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This is a list of episodes for Casshern Sins, a remake of the original Casshern anime. Casshern Sins was first announced at the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2008 with Madhouse being in charge of animation.[1] Soon after, an official trailer was posted online on its official Japanese website.[2] The 2008 show was directed by Shiyasu Yamauchi.[3]

Casshern Sins centers on Casshern, who is originally a subordinate of Braiking Boss instead of being a hero to humanity. He was sent to assassinate a girl named Luna due to Boss' fears that she would liberate humanity from his grip. Her death resulted in a war that has humanity on the losing end with robots being on the verge of death due to the radical change in the environment; a legend was made known to the robots that Casshern's death can save them all.

The show had previously aired on Japan's Chiba TV, TV Aichi, MBS, TV Kanagawa & TV Saitama stations.[3] The show aired in Japan from October 1, 2008 to March 18, 2009.[4] Casshern Sins had also aired on Singapore's Arts Central channel.[5] The series will start airing in North American on December 14, 2010, on the Funimation Channel.[6]

The opening theme is "Aoi Hana" (青い花 lit. Blue Flower?) by Color Bottle.[7] The ending theme for the first 12 episodes is "reason" by K∧N∧, the ending theme of the 13th episode is "Aoi Kage" (蒼い影 lit. Blue Shadow?) by Masanori Sera,[3] and the current ending theme is "Hikari to Kage" (光と影 lit. Light and Shadow?) by Kunoshinji.[3][7]

The series is licensed and distributed in Oceania by Siren Visual[8] with the Japanese dub intact and having English subtitles in 2 DVDs, one with episodes 1-12 and the second with episodes 13-24 for its release in Australia[9][10] and New Zealand.[11] Funimation Entertainment has announced a North American release and licensing for the show at the 2009 Otakon panel.[12]

Casshern Sins was released in Region 2 for both DVD and Blu-Ray versions. DVD Boxsets were released for ¥12,600 with from February 25, 2009,[13] March 25, 2009,[14] April 24, 2009[15] and June 10, 2009.[16] Single DVDs were released for ¥6,300 from July 24, 2009 for Volumes 1 and 2[17][18] followed by Volumes 3 and 4 on August 21, 2009.[19][20] Volumes 5 and 6 were released on September 18, 2009[21][22] Volumes 7 and 8 were released on October 23, 2009.[23][24]

Blu-Ray versions of the show in Region 2 were released for ¥15,750 with Volume 1 released on February 25, 2009.[25] Volume 2 was subsequently released on March 25, 2009.[26] Volume 3 was released on April 24, 2009[27] and Volume 4 was released on June 10, 2009.[28]

