History Anime / SpeedRacer

11th Mar '17 7:09:25 AM MarcoPolo250
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Speed Racer Enterprises rights to the franchise expired on May 31, 2011. After two lawsuits issued in 2012 between Tatsunoko and SPE were dismissed, the former company announced in a press release issued on December 6, 2014 that all rights to ''Speed Racer'' reverted to the studio. On May 25, 2015, Tatsunoko announced that they were developing a new ''Speed Racer'' anime series, in addition to a new licencing program to reintroduce the franchise. In August of that year, [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-07-25/funimation-licenses-speed-racer-noein-anime/.90893 the original series was licensed]] by Creator/FUNimation. Funimation will give the English version a DVD/Blu-ray release on [[https://www.funimation.com/shop/home-video/complete-series-dvd-03908/ May 30, 2017]].

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Speed Racer Enterprises rights to the franchise expired on May 31, 2011. After two lawsuits issued in 2012 between Tatsunoko and SPE were dismissed, the former company announced in a press release issued on December 6, 2014 that all rights to ''Speed Racer'' reverted to the studio. On May 25, 2015, Tatsunoko announced that they were developing a new ''Speed Racer'' anime series, in addition to a new licencing program to reintroduce the franchise. In August of that year, [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-07-25/funimation-licenses-speed-racer-noein-anime/.90893 the original series was licensed]] by Creator/FUNimation. Funimation will give the English version a series its first DVD/Blu-ray release on [[https://www.funimation.com/shop/home-video/complete-series-dvd-03908/ May 30, 2017]].2017.
11th Mar '17 6:53:02 AM MarcoPolo250
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Speed Racer Enterprises rights to the franchise expired on May 31, 2011. After two lawsuits issued in 2012 between Tatsunoko and SPE were dismissed, the former company announced in a press release issued on December 6, 2014 that all rights to ''Speed Racer'' reverted to the studio. On May 25, 2015, Tatsunoko announced that they were developing a new ''Speed Racer'' anime series, in addition to a new licencing program to reintroduce the franchise. In August of that year, [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-07-25/funimation-licenses-speed-racer-noein-anime/.90893 the original series was licensed]] by Creator/FUNimation. Funimation will give the English version a DVD/Blu-ray release on May 30, 2017.

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Speed Racer Enterprises rights to the franchise expired on May 31, 2011. After two lawsuits issued in 2012 between Tatsunoko and SPE were dismissed, the former company announced in a press release issued on December 6, 2014 that all rights to ''Speed Racer'' reverted to the studio. On May 25, 2015, Tatsunoko announced that they were developing a new ''Speed Racer'' anime series, in addition to a new licencing program to reintroduce the franchise. In August of that year, [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-07-25/funimation-licenses-speed-racer-noein-anime/.90893 the original series was licensed]] by Creator/FUNimation. Funimation will give the English version a DVD/Blu-ray release on [[https://www.funimation.com/shop/home-video/complete-series-dvd-03908/ May 30, 2017.2017]].
11th Mar '17 6:47:15 AM MarcoPolo250
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''Speed Racer'' is remembered by Americans for its goofy character designs, limited animation and a ''very'' low-quality English localization, courtesy of Trans-Lux, as well as its memorable characters and over-the-top sensibilities. The show is both fondly remembered and reviled by many anime fans for not only introducing anime to a wider audience but for coloring its general image at the time. Speed's effeminate look, the way the dubbing actors have to race through the dialogue and narration to fit in all the exposition, and the long sequences without movement all combine to create a style that defined not only this show, but the view of anime in general for generations of Americans.

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''Speed Racer'' is remembered by Americans for its goofy character designs, limited animation and a ''very'' low-quality English localization, courtesy of Trans-Lux, as well as its memorable characters and over-the-top sensibilities. The show is both fondly remembered and reviled by many anime fans not for not only introducing anime to a wider audience audience, but for coloring its general image at the time. Speed's effeminate look, the way the dubbing actors have to race through the dialogue and narration to fit in all the exposition, and the long sequences without movement all combine to create a style that defined not only this show, but the view of [[AnimationAgeGhetto anime in general for generations of Americans.Americans]].



Speed Racer Enterprises rights to the franchise expired on May 31, 2011. After two lawsuits issued in 2012 between Tatsunoko and SPE was settled, the former company announced in a press release issued on December 6, 2014 that all rights to ''Speed Racer'' reverted to the studio. On May 25, 2015, Tatsunoko announced that they were developing a new ''Speed Racer'' anime series, in addition to a new licencing program to reintroduce the franchise. In August of that year, [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-07-25/funimation-licenses-speed-racer-noein-anime/.90893 the original series was licensed]] by Creator/FUNimation. Funimation will give the English version a DVD/Blu-ray release on May 30, 2017.

