Speed Racer (1967–1968)
"Mahha GoGoGo" (original title)

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Teenager Gô Mifune aspires to be the world's best race-car champion with the help of his friends, family and his father's high-tech race-car, the Mach 5.

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Katsuji Mori ...
 Gô Mifune (52 episodes, 1967-1968)
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 Speed Racer / ... (52 episodes, 1967-1968)
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 Mom Racer / ... (52 episodes, 1967-1968)
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 Chim-Chim / ... (52 episodes, 1967-1968)
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Teenager Gô Mifune aspires to be the world's best race-car champion with the help of his friends, family and his father's high-tech race-car, the Mach 5.

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Faster, Speed!


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Trivia

The original Japanese title "Mach GoGoGo", is a rather elaborate pun:
  • it is the name of the hero Go Mifune (as Speed Racer was known in Japan)


  • it contains the car's name "Mach-go", or Mach 5 ("Go" is Japanese for the number five)


  • it contains the English word "go", a staple of racing (multilingual puns were becoming vogue back then)


  • and "Go-Go-Go" is the Japanese sound effect for the rumbling of tyres on a racetrack.


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Goofs

In several episodes, Speed is wearing a helmet in the long shots when he driving the Mach 5,but not in the close-ups. See more »

Quotes

[Spanish theme song]
Chorus: Here he comes, here comes Meteor / with his fast car! / An arrow on wheels, a fabulous racer! / Get in your racing car and start up the engine / He's a magnificent driver and fighter / The Mach Five roars like a lion, as it accelerates / He takes off like lightning, he will be the winner / Meteor, Meteor, he's a winner! / He's ready to respond for action / Flooring it like he's never coming back / From the adventure and action! / Meteor, Meteor, he's a winner!
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, the Racer family and Trixie are seen driving a variety of automobiles (which progress through the credits from primitive to futuristic); additionally Spritle and Chim-Chim carry out auto-factory jobs. At the end, an image appears of the Mach 5 with the Racers and Trixie posing in it. See more »

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The Beginning of The Anime Revolution
12 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

When I was a kid, Speed Racer was the show I would never miss when I came home from school. Sure it was violent, but the action was what made this show what it was. Also, the variety of villians gave the show some color that was lacking from the American cartoons that came out at the same time. The action and the characters of Speed, Trixie, Sparky, Sprytle and Chim Chim that made this show a classic.


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