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A slight malfunction causes Chaos Control, and sends Sonic the Hedgehog to Earth. While there, Sonic meets Chris Thorndyke, who aids at collecting the Chaos Emeralds, so Sonic and friends can go home.
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Series cast summary:
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ...  Sonic the Hedgehog 76 episodes, 2003-2005
Sanae Kobayashi ...  Chris Thorndyke / ... 76 episodes, 2003-2005
Jason Griffith ...  Sonic the Hedgehog / ... 76 episodes, 2003-2005
Suzanne Goldish Suzanne Goldish ...  Christopher 'Chris' Thorndyke 76 episodes, 2003-2005
Ryô Hirohashi Ryô Hirohashi ...  Miles 'Tails' Prower / ... 75 episodes, 2003-2005
Lisa Ortiz Lisa Ortiz ...  Amy Rose / ... 75 episodes, 2003-2005
Taeko Kawata Taeko Kawata ...  Amy Rose 73 episodes, 2003-2005
Amy Palant Amy Palant ...  Miles 'Tails' Prower 73 episodes, 2003-2005
Rebecca Honig ...  Cheese / ... 72 episodes, 2003-2005
Bin Shimada ...  Bocoe / ... 71 episodes, 2003-2005
Mike Pollock ...  Dr. Eggman / ... 71 episodes, 2003-2005
Darren Dunstan Darren Dunstan ...  Bocoe / ... 70 episodes, 2003-2005
Andrew Rannells ...  Decoe / ... 70 episodes, 2003-2005
Sayaka Aoki Sayaka Aoki ...  Cream the Rabbit / ... 69 episodes, 2003-2005
Chikao Ohtsuka ...  Dr. Eggman / ... 67 episodes, 2003-2005
Ken Yamaguchi Ken Yamaguchi ...  Decoe / ... 67 episodes, 2003-2005
Dan Green ...  Knuckles the Echidna / ... 64 episodes, 2003-2005
Nobutoshi Canna ...  Knuckles the Echidna 55 episodes, 2003-2005
Jerry Lobozzo Jerry Lobozzo ...  Chuck Thorndyke / ... 49 episodes, 2003-2005
Amy Birnbaum ...  Cosmo / ... 48 episodes, 2003-2005
Kathleen Delaney ...  Rouge the Bat 46 episodes, 2003-2005
Yumiko Kobayashi Yumiko Kobayashi ...  Bokkun 45 episodes, 2003-2005
Naoki Imamura Naoki Imamura ...  Mr. Tanaka / ... 44 episodes, 2003-2005
Rumi Ochiai Rumi Ochiai ...  Rouge the Bat 44 episodes, 2003-2005
Ted Lewis ...  President / ... 43 episodes, 2003-2005
Yuka Shioyama Yuka Shioyama ...  Scarlet Garcia / ... 37 episodes, 2003-2005
Kujira Kujira ...  Ella 34 episodes, 2003-2005
Megan Hollingshead ...  Scarlet Garcia / ... 34 episodes, 2003-2004
Tomohisa Asô Tomohisa Asô ...  President / ... 32 episodes, 2003-2004
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A slight malfunction causes Chaos Control, and sends Sonic the Hedgehog to Earth. While there, Sonic meets Chris Thorndyke, who aids at collecting the Chaos Emeralds, so Sonic and friends can go home.

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Japanese | Dutch | French | English | Cantonese

Release Date:

23 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sonikku X See more »

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| (78 episodes)

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Dolby Stereo (Japanese version)| Dolby Digital (Japanese version) (Dolby Digital 5.1)| Stereo (English version)

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Color
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Trivia

The final episode of the series, titled "The Places Where Planets Are Born," was released about a month before the 15th anniversary of the original Sonic the Hedgehog game. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Eggman: [Mistaking Shadow for Sonic at their first meeting] WHAT? It's that hedgehog! How dare you trick me, you speedy little slimeball! Wait a minute... you're not Sonic.
Shadow the Hedgehog: My name is Shadow. You have awakened me from a state of suspeneded animation and I am very grateful. To show my gratitude, I am at your command.
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In the Spanish version, the name of the episode is spoken. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 4Kids version included a complete replacement of the intro and outro score of the series, as well as removing suggestive content and changing the fate of several characters, as well as editing the story to be much lighter and kid friendly in tone for the US release. Such edits as removal of written Japanese characters or certain English words on various signs, billboards,etc.; cigar or anything that's a tobacco product, alcoholic like beverages, and any scenes that seem too violent. The character info cards shown in between the episodes were completely removed in English dub. See more »

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Referenced in Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) See more »

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Almost Hits The Mark.
10 July 2004 | by blizshadow1See all my reviews

This new anime is certainly a few steps up from the American cartoons, especially the awful Sonic Underground. However, for hard-core anime and Sonic fans, you can't judge a book by its cover.

The basic story is that Sonic and his friends have been stranded in a new world. They befriend a little boy named Chris who aids them in their quest to stop Dr. Eggman from ruling the world, all the while trying to get back home. As interesting as the story sounds, it falls short because of the repetitiveness in each episode. Sonic's hanging out, Eggman shows up, he runs and destroys a robot. That's it, most times saving the little boy in the process. And it seems that the creators try to develop Chris a whole lot more than realizing Sonic's potential to entertain us with his stunts and attitude. Don't get me wrong, there are several episodes that had me in stitches or crying like a baby, but mostly, it's the same old thing. Also, character development is almost non-existent (not counting humans), mostly because the show was intended only for Sonic fans who know the blue dude well. And for those who are familiar with the games, the voice acting is quite good. It sounds like normal conversation, with the exception of a few of Sonic's one-liner's and the unimportant humans.

Not only does the story suffer, but the animation suffers as well. In the first episode, it was beautiful. Sonic's running through tunnels, on walls, on the highway, bullets flying, cars chasing him, all in smooth animation you expect from a Japanese action anime. But as the story progresses on to later sagas, the animation suffers a huge downfall. Frames skip or characters will sometimes look weird, all the while you wondering how the animation got bad and the artists didn't realize, however they do straighten their act up in special episodes, like Sonic's long-awaited transformation to Super Sonic.

All in all, it's not what I expected when I saw the raw Japanese version of episode one. This anime is quite predictable and the art gets bad as the story goes on. However, one good thing is that this story has some good humor and a lot of heart, expressed mostly in Sonic and Chris's growing love and friendship. It's no Dragonball Z, but it's definitely a step up from the American shows and has enough appeal to keep the interested interested. Maybe, just maybe, when the new episodes are produced and aired this fall, fans will get what they asked for and Sonic will get the true adventure he deserves.

3/5 stars.

EDIT: Hmm... ya know... the more I watch this show, the more I can't get enough of it. While waiting for the extremely-longed-for Season Three to be produced in Japan, I figured I might as well watch the old ones while I'm waiting. If you really look inbetween the lines of this show, it speaks one important thing very loudly: love. Not only is Sonic a funny and cool person to be around, but the hedgehog is wise beyond his years, and he constantly teaches the new kid what true friendship is all about in a non sugar-coated way, like like Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon do for example, and it's very satisfying. Now, I really don't like this new kid that much as some other people do. In fact, I don't care what happens to him, but I like to see a character grow throughout a movie or show. It's heart-warming, and it should be to the other people who('ve) realize this, even though it does like a cheap, one-shot kid's fare on the surface. Maybe Sonic did get his adventure after all, or maybe it's all waiting right around the corner in April....

Gotta change the rating: 4/5. Good job, Sonic.


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