Casshern Sins

Casshern Sins

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In a distant future, Earth has become a wasteland and humanity as we know it has died out. All that remains are sentient robots. They were supposed to be able to live forever—until the one called Luna died and The Ruin started. Their bodies will rust, and there is nothing that can be done to fix it. Now the robots are left only to contemplate their deaths, kept going only by the rumor that if they eat the one called Casshern they will gain immortality. Casshern knows nothing about his past, why he exists or what he is, but he must find out or he will face the constant torment of being hunted by robots who don't want to die. Casshern leaves death wherever he goes, but he must face it if he is to find out the truth of this world.

User Rating: 4.42 ( 5 votes)


English: Casshern Sins
Japanese: キャシャーン SINS
Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2008 to Mar 16, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Showgate, USEN
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Madhouse, Tatsunoko Production
Source: Other
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Psychological, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Shigeyasu Yamauchi – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Eunyoung Choi – Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation, 2nd Key Animation
Naoyuki Itou – Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Tatsufumi Itou – Episode Director, Key Animation, Animation Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Aoi Hana (青い花)” by Color Bottle
ED1: “Reason” by K∧N∧ (eps 1-12)
ED2: “Aoi Kage 「蒼い影」” by Otoyakichiemon’Ju (ep 13)
ED3: “Hikari to Kage「光と影」” by Shinji Kuno (eps 14-23)
ED4: “A Path” by Nami Miyahara (ep 24)

Episode List

01: At the End of the World
02: A World Replete with Death Throes
03: To the Ends of Agony
04: The Angel of Ruin
05: The Man Who Killed the Sun Named Moon
06: Reunited with Fate
07: The Woman of the Tall Tower
08: A Hymn of Hope
09: The Flower That Blooms in the Valley of Ruin
10: The Man Entrapped by the Past
11: By One’s Calling
12: Turn the Time Lived to Color
13: The Past Rises Before My Eyes
14: The Truth Illuminates the Darkness
15: The God of Death Dune
16: For the Strength to Believe
17: The Glass Cradle
18: The Time I’ve Lived and the Time I Have Left
19: Believe in the Flower That Lives in Your Heart
20: For Whom do the Flowers Bloom
21: The Paradise of Lost Hope
22: A Drop Called Eternity
23: Those Who Return
24: To the Wandering, Blooming Flowers


What starts off brilliant descends into “Where do we go with it?” half way through the show, leaving an unsatisfying conclusion.


Darker and edgier reboot. ➕ Design, voices, atmosphere. ➖ Story, motivations, “traditional” take on mortality vs immortality.


An appealing premise in my case, but the show just drags. Better execution, could have made it into a modern classic.


This looked very pretty but honestly a lot of it went over my head. It was great at putting me into a certain mood though. Props for that.


One of the first HD anime I saw. Good story but really great art. Was a treat to see on my TV.


Came off as edgy garbage. I wonder if older versions did better. Lots of ep 1 exposition so we don’t forget who Cashern is. 1 and drop.


A weak overarching plot and a fair amount of schmaltz are outweighed by the bold art and unique style of action in this episodic trek.