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Redline


Alternative Titles

English: Redline
Synonyms: Red line
Japanese: REDLINE

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 14, 2009
Licensors: Anchor Bay Films
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Cars, Sci-Fi, Sports
Duration: 1 hr. 42 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 8.341 (scored by 59,518 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1952
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #496
Members: 98,688
Favorites: 1,468
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

In a universe full of aliens, only one racer can be the best. Only one can win the greatest race in the entire galaxy, the Redline. This year’s Redline will be especially dangerous, as it will take place on the planet Roboworld with its trigger-happy military and criminals who look to turn the race to their own advantage.

JP is one of the only humans who qualified to enter the Redline. Made popular by his refusal to put any weapons on his vehicle unlike most racers, he relies only on speed and his own unparalleled driving skills. At this race, JP runs into Sonoshee McLaren, a beautiful woman and the only other human that qualified for Redline. Amidst the dizzying speed and action of Redline, he will have to decide if she is just a rival, or something more.

Background

Redline took a full seven years to create and used more than 100,000 frames in production. When finally complete, it made its debut at the 2009 Locarno International Film Festival, more than a year before it came to Japanese theaters.

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Characters & Voice Actors

JP
JP
Main
Kimura, Takuya
Japanese
Kimura, Takuya
McLaren, Sonoshee
McLaren, Sonoshee
Main
Aoi, Yuu
Japanese
Aoi, Yuu
Anister, Travastila
Anister, Travastila
Supporting
Tsuda, Kanji
Japanese
Tsuda, Kanji
Shinkai
Shinkai
Supporting
Morishita, Yoshiyuki
Japanese
Morishita, Yoshiyuki

Staff

Koike, Takeshi
Koike, Takeshi
Director, Storyboard, Character Design, Animation Director, Mechanical Design, Key Animation
Ishii, Katsuhito
Ishii, Katsuhito
Sound Director, Script, Original Creator, Character Design, Mechanical Design
Shimizu, Youji
Shimizu, Youji
Sound Director
Enokido, YoUji
Enokido, YoUji
Script, Series Composition


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"REDLINE DAY" by James Shimoji feat. Rob Laufer



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Touka
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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Uriel1988
Aug 20, 2011
Redline is excellent proof that you can have too much of a good thing. Especially when you neglect everything else in the process.

The first 10 minutes do an excellent job of letting viewers know what’s in store for them. It’s here that the film treats us to an intense and gorgeously animated race sequence and equally beautiful backgrounds and character models. From there on out it’s clear that the films intent is to overwhelm the viewer with adrenaline-filled races brought to life with mouth-watering animation and sound. Storyline and character development are of the lowest priority.

It’s no surprise, then, that Redline sticks closely to read more
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hiruma55
Feb 23, 2011
Ah Redline, what words can I use to describe this epic adrenaline rush? To be honest words are not enough, this is one of those films that you have to see to fully comprehend its greatness. However I am going to attempt to pass on my thoughts of this film in this review of what feel is one of the best anime films I have ever seen. Period.

Now in when it comes of the plot of Redline it is short, sweet and straight to the point. The film follows our main character JP, a driver who wants to race in a tournament called Redline which read more
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5camp
Nov 21, 2010
Someone showed the Japan­ese ‘Wacky Races’. They were not impressed. “They call this ‘wacky’?”, they said. “We’ll show them wacky”.

You have never seen an anime like this before.

Red­line is an experience.

The story is about some punk-ass racing driver JP. He’s got­ten him­self into some match-fixing scan­dals but, due to some unfore­see­able coin­cid­ences, he wound up qual­i­fy­ing for Red­line, the worlds biggest racing event. The only rule is your vehicle must use wheels. Plus, to make things inter­est­ing, they decided to hold the race on Roboplanet, home to a war­ring civil­isa­tion who vow to kill any racers who dare enter their planet. Why hold the race read more
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