Animation, Miscellaneous

Sonic the Hedgehog OVA Available for Mobile Phones

If you haven’t had a chance to watch the 1996 two-part OVA Sonic the Hedgehog, stop reading this and immediately track down a copy to watch–it’s quite possibly the best Sonic-related animation out there and definitely is a nice contrast to the Western Sonic series from the early 90s.

However, if you happen to live in Japan and haven’t seen it yet (or would just like another shot at seeing it), Bandai Channel is offering the Sonic OVA ahead of its 15-year anniversary this upcoming May both for PC and mobile phones. Each episode is priced at the pretty reasonable cost of ¥210. You can check out a preview or watch on PC at the Bandai Channel website for the OVA (do note that you need to have a Japanese IP in order to access the movie) or you can see the mobile mini-site and download the episodes directly to your phone or mobile device by following this link.

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    OH MY GOD YES. Sonic OVA receiving any form of public mention? YEAR: MADE.

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    awww, only in japan, oh well, at least i have it on my zune :3

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    SOMEONE DOWNLOAD THAT AND HOST IT HERE!

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    And this is when I don’t regret begging my dad do buy it for me for Christmas on 2000 on DVD when a certain HBO VHS Recording went missing.

    Also, the HBO recording was in English. In retrospect, the japanese original dub sounds more cranky.

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    Best animation? A laugh and a half. You obviously forgot the Steven Spielberg Sonic cartoon, Man of the Year. That is the best animation hands down bar several cereal commercials and game commercials featuring the blue dude.

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      Oh, yeah. I completly forgot about that animation. Plus, the Sonic CD intro.
      These three thogether are, arguably, the best Sonic animations ever done.
      Oh, I dream the day that the long-lost official soundtrack of the OVA will be released… 🙁

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    UGH NO THANKS THE VOICE ACTING WAS TERRIBLE!! D:

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      That was a big part of the charm~

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        Yeah your right brought some light into the movie…..But still all the voice actors were terrible…..:|

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      And if I’ve learned anything from the Sonic community, it’s that voice actors are super-duper important and worth arguing over.

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        There not that important. yes I know…BUT FOR THE MOVIE YESSSSS Sorry its just impossible not to pick it up/mention the V/A D: so awful IMO

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