Remember the game SNES game F-Zero? (Oh, how I love F-Zero). Well, it's back - in spirit anyhow and with weapons - in this new anime called Redline. And boy, it looks AWESOME!
Redline is a new Japanese animated movie brought to us by Takeshi Koike, the director of the Animatrix. Redline took 7 years to make, apparently using 100,000 handmade drawings, it was no minor task and it looks to have paid off… Bigtime. The animation is just spectacular. It was released in Japan on October 9th, with a nationwide subtitled release planned for 2011 in the States, having some small screenings here and there. So we may have a bit of time to wait, but it looks well worth the wait.
The whole thing has the feel of a mix of Speedracer on methamphetamine and Madmax. You can tell this one was made with a beautiful attention to detail as soon as you see some of the explosions. When there is a lot of detail to something like a fiery explosion, then you know there was some juice behind this baby. But truly, words do not do it justice.
Cool-O-Rama has the trailers: Link [embedded YouTube clips]