Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"Redline" In The Race On ''Roboworld'

Anchor Bay Entertainment's Manga brand has now released the Madhouse, 2009 Japanese science fiction auto racing anime feature "Redline" on Blu-ray and DVD.

The directorial debut feature of Takeshi Koike features the voices of Takuya Kimura, YĆ« Aoi and Tadanobu Asano, based on an original story by Katsuhito Ishii.

"Redline" is set in the distant future, where a man known as 'JP' takes on great risks for the chance of winning the 'underground' race :

"...'Sweet JP', named for his personality, retro style and refusal to mount weapons on his racecar, nearly wins the "Yellowline" race against various sorts of racers, including aliens, most who use massive vehicles with jet engines loaded with guns and missiles. But just before the finish line JP's car is sabotaged by an explosive device placed by his friend and mechanic 'Frisbee'.

"The 'Redline' race takes place on 'Roboworld', a militarized planet ruled by cyborgs. The Roboworld government is violently opposed to the race being held on their planet as they have several ongoing secret projects, including a giant bioweapon called 'Funky Boy'..."

"Redline" took seven years from concept to completion, incorporating over 100,000 hand-made drawings.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Redline"...