Super Mario no Koutsuu Anzen
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Super Mario no Koutsuu Anzen (Japanese: スーパー マリオの交通安全), or Super Mario Traffic Safety, is a Toei produced public service announcement released in 1989 based on Super Mario Bros. 3 for use in schools across Japan. The video was released on two formats; both VHS and 16mm film. Super Mario no Koutsuu Anzen is still used across Japanese schools today. Very little is known about the video, and its release status is a mystery. To date, the entire film has never shown up online. The film can still be rented from select Japanese libraries in 16mm format. They were never sold to the general public, and only to Japanese schools. Two particular copies have been found and have been posted on the internet; a 16mm copy shown off in a theater called the animation and film center at Sonic City in Omiya, Japan and a VHS copy at the Komaki city library in Nagoya, Japan.
In a small Japanese apartment, a young boy and his sister are playing Super Mario Bros. 3 on their Famicom, when their mother calls, and tells them to come to her shop by the time she is finished at work. Some time goes by, and the boy is still playing Super Mario Bros. 3. The girl gets impatient, and leaves without him. She is too young to know where the shop is, and she gets lost. Her mother starts looking for her in a panic, as they are not there yet. The boy then runs off to look for his lost sister. He almost gets hit by a driver, which was Mario. He gets out and gives him a small lecture on being safe when crossing the road. Meanwhile, Bowser scares the girl and eventually the family reunites. The girl gets scared, and runs to a police officer. She sees Bowser once more, and tells the police officer. Bowser then runs off into the road as Mario kicks him away. After this, there is a transition of safety tips, such as "Don't talk to strangers" and "Always look both ways before crossing". After the lessons are taught, Mario says goodbye and flies away with a Tanooki Leaf.