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Madhouse Earns My Forgiveness With Epic New Film

I have immense respect for the prolific anime studio Madhouse, but their offering this season has been a total disappointment. Highschool of the Dead is one of the worst anime I have ever seen; a veritable ordeal to watch. If it wasn't for my duties as chief editor of this site, I would have dropped it weeks ago. The K-ON!! finale might have been a wrenching roller-coaster of emotion, but the last episode of HOTD is what brought me to tears... tears of joy, that is. I'm so very happy that I don't have to watch another episode of that garbage.

So, as you can imagine, I've been pretty disappointed in Madhouse lately... that is, until I saw this little trailer for something called Redline.

Freakin' epic.

Seriously, this is one of the most visually stunning anime projects I have ever seen. I especially love the bits which display an aesthetic I can only describe as "LSD cyberpunk." I think this film is worth watching for the animation alone. Madhouse, you have redeemed yourself.

You can learn more about Redline at ANN.

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  • Interesting…. this requires looking into … Nice find Jon…

  • Anonymous

    I saw this at Reel Anime Film Festival (the full movie) and I was a little apprehensive going into it, but it was an amazing film, visually stunning and the plot was fantastic. It was what Speed Racer should have been, with an MA rating.

    • Kei

      Lucky! :O

  • REDLINE is one amazing film saw it here in Germany at the “Fantasy Filmfest” so can’t wait to get the blue ray . BUT MADHOUSE in my eyes has never made a bad Anime. HotD is Ok but not terrible. But what they have made over the last years shows they don’t have to prove themselves. Trigun, Hajime no Ippo, Monster, Black Lagoon, Death Note, NANA and the epic now airing Rainbow to name a few.

  • Anonymous

    While I find it is fairly debatable if HotD is even worthy enough to be in the terra-bad category when there are great things like Apocalypse Zero, but do you know what is not debatable? How great this this looks. I can honestly say I haven’t been this excited for an anime, let alone movie, in a long time. I hope they have some movie theater exposure in the US show it as they did with Sword of the Stranger, with me being lucky enough to have a theater that will show anime movies. My only concern is that Manga Entertainment is bringing it over to the US and many of their DVD’s have quality issues. I am looking at you, now out of print, End of Eva DVD.

  • Fysh

    hey look it’s speed racer mark 2

  • Anonymous

    So… It’s already out?

  • OK, visually I’m really impressed. I get a bit of an Aeon Flux feel from watching this. Let’s hope the plot and characters are memorable enough as well. Too bad I probably won’t actually get to see this for a long time even after it comes out.

  • Myrhh

    Wow this movie looks very pretty! I should give it a watch when its possible.

  • Yolanda_016

    I think HOTD it´s a great anime, maybe a little eechi, but the drawing works and the story are greats!!!!! Please, If someone have REAL information about this anime, please, post it!