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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 202787202,787 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2752
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #614
Members: 375,595
Favorites: 5,581

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Every five years, an exhilarating race called Redline is held, and the universe's most anticipated competition has only one rule: that there are none. Racers are pushed to their absolute limit—a feeling that daredevil driver JP knows all too well. Having just qualified to participate in Redline, he is eager to battle against the other highly skilled drivers, particularly the beautiful rising star and the only other human that qualified, Sonoshee McLaren.

But this year's Redline may be far more dangerous than usual—it has been announced to take place on the planet Roboworld with its trigger-happy military and criminals who look to turn the race to their own advantage. However, the potential danger doesn't stop the racers; in fact, it only adds to the thrill. Relying solely on his vehicle's speed, JP prepares for the event to come, aiming to take first place in the biggest race of his life.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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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Ending Theme

"REDLINE DAY" by James Shimoji feat. Rob Laufer


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. ...
Aug 20, 2011
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Apr 4, 2018
“Life’s overrated” – JP
“Redline’s overrated” – Me
Me : 1
Redline : 0
Oh, and yeah, this is a spoiler free review, not that it means anything because that would imply Redline has something to spoil.
Redline……. is an enigma.
Hailed as a masterpiece by some, it definitely is a deviant piece of work, I’ll give it that. Now, coming to the actual movie itself, it is a movie about …. about some cars in a race crashing into each other while vying for the top finish for …. eh, it really doesn’t matter. Because Redline is not the kind of movie you watch for the plot, and Redline is ...

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Poll: Redline Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
De-JaY - Aug 20, 2010
350 repliesby bubba460z »»
Feb 12, 10:11 PM
Poll: dub or sub
Sunproof21 - Jul 15, 2023
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Feb 7, 2:08 PM
How has no one acknowledged this movie's crazy Jojo vibes?
coreynj - Feb 14, 2023
23 repliesby YahiyaX777L »»
Oct 5, 2023 5:02 AM
Is this parent-safe?
linkoBrando - May 14, 2019
5 repliesby Tsunamii_ »»
Aug 2, 2022 2:51 PM
Musical refrences?
Stordoy - Dec 30, 2021
1 repliesby RKASHYAP621 »»
Jan 22, 2022 12:56 PM

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