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I recently got a blu-ray drive for my computer. For the first movie to watch at 1080p, I picked Redline. It was a good choice. Although there are plenty of digital effects employed in the 2009 movie, all the characters, all the cars — everything — are hand-drawn, and it shows. The last half-hour is the most spectacular anime I’ve seen since the end of Akira, and the whole movie is gorgeous. The screencaps here are all from the first twelve minutes.

Redline opens and closes with wild road races. In between, there is a romance, interference from the mafia, and a repressive government up to No Good, but the story doesn’t get in the way. The movie is pure eye candy.

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So they still make twin-lens reflexes?
So they still make twin-lens reflexes?

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1 thought on “100,000 drawings”

  1. At 1080p generally movies look the best. Most anime which was televised is drawn for 720p and upscaled for BD release, so they aren’t as crisp.

    The Bodacious Space Pirates movie is also outstanding at 1080p, by the way.

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