In the distant future, where cyborgs and humans struggle to survive after the war which destroyed the world, a being in white suit awakens. His name is Casshern and he remembers nothing of his own past. In barren and dark dystopian world, where every being alive seems to hate his existence and the evil from his past wants him dead, Casshern, haunted by the flashes of his past memories has to survive and figure out who or what exactly he is and how he got to where he is now. But he does not know that he might not like the horrible truth of the past, hidden deep inside his mind… Created as an intended reboot of Casshern franchise. – My Anime List
Based on 18 review scores:
Casshern Sins is an amazing anime series wrapped up in an amazing package. This isn’t just a series for Anime fans, it can be enjoyed by anyone. In-fact, I would advise viewers from outside of the genre to pick this up as their starting Anime series, it is seriously that good. It is also one of the better examples of the medium and a proof that not all Anime is cute-girls and tentacles.
Anarchy In The Galaxy
Casshern Sins is a rare gem among reboots and reimaginings. Casshern’s constant internal struggle is fueled by each and every interaction he makes, and though there is a constantly looming cloud of uncertainty regarding the future, the writers make the endgame clear from the outset of Casshern’s journey. The storytelling is gritty at times, while it also teeters into the realms of existentialism and philosophy. Casshern Sins constructs a world through a magnificent blend of fantasy and science fiction, and manages to throw a few plot twists along the way that flow very well with the overall direction and pacing of the series.
Casshern Sins has a sleek animation style and brooding storyline. Without giving too much away, there are some surprising plot twists that make the story well worth watching. Like many anime series, Casshern Sins is a brooding and dark sci-fi adventure. Though the idea of the brooding loner who must be redeemed is nothing new to anime (or sci-fi, or any form of fiction for that matter), Casshern Sins still manages to set up an interesting premise that makes viewers want to see more, but it does tend to become a bit repetitive from one episode to the next, one battle to the next. However, there’s more than enough mystery and beautiful animation here to keep the story interesting.
The only other flaw of this series is a rushed ending, though. The creators just didn’t take enough time for that final episodes, and the twists just come too fast to make the impact they could have had. But still we have ourselves an excellent series here. It’s fresh, original and imaginative despite based on a 1970s series. It doesn’t quite have the material to become an outstanding series, but it nevertheless has been a delightful watch for me for the past six months.
Casshern Sins is a show that definitely has things going for it, but it has some significant downsides as well, depending on what kind of show you’re thinking it’ll be like. I love the visual design of it and the choreography of the fight sequences and I’m really keen on the way they took a classic property and rebooted it in a way that wasn’t expected. Considering the nature of the original work, they went in an interesting direction here and played it in a semi-philosophical way about the meaning of life and how critical death is to make it all worthwhile. The problem side to the series is that it takes its time getting to these points, though there’s a very definite reason for it all. It’s not a series that works well for marathoning but you almost need to do that in order to see how it all flows together well. Casshern Sins is definitely a show that will leave an impression on you but it’s one that you have to work through to get to the rich material.
The Nihon Review
As an anime, Casshern SINS is a rather hard one to categorize. While it starts out as a fairly ambitious reboot, it proves itself not to be some episodic action series that ambles along with one shot characters as the focus. And even then, mystery, Evangelion style introspection, genuine romance, among other things, enter the mix in order to create something that doesn’t stay as one genre for too long. Whatever label you put on this show, however, is moot, because Casshern SINS stands on its own as a piece of true artistic integrity that show just how far anime has come over the years.
Alright so Casshern Sins is, for me, a real beauty! The story is so powerful and vibrant. The animation is by far some of the best i’ve ever seen! It surprises me the most how a dark, dead wastland can have so much colour in character’s and scenery. Now part 1 of Casshern Sins was fantastic and so intriguing, which is basically where we see Casshern trying to explore and understand the world. In part 2, for me, started to get a little repetitive about half way through, but that phase ended when more about the story opened up. Thankfully the ending made sense, I won’t say it was mind blowing but it was good none-the-less! The music for the wicked fight scenes and the whole anime were well done I thought. Anyone who has seen this will know its a very emotional, violent and. . . Okay, a very depressing sort of anime, but really you can’t deny its still a masterpiece. Its just a must see! If your fed up with gag anime and want something “serious”, then Casshern Sins is perfect for you!
