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Jan 14, 2012 | 6:38 PM EST
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It's a shot-for-shot recreation of a classic Toonami DBZ Android Saga opening, but with Sonic characters. If you grew up watching DBZ on Toonami, I think you'll like this a lot. If you haven't seen the original opening, go check it out on youtube. The song is called Heavy.

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Oblivion1Oblivion1

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

hold on...

wait... what? what just happened......... there were colors of blue and gold, had a seizure, and woke up...



II2noneII2none

Rated 3 / 5 stars

DBZ and Sonic aren't similar enough to copy-paste

Concept:

A tribution toTOONAMI, Sonic, and DBZ by copying the epic TOONAMI promo style featuring DBZ but replacing the DBZ characters with sonic characters.

Aesthetic:

Even though it was based off DBZ I think you should've kept the characters at their original size and not base each characters size in relation to their DBZ counterparts. Otherwise the drawing was well done and the sonic characters replicate their original design. Wouldn't exactly be Dbz, or Sonic for that matter, without good use of vibrant colors, tints and shades, so good job there.

Animation:

Didn't really like the execution, and was disappointed with the lack of originality. Judging by the title I was expecting A more original sonic promo with toonami's flare. Dbz sonic crossovers are always typical, with a few exceptions. and no offense but this one isn't really anything special.

The voice overs felt way off (especially Metal Sonic having Frieza's voice.) I think some other voice actors from this website would've been more appropriate. Or maybe some existing dialogue from the video games would've been easier and still more appropriate. You still would have successfully replicated the promo since the DBZ action will still be there while having the voice more loyal to the Sonic franchise. Making the cross over more sensible and more than just a DBZ promo with disproportionate Sonic characters thrown in for the sake of it.

The animation was successful in recapturing the anime bits in the original DBZ season 4 promo, so good job there.

Overall:

A successful promo that will satisfy your nostalgia if the awkward execution doesn't distract you. From where I sit it does a good enough job honoring a classic anime, a great video game franchise (fan-base aside), and a long missed action-cartoon block That made the golden era of Cartoon Network.

3/5


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Chartreuse-Emu responds:

I'm not sure I understand what you meant about the voices... The whole point of this video was to over emphasize the parallels between Sonic and DBZ, which is why I didn't alter the audio track.

As for proportionality issues: Ray, Tails, and Charmy are Krillin, Gohan, and Chiaotzu. Ray has never been seen in the "modern" art style in the games, so it makes sense for him to remain small just like Krillin did. Tails has always been shorter than the others. And on the splash screen, Knuckles isn't taller than any of them, he's just standing behind them (look at the feet).

And seriously, Sonic and DBZ are so similar, it's disgusting. The creators of Sonic have gone on record stating that DB was an inspiration.
Super Sonic = Super Saiyan; Trunks is a Saiyan from the future = Silver is a hedgehog from the future;
Vegeta comes from space, fights with Goku, but eventually becomes his ally = Shadow comes from space, fights Sonic, but eventually becomes his ally.
Piccolo is the last of his kind, starts as a bad guy, quickly becomes good, and is known as the Guardian of the Master Emerald = Knuckles is the last of his kind, starts as a bad guy, quickly becomes good, and is known as the Guardian of Earth.

The list goes on and on. So don't even pretend that they're not similar.