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The location of Sayonara in the "Mario Meets Koop-zilla" episode of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
First appearance "Mario Meets Koop-zilla"
Latest appearance "Karate Koopa"
Capital None
Ruler None
Inhabitants Ninjis, various Humans, Dr. T. Garden, Misaki

Sayonara is an Oriental city featured in two episodes of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, "Mario Meets Koop-zilla" and "Karate Koopa". In the former, the city was a modern metropolis filled with large buildings, though the latter portrayal displayed an older feudal town. Many Ninjis are shown to reside in the older-looking incarnation of the town.

Sayonara is heavily based on the real-world country, Japan. Its name, Sayonara, is a Japanese translation for "goodbye", which describes how King Koopa destroys the entire location.


Karate Koopa's Attack[edit]

Sayonara, as it appeared in "Karate Koopa".

Some time after banishing Koop-zilla from Sayonara, Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Toad returned to the city to seek out Misaki, a martial arts expert whom they hoped would be able to defeat King Koopa and save the Mushroom Kingdom. However, the group was ambushed by Karate Koopa and his Ninji minions, and as a result, Princess Toadstool and Toad were captured.

Misaki soon found the group, and managed to at least rescue Mario and Luigi from the Ninjis. Misaki then proceeded to teach Mario and Luigi Plumb-Fu, and after enduring several trials, they were able to save Princess Toadstool and Toad. Mario also managed to scare Karate Koopa into escaping through a Warp Zone, driving him away from Sayonara once and for all.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Chinese Sayonara[1] -
Italian Sayonara -