Might as well continue the Contemporary Toonami Kick of DEADMAN WONDERLAND by picking this show up again, right? I actually watched the first episode a ways back when Funi sent the box set along - - and it was one of those series that I always hoped to continue once I got more time. That was about a year ago.
Actually, the real inspiration for this came from a hang-out session at one of my pals’ place last Sunday. Dude still has a SNES, so of course we blew the dust out of his MEGA MAN X3 cartridge. I hadn’t played that game for… shit… at least 16 years and, revisiting it at this point of my life reminded that the secret of Capcom’s success was always about giving its audience’s imaginations just enough. Like, there barely was a plot to that series, but the snippets of plot, color of the character designs and eye-catching locations were evocative enough to encourage kids (like me) to project a deeper story on to what they were playing.
So yeah, I may have dreamt up a few epic MEGA MAN X fan fic plotlines when I was 10. And I’ve always seen a lot of potential for somebody to riff the concept into something grander and more meaningful.
Dig deep enough into pop culture, and you’ll find an actualization of any thought. The original CASSHERN probably did influence MEGA MAN, and though I still haven’t read PLUTO yet, I’d wager it’s already a more serious, deconstructionist take on the story. Still, I can only comment on things from my perspective here… and, from my perspective, CASSHERN SINS plays like MEGA MAN: THE OPERA.
And that’s something I’ve wanted to see for years.
Watch this episode, "At the End of the World” below and decide for yourself.