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Speed Racer Enterprises rights to the franchise expired on May 31, 2011. After two lawsuits issued in 2012 between Tatsunoko and SPE was settled, were dismissed, the former company announced in a press release issued on December 6, 2014 that all rights to ''Speed Racer'' reverted to the studio. On May 25, 2015, Tatsunoko announced that they were developing a new ''Speed Racer'' anime series, in addition to a new licencing program to reintroduce the franchise. In August of that year, [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-07-25/funimation-licenses-speed-racer-noein-anime/.90893 the original series was licensed]] by Creator/FUNimation. Funimation will give the English version a DVD/Blu-ray release on May 30, 2017.
11th Mar '17 6:39:29 AM MarcoPolo250
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Speed Racer (Go Mifune) is the young driver of the Mach 5, an incredible supercar designed by his father "Pops" Racer (Daisuke Mifune). Speed would race dangerous routes against dangerous people and come out on top with his "girlfriend" Trixie (Michi Shimura) trailing him in a helicopter and his little brother Spritle (Kurio) and his pet chimp Chim-Chim (Sanpei) frequently stowing away in the trunk.

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Speed Racer ''Speed Racer'' (Go Mifune) is the young driver of the Mach 5, an incredible supercar designed by his father "Pops" Racer (Daisuke Mifune). Speed would race dangerous routes against dangerous people and come out on top with his "girlfriend" Trixie (Michi Shimura) trailing him in a helicopter and his little brother Spritle (Kurio) and his pet chimp Chim-Chim (Sanpei) frequently stowing away in the trunk.



The pun in the original title comes from the triple meaning of the sound "go" in Japanese -- the number "five", a denotation for the number or name of a machine (''Mach Go-Go'' means the Mach Type 5 -- the same can be seen in ''Tetsujin 28-go''), and the English "Ready, set, '''go'''". Speed's Japanese name is also "Go Mifune" (hence the "G" on his shirt).



This show is remembered for its goofy character designs, limited animation and a ''very'' low-quality English localization, as well as its memorable characters and over-the-top sensibilities. The show is both fondly remembered and reviled by many anime fans for not only introducing anime to a wider audience but for coloring its general image at the time. Speed's effeminate look, the way the dubbing actors have to race through the dialogue and narration to fit in all the exposition, and the long sequences without movement all combine to create a style that defined not only this show, but the view of anime in general for generations of Americans.

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This show ''Speed Racer'' is remembered by Americans for its goofy character designs, limited animation and a ''very'' low-quality English localization, courtesy of Trans-Lux, as well as its memorable characters and over-the-top sensibilities. The show is both fondly remembered and reviled by many anime fans for not only introducing anime to a wider audience but for coloring its general image at the time. Speed's effeminate look, the way the dubbing actors have to race through the dialogue and narration to fit in all the exposition, and the long sequences without movement all combine to create a style that defined not only this show, but the view of anime in general for generations of Americans.



SPE intended to revive the whole title into a new franchise in time for the anime's 40th anniversary. [[Film/TheMatrix The Wachowskis]] released a [[Film/SpeedRacer major motion picture]] based on ''Speed Racer'', which was met enthusiastically by some fans, but failed to impress critics or do well in the box office. A week before the film's release, Creator/{{Nicktoons}} premiered yet another American television adaptation called ''WesternAnimation/SpeedRacerTheNextGeneration'' to play up the hype for the film. The second season premiered '''3 years later'''.

The pun in the original title comes from the triple meaning of the sound "go" in Japanese -- the number "five", a denotation for the number or name of a machine (''Mach Go-Go'' means the Mach Type 5 -- the same can be seen in ''Tetsujin 28-go''), and the English "Ready, set, '''go'''". Speed's Japanese name is also "Go Mifune" (hence the "G" on his shirt).

The English-dubbed episodes can be viewed on an official Website/{{Youtube}} [[http://www.youtube.com/show/speedracer?s=1 channel.]]

Speed Racer Enterprises rights to the franchise expired on May 31, 2011. After a lawsuit between Tatsunoko and SPE was settled, the former company announce in a press relese issued on December 6, 2014 that all rights to ''Speed Racer'' reverted to the studio.

In 2015 [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-07-25/funimation-licenses-speed-racer-noein-anime/.90893 the series was rescue licensed]] by Creator/FUNimation. (As of late 2016 the series is available on Creator/{{Hulu}}.)

