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This is about the manga series. For the move, see Spin Dash.

Covers of the two volumes of the Dash & Spin manga

Dash & Spin: Chōsoku Sonic (ダッシュ&スピン 超速ソニック Dasshu ando Supin: Chōsoku Sonikku?, lit. "Dash & Spin: Super Fast Sonic") is a manga series written and illustrated by Santa Harukaze. It was originally serialized in the Japanese manga magazine Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic Special published by Shogakukan, and then collected in two tankōbon (volumes), both of which are now out of print.[1] The series was never published outside Japan or in any language other than Japanese.

In 2020, the manga was available for free for a limited time on the CoroCoro Comic website to commemorate the release of the Sonic the Hedgehog film.[2]

Content

Volume 1 was published in July 2003 and contains nine stories and some short yonkoma strips. Volume 2 was published in February 2005 and contains ten stories and some short yonkoma strips. Both volumes have 192 black and white pages, 17.5 cm by 11.5 cm. They are all in Japanese with furigana to help with the kanji.[3]

The stories are generally self-contained and light-hearted, with little to no connections to the game continuity (although there are occasional references to previously released games, such as Sonic Adventure 2). Despite this, they feature several characters from the games, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Miles "Tails" Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Amy Rose, Dr. Eggman, Shadow the Hedgehog and Chao. They feature a lot of slapstick humor and foul language.[4]

Trivia

  • Due to cultural diffrences between Japan and western countries, there is a large amount of teen/adult content in it, such as foul language (especially by Eggman, Sonic, and Knuckles), blood which comes out of Eggman when Sonic hurts him, and crude humor (for example in chapter 3 when Sonic says to Knuckles "Were you taking a dump inside that pyramid?" and he replies "You idiot! I was exploring it!").

See also

References

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog Manga. shazna.net. Archived from the original on 29 December 2011.
  2. ①【映画ソニックザ・ムービー公開記念!】まんが「ダッシュ&スピン超速ソニック」期間限定無料公開【第1話】 (Japanese). Shogakukan Inc. (26 June 2020). Archived from the original on 9 July 2020.
  3. Sonic The Hedgehog Manga 1&2 Set Sega Japanese Comics Chousoku Sonic Dash & Spin 2003 NEW. eCRATER. Archived from the original on 10 May 2010.
  4. Japanese Manga. The Sonic Scene. Archived from the original on 23 February 2011.

External links

Sonic the Hedgehog manga publications
Sonic the Hedgehog in other media
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