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CASSHERN SINS #1 -- Special Review

Holy crap! It's... it's MEGA MAN: THE OPERA!

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.

Tom Pinchuk’s a writer and personality with a large number of comics, videos and features like this to his credit. Visit his website - - tompinchuk.com - - and follow his Twitter: @tompinchuk

Kuma_From_Argentinaon Aug. 14, 2012 at 4:25 a.m.

Mega Man: The Opera falls short as a nickname to the Awesome Casshern Sins. I dont remember any series making me cry as Casshern Sin

I cry every time I hear this theme

Destinyheroknight is online on Aug. 14, 2012 at 6:55 a.m.

I didn't really like Casshern Sins first episode, it was to "KILL CASSHERN, KILL CASSHERN and then DEVOUR CASSHERN, DEVOUR CASSHERN" for my taste.

Also what kind of robots follow rumors

FoxxFireArt moderator on Aug. 14, 2012 at 8:08 a.m.

I kind of stopped watching CASSHERN SINS after a few episodes. It's not that it's bad. I really enjoy it. It's just so depressing, and even without looking up spoilers I have this really bad vibe that it's the kind of series where pretty much everyone is going to wind up dead.

sickVisionz moderator on Aug. 14, 2012 at 12:51 p.m.
It took a while for this series to grow on me. It armed like it want found anywhere sure a while but I lived the visuals and despite the pace, I did get the sense that it would eventually become something special. Once the little girl comes in, the series stats to kick up and get more interesting. Even she isn't there, everything post her was more enjoyable for me.
zaldaron Aug. 14, 2012 at 3:55 p.m.

Hanibai Renmei is the only anime I have cried to..if this approaches that level than I will have to check it out...

Nightwolfon Aug. 15, 2012 at 2:51 a.m.
takashichea moderator on Aug. 23, 2012 at 7:03 p.m.

The show reminds me of Cyborn 009. I tried this show on Toonami, and I had to get used to gloomy atmosphere. The concept of living for robots is only experienced when they are on the verge of death. I find it interesting how they feel more human. One of favorite characters is Akos (if I spelled it right). Most minor characters are pretty female robots that look more human. Don't know why some robots look robotic while others look human. One of the things I had to get used to is the fighting. It was difficult to follow their movements.

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