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SPE intended to revive the whole title into a new franchise in time for the anime's 40th anniversary. [[Film/TheMatrix The Wachowskis]] released wrote and directed a [[Film/SpeedRacer major motion picture]] based on ''Speed Racer'', Racer'' in 2008, which was met enthusiastically by some fans, but failed to impress critics or do well in the box office. A week before the film's release, Creator/{{Nicktoons}} premiered yet another American television adaptation called ''WesternAnimation/SpeedRacerTheNextGeneration'' to play up the hype for the film. The second season premiered '''3 '''[[ScheduleSlip 3 years later'''.

The pun in the original title comes from the triple meaning of the sound "go" in Japanese -- the number "five", a denotation for the number or name of a machine (''Mach Go-Go'' means the Mach Type 5 -- the same can be seen in ''Tetsujin 28-go''), and the English "Ready, set, '''go'''". Speed's Japanese name is also "Go Mifune" (hence the "G" on his shirt).

The English-dubbed episodes can be viewed on an official Website/{{Youtube}} [[http://www.youtube.com/show/speedracer?s=1 channel.]]

later]]'''.

Speed Racer Enterprises rights to the franchise expired on May 31, 2011. After a lawsuit two lawsuits issued in 2012 between Tatsunoko and SPE was settled, the former company announce announced in a press relese release issued on December 6, 2014 that all rights to ''Speed Racer'' reverted to the studio.

studio. On May 25, 2015, Tatsunoko announced that they were developing a new ''Speed Racer'' anime series, in addition to a new licencing program to reintroduce the franchise. In 2015 August of that year, [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-07-25/funimation-licenses-speed-racer-noein-anime/.90893 the original series was rescue licensed]] by Creator/FUNimation. (As Funimation will give the English version a DVD/Blu-ray release on May 30, 2017.

As
of late 2016 2016, the series is available can be viewed on Creator/{{Hulu}}.)
11th Mar '17 6:14:34 AM MarcoPolo250
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This show is remembered for its goofy character designs, crappy animation and atrocious dub, as well as its memorable characters and over-the-top sensibilities. The show is both fondly remembered and reviled by many anime fans for introducing anime to a wider audience and for coloring its general image. Speed's effeminate look, the way the dubbing actors have to race through the dialogue and narration to fit in all the exposition, and the long sequences without movement all combine to create a style that defined not only this show, but the view of anime in general for generations of Americans. He's a hard man to lose. He's a demon on wheels! Ho-Hoa!

There was a American-made Speed Racer cartoon in [[TheNineties the early '90s]] that wasn't well-received.

''Speed Racer'' was remade in 1997 with updated versions of the characters and vehicles ([[InNameOnly or at least one would think]]), but the most amusing appearance of Speed aside from the anime had to have been in a series of tongue-in-cheek commercials for ESPN and Geico Insurance. One of the ads for ESPN featured real NASCAR drivers complaining about how hard it was to compete with Speed, and showed actual race footage with the Mach 5 matted in; another featured NASCAR officials trying to determine if the Mach 5 was suitable for competition. (The decision? No, it was too powerful. "NASA might accept it, but not NASCAR.") An ad for Geico involves Trixie (from a helicopter) telling Speed (driving in a race) that she saved money by switching to Geico.

American companies intended to revive the whole title into a new franchise in time for the anime's 40th anniversary. [[Film/TheMatrix The Wachowskis]] released a [[Film/SpeedRacer major motion picture]] version of ''Speed Racer'', which was met enthusiastically by some fans, but failed to impress critics or do well in the box office. A week before the film's release, Nicktoons premiered yet another television adaptation called ''WesternAnimation/SpeedRacerTheNextGeneration'' to play up the hype for the film. A second season premiered 3 years later.

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This show is remembered for its goofy character designs, crappy limited animation and atrocious dub, a ''very'' low-quality English localization, as well as its memorable characters and over-the-top sensibilities. The show is both fondly remembered and reviled by many anime fans for not only introducing anime to a wider audience and but for coloring its general image.image at the time. Speed's effeminate look, the way the dubbing actors have to race through the dialogue and narration to fit in all the exposition, and the long sequences without movement all combine to create a style that defined not only this show, but the view of anime in general for generations of Americans. He's

"He's
a hard man to lose. He's a demon on wheels! Ho-Hoa!

Ho-Hoa!"

There was a American-made Speed Racer cartoon in [[TheNineties the early '90s]] that wasn't well-received.

