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From: A. Rose

"From: A. Rose" is the sixth and final episode in the Sonic Mania Adventures web series. It first aired on the official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube Channel on 20 December 2018 as a holiday special.

Synopsis

Metal Sonic and Eggman crash into the jungle after being defeated. Broken, abandoned, and alone as seasons pass and the skies turn cold, a surprise appearance may change Metal Sonic's fate forever.[1]

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Plot

A Flicky is seen pecking the greens of Angel Island on a calm day. Suddenly however, a badly beaten Dr. Eggman and a seriously damaged Metal Sonic crash in the jungle following their defeat in the fight against Sonic and his friends. On the way down, they crack one of the palm trees while Metal Sonic lands belly first on the Flicky pecking the greens earlier. After throwing a brief tantrum, Eggman gets back on his feet and tries to wake up Metal Sonic, who is lying face down, by kicking his head. When the robot does not respond however, the frustrated Eggman leaves in a huff.

Autumn passes and winter comes, yet Metal Sonic is still stuck in the same location. With the arrival of winter however, Metal Sonic is covered completely in snow. Eventually though, a young Amy Rose emerges from the nearby bushes during a stroll, only for some snow to fall on her head. As she brushes the snow off her head while walking however, she trips over one of Metal Sonic's quills that are protruding from the snow. She takes a look back at Metal Sonic, who turns his head to face her. Amy is initially startled, but after a moment, Metal Sonic puts his face back in the snow. Amy then notices that the palm tree above Metal Sonic is beginning to break, and quickly pushes Metal Sonic away before the palm tree can fall on him. Once Metal Sonic looks at her again however, Amy gets scared and starts wracking Metal Sonic's head with her Piko Piko Hammer. Regardless, Metal Sonic makes no response to the wracking he receives and instead puts his head into the snow. Ceasing her hammering and noticing that something is wrong, Amy decides to pick up Metal Sonic. Once she makes him balance on his leg, a dazed, but angry Flicky pops out of Metal Sonic's torso and kicks him in the head, causing the broken Metal Sonic to fall back down on his back. Feeling sorry for Metal Sonic and noticing the heavy snow, Amy decides that she cannot leave Metal Sonic and must return him to Eggman.

Starting her journey, Amy drags Metal Sonic through Mushroom Hill Zone and IceCap Zone before finally arriving at Dr. Eggman's lair. Wandering up to the front door, Amy gets Metal Sonic on his feet and places a red bow on his forehead, something which Metal Sonic takes notice of. Amy then rings on Eggman's doorbell and turns to leave, only to stop as she remembers something. She subsequently places a flower in Metal Sonic's hand for him to hand over to Dr. Eggman, before turning Metal Sonic towards Eggman's front door and hiding behind some rocks. Soon after, a pyjamas-dressed Eggman emerges from his lair and notices Metal Sonic. He then takes the flower from him and looks at it closely, Taking a suspicious look around, Eggman picks up Metal Sonic and takes him into his lair. Amy is pleased by the sight while Sonic looks on, dumbfounded. Amy then sweetly gives Sonic a flower as well and takes off, leaving Sonic unamused.

Continuity

Goofs

  • The tree that Dr. Eggman and Metal Sonic break by crashing into it is briefly shown intact before fully snapping in two and falling to the ground.

Production

Tyson Hesse had actually written the story for this episode along with the first five. The reason the episode was able to become reality was due to the increased support and praise by fans and critics alike for the first five episodes of Sonic Mania Adventures.[3]

For this episode, Tyson received storyboard assistance from Ian Mutchler, who helped the episode receive a green light on time.[4]

Tyson requested for Tee Lopes to remix a winter version of Collision Chaos since there was not really a "theme" for Classic Amy. However, the theme for Metal Sonic at the end of the episode was an original by Tee.[5]

Trivia

  • This episode features several references and Easter eggs:
    • In the scene in which Amy is walking until she encounters Metal Sonic, the soundtrack is playing an orchestral arrangement of Collision Chaos' present music, from the Japanese/European version of Sonic the Hedgehog CD. After Amy saves Metal Sonic from being hit by a falling tree, the soundtrack plays a orchestral arrangement Collision Chaos' Good Future music.
      • Tyson Hesse mentioned that this theme was chosen as Collision Chaos is known for being the round in which Metal Sonic and Amy Rose appear together for the first time.[6]
    • The way in which Amy hits Metal Sonic as he is down is reminiscent of how Sara hits Hyper Metal Sonic in Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie.
    • Mushroom Hill Zone is shown in its fall-like design as seen in Mushroom Hill Zone Act 2 in Sonic & Knuckles.
    • The flower Amy hands to Metal Sonic and Sonic is the Little Planet flower that can be found in Collision Chaos in Sonic the Hedgehog CD.
    • Eggman is seen wearing the pajamas that he wore in Sonic the Animation.
  • Although Amy previously had a cameo in Sonic Mania as part of the Gachapandora boss, this is the first time she has been shown in any Sonic Mania related media.
  • Soon after the episode's release, Tyson Hesse posted a drawing of the Flicky who was stuck underneath Metal Sonic for months, quite annoyed with the robot.[7]
  • The idea for Amy to wear a winter coat was by J.N. Wiedle.[8] Originally, Tyson had designed a puffy fleece jacket with a scarf for the character.[9]
  • An Amy-themed mug, Amy-themed sweatshirt, Metal Sonic and Eggman-themed sweatshirt, and a Sonic Mania Adventures-themed winter tote were made available on the SEGA Shop after the episode's release.

Video

Sonic Mania Adventures - Part 6 (Holiday Special)

Sonic Mania Adventures - Part 6 (Holiday Special)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic Mania Adventures - Part 6. YouTube. Sonic the Hedgehog (20 December 2018). Retrieved on 20 December 2018.
  2. 『ソニックマニア アドベンチャーズ』第6話「エミーの贈り物」. YouTube. SONICMOVIECHANNEL (20 December 2018). Retrieved on 20 December 2018.
  3. Tyson Hesse on Twitter. Twitter (20 December 2018). Retrieved on 20 December 2018.
  4. Tyson Hesse on Twitter. Twitter (20 December 2018). Retrieved on 20 December 2018.
  5. Tyson Hesse on Twitter. Twitter (20 December 2018). Retrieved on 20 December 2018.
  6. Tyson Hesse on Twitter. Twitter (20 December 2018). Retrieved on 20 December 2018. “ElkPlaysAndPaints: I loved hearing the Wintery Collision Chaos song. Did you pick that one just cause that's the level where Metal kidnaps Amy? / Tyson Hesse: yup, and technically it's the first place Amy is ever seen in the games”
  7. Tyson Hesse on Twitter. Twitter (20 December 2018). Retrieved on 20 December 2018.
  8. J.N. Wiedle on Twitter. Twitter (20 December 2018). Retrieved on 20 December 2018.
  9. Tyson Hesse on Twitter. Twitter (20 December 2018). Retrieved on 20 December 2018.

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