Dir: Takeshi Koike
With: Takuya Kimura, Yu Aoi, Tadanobu Asano
Running Time: 105 mins
Recommended Certificate: 15
Sweet JP is a champion driver who has been reduced to throwing races for money. The biggest car race in the universe, Redline, is about to take place on Roboworld. Could this be his last shot at redemption? The story is flimsy indeed, but it’s a great excuse for some of the most demented, full-pelt animation you’re likely to see for a while. Delivering on the promise of his earlier work (including sequences in The Animatrix and Kill Bill) Takeshi Koike’s debut feature has been getting anime fans revved up for some time.
This is part of a spring UK tour presented by We Love Anime, who have kindly donated bags full of free booty for all those attending Redline.