Sonic X

TV review by
Lori Silberman ..., Common Sense Media
Sonic X TV Poster Image
Hedgehog and human join together to battle evil.
Parents recommendPopular with kids

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 72 reviews

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
Language
Consumerism

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
Adult Written byChrisH. November 24, 2014
Parent of a 2, 4, 8, 10, 14, 14, 14, and 17 year old Written byparentof7 March 1, 2015

my kids really wanna see funimation dub this

my kids hate 4kids and they want funimation to dub this and put it on toonami they wanna see the uncensored one because it had more violent scenes that for what... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old March 31, 2011

Only watch the 4Kids dub if you want to kill yourself.

Ignore my old review on this show. The reason I said that was because I haven't seen the awesome, uncut, Japanese version! But Chris and Cream are SUPER AN... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old April 23, 2010

Stupid But Okay!

Pretty good, but ruined Sonic's legacy!

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?

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