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?
In the 21st century, mankind has finally expanded its reach into the corners of space. After a narrow victory years ago against their enemies, the Crogs, humanity’s peace is again threatened – but this time, they are saved from an external force known as the Avatar. He offers them a chance to enter the Great Race of Oban and compete for the ultimate prize; and man, with the alternative of defeat at the hands of the Crogs, enters. Meanwhile, Eva is a young girl whose father, the famous race manager Don Wei, left her alone in a boarding school years ago; and she has not heard from him since. Upon tracking him down, Don does not recognize his daughter and treats her harshly; so Eva dubs herself Molly, gets a job as a mechanic on the team, and ultimately tags along with Earth’s star racing team to participate in the Oban Race. Fierce opponents and racetracks stand in their way – will Earth’s team be successful?
I'm astonished that no one else has recommended these two together - galactic space race with tons of wacky characters/aliens? These two can't be more perfect together.
If you like racing in space surrounded by aliens and lots of fast paced action look no further than these 2 titles. Both have a lovely Star Wars epsiode 1 feel to them as well. Oban is slightly more childish in tone where Redline is very mature but both fit together lovely.
Redline and Obans stories differ fairly greatly. The reason these are cross reccomended is because of the focus on futuristic racing on both. If you like the action of one you will like the other.
Neo-Tokyo (commonly called Manie-Manie Monogatari) is a collection of three sci-fi stories, based on the stories of Taku Mayumura. "Labryinth Labyrithos", "The Running Man", and "Order To Stop Construction" were directed by Taro Rin, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, and Katsuhiro Otomo, respectively. Ranging from an abstract demented clown to malfunctioning robots, each of these short stories are sure to entertain.
While it is a short anime within a collection of three, the segment called The Running Man within Neo Tokyo reminds me a great deal of Redline. Both are action oriented and involve racers willing to put their lives on the line in super fast cars to win their respective races. They both also feature a kaleidoscope of color and frenetic pacing that will bedazzle even the most jaundiced fan. With colossal crashes and gigantic explosions, even Michael Bay would be proud.
For redline, There is nothing closer to the racing part of this show, like the short Running Man in Neo Toko.
Vise Versa, if you saw Running man, and loved the sharp dark lines and amazing visual, check out Redline.
Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.
Witness the true beginning of the Matrix: how men created the machines and how those machines stood up against their masters, and the effects of the great war that waged between them, which in the end led to the fall of mankind. Watch the ship Osiris and its efforts to warn the remaining humans of the imminent attack; follow a champion who happens to break free from the Matrix; explore the exploitation of a glitch in the overall system; observe the story of the Kid and how he was found by Neo; travel with an investigator who tracks the well-known hacker Trinity; and learn the secrets of the Matrix in other wondrous ways.
The recommendation here is chiefly for the short "World Record". Both "World Record" and Redline were directed by Takashi Koike, and have a very similar look - angular, ugly bodies, and the like. Each also involve a protagonist pushing himself to the limit to suceed in a sporting event in a science fiction future which presents more than a few complications. Redline far exceeds "World Record" in animation, but if you liked one, the other is probably worth a look.
Both of these titles are highly stylized sharp in contrast and possess deep crisp lines in art.
The titles are not similar, but both revolve around action and vehicles.
Both are also one shot titles. If you really dug Redline's art style, you might enjoy an 80's take on labor of love visuals.