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Kill La Kill

Kill La Kill

Ryuuko Matoi is a fiery, feisty girl on a vengeful mission: she’ll find her father’s murderer at all costs, with only a giant red scissor blade as a clue to the villain’s whereabouts. Using the item as a weapon, she fights her way into the terrifying Honnouji Academy to track down a lead, unaware that the institute is brutally governed by a student council that’s anything but ordinary. Wielding special “Goku uniforms”, the group, led by president Satsuki, uses superpowers to keep the student body in check - but things are about to change now that Ryuuko’s in town!

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sothis sothis says...

Just to get it out of the way, Redline and Kill la Kill have zero in common story-wise. But if you're looking for a nonstop visual onslaught of colorful/crazy scenes and fist-pumping action, look no further than either of these. If you're looking for another burst of adrenaline either of these will fit the bill.

ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

The plots don't matter for this rec because both these anime are more about their high octane action anyway. They both have slick unique visual styles and hyper stylized action that gives them a very unique look. Redline is about racing and car battles, Kill is about melee fighting but they're both stylized in how the action is presented that they give the same feeling. They both also have a quirky sense of humor and more than a touch of fanservice.

Brad Brad says...

This isn't in the slightest a rec based on plot similarity, rather it's a rec THAT'S MAINLY based on the exhilerating action sequences that are the foundation of both shows. 

Each show has an almost excessive amount of crazy, over the top action that just oozes style, partially helped by the highly stylized art design in each show. The action in both rarely, if ever lets up, and is always accompanied by an OST than enhances every scene. The comedy in each is of similar style too, and neither is shy to throw some fanservice at the viewer.

If you enjoyed one, and are looking for the next adrenaline hit, then you could do worse than the other.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both are visual spectacles, full of weapons-grade awesome hijinx happening at breakneck speeds. The animation styles are vibrant, colourful and manages to inject each frame with more energy than what ought to be possible.

Fans of action-filled anime should not miss out on either of these.

sandro333 sandro333 says...

They generate the same fast paced action filled feeling and flow. Art wise they are very similar. Honky humor and absurd characters included.

Naga Naga says...

Both shows give you the exact same feeling of over-the-top funkiness, and both are super fast paced and tend to throw action in your face at every corner that will never give you a moment to breathe. While Kill la Kill is a bit rougher with animation, both use similar, flashy way to present their world, which does generate a really similar feeling. Rule of the cool is omnipresent in both, and fans of others could easily like the other one. 

Berra2k Berra2k says...

Kill La Kill and Redline are extremely similar. They both have the same kind of manic style of animation, fast moving action, and off the wall action. I would say Redline is.. well "cooler" than Kill La Kill because the main character has an old school rebel without a cause thing going for him. But if you liked one theres a good chance you would like the other despite the plots being a bit different. The feel is spot on.

thor123 thor123 says...

Both Redline and Kill La Kill are highly energetic anime, with a combination of visual pleasure and good action

Tailenders

Tailenders

Terulus: a world destroyed by a haywire terraformer where destructive earthquakes, constant danger and wildlife mutations are a fact of life. Those who survived built giant mobile cities to withstand the tremors, and pass the time with dangerous, no-holds-barred races – the same races that caused the famous champion Loser King to go missing a hundred years ago. Determined racer Shiro Tomoe wants nothing more than to live up to the Loser King's legend, but a terrible accident leaves him nearly dead – that is, until Tomoe, an inventor with her own motives, replaces his heart with a prototype engine. Now, Shiro's performance is tied to his very heartbeat, and success, or failure, will determine his fate.

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chii chii says...

Racing, pounding action, and a really fun cast is what these 2 wonderful titles offer. Both have a very unique animation style to them as well. These 2 could not be a better match for one another. Check em out!

sothis sothis says...

These two can't be more similar - a very flashy, no holds barred race with various critters and humans and nonstop action. Redline is far superior in animation, but honestly, there isn't a better rec than these.

Melourn Melourn says...

Tailenders is much shorter than Redline- to a fault, but Tailenders is fantastic in it's own right. Both anime encompass a main character that puts everything on the line to win a super-race! If you like Redline, you'll like Tailenders as well, and vice versa!

TheMajor5 TheMajor5 says...

A race of the best.  Mind blowing animation.  Unbelievable ending.  Fasten your seatbelts because when you watch Tailenders and Redline, your in for the ride of your life through a planet you didn't even think could be raced on.  The action and sheer fun of each series will give you goose bumps.  Enjoy the ride.

