Sonic Makes His Debut As A VTuber

Sonic Station Live today featured the first appearance of Sonic the Hedgehog in CGI VTuber form, and voiced by Japanese Sonic the Hedgehog voice actor Jun-Ichi Kanemaru!

In the short appearance during the Japanese live stream, Sonic thanks everyone watching for joining in with the celebrations – and you can watch the message below;

Sonic’s transition to VTuber was hinted at in a previous interview with art director Kazuyuki Hoshino.

We look forward to seeing more of Sonic the VTuber in the near future!

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  1. They’re really are pushing hard sonic this anniversary, huh?.

    I think this came into fruition because someone from Sonic Team is fond of watching Vtubers playing sonic games.

  2. I genuinely don’t think I’ve ever laughed harder at something in my life.

    Godspeed, Sega. Godspeed.

  3. Little curious on what games he will play, obviously his own games but I wonder if any other Sega games will get any screentime.

    1. He could do lets watches of Sonic cartoons and other sonic related videos as well, witch sounds like fun. I hope they do a EN Sonic Vtuber soon though and if they ever to a red of the comics.

  4. I don’t know why, but the style of the animation for Sonic VTuber kinds resembles his animation style in the upcoming web-series Colors: Rise of the Wisps. Don’t you think?

  5. Damnit. Now I can’t decide who’s the better Sonic VA.

    Kanemaru Junichi or Roger Craig Smith.

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