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An action drama centered on a deadly racing tournament held every five years and the reckless dare-devil driver who wants to win it.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 7.3/10 (907 voted)

Takeshi Koike

Stars: Takuya Kimura, Yû Aoi, Tadanobu Asano

An action drama centered on a deadly racing tournament held every five years and the reckless dare-devil driver who wants to win it.

Writers: Katsuhito Ishii, Katsuhito Ishii


Takuya Kimura



Yû Aoi



Tadanobu Asano





Mark Allen Jr.

(voice: English version)

Takeshi Aono


Cutter Garcia


(voice: English version)

Tatsuya Gashûin


Ken'yû Horiuchi



Kôji Ishii


Unshô Ishizuka


Kenta Miyake


Yoshiyuki Morishita



Yûichi Nagashima


Liam O'Brien



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Release Date: 9 October 2010

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User Review

Fast, Energetic, Must see on a big screen with loud sound!

Rating: 9/10

Out of random happenstance I went and saw this movie at the Reel Anime
movie festival as it came to Canberra Australia. My only regret is that
I didn't see this in a higher quality cinema.

When you see this movie, have the sound loud and the screen big. Its an
experience I haven't had with a movie in a long time. I went in without
any preconceptions other than the movie looked very zany after seeing
the trailer on YouTube.

What surprised me most other than the very energized racing sequences,
is that there seemed to be a whole back story to the universe where the
races were taking place. There were hints of politics, history and
other tidbits that made each of the locations that are visited and the
characters shown have a lot more substance than just a pretty backdrop.
You can almost imagine a whole prequel movie leading up to the events
in this movie.

Of course this is anime so they did have a few of the cliché characters
such as dashing yet arrogantly confident pretty boy and the "I have to
be independent and strong" female character that gets his attention.
Plus the usual loud characters or cool tough guys. But don't let that
stop you, as it is what gives this story a bit of depth rather than
being a series of mindless races. Plus the characters are a fun mix of
races and designs.

The movie isn't about the subtleties of racing such as taking corners
well or the art of overtaking by any means, its very much a "I'm much
more driven and angrier than you, so now I'll catch up and overtake!",
but with the world this is taking place in, the different array of
vehicles all going up against each other and the obstacles that keep
popping up, its just fun.

There is a scene where there are some boobs hanging out, but the story
never gets sexual, so if you don't mind your kids seeing a little bit
of breast you should be fine. The violence is a hard one, there is some
serious fighting and some of the concepts as to how a person died may
be a little scary to the younger kids, but a lot of this happens very

Do see this movie if you want something visually engrossing, good for
when friends are over. Just remember, have it loud and on a big screen!