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Sonic the Multi-Lingual Hedgehog


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While the Video Games only have an English and Japanese Dub (As far as I know), the TV shows were also dubbed in other countries. I'll take Sonic X as an example here..

Here are some German clips:

Sonic, Tails, Amy, Cream, Eggman, Knuckles and Rouge

Big, Espio,Vector and Charmy

http://www.myvideo.d.../Sonic_X_39_1_2

E-102

http://www.myvideo.d.../Sonic_X_31_2_2

Shadow

http://www.myvideo.d.../Sonic_X_38_1_2

I really like the German voices, with an exception of Shadow... I like them more than the 4Kids voices. Tails sounds much more boyish, and Sonic doesn't sound like he has a stuffed nose. All in all the voices were quite fitting. Eggman is great! There was rumor back before Secret Rings came out that the game was gong to be dubbed in German, but that never happened.

What other languages can Sonic and co. speak? What are your favorite? I guess you can also discuss 4kids against Sonic Team voices here, because this is sort of about all of Sonic and Co's voices, but that's not what the topic is really about.. I'm more interested in hearing Sonic in languages that weren't in the games.

So, discuss..

Edit 19.04.2011: Who knew this would one day have more of a point? laugh.gif

For shits and giggles Sonic's German SATAM voice:

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I remember seeing the second series (eps 53-78) of Sonic X in French originally, since they aired there first.

Considering they had quite literally only a dozen people doing every single voice, it was pretty damn good. Okay, there were a couple of stupid ones (Decoe and Espio come to mind), but the rest weren't bad.

Also, Sonic sounded like Rayman. D:

Shame that german dub uses the 4Kids soundtrack. >.> The French one used the Japanese BGM.

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I couldn'T post more than two videos, so heres the third.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=-PVDQckIXhs

Shame that german dub uses the 4Kids soundtrack. >.> The French one used the Japanese BGM.

Yeah.. Whenever 4kids dubs something, we get that version (except One Piece, we had that before America)

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Sonic seems to be bilingual even before you factor in all the dubs. After all, he's forever using English phrases in the original Japanese animé - even using those phrases to teach kids how to say certain things in a special 'English lesson' segment that you can also find online. He can be a bit Engrishy though... "SooooOOOOooo beautiful~!" D'aww.

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The Engrish lessons were from the Japanese Hi-Spec DVDs, I have them. =P

But yeah, one thing I find odd is, well- Sonic X is clearly set in an alternate version of America, so shouldn't that mean that Sonic & co. would actually speak English anyway? I mean, obviously it's in Japanese originally since it aired in Japan, but you catch my drift.

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In my opinion, the games should be dubbed in more languages, like italian or portuguese.

First Video

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=opB2CD8qww0

As seen in the first video, the Italian Sonic voice is hilarious. The Portugal Portuguese(2nd video) has some pretty good voice-overs on Sonic and Eggman too!

Thanks,

5had0w5talk3r.

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EDIT: For some reason I was unable to add a dailymotion.com video, so I added the link.

Thanks,

5had0w5talk3r.

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EDIT2: Found a similair video to the first, but with Knuckles.

As you can see the Italian V.A. for Knuckles is pretty good too!

Thanks once again,

5had0w5talk3r.

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Well, we arabs suffer alot :(

We got Sonic X dubbed but in a really really bad way...

Sonic sounds like an 8 year old girl, Shadow and Sonic share the same voice actor but Shadow sounds waaaaaaaay too soft. Oh and i don't need to mention Chris, Eggman is good though. We also got the Jetix theme song which is good in my opinion.

Anyhow, there are not too much videos in Youtube. And since you don't understand arabic, no need to put more videos eh? If you want more you just ask.

Btw thats not my uploads, i have nothing to do with this BS.

Enjoy crying over the voice of cosmo.

Sonic X Season 2 Episode 9 pt1 Arabic Dub

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The Italian Chaotix. I really like the italian voices of Espio and Charmy. Now, if the bee wasn't translated as a female character....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnaJrd619eQhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG6mnfrUi3c

And as a little Extra, the italian opening of AOSTH.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJTl-eQ_UJQ

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It surprises me in this day and age that they don't dub the games into other languages. Most games do but I guess they just don't have the budget.

Actually, a genuine curiousity here - those of you who don't speak English as your first language, what language do you generally prefer to use in-game? English or Japanese (my guess would be english as it helps strengthen your ability to communicate on forums such as this, but yeah)?

I'd love to hear the opinion of a person hard-of-hearing on Sonic games too... I've always felt their subtitles slightly inadequete, especially during gameplay on say, Sonic Heroes. You'd have no idea who is talking.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbSR3jSnX3M

Rouge and Shadow German.

Rouge is okay, but not perfect. Better than 4Kids voice, but thats not hard. I like it. Funnily, its the same voice as Nico Robin from One Piece :)

I don't really like Shadow, though... I guess it could be worse...

Did I forget any Characters from the games? I think I got everybody except Big and Gamma, but I don't know what episodes they appear in. Once I do, I'll post them, too.

There are a few One Piece voices in there , like Rouge. The Butler from Chris has Sanji's voice Actor, and I think Espio has Usopps voice (He sounds like Usopp when he is Sogeking).

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I doubt any multilingual VA can top Ms Piggy Decoe in the French dub for sheer weirdness/hilarity.

I also find it weird how Sonic makes those weird sounds when he dashes in the French dub. And I am a big fan of Sonic engrish in the Japanese version. It sounds so cute and adds a cute little dimension to Sonic's character that just can't translate for obvious reasons. I was kinda dissappointed in an odd way that Sonic Unleashed was light on the Engrish.

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http://classic.myvid.../Sonic_X_31_2_2

Here's Gamma. I'm not sure if Big is there, I'm still watching it. If not I'll look for episode 30 smile.gif Nevermind, he already shows up at 20 seconds xD. He doesn't sound stupid enough to me... Gamma is...meh. Nothing to his SA voice, but I don't know his 4kids voice, but if it sounds anything like Omega in 06, than German wins xD..

I just listened to the Italian voices.

I love Espio! It sounds really cool. Vector is also pretty good, and Charmy, too. But I don't get what you mean. Charmy is a girl in the Italian version or does he just have a voice actress?

Tails sounds a lot like his german voice, which I like. Sonic is okay, but I don't like it a whole bunch.. Knuckles sounds a bit stupid when he's yelling ^^'. He's okay other than that and I guess Knuckles is a bit stupid anyway xD

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Sonic seems to be bilingual even before you factor in all the dubs. After all, he's forever using English phrases in the original Japanese animé - even using those phrases to teach kids how to say certain things in a special 'English lesson' segment that you can also find online. He can be a bit Engrishy though... "SooooOOOOooo beautiful~!" D'aww.

I can't seem to find this segment anywhere. It's a separate segment, right?

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