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Sonic Movie 2 Japanese Dub (August 19th)


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Since the Japanese release of the film is looking to be a special release on its own, I felt a new topic at least discussing it would be interesting. 

So, a few fun cameos for this movie. Not only is Korone going to be a voice for the film, Masato Nakamura from Dreams Come True is also going to play a role in the film, as the dancing guy during the bar scene. Go figure. 

Also, looks like the film is replacing Uptown Funk with the vocal version of Green Hill, (the translation doesn't make it clear, but the implication seems there)

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All I have are twitter and youtube by eye analysis so I have nothing concrete to add. 

But the first dub trailer has the highest views their Japanese page has gotten for a trailer in the last four months, since the subtitled trailer. 

So hey, maybe. 

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I assume they're following the English version's lead since those two are different actors, because Ryo Hirohashi reprises Tails mirroring Colleen O'Shaughnessy voicing Tails in the movie. I also think there's cases where certain screen actors have designated dub voices over there, like Koichi Yamadera voices Robotnik because he dubs most of Carrey's roles in Japanese, instead of Kotaro Nakamura, the current games voice for Eggman. Might not necessarily be the case for Schwartz and Elba, these actors could probably dub for them in Japanese going forward.

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Just now, Zaysho said:

I assume they're following the English version's lead since those two are different actors, because Ryo Hirohashi reprises Tails mirroring Colleen O'Shaugnessy voicing Tails in the movie. I also think there's cases where certain screen actors have designated dub voices over there, like Koichi Yamadera voices Robotnik because he dubs most of Carrey's roles in Japanese, instead of Kotaro Nakamura, the current games voice for Eggman. Might not necessarily be the case for Schwartz and Elba, these actors could probably dub for them in Japanese going forward.

The weird thing is, I believe there was a rumor floating around that Junichi was actually asked if he wanted to reprise his role, but he said no because it was a different version of Sonic.

But I am not sure if that rumor is true or not.

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54 minutes ago, The Great Egg Emperor said:

One thing I have wondered is this:
Why didn't Junichi Kanemaru and Nobutoshi Canna, the voice actors for Sonic and Knuckles in Japan for almost 25 years at this point, come back to reprise their roles in the dubs of the movies?

It's just common sense.

Juninchi said that the character wasn't the same one, so he turned down the role.

No idea on Nobutoshi.

Edit: A rumor? Couldve sworn i saw a documentation interviewing him. But maybe I'm mistaken. 

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Just now, VO.SUPER said:

Juninchi said that the character wasn't the same one, so he turned down the role.

No idea on Nobutoshi.

Fair enough.

4 minutes ago, VO.SUPER said:

Edit: A rumor? Couldve sworn i saw a documentation interviewing him. But maybe I'm mistaken. 

At this point, I don't know.

Masato Nakamura voicing the Russian dancer is quite cool. Nice little callback to the original game.

Also, who do you guys think Korone is gonna voice?

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23 minutes ago, The Great Egg Emperor said:

Fair enough.

At this point, I don't know.

Masato Nakamura voicing the Russian dancer is quite cool. Nice little callback to the original game.

Also, who do you guys think Korone is gonna voice?

Took me a while to remember, but she'll probably be that G.U.N lady who first mentioned the coordinates to Project Shadow.  

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More confirmation that the song is replacing the ending, but still no hard confirm if it is in the Uptown Funk scene, or just in the ending. Obviously mentioning how the "screening" versions will be different. 

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Impressions are in from Japanese publications after early screenings and they seem to be positive: 

Tails and Knuckles also participate! The movie "Sonic the Movie/Sonic VS Knuckles" focuses on the battle between the revived Robotnik and Sonic's origin (4gamer.net)

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As a royal hero action movie, there is no doubt that it is more complete than the previous work. On the other hand, from old fans from the Mega Drive era to fans who knew Sonic from recent series works, there are many productions that stimulate that acupoint. It is strongly recommended that you never leave your seat until the end roll is over.
By the way, the theme song of the Japan version is "UP ON THE GREEN HILL from Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone - MASADO and MIWASCO Version -" by DREAMS COME TRUE. If you hear "that melody" in the play, something hot will come up in your chest.
I think there are many Sonic fans who can't wait for the release next month, but I hope you will review the previous game before that and enjoy the new Sonic adventure.

Mind the machine translation.

Movie "Sonic the Movie: Sonic VS Knuckles" Pre-Review (denfaminicogamer.jp)

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In this way, Sonic the Movie: Sonic VS Knuckles is a large-volume entertainment work based on the heart-wrenching comedy and sonic action that the previous film set out, with more adventure, scale, and drama woven by Sonic.

The thrilling action, comedy, and dynamic ending of the story that you can't read ahead of you should be seen for yourself.

 

 

Also, Japan got a new poster.

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Sonic 1 made about 1.5 million in Japan according to BoxOfficeMojo. Hopefully it can at least match that number with the sequel. I’m guessing it the sequel won’t be a huge hit, but could make a couple million more. Im thinking 3-5 million in Japan for the sequel, but I’m not sure how bad COVID was at the time of the first release.

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