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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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 Mom Racer / ... 52 episodes, 1967-1968
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Cleonir dos Santos ...
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Nelly Valverde ...
Milton Luiz ...
 Inspetor Detetor 33 episodes, 1967-1968
Allan Lima ...
Orlando Drummond ...
 Pops Racer 29 episodes, 1967
Paulo Pereira ...
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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 show's creator Tatsuo Yoshida cited Viva Las Vegas (1964) and Goldfinger (1964) - two extremely popular films in Japan in the 1960s - as the main influences on the show: he used Elvis Presley's racecar-driver image (complete with neckerchief and black pompadour hairstyle), and a gadget-filled car. 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

Pops Racer: As champion of the West Side Grunters and Groaners I promise you are in for a lot of groaning!
[the motorcycle gang corners Pops]
Pops Racer: Uh-oh.
[one motorcycle thug attacks Pops, and is head-butted hard in the law]
Motorcycle Thug: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! He's even tougher than he talks!
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Crazy Credits

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

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One of the Earlier Anime Franchises.
2 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Speed Racer aka "Mahha go go go" has been a well known anime since the Vietnam War era.

It's about the adventures and life of a young man named Speed Racer, who's always dreamed in becoming a well known racer someday. He's knowledgeable about history & is a simple minded kind of guy who only uses violence for the last resort. Speed is also a good fighter.

His father Pops Racer has built and designed a custom made race car, called the Mach 5. The most unique racing vehicle of it's kind. Equipped with power jacks, cutting blades, emulating lights, bullet proof glass, underwater travel, and a BM radio. With this car, Speed can be able to accomplish the races and grand pixes that he competes in. The Mach 5 also makes a perfect getaway vehicle and a greater advantage in escaping dangers.

Throughout the series, Speed will be going through many challenging races and adventures. As well as making enemies with Conspiracies, Mafias, Assassins, Thieves, Burglars, Rivals, & Terriosts. With the Mach 5 to drive in, and a group of reliable friends, Speed will be able to get through many hardships.

Despite it being made 40 years ago. This Japanese animated cartoon really shows it's age. And it has one of the oldest dubs to date. Cool thing about the Dub is, it manages to be the first successful Anime franchise to hit the U.S. shores and all the characters are done by 4 voice actors. Which is less than the average number in today's management of voice choices.

The voice acting is good, but very dated for it's era of time. Since this aired back when Anime wasn't highly known as it is today. But since then it has been admired and inspired by many people. I never seen the original version, but hopefully one day I will to see what it was like unedited.

It's not for everyone, but I think it's a classic for a foreign made, American distributed anime. Due to it's sophisticated scenes, cartoon violence, and car crashes. I recommend it for 6 and up.


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