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Kuzu

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  • Birthday 05/09/1993

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  1. ...I just realized the irony that so many people see Sonic as a "cartoon blue hedgehog for kids" when he was initially marketed as a hip and cool alternative to the "kid friendly" Mario. Times sure change. 

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      looney tunes and other classic cartoon characters got it pretty bad like that too. used to have guns and drinking and all that back in the classic cartoons but now they're also seen as just for kids

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Isn't the whole "edgy alternative to Mario" angle mostly SEGA of America's doing? Sure the premises may had higher stakes than Mario's in the Genesis games, but when you look at the Classic JPN artwork, there's not much I recall that really sticks out and says "Look at me, I'm tougher than dat plumber wimp", especially compared to the Western art. The Adventure art does advance the hip factor, but I still don't believe it was SOJ top priority to make look more meaner than Mario so much as just being a art shift to coincide with the jump to 3D.

       

      Besides, the original staff cared not for the western tune ups given, so it may had been the intention all along to be mainly appealing to "kids".

    3. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      @Supah Berry Yea, but SoJ never saw Sonic as a "kid's series" either, and neither Nintendo with Mario. 

      The perception of them being "edgy" or "kid friendly" was an entirely an American made invention.

    4. Ferno

      Ferno

      tbh I feel like both sides had weird ideas from the start and sorta needed each other at the end of the day, because if SOJ had their way we'd probably have sonic with fangs right now

    5. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      On the flipside, if SoJ still handled the series, we'd be getting hype ass Shonen-esque storylines instead of whatever the fuck they're doing with games like Forces. :V

    6. Ferno

      Ferno

      just so long as we dont go back to the '06 days full force, where everyone and their dog had sonic-shadow-silver avatars

    7. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      It's not their fault they eclipsed the rest of the cast. 

    8. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      i mean it's all relative, sonic can be edgier than mario while still being designed for kids

      "we're cooler than that lame kiddy stuff" is an appeal to kids who don't want to be seen as just kids, after all.

    9. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      THe main point of the irony is that Sega started to downplay all of the "cool and edgy" stuff that separated him from Mario to begin with. 

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