Sonic X

TV review by
Lori Silberman Brauner, Common Sense Media
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Hedgehog and human join together to battle evil.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 90 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value
Positive Messages

Violence is a main form of conflict resolution, but there's also some attempt to teach mild lessons about positive behavior.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Sonic and Christopher are always on the side of good, and the bad guys are clearly bad. But there's not a lot of attempt to make the central pair strongly influential role models.

Violence & Scariness

Frequent action and battles (often involving martial arts), but no blood, and no major harm to main characters.

Sexy Stuff

There are lots of Sonic products out there, and the show itself was inspired by a video game featuring the same character.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that while this show has some violence, it also attempts, at times, to deliver messages about behavior. While appropriate for grade schoolers, the violence that does occur, such as a city-wide martial arts tournament, isn't recommended for the youngest viewers.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Written byAnonymous November 4, 2016

This Almost Got Sonic Banned from My Home...

This show's dark moments and crazy spirituality are what made Sonic and his buds unwelcome guests at my house for a while. Years later I told my parents th... Continue reading
Adult Written byTeaspoonExpert February 5, 2021


I love this! So amazing!
Teen, 14 years old Written bysoniclover March 7, 2017

The best

Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go
Gotta go fast, gotta go fast,
Gotta go faster, faster, faster, faster, faster
Movin' at speed of sound (make tracks)... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old January 14, 2013

Japanese series could do some improvement

I was disappointed with this series because of how Sonic just sits on his butt and watches everything going on. Sonic is also constantly acting like a jerk in m... Continue reading

What's the story?

The heroes of this program -- Sonic, a royal blue-colored hedgehog, and his human friend, Christopher -- team up to find the seven Chaos Emeralds. Sonic, Christopher, and their assortment of friends in Station Square clash repeatedly with Dr. Eggman, an obese villain with an arsenal of robots who wants to claim the emeralds for himself and conquer the world.

Is it any good?

While parents may snicker at phrases borrowed from the Oscars ("they like me; they really like me") and other one-liners, kids will like the show's colorful characters, including two cuddly creatures, Cream and Cheese. With proper parental guidance, kids may even learn a few lessons from watching.

While SONIC X -- which is based on the popular video game series/characters -- is no Barney, its characters struggle with themselves in their own ways. And, while many movies and shows feature the age-old theme of world domination, Sonic X at least lets viewers know who shouldn't be ruling the planet.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the issues raised by the show. Can friends ever fight each other? How can one person best show his loyalty toward someone else?

  • What is power, and how can possessing an item such as a precious jewel make someone worthy?

TV details

Our editors recommend

For kids who love video games

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