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Sonic X [a] is a Japanese anime television series based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series published by Sega. A further 26 episodes aired only in specific regions, such as the United StatesCanadaEuropeand the Middle East from to The show's American localization and broadcasting were handled by 4Kids Entertainment —which edited it and created new music—untilwhen Saban Brands obtained the rights to the series, and in by Discotek Media.
The series follows a group of anthropomorphic animals who accidentally teleport from their home planet to Earth after attempting to save one of their friends from their enemy Doctor Eggman. Separated, Sonic the Hedgehog is saved by a human boy named Chris Thorndyke, who helps him find his friends while repeatedly scuffling with Doctor Eggman and his robots over control of the powerful Chaos Emeraldsand becoming celebrities. The final story arc sees the friends return with Chris to their world, where they enter outer space with a newfound plant-like creature named Cosmo and fight an army of aliens called the Metarex.
Generally, writers criticized its American localization and some characters, but praised its story and aesthetics. The series was popular in the United States and France, though less so in its native Japan. The show's merchandise included an edutainment video game for the Leapstera trading card gamea comic book series featuring an original storyline, and various toys and other items.
The phrase "gotta go fast", the title of the show's North American theme song, Floating Reef - Jules Verne - 20 000 Leagues Under The Sea as a Sonic catchphrase for over a decade after the show's initial release.
While attempting to destroy his base, one of Eggman's robots inadvertently shoots a machine containing the Emeralds, which activates the "Chaos Control" technique. Sonic is chased by police, escapes into a mansion's swimming pool, and is rescued by a twelve-year-old boy named Chris Thorndyke, who lives there with his movie-star mother Lindsey, corporate executive father Nelson, scientist grandfather Chuck, maid and chef Ella, and butler Tanaka.
Chris tries to hide the anthropomorphic friends from his family until Cream accidentally reveals them, but they all build up a good rapport with Chris' family and with Chris' friends Danny, Francis, and Helen. Sonic and his Bottle Rocket - Sister 7 - This The Trip still want to return home, so they repeatedly scuffle for the Emeralds with Doctor Eggman, his robot assistants—the hyperactive, attention-seeking Bokkun and the bumbling Bocoe and Decoe—and his larger, armed robots.
Eggman plans to take over the world, catching the attention of the unnamed nation's President, so Knuckles, Rouge, and federal agent Topaz work to stop him. The other anthropomorphic residents soon join the crusade and, when Eggman is From Episode 4: Family - Various - Sonic X Original Sound Tracks , they are all hailed as heroes. Eggman awakens a creature named Chaos from a huge gem called the Master Emerald.
The animals fight a losing battle to retrieve the Emeralds until Chaos absorbs all seven and becomes giant, but an echidna girl named Tikalwho entombed herself and Chaos in the Master Emerald millennia ago, emerges to help placate him. Shortly afterwards, Eggman finds his grandfather Gerald Robotnik 's diary and Gerald's old project Shadow in a military base. After being released by Eggman, Shadow breaks into a museum to steal an Emerald, which gets Sonic arrested.
Amy rescues The End - The Beatles - Abbey Road, but Shadow, Eggman, and the duplicitous Rouge escape to the Space Colony ARK, where Eggman threatens to use a weapon called the Eclipse Cannon to destroy Earth if Earth does not submit to his rule; he blows up half of the Moon to prove his power.
Eggman collects the Emeralds to power the Cannon, but this triggers a program Gerald set up decades ago, which will cause Space Colony ARK to hurtle into Earth, destroying the planets in less than half an hour. Gerald did this in order to exact revenge on humanity, who he blamed From Episode 4: Family - Various - Sonic X Original Sound Tracks the death of his Granddaughter Maria after she was killed in a government raid on Space Colony ARK.
Everyone teams up and works together to shut it down except Shadow, who is unsympathetic and believes he has fulfilled his purpose of revenge.
Chris confronts Shadow, reminding him of Maria's last wish for Shadow to be a protector of humanity, to guide and aid them. Moved to tears and with a new sense of purpose, Shadow teams up The Collective - Gold Camo / Red Tiger Sonic and both power up using the Emeralds and teleport the ARK away from Earth, though Shadow is seeming killed in the process.
