Super Mario Bros.: Heroes of the Stars
Super Mario Bros.: Heroes of the Stars is a Super Mario Bros. web series created by HeiseiGoji91, now known as AsylusGoji91 Pictures. The first episode was released in 2013, with the series having eleven episodes total so far.
Set after the events of Super Mario Galaxy, Mario and Princess Peach go on a picnic, only to be attacked by Bowser yet again. In the midst of the fight, however, they find themselves dealing with an alien invasion from the Shroobs, who plot to take over the world with only Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Bowser standing in their way. To do so, they require the help of the Star Spirits, whom the Shroobs have imprisoned.
Why It Rocks
- The show has an anime-like feel, complete with intro and ending songs from Japanese anime. It's like you're watching Shounen anime and Super Mario combined.
- Badass action scenes.
- It features callbacks to the previous Mario games, especially Super Mario Galaxy.
- The first two episodes have been remastered, with the third episode also being planned for a remaster as well.
- It also includes some clever pop-culture and easter egg references, notably when Fawful mentions his sisters, all of whom have the same names of Lincoln Loud's sisters from The Loud House (as shown in this scene).
- Unlike any other Super Mario web show, Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Wario and Waluigi now have full dialogue. Rather than just Italian gibberish and making other characters understand them for viewers.
- The animation is incredible. No matter which episode was made, the animation will never change from incredible to bad, thanks to the show's creator, HeiseiGoji91. And it can be even memorable if you would look at it for too long.
- Outstanding theme song. And like the animation, it can be even memorable that you would even want to listen to it many times, or even download it to your device so you can listen to it whenever you want. Have a listen to it here.
- The series' theme song, Joy To The World, is sang by Daisuke Ono, a Japanese voice actor who is famous for voicing Jotaro Kujo from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Erwin Smith from Attack on Titan, and Sebastian Michaelis from Black Butler.