If I’m being honest here, the 4Kids cast are kind of my “default” voices whenever I read something in the characters voices, but here are my opinions:
Sonic: Jason Griffith hands down, he just captures the essential essence of Sonic for me to be honest. He was shitty back in the X fun but I feel like somewhere around Riders and 06 he somewhat solidified my feelings towards his acting. He’s great and I wish they kept him around. I really do appreciate Ryan’s passion and love for the series but...it just sounds like he’s straining his voice too much to sound cool. He’s alright but not my first choice. I don’t mind Roger at all, and he’s a fine choice for Sonic I guess but I’d rather have Jason back.
Tails: Kate Higgins and Colleen Villard are pretty interchangable, and I like them both to be honest. There’s practically no difference between their voices and it’s scary how well of an impression Colleen does. That being said, even though they’re my favorites for Tails personally, I still can’t hear anything but Amy Palant when I think about Tails speaking. Maybe it’s a nostalgia thing because I grew up very used to hearing Tails talk like that.
Knuckles: Dan Green and Travis Willingham are fine I guess. I wasn’t a fan of the dry grounded approach they took with Knuckles’ old voice actors back in the 2000’s, they just sounded boring with no personality. Dan and Travis bring new things to the character and I like them both.
Amy: LISA. ORTIZ. Hands down, she is the only voice for Amy that I will ever accept. Don’t get me wrong, I do like Cindy Robinson’s new style of voicing Amy but it just doesn’t cut it. It’s fine for Sonic Boom because that’s its own thing but I just can’t with the modern series. Jennifer Douliard was...eh. Not the best.
Shadow: I really don’t care. I don’t see why a lot of people hate Kirk Thorntan (if that’s how you spell it) because all of his voice actors sound the exact same to me.
Eggman: Mike Pollock. That is all.
Rouge: I don’t know her name off the top of my head, but I’m one of the rare people who actually likes Rouge’s 4Kids actor. Does she sound like a 40 year old hooker? Yes. But I find it somewhat charming and I kind of like it compared to her other voice actresses.
Cream: She’s not relevant anymore but she’s my favorite so she gets a special mention: I kind of like them all, and they sound pretty similar all in all but I like her original voice actress the most. I feel like she captures the innocence and inheretent cuteness that comes with her character traits, but the other actresses do a fine job of portraying her as well.
(please let my daughter be in tsr as dlc i’ll give my left arm for that to happen)