MwrulesC MwrulesC says...

In both Redline and Tailenders, racing is serious business. The racers in both of these anime lay everything on the line in order to win races in pretty extreme conditions. Both of these anime also have some pretty crazy looking characters and unique animation style.

SugarTitSenpai SugarTitSenpai says...

The art, and intense racing in both of these are amazing and too similar.

If you enjoyed one, be sure to watch the other, both brilliant!

Darkskeleton Darkskeleton says...

At first I thought these two futuristic racing shows were made by the same company. Tailenders is like a light version of Redline which is a full movie. Both are similar and also quite good. I say that without being a fan of the racing genre at all.

Dead Leaves

Dead Leaves

For Pandy and Retro, waking up naked with amnesia wasn't the high point of their day. While going on a crime spree, the duo are captured and sent to the infamous Dead Leaves, a notorious prison where the baddest of the bad are sent. Using the bathroom is a chore, eating is force fed and escape seems impossible -- but is it? Join Pandy, Retro, the drill endowed Chinko Drill and a gang of inmates as they plot their escape from the hell that is Dead Leaves!

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valondar valondar says...

Bizzare, ugly, weird, brassy, kickass, in-one's-face anime titles. Think there's nothing quite like what you just watched? Enjoy some more of the same. Redline's animation is more eye-popping, and Dead Leaves is far more strongly skewed to potty humour but they feel fairly similar.

chii chii says...

If you want action and some amazing unique animation to follow check these 2 titles out. Dead Leaves is a little strange humour wise where Redline is all about speed and the race but both have a similar feel that will pull you in and take you for a wild ride.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both movies are chockfull of attitude and cool visuals. The animation styles are very similar: both are cartoony and use stark shading to great effect. Redline has more plot and better animation, but both are very similar (and unique) and are fun, action-packed romps.

Fargo Fargo says...

Both of these movies have extreme visuals that are quirky and flashy with bounds of zany characters and over-the-top action mixed in. Dead Leaves is a lot more crude, though both feature main characters who'll do what they want the way they want to. Fans of one should enjoy the other and should brace for the inevitable blood pumping.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Badass af, and with a killer animation style to boot. If you liked one, there's no way you won't like the other. 

Hells Angels

Hells Angels

Linne Amagame has just begun her first day of high school... in purgatory?! After running late in the land of the living and getting run over by a semi truck, Linne found herself stuck in a world where her classmates are demons and monsters instead of cute boys. To make matters worse, there’s been a mix-up, as she isn’t dead yet! Now, surrounded by half-decayed dogs and satanic Elvis impersonators, what’s a once-normal school girl to do, and is there any way to get out of this hell?!

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Singan Singan says...

Two movies by studio Madhouse, featuring crazy animation, over-the-top action, rock'n'roll drive... and not that much of a story or common sense. Nevertheless, both are fun to watch and recommended for each other.

valondar valondar says...

Yes, theyr'e both recent films released by Madhouse which have bizarre, styling and striking animation, saddled with plots that often seem entirely besides the point compared to the specatcle.

But more than that, Redline and Hells Angels are works with an abiding love of kitsch. The greasy hair of the drivers and designs that harken back to 1970s anime on the one hand, and a garish demonic Elvis and a weird world of distorted people on the other. As weird as both stories are, they're also basically pulp narratives - racing on a galactic scale or a supernatural visit to a high school Hell.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both films are really similar in tone, looks and a heavy focus on action instead of plot or character developtment. Both are good fun and a real treat for the eyes, so fans of either should check out the other.

Brad Brad says...

Both are movies made by Madhouse, with both being totally crazy, and filled with utterly over the top action. Plot and character development are almost entirely done away with, with the action and bizarre, yet stunning visuals taking center stage in both.

If you liked one then it's probably fair to say that you're a fan of crazy animation and over the top action, so the other should definitely appeal to you.

Sianeka Sianeka says...

Both Hells Angels and Redline feature style over substance - the great animation, the story, the characters - all are sacrificed to provide tons of action-packed, stylistic mayhem.

If over-the-top is what you seek, if non-stop frenetic pacing is what you love, if you crave action and speed, watch either of these.

Oban Star-Racers

Oban Star-Racers

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?

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sothis sothis says...

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.

chii chii says...

