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Speed Racer X, known in Japan as Mach GoGoGo (マッハGoGoGo Mahha GōGōGō) is an anime produced by Tatsunoko Production, a remake of the original 1967 series which was also produced by the same company. The show originally aired in Japan in 1997 on TV Tokyo and lasted only 34 episodes of a planned 52.

Dubbing History

In 1998, Speed Racer Enterprises planned to release an English dub of the series in the United States as Speed Racer Y2K. The third episode of the series was used to produce a pilot, titled "The Silver Phantom", and would have its world premiere at the San Diego Comic Con International in 1998. Unfortunately, Speed Racer Enterprises was unable to sell the series.[1] This pilot was produced by Ocean Productions in Vancouver, Canada and featured Paul Dobson as Speed and Michael Dobson as Pops.

In 2002, Speed Racer Enterprises struck a deal with DiC Entertainment to edit and dub the series for airing in the United States on Nickelodeon's short-lived action block, "Slam!". Now titled Speed Racer X, the series premiered on Nickelodeon on August 25, 2002. However, only 13 episodes of the series aired before Nickelodeon abruptly decided to cancel the entire "Slam!" lineup. At that point, the partnership between Speed Racer Enterprises and DiC fell apart, leading to DiC suing Speed Racer Enterprises for fraud and breach of contract. Only 13 episodes of the dub are known to have been produced.

Cast

Character Original Name Seiyū Dub Actor
Speed Racer Gō Hibiki Kōichi Tōchika Dave Wittenberg
Trixie Mai Kazami Kazusa Murai Tifanie Christun
Spritle Wataru Kazami Motoko Kumai
Pops Racer Daisuke Hibiki Minoru Inaba Daniel Woren
Mom Racer Misuzu Hibiki Yōko Sōmi Michelle Ruff
Rex Racer Kenichi Hibiki Toshiyuki Morikawa Richard Epcar
Sparky Takumi Tateishi Akira Ishida Joshua Seth

Additional Voices

Notes

  • The English dub uses the same names from the original Speed Racer English dub, though the family's team is still called "Hibiki Motors".
  • The series was released on DVD as part of the Speed Racer: Collector's Edition from FUNimation Entertainment but it is sub-only.

Transmission

Date(s) Channel Country
2002-2003 Nickelodeon United States United States

References

  1. "The Aftermath of Speed". Scifijapan.com. Retrieved June 17, 2019.

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