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Casshern -- Genetically modified human mutants threaten the future of the world, and the only hope for mankind rests on the shoulders of Casshern, a warrior who has been reincarnated.
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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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 »
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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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Beautiful movie, fantastic scenes, average fighting and massive death. 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
Akihiko Okase .... foley artist
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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142 min | USA:117 min (cut version)
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According to the director's commentary, Burai's long monologue when he first speaks was done in a single take. Although later broken-up in post-production by shots of various reactions, you can still tell as the camera slowly zooms in on his face only to do the exact opposite when he finishes speaking.See more »
Quotes:
Burai:We are the Neo-Sapiens. Bow down before us.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Aachi and Ssipak (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
RequiemSee more »

FAQ

What's with the lightning bolts ? Where do they come from ?
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40 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful movie, fantastic scenes, average fighting and massive death., 8 December 2004
Author: thesociety from San Pedro

This movie grabs you right from the beginning with its audio/visual bombardment that keeps your eyes and ears at maximum capacity. This doesn't last all the way through, there's interspersed moments of artistic pause. Those frozen moment scenes looked like a master's canvas come to motion, if not life. Don't blink.

The plot of the movie revolves around a battle of life and death, with the love story subplot on the main character. As many scripts set in Japan do, they revolve the drama around "honor" and whatever twisted concept the characters have of it. Often "honor" demands that everyone dies. A lot of people die, but the violence is pretty good, more conceptual than graphic, and it delivers its intended impact well. But it eventually gets over the top, and you start wondering if anyone is going to live.

There's more than a few plot-holes, and they are big enough to drive a Honda through. You get the idea they shot reels of film and thought about how to piece it together afterward. People do things for impossible reasons, and unlikely motivations (twisted sense of honor becomes a generic excuse). To their credit, with such a twisted plot piecing together scenes, they don't make the mistake of turning the plot on a dime anywhere, so you won't get lost. You know who the bad guys are (3 different groups!) and who the good guys are (the hero, his immediate family, and all innocents), and you know who it's going to come down to in the end.

To anyone who watches this with subtitles, blame the incoherent reasons behind character's actions on bad subtitle translations.... and it becomes a better than average movie, even good. Turn out the lights and crank the volume. Sci-Fi fans, this is a don't miss.

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