Neo-Human Casshern (新造人間キャシャーン, Shinzō Ningen Kyashān?), also known as Casshan, is an anime series created by animation studio Tatsunoko Productions in 1973, which was based on a serialization in Kodansha’s “Terebi Magazine” and Akita Shoten’s “Boken Oh” (Adventure King). The Casshern franchise also includes a 1993 original video animation simply titled Casshern, and a 2004 live action adaptation of the same name. In October 2008, a reboot of the franchise titled Casshern Sins premiered; in anticipation of the upcoming series, a DVD box set of the original series, titled Neo-Human Casshern Complete DVD-Box "All Episodes of Casshern", was released in Japan on September 24, 2008. Casshern also appears in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes as a playable character.