An attempt to break new ground in the world of traditional 2D animation, Redline
took animation studio Madhouse (Paprika
) seven years and over 100,000 hand-drawn frames to produce. Animator Koike Takeshi, in his feature film directorial debut, creates a unique visual style that is clearly inspired by western comic books in every frame. Set in the dangerous world of illegal intergalactic racing, Redline
features a large cast of imaginatively designed characters and vivid settings. The result - created and co-written by Ishii Katsuhito (Taste of Tea
, Funky Forest
) - is an exhilarating, critically acclaimed animated action film that will send all senses on a thrill ride.
In addition to its strong visual appeal, Redline also features a star-studded voice cast that includes Kimura Takuya (Space Battleship Yamato), Aoi Yu (Hula Girls), and Asano Tadanobu (Taste of Tea).
Welcome to Redline, a major illegal race that only happens every five years. The race attracts participants from all over the universe, from racers to gangsters to even oppressive government. JP (Kimura Takuya) is one of those racers looking to win the latest edition of the race. Convicted before for race-fixing, JP is told by his manager Frisbee (Tadanobu Asano) to race the way gangsters demand. During the race, JP falls in love with competitor Sonoshee (Aoi Yu). Meanwhile, the militaristic government of Roboworld, where the latest race takes place, refuses to give permission for the race and has promised to kill all Redline racers.
Collector's Edition includes making of, music video, film festival events, demo movie, and trailers. It comes in a digipack illustrated by director Koike Takeshi.