Racing Anime “Redline” Breaks Speed Limits & Blows Your Mind
In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, Anchor Bay Entertainment’s Manga brand is set to release one of the most highly anticipated animated films. “Redline” will have a limited theatrical run in Los Angeles starting December 2nd and in NYC starting on January 6th. On January 17, 2012, “Redline” will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD.
“Redline” won the Audience Official Selection Award for Animation at Fantasia and the Outstanding Achievement in Feature Filmmaking – Animation Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival. It has received rave reviews even from those admittedly not anime fans.
“Redline” is a racing film created by studio Madhouse (Paprika, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars). “Redline” is about the biggest and most deadly racing tournament in the universe. Only held once every five years, everyone wants to stake their claim to fame, including JP, a reckless dare-devil driver oblivious tospeed limits with his ultra-customized car – all the while, organized crime and militaristic governments want to leverage the race to their own ends. Amongst the other elite rival drivers in the tournament, JP falls for the alluring Sonoshee – but will she prove his undoing, or can a high speed romance survive a mass destruction race?
Check out the trailer, this movie looks gorgeous and very creative. I can not wait to see the full version, and you can count on an in-depth review once I do!