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The Kanabun[1][note 1] is an enemy in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, beetle-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman, and the counterpart of the Kanabun from an alternate dimension set in the recent past.


Based on beetles, Kanabuns have round black bodies with a red helmet-like upper shell, a pair of black eyes, and a pair of blue antennas. On their rears, they have four ovular light blue wings which they use to fly in a similar fashion to a propeller.

In Sonic Mania Plus' Encore Mode, Kanabuns look the same, except that their upper shells are purple rather than red, making them resemble their original counterparts in the bad future.


In Sonic Mania, an its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, Kanabuns are enemies found in both Acts of Stardust Speedway Zone. In gameplay, they fly in and out of the background and foreground in spiral patterns in an attempt to damage the playable character. The playable character can only make physical contact with them when they are on the same plane as themself however. Regardless, Kanabuns can be easily destroyed by the player by attacking them with a Spin Attack-related move. Doing so will release the Animal inside of it and award the player with 100 points.

Powers and abilities

Kanabuns are capable of flight.

See also


  1. While not listed in any instruction manuals, the internal files in the PC release of Sonic Mania refers to this enemy as "Kanabun".


  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Mania". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 255. