FUNimation sent over some incredible shots from the Casshern Sins multi-part anime series, which has just been released on DVD and Blu-ray here in the U.S. Casshern is a cybernetic assassin with no memory of his past, who’s fighting to save what’s left of a desperate world. Casshern Sins is based on the 1973 animated epic Casshan, created by Tatsuo Yoshida, as well as the 2004 live-action film Casshern, directed by Kazuaki Kiriya.
Casshern Sins, Part 1
Casshern Sins, Part 1 features episodes 1 – 12 on 2 discs. Casshern – a cybernetic assassin with no memory of his past – awakens in a corrosive wasteland where nothing survives for long. A plague known as the Ruin sweeps across this once-vibrant world, reducing everything in its path to rubble and scattering any chance for salvation. Robots and humans alike – or what little remains of them – seek vengeance against Casshern for the life he took and the role he played in their Ruin. A machine built to kill, Casshern murdered the last hope for this world, but now, lost in a future he does not recognize, he will fight to save the dying.
Casshern Sins, Part 2
Casshern Sins, Part 2 features episodes 13 – 24 on 2 discs. In the wake of a devastating plague known as the Ruin, Casshern – a cybernetic assassin with no memory of his past – must fight to save a civilization he pushed to the brink of extinction. He hunts the one they call Braiking Boss, the robotic overlord who ordered Casshern to serve as the executioner of Luna: bringer of salvation. Surrounded by dying eyes that look upon him with fear and disgust, Casshern walks the wasteland of his own creation driven to destroy Braiking Boss and remind Luna of her duty. Should she fail to heed his warning, Casshern must assume the specter of death in order to salvage what little beauty remains in a ruined wold.
Both parts were released on August 17, 2010.
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