Last Exile wrote:Made by the director who did The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. I.e. Made by someone who made something AJAS voted in at #1. Hosoda Mamoru is serious business.
This also happened to be the biggest selling anime title ever on Blu-Ray in Japan for a short period of time. Unfortunately 'The War' 2.22 ended its streak. -_-
It's weird that Madhouse is having financial trouble if it's made something as loved as this. Although admittedly, between 2007 and this year, it hasn't been a good time for them. They did The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Death Note, Paprika, Nana, Black Lagoon, Claymore and Dennou Coil in the 2006-2007 but they didn't exactly hit the mark in the prevoius two years TV series wise, which has been Madhouse's strength over the years. This year they've done Rainbow and the Tatami Galaxy, both strong series. But I guess they don't appeal to the greater market, which is a real shame. If these guys go under, this is not good for the industry.
you forgot redline which has been givin good reviews suprisingly from ANN but only way you can tell is to watch it i think its good madhouse will be fine...
The most dangerous and exciting car race in the universe is held only once every five years. And that’s tonight. The competitors are lined up at the starting block. In his vehicle, JP, the most daredevil driver on the circuit, is ready for the green light. Female driver Sonoshee, with whom he is secretly in love, is also on the starting line. She will stop at nothing to get on to that podium. In this race, not only is anything possible, but also anything is allowed. In fact, their adversaries have modified their vehicles to equip them with highly destructive weapons; with such participants, it is hardly surprising that Redline is forbidden by the authorities, who will try anything to halt the proceedings. These speed addicts have to put themselves in mortal danger to achieve their aim: eternal glory for those who finally mount the podium.
Takeshi Koike’s first animated feature Redline was presented as an international premiere on the Piazza Grande (Locarno International Film Festival).