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Redline -- An action drama centered on a deadly racing tournament held every five years and the reckless dare-devil driver who wants to win it.
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Director:
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Katsuhito Ishii (original story)
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9 October 2010 (Japan) See more »
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 (From Blogomatic3000. 13 February 2013, 2:37 PM, PST)

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 (From SneakPeek. 19 January 2012, 8:34 AM, PST)

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Man, I wish I had a theme song See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Takuya Kimura ... JP (voice)

Yû Aoi ... Sonoshee (voice)

Tadanobu Asano ... Frisbee (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akemi ... (voice)
Mark Allen Jr. ... (voice: English version)
Takeshi Aono ... (voice)
Christine Marie Cabanos ... Child (voice: English version)
Doug Erholtz ... Titan (voice: English version)

Michael Forest ... Inuki (voice: English version) (as Alfred Thor)
Tatsuya Gashûin ... (voice)
Erika Harlacher ... Flight Attendant (voice: English version)

Kyle Hebert ... Big Deyzuna (voice: English version)
Ken'yû Horiuchi ... Titan (voice)
Kôji Ishii ... (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ... (voice)
Steve Kramer ... Old Man Mole (voice: English version)
Lauren Landa ... Boiboi (voice: English version)
Raymond D. Lavallee ... Todoroki (voice: English version)
Wendee Lee ... Clerk (voice: English version)

David Lodge ... President (voice: English version)
Dave Mallow ... Announcer (voice: English version)

Michael McConnohie ... Tetsuzin (voice: English version)
Amanda Céline Miller ... Additional Voices

Cutter Mitchell ... Todoroki (voice: English version) (as Cutter Garcia)
Kenta Miyake ... (voice)
Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Shinkai (voice)
Joey Morris ... Trava (voice: English version)
Yûichi Nagashima ... (voice)

Liam O'Brien ... Frisbee
Yoshinori Okada ... (voice)
Tony Oliver ... Shinkai (voice: English version)
Laura Post ... Bosbos (voice: English version)
Jamieson Price ... Void Do (voice: English version)
Derek Stephen Prince ... Little Deyzuna (voice: English version)

Sam Riegel ... Miki (voice: English version)
David Roach ... Johnny Boya (voice: English version)
Michelle Ruff ... Sonoshee (voice: English version)
Patrick Seitz ... JP (voice: English version)
Victor Sgroi ... Reporter (voice: English version)
Christopher Corey Smith ... Bookie (voice: English version)
Paul St. Peter ... Gori Rider (voice: English version) (as George C. Cole)
Joe Thomas ... (voice)
Kanji Tsuda ... Trava (voice)

John White ... Lynchman (voice: English version)
Jason Wishnov ... Additional Voices

Directed by
Takeshi Koike 
 
Writing credits
Katsuhito Ishii (original story)

Katsuhito Ishii (screenplay) &
Yoji Enokido (screenplay) &
Yoshiki Sakurai (screenplay)

Produced by
Masahiro Fukushima .... executive producer
Daisuke Kimura .... associate producer
Yukiko Koike .... producer
Kentaro Yoshida .... producer
 
Original Music by
James Shimoji 
 
Sound Department
Katsuhito Ishii .... sound director
Justin Kohler .... recording engineer
Tsuneo Marui .... sound mixer
Noriyuki Sakamoto .... sound effects
Austin Shannon .... sound
Yoji Shimizu .... sound director
Ricardo Watson .... sound editor (english version)
 
Animation Department
Kim Jin Ah .... digital paint artist (as Kim A Jin)
Dong-wook Baek .... digital paint artist (as Baek Dong Wook)
Hee-kyoung Choi .... digital paint artist (as Choi Hee Kyoung)
Ki-Jeong Choi .... digital paint artist (as Choi Ki Jeong)
Young Sun Choi .... digital paint artist (as Choi Young Sun)
Kyung-Ai Chung .... digital paint artist (as Chung Kyung Ai)
Hye Ra Jung .... digital paint artist (as Jung Hye Ra)
Su Hyun Jung .... digital paint artist (as Jung Su Hyun)
Min Ju Kim .... digital paint artist (as Kim Min Ju)
Seo Jung Kim .... digital paint artist (as Kim Seo Jung)
Kyoung Ran Ku .... digital paint artist (as Ku Kyoung Ran)
Jeong-eun Lee .... digital paint artist (as Lee Jeong Eun)
Nam Hee Lee .... digital paint artist (as Lee Nan Hee)
Hyo Sun Park .... digital paint artist (as Park Hyo Sun)
Jung-ah Park .... digital paint artist (as Park Jeong Ah)
Yun Hee Park .... digital paint artist (as Park Yun Hee)
Song-hee Seo .... digital paint artist (as Seo Sung Hee)
Hye Mi Shin .... digital paint artist (as Shin Hye Mi)
Jeong Ah Yim .... digital paint artist (as Yim Jeong Ah)
 
Other crew
Christine Marie Cabanos .... production assistant: English version
Masao Maruyama .... planning
Alex Von David .... voice director
 

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Man, I wish I had a theme song, 12 April 2012
Author: wandereramor from Canada

Redline is one of those movies that is absolutely popping with adolescent joy, from the sleekly-animated racing sequences to the ridiculous bravado of the characters. It's a bold debut for director Takeshi Koike, and what really amazes is that it manages to be an epic story that at the same time seems to be only a sliver of a crazy and exciting universe. You get the feeling that any of the other racers, some of whom only get a sliver of screen time, could easily support their own movie, and that kind of overflowing exuberance is hard not to buy into. The only other media that comes to mind as capturing this sensation is the anime series Giant Robo, which seems like a clear precedent here.

Plot-wise, there isn't much going on, with the story a serviceable vehicle to get from one action sequence to another. It does, however, manage to use common tropes in a way that feels mythic and not derivative. Redline really only does one thing -- epic action -- and those looking for anything else will probably be disappointed. But man, does it succeed on that front.

This review would be incomplete without mentioning the amazing music, an eclectic group of tunes that completes the adrenaline rush. Hell, every character gets their own theme song. How cool is that? (My favourite is Machine Head's.) And, in the end, that's what Redline ultimately wants to leave you thinking: "How cool is that?"

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