Bunhongsin FAQ

No, really, why are the shoes pink?
The shoes have always been pink in Korea. In Korea, the colour pink symbolizes trust, femininity, gentleness, et cetera, whereas red usually symbolizes romantic passion, often to the point of indecency. Red does not have the positive connotations it does in China and Japan. The fact that the shoes are pink makes them seem that much more innocent.

Casshern FAQ

What the heck happens at the end?
Dr. Kozuki mentions that the suit will keep Tetsuya's super-powered body from bursting apart. At the end, either the suit fails or Tetsuya disables it. His body explodes, releasing Casshern (the force behind the lightning bolt) to streak off into space, impacting another world.

What are the former identities of the Neo-Sapiens?
Burai was a resident of Region Seven. He, his wife, and his baby son were killed by Tetsuya and Tetsuya's unit.
Barashin was Dr. Furoi's son.
Sagure's exact identity is not specified, but she knew Dr. Furoi and may have been in a relationship with Barashin.
Akubon was not related to anyone in particular and did not interact with the others while he was alive. However, he used to sit in the park and play his accordion.

Jisatsu Circle FAQ

What the heck is up with Genesis?
Genesis wants to go down in the history books by any means necessary. He has taken the easy route (by doing something memorably bad, i.e. claiming to be the cause of the suicide fad) instead of the hard way (by doing something memorably good). In my opinion, his character is social commentary concerning people who will do just about anything for a shot at fame, however brief.

What the heck is up with the chicks and stuff at the end?
Chicks and tunnels are symbols of rebirth. In my opinion, the birth canal-shaped room with chicks all over the floor is supposed to indicate the "rebirth" of the characters who pass through it--their new mindset that has saved them from the suicide fad.

Why does "Dessert" keep changing spellings?
The director wanted the romanization (and, therefore, interpretation) of デサト ("desato") to be vague. It could become:
  • "Dessert" - As in the food.
  • "Desert" - As in the empty sandy places, or as in the verb "to leave".
  • "Desart" - No meaning.