Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings
Jan 18, 2014Sonic X is a really bad anime. The story and characters are awful. Sonic is not even the main character of the anime, the character, Chris Thorndyke takes up most of the screen time. And he is a terrible character. Always whining and talking about how he is going to have Sonic all to himself. He's selfish and is not helpful in the slightest.
The animation is bloody horrendous. There are differing art styles which is distracting, characters are rarely on model. There are times when characters are coloured wrongly, times where characters don't have ears, Knuckles, who does not have fingers, occasionally is given fingers. There are frames that are so awfully drawn it's hilarious. ( Which also occasionally were so bad they were redrawn for the DVD releases). And the animation as a whole is just extremely choppy.
The sound is easily the best part about the show. Well, in the Japanese version anyway, the voice acting in Japanese was done by the cast from the games. Which is for the most part well done. The show has a fantastic soundtrack, I love the intro and ending themes and the tracks in the episodes themselves are also really good.
The dub on the other hand. Is really, really bad. The cast from the games, was not present. We instead got original voice actors for the anime, which eventually replaced the cast in the games. and they honestly did not get good until Sonic Unleashed. The only good actor is Mike Pollock as Dr. Eggman, which is fantastic. everyone else is really bleh. And the American soundtrack is unmemorable and is not worth listening to. The editing in the 4kids dub is also ridiculous. Some scenes were understandable, like the scene where Chris is in the shower (thank god they removed that), but then there are times where they remove things like " The House Of Amy Rose" or replace the word "Bookstore" with a picture of a book, or remove a background and replace it with a horribly drawn background. They also remove all references to the games that were in the original script. For some reason.
Overall Sonic X is not an anime you should waste you're time with, it's horribly written, Horribly animated, has unlikable characters. And has a god awful English dub. If you really must watch Sonic X watch the original Japanese dub.
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ENGLISH 1/10… Full Review »
Jul 1, 2013Wow. I thought this would get a ton more haters. XD Lets get started. Try the Japanese voice acting.
Sonic X wasn't that bad. I liked it. I had the privelige of Hulu's subbed version so it was made a lot better. I honestly cried at episode 39. And I never cry watching stuff. Sonic is as as usual, which I love. Whoever voiced Amy in the japanese version deseverd a medal. But the only reason I rated it so high is the theme song in the English version is hilarious!… Full Review »
Oct 17, 2012This show would've been good but its bland, uninspired, and really dull. Chris Thorndyke is very unnecessary and should've been left out. This show should've been Sonic having amazing adventures not hanging out with some 10 year old and a bunch of boring humans in the world of anime. This show is bad in English and Japanese don't watch it… Full Review »