Review of 'Casshan: Robot Hunter'

casshan.jpg In a dystopian future the human race is enslaved by robots (“neoroids”) that were, obviously, originally supposed to help civilization but turned bad. They are headed by Black King (BK1) – a super-robot that is super-bad. Casshan is a legendary hero who is all but indestructible that comes to save the humans (along with his trust robotic dog side-kick). He has made the ultimate sacrifice to fight the robots: By becoming partly one himself. The love of his previous, human, life also questions his humanity (and hops into several showers along the way, see below). Will he triumph against the evil BK1? Let us guess…

Japanese animation of the old school which is a bit surprising considering the recent date – One would have expected a bit better (in my opinion). A bit of fluff with reasonable, though not terribly special, effects and simple story lines along the lines of “hero saves the day when all hope is lost”.

Lightly entertaining.

Rating: “Average, but who wants to be average?”

Review Date: 2008-06-03

Directed by: Yasuomi Umetsu

Studio: Tatsunoko Production

Year: 1995

Length: 101 minutes

Genre: Japanese Animation