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February 2nd, 2009 | EarthBound, MOTHER 1, MOTHER 3, Videos

For a good while now, a fad among Japanese gaming fans has been to take well-known anime intros and then remake them, replacing characters and places with characters and places from games they like. There are so many of these that it’s crazy, and the EarthBound/MOTHER games have had many anime-izations done too.

Here is one based on an intro for Shaman King. It’s pretty kickass, and everyone on the forums started drooling after watching it.

I’ll probably write up a page for all these anime-izations sometime, or maybe make a list of them or something. I translate anime for a living, and oh man what I wouldn’t give for there to be an EarthBound anime series, especially one that I could get to work on as translator 😛

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92 Comments to Sweet EarthBound Anime Intro

Crescendo said on Feb. 2, 2009

Man, I remember that when it was still a WIP!
The battle scene between the Masked Man and Lucas, and Jeff at the end are so kickass.

rayefrenzy said on Feb. 2, 2009

yeah, this is totally awesome! 😀

Poe said on Feb. 2, 2009

Pretty cool, but I guess I’d like it more if I was actually a fan of Shaman King. :S

Difegue said on Feb. 2, 2009

Omg at Mr.Saturn scene

Actually all those anime-izations are pretty cool

TheFlint said on Feb. 2, 2009

Wow O_O

I have seen some of these on Youtube. I remember one of mother 3 whose name was something like “Blood + op” This one is pretty cool, though…

BTW Mato, you didn’t changed my avatar!!! >=(
Well, whatever, it is ok…

B said on Feb. 2, 2009

Question. Johnny Yong Bosch’s Wikipedia page cites him as playing a character named “Scott/Byakuka Takahasi” in an anime named… “Earthbound”. Earthbound’s Wikipedia disambiguation page lists an Earthbound anime that has apparently been running on TV Tokyo since 2002. This isn’t related to Mother at all, is it? I couldn’t even find anything about this anime anywhere else I looked, so I’m led to believe that it’s a troll, but if anyone could clear this up that’d be nice.

Mato said on Feb. 2, 2009

Looks like it’s just a clever trolling.

Mato said on Feb. 2, 2009

TheFlint: That’s why I told you to test to make sure it works. Don’t blame me for your lack of testing 😉 I went and fixed it though.

TheFlint said on Feb. 2, 2009

Sorry Mato… Thanks you!!!

Slagy said on Feb. 2, 2009

Why did Paula clobber Ness with a frying pan at the end? What does it say in Japanese?

Saturn Ladder said on Feb. 2, 2009

Wow, I can’t believe I haven’t seen this one yet. Some of the pictures were a bit weird to me but this is still awesome.

XX Stone said on Feb. 2, 2009

Paula looked evil when she used PK Fire O_O

IWontGetOvertheDam said on Feb. 2, 2009

This is awesome for what it is, but I don’t think Mother would make a very good anime series.

Mise said on Feb. 2, 2009

IWGOTD, that may be true, but the concept still has a little quirk or charm to it. The Mother 1-esque models at the end were actually my favorite part.

Smash Bass said on Feb. 2, 2009

To reply to B, I think there is an anime called “Earthbound God”, but I’m not sure. I dunno if you will ever read this, though. :S

The video is awesome. I have seen Shaman King’s opening and now I’m pleasantly surprised. 😀

MotherFTW said on Feb. 2, 2009

Freaking Hawt

Aerostella said on Feb. 2, 2009

I teared up that was so amazing <3

HyperNerd said on Feb. 2, 2009

Mother + Hayao Miyazaki = Epicly Awesome Mother Anime.

Mato said on Feb. 3, 2009

Slagy: I’m actually not sure why she does that. At the end it just says “thank you”.

Master of Ramen said on Feb. 4, 2009

If you’re going to make a list of all the adaptions, here’s #2 for your list:



Nameless Friend said on Feb. 5, 2009

If you want more anime-esque EB/Mother stuff, you might want to look at the youtube account of yurugu3. This guy (girl?) is my main source of Mother vids for a while now. Personnaly, this one is one of my favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-A23EkKlSQ

even if I don’t understand anything -.-…

Yoyoenix91 said on Feb. 5, 2009

I absolutely love Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni, and Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai… the Mother 3 version of Kai’s OP… that’s what got me started on the anime series. I wish there was a Mother 1/2 version of Kai’s OP too. D8

Mushrooman said on Feb. 5, 2009

O.O I think I just went blind from exposure to PURE FRIGGIN’ AWESOME

Pimpshi said on Feb. 5, 2009

@ Slagy & Mato: It looks to me like Paula is hitting Ness because he’s not bowing, like how people bow at the end of a play. At the very end they both are seen bowing, so that might explain why she just stares at him while he does the pose and then hits him (the pose-and-stare thing is probably also a throwback to the Cameraman pics where only Ness would do the signature pose and the others just kinda stand there).