Episodes

# Episode Name Original air date
01 At the End of the World
"Shuumatsu no sekai de" (終末の世界で)
1 October 2008 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
In the near future, an amnesiac Casshern fights anti-human robots on a desolate Earth. Most of the humans were killed in an apocalyptic war when he was serving under the direction of Braiking Boss after he assassinated a girl named Luna. During his quest to find out who he is, Casshern befriends a robot girl named Ringo. However, Ringo finds herself to be scared of Casshern after he kills a robot who was trying to attack her. Not long after, he faces against an anti-Casshern mercenary named Lyuze.
02 The World is Filled with the Cries of Death
"Sekai wa dan matsu no koe ni michi te" (世界は断末の声に満ちて)
8 October 2008 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Casshern meets up with a robotic couple and their dog named Friender. He finds out that they reside with a total of 10 robots, seeking to live in peace until they die. The robots turn on Casshern, and attempt to eat him to survive, being tempted by his completely un-decomposed body. Casshern is forced to defend himself, and attacks the robots. Unfortunately, he goes berserk and kills even those that have no intention on hurting him, leaving Friender as the only survivor.
03 To the End of Suffering
"Kunou no hate ni" (苦悩の果てに)
15 October 2008 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
After leaving the town of robots, Casshern meets the first human being of his travels, a man called Akos. Upon learning that the robot community wasn't there anymore, he starts following Casshern around. Akos teaches Casshern about the fragility of humans, and reveals that he is currently under the same situation as he is, running away from his problems. Later, Casshern re-encounters Friender, who wants revenge on him for killing his owners. After being injured by the dog, Casshern decides to give his life to Friender, but the latter spares him and instead joins him in his travels. Akos decides to leave Casshern and Friender, succumbing to a prolonging illness moments later, and dies in the sand. His last words to Casshern are that he is not a Grim Reaper, because he didn't die traveling with him.
04 The Angel of Ruin
"Horobi no tenshi" (滅びの天使)
22 October 2008 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Casshern meets Sophita, a female robot who enjoys fighting and killing her own kind. She is dubbed "The Angel of Ruin" by the robots who have heard of her and fear her. Sophita wants to fight Casshern, but the latter refuses. She tells him that fighting is her way of living, albeit in a twisted way. Casshern engages Sophita after the latter engages a group of armed robots, wanting to kill Sophita before Casshern intervenes.
05 The Man Who Killed the Sun Named As the Moon
"Tsuki toiu na no taiyou o koroshi ta otoko" (月という名の太陽を殺した男)
29 October 2008 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Lyuze appears before Casshern again, who proceeds to condemn him with Luna's death. Luna was dubbed the "Source of Life" for this world. In the past, Lyuze's sister Liza was tasked to protect Luna, but failed to prevent her death. Casshern allows Lyuze to try and kill himself when he learns more of the ruin. Casshern almost kills Lyuze in his berserk mode, but Friender saves her. Meanwhile, Ringo and Ohji trade usable parts to robots who are in need of them. A robot bandit gang attacks and steals the parts from them. Casshern arrives to stop them, but again loses control and kills several unrelated robots. He only stops when Ringo shouts at him to stop, who is still terrified of him.
06 Reunion with Fate
"Unmei to no saikai" (運命との再会)
5 November 2008 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Dio, a cyborg fighter who looks just like Casshern, claims that they were created as killing machines and served under Braiking Boss before the events of the ruin came into play. The two cyborgs face off against each other, before Lyuze intervenes and critically wounds Dio in order to force him to stop fighting. Before he retreats, Lyuze angrily tells him that Casshern needs to stay alive for now until his memory returns.
07 The Woman of the High Tower
"Takai tou no onna" (高い塔の女)
12 November 2008 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Casshern visits a dilapidated factory, with an incomplete high tower atop it. There he meets Lizabel, a former worker-robot who uses other robots as parts for her tower. Her wish is to place a giant bell at the top of the tower and, by ringing it, remind anyone who hears it that the world is still beautiful. She is entranced by Casshern's unruined body and tries to melt him down to make her bell, but fails. In the end, Lizabel is forced to create a bell that sounded horribly when struck, thus the robots who heard it got annoyed by the sound and assaulted her, nearly destroying her tower in the process.
08 The Praise of Hope
"Kibou no sanka" (希望の賛歌)
19 November 2008 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Casshern escorts a robot singer named Janice, who wants to travel to a dilapidated city known as the Bazaar in order to sing to robot refugees who had been hiding there from the ruin of the outside world. Standing in their way are robots who believe that hope should die in a world full of ruin and, once they reach the Bazaar, will massacre everyone in sight. Once Casshern and Janice finally reached their destination, it is discovered that she is also at the brink of ruin, so she dedicates one final song to Casshern while he defends her and her audience alongside Friender and Lyuze from a horde of murderous robots outside.
09 The Flower Which Blooms in the Valley of Ruin
"Horobi no tani ni saku hana" (滅びの谷に咲く花)