Sonic, his friends, and Eggman reflect on Shadow's sacrifice and return to Earth. Eggman rebuilds the Moon, seemingly out of remorse, but its position shifts, creating a solar eclipseso he manufactures and sells "Sunshine Balls" to replicate sunlight. Sonic sees through his greedy motivations, and Eggman is arrested for fraud. Bokkun activates a robot named Emerlwho quickly allies with the anthropomorphic people, and Eggman escapes prison. Emerl wins an Emerald in a martial arts tournament involving numerous hero and villain characters, but he goes berserk and begins to wreck the city, forcing Cream and Cheese to destroy him.
Later, two government physicists show up at Chris' mansion to announce that Sonic's world and Earth were once a single world split in two by a cataclysmic event, but are rejoining, which will stop time irreversibly, and the only way to stop it is to send the anthropomorphic people back home. Tails and Chuck begin to build a gate to teleport Sonic and company back to their own world with Chaos Control, but Chris does not want them to leave.
When it is finished and all their friends but Sonic have left, Chris suddenly shuts the machine down and whisks Sonic into the woods to hide out of fear his parents will return to never being home once Sonic is gone.
Sonic is understanding, yet teaches Chris that as a fellow person neither can force the other to feel a certain way and that their friendship is free will. Chris tearfully acknowledges that he bound Sonic's freedom today and stopped his friend from going back home and remorsefully asks for forgiveness while Sonic tells him he'll be able to be strong even without him being there.
Chris' parents find him and promise to spend more time with him. Chris having learned his lesson and grown Das Chanson Vom O-la-la: Der Letzte Walzer - Oscar Straus - Der Letzte Walzer a person goes for one final run with Sonic before they mutually part ways and Sonic returns to his own planet, stopping the merging of the worlds. However, Chris Reality At Calvary - The Gardners - The Gardners that one day, he will see Sonic again.
Six months later, a race of villainous robots known as the Metarex attempt to steal the Emeralds from Sonic, but he scatters them across the galaxy.
Meanwhile, on Earth, where six years have passed From Episode 4: Family - Various - Sonic X Original Sound Tracks Chris is now eighteen, Chris builds another device to return to his friends' world; he is twelve again when he arrives.
A sick plant-like girl named Cosmo lands on their planet and they nurse her back to health, so she joins them, and they all board Tails' new spaceship, The Blue Typhoon. On the Typhoonthey scour the galaxy for the Emeralds and "Planet Eggs" objects that allow life to flourish on planets, which the Metarex have stolen to depopulate the galaxy and fight the Metarex at every turn.
Along the way, Tails and Cosmo slowly fall in love with each other. Rouge finds Shadow alive in a capsule on Eggman's ship and he is later released Down To Zero - Joan Armatrading - Joan Armatrading he has lost his memory.
At first, he and Rouge assist Eggman even saving Chris on one occasion but after Shadow witnesses the death of resistance fighter who reminded him of Maria, both he and Rouge go off on their own to fight the Metarex independently. Eggman eventually joins the Metarex though this is a ruse to gather more information. After discovering the origins, methods, and goals of the Metarex, Shadow reappears and tries to kill Cosmo, much to Tails' anger. The Metarex's leader, Dark Oak, appears and reveals that the Metarex and Cosmo are of the same species and that they secretly implanted a tracking device in her brain while extinguishing the rest of their kind; she has been an unwitting spy ever since.
It was for this reason Shadow wanted Cosmo dead. Chris, Knuckles, and Tails notice that removing the device will likely destroy her sight and hearing forever. Knuckles pushes for it to be removed anyway In the Japanese version he stresses to find a way to remove it without damaging herbut Tails can't make any decisions at the present time so the surgery is called off and the battle against the Metarex continues.
The heroes, along with the Chaotix and Shadow, head to the center of the universe, where the Metarex are ominously controlling a planet that is made of water and contains a Planet Egg. After Sonic almost drowns in it, the planet begins turning into a giant seed; the Metarex reveal that, because they have lost the battle, they will destroy the galaxy with this planet. The Metarex then proceed to fuse together, forming a dragon-like plant monster that attaches itself to the giant seed.
Sonic and Shadow use the chaos emerald to become Super Sonic and Super Shadow but are still unable to defeat the fused Metarex. Cosmo sees a vision from her mother Earthia, telling her that she must sacrifice herself to save the rest. She fuses with the From Episode 4: Family - Various - Sonic X Original Sound Tracks seed and instructs Tails to use the Blue Typhoon's cannon to fire Super Sonic and Super Shadow at her and the seed. Tails hesitates, torn between saving the galaxy and killing Cosmo, but eventually finds the inner strength and annihilates the Metarex along with Cosmo, whose seed disperse throughout the galaxy along with the Planet Eggs stolen by the Metarex which return to their original planets.
