From its over-the-top action to its belief in the bonds of family, The Fast and the Furious is a franchise that feels more than a little like anime already. And with the latest entry fast approaching, today let's highlight some anime that embody that furious spirit!
It's been a little over a decade since Takeshi Koike and Madhouse's celebrated anime film Redline first hit theaters in Japan back in 2010. Now 10th anniversary screenings are set to race their way to select theaters in Japan starting on February 26. Read on for more.
Start your engines! Today marks the 10th anniversary of Redline, a 2009 theatrical anime film with direction by Takeshi Koike and animation production by MADHOUSE, and we're celebrating the occasion with a look back on what makes this science fiction / racing / romance movie such a unique cinematic experience. Hit the jump to learn more.
2009 sci-fi race anime movie Redline was supposed to the sort of grand spectacle, accessible to any audience, regardless of whether they're a dedicated anime fan or not. Distributor Manga Entertainment has put this to the test in a new "Moms Watching Anime Video." Check it out after the jump.
In honor of Redline—one of the most critically acclaimed anime releases in recent years—hitting North America, we've taken a look at the impressive fan art on Japan's online artist community Pixiv. Massive gallery after the jump!
We're a bit more than a week away from the release that the animation enthusiasts can't wait for, Redline. Also, coming on January 17th is Hetalia World Series, the third season of the history comedy. These and more after the jump.
It's time for another tall stack of North American anime trailers, starting with the theatrical trailer for Redline. Then it's time for the FUNimation blitz, with the first English dub video of Princess Jellyfish, Chaos; HEAd, Fairy Tail and more, all after the jump.
In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, Manga Entertainment is set to release Takeshi Koike's much praised Redline and Studio 4ºC/Russian co-production First Squad: The Moment Of Truth on Blu-ray and DVD January 17th. Ahead of this video release, Redline will also have a limited theatrical run in Los Angeles starting December 2nd and in NYC starting on January 6th. More after the jump.
Today is the day for those in the UK to "do their part" and pick up Redline via DVD, Blu-ray and Collector's Edition Double Play release. Still need some convincing? Manga UK has uploaded a fourth English-dubbed clip from the feature. Video after the jump!
FUNimation has blitzed YouTube with a new rush of promo videos, includes the trailer for the second set of Fairy Tail and Sekirei - Pure Engagement, as well as new collections of Eden of the East, Guyver and Heroic Age. Meanwhile, Manga UK has posted a new trailer and video blog for Redline. Check it all out after the jump.
The last Redline English dub clip that Manga UK posted revealed that Patrick Seitz (Hetalia's Germany) will be voicing the role of the racing anime's lead, JP. The latest showcases Liam O'Brien (Naruto's Gaara) as JP's manager Frisbee, a role originally performed by the always notable Tadanobu Asano. Check it out after the jump.
Ahead of the region's November 14th DVD/Blu-ray release, Manga UK has posted a second preview clip of the English dub of hot racing anime Redline. For the first time, Patrick Seitz (Hetalia's Germany) can be heard as the movie's lead, JP. Check it out after the jump.
Manga UK has posted a thrilling new race clip from Redline. The Madhouse production is set to be released in the UK on November 14 and in North America January 17, 2012, after a theatrical run. Check it out after the jump.