The Otaku’s Study
Personally, I find it hard to place this series. The series has several interesting episodes mixed with boring episodes, the graphics quality isn’t exceptional however is beautiful and the characters don’t have much depth but are easily appreciated. However, after the first two episodes I was more then happy to drop the series and write a review on how boring this series was, however after the first few episodes, it kept me hooked through the entire 12 episodes in the first set. Fortunately, for those who are interested in the series, the second part is being released on the 18th of this month, less then a month after the release date of this set.
My Anime List
Casshern Sins is definitely not for everyone. If you like all kinds of anime regardless of genre and are easily interested in something without it having to be fast-paced, Casshern may be for you. If you’ve always wished that the philosophical plots of pretentious anime would mix with the good fun and awesome fights of shounen action, Casshern may be for you. However, if slowness leaves you bored or action leaves you disinterested, you’ll want to stay away. For me, the show was everything I could have wanted and filled a niche that I’ve long waited for an anime to fill.
I am a character-centric lover. Deep and intricate plots are awesome in their own right, but if the story doesn’t have interesting characters, or at least characters that help mirror the message of the plot, there’s no way I can really enjoy it. I can forgive, and often don’t notice, minor plot holes and can be fairly forgiving of slight problems in the narrative if the theme is shown to me as more important and the writers are not leaving anything else behind as well. I adore the art style absolutely and on Blu-Ray it’s even more spectacular. When I initially started the series, the action scene lead me to believe that the show would be faster paced that it turned on to be, and due to the unforeseen crawl in development, I put it on hold for a while before trying it again and am really happy I gave it a second chance. I enjoyed my ride with the characters as they developed, even if the ending was fairly cliche.
This is not your average anime series. Casshern Sins is a drama unlike anything else you’ve ever seen. And its granted that when you finish the series you will remember it for a long time. If you are looking for a typical sci fi anime look elsewhere. Casshern Sins is all about finding one’s self and the road to redemption….
Anime News Network
Casshern Sins belongs to a different age. It’s claimed as a “reboot” of the original anime which is disappointing then that they’ve stuck to the art style of that time. Yes, I highlighted the design as a positive for nostalgic purposes earlier on but that really relies on you having something to be nostalgic about to begin with. Essentially the series is likely to pique the interest of the older generation who might have already seen the original for comparative purposes but newer viewers are more likely to baulk at this style and storytelling approach. It has a few good points namely the expansively brilliant orchestral soundtrack but I just don’t think they combine together to form a saving grace. Unless the second volume shifts gear entirely, I can’t say that there’s much else to look forward to.
It’s bleak, dark and almost sadistically depressing, but Casshern Sins catches the eye with unique visuals and a high concept approach to its story.
Overall, I enjoyed myself as I was watching and in particular liked the one-shot episodes, which at times evoke the amazing work done in Kino’s Journey. However, the turgid overarching narrative, the bad characters and the incompetent ending make me wonder if these scattered episodes were enough to make the series actually worth my time.
I gave Casshern Sins a 7 because it presented a remarkably strong, thematic journey in addition to a very interesting narrative full of great world building and settings. The show offered a number of rather unique characters, had exhilarating animation sequences, and a wonderful soundtrack to tie everything together. The show’s intense focus on certain thematic principles sometimes led to the dialogue recycling itself and a few plot points were left dangling in places but the narrative as a whole was quite entertaining. A pretty solid show.
Casshern Sins is an ambitious series that does not quite hit its mark. The show has cool fight scenes and a decent main plotline, but it’s weighed down by constant introspective self-loathing and philosophical nonsense. I am sure somebody, somewhere, will find this series to be groundbreaking poetry that spoke to their soul. I just didn’t buy in to the fluffy symbolism found in the tangent episodes. At its core, Casshern Sins is a simple story about atonement. It’s a strong anime title when it sticks to the main idea, but when it goes off the beaten path, as it often does, it gets bogged down in melodramatic sludge. It’s flawed, but never unwatchable. Besides, this title is easily worth watching just to see the amazing, retro-inspired art style. If nothing else, just stare at the pretty pictures.