Ahh the Sonic The hedgehog OVA, lassic Anime at it's best!
Origionally going to be a series, and if it was, well... it will be entertaining!
the story is simple, Ro-butt-nik (Force of habit!) Contacts sonic and tails and tells them that his kingdom of Robotnik Land will explode, taking the rest of the world with it! SONIC TO THE RESCUE! But things go bad, as Butt-Nik Betrays our blue Hero and unleashes Hyper Metal Sonic on our favorite ultra fast hedgehog! With Knuckles and Tails our heroes try to stop metal sonic from destroying the world!
For the characters we have Everyone's favorite Blue blur, the master mechanic Tails and Knuckles the treasure hunter... Since all the Sonic Characters had breif bios fron Sega there is a LOT of room for improvisation, But sonic and tails are dead on their Game representations, and this is the only media where sonic will tell tails to shut up! (awesome!) Knuckles is the only character I have some problems with... Without being the Guardian of the master emerald he's kinna a blank... but he is also great, exept for the inexplanable ability that he can fly, or levitate... In the games he just glides, but here... I dunno... it's just weird!
Robotnick is his usual self! His design is sweet... between the Genisis games an his Western TV apperances.
As well as Sonic, Knuckles and Tails and of course Robitnik and Metal sonic we also have some new characters: an old owl who's kinna of a messenger for the president, the elven like fat president, and the... "trampy" Presidential cat girl daughter Sara (try saying that 3 times real fast!) Iam neutral on all these characters, they are OK, not too annoying, but not superb... but they have a purpose...
Animation its self is brilliant in the action parts, the same studio that did the vidios for Sonic CD also did the animation for this, the back grounds were great, and the special effects were awesome. The style of the robots, and Metal Robotni, a Mech that Ro-butt-nick uses, was awesome! On the whole the only main problem was that Knucke's Shoes were collered incorectly, where it was red it was supposed to be yellow, and vice versa
The world as a whole is also an interesting one to, it's a mix of the games and the creator's own world! We see badnicks from the gensis games as well as the quite amazing back grounds the animation team made!
Sound is awesome! No complaints! The voices for sonic, Knuckes and tails fitted very well! the voice of this Robotnick, Edwin Neal, is second in my books to the late Jim Cummings.
I have no complaints about the music, And the sound effects are superb!
All in all, no main complaints, Athourally entertaining film and a brilliant peice of work!
If you can Find it, GET IT!