4 ANIME FAST & FURIOUS FANS WOULD DIG INTO
While the Fast and Furious series may at first glance seem to be running at a completely different speed than anime, that actually couldn’t be farther from the truth. Here are 4 hand-picked anime, we recommend you check if you have a need for speed.
If Tokyo Drift didn’t seem technical enough, do dive into this long-running series that gets so deep into the particulars of drifting, calling it “car porn” would be the understatement of understatements. The illegal races in this show don’t happen on the streets of L.A. after hours, of course, but on the winding downhill roads of the Kantō region mountains. It’s sooooo made for Fast fans that, instead of describing the plot, we’ll just mention how Keiichi Tsuchiya, a real-life pioneer of drifting, was a creative supervisor the series. So yes, it’s legit.
We’d, of course, be remiss not to mention the O.G. car culture cartoon. The Wachowskis’ Hollywood candy-colored cult film (which appropriately enough, came out when Tokyo Drift was still the most current Fast flick) has enjoyed some due reappraisal recently. However, if you’ve only known animated Speed as a Geico pitchman, you owe it to yourself to go back to the show and experience it purely. If for no reason other than seeing how 60s-era localization led to the American’s dub unforgettable “Speed speak.”
IMMORTAL GRAND PRIX
Honestly, the premise should be a movie studio exec’s dream. Take two of the biggest film franchises on the planet and mash ’em together? That’s a Reese’s solution, if ever there was. Yes, if the promo image above doesn’t make it clear, this is precisely what you’d get if the cars in Furious 14 turned out to be Transformers in disguise. Just roll with it.
It’s like Death Race 2000 to the 10th power! Or a gleefully nightmarish underground competitor for the Wacky Races. Seven years in the making, and Madhouse’s obsession with detail radiates out of every frame. Join mach 500 racers (and rival lovers) Crab Sonoshee and the impossibly-pompadour’ed Sweet JP for the ultimate illegal challenge on Roboworld, a planet whose cyborg rulers have expressly declare that racing is forbidden. If that doesn’t sound bizarre enough yet, wait until the monstrosity known as “Funky Boy” swings by for the final lap.
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