Sentai Filmworks Licenses CASSHAN
Source: Sentai Filmworks press release
Special Thanks to David Williams
Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its newest acquisition, from the creator of SPEED RACER and GATCHAMAN: CASSHAN (新造人間キャシャーン, Shinzoo Ningen Kyashaan, aka NEO-HUMAN CASSHERN, 1973-1974)! This 35 episode sci-fi epic is the creation of Tatsunoko Production’s legendary Tatsuo Yoshida and features series composition by Takao Koyama (SLAYERS TV, SAINT SEIYA TV) and character designs by Tatsuo Yoshida and Yoshitaka Amano (FINAL FANTASY video games, VAMPIRE HUNTER D OVA), with music by Shunsuke Kikuchi (DORAEMON, GETTER ROBO).
When lightning strikes the prototype android BK-1, a new horror is unleashed on the world as the resulting monster Buraiking begins taking over all other robots on Earth, setting them against their creators in a massive orgy of planet-wide destruction! With humanity helpless in the face of the new Neoroiders and their mechanical armies, mankind’s only hope may lie in the hands of Tetsuya Azuma, son of the creator of BK1, who transfers his consciousness into an android body to become a Neoroider himself… the ultimate robot fighter: Casshan!
Now, together with his robot dog Flender and the beautiful Luna Uetsuki, the daughter of another scientist and wielder of the most robot-lethal gun on the planet, Casshan is on a mission to clear his father’s name, avenge his mother’s death, and save the Earth from the iron clutches of Buraiking! But things aren’t going to be easy, not when you’re three against thousands, and Buraiking has some shocking surprises in store that will rip Casshan’s world in two! It’s the ultimate blast from the past as the battle for the future pits the good bots against the bad in CASSHAN!
CASSHAN will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release on subtitled DVD and Blu-ray to follow in 2014.
About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks celebrates its 5th Anniversary as one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like PERSONA 4, GIRLS UND PANZER, DEVIL SURVIVOR 2, BODACIOUS SPACE PIRATES, MAJESTIC PRINCE and HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD as well as high profile theatrical films such as GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES, K-ON! and APPLESEED. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Ingram Entertainment, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Sam Goody, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.