Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen! (rare manga based on video game; 1986)


Super Mario Bros.:Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!
Cover of VHS tape.
Cover of VHS tape.
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Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen (Super Mario Bros.: The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach) is a 1986 anime film and manga that was only released in Japan. It was produced by Nippon Television and Grouper Productions in order to promote video game Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.

It has gotten a reputation due to its strange plot and for being the first film based on a video game, predating the live-action American Super Mario Bros. movie by seven years.

Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen was released in theaters on July 20, 1986, in Japan.[1] It was later released on VHS and became one of the rarest VHS tapes of Japan. It was never released in stores, as it was only a rental tape.

Manga

Cover of the very rare manga adaption of the Super Mario Anime movie - credit to EverythingSuperMario

The Manga, however, is significantly rarer (despite the fact that it could actually be purchased unlike the tape), and is considered a "Holy Grail" to many manga and video game collectors. A ramen was also introduced to go along with the film.

Plot

The plot of the film/manga is about Mario and Luigi getting sucked into their Famicom (The Japanese equivalent to the Nintendo Entertainment System) game and find out that Princess Peach has been kidnapped by King Koopa. She must be saved by the two plumbers. In order to rescue her, the two must find the three powerups as follow: The Super Mushroom, The Fire Flower, and The Invincibility Star. Along the way, the brothers run into several enemies such as Goombas, Bloopers, Pirahna Plants, Lakitu, and much more. The duo arrives just in time to save Peach from a forced marriage to King Koopa and defeat him by twirling King Koopa by the tail and throwing him. (This idea would be later recycled into "Super Mario 64's" Bowser battles) Peach thanks Mario for saving her (As well as for saving a prince, who, it turns out, had been put under a spell by King Koopa to be transformed into a blue dog) and the two return home, promising to visit again soon.

Gallery

References

  1. The Mushroom Kingdom[1]

External links

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

11 months ago
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Man, its not really lost, I was able to watch in vostfr on Youtube some yers ago. I was not able to find this one video in particular, but only writing the name in the search bar find it .
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Dinglus

11 months ago
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The anime is not lost, but the manga is. The latter is incredible rare, more so than the anime.
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Anonymous user #2

8 months ago
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not lost.
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DvLostMedia

4 months ago
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not really lost.
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Anonymous user #3

2 months ago
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The point is that in the past it WAS lost, it didn't surface onto the Internet until 2007. Also, my friend managed to find a copy of the manga for $35 somehow.
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Anonymous user #4

16 days ago
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The anime was found sometime in 2007 when someone who was lucky to receive a VHS copy of it uploaded it to YouTube in its full form with the Japanese voice acting intact and adding English subtitles to it (makes sense considering the anime was never dubbed into English). The Manga, on the other hand, is much rarer than the anime but scans of it exist on the internet, so it should be considered found as well (unless if someone really wanted to buy it for themselves).

I think this page should be put on the "Pre-LMW" category because this was found way before the founding of this wiki in 2012.
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EverythingSuperMario

15 days ago
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I can tell you first hand that the manga is far less rare than the VHS. Through my entire time collecting, I've seen the manga sell at least 5 times, and I've seen 2 vhs tape sales.
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