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Speed Racer 

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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Tatsuo Yoshida
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Complete series cast summary:
Katsuji Mori ...  Gô Mifune 52 episodes, 1967-1968
Peter Fernandez ...  Speed Racer / ... 52 episodes, 1967-1968
Corinne Orr ...  Mom Racer / ... 52 episodes, 1967-1968
Jack Grimes Jack Grimes ...  Chim-Chim / ... 52 episodes, 1967-1968
Jack Curtis Jack Curtis ...  Pops Racer / ... 52 episodes, 1967-1968
Nair Amorim Nair Amorim ...  Gorducho 52 episodes, 1967-1968
Cleonir dos Santos Cleonir dos Santos ...  Speed Racer 52 episodes, 1967-1968
André Filho André Filho ...  Corredor X 52 episodes, 1967-1968
Nelly Valverde Nelly Valverde ...  Trixie 52 episodes, 1967-1968
Milton Luiz Milton Luiz ...  Inspetor Detetor 33 episodes, 1967-1968
Allan Lima Allan Lima ...  Narrador 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Orlando Drummond ...  Pops Racer 29 episodes, 1967
Paulo Pereira Paulo Pereira ...  Pops Racer 23 episodes, 1967-1968
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Faster, Speed!


Certificate:

TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 September 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Speed Racer See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Formula One ( open wheeled ) version of the Mach 5 was used in only one race. 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

[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

The series title spins out of the wheel of the Mach 5. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 326 (2001) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Economics and race car driving drama together with animation
1 October 2006 | by Global_Marketing_ProsSee all my reviews

The role of economics in the industrialized North American market must have always been theorized in the homelands of the engines creation. Persons and industrialist such as Mercedes Benz and the Bavarian Motor Works (BMW) surely realized the opportunity of the North Ameircan market with the purchase of fuel and number of automobiles purchased per household. This type of economic phenomena sparked the concept of Speed Racer.

After the new constitution of Japan the industrialization of the isolated island nation of Japan must seek opportunity once again via economic partnerships with its global neighbors. This also helped spark the economic opportunities in the European and North American market if not the global market.

Speed is a young avid driver who without knowing any better is driven by his demanding father Pops Racer who has challenged himself his whole life to make a better machine better at winning races. It was in fact Pops Racer who drove his first son Rex Racer to the brink of destruction with his strategy of how to best use the technology he developed. As a mature Racer, Rex, finally realizes his own inherent values and becomes independent but still feels obligated to his younger bother Speed.

The exact relationship of Rex Racer to persons such as the Inspector are never really clear, but put into dramatization. Rex is eventually accused of being a type of agent for a country or organization due to his ability to be in places at times when there is no other explanation to how he would have known Speed was in trouble. Or the fact that the situations involved some types of illegal activity were his secretive knowledge is leveraged against an evil plot. This brings a level of cloak and dagger romance to Speed Racer.

The mixture of Speeds innocence with Trixy, Sprital, and Chim Chim brings a level of comic human nature. This concept is a good form of rhetoric to balance the themes and plots as they are played out from episode to episode. So, instead of a dry detective story the thrill of international race car driving, romance of cloak and dagger, and comedy of human nature is put into one story, Speed Racer.


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