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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Speed Racer, Initial D, Redline, Future GPX Cyber Formula, Wangan Midnight, Immortal Grand Prix, Over Rev!, Capeta, EX-Driver, Arrow Emblem: Hawk of the Grand Prix, Bari Bari Densetsu, SS. Excerpt: Speed Racer is an English adaptation name of the Japanese manga and anime, Mach Go Go Go Mahha G G G ) which centered on automobile racing. Mach GoGoGo was originally serialized in print form in Shueisha's 1958 Sh nen Book, and was released in tank bon 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. A young man named Speed Racer wants to become a professional racer, despite the lack of Pops Racer's (his father) approval. When Pops reluctantly quits his job after the corporation he was working for declined production of a modified engine for his new racing car, the Mach 5, he later thinks of creating his own family-owned company, Racer Motors (Mifune Motors in Japan). He realizes that he would need...