Funimation Entertainment Acquires “Casshern Sins,” the Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Anime Series from Tatsunoko Productions

Flower Mound, TX (July 18, 2009) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment, broadcast, digital, and merchandise rights to the first season (24 episodes) of the post-apocalyptic sci-fi anime series “Casshern Sins” from Tatsunoko Productions.

This sci-fi series is directed by Shigeyasu Yamauchi (“Blood+”, “Digimon”, “Dragon Ball Z”) produced by Tatsunoko Productions (“Speed Racer”, “Robotech”, “Gatchaman”) and animated by Madhouse (“Claymore”, “Hellsing Ultimate”, “Death Note”, “Gungrave”).

Casshern Sins is a revisioning of the early seventies series “Neo-Human Casshern” presented with a unique animation style. This sci-fi android series begins in a time when humans are subjugated by androids. Desperate for freedom, humans summon a mysterious girl named Luna in order to save mankind. Braiking Boss, leader of the androids, fears what this girl may do, and sends three assassins to remove her. The strongest of these assassins, Casshern, manages to track down and kill Luna. This triggers a cataclysmic event which sets in motion the end of the world.

Hundreds of years later, the world is in ruin and both humans and androids fear for their lives. Casshern, who has disappeared since Luna's death, returns to the world with no memory. Thus starts his journey of self discovery and redemption that will determine the future of both humans and androids.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the first season of the series in two 12 episode sets fall 2010.

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