Casshern (film)

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Casshern is a 2004 Japanese tokusatsu ("special effects") superhero film adaptation of the anime series of the same name.wikipedia
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Casshern is a 2004 Japanese tokusatsu ("special effects") superhero film adaptation of the anime series of the same name.
The Casshern franchise also includes a 1993 original video animation titled Casshan: Robot Hunter, and a 2004 live-action adaptation titled Casshern.

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Casshern is a 2004 Japanese tokusatsu ("special effects") superhero film adaptation of the anime series of the same name.
Non-Hollywood superhero films were also released, including the American/Spanish production Faust: Love of the Damned (2001), Japan's tokusatsu films Ultraman (2004), Casshern (2004) and Gatchaman (2013), Chile's Mirageman (2007), Malaysia's Cicak Man (2006), India's Krrish (2006), Drona (2008), Ra.One (2011), Krrish 3 (2013), and Thailand's Mercury Man (2006).

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

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Along with contemporary films Able Edwards, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Immortal, and Sin City, it was among the first feature-length live action films to be shot on a digital backlot, with the actors performing in front of a greenscreen and all but the simplest stage elements added digitally after the fact.
It was one of the first major films, along with Casshern (2004) and Immortal and Sin City (2005), to be shot entirely on a "digital backlot", blending actors with CG surroundings.

Digital backlot

Along with contemporary films Able Edwards, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Immortal, and Sin City, it was among the first feature-length live action films to be shot on a digital backlot, with the actors performing in front of a greenscreen and all but the simplest stage elements added digitally after the fact.

Kazuaki Kiriya

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It was written and directed by Kazuaki Kiriya.
Kiriya made his feature film debut in 2004, writing and directing the ambitious live action film adaptation of Casshern.

Immortal (2004 film)

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Along with contemporary films Able Edwards, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Immortal, and Sin City, it was among the first feature-length live action films to be shot on a digital backlot, with the actors performing in front of a greenscreen and all but the simplest stage elements added digitally after the fact.
Immortal was one of the first major films (along with Casshern and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow) to be shot entirely on a "digital backlot", blending live actors with computer generated surroundings.

Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro

The theme song, "Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro", was written and sung by the director's ex-wife, pop singer Hikaru Utada.
Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro is also included in the "Our Last Days" - "Casshern" OST as the theme song.

Haruhiko Shono

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The film's look was achieved through a combination of means, from CGI (supervised by Haruhiko Shono), matte paintings to even Kiriya's heavy involvement with the cinematography.
He is best known to Western audiences for his steampunk-inspired visual novel, Gadget, and for his work on the 2004 film, Casshern.

Utada Hikaru

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The theme song, "Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro", was written and sung by the director's ex-wife, pop singer Hikaru Utada.
A month later, on April 21, she released her only Japanese single in 2004, "Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro", which topped the singles chart for two consecutive weeks and sold 365,000 units by the year's end and was also the main theme song for Casshern, directed by her then husband Kazuaki Kiriya.

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Casshern is a 2004 Japanese tokusatsu ("special effects") superhero film adaptation of the anime series of the same name.

Film adaptation

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Casshern is a 2004 Japanese tokusatsu ("special effects") superhero film adaptation of the anime series of the same name.

Screenwriter

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It was written and directed by Kazuaki Kiriya.

Film director

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It was written and directed by Kazuaki Kiriya.

Resistance movement

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A resistance movement rises in Zone 7 and the Federation mobilizes its military.