Episode # 105 – Sonic the Hedgehog (OVA) 1996

Remember theaters? Remember that Sonic the Hedgehog movie with Jim Carrey? That was 50 years ago… but we’re not talking about that today. At least, not really.

Scrape your Knuckles and catch some Tails because we are talkin’ about the blue blur himself! Sully, Tobias, and Ryan run full speed into our latest review discussing the 1996 Sonic the Hedgehog two-episode OVA from SEGA and Studio Pierrot (Urusei Yatsura, Creamy Mami, Yu Yu Hakusho). This is all really an excuse for the lads to talk about their history with this classic video game franchise and figure out the potential energy of chili dogs.

Timestamps

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:09:54 – The Beginnings of the Franchise
  • 00:27:10 – The Latter Games
  • 00:39:05 – Production of the OVA and Cast List
  • 00:56:14 – Discussion
  • 01:10:49 – Listener Questions
  • 01:36:58 – Our Hedgehogsonas (See Below) and Outro

Toei’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7pddu3yyzkzFEiXfQLex3w/

The Ken Penders article Sully mentions: https://medium.com/@ponett/i-read-every-sonic-comic-by-ken-penders-and-theyre-wilder-than-you-could-ever-imagine-1f9dd05ae433

Music

  1. “Rooftop Run (Classic)” – Sonic Generations
  2. “Boss Battle: Big Arm” – Sonic Generations
  3. “His World” – Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
  4. “Lava Reef Zone, Act 1” – Sonic the Hedgehog 3
  5. “Escape from the City” – Sonic Adventure 2
  6. “Hydocity Zone, Act 1” – Sonic the Hedgehog 3
  7. “Ending Theme” – The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
  8. “Sonic Boom” – Sonic CD

Important Note: This episode has been in our recording backlog for a LONG time. You’ll notice that we discuss Final Fantasy VII Remake (because it had just come out at the time), and our responses to the COVID-19 quarantines sound a little less… resigned, to put it mildly.

Please enjoy the episode! Have you seen this OVA? What did you think of it? How does it compare to the other animated Sonic projects? How about other video game anime in general? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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