Yuji Naka, Naoto Ohshima, and Hirokazu Yasuhara Respond to Sonic Movie’s Design Change

Over the past week, the internet has been all a buzz over the first trailer for the upcoming Sonic movie. Well three people in particular have offered some words regarding the film, all of which Sonic fans should recognize.

Those three are the three main fathers of Sonic himself; Yuji Naka, Naoto Ohshima, and Hirokazu Yasuhara. Each have since left Sega from as early as the Dreamcast days to work at new companies.

First, we should bring up that Jeff Fowler (director of the movie) himself tweeted that Sonic’s design will be tweaked in some fashion after the (not exactly minor) criticism. This is one of the main things that two of Sonic’s creators commented on.

First is Yuji Naka with the following response:

The power of sonic fans is amazing. It is good to go in a good direction. Thank you so much for loving Sonic.” – Yuji Naka

Next we have Hirokazu Yasuhara’s response to Jeff Fowler:

Congrats to All Sonic fans. Your loves and efforts made it happen. And I thank to all staffs of Paramount & Sega for making the Big decision and your continuous hard works,” – Hirokazu Yasuhara

Finally we have Naoto Ohshima, who specifically designed Sonic and Eggman’s original designs, offer his own comment about the movie in general, while also providing his own drawing of the movie design:

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So far, various Sonics have appeared. I loved all Sonics. I saw a trailer of Sonic’s movie. I was expecting adults to have fun too. I am worried.” – Naoto Ohshima

Here’s the drawing in full:

And that’s about it! What do you think of what the creators of Sonic had to say about the movie? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. But i am also happy to hear that their changing the design. hope it’s more close to what he actually looks like.

  2. Hahaha design change? within 6 months?
    Minor change will be a thing however Don’t expect design overhaul

  3. I was hoping for a great Sonic Movie redisign done by the original creaters of Sonic the hedgehog but I guess it’s up to Paramount and Sega altogether. I hope the redesign isn’t far off than the original or else it doesn’t look good or make sense at all. I hope they know what they’re doing it really means a lot to the fans and the nostalgia of the blue hedgehog.

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