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In a time where hover cars reign supreme and wheeled vehicles are a thing of the past, one group of dedicated speedsters aim for the ultimate goal: to compete in the notorious "Redline" race. In a no-holds-barred battle where anything goes from nitro boosters to all-out warfare and dirty tactics, competitors must be prepared for anything. Having lost out in the qualifying Yellowline race, "Sweet" JP finally gets the chance to participate in Redline as a substitute. However, with his car requiring a total rebuild, the Roboworld government using all their military might to prevent the race from happening, and host of the universe’s best racers – including the beautiful Sonoshee Maclaren – to contend with, can JP go for glory and take the checkered flag?
Both animated films are visually stunning (with a ton of ugly characters) and the work of quite distinctive animators. Mind Game, admittedly, is the deeper film, deconstructing the shiftless spinelessness of a twentysomething man with pity, wit and derision (funny though, honest) while Redline's mostly a big gaudy spectacle with some heart around the edges. Anyway, either anime film is worth checking out.
Makoto Tsukimoto (nicknamed Smile) is a quiet high-schooler who's been friends with the loud and energetic Yukata Hoshino (nicknamed Peco) since childhood. They're both in the local table tennis club and both have a natural talent for it, although Smile's personality always enables him from winning against Peco. The club teacher, however, notices Smile's talent and tries to make him gain some sportive tenacity.
I'd like to link Mind Game and Ping Pong strictly for the animation, they're very similar, I find them quite unique and artsy and a good alternative for the common anime being drawn all these years out there, I also think the humor is quite similar, I even thought they were both from the same company but they're not. Bare in mind that plot-wise they are nothing alike... But if you into this kind of art style like myself, then give them a try.
Edit: after a closer research I found out that Masaaki YUASA is actually the Director of MindGame and PingPong. I knew there was some connection :D