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F-Zero Anime Revealed

by Michael Cole - August 19, 2003, 11:50 pm PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo

Go Speed Falcon! Go Speed Falcon!

Following in success of Pokemon and Kirby, F-Zero is the next Nintendo franchise to get the royal treatment. Today Nintendo revealed its partnership with TV Tokyo, Reed Productions and Dentsu to create F-Zero: Falcon Tradition. Set in F-Zero’s vision of 2201 A.D., Falcon Tradition follows the racing adventures of Captain Falcon, his nemesis Samurai Goroh and other game-based and original characters as they fight for money and justice, both on and off the road. The story also focuses on Ryu Suzaku, a cryogenically frozen detective determined to bring down the one who almost killed him 150 years ago in a horrible accident: the nefarious Zoda.

The anime boasts detailed artwork throughout, with 3D-rendered racing scenes comparable to those found in the F-Zero games. For authenticity, Nintendo’s own Shigeru Miyamoto and Takaya Imamura (creator of F-Zero) are acting as Editorial Supervisors.

F-Zero: Falcon Tradition zooms to Japan’s airwaves weekly starting Tuesday, October 7 from 18:30-19:00. Japanese F-Zero fans should also keep an eye out for F-zero action figures and stationary, care of Bandai and Mitsubishi Pencils, respectively.

Talkback

ruby_onixAugust 19, 2003

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...with 3D-rendered racing scenes comparable to those found in the F-Zero games.

That just can't be good news.

Michael8983August 19, 2003

This could be a really neat show.
Just as long as it doesn't go over-board with the 3D racing graphics.
There are so many interesting characters in the FZero titles, coming up with equally interesting stories for them shouldn't be much of a challenge.
Hopefully this show will make it to the US too. Maybe it will end up on the Fox Box along with Kirby and Sonic.

PIACAugust 19, 2003

from the few sceen shots of the animated cars, they look like the cars in the few screen shots of initial D, if that means anything to anyone face-icon-small-tongue.gif

either way im stoked! and i hope a sub/dubbed version comes out of japan, or else they are just forcing me to learn japanese :\

fbinternationalAugust 19, 2003

Could you post the german release date if you get your hands on it ??
Thank you very much in advanceface-icon-small-happy.gif

(Mitsubishi has a pencil division?? them japanese surely have there fingers in every businessface-icon-small-wink.gif

joshnickersonAugust 19, 2003

Woo! Sweet! I've always thought F-Zero should have it's own TV show. Let's just hope 4Kids doesn't get it's claws on it and destroy it like it's destroying Pokemon. brokenheart.gif

cubedcinder128August 20, 2003

Oh man... they just gotta bring this over to U.S. airwaves! I'll go mad if they don't!!! face-icon-small-tongue.gif

ThePermAugust 20, 2003

Holy mother of Sonic..this is sweet! I expect cool things out of an f-zero cartoon. face-icon-small-smile.gif

Illustrious ChenAugust 20, 2003

Ick, 3D? I know it's pretty cheap now to do 3D in cartoons but I am so bored of it. Maybe they could just do the CGI and then draw over it (not cell-shaded.)

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