1989 - Movie inspired by the eponymous manga from Yasuhiko Yoshikazu.
Directed by Yasuhiko Yoshikazu himself. Music by Joe Hisaishi
Compared to the source material, the story is a little fast-paced and not complete (obviously) but it still holds up well in the end.
One of the best animated movie made from the 80'/90'. Reaaaaally recommended.
Hiro Seno, a hotshot motorcycle jockey, witnesses the first strike against his country Aphrodia, by the rival nation of Ishtar. Huge battle tanks and war planes quickly lay waste to the city. The Aphrodian army is quick to mobilize and retaliate... and despite his opposition to warfare, Hiro finds himself fighting for his life on the front lines.
SONG CREDITS: "Shakunetsu no CIRCUIT" (灼熱のサーキット)
Singer/Lyrics: Fuyumori Kayoko
Composer/Arranger: Joe Hisaishi