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Sonic X (Japanese Dub) to receive official English subbed Blu-Rays in Winter 2023


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Absolutely overjoyed. ONLY black mark is they confirmed in the stream that they weren't able to include the Off Course songs for episodes 26 and 52 due to TMS not having the rights to them anymore (they only ever played during the initial television broadcast, not the DVD releases or streams). But sad as that is, I'm still incredibly happy the Japanese version is coming out with a ton of stuff that also wasn't sure to be included (NEPs!).

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This gives me two immediate thoughts:

1. Having 5.1 audio is going to make producing an uncut dub fanedit so much easier whenever people give it a shot. EDIT: oops nope, it's just the couple 5.1 episodes we've had for years. Sadge

2. I'm imagining the hilarity of a parent purchasing the fun Sonic cartoon for their kid and discovering there's no English option.

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I did actually dream this would happen. I settled on buying the blu ray of all the dub episodes (thinking I could try and hack it but...) but I really, really wanted one of the sub. 

I've tried my best with the 4kids dub because I unconditionally loved it as a dumb kid but nowadays I can't. I think I could handle the voices and even the constant puns but the awful, neverending 4kids clown music just ruins it for me. It's disasterously bad. 

Also, it being uncut helps a lot. 

So yeah, I'm all over this. I still haven't gotten the Boom blu ray but this is a day one deal for me.

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Good news. I don't like Sonic X but I'm going to buy it anyway, eventually. Discotek's been trying to get ahold of the Japanese version for years and all of their anime releases are extremely solid, so I have faith that the product itself will be high quality and worthy of support.

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Thrilled about this, it sucks that we'll never have a PERFECT release (the off-course song scenes just don't hit the same with the replacement music, I'm too nostalgic for the original airings) but the fact that this exists at all is a miracle.

Sonic X was my entry point into online Sonic fandom, so it holds extreme sentimental value for me, really represents those carefree early internet days in my teenage life, and the dub just did not cut it.  I'd love to finally own the version I care about for sure after all these times, even if I have to buy a region-free blu-ray disc drive for my PC to watch it lol.

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Pretty frustrating this probably won't get a UK/EU release again. Sonic X's home release status in the UK was a trash heap back in the 2000s and the fact even now, when we're getting complete boxsets, and even the Japanese dub finally released officially, they still can't make it a worldwide thing. 

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YESSS....this made my freakin' day!!  Long story short, I was having a rather uneventful day in my call center job and got a rather nasty person to talk to as my last call today.  I was feeling rather bleh after that.  So seeing THIS after my day ended made me SMILE.  Woot!!

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This is fantastic news and it made me ecstatic when I found out about it the other day. It probably wasn't easy for DiscoTek to do this AND because of its niche nature, it'll probably be a very limited run. If you're interested make sure you get one ASAP since there's no guarantee it'll really be around for long.

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MEGA POG NEWS OMG

I was at one point slowly subtitling the Japanese DVD releases with the Hulu subs (lots of errors in those) so nice to see it's getting an official release!! I thought this was never going to happen given how much time had passed since the English releases. Will definitely be grabbing this up! And it'll finally give me an excuse to finish the JP dub :V

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