Ranked #181

Redline

Alternative Titles

English: Redline
Synonyms: Red line
Japanese: REDLINE

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 14, 2009
Producers: None found, add some
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: 8.351 (scored by 52,009 users)
Ranked: #1812
Popularity: #503
Members: 85,153
Favorites: 1,192
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Synopsis

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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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, Key Animation, Mechanical Design
Ishii, Katsuhito
Ishii, Katsuhito
Sound Director, Script, Character Design, Original Creator, Mechanical Design
Shimizu, Youji
Shimizu, Youji
Sound Director
Enokido, Yoji
Enokido, Yoji
Script, Series Composition

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"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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judojon
Jun 4, 2013
If Redline was to be described in one word, 'explosive' would be it. This off-the-wall animated racing movie is overflowing with zany antics, over-the-top characters, and logic-defying awesomeness. It doesn't have a complex story, and offers next to nothing for the thinking viewer, but that is obviously not its aim. Redline is a stunning display of visual brilliance, a reminder that the reason we love animation is that it can pull off things that are too ridiculous and outrageous to be accomplished in live action. It is the pinnacle of style over substance.

Redline took over 7 years to make, reportedly used 100,000 hand-made drawings, and read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Tailenders
Both movies are galactic racing series pumped with spectacular colorful animation, dirty weapon-filled demolition racing, and enough badass adrenaline to kill several large elephants. Both series have a comic style set in space, and the down-on-his-luck protagonist has to rebuild himself and his resolve to win the race and get the girl at sacrifice of his own body. The only real difference is that Redline had more funding and talent behind it, so there is more polish and less restraint. 
reportRecommended by saka
Anime: Space☆Dandy
Both of these have similar character designs and overall atmosphere to them. They both know not to take themselves too seriously and manage to both be extremely entertaining. Basically it's Redline without cars and in SPACE. 
reportRecommended by BleakBurst
Anime: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
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. 
reportRecommended by WinterInJapan
Anime: Dead Leaves
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. 
reportRecommended by Ornette
Anime: Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku
Great art, and plenty of creativity in both movies. The two best movies about race cars ever made. 
reportRecommended by ironstaunch
Anime: Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled from Paradise
Both feature INCREDIBLE soundtracks and animation and have "questionable" stories
That is to say Expelled From Paradise's story is a lot more intellectual and thought provoking than that of Redline (thanks to Urobuchi)
EFP is not as stylistically animated as Redline, it's entirely in CG animation...But trust me, it looks really good.
They are definitely both worth your time and you will not regret watching either film.  
reportRecommended by ZachM

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