New French Trailer For Racing Anime REDLINE

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
And the perplexing music choice award of the day goes to the new French teaser for director Takeshi Koike's Katsuhito Ishii scripted racing anime Redline. Seriously. This music could not possibly be more different from the tone of the actual movie. Weird. Anyway ...

It's been a long, long road for this one, the anime feature first announced back in March of 2006. We've been keeping an eye on it ever since - the presence of Taste of Tea and Funky Forest director Katsuhito Ishii as script writer guaranteed that - but, even for animation, it seems to have been an unusually long and arduous process. The premiere was announced for the 2009 Annecy Festival - widely considered the leading animation festival in the world - only to be cancelled at the last minute for reasons that were never publicly stated. The film would end up premiering in Locarno instead, but has been notably absent from the festival circuit since, with only an appearance at SciFi London listed. It's on the docket for Annecy again this year, though, and perhaps that will open the floodgate. If nothing else, the Annecy appearance has led to a new, French teaser.

Story? Well, there's a bit of overlap here with Ishii and Koike's previous anime collaboration - Trava: Fist Planet - but the core is an intergalactic, illegal racing circuit known as Redline. So expect fast cars, kinetic action and a lot of larger than life characters. Only it's all kind of presented like jazz in this new teaser. Check it below.
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