Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen! (found anime/manga adaption of video game series; 1986)
Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen! (which translates to The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach!) is a 1986 anime film which was only released in Japan. It was produced by Nippon Television and Grouper Productions in order to promote the Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 2 (later released as Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels in the west). The theatrical screening was shown alongside a video strategy guide for the game titled Super Mario Bros. 2 Kanzen Kōryakuhō (The Complete Strategy Guide), hosted by Jimmy Kobayashi.
The movie is notable from its deviation of how the Mario series was later developed, particularly in the presence of original characters such as Peach's fiancée Prince Haru (in contrast to the games, in which Peach has no other love interest outside Mario or Luigi). While Peach and Bowser resemble Yoichi Kotabe's redesigns for the Japanese Mario 2, Luigi's design differs slightly from how he later looked in Mario 3 (as well as the U.S. version of Mario 2).
Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen was released in few small theatres on July 20, 1986, in Japan. It was later released as a rental-only video cassette on VHS and Betamax. Because of this and its lack of any re-release on modern media, it's considered a "holy grail" to anime and Nintendo collectors.
Plot[edit | edit source]
The plot of the film is about Mario and Luigi finding their way to the Mushroom Kingdom from a Warp Pipe after Princess Peach jumped out of their Famicom game. They then later found out that King Koopa had escaped the Famicom game too, and kidnapped Princess Peach. 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 Bowser and defeat him by twirling Bowser by the tail and throwing him. Peach thanks Mario for saving her (as well as for saving a prince, who, it turns out, had been put under a spell by Bowser to be transformed into a blue dog) and the two return home, promising to visit again soon. The movie ends with Bowser and his underlings now employed by Mario and Luigi in their grocery store.
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See Also[edit | edit source]
- The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 "Mind Your Mummy Mommy, Mario" (found original "Wipeout" cover audio of animated series episode; 1990)
- After Hours "Why Mario is Secretly a Dick With a Mustache" (partially found extended version of internet video; 2012)
- Cinemassacre Extra "Motherfuckin' Mario" (partially found YouTube live stream recording; 2016)
- Club Mario (partially found live-action segments of "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show" animated TV series; 1990)
- King Koopa's Kool Kartoons (partially found live-action "Super Mario Bros." spinoff TV series; 1989-1990)
- Super Mario 64 big star secret (partially found YouTube screamer video; 2007-2012)
- Super Mario Bros. (partially lost deleted scenes of Nintendo game-based film; 1993)
- The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (partially lost live-action segments of live-action animated TV show based on game series; 1989)
- Super Mario Land (found Ambassadors of Funk music video; 1992)
External Links[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Themushroomkingdom.net information of the anime adaptation. Retrieved 10 Aug '14