Dark Oak has a moment of repentance before dying while having a vision of being greeted by Earthia as he passes away. Shadow From Episode 4: Family - Various - Sonic X Original Sound Tracks apparently sacrifices himself to contain the ensuing explosion. After the battle, Sonic reappears and solemnly informs a heartbroken Tails that he could not save Cosmo and hands him one of her seeds.
Back on Sonic's planet Eggman builds a device for Chris to return home, later claiming that this was done to reduce the strength of Team Sonic. The series ends with Chris returning home and business as usual for Sonic and his friends as they joyfully gear up to once again put a stop to Eggman's schemes.
The Basemess - Dub Narcotic Sound System - Out Of Your Mind shots show Shadow on an alien planet and Cosmo's seed sprouting in Tails' workshop. It was primarily influenced by other anime rather than work from the West, and was created for a Japanese audience.
Most of the series consists of original content featuring new as well as established characters, but the second season is mostly based on the plots of Sonic AdventureSonic Adventure 2and Sonic Battle. While traditionally animated, it includes non-outlined CGI elements for things such as Sonic's homing attack.
Two trailers for the series were produced. The first was developed before Cheese had been given a name in Sonic Advance 2 ; it referred to Cheese simply as "Chao". It was made up largely of footage that would later appear in the series' intro, but also of unused scenes featuring unique anthropomorphic people. However, it also showed a still frame of a silver anthropomorphic hedgehog who never appeared in the series. Several of the Japanese performers had voiced their characters in the games, but they were also given ample information about their characters' roles From Episode 4: Family - Various - Sonic X Original Sound Tracks the anime.
Chris' voice actress Sanae Kobayashi was not sure she would be able to effectively communicate Chris' growth as a person owing to Sonic's presence, but found that a worthwhile goal. Iizuka believed that Sonic X and its merchandise, along with the game Sonic Heroeshad helped expose the Sonic franchise to a new generation of potential gamers inand he dubbed it a "Sonic Year" as a result. The episodes were heavily edited for content and length ; 4Kids has been described by Destructoid as being "infamous" among anime fans for this type of overzealous editing.
Producer Michael Haigney personally disliked realistic Link Track - Colby Sparks - Paper Forest in children's programs, but had not intended to make massive changes himself. Instead, he was bound by Fox Broadcasting Company 's strict guidelines, which forbid content such as smoking Bridal Procession From Lohengrin - Günther Brausinger - Magnificent Organ strong violence.
Innear the end of the show's American production, Haigney stated in an interview that he had never played a Sonic game, read the comicsor watched any of the previous Sonic animated series.
The series suffered from poor ratings in Japan, so the third season was never aired on TV or released on DVD there, but was available through rental streaming services. The series was released on DVDin Japan, only seasons one and two were released, and their 52 episodes spanned 13 discs. P" by KP for episodes 40— Grossfeld and Russell Velazquez. Sonic X was extensively merchandised in various forms of media and other products.
Archie Comicswhich published Sonic the Hedgehog comics untilstarted a Sonic X series in It was originally set to run for only four issues, but was extended to 40 issues due to high demand. The last issue was released on January 1,and led into the first arc of the Sonic Universe series. The comics were written by Ian Flynnwho also authored the main comic series. While the comics are set during the Sonic X timeline, their plot is original.
Eggman imprisons humans inside robots and tries to use them to kill the animals, but the animals destroy the robots. Sonic defeats it, but he is accused of working with Eggman, so he and Eggman are both locked up. Eggman enacts more malicious schemes based on holidays like Christmas Valentine's Day  and St. Patrick's Day. Sonic escapes with ease,  but S. InMcDonald's packaged five different single-button dedicated console games, From Episode 4: Family - Various - Sonic X Original Sound Tracks based on various sports, with Happy Meals to promote Sonic X : two featuring Sonic and one each for Tails, Knuckles, and Shadow.
Another Happy Meal game based on Big the Cat fishing arrived the following year. LeapFrog Enterprises released a Sonic X educational math game for its Leapster handheld game console; it was released in in North America  and in Europe.
Periodically, Sonic must answer From Episode 4: Family - Various - Sonic X Original Sound Tracks questions to continue. The game features three levels, each with its own math concepts: the city Station Square sequencing, counting in increments ; Angel Island, the home of the Master Emerald addition ; and Eggman's base subtraction.
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