Speed Racer

Speed Racer Speed Racer is an English adaptation name of the Japanese manga and anime, Mach Go Go Go which centered on automobile racing. Mach GoGoGo was originally serialized in print form in Shueisha's 1958 Shōnen Book, and was released in tankōbon book form by Sun Wide Comics, re-released in Japan by Fusosha. From 1967 to 1968 it ran as a television series in the United States, with 52 episodes. Selected chapters of the manga were released by NOW Comics in the 1990s under the title Speed Racer Classics, later released by the DC Comics division, Wildstorm Productions under the title Speed Racer: The Original Manga. In 2008, under the name of its Americanized title, Speed Racer, Mach GoGoGo, in its entirety, was re-published in the United States by Digital Manga Publishing and was released as a box set, used to commemorate the franchise's 40th anniversary and also served as a tie-in to coincide with the 2008 film. It was published under the title Speed Racer: Mach Go Go Go as part of the company's DMP Platinum imprint. The actual television series itself is an early example of an anime becoming a successful franchise in the United States, which spawned multiple spinoff versions, in both print and broadcast media.
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Did Speed Racer Kill Our Chance for a Fun DCCU?

Did Speed Racer Kill Our Chance for a Fun DCCU?

And could it be it's savior?
Peter Fernandez, the Voice of Speed Racer, Dies at 83

Peter Fernandez, the Voice of Speed Racer, Dies at 83

The man behind the voice of one of the most iconic cartoon characters of all time passes.
Anime goes Hollywood

Anime goes Hollywood

With so much anime being adapted for the big screen, we roundup the film adaptations of some of our favorite Japanese franchises
Matthew Fox Talks Racer X for Speed Racer

Matthew Fox Talks Racer X for Speed Racer

The premiere comic news site on the internet, CBR, sat down with Matthew Fox, who is playing Racer-X in the upcoming Wachowski Bros. film, Speed Racer. Take the jump to hear what Fox had to say about his costume, and his performance.
New International Speed Racer Trailer

New International Speed Racer Trailer

As we count down to Speed Racer's May release at the Tribeca Film Festival in the US, Warner Bros. continues to put out trailers to keep our attention glued to the internet. Today, the latest international trailer sports a whole lot more fun!
Keanu Confirms Watchmen and Speed Racer Roles

Keanu Confirms Watchmen and Speed Racer Roles

Comic book movie (Constantine) and SciFi superstar Keanu Reeves confirms to MTV that he turned down roles as Dr. Manhattan and Racer X!
New Speed Racer Movie Posters

New Speed Racer Movie Posters

Yahoo! Movies reveals four new movie posters for the live-action adaptation of the 60’s Japanese cartoon sensation, Speed Racer!
No Surprise in Speed Racer PG Rating

No Surprise in Speed Racer PG Rating

There is no surprise that the upcoming Speed Racer is going to be a smash hit, and hopefully not a crash. And thanks to an interview with producer Joel Silver, we’ve got the scoop on the rating behind the movie.
Ricci a Positive Female Role Model in Speed Racer

Ricci a Positive Female Role Model in Speed Racer

One of the movies that are coming this year that will simply not lessen in my mind until I see it is Speed Racer. Christina Ricci, who will be playing Trixie in the movie, recently described what she feels is a really female positive character.
Matthew Fox talks Racer-X

Matthew Fox talks Racer-X

Speed Racer is speeding (sorry) up on us, scheduled to make its American premiere on the 9th of May. So when Entertainment Weekly sat down to talk to Matthew Fox, star of Lost, they were bound to ask at least one question about his upcoming role as Racer-X.