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Speed Racer: Manga box set and website


To cash in coincide with the release of the Speed Racer live action flick, publishers DMP have released a beautiful looking hardcover box set of the original 1960s manga. That I want. Badly. In the meantime, I’ll just have to make do with staring at the almost as lovely looking website they’ve put up to promote it.

And no, I haven’t seen the movie yet. Hopefully this week…will keep you posted.

3 thoughts on “Speed Racer: Manga box set and website”

  1. I saw a clip from it on MTV the other day and it does look like the only film ever that could give me Diabetes and Epilepsy by the end of it, given how bright and sugary it looks.

  2. The Wachowski bros certainly put a lot of effort into making Speed Racer… the movie overall looked and felt like a cross between anime, a kaleidoscope, that Flintstones movie, a video game and the Dukes of Hazard

  3. Am really looking forward to seeing it, despite the negativity flying around. One of my big obsessions at the moment (and something I’m trying to explore in my fiction) is the way video game and anime aesthetics have been leaking into the mainstream over the last few years, as Hollywood is forced to compete with these new(ish) media.

    Also, I’ve heard people comparing it to Tron, which instantly means I’m there…;)

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