It's basically Sonic X and my review is pretty much the same for it.
I grew up loving Sonic the Hedgehog shows and my favorite was Sonic the Hedgehog and friends with Sally Acorn and the gang. This is not that show. This turned into a sad little piece that 4 kids decided to dumb down and destroy. I wish this was redubbed like they did for One Piece where it was redubbed with better voices and actually whole, not cut up into strange looking segments.
Now the story line is kind of well done, in the idea that it is pretty consistent though it became full of fillers and monster a day type of story. The characters personalities seem to have changed from when I was younger and most of the other characters, I don’t remember being in any other show and so sadly, I have no base to them. Knuckles sounds more like a jackass and Tails seems a bit more of a wimp. Tails feels like hes almost a Mary Sue character. Almost anything bad that happens, he seems to have a gaget that will get them out of the pinch. For instance, in the third episode (American Dub) When Tails’ prapellers break, he just presses a couple buttons and he turns it into a jet plane. I guess Sonic would be considered a Mary Sue character as well in a sence. Not as bad as Tails but still bad in that he is pretty much gets out of a jam when he needs to.
I do have to say that I really hate Amy. Not only is her voice bad but her personality is just a bitch. She is so infatuated with Sonic that she pretty much only becomes a bad ass if someone is badmouthing Sonic and when they aren’t (and even when they are sometimes) she really can’t do much. Where does she keep pulling the hammer out of anyway? At least the others seem to have a viable looking weapon that you can understand them using. The only real personality that stayed the same was Sonic and Eggman, even if they changed Eggman’s name.
Another little name thing is that the Grandpa’s name is Chuck, just like the Uncle in Sonic the Hedgehog Satam.
I do have a question though; I don’t remember Sonic having trouble swimming. Has it just been really long since I have seen it or am I right in saying he didn’t have that much problem before? I also don’t really remember him going super saiyan as well. And how does Tails transform his pain into a bunch of different forms? Why wouldn’t he just have the jet one on its own?
Now, 4 kids have destroyed this whole show. I wouldn’t touch the dub they created because it’s just really stupid. They cut out a ton of scenes and did a photoshop to a lot of parts they did leave in. It was ok for those that didn’t know better, but if you have to do this edit, DON’T LICENSE IT!
The artwork is rather well done, as crisp as you could probably get when trying to imitate an old art style from America. At least, that’s what it feels like. It was designed with children in mind so the characters mostly look like chibi creatures and the style feels interesting.
The music is alright, and is pretty much is similar to the video games. The voices, surprisingly, might be the best that 4 kids used and that’s saying a lot. I do like the snarky voice of Sonic, and its better then what has happened sometimes but most of the others are rather bad. Amy’s voice is really really terrible and Cream’s voice is odd and squeaky. read more
What's going on here, and what became of the main series are 2 different things, but in a bad way. It looks like the story that was originally planned would have made more sense, and maybe would have been closer to the events of Sonic Underground - but still before Robotnik took complete control over the area. In this, the doctor actually seems comfortable with his level of control even though it doesn't seen complete - at least not by of means what we think that would look like.
According to the what I saw and heard in the english version of the pilot - there was going to treasure hunter Knuckles, less obsessed Amy, very useful Tails, I don't care about Rouge, and I donno what's going on with this rabbit. Shadows story was probably going to be less dramatic and more direct, or way more shrouded in mystery to the point of an unforefilling ending. Animated Sonic stories have a bad habit of doing that.
Overall 8/ 10 because I would have watched it if the anime went under this concept. Maybe there's still hope for future Sonic animations to be as good as this was suppose to be.