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The Brave Little Plumber

I grew up watching the American Super Mario Bros. cartoons, but it wasn’t until later that I learned about the Japanese ones from around the same time. I’ve discussed the anime film from 1986, but there was also a series … Continue reading

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Koopas Behind the Curtain

This article I read this week discusses the idea of Mario and company being essentially actors in different scenarios, as per a comment from Shigeru Miyamoto comparing them to the cast of Popeye cartoons. It obviously addresses Super Mario Bros. … Continue reading

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Jugem Jugem Jugem Paipo

I’ve mentioned before that the original Japanese name for the Super Mario enemy Lakitu was Jugem, but I didn’t realize the significance to it. Apparently it comes from a traditional Japanese folk tale, in which parents give their baby an … Continue reading

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Romance of the Mushroom Kingdom

Thanks to Drew’s comments on a 1986 anime based on Super Mario Bros., I decided to watch it myself. Super Mario Bros.: Pīchi-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!, known in English as The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach, is not that … Continue reading

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Who Put the Thwomp in the Thwomp-Ba-Domp-Ba-Domp?

Moving on down the list of Mario enemies (well, figuratively speaking, anyway; I’m not actually working from a list, and I’m not sure how many more I’ll write posts about), we come to the Thwomps, giant stone blocks with faces … Continue reading

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