RIP Peter “Speed Racer” Fernandez, 1927-2010

Fernandez

Peter Fernandez passed away earlier today from lung cancer. You might not know Fernandez’s name, but you know his work — he was instrumental in first bringing anime to America, well before it was called anime or even recognized as Japanese. Fernandez was the voice director for countless anime series in the ’60s and ’70s, as well as a scriptwriter and voice actor. He will be best remembered as the director, writer and voice of Speed Racer, as well as the composer of its American theme song.

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