For an anime named “Sonic X”, you would assume that it would be about Sonic the Hedgehog. You have assumed poorly. Not in the sense that “Sonic X” could also be say, the name of a D-grade sci-fi OVA from 1987, but rather than it takes every opportunity possible to sideline Sonic and make the story about well, anyone else. Then again, it’s also not like Sonic himself is really that interesting in this show. I mean seriously, how hard do you have to screw up to take the fun out of a snarky speedster hedgehog?
It’s mildly annoying when it’s about the other furries, and I should note that “the other furries” usually doesn’t even mean Tails (also, why does Tails have a VF-1 Valkyrie?) or Knuckles, but rather like some slutty bat furry. It’s the worst when it’s about people. I have no idea why this show has people in it and why Sonic and pals are running around Earth. Anyway, Sonic becomes best bros with a boy named Chris. Chris, however is incredibly annoying and whiney and angsty because his parents are never around, leaving him to be raised by his magical negro maid (OH LAWDY LAWDY MASSA CHRIS!) NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, SONIC WHY DO YOU HAVE TO GO NOOOOOOOOOOO YOU ARE MY ONLY FRIEND WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! This show had some of the most ridiculous BL subtext that I can ever recall seeing in a kid’s cartoon. Those two needed to get a room and work through all of their pent-up emotions. Even in that weird flashforward thing where he totally has the opportunity to get it on with the (now grown-up and hot!) handicapped girl, all he can think about is his lost love, Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic, however does not reciprocate. And has other plans:
Sonic totes hit that shit. Hard. Sorry, Chris.
Would I watch it even if I weren’t forced? It’s a bad kid’s toy cartoon