Amada Anime Series: Super Mario Brothers

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Synonyms: Mario OVA
Japanese: アマダアニメシリーズ スーパーマリオブラザーズ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 3, 1989
Producers: Studio Junio
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Game
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 11 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 4.771 (scored by 14561,456 users)
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Ranked: #122792
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Popularity: #8601
Members: 3,189
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The Super Mario Amada Series are a series of short Japanese fairy tales anime that is found and released only in Japan. The series are released in August 3, 1989 once again only in Japan; making it extremely rare to people not living in Japan.

The series is based on one of the three Japanese fairy tales that are told to children. Additionally, the series contained Mario series that are played in the three short Japanese fairy tales. The characters introduced Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, and his Koopalings during the fairy tales. Each fairy tale shown in anime consists of about 15 minutes. The three Japanese fairy tales contain; Momotaro, Issunboshi, and Snow White.

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Apr 26, 2015
lawlmartz (All reviews)
Okay, imagine for a minute that Nintendo licensed Mario out to someone who just horribly, horribly abused it, created the schlockiest, most garbage product with it, and what do you call it?

No, it's not the Philips CD-I

It's the long forgotten, defective cousin AniMario!

I don't think Shigeru Miyamoto knew about this one. If he did, I think he would have died of shame before Mario ever made it to the 90s.

We've got three OVAs here, which are Japanese rips of fairy tales. The second one is Thumbelina, the last one is Snow White, and I have no freaking clue what the first one was supposed to read more
Sep 3, 2014
ktulu007 (All reviews)
The Mario Brothers are two of the most iconic, if not the most iconic, video game characters ever created. The game franchise has had a whole slew of installments, most of which are remembered fondly. Some of which are reviled. Specifically, Hotel Mario on the CD-I and the “edutainment” titles like Mario is Missing and Mario's Time Machine. Naturally, it has had some other media. Including one of the worst Hollywood movies ever made and some horrendous American cartoons from DIC. Was the character treated with any more respect by Japanese animated studios? Let's look at Studio Junio's Mario Brothers OVA from 1989 to find read more
Dec 7, 2008
Retro8bit (All reviews)
What, there is actually a Super Mario Anime?? Yeah that was pretty much my thoughts when I found out, in fact there a few versions of a movie! This review however, will be regarding the title: "Amada Anime Series: Super Mario." (which come as three 13 minute OVAs)

Story: 4/10
Well it certainly doesn't stay linear that's for sure, basically all three OVAs tell a different style of story, two of which show different origins of Mario himself. (one as a Tom thumb character, the other has him born from a peach in space) These stories play out more like a wacky fairytale than anything else. read more
Nov 25, 2017
VoltairesBong (All reviews)
This is just so horrible. Everything about this is terrible! None of these three stories are at all related, they start Mario off with a different origin every time. So none of these 11 minute episodes even feel like episodes, they just feel like very short very very badly produced movies. None of which have a plot that would pass the standards for a Mario game story line, not even one geared to toddlers. Every woman who contributed to this should be thrown in prison. Every man who contributed to this should be forced into publicly undergoing surgical castration to repent for their sins.


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