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Casshern: Robot Hunter

Casshern: Robot Hunter

Alternative Titles

English: Casshan: Robot Hunter
Japanese: 新造人間キャシャーン

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 21, 1993 to Feb 21, 1994
Duration: 27 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.561 (scored by 1553 users)
Ranked: #49192
Popularity: #3460
Members: 3,433
Favorites: 5
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Synopsis

In the near future, robot technology has advanced to the point of self-awareness. Under the leadership of the "Black King," machines have decimated the human population and conquered the world. Those who survived the early holocaust have been enslaved for life. But throughout the hardships, a lone hero appears as the savior of mankind. He is Casshan - a fusion of man and machine driven to combat Black King and his forces to the end.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Alternative version: Shinzou Ningen Casshern, Casshern Sins

Characters & Voice Actors

Casshern
Casshern
Main
Kusao, Takeshi
Japanese
Kusao, Takeshi
Bulen, Steve
English
Bulen, Steve
Braiking Boss
Braiking Boss
Supporting
Utsumi, Kenji
Japanese
Utsumi, Kenji
Friender
Friender
Supporting
 
Narrator
Supporting
Sawaki, Ikuya
Japanese
Sawaki, Ikuya

Staff

Kimura, Hiroshi
Producer
Macek, Carl
Producer, ADR Director
Fukushima, Hiroyuki
Director, Script, Screenplay
Abe, Masashi
Director



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Jan 28, 2010
SakuraForever
I know many of you probably decided to watch this OVA after seeing the popular "Casshern Sins" anime, so here I'll be discussing on why you should or should not watch "Casshan: Robot Hunter." Yes, it is the same Casshern from "Neo-Human Casshern" an anime series from about 1973. The OVA was intended to be 4 epds, however, it was edited into one action pack film via its American release. Recognizable faces are still of some familiarity in this OVA, however, you'll begin to noticing different aspects towards character development. Also, I believe that this OVA closely resembles "Neo Human Casshern" and not "Casshern Sins." read more
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Sep 16, 2009
RobdeFR
This OVA seems to be a remake first Casshan also known as Cashern series.
In this world Dr. Azuma built a super android called BK-1 and instructed the android to protect earth and nature, the robot to fulfill his duties began to kill and tyrannize all the human race, because afterall the human race was killing earth. BK-1 then renames himself as Black King Boss. Tetsuya, Dr. azuma's son, after watching this massacre is left with no other choice than that of merging himself with his father latest android becoming the legendary immortal Casshan.

I've entered this Casshan world by the Cashern Sins series, so please bear read more
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Jul 4, 2010
ThatAnimeSnob
Boy, this was bad. Very bad. This was a “what you should never do when making an anime” type of series.

STORY & CHARACTER SECTIONS: 4/10
In a flash, Casshan is a lamer version of Matrix and Fist of the North Star. The machines have conquered humanity and a superhero emerges to fight them. Originality was the last thing the scriptwriters had on their minds. The story tries to add some interest by making the machines having emotions and the humans fighting and betraying one another but the presentation was so superficial that it went to waste.

ART SECTION: 7/10
Besides all this foolishness, the animation is surprisingly good, read more
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Oct 29, 2013
Dhraiauvessillus
This anime is ok.
It also is a definition of 'crap got wierd'.
One of the weirdest animes I ever saw.

I saw the english dub.
The english dub is good. Casshans voice is very good.

The story is all over the place. It does't explain some things well. Or at all.
A lot of the time, you sit there going, WTH?!
Some of it is cheesey.
The end is not explained well.

It takes a turn into mad science with how Casshan becomes a cyborg.
Seriously, there is a machine that looks like the teleporter from The Fly!

Luna is one of the worst dressed characters in anything!
She looks like a freaking clown. Or read more
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Recommendations

Both are remakes of the '70s robot genre series. Both are "white knights" but not similar in storyline or character relations. Both are enjoyable old-school anime—the way it's not done anymore, sadly.
Both 90s remake OVAs of classic 70s Tatsunoko superhero anime.
Both are badass OVA series about fighting against robots in the future that are endangering mankind.

Opening Theme

"Casshan - The Headstone of Wind" by Hironobu Kageyama (eps 2-4)

Ending Theme

"The Meridian of Hope - Horizon Blue" by Columbia Animation Stars

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