Your New Anime Thrillride: REDLINE is like Speed Racer with missiles, lasers and killer robots

The new anime movie REDLINE looks like addictive fun, thanks to a never-ending supply of pew-pew-pew lasers, heat-seeking missiles and vicious robots disrupting a huge race. Just check out the clip above — which is exclusive to io9 — to see a couple minutes of the car-racing, explosive action. » 11/29/11 2:30pm 11/29/11 2:30pm

R.I.P. Satoshi Kon, director of Paprika

Japanese animation has lost one of its giants. Satoshi Kon, director of Paprika and creator of Paranoia Agent, has apparently died at age 47. Gainax employee Takeda Yasuhiro tweeted the news a short time ago, and it was confirmed by Madhouse's Masao Maruyama via the Otakon committee. Paprika, Kon's lush exploration of… » 8/24/10 12:00pm 8/24/10 12:00pm