Sonic X

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Sonic X
Sonic X
Premiere August 23, 2003
Finale May 6, 2006
Creator Yuji Uekawa
Network TV Tokyo
FOX (FOX BOX) (USA)
YTV (Canada)
Style 30-minute sci-fi anime action
Company TMS Entertainment
4 Kids Entertainment (USA version)
Seasons 2
Episodes 78
Origin Japan

Sonic X is an anime action series. It is roughly based on the Sonic Adventure video game series, and is the fourth series to feature Sonic the Hedgehog. The series sends Sonic and his friends to a planet inhabited by humans after an explosion during a battle with Dr. Robotnik. Sonic and a young boy named Christopher must stop Robotnik from finding the seven Chaos Emeralds which he would use to take over the planet.

The series was dubbed for American audiences by 4 Kids Entertainment in 2003. However, this dubbed version has been criticized greatly for heavily editing the episodes in order to make it child-friendly. Several changes were made to distance it from the video game series as well, including rejecting Ryan Drummond, the original voice actor for the Sonic Adventure games, because he didn't live in New York City and removing direct quotes from the video games and the theme song to Sonic Adventure 2 in episode 38.

In Japan, one season of 52 episodes aired. However, in the USA, these 52 episodes aired as two 26 episode seasons. Additionally, a second season (third in USA) of 26 episodes were produced but they did not air in Japan, and aired in USA starting in September 2005. This second season isn't based on the video game series and takes a more original approach.

Contents

Cast

Japanese Voices English Voices Character Duration
Main Cast
Junichi Kanemaru Jason Griffith Sonic the Hedgehog 1 2
Kōji Yusa Shadow the Hedgehog 1 2
Ryō Hirohashi Amy Palant Miles "Tails" Prower 1 2
Noriko Hidaka Helen 1 2
Nobutoshi Canna Dan Green Knuckles the Echidna 1 2
Taeko Kawata Lisa Ortiz Amy Rose 1 2
Sayaka Aoki Rebecca Handler Cream the Rabbit 1 2
Sanae Kobayashi Suzanne Goldish Christopher "Chris" Thorndyke 1 2
Bin Shimada Jerry Lobozzo Charles "Chuck" Thorndyke 1 2
Darren Dunstan Bocoe 1 2
Ken Yamaguchi Andrew Rannells Decoe 1 2
Yumiko Kobayashi Bokkun 1 2
Mr. Stewart 1
Announcer 1 2
Chikao Ōtsuka Mike Pollock Dr. Eggman 1 2
Kujira Ella 1 2
Rumi Ochiai Kathleen Delaney Rouge the Bat 1 2
Etsuko Kozakura Amy Birnbaum Cosmo 2
Jouji Nakata Jonathan Todd Ross Dark Oak 2
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Ted Lewis Nelson Thorndyke 1 2
Naomi Shindoh Jennifer Blood Linsey Thorndyke 1 2
Rachael Lillis Danny 1
Darren Dunstan Mr. Edward Tanaka 1
Souichirou Tanaka Frank Frankson Sam Speed 1
Megan Hollingshead Scarlett Garcia 1
Kayzie Rogers Topaz 1
Eddie Paulson The President 1
Kerry Williams Frances 1

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
TV Tokyo
Season One: Seasons One and Two in USA April 6, 2003 March 28, 2004 52
Season Two: Season Three in USA September 10, 2005 May 6, 2006 26

In-Depth

  • At a Glance: Additional information about the series
  • Characters: A listing of characters in the series
  • Music: A listing of music used in the series

DVD Releases

Summary

Sonic X started out as volume releases for the first ten volumes. The first three volumes contained four episodes each, but the first volume contained episodes 1-3 and 27 (which had not aired in the US yet). The next four volumes contained five episodes each, and the last three contained six episodes each. These volumes contain the entire first season of the series. The second season was released in two 13-episode 2-disc sets, and the first 52 episodes are in the process of being re-released in the same way.


Title Release Date #
Season Sets: Region 1
New World Saga
First quarter of Season One
November 13, 2007 2

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Chaos Emerald Saga
Second quarter of Season One
May 20, 2008 2

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Chaos & Shadow Sagas
Third quarter of Season One
September 23, 2008 2

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Complete 5th Season
First half of Season Two
October 31, 2006 2

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So Long, Sonic
Second half of Season Two
February 13, 2007 2

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Episode Collections - 1
Vol. 1: A Super Sonic Hero June 1, 2004 1

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Vol. 2: The Chaos Factor June 1, 2004 1

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Vol. 3: Satelite Swindle October 12, 2004 1

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Vol. 4: Beating Eggman October 12, 2004 1

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Vol. 5: Sonic's Scream Test January 25, 2005 1

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Vol. 6: Countdown to Chaos April 12, 2005 1

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Vol. 7: Revenge of the Robot June 14, 2005 1

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Vol. 8: Project Shadow November 15, 2005 1

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Vol. 9: Into the Darkness February 7, 2006 1

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Vol. 10: The Beginning of the End May 16, 2006 1

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External Sites