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.

batmannoLuckysocks batmannoLuckysocks says...

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.

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?

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sacchi sacchi says...

Gurren Lagann shares many similarities with Redline. Its animation is also mind-blowing, the characters are a lot more interesting than Redline's, the action never ends, etc.

Gurren Lagann is what Redline could be if it had a more complex plot, developed characters, and time. Overall, it just comes to a matter of style. If you loved Redline, you'll love Gurren Lagann and vice versa. It's that easy.

Fargo Fargo says...

Both of these animes feature slick, over-the-top action with a dynamic cast and setting that draws you into the hype and tension surrounding whatever's happening at the time. They really get the blood pumping!

parappayo parappayo says...

Both are frenetic, adrenaline-fueled anime with round characters and epic story arcs. Neither spares any expense to deliver a satsifying, pulse-pounding finale.

Space Dandy

Space Dandy

Space Dandy is a space hunter, someone who is paid to search for new, undiscovered alien species. It's an industry where the prize goes to the person who finds aliens the fastest. Dandy searches unknown planets for strange beings with his companions, QT the worn-out robot and Meow from Betelgeuse. Meanwhile, they're being chased by minions of the Gogol Empire, for reasons that are still a mystery.

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Lilit Lilit says...

Space Dandy and Redline are set up the same way. They take a cool idea (in Dandy’s case it‘s a new cool idea every episode) and run with it paying no concern to a greater plot. Both are exhilarating rides; animators‘ playgrounds where everything goes as long as it looks cool. Watching either one is super fun and that is all you need to know to try the other.

Starletka Starletka says...

These shows take place in space in very similar universes. Even the main characters Dandy and JP look almost the same, and so does the animation. Space Dandy is a comedy, while Redline focuses on romance, but they are both sci-fi full of action and adventure.

Sianeka Sianeka says...

Both Redline and Space Dandy have as a main protagonist a hero with a wild, over-the-top, gravity-defying pompadour and a self-confident self-aggrandizing swagger attitude about them. But not only do Redline's Sweet JP hero and and Space Dandy's Dandy character look and act visually similar, the anime they inhabit are quite similar. Each features a unique visual graphics style, and each relays stories in an exaggerated overdone manner. Dandy goes for humor and camp, while Redline opts for speed and action but both deliver the goods in a sensationalized hyped up manner. Both have a similar "naughty boy" overtone: Redline features female nudity while Dandy has a restaurant/bar called Boobies that characters often frequent.  If you enjoy either of these shows, it will not be a stretch to enjoy the other.

Mind Game

Mind Game

Nishi has been in love with Myon since he was 9 years old. They both had feelings for each other, but due to Nishi's cowardice their relationship never became more than friendship. Now, in the present, Nishi is 20 years old and aims to be a great manga artist; but he still loves Myon. After years of being apart they meet again, but she tells him that she's thinking of marrying her boyfriend. Nishi is still a coward so he accepts it and wishes her luck. While they're talking at her older sister's restaurant a pair of yakuza walk in looking for their father. One of the yakuza starts harassing Myon and out of anger Nishi chooses to finally take a stand -- but he is shot and dies. Now, in limbo, he chooses to live again; but will he really live any differently than before?

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valondar valondar says...

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.

Desarray Desarray says...

    Although very different in plot, both are fast paced and visually stimulating. Both have a very surreal art type, and plots that are deeper than they seem at first. Two truly unique anime movies that I consider to be must-watch! If you love one, I promise you'll enjoy the other!

Neo Tokyo

Neo Tokyo

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.

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al2551 al2551 says...

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.

Funkgun Funkgun says...

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. 

The TV Show

The TV Show

TV channels flash by, from aliens watching over Earth, to a baseball game, to a kaijuu attack and beyond!

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MatsuoKaito MatsuoKaito says...

While one is a 101 minute tour de force and the other is a cheerful music video both are brightly coloured audio/visual assaults. (In the most enjoyable way, of course.)

Sianeka Sianeka says...

Both Redline and The TV Show showcase eye-popping animation style - the visuals are key. Each has a barebones minimalist story and this is relayed with speed and graphically styled flare. Pacing is fast and constantly moving, perfect for the ADD generation. The plots zooms by with nary a moment for breath, hyper action pushing the story ever forward. If you like fast and furious action, each of these delivers and makes their point in a souped-up highly colored and excessive animation style.