Trivia / Sonic X

  • Ascended Fanon: The official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter used the Fan Nickname "Dark Sonic".
  • Acting for Two: Cream and her mother Vanilla are both voiced by Sayaka Aoki in Japanese.
  • Adored by the Network: For whatever reason, Sonic X seems to be loved by pretty much any Saturday Morning Cartoon block there is. When it first debuted on the Fox Box, it quickly became the most advertised show on the block and continued to be loved even after it switched to the CW 4kids and then to Toonzai and then when it became Vortexx. If that isn't enough, Kids Click, an attempted revival of the Kids' WB! format already plans to start reairing the show in 2017. Keep in mind this was an anime that ended in 2004.
  • Anime First: Unlike other anime that were made before a manga adaptation for it was announced, the anime didn't get a manga adaptation after it premiered. But it did receive a comic book adaptation by Archie Comics after it premiered.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Played straight where Mike Pollock, who also plays Eggman, voices Ella in the English dub, but averted in the original Japanese version where she is voiced by Kujira.
  • Development Gag: The anime contains dialogue and scenes from Adventure and Adventure 2 that were removed from the initial releases of the games.
  • Exiled from Continuity: Due to Sega's bias against past Sonic media, characters and elements from Sonic X are generally forbidden from being used in current incarnations of the franchise. However, Shadow's Inhibitor Rings were used in Sonic 06 and the Archie comics. In addition, the Blue Typhoon's Sonic Power Cannon is a weapon on Sky Patrol. Likely due to Ian Flynn sneaking past mandates.
  • Fan Nickname: Cosmo's species never really had a nickname until someone nicknamed them "Seedrians" for their plant like features.
  • Feelies: The "Project: Shadow" DVD included a card from the Sonic X card game.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes:
    • The show aired reruns for a long time. Despite this, according to Ian Flynn, Sega apparently doesn't want the comics based on the show to be reprinted, if some sources are to be believed.
    • The show may have stayed alive through television reruns, but when it came to DVD releases, there was only incomplete releases from 4kids and Funimation until Discotek Media decided to license the show for a DVD release. Even still, Discotek currently only has plans for releasing the 4Kids dub note , meaning those who are hoping for an uncut release are out of luck, or at least will have to wait until Discotek decides to put out such a release, or until they give the license to someone else, like Crunchyroll.
  • No Export for You: Inverted? The last season only aired outside Japan, despite a full Japanese voice track being produced.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Unlike the games in 2003, the Anime featured different voice actors from the 4Kids Entertainment line up such as Jason Griffith as Sonic and Shadow, Amy Palant as Tails, Dan Green as Knuckles, Lisa Ortiz as Amy, and Mike Pollock as Dr Eggman. They would later replace the game voices as the official voice cast until 2010, when all but Mike Pollock would be replaced with the current voice cast.
    • While most of the Japanese voice actors were retained from the games series, Joji Nakata, however, did not reprise his role as E-102 Gamma (despite providing the voice work for Dark Oak in the third season of the anime). Instead Naoki Imamura (who voices E-123 Omega in the games) took the role.
    • After Shun Yashiro's death that same year the anime began airing, Takashi Nagasako began taking over as Big the Cat in the anime and in the games.
    • Tails on the other hand was originally voiced by Kazuki Hayashi in Sonic Adventure and Atsuki Murata in Sonic Shuffle and Sonic Adventure 2, but is now voiced by Ryo Hirohashi in the anime and in the games.
    • Pachacamac was originally voiced by Toru Okawa in Sonic Adventure, but is now voiced by Toshihiko Nakajima in the anime.
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  • Talking to Himself: In Spain, Rafael Alonso Naranjo Jr. was Sonic and Vector.
    • In English speaking territories, Jason Adam Griffith voiced both Sonic and Shadow.
  • What Could Have Been...:
    • Sonic X originally looked like this. Scenes from that short were used in the American intro. It originally took place on a World of Funny Animals much like most previous adaptations. Instead, they opted for a Human-Focused Adaptation twist mixed with a Truer to the Text one: (unlike in the games) Sonic come from another dimension, however he and his friends end up on Earth at the start. This means they could adapt Adventure and Adventure 2 plots, which heavily involve humans.
    • While not too different from the how the show actually turned out, there were a few elements that were definitely scrapped or changed from the second pilot.
    • One of the most (in)famous examples is "Nazo", a name given to a seemingly unknown Super form or character shown in one of the trailers. The name stems from the image name from the official website "Nazo.jpg". Iizuka's word is that it was just an early design for Super Sonic, which means he would have looked very differently from the games, having a silver coat and different quills. However, the fact that Super Sonic's regular design is also shown in said trailer casts doubt on this.

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