Casshern Synopsis in English (fan translation)

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Scott sez: “Imagine David Fincher & Terry Gilliam having a drunken fistfight in ILM’s parking lot, and you’ve approximated the look.”
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そこは、我々が歩んできた歴史とは全く異なる歴史を歩んできた世界。
The history that we live is completely different from the history that occurred in the world.

大戦は50年も続き、世界は大亜細亜連邦共和国とヨーロッパ連合という、ふたつの陣営に分かれていた。
After The Great War had continued for 50 years, the world was divided into two: The Great Asian Federal Commonwealth and the European Union.

長い戦いの末に、大亜細亜連邦共和国は勝利し、東アジアのユーラシア大陸一帯を支配するに至った。
At the close of The Long Battle, The Great Asian Federal Commonwealth came to power in the entire Eurasian continent.

しかし、その勝利で得た物は人心の荒廃に、化学兵器、細菌兵器、核がもたらした薬害やウィルス、放射能などの後遺症と荒れた大地だけであった。
However, that which was gained in this victory was the ruin of the human spirit–as chemical and biological weapons, D.U. weaponry, virii, and radiation aftereffects were the ruin of the land.


人類は座して緩やかな終焉を迎えるだけなのか?
Does humanity sit on its collective ass, accepting demise?

再生の道はないのか?
Is there no path to salvation?


解決策を提唱する人物がいた。東博士である。
Dr. Higashi is the man with the plan.

彼は人間のあらゆる部位を自在に造り出す「新造細胞」理論を提唱、学会で援助を仰ぐ。
He seeks assistance from the scientific community for his “full-body spontaneous regeneration ‘Shinzou-Saibou [new cell structure]'” theory.

東博士は重い病に苦しむ妻ミドリのために、この研究をどうしても実用化したかったのだ。
He will stop at nothing to use his research, as his wife, Ms. Midori, suffers from serious illness.

既得権を奪われまいと、博士の理論を却下する保健省。
The Hygienic Ministry dismisses the theory of the doctor, snatching away his vested credentials.

しかし、その理論を私欲のために利用しようとする軍関係者の援助により、研究は始まった。
But, research commences with the assistance of army authorized personnel, who want to use the theory for selfish desire.

そして故意か必然か、実験場から生まれた新生命体・新造人間。
And so–through fate or man’s bidding–this newly structured human is born from the test site.

人類は神の領域へと踏み込んだのだ。
Humanity has stepped into God’s territory.

しかし、人類を救済するはずだった「新造細胞」は、人類へ滅びの道を歩ませようとしていた……。
So this “Shinzou-Saibou,” which humanity had hoped would be his salvation, has set humanity on the path to its demise…