888chilly said on Feb. 5, 2009

i agree that it looks sweet but duster looks like a thug

Nimbus said on Feb. 6, 2009

That is so cool! I love this type of thing, so I’ll definitely have to look into more of them when I’ve got some time.

@ Master of Ramen: I’ve seen that first one you posted before. It’s simply amazing! Any idea if that was based off an anime or was it just an original animation?

Briianz said on Feb. 6, 2009

o-o *stares* *drools*

SillyStell said on Feb. 8, 2009

I love these things (when there done well, like this lovely one here)

I’ve had an idea for doing something like this but with a non-anime show, but I think I’ll put off the idea due to the fact people might not be pleased with it.

22hunter said on Feb. 8, 2009


Chaisu said on Feb. 10, 2009

Mother would make an AWESOME Miyazaki style long anime movie.

Leirin said on Feb. 10, 2009

Pretty great. Nice animation 😛 Especially towards the end. I hate how it looks all soft and MOTHER like at first and then it gets all “shounen GARR” later. XD

BlackZero said on Feb. 11, 2009

I almost crapped my pants in pure fanboy joy.

DragonBattousai said on Feb. 12, 2009

Wish someone made Animated Openings using Pollyanna and Bein Friends for MOTHER. I always dreamed of doing it myself, but I don’t got the programs to do it.

16_Bit said on Feb. 14, 2009

That was absolutely AMAZING! Now all we need is Mother + Death Note…

wantslatioslots said on Feb. 20, 2009

The part where Jeff was pulling out the MEGA-LASER GUN was p. much the best thing I’ve ever seen.

HossTehMaster said on Feb. 21, 2009

I would be ok with a Mother anime as long they had those classic black speck eyes instead of those generic giant cucumber anime eyes.

Hejiru said on Feb. 24, 2009

That. Was. Epic.
5/5 stars.
Any one of the Mother games would make for an awesome anime…

Laird said on Mar. 1, 2009

Ya know, the whole thing in Mother 3 about seeking out seven things to awaken a dragon that reflects the heart of the user seems like a similar theme to a anime I once heard of. But I can’t quite put my finger on it… 😉

Afen said on Mar. 5, 2009

It was good but … I’m sorry but when I saw Ana at the beginning and Duster at the end I couldn’t stop laughing.

Claus said on Mar. 17, 2009

That was amazing.

That one scene with Ness, Lucas, and the porky statue kinda reminded me of Brawl.

Claus said on Mar. 17, 2009

The ending picture brings me back to that whole Ninten scarf thing a posted in the MOTHER section. Can anyone answer that for me?

Claus said on Mar. 17, 2009

I posted.

UltimaLink said on Mar. 20, 2009


nick said on Apr. 22, 2009

omg epic saturn i wish this was real

dark-karito said on Apr. 30, 2009

Oh GAWD that was amazing :K Lucas seems to be VERY crazy…..that rocks.
Luv for all those action scenes 😀

XxReDxBLooD said on May. 11, 2009

Check this one out, its really amazing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM0wGZib-Uk&feature=related

MaskedLucas said on May. 16, 2009


Dr. Teapot said on May. 19, 2009

Great Crested Booka, that was the cutest little Loid ever! I also loved how the Pig King Statue melted out of the air.

What I didn’t like was how the Masked Man looked. He was smiling mischeviously. I’m pretty sure zombies don’t smile.

Then again, I’ve never heard of, much less watched, this anime. It’s prob’ly a reference to another character.

But, yeah, drool-worthy!

FinalstarmanDX said on May. 19, 2009

in japan there is a mother anime that airs only there….i just cant seem to find more info then that

Prof. Saturn said on May. 31, 2009

i liked the part with mr saturn getting powerful and the phase distorter where is he at the end

TEHEARTBOUNDFAN said on Jun. 1, 2009

where can i download this?

PK Dream said on Jun. 10, 2009

im with HyperNerd. Miyzaki should do it. he would be the best at it. Jeff-kun……

SeanPeden said on Jun. 19, 2009

I think Mother 3 would make a fantastic anime, but I don’t think Earthbound would. Maybe Mother could, but it’d have to follow the book more than the game.

