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Japanese: テイルエンダーズ


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 16, 2009
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Picograph
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: RacingRacing
Duration: 27 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.711 (scored by 91919,191 users)
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Ranked: #52972
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Popularity: #4623
Members: 19,367
Favorites: 28

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Tomoe Shiro, a formidable racer with a very promising career, experiments a U-turn when a serious accident puts his life at stake. He recovers miraculously though when his heart is replaced with the engine of his own racing car. However, because of that very reason, race regulations demote him to the category of a mere mechanical part of the vehicle and is deprived from the right to participate as a pilot in regular races. Only in a far away colonial planet, along with a multitude of other charismatic pilots also vetoed from participating in regular competitions, will he be given the opportunity to race for his pride and the money of the prize. And so this exciting rally starts!!

(Source: Official website)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Director, Key Animation, Screenplay, Character Design
Noguchi, Tooru
Sound Effects
Takeuchi, Hiroaki
Executive Producer


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Ending Theme

"Destination Unknown" by Tomisiro

May 19, 2011
I never thought that a single 27 min episode would be good enough for a movie.. stunningly enough Tailenders broke the record in this case, utilizing a meager half an hour this movie gave me an unexpectedly good and entertaining experience.

The story is set in future when mankind plants Terraformers on planets in an attempt to colonize them. By going haywire Terraformers produce disastrous consequences of tectonic shifts, environmental changes and 'stampede'.The protagonist, having an engine as his heart, must now participate in a precarious race with the Terraformer as the final destination risking his life to achieve what the Loser King couldn't 100 ...
Jul 16, 2016
I spent a couple of minutes trying to find info on Tailenders but came up with very little. This 27-minute short movie has often been compared to the phenomenal full movie Redline, either favorably or derisively for being a copy. Oddly enough, Tailenders aired a mere month after Redline’s debut at the Locarno International Film Festival. It would’ve basically been impossible for it to have been made in that timeframe even as short as it is. It’s much more likely Tailenders took inspiration from what little they saw in the Redline pilot in January 2009, because if they went completely without encountering it than this ...
Dec 13, 2018
Back in 2009, when Redline was released, it got a lot of praise and attention for it’s fantastic animation and artstyle as well as it’s great fast paced action and colorful characters. But there was another similar highly stylized and fast paced racing anime that was released around the same time. That went relatively unnoticed due to the attention that Redline was getting. That anime was Tailenders, released only two months after Redline.

The plot takes place on planet Terulus, long after terraformers were used to try and repair the environment, only for them to go haywire and ravage the surface of the planet for centuries, ...

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