This Movie has reminded me why I started watching Anime in the first place. I usually decide on how good a film is by it's storyline and characters, and while this film does have a decent plot where it really shines is it's art, designs and race scenes. The film took 7 years to make and is composed of 100,000 hand drawn pictures, no CG. The film uses an experimental art style which looks amazing. because of the long development every scene is great and is full of life. The designs for the characters, locations and vehicles are very creative, the film even has some what-the-heck moments. The middle section of the film is kind of slow moving, the section between the two races, there are some funny scenes and watching the characters interact is very fun. The story, in my opinion is the weakest part of the film, it's very predictable and there is little to no character development. Now for the races and this is where the film really pays it's way, The animation is unbeatable with mind bending chases and physics, each crash, explosion, nirtos speed boost and hair pin turn is executed perfectly. You should defiantly watch this as it is a one of a kind film.