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NEW ‘CASSHERN’ SERIES ANNOUNCED

Classic robot-hunting hero to return in anime series this fall
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Posted 04/01/08
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NEW ‘CASSHERN’ SERIES ANNOUNCEDThe Casshern anime and manga of decades past may be a distant second to Kazuaki Kiruya’s flashy live-action Casshern film at the moment, but studio Madhouse and director Shigeyasu Yamauchi plan to return Casshern to anime form later this year.

Created by Tatsuo Yoshida, the Tatsunoko Productions founder who brought the world Gatchaman and Speed Racer, Casshern follows a cyborg warrior fighting his way through a world of human-hating robots with the help of his dog, Friender. The original Casshern manga inspired both a 1973 TV anime (right) and a 1993 OVA series, the later of which was released in the U.S. as Robot Hunter Casshan.

Though it’s Yamauchi’s first time helming anything Casshern, he’s overseen a great deal of overblown superhero anime, having directed a number of Dragon Ball Z and Saint Seiya films. The new Casshern also features character designs from Yoshihiko Umakoshi, who served as animation director on the reserved Mushi-shi and the chaotic Air Master. Casshern’s story editor is Yasuko Kobayashi of Witchblade and Claymore. The series is scheduled to debut in the fall.
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