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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.


Casshern is a 2004 Japanese tokusatsu film adaptation of the anime series of the same name. It was written and directed by Kazuaki Kiriya. It stars Yusuke Iseya as Tetsuya Azuma/Casshern, Kumiko Aso as Luna Kozuki, Toshiaki Karasawa as Burai, Mayumi Sada as Saguree, and Jun Kaname as Barashin.
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CastSusumu Terajima, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tatsuya Mihashi, Fumiyo Kohinata, Mitsuhiro Oikawa, Yusuke Iseya, Kumiko Aso, Akira Terao, Toshiaki Karasawa, Kanako Higuchi, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Mayumi Sada, Jun Kaname, Hideji Otaki, Hiroyuki Myasako
DirectorKazuaki Kiriya
Genre:  Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Release Date:  May 15, 2004
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Screen WriterDai Sato, Shotaro Suga
DVD Release Date:  October 16, 2007
Runtime:  2hrs 16min
Studio:  Dreamworks SKG
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review by . August 24, 2009
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      CASSHERN (2004) is loosely based on the Japanese anime in the 1970's called "Casshan Robot fighter" which was in turn adapted into the live-action TV series. Highly stylized and visually stunning, "CASSHERN" gives you that first impression that it is a drag-out robot smashing action film as its trailer suggests. However, there is a lot more to this film than first meets the eye. Kazuaki Kiriya’s film contains strong philosophical themes and has …
Quick Tip by . November 23, 2009
Visually exciting but thematically flat, CASSHERN plays out more like popcorn animation than it does a level-headed film.
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