“Wild Speed”, “Sky Mission”, “Super Combo” … In Japan, the titles of the “Fast & Furious” saga denote in comparison with those, more classic, chosen for American exploitation.
Since the release of the first Fast & Furious in 2001, we cannot say that the US titles of the cult saga have shown great originality, the studios generally contenting themselves with adding the number of the new opus, The Fate of the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious and Tokyo Drift serving as exceptions. We will therefore salute the creativity of Japan, which offers very different international titles, sometimes related to the action of the film in question, as the relay The Hollywood Reporter.
Note first that the main title Fast & Furious becomes just as effective in Japan Wild speed. And that in the Land of the Rising Sun, we like to give titles a little “gaming” or even arcade games, as evidenced by these multipliers and superlatives attached to certain components or the Super Combo used for the Hobbs & Shaw spin-off. .
Japanese titles also stand out by sometimes resonating with the action of a dedicated film. the Euro Mission of Fast & Furious 6 thus refers to the European adventures of the characters, while the Sky Mission of Fast & Furious 7 refers to the aerobatics of vehicles and that the Ice Break of Fast & Furious 8 is a nod to the heroes’ action scene on the ice.
Finally, in Japan, Fast & Furious 9, the latest installment of the franchise, was baptized Jet Break. Probably a way of evoking the reactors removed from an airplane and used as an engine to propel a car into space.
The Japanese titles of the 10 films of the “Fast & Furious” saga:
- The Fast and the Furious (2001) becomes … Wild speed
- 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) becomes … Wild Speed X2
- The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) becomes … Wild Speed X3: Tokyo Drift
- Fast & Furious (2009) becomes … Wild Speed MAX
- Fast Five (2011) becomes … Wild Speed MEGA MAX
- Fast & Furious 6 (2013) becomes … Wild Speed: Euro Mission
- Furious 7 (2015) becomes … Wild Speed: Sky Mission
- The Fate and the Furious (2017) becomes … Wild Speed: Ice Break
- Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) becomes … Wild Speed: Super Combo
- F9 (2021) becomes … Wild Speed: Jet Break
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