Ranked #181


Alternative Titles

English: Redline
Synonyms: Red line
Japanese: REDLINE


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 14, 2009
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Cars, Sci-Fi, Sports
Duration: 1 hr. 42 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.351 (scored by 48,891 users)
Ranked: #1812
Popularity: #504
Members: 79,678
Favorites: 1,050
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Redline is about the biggest and most deadly racing tournament in the universe. Only held once every five years, everyone wants to stake their claim to fame, including JP, a reckless dare-devil driver oblivious to speed limits with his ultra-customized car—all the while, organized crime and militaristic governments want to leverage the race to their own ends. Amongst the other elite rival drivers in the tournament, JP falls for the alluring Sonoshee—but will she prove his undoing, or can a high speed romance survive a mass destruction race?

(Source: Anchor Bay Films)


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Koike, Takeshi
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Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Mechanical Design, Key Animation, Character Design
Ishii, Katsuhito
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Ending Theme

"REDLINE DAY" by James Shimoji feat. Rob Laufer

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Nov 18, 2015
FAST CARS! FAST CARS! FAST CARS! FAST CARS! FAST CARS!!!!!!!!! EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Set in the future where there are dozens of different planets all over the solar system there is still one past time all species can relate too. Racing. With the new advancement of hover cars, vehicles that can float above the ground, there is one man name JP Smooth who still races in his ancient, but highly upgraded Trans Am. With a kicks ass opening that sets the mood for everything to come, JP is injured in the Yellow Line, the qualifying race that gets you a spot in the covenant Redline race. But after read more
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Nov 15, 2015
Redline is pretty much the wacky races shipped with nascar, but on a cocktail of speed and tobasco sauce.

It's a simple enough story, boy drives car good, gets to drive more gooder in the Mario Flower Cup - or the Red Line, and there are no rules except come first. Where everyone uses an enormous amount of weaponry. Also, it's on a hostile planet of robots. Where the start of the race is getting dropped from orbit. And the boy drives a friggin Pontiac Firebird, from space, against flying spacecrafts and transformable robot cars. It's a bit of an underdog story.

Saying this is a mile read more
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Nov 2, 2015
It's sad when you think about it. Redline had been in development for a few years, and for reasons I don't remember had been constantly pushed back. There were rumors that it was eventually being scrapped. It's very unfortunate this gem almost didn't see the light of day, when one takes under consideration the usual unimaginative tripe that for some reason not only finds an actual release but also numerous re-releases. Thankfully, there are production companies out there such as Studio Madhouse that still kick out decent to above average anime titles once in awhile. Redline directed by Takeshi Koike, is a sci-fi racer that read more
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Feb 23, 2011
Takeshi Koike's debut feature; seven years in the making. Redline is an anime about racing, only presented like nothing seen before. Produced by Madhouse, with second key animation from Gainax, music from James Shimoji and a cast and crew pumped with everlasting potential, this is certainly one of - if not the - most adrenaline filled anime film to date.

As a film about racing, the plot is fairly standard fare, but the larger than life presentation coupled with the sheer imagination and creativity that has gone into Redline is second to none. The story - despite cliches - is both exhilarating and incredibly well paced. read more
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Every so often, an experience comes along that kicks you in the face. Gurren Lagann is brimming with adrenaline and GAR-fueled moments, and Redline might be the only other piece of animation that matches it in magnitude. A racing film at heart, there are intense action scenes and gorgeous visuals that raise the bar for animation in film. While its narrative is definitely lacking, I will guarantee that you will have a smile plastered onto your face by the end.

Don't miss this film. 
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Both shows have a similar kinetic style of animation. Whereas "Redline" is directed and storyboarded by Takeshi Koike with some key animation by Hiroyuki Imaishi, "Dead Leaves" is directed by Imaishi with some key animation by Koike. Although Dead Leaves is shorter than Redline, both shows are not plot-centric, putting the main focus on the spectacular visuals. However, the premises of the two shows are not related. 
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