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Voiced by: Takuya Kimura (JP), Patrick Seitz (EN)

The main protagonist.

  • Ambiguously Human: Due to his pointed ears and the fact that he wasn't given the introduction of being from "that blue planet" like Miki and Todoroki, it's unknown if he's human or simply an alien that looks very human.
  • Captain Crash: Any car he steps in has a habit of violently exploding on the track. Except for the Yellowline finisher, he always miraculously survives unharmed (lampshaded too when he somehow crashes a test car in a desert).
  • Delinquent Hair: That pompadour sticks out a whole foot in front of his face.
  • Nice Guy: His black leather, punkish pompadour and other "road warrior" accessories might make one initially keep their distance, but he's easily one of the most amiable characters in the movie.

Sonoshee McLaren

Voiced by: Yu Aoi (JP), Michelle Ruff (EN)

The winner of the Yellowline race at the movie's onset. Develops a close bond with JP.


Voiced by: Tadanobu Asano (JP), Liam O'Brien (EN)

JP's childhood friend, who's tied to the mafia.

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  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Frisbee eventually becomes this when he sees just how close JP is to winning Redline, alongside a combination of guilt for nearly trashing JP's hopes and dreams twice and Representative of the Inuki Group trying to alter the deal by having the Transam 'malfunction' before it reached first place.
    "He's so close... I want to see him win, I want to see him win for once in his life!!"

Inuki Boss

Voiced by: Chō (JP), Alfred Thor (EN)

The head of the mafia that Frisbee works for.

  • Cool Car: His headquarters is a personal limousine the size of a small hotel. With full service bar and at least two floors.
  • The Don: He's the leader of a mob and won't hesitate to beat up or kill his underlings if they fail him.
  • Fantastic Drug: Both times he's seen, he's indulging in some kind of cocaine-like drug. It weirdly has to be applied to the outer gums for some reason; the first time he's doing it himself. The second time he has two ladies do it.
  • A Lady on Each Arm: During the Redline race, he is seen with two ladies behind him at all times. They even apply his drugs for him. They run off the moment the fighting starts.

Old Man Mole

Voiced by: Takeshi Aono (JP), Steve Kramer (EN)

The elderly mechanic that works on JP's machine.

Boiboi & Bosbos

Voiced by: Akane Sakai & AKEMI (Kobayashi Akemi) (JP), Lauren Landa & Laura Post (EN)

A pair of idols from Planet Supergrass racing in Redline.

  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite their ditzy attitude, they still qualified for the most deadly race in the galaxy and put up an impressive performance, even when going up against trained military forces.
  • The Ditz: Going by their interview, they... don't come off as the sharpest tools in the shed.
  • Finger Firearms: The fingers of their Transforming Mecha of a car can rotate around and fire machine guns. This is their main weaponry on the course, as use of their more arcane weaponry is not authorized against other racers.
  • Leitmotif: Kare No Shift Wa BUNBUNBUN.
  • Magic Idol Singer: In addition to being racers, they're also idol singers, and they're from a magic-using planet, so...
  • Naked in Mink: Downplayed, they do at least wear panties under the mink, but other than that...
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: They go on live TV wearing fur coats, panties, and absolutely nothing else.
  • Transforming Mecha: Their machine can transform into a humanoid robot for combat.
  • Willfully Weak: They are magic users, but they swear off using magic in Redline, as it gives them an unfair advantage against other racers. Against the forces of Roboworld, however, all bets are off.


Voiced by: Daisuke Gori (JP), Paul St. Peter note  (EN)

A brutal police officer racing in Redline.