26 November 2008 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Casshern battles a horde of robots and was pushed off a cliff then fell into a hole in the ground. There, he finds a little mentally depleted robot girl who tends to his wounds and gave him flowers. It is revealed with the arrival of Ringo, Ohji and Lyuze that the place was in fact a graveyard for robots. The girl's name was Nico and used to be the servant of Luna. Not long after, robots which survived the fall starts to attack. As Casshern and Lyuze fights them off, Nico was unfortunately killed during the raid protecting a doll made of scraps which she still perceives to be Luna. Following the last words of the robot name Bolton, Casshern and the crew now travels the land to find Luna who hopefully is still alive to undo the ruination.
10 The Man Captured in the Past
"Kako ni toraware ta otoko" (過去に囚われた男)
3 December 2008 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Rather than focusing on Casshern, this episode follows Dio and his quest to reestablish his utopia by gathering wandering robots to form his army. During the gathering, a mysterious robot dressed heavily in tattered cloak barges in rambling about the death of Luna. It is revealed the robot’s name is Dune, a guardian assigned as Luna’s bodyguard. Leda attempts to dispose of Dune but in the end requires Dio’s help. In a fit of rage for being mistaken as Casshern, Dio viciously incapacitates Dune. As Dio with Leda by his side raises the spirits of the wandering robot with his speech, a broken down Dune once again wanders the lands mourning the death of Luna.
11 For One's Own Mission
"Onore no shimei no moto ni" (己の使命のもとに)
10 December 2008 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Friender tries to rescue Casshern from debris when they were attacked by rogue robots earlier. Failing to do so and breaking a leg in the process, Friender leaves Casshern behind and encounters a mixed group of robots and humans led by their leader, Jin, who believe that Luna is alive and look for her. One of the members, Gido, abandons his group and joins the rogue robots when he learns that Friender was a companion of the infamous Casshern.
12 Coloring the Moment of Living
"Ikita toki wo iro nishite" (生きた時を色にして)
17 December 2008 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Casshern and Friender arrive at a city that is surrounded by a lake, which is populated with robots who have already accepted death. Casshern meets a disabled robot, Margo, who considers himself as an artist and paints white colors around the city. However, the current leader of the robots is far from pleased with Margo's optimistic behavior, and considers his presence to be corrupting to his fellow robots who have accepted ruin.
13 The Past Will Rise Before You
"Kako ha me no mae ni michiru" (過去は目の前に満ちる)
24 December 2008 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
The story starts with a group of robots who screams of Luna and that meeting her will bring salvation. Casshern, Friender and a following Lyuze walk the same path as the raving robots in search of Luna. It is then when it rained, Ringo comes in playing chasing after the three. In the course of seeking shelter, Casshern runs into his old leader Braiking Boss.
14 Truth Illuminates Darkness
"Shinjitsu ha yami o terashi" (真実は闇を照らし)
7 January 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
As Casshern takes his leave, Ringo, while crying, chases after him seeing how disturbed he is. Dio’s army began to kill all of robots who place faith in the name Luna. Ohji through life and limb charges in and saves Ringo from being killed, but still end up cornered by Dio’s army. It is here, Casshern, Friender and Lyuze finally come to the rescue. Dio makes his appearance and duel Casshern who this time has a reason to live: to protect all the weak and those ruining. While the battle ended in Dio’s army retreating, in the shadows of countless robots a female figure in the middle calls herself Luna.
15 God of Death Dune
"Shinigami no Dune" (死神ドゥーン)
14 January 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Dune, last seen after being defeated by Dio, crawls painfully across a crystallized landscape, all the while trying to remember what he was trying to grasp in the past. Casshern, Friender and Lyuze also pass through the same area, and encounters Dune, though none of them knows or remembers him. Casshern faces off against Dune but he wins, allowing Dune to move on.
16 For the Strength to Believe
"Shinjiru chikara no tame ni" (信じる力のために)
21 January 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Casshern and Lyuze find huge numbers of robot remains when approaching a valley. Inside, they discover that all the robots were heading to a strange circular megalith prior to their deaths. Ringo and Ohji meet up with Casshern and Lyuze, who tells the former about his past with Ringo's. Meanwhile, Dio faces a problem, when his reconnaissance group to seek out Luna's whereabouts is decimated by two mysterious robots. He and Leda find Vulcan and Mars, who were considered Braiking Boss' best fighters next to the cyborgs. After being given an inspirational talk by Braiking Boss, Dio defeats Mars before Braiking finishes off Vulcan.
17 The Glass Cradle
"Garasu no yuri kago" (ガラスのゆりかご)
28 January 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Casshern and the others meet a trio of robotic kids. Ringo makes friends with one of them, a mute robot named Holter. When the three kids go back to their home, which is the facility, they bump into Dio and Leda, where she pretends to be nice to them in order to glean information on Luna and her creator. Leda attacks the kids upon seeing the glass tanks where Luna was said to be born, Casshern fights her. Just as Leda was about to critically injure Casshern, Dio appears and reminds her that he should be the one to kill Casshern and not her.
18 Time Spent Living, Time From Now On
"Iki ta toki korekara no jikan" (いきた時これからの時間)
