Mach Go Go Go

Japanese name: Mach Go Go Go
Japanese name: マッハ GO GO GO
English name: Speed Racer
Dates: April 2, 1967-March 31, 1968
September 23, 1967-March 15, 1968 (United States)
September 1969 (Australia)
November 18, 1971 (Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany))
Broadcast time: Sunday, 18:30-19:00 (6:30-7:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 52
Animation Studio: Tatsunoko Productions
Production Company: Tatsunoko Productions
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
Trans Lux (syndicator, United States)
ARD (Federal Republic of Germany)
Creator(s): Tatsuo Yoshida
Series Director: Tatsuo Yoshida
Episode Director(s): Hiroshi Sasagawa, Ippei Kuri, Seitaro Hara, Takashi Nishioka, Hisayuki Toriumi, Mineo Fuji
Producer(s): Tatsuo Yoshida
Planning: Jinzo Toriumi
Writer(s): Junzo Toriumi (chief), Tadashi Hirose, Minoru Kume, Taketo Tsukui, Takashi Kusagawa
Art Director: Mitsuki Nakamura
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Masami Suda (director)
Music: Nobuyoshi Koshibe
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Characters Japanese United States
Go Mifune Yukia Tanaka Peter Fernandez
(Speed Racer)
Michi Shimura Yoshiko Matsuo
(later Michiko Nomura)
Corinne Orr
Kenichi Mifune/
Masked Racer
Kinya Aikawa Peter Fernandez
(Rex Racer/Racer X)
Daisuke Mifune Teiji Omiya Jack Curtis
(Pops Racer)
Aya Mifune Ryoko Kinomiya
Kurio Mifune Junko Hori
Sabu Kei Tomiyama Jack Grimes
(Wilson Sparkolemew/Sparky)
Sanpei Hiroshi Otake Corinne Orr
(Spritle Racer)
Detective Rokugo Kenji Utsumi Jack Grimes
(Inspector Detector)
Genre(s): adventure, sports (auto racing), crime
Home Video
Japan: DVD (PIBA 1237-1245, 1125-1126 (sets))
Note(s): This series was remade in 1997.

There has been several Speed Racer programs made in the United States without participation from Tatsunoko Productions.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Mach Go Go Go go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: August 9, 2008
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