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Trivia / Sonic X

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  • The Abridged Series: Xonic S, in which Sonic and his dysfunctional friends (especially egomaniac Tails) are forced to hide in the home of self-proclaimed "biggest Sonic fan" Chris Selfenzert in Branson, Missouri, hiding out from Mayor Robotnik who wants them in prison for destroying his peaceful feudal society. Chris uses his position to force his way in Sonic's adventures and generally just kind of get in the way.
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  • 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, KidsClick, 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 2006.
  • 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 an American comic book adaptation by Archie Comics after it premiered.
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  • Ascended Fanon: The official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter used the Fan Nickname "Dark Sonic".
  • 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.
    • Both Chris' Japanese and English voice actors are female.
  • Development Gag: The anime contains dialogue and scenes from Adventure and Adventure 2 that were removed from the initial releases of the games.
  • Fan Nickname: Cosmo's species never really had a name 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. Archie (who originally published the comics) and Sega parting on very sour terms and the Sonic comic license going to IDW only further hurt the odds of a reprint due to Sega and IDW trying to move on from Archie's run.
  • No Export for You: The last season only aired on television outside Japan, despite a full Japanese voice track being produced.
    • Finally averted in that, to commemorate the release of the Sonic Movie, all 3 seasons will be rebroadcast in Japan in 2020
  • 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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  • Role Reprise: The Japanese voice actors from the games reprise their roles in the anime, with a couple of exceptions.
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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 Sonic living in another dimension, and 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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