''Speed Racer''
well-received. Four years later, there was remade a Japanese-made remake in 1997 with updated versions of the characters and vehicles ([[InNameOnly or at least one would think]]), vehicles, but numerous changes to its source material. Its English adaptation was produced by Creator/{{DIC}} and titled ''Speed Racer X'', but was short-lived thanks to a lawsuit between DIC and the American-based Speed Racer Enterprises.

The
most amusing appearance of Speed aside from the anime Racer in America had to have been in a series of tongue-in-cheek commercials for ESPN Creator/{{ESPN}} and Geico Advertising/{{GEICO}} Insurance. One of the ads for ESPN featured real NASCAR drivers complaining about how hard it was to compete with Speed, and showed actual race footage with the Mach 5 matted in; another featured NASCAR officials trying to determine if the Mach 5 was suitable for competition. (The decision? No, it was too powerful. "NASA might accept it, but not NASCAR.") An ad for Geico involves Trixie (from a helicopter) telling Speed (driving in a race) that she saved money by switching to Geico.

American companies SPE intended to revive the whole title into a new franchise in time for the anime's 40th anniversary. [[Film/TheMatrix The Wachowskis]] released a [[Film/SpeedRacer major motion picture]] version of based on ''Speed Racer'', which was met enthusiastically by some fans, but failed to impress critics or do well in the box office. A week before the film's release, Nicktoons Creator/{{Nicktoons}} premiered yet another American television adaptation called ''WesternAnimation/SpeedRacerTheNextGeneration'' to play up the hype for the film. A The second season premiered 3 '''3 years later.
later'''.



In 2015 [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-07-25/funimation-licenses-speed-racer-noein-anime/.90893 the series was rescue licensed]] by Creator/FUNimation....which is a bit of a surprise. However, as of this writing, it's been more than a year since the initial announcement with no updates on its release. (As of late 2016 the series is available on Creator/{{Hulu}}.)

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Speed Racer Enterprises rights to the franchise expired on May 31, 2011. After a lawsuit between Tatsunoko and SPE was settled, the former company announce in a press relese issued on December 6, 2014 that all rights to ''Speed Racer'' reverted to the studio.

In 2015 [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-07-25/funimation-licenses-speed-racer-noein-anime/.90893 the series was rescue licensed]] by Creator/FUNimation....which is a bit of a surprise. However, as of this writing, it's been more than a year since the initial announcement with no updates on its release. Creator/FUNimation. (As of late 2016 the series is available on Creator/{{Hulu}}.)
15th Feb '17 6:16:53 AM Larkmarn
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** Racer X/Fukumen Racer is even more of this trope, because AllGirlsWantBadBoys.
28th Jan '17 1:06:14 PM InvaderYoukoChan
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** Racer X/Fukumen Racer is even more of this trope, because AllGirlsWantBadBoys.
7th Jan '17 1:28:37 PM WillKeaton
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* SwitchingToGEICO: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4XIFSwOU This 2005 Geico ad]].

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* SwitchingToGEICO: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4XIFSwOU This 2005 Geico ad]].ad.]]
7th Jan '17 1:27:13 PM WillKeaton
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* BraggingThemeTune: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03aRiSGoykE Right here]].

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* BraggingThemeTune: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03aRiSGoykE Right here]].here.]]
7th Jan '17 1:25:38 PM WillKeaton
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The "Mach Five" ("Mach Go" in Japanese[[note]]Or simply, "The Mach"[[/note]], yielding the pun in the original name) had an array of gadgets more at home on Bond's Aston-Martin than on a racing vehicle, like autojacks[[note]]Meant more for maintenance, but frequently used to make the car jump.[[/note]], a spy robot, underwater capabilities and a trunk (which even street-legal sports cars often lack).[[note]]Though at the time a sports car actually did have to have a trunk to compete at [[UsefulNotes/TwentyFourHoursOfLeMans LeMans]].[[/note]]

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The "Mach Five" ("Mach Go" in Japanese[[note]]Or Japanese,[[note]]Or simply, "The Mach"[[/note]], Mach"[[/note]] yielding the pun in the original name) had an array of gadgets more at home on Bond's Aston-Martin than on a racing vehicle, like autojacks[[note]]Meant autojacks,[[note]]Meant more for maintenance, but frequently used to make the car jump.[[/note]], [[/note]] a spy robot, underwater capabilities and a trunk (which even street-legal sports cars often lack).[[note]]Though at the time a sports car actually did have to have a trunk to compete at [[UsefulNotes/TwentyFourHoursOfLeMans LeMans]].[[/note]]
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