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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)
Jack Grimes ...
 Chim-Chim / ... (52 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jack Curtis ...
 Pops Racer / ... (52 episodes, 1967-1968)
Nair Amorim ...
 Gorducho (52 episodes, 1967-1968)
Cleonir dos Santos ...
 Speed Racer (52 episodes, 1967-1968)
André Filho ...
 Corredor X (52 episodes, 1967-1968)
Nelly Valverde ...
 Trixie (52 episodes, 1967-1968)
Milton Luiz ...
 Inspetor Detetor (33 episodes, 1967-1968)
Allan Lima ...
 Narrador (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Orlando Drummond ...
 Pops Racer (29 episodes, 1967)
Paulo Pereira ...
 Pops Racer (23 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

In the English dub, voice director Peter Fernandez deliberately cast only his close friends Jack Grimes, Corinne Orr and Jack Curtis. See more »

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

Speed: Stop! Stop or I'll stop you!
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Crazy Credits

In the original and unedited Japanese opening credits, Speed can be seen racing past giraffes, and jumping over elephants. See more »

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Referenced in The Spirit of '76 (1990) See more »

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User Reviews

Action and adventure in early anime.
2 September 1999 | by (Orlando, FL) – See all my reviews

One of the most complex early anime series to be dubbed for American audiences. Speed Racer is the teenaged son of a car designer, whose Mach 5 can jump, go underwater, clear a path of trees and do other tricks. Besides winning various races, Speed and his family (girlfriend Trixie, kid brother Spritle and pet monkey Chim-Chim) run into spies, saboteurs, criminals and other bad-guy types.

What raises the show above simple adventure is the family background. Speed's brother Rex, suffering dishonor and shame, adopts the identity of Racer X, secretly aiding his brother and goading him into becoming the world's best racer. The series has its dark moments, and the use of gunfire and explosives kept it off American TV for years ("too violent for kids").

The show is far better than the 1994 version, a simple licensing of the character for a "kid-friendly" racing show. However, a new anime version (under the Japanese title "Mach A Go Go") has been made; it may surface in a well-dubbed English version in a few years.


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