  • The Brute: Both in his ride and his personality. He bull-charged Miki and Todoroki on what was implied to be a mere speeding violation and attacks two reporters on-camera. His ride, the Gori-Tank, is slower than the others but can dig through almost any material.
  • Dirty Cop: This is almost literally his racing name. On top of his Redline racing (which is of dubious legality already) he also assaulted Miki and Todoroki and locked them up just to make them miss the qualifying Yellowline Race. He's also apparently engaged in adultery, and when questioned about all of this he started beating up the reporters on camera.
  • Fast Tunnelling: His machine does not give a damn about such paltry obstacles as the terrain itself. This eventually goes poorly.
  • Interspecies Romance: Even if Officer Yang isn't human, she's definitely not whatever species Gori-Rider is (who looks like a blue gorilla, hence the name).
  • Leitmotif: One that sounds like a spaghetti western theme.
  • Meta Mecha: Inside the large Gori-Tank there is a smaller, more maneuverable vehicle that can be ejected.
  • One-Handed Shotgun Pump: Done while chasing Miki and Todoroki in a homage to the Terminator films.
  • This Is a Drill: His machine can tunnel through terrain.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Awakens Funky Boy while trying to avoid a minefield by digging underneath it.

Miki & Todoroki

Voiced by: Shunichiro Miki & Ikki Todoroki (JP), Sam Riegel & Cutter Garcia (EN)

Japanese brothers racing in Redline thanks to a popularity vote, as an untimely arrest from Gori-Rider had them miss a Yellowline qualifier. Originally from Mole Brothers.


Voiced by: Kanji Tsuda (JP), Joey Morris (EN)

A Redline racer that originally appeared in Trava First Planet.


Voiced by: Yoshiyuki Morishita (JP), Tony Oliver (EN)

Trava's partner, also from Trava First Planet.

Machine Head

Voiced by: Kouji Ishii (JP), Michael McConnohie (EN)

A champion racer competing in Redline.

  • A God Am I: Never says this outright, but he did name his machine the Godwing and has the arrogant attitude to match.
  • The Ace: He has won the Redline tournament three times consecutively. This means he has been the champion for fifteen years, enough to become renowned as "the King of Redline". And he comes within a hair's breadth (literally) of winning again, even in a race set on a Death World, so he's clearly not lost any of his edge.
  • Antagonist Abilities: Owns by far the most powerful and unstoppable machine in the race, has cybernetically augmented himself into an unbeatable racer, and can use Steamlights with no harm to his machine.
  • Archnemesis Dad: It's heavily implied that Machinehead may be Sonoshee's father - they both seem to know each other quite well, he knows she has a Steamlight, and he's one of the few who could have given one to her. While there's not necessarily any bad blood between them, on the course, he has zero intention of going easy on her.
  • Badass Cape: A befitting a three-times champion of Redline.
  • Bigger Is Better: The greatest racer in the galaxy is also the largest, and pilots the largest vehicle in the race - in fact, he is the largest vehicle once he plugs himself in.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Not an attack per se, but... PLATINUM NITRO CHARGE!
  • Cyborg: He has gradually upgraded himself with mechanical parts to become the ultimate racer.
    • Cyborg Helmsman: Thanks to his cybernetic augments, when he races, he interfaces with his Godwing, giving him command over his vehicle that most racers couldn't even dream of. This is something he boasts about during his interview.
  • Evolution Powerup: The mechanical equivalent thereof. His Godwing continuously gets upgraded between each Redline. The first one is about the size of a normal vehicle, but by the time of his fourth Redline, it looks more like a small spaceship.
  • Final Boss: Ultimately, Machine Head is the one to beat in the race.
  • Graceful Loser: For all his raw, bestial fury during the race, he can only admire JP's valor afterwards and doesn't dispute his victory, despite how close it was.
  • I Thought It Was Forbidden: Steamlights are normally way too powerful for any vehicle to handle, but Machinehead literally eats them up like candy. Justified, as his machine is so massive and powerful enough to handle the recoil, and since he has augmented himself for racing, he is able to handle the ungodly speed burst as well.
  • Large Ham: "I'M THE KING OF REDLINE!"
  • The Juggernaut: His vehicle is by far the biggest and most powerful in the race, allowing him to plow through most obstacles and ravage the road itself in his wake if he desires to.
  • Nerves of Steel: Remains completely unflappable even when confronted by a whole platoon of Roboworld soldiers let by Colonel Volton. The only time he is shown to loose his cool for even a second is when Sonoshee ends up having a pretty intense crash.
  • Power Glows: When he swallows a Steamlight and unleashes his Platinum Nitro Charge. The effect is... breathtaking to say the least.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He's a towering cyborg, a certified badass who won't hesitate to race on a Death World, a three-time Redline champion... he also owns an absolutely adorable Mister Muffykins.
  • Red Baron: Repeatedly called both "Mr. Redline" and "The King of Redline", so you know the man will be hard to beat in a race.
  • Super Strength/Super Toughness: He's tough enough to easily take hits from a berserk Deyzuna and strong enough to toss him like a ragdoll. Justified, since he needs that kind of power and durability to handle the strain of piloting his Godwing and the punishment dished out by other racers.
  • Tears of Joy: Is shown crying of pure happiness when he won his first Redline race.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He initially started out as rookie racer who was overjoyed to have won a Redline trophy only to become steadily more conceited with each subsequent victory.
  • Worthy Opponent: Having won multiple Redlines with little resistance, he seeks one of these, eventually finding one in JP.