Cyclone said on Jun. 26, 2009

Games with silent protagonists don’t make for a good tv show

FamiconMaster said on Jun. 26, 2009

thats just awesome

Koyuki said on Jul. 1, 2009

I would love if they made an animated trilogy of the Mother series, personally, but an anime based off of one would be nice too. If it hasn’t been done by the time I grow up, then I’ll make it.

But I have to agree, this seems like Miyazaki’s job. Maybe we can request it or something?

UltiMario1337 said on Jul. 6, 2009

Jeff’s huge bazooka was epic.

Pyroguy42 said on Jul. 22, 2009

I loved how Mr.Saturn came in all epic. There needs to be an anime. My friend is an anime junkie and this may be the only way to get him into the series

TMF128 said on Oct. 10, 2009

I liked the Mother 3 intro, that one was well done.

phillipblabla said on Nov. 20, 2009


ghostgirl21696 said on Dec. 14, 2009

my sister keeps on playing the scene with lucas fighting the masked man overandoverandoverANDOVERAGAIN!!!!!!! It drives me insane!!!!!

pkhypernova said on Dec. 27, 2009

Um at the end duster was messed up

Axl-fox said on Dec. 28, 2009

the only thing I dislike is how they constantly alternate anime style with the clay model style

Wafffo said on Jan. 11, 2010

DAMN that Mr. Saturn was epic

Dustin said on Jan. 22, 2010

agreed with the dude above me

Pkhypernova said on Feb. 16, 2010

Has anyone seen the Mega-man Star-force anime. That would probably be what the anime would be like animeish carttonish.

mr.yoshiboy64 said on Mar. 1, 2010

my favoret part was the one where it showed all of the m3 charicters and the cantour parts

Staarf said on Mar. 12, 2010

I think Earthbound would look better in a Western animation style. It would make more sense, considering the series takes place in America. Plus it would look more like the actual style of the games.

earthboundermaster said on Mar. 22, 2010

pretty epic if you asj me

Monodi said on May. 3, 2010

i think Darrow’s comic has convinced us that EarthBound might work as anime/animated series.

Mr. Anon said on May. 3, 2010

Hey, Kirby makes an appearence at the end!

motherman said on Jun. 30, 2010

hey,mato…can you make this and post episodes in blog posts?

Mato said on Jun. 30, 2010

Huh? You want me to personally make an entire anime show?

Pucca said on Jun. 30, 2010

That would be awesome!

Mormoka said on Sep. 14, 2010

I would love the mother series to be made into an anime… it would be absolutely amazing.

PSI rockin' said on Feb. 13, 2011

:s Wow, Paula looked like a wolf in a girl’s clothing when using PK fire…

Anonymous said on Mar. 26, 2011

It’s just a matter of time before a dragonball one of these pops up

SamuelTurn said on Nov. 5, 2011

I’d watch this every day if I could!

Gooptek said on Nov. 30, 2011

Pure awesomeness.

KyleEarth said on Dec. 31, 2011

woah… who else got goose bumps and spine chills during the middle…

DusterRox190 said on Feb. 4, 2012

Best thing like EVER! I would watch that every single day of my life if it was a real show!

dude said on Feb. 7, 2012

A MOTHER 3 intro with Cruel Angel’s Thesis would be awesome. :3

Earthboundishere said on Apr. 21, 2012

Aww man! It got taken down.

EmeraldStarstorm said on Jun. 12, 2012

Aww, it’s gone…do you have a Nico Nico Douga link…? D:

KA Gamer said on Jul. 11, 2012

I think it’s weird that the video got taken down by a company in Japan. They’re usually a lot more lenient in Japan with that sort of thing… I guess Japan is modernizing with the sue-happy Earth… 🙁

PK-OHBBY said on Aug. 12, 2012


Rhyselinn said on Sep. 14, 2012

It’s back! Kind of. Someone reuploaded it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YfhdAov3fw

Sir said on Nov. 17, 2012

@KA Gamer
actually, they aren’t. in japan, you could still get away with a lot of copyright. HOWEVER, the japanese companies decide to block any KIND OF ANIME video outside of their precious country. you want proof? go to shopro, the main copyright troll. ALMOST ALL OF THEIR VIDEOS HAVE BEEN BLOCKED OUTSIDE OF JAPAN. f*cking racist bastards.

PSIcicle said on Nov. 17, 2012

I’d like this more IF I COULD WATCH IT.

Chivi-chivik said on Mar. 10, 2013


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Guest said on Nov. 10, 2013

Anime is good and all, but I prefer live Action shows
Nightmare Fuel from live action Magypsies


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