Sonic the Hedgehog (OVA)

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This article is about the 1996 Sonic The Hedgehog OVA. You may be looking for the 2020 movie with the same name.
Sonic the Hedgehog (OVA)
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"MY HAT'S ON FIRE!"
Genre: Comedy, science fiction
Directed By: Kazunori Ikegami
Produced By: Takayuki Sugisaki
Written By: Mayori Sekijima
Based On: Sonic the Hedgehog
by Sega
Starring: Martin Burke
Edwin Neal
Bill Wise
Gary Dehan
Sascha Biesi
Edwin Neal
Charles Campbell
Akimitsu Takase
Distributed By: ADV Films
SEGA(?)
Release Date: January 26, 1996 – March 22, 1996 (Japan)
September 9, 1999 (USA)
Runtime: 54 minutes
Country: Japan
United States
Language: Japanese
English
Franchise: Sonic The Hedgehog


Sonic the Hedgehog (not to be confused with the 2020 film) (or simply called Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie) is a 1996 science fiction action comedy animated film based on SEGA's video game franchise of the same name.

Plot

Sonic the Hedgehog and his sidekicks Tails and Knuckles the Echidna are determined to thwart a plan that would turn their Land of the Sky into the equivalent of the Land of Darkness, which lurks beneath the surface. So they plow through to the center of the planet and the ancient city of Robotropolis/Eggman Land to do righteous battle. The big question of the day is whether the usually evil Dr. Robotnik is telling the truth for once or sending the good guys into a trap.

Why It Rocks

  1. Very smooth animation, even for direct-to-video standards.
    • The animation itself is similar to the opening sequence for Sonic CD, in which also looked quite amazing.
  2. The intense fight scene between Sonic and Hyper Metal Sonic.
  3. A few cool one-liners that would become internet memes soon, like "Shut up, Tails!", Strange, isn't it?" and "My Hat's on Fire!"
  4. Likable and awesome characters like Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Robotnik and even Hyper Metal Sonic.
  5. Many funny moments. For example, Robotnik (or Eggman, depending on how you call him) uses two missiles, but one of them was the rabbit that successfully hit the Tornado, when the turtle missile moves very slow and Robotnik's Wedding plans with Sara.
  6. It follows the source material with few minor changes.
  7. Hyper Metal Sonic also later reappears as a redeemed character named Shard the Metal Sonic in the Sonic Archie Comics series.
  8. Excellent soundtrack, as it was originally going to feature the soundtrack but it was dropped due to poor sales for the Japanese release.
  9. Sad and touching moment when Sonic tries to save Metal Sonic, but Metal Sonic refuses and says "There is only one Sonic",.

Bad Qualities

  1. Sara is very annoying in every part of the movie, similar to Princess Elise from Sonic 2006. She is also part of many inappropriate scenes, such as Tails snagging on her, in a G rated movie.
  2. The voice acting, in the English dub, is very sub-par, as almost all the characters have been miscast, and most of the characters' lines are very annoying and hammy.
    • Not to mention, some of them have pretty laughable dialogue.
  3. Somewhat bland humor, especially compared to the games.

Trivia

  • A censored version exists. It has been found on the 1999 VHS release.

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Comments


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ThePCGamer

10 months ago
Score 0
I'M AFRAID OF LIGHTING!
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Le0ne 82,651

4 months ago
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You can fight robots much bigger than you, but lightning scare you?
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Jamie G.

10 days ago
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LIGHTNINGPHOBIA PILE!
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Stephenfisher2001

6 months ago
Score 5
SHUT UP TAILS!!!
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Marcus567456

5 months ago
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  • S H U T U P T A I L S!*
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No bias

3 months ago
Score 1
LOL funny jokes.
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The7Guy

13 days ago
Score 0
nnggggggGGGGGG SHUT UP TAILS!!!!
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Glitchedblood

6 months ago
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strange, isn't it?
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Spindash101

6 months ago
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I hope there are more copies of this movie. I would like to own one.
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Kgames

5 months ago
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you can find it on youtube
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RockyBalboaFan

18 days ago
Score 0
SHUT UP TAILS!

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