Sonic X

Japanese anime television series

Sonic X (Japanese: ソニックX, Hepburn: Sonikku Ekkusu) is a shōnen anime from Japan. It is based on Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog video game franchise. The series is made for Nickelodeon by Nelvana, and TMS Entertainment, in co-production with Sega, and Sonic Team. It was directed by Hajime Kamegaki. Sonic X started with 52 episodes. It was broadcast on TV Tokyo from April 2003 to March 2004. Another 26 episodes aired in North America, Europe, and the Middle East from 2005 to 2006. The American version and broadcasting were done by Nickelodeon. They edited it and created new music.

Sonic X
File:Sonic X logo.jpg
(Sonikku Ekkusu)
GenreAdventure, science fiction[1]
Anime television series
Directed byHajime Kamegaki
Produced by
  • Takeshi Sasamura (#1–52)
  • Tadahito Matsumoto
Written by
  • Hiro Masaki (#1–52)
  • Kiyoko Yoshimura (#53–78)
Music byYoshihiro Ike
StudioTMS Entertainment
Licensed by
Fox Kids Europe/Jetix Europe[2] (2003–2009)
Original networkTV Tokyo
English network
Original run April 6, 2003 (2003-04-06) April 18, 2005 (2005-04-18)
Episodes78 (List of episodes)
DeveloperTorus Games
PublisherLeapFrog Enterprises
PlatformNintendo 64, Game Boy Advance
ReleasedMay 5, 2005

Premise change

The show follows a group of anthropomorphic animals. They are teleported from their home planet to Earth. This happens after they try to save one of their friends from their enemy Doctor Eggman. \Sonic the Hedgehog is saved by a human boy named Chris Thorndyke. Chris helps him find his friends while fighting with Doctor Eggman and his robots. They fight to get control of the powerful Chaos Emeralds. The final story arc saw Sonic and his friends return with Chris to their world.

Reception change

Sonic X received mixed reviews. Most critics did not like its changes to be more American and some characters. They did like its story and the way it looked. The series was popular in the United States and France. It was less popular in Japan. The merchandise for the show included an edutainment video game for the Leapster, a trading card game, a comic book and many toys.

References change

  1. 世界最速の青いハリネズミ、ビデオリリース決定! この秋には世界デビューだ! (in Japanese). Lycos. June 21, 2003. Archived from the original on August 18, 2003. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  2. "Fox Kids Europe adds three new shows". Digital Spy. 28 August 2003.