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Summer Wars, Redline Shown at Minneapolis Film Fest

posted on by Jacob Browning
Takeshi Koike's Redline on November 6, Mamoru Hosoda's Summer Wars on November 13

The Minneapolis/St. Paul 2010 Asian Film Festival will show the anime features Summer Wars and Redline during the event's run on November 3 through November 13 at the St. Anthony Main Theatre. The festival will play Redline on November 6 and Summer Wars on November 13. Both films are in Japanese and tickets cost US$10.

Summer Wars is the award-winning film from the anime Studio Madhouse, director Mamoru Hosoda, screenwriter Satoko Okudera, and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. (The same core team worked together on The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.) The film features a modern-day family involved with a conflict that spans their world and the virtual world known as Oz. American distributor Funimation plans to release the film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2011.

Redline is produced by the Studio Madhouse, directed by Takeshi Koike (The Animatrix's "World Record") and written by Katsuhito Ishii (Piroppo, Trava). The film follows JP, a daredevil driver with his customized vehicle named "Trans Am." He enters an interplanetary tournament, held once every five years, where the deadliest racers compete and many people plan to play the game for their own ends. Manga Entertainment is distributing Redline in North America.

Thanks to ZZalapski for the news tip.

Update: Corrected dates in intro. Thanks, Tim.

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