Reviews: Speed Racer The Next Generation

Ethan Views: Speed Racer Next Generation

I'm a Speed Racer fan since my dad introduce me it when I was little, and when I heard about this recent show when it came, I was pretty excited about!

I quite like the new characters they introduce. Conor and Lucy are my favorites so far, especially the robot monkey Chim-Chim!

Most older fans of the original series didn't like it because it's not faithful to the original source. While I do agree about that, it's not like the original series was perfect. Don't get me wrong, I love the original anime, but didn't had major arcs like this show has. Besides, I like some of the mythos they created that connected to the major characters from the original series. It's like how Beast Wars did with the original Transformers.

My only major complaint is mostly the schedule slippage. I can understand the gap between S1 and S2, but the long hiatus between S2 is really annoying, and that pisses the hell out of me! Fortunately, they aired the rest of the episodes a while ago.

Overall, it's a great series. It may be good for you, or not. It's your choice.

See ya, later!


Most of the criticisms made by the modern viewers about the original "Speed Racer" cartoon is concerned about the quality of the animation...But seriously, compared with the poor CGI and the incredibly unappealing character designs(Everyone has exactly the same face!) of this pathetic series, the original "Speed Racer" seems like something from the Golden Age Of Animation.

But despite being slow, ugly and choppy, the animation quality is not the only bad thing about this show:The plot is idiotic and clichéd ( A "Racing Academy"? Seriously?) All the new characters are boring and lame, and none, absolutely none of them was likable, or at least interesting. The voice acting is bland and forgettable, at best.

This horrible beyond belief. I tried to watch a couple of episodes, but I couldn't stand it. The amount of annoying clichés, stupid characters, the atrocious animation and ugly designs are the elements that made this pathetic series an unbearable spectacle that is better to forget.