This post doesn’t need a lot of words, so I’ll be brief. The 2009 anime film Redline is now streaming. For free. On YouTube. FOR FREE!
(I’d embed it, but Manga Entertainment which released it has embeds disabled.)
Redline, which came out stateside in 2012, is a fast-paced sci-fi racing film that is all about fast cars, underhanded tricks, the seedy underbelly of professional racing, and one guy just wanting to drive really, really fast. It’s one of the best anime films I had seen in a long while. If you have a couple of hours to kill, give this a watch.
Being on YouTube, there are several commercial breaks added in. If you wish to avoid them, get the Blu-Ray on Amazon. Its crisp and vibrant animation make the Blu-Ray worth it.
Even if you don’t watch it all on YouTube, please go to the video and give it a thumbs up like. Let it play a bit in the background – muted even, but you’d miss the awesome soundtrack – to get its view count up. Redline is a great movie, and it’s nice to see companies like Manga Entertainment put out lesser-known works for free like this to find its audience. Show some appreciation so they’ll continue.
Want to know more about what I think of the film? Check out my January 2012 review of it on CultureSmash.tv.
Anime fans! What was the last thing you saw that blew you away? That exemplified why you like anime?
Share your answers and thoughts in the comments below!