Super Princess Peach

Super Princess Peach (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When I was a kid she was Princess Toadstool, but overtime she has taken on her original Japanese name, Princess Peach. But what is the origin of that name? If you’re like Game Theorist Gaijin Goombah that question has been haunting you. Personally I never cared, but what he found is still quite interesting, as he tries to find the namesake fruit’s place in Japanese history and culture…and has to go outside the country to find the answer. Check this out.

If you like what you saw here, you can check out the Game Theorist channel and Gaijin Goombahs own YouTube channel for more ties between Japanese culture & mythology and the video game world.

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A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

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  1. Sean says:

    I like how this video shows how Super Mario Brothers’ Princess Peach is directly influenced by Japanese and Chinese mythology. When you think about it, lots of video game characters and Japanese cartoon characters and themes must be influenced by Japanese and Chinese mythology, culture, and history. It’s just like American cartoons (Hanna Barbera, Ruby Spears, Filmation) being influenced by U.S. history/culture, Native American history/cultures, West African history/cultures (ex: Vodou found in Lousiana and Haiti but began in West Africa’s Congo region), and cultural/historical aspects of various European countries (ex: Celtic mythology from the Celtic nations of Ireland and Scotland such as fairies which are a big part of Irish legends). And of course due to the 40 plus years presence of Japanese comics and cartoons in America, plenty of American media is now influenced by manga and anime.

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