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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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Cast

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 Orlando Drummond ...  Pops Racer 29 episodes, 1967
Paulo Pereira 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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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:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the manga, Trixie's father owns Shimura Aviation. This is the reason she can afford both a Mercedes Benz convertible and her very own pink helicopter. See more »

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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

[Japanese theme song]
Chorus: Maha Go, Go, Go! / His wind shakes the hairpin curve / What a thrilling crossing, Go! Go, go! / The Mach Five with its white body / Strength is his inheritance / If he starts to race, he won't finish in behind / He'll keep going, till he reaches the finish line! / Maha Go Go! Maha Go Go! Maha Go Go Go! / He'll keep on the accelerator to the ends of the Earth / Young life, Go! Go, go! / Number Five of the Mach auto / Everybody come and watch his talent / A great fire burns ...
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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 emasterslakeSee 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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