List of non-video game media featuring Mario

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The Mario media franchise extends out of video games into non-game media. Mario and themes related to the franchise have appeared in television shows, anime, films, comics and manga, merchandise, and musical performance.



Amada Anime Series: Super Mario Bros.
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アマダアニメシリーズ スーパーマリオブラザーズ
(Amada Anime Shirīzu Sūpā Mario Burazāzu)
Genre Adventure, Comedy
Original video animation
Produced by Shinichiro Ueda
Written by Juri Yagi
Studio Studio Junio
Released August 3, 1989
Runtime 15 minutes per episode
Episodes 3 (List of episodes)
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Amada Anime Series: Super Mario Bros. (アマダアニメシリーズ スーパーマリオブラザーズ Amada Anime Shirīzu: Sūpā Mario Burazāzu?) is a series of three direct-to-video OVAs produced by Studio Junio, licensed by Nintendo, and released on VHS tapes on August 3, 1989 exclusively in Japan.[1] The plot of the episodes involve characters from the Mario franchise in the stories of three fairy tales: Momotarō, Issun-bōshi and Snow White. Its cast includes Miyako Endō (Princess Peach, Kinopio, Morton Koopa Jr., Wendy O. Koopa), Tōru Furuya (Mario), Masaharu Satō (Koopa, Larry Koopa, Iggy Koopa), Naoki Tatsuta (Luigi, Ludwig von Koopa, Roy Koopa, Lemmy Koopa), and Toshiko Sawada (narration).[citation needed]

A review by Kotaku was very critical of the overall quality of the episodes.[2]


Comics and manga[edit]

Super Mario-kun
(Sūpā Mario-kun)
Genre Comedy-drama, Action-adventure, Fantasy
Written by Yukio Sawada
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Kodomo
Magazine CoroCoro Comic
Original run November 1990 – ongoing
Volumes 49
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Super Mario-kun (スーパーマリオくん Sūpā Mario-kun?) is a Japanese kodomo manga series written and illustrated by Yukio Sawada and serialized in the monthly manga anthology CoroCoro Comic. Individual chapters are collected into tankōbon volumes by Shogakukan, who released the first volume on July 27, 1991,[3] and have released 49 volumes.[4] The series has only been licensed in Japan and France, published by Soleil Manga.[5] It follows Mario and his friends through the plot lines of many Mario video games, starting in Super Mario World and reaching as far as Super Mario 3D World.

There is another manga series which ran for five volumes with exactly the same title, written and drawn by Hiroshi Takase (嵩瀬ひろし), also published by Shogakukan but serialized in Pikkapika Comics. Because of the identical titles, Sawada's and Takase's series are easily confused.[6]