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Jun'ichi Kanemaru (金丸 淳一 Kanemaru Jun'ichi?) is a Japanese voice actor who has done voice work for the Japanese version of the Sonic the Hedgehog series and its spin-offs.[1] He is best known as the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog, being the character's longest-lasting voice actor across various media in any language.[citation needed]


In addition to being a voice actor, Kanemaru is a singer as well.[citation needed] Some of his most popular songs are "Suddenly" and "Shall We Walk Together".[citation needed] Kanemaru was an English teacher in Japan, which is why Sonic says lines in English frequently in the Japanese versions of Sonic X and the games.[2][3]



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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Junichi Kanemaru. Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved on 6 October 2022.
  2. Aoi Tsuki (13 May 2020). Japanese Sonic's engrish (compilation). YouTube. Retrieved on 6 October 2022.
  3. Aoi Tsuki (22 February 2009). Sonic's Engrish. YouTube. Retrieved on 6 October 2022.
  4. 【Netflix】『ソニックプライム』 ティザー映像第2弾(日本語吹き替え版) (Japanese). YouTube (27 October 2022). Retrieved on 27 October 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sonic the Hedgehog (5 October 2021). Sonic Rings Series - Jun'ichi Kanemaru. YouTube. Retrieved on 6 October 2022.

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Voice actors of Sonic the Hedgehog