .... post-production assistant (US video version)
 
Music Department
Hikaru Utada .... composer: theme song "Dareka no negai ga kanau koro"
 
Other crew
Shinji Higuchi .... action scenes supervisor
Yuta Morokaji .... action director
 

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Runtime:
142 min | USA:117 min (cut version)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
In the original TV series, the antagonists were androids brought to life by a lightning strike a la Frankenstein. All were male and bear the same names as in the 2004 remake - with the exception of the Burai. The android Burai is based upon was originally named "Burai King Boss". In the making-of-Casshern DVD, director Kazuaki Kiriya and all conceptual designs continue to use the name "Burai King Boss" until well-over halfway into the shoot.See more »
Quotes:
[before a fight]
Barashin:My name is Barashin!
Casshern:And mine is... Casshern!
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Movie Connections:
References "Speed Racer" (1967)See more »
Soundtrack:
RequiemSee more »

FAQ

What's with the lightning bolts ? Where do they come from ?
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122 out of 178 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic, thoughtful, beautiful film, 7 January 2005
Author: LuxVesperis from Hamamatsu, Japan

Easily one of the best movies I have ever seen.

I am disappointed and yet not surprised at the low score given to this movie. It's not a typical action flick, as the trailer may lead many to believe. It is about so many things and the weak point is that it takes up so much, it is slightly difficult to follow.

I can't even express all the themes and things that flow through this movie. It takes up questions such as: Why do we fight wars? What is ethical? What would you do for love? What does it mean to be a father, a son, lovers, a citizen of a nation, a national leader, human, alive? Visually the movie is just breathtaking. It's gorgeous. Kiriya is not afraid to do what he feels does justice to the scene. He was the one behind the camera, not a common place for the director, to get the shot exactly the way he wanted it. Quite scenes are thoughtful and even the fight scenes are purely intense. Fantastic.

The movie is based on a 70s anime which is quite different. But it is interesting to note the places where the movie pays homage to the original anime.

The English subtitles are quite good and quite accurate. There are a few parts that I would have translated it differently, but over all, the integrity of the film is totally intact.

I highly recommend this film for true lovers of sci-fi who are looking something that is more than mindless battle scenes.

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