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Redline -- A daredevil driver and his secret love face off in the most dangerous and exciting car race in the universe. Takeshi Koike (THE ANIMATRIX) directs and animates this high-speed thrill.
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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An action drama centered on a deadly racing tournament held every five years and the reckless dare-devil driver who wants to win it. | Add synopsis »
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Top 10: Best Racing Films
 (From Blogomatic3000. 13 February 2013, 2:37 PM, PST)

"Redline" Races On 'Roboworld'
 (From SneakPeek. 19 January 2012, 8:34 AM, PST)

Blu-ray Giveaway: Redline & First Squad Anime Combo Packs
 (From The Daily BLAM!. 18 January 2012)

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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)
Yoshiaki Kawajiri .... key animator
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)
 
Editorial Department
Alex Von David .... english adaptation (English version) (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Christine Marie Cabanos .... production assistant: English version
Masao Maruyama .... planning
Alex Von David .... voice director
 

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34 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Boom! Zoom!! Clang!!!!, 16 September 2011
Author: proterozoic

Quick capsule summary of Redline: It's an animated, intergalactic "Death Race 2000," on buffalo steroids and with a jalapeño up its a$$.

An illegal and absurdly violent drag race occurs once every five years, each time on a different planet. This may be for reasons of secrecy, or just because the old planet is rendered unusable. The main hero, J.P., is a racer who tends to explode and wipe out before the finish, but feels destined to win the big one. Things go fast, crash into each other and go up like the Hindenburg.

In this world, men are men; women are women; squishy purple aliens are purple and squishy; and everything is blown completely out of proportion. If you want to see what animation can do better than live film, Redline is a good start. Michael Bay and his lesser followers can use all the CG and shaky-cams they want, but no live-action movie will ever be able to whap the viewer in the face with unhinged chaos that buckles the frame and yet stays somehow comprehensible. It's been attempted, and has usually led to legendary failures like Speed Racer. A pack of nerdy Asians with paintbrushes do Hollywood like punks, and all the render farms in the world wilt and run barren.

The movie opens with a race that is merely impossible, and introduces J.P., who almost wins it until a Mafia bomb takes out his front wheel. The crown goes to Sonoshee, his childhood crush and next best racer. They are just two of the weird characters who qualify for the ultimate landscape-altering contest. This year, the Redline race committee feels that equipping the cars with rockets and grenades doesn't make for nearly enough mayhem, and decides to hold the race on Roboworld – a planet run by Nazi cyborg generals who are willing to do absolutely anything to avoid the honor. Roboworld appears completely barren except for some of the most destructive weaponry in the known universe, and by golly, is the government ever determined to use it all.

The movie would be hilarious without even trying for humor, simply because it's so preposterous; however, it does try in its odd way, and pulls it off. The base camp for the final race lies on a refugee world. The place is just as anarchic and badly-managed as one would expect; upon arrival, JP is accosted by a gang of knee-tall aliens who look like Tweety's sketchy, mutated fugee cousins. He runs into inconceivably bad service at the money-changing window, and gets ripped off in an ungodly way while buying cigarettes. Complaints don't help.

Soon, the tobacco troubles are forgotten, as it's time for the big race. Words can't describe it, so you'll have to see it for yourself. If you need any further motivation, it somehow involves a "bio-weapon" called Funky Boy that could give Akira himself a couple of pointers in indiscriminate destruction.

Redline is pure lizard-brain pleasure. The remarkable thing is that, at the same time, it isn't offensively and painfully stupid like, say, Armageddon. If you like cars, spaceships, guns and explosions, watch it as soon as you can.

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