2 February 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Lyuze questions her original intentions for revenge against Casshern, and her current intentions for him. After going through a series of mind-bending scenarios, she realizes that she has fallen in love with Casshern. Lyuze decides that her way of continue living is to pursue the same goals as Casshern, and stick with him as long as her life lasts.
19 Believe the Flower Which Lives in the Heart
"Kokoro ni sumu hana wo shinji te" (心に棲む花を信じて)
9 February 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Upon reaching Luna's castle, Casshern and Lyuze are attacked by two robots named Castor and Helene. The encounter causes Lyuze to start fearing when she will begin to ruin (throughout the episode there are signs that it's not too far away) and she becomes distant. While hiding in a cave, Ringo mentions a story that Ohji once told her about an immortal monster that lives in caves. Lyuze feels Ringo's story relates to Casshern and she states that she's jealous of his immortality.
20 For Whom the Flower Blooms
"Dare ga tame ni hana ha saku" (誰がために花は咲く)
16 February 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Casshern, Lyuze and Ringo finally reach Luna's castle. They meet up with Dune, who has rejoined Luna. Casshern's group is stunned to see the large amount of robots that await Luna's healing. Casshern finds one of the robots who is healed by Luna earlier attacked and beaten to near death by other robots. After Dune suffers severe injuries after a bandit attack, Luna refuses to heal him and lets him die. Casshern and the others are shocked and angry at Luna's change in behaviour and her outlook in life. Elsewhere, Braiking Boss visits the graves of his dead subordinates, while Leda is informed of Luna's whereabouts. Casshern confronts Luna, and questions whether her current role will truly bring salvation to the world.
21 Paradise of Despair
"Shitsubou no rakuen" (失望の楽園)
23 February 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Luna tells Casshern's group that her blood can grant eternal life, but her outlook on death has changed negatively, completely shunning it. She wants them to stay but Casshern and the others leave. Later Casshern changes his mind and wants to bring Ringo for Luna to heal, against Lyuze's protests. They reunite with Ohji, who tells them that Luna is not salvation; she grants death. A long time ago, humans found a way to live eternally, but Braiking Boss found it revolting and started exterminating humans, eventually giving the order to assassinate Luna. Ohji explains that the old Luna and the current Luna are different. However, upon witnessing Luna's results, Ohji forces Ringo to see Luna, but the girl refuses. Casshern reaches Dio and Leda's army who has come to get rid of Luna, but he allows himself to be brutally attacked by them.
22 The Drop Called Eternal
"Eien toiu na no shizuku" (永遠という名の雫)
2 March 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Dio captures Casshern and brings him back to Luna's castle. Leda wants Dio to be healed along with her by Luna, but he refuses. Leda finds Luna and orders her to heal only those that are chosen, like her. Meanwhile, Braiking Boss is followed by robots on the verge of ruin. Leda receives Luna's healing, but it is not enough as she starts to break down again. She demands more healing from Luna, who complies. However, the increased healing she receives is much more painful than the first one. Dio takes Casshern away for him to regenerate so that he can battle him again in a fair fight. Casshern learns that Dio's reason to live is to defeat him. After a painful regeneration, Casshern prepares for one final battle with his arch-nemesis.
23 Those Who Will Return
"Kaeru mono tachi" (還る者達)
9 March 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Braiking Boss leaves the robot graveyard and, followed by an army of robots, begin their journey. Casshern and Dio fight their best, and the former sees Dio being truly alive when he is battling him. Leda wakes up in a pile of ruined robots, having been dumped by Luna's subordinates. She is shocked to see her body in an advanced stage of ruin and swears revenge on Luna. She encounters Ringo, but is hesitant to kill her. After Lyuze arrives for Ringo, Leda immediately retreats. The fight ends in a climax as Casshern and Dio deal each other a powerful blow. Dio seemingly declares victory on Casshern. Leda confronts Luna at her castle and is about to kill her when Luna stabs her. Casshern arrives on the scene and tells Leda that Dio wanted him to save her. Leda stumbles off to look for Dio. Casshern tells Luna that they are different to others, because as being immortal, they are not truly alive. He rejects Luna's offer to be a king in the eternal world she resides, swearing never to take another life again, and leaves with Lyuze, Ringo and Ohji. Leda finds Dio with a missing arm, and rests peacefully at his side. Braiking Boss arrives to take up Luna's offer to be the king in the eternal world.
24 For the Flowers That Wander and Bloom
"Meguri saku hana he" (巡り咲く花へ)
16 March 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Casshern, Lyuze, Ringo and Ohji live on away from Luna, growing flowers. However, Lyuze and Ohji die from the effects of ruin. Meanwhile, robots continue to flock to Luna's sanctuary, except that she wanted robots who are decaying to be killed. Casshern and Ringo bury Lyuze & Ohji; Casshern leaves to confront Luna again. Casshern fights against Braiking Boss and his men, defeating them. Encountering Luna, she stabs Casshern with a broadsword, but is stunned to see Casshern not attempting to kill her once more. Casshern warns her that he'll come back if Luna and the saved robots and humans forget what death is. Years later, a grown up Ringo, now a beautiful young lady, and Friender stay near Lyuze and Ohji's graves, waiting eternally for Casshern to return.

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