- Acclaimed Flop: Highly praised as an achievement of animation, sound-design and just pure, undilluted fun, as well as a breath of fresh air among modern anime movies that mostly consist of slice-of-life dramedies and Ghibli-inspired fantasies It was also a massive flop whose production went way over budget and almost caused Studio Madhouse to go under, eventually leading to the rise of MAPPA and Studio Nut, split off from Madhouse, in order to stay in the industry.
- The Danza: Miki and Todoroki are voiced by Shunichiro Miki and Ikki Todoroki. They also look like The Mole Brothers, characters themselves portrayed in the weird film The Funky Forest.
- Doing It for the Art: This is animation for the sake of animation. It took 7 consecutive years to make the damn movie, after all.
- Much like the main characters and their racing machines depicted in the movie, the studio pulled out all the stops to create it using impractical but awesome techniques and production methods in a labor of love out of pure passion for their chosen career, to the point of pushing their vehicle/company to the brink of destruction.
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