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Synonyms: Red line
Japanese: REDLINE
English: Redline
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 14, 2009
Licensors: Anchor Bay Films
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, RacingRacing
Duration: 1 hr. 42 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 8.281 (scored by 188671188,671 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2602
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #601
Members: 348,141
Favorites: 5,155

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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. 
report Recommended by BleakBurst
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. 
report Recommended by WhaleWright
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. 
report Recommended by saka
If you ever wondered how Redline would look like if it was directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, then here your anwser. 
report Recommended by Xmax360
Hear me out: • Both have great dubs • Very similar MCs • Both have beautiful animation that never stays still • There are a ton of subtle similarities you'll notice along the way; too many to list. 
report Recommended by BoredOfYou
A virtually identical premise (a contestant that wants to leave the world of rigged-up matches in order to pursue his search for glory) is the first thing that links these two impressive works, alongside an extremely likable character, a futuristic setting and their shared dream to win the biggest, most important tournament they'll ever join. Both are love letters to both the sports genre and the coming-of-age subgenre, where your favorite lowest common denominator (JP in Redline, JD in Megalo Box) fights against the odds and many opponents in order to become someone and accomplish his dreams. 
report Recommended by DYED
Fast cars, intense races and a great story! If you like to have a different style and setting, yet want to have an anime focused on the epic race battles, then yes these anime are for you!  
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh
Similar vibe of fast-paced action and extreme visuals accentuating the distorted reality. 
report Recommended by tophf
Trava focuses on Travastila and Shinkai from Redline, so if you wanted to know more about some of the characters from Redline, then Trava is for you. 
report Recommended by megafat
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. 
report Recommended by Ornette
Great art, and plenty of creativity in both movies. The two best movies about race cars ever made. 
report Recommended by ironstaunch
Do you enjoy fast cars and a sci-fi theme? Then these two anime series might be for you! From intense action on the race track to a fantastic storyline, both these anime series give you a really great ride that you can experience and really enjoy to the fullest with some interesting and unique visuals brought you by Redline where F-zero GP Legends brings you awesome voice acting and a really lovely story line! Check out both if you enjoy sci-fi racing action! 
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh
One segment of The Animatrix is World Record - which, like Redline, has the name Takeshi Koike listed as director. Both titles share the same overall style. But while Redline can be viewed as its own self-contained story (with the Trava OVA as a sideshow), World Record does require some knowledge of the Matrix film series (whether from the main movies or the other Animatrix shorts) to fully appreciate. 
report Recommended by Quetzal_dactylus
Redline and Promare are both lovingly crafted original passion projects in which the creators wanted to jam in as much cool stuff as possible, and boy does that pay off! Bombastic animation, kinetic action, compelling chemistry between the two leads, and ever-rising stakes are all tied together by extremely unique and distinct visual styles that set each apart from their contemporaries. 
report Recommended by Neko-Hoshishima
Two movies by studio Madhouse, featuring crazy experimental animation, over-the-top action and rock'n'roll drive. In general, both are fun, and if you have already watched the one, you should try the other too. 
report Recommended by Singan
Fast cars, intense races and a great story! If you like to have a different style and setting, yet want to have an anime focused on the epic race battles, then yes these anime are for you! 
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh
Both have a outstanding animation and go to way of "more action and less plot". Eye candy. 
report Recommended by bereta002
If you liked the idea of racing as dangerous and violent with champions obsessed with winning in Redline, then the second segment of Neo-Tokyo: Running Man, directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, shares many of the same convictions. Smooth animation and great detail in destruction of vehicles are present in both. 
report Recommended by BluMeino
Both are focused around vehicular combat competition and have a punk like feel to them in story,atmosphere and characters and both especially share an animation and artstyle that still holds up really well to this day.  
report Recommended by Crow_Black
Both are fast-paced anime filled with adrenaline and awesome characters. They focus on fast cars and have great car racing and chasing scenes. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both share a similar energetic artstyle,pacing and action as well as both being focused on reaching an objective or else die. 
report Recommended by Crow_Black
Over the top characters competing in an over the top race with crazy vehicles It's not realistic, but it is damn entertaining ! 
report Recommended by Damuzen
In either of these titles, you'll find the signature styles of director/character designer Takeshi Koike and soundtracks from James Shimoji.  
report Recommended by Quetzal_dactylus
The art is very very similar. Both have romance, but Redline is more of an action film.  
report Recommended by bananahell
The simmiliarty between the Redline and Free!: Eternal Summer is the main character or in the Free case characters. All of them are showing a determination to be the best there can be. 
report Recommended by Anime_Lover_JR
If you want to feel 2 very different shots of adrenaline, try those two films back to back. BBD is quite grounded, fueled by a rivalry between hard-headed teenagers with very lowkey romance elements. Redline on the other hand is extremely over the top, everything is more heavy handed and unrealistically stylish. Where both show converge though is through the stubbornness of the characters, who are racers before are else and live for the thrill of the speed (and danger). Both show open with a short race and have a huge race in the latter part, with some plot devices in between. Animation-wise, both show give  read more 
report Recommended by T-Wazoo
In both shows, the protagonists are dropped from a spaceship onto a world with a hostile oppressive governemt. There, performers/drivers take part in entertainment spectacles against the opposition of armed forces. 
report Recommended by Estefan
Both are movies with stellar animation, great character designs, good voice acting, fun characters (for the main few), and have a climactic, bombastic ending that is sure to excite any person watching it. 
report Recommended by PatViBrittania
Both are fast-paced anime, filled with over the top action and adrenaline-fueled moments. Both have similar animation styles and vibrant colors. Some of the characters are also similar, especially JP and Kamina, who have similar manners and a noticeable bravado. Also, both anime have great soundtracks. Overall, both anime have similar vibe, animation, characters and themes. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both have a cool fluid art style, silly but still likable characters and adrenaline pumping action scenes. If you think about it both stories are kind of stupid, but they are very entertaining... 
report Recommended by PaulSenpai
The art style is very similar and so is the overall atmosphere. If you like flamboyant, loud characters and action, you'll most likely like watching it. 
report Recommended by MoonPhos
Wackyness in their own right. both have that 
report Recommended by Shura-shurato
Both extreme galactical races in a near future held only once in a few years. Outstanding animation when it comes to the races... Sonoshee also a big-boobed copy of Molly, the racing star of OBAN.  
report Recommended by Xiemm
Fast cars, intense races and a great story! If you like to have a different style and setting, yet want to have an anime focused on the epic race battles, then yes these anime are for you!  
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh
Redline and Noiseman Sound Insect have their strengths in the same areas. They depict colorfully detailed futuristic cities, they're hyper kinetic even in their "slow" portions, and they combine frantic visuals and sound to create consequential and climactic action. 
report Recommended by Kuiper
Redline will get your adrenaline pumping with its astronomical amount of craziness mixed with abstract art. This movie has more storyline and is easier to follow than Kyousougiga, but both are still amazing.  
report Recommended by kibak
I bet you're looking for more stylized anime that try to radiate cool. JP (Redline) and Johnny Bolt (Super Crook) are willing to risk everything to win it big. The plotlines are completely different, but you will enjoy watching the main characters try to beat the odds and be cool. You can't expect more than that. 
report Recommended by lancelot200
Both movies are all about dazzling the viewer with spectacular setpieces in favor of any kind of storyline or character development. They're enjoyable enough if you go in for the visuals alone but neither movie will really leave a lasting impression otherwise. 
report Recommended by Uriel1988
Fast cars, intense races and a great story! If you like to have a different style and setting, yet want to have an anime focused on the epic race battles, then yes these anime are for you!  
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh
Searching for actioned packed racing with awesome characters? Then these anime series might be something for you. Both revolve around sci-fi racing and are really nice as a whole so if you like this genre make sure to check it! 
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh
Crazy alien antics and amazing animation. Humorous and enjoyable.  
report Recommended by buunny
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.  
report Recommended by ZachM
Both are science-fiction/action films with very distinct visual styles that put them above and beyond generic looking anime. There's loads of highly shaded, beautifully detailed hand-drawn animation when it comes to both the characters and machines. 
report Recommended by zwimmy
Fast cars, intense races and a great story! If you like to have a different style and setting, yet want to have an anime focused on the epic race battles, then yes these anime are for you! 
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh
Both cover racing although Redline is more focused on racing with cars were RideBack more focused on MechaBikes and also has a quite nice and touching story to it. 
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh
Fast cars, intense races and a great story! If you like to have a different style and setting, yet want to have an anime focused on the epic race battles, then yes these anime are for you! 
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh
Both are series that put style and action above a deep and complex storyline, and both have incredible animation. 
report Recommended by Lithiumbattery