Lynchman & Johnny Boy

Voiced by: Tatsuya Gashuin & Yoshinori Okada (JP), John White & David Roach (EN)

A pair of intergalactic bounty hunters racing in Redline.

Roboworld President

Voiced by: Kōsei Hirota (JP), David Lodge (EN)

The leader of Roboworld.

  • Big Bad: Technically the Big Bad of the movie, as the tyrannical leader of the world the Redline is being hosted on, who does not approve of the race because it risks exposing the illegal superweapons his planet is producing, and thus attempts to have his forces exterminate all the racers. However...
  • Big Bad Wannabe: In actuality, he ends up coming off more as one of those as the Supergrass forces and the racers end up making a complete mockery of his forces, jam his Kill Sat, and eventually drive his biological weapon out of control by complete accident. Ironically, the only time he ends up seriously hampering the racers is when his objective is no longer to stop them, but to eliminate the rogue Funky Boy. By the time of the race's finale, both he and his Dragon Volton have been completely sidelined to make room for the confrontation between JP and Sonoshee and the true main antagonist - the man to beat in the Redline, Machine Head.
  • Evil Overlord: The main armament of the drones that seem to serve as his world's police force is high explosive death rays, and he's developing superweapons illegally.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: Definitely not a nice person, and his world's emblem is suspiciously similar to the Nazi Party's symbol.
  • 0% Approval Rating: Implied. Even the population of his own world starts sabotaging his plans to stop the Redline from happening.

Colonel Volton

Voiced by: Unshō Ishizuka (JP), Jamieson Price (EN)

The leader of Roboworld's military forces.

  • Colonel Badass: Commands his own special forces, has the authority to mobilize the planet's entire military force, and even turn into a monster capable of matching Funky Boy.
  • Commissar Cap: Appropriately enough for a man of his station, Colonel Volton's helmet resembles one of these.
  • The Dragon: Volton is actually this to the Roboworld President, being in control of nearly all military operations against the Redline racers.
  • Frontline General: Not normally, but when Funky Boy goes out of control, he gleefully does a Fusion Dance with a leviathan abomination to take it on personally.
  • Large Ham: And he's voiced by the largest ham of voice actors: Jamieson Price.
  • One-Winged Angel: Transforms himself into a Kaiju-like monstrosity in order to fight evenly with Funky Boy.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Colonel Volton starts feeling this way when his own personal forces get their asses handed by the racers and when his three direct subordinates, especially Little Deyzuna and Dr. Sabose, stray from their objective.

Secretary of Defense Titan

Voiced by: Kenyuu Horiuchi (JP), Doug Erholtz (EN)

The man in charge of Roboworld's security.

Little Deyzuna

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (JP), Derek Stephen Prince (EN)

A member of Roboworld's army with a grudge against Trava & Shinkai.

Funky Boy

A biological weapon created on Roboworld.

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The Company

  • Law Enforcement, Inc.: The Company are a gang of self-styled mercenaries and ex-military types who have protection contracts with various Outsider settlements. Stadium City hadn't been able to make payment as of late, hence their being open to a Red Sixer assault.
  • Red Shirt Army: The Company, though not plot-wise. They are this in-game due to Artificial Stupidity.

The Red Sixers

The Leper Gang

  • Cyborg: The Leper Gang use cybernetics to compensate for lost limbs.

The Templars


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