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Casshern (2004)

Not Rated | | Action , Sci-Fi | 24 April 2004 (Japan)
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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.

Director:

Kazuaki Kiriya

Writers:

Kazuaki Kiriya (screenplay), Dai Satô | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yûsuke Iseya ... Tetsuya Azuma / Casshern
Kumiko Asô Kumiko Asô ... Luna Kozuki
Akira Terao Akira Terao ... Dr. Kotaro Azuma
Kanako Higuchi Kanako Higuchi ... Midori Azuma
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Dr. Kozuki
Hiroyuki Miyasako Hiroyuki Miyasako ... Akubon
Mayumi Sada ... Sagurê
Jun Kaname Jun Kaname ... Barashin
Hidetoshi Nishijima ... Lieutenant Colonel Kamijo
Mitsuhiro Oikawa Mitsuhiro Oikawa ... Kaoru Naito
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima ... Sakamoto
Mayu Tsuruta Mayu Tsuruta ... Burai's wife
Ryô Ryô ... San Ikegami
Tetsuji Tamayama ... Sekiguchi
Yôko Moriguchi ... Luna's mother
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Storyline

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. Written by Frank Tinsley V

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Reincarnated with an invincible body to fight an iron devil. If Casshern does not do it, who will? See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 April 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Casshern - Reencarnado do Inferno See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY 600,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$344,218 (Japan), 7 May 2004, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

Dr. Kotaro Azuma: Murderer, feel my pain.
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Connections

Referenced in Aachi & Ssipak (2006) See more »

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Requiem
By The Back Horn
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speechless (almost)
24 August 2005 | by gunterhausfrauSee all my reviews

My wife and I watched this movie last night. I love anime, for the most part, but realize that quite a bit of it is rehashing the same topics. Visuals are important, and I can look past some of the more trivial and view the entertainment. She likes some, but is more "willing" to see these movies than "eager".

Having said that. HOLY COW! this is one of the best movies we have seen. Visuals were stunning, the message real, the topics more than timely, the human story was touching. Even the non-special effect type shots were beautiful. You can tell that the filmmakers were not concerned about dumbing down the story for the audience. I fear for an American release (please quite assuming we are morons).

This was not "good anime" or "good superhero" or "good science fiction". This was a excellent movie and story that was told using all those as medium.

You can see aspects of "Blade Runner", "The Matrix", maybe "2001" even film noir but this movie does it right. Please give it a chance. The first thing we thought of after the viewing is that we want run out and tell everyone we see "see this movie".

See this movie.


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