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Anime Profile: Speed Racer X

USA Info
Japanese Info
Speed Racer X Mach Go Go Go '97(1997 Remake) Speed Racer X
11 TV Episodes 34 TV Episodes
Aug 25, 2002–Nov 10, 2002 Jan 9, 1997–Sept 24, 1997
DiC Entertainment TV Tokyo/Tatsunoko
  Tatsuo Yoshida, Ippei Kuri
  Hiroshi Sasagawa
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Sports Adventure, Sci-Fi, Sports
Speed Racer Mach Go Go Go
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Speed Racer(live-action movie) Speed Racer(live-action movie)
Lionel "Pops" Racer Daisuke Hibiki
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Mom Racer  
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Racer X(Rex Racer) Racer X(Kenichi Hibiki)
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-- more listed below -- -- more listed below --

Last I checked, this anime seemed to be unavailable, but you could check again at the online stores to be sure.

Anime Characters: Speed Racer X

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Lionel "Pops" Racer Daisuke Hibiki Speed Racer Go Hibiki
Mom Racer --?-- Spritle Fontaine --?--
Racer X(Rex Racer) Racer X(Kenichi Hibiki) Trizie Fontaine --?--
Sparky --?--    

Anime Description: Speed Racer X

In this (short-lived) modernized remake of the popular Speed Racer series, the Mach 5 is a powerful racing car that was built by Pops Racer. The car is also equipped with the powerful "X Engine." However, during the Mach 5's testing, a horrible accident takes the life of his son Rex Racer.

Pops then decides rebuild damaged Mach 5 and equips it with the "Safety Seven" which are different devices that were built into the Mach 5 for various purposes in order to protect the driver. The X Engine (which survived the accident) is also retained in the car. Pops' second son, Speed Racer enters the Grand Prix in memory of his lost brother Rex.

As Speed works his way up as a professional racer, the family discovers an even more amazing secret involving the Mach 5 that may determine the future of the world itself.....

The opening sequence from the series can be seen here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=WfSvKF1MZmU.

And here is a Spanish clip that's about a minute an a half long: http://youtube.com/watch?v=96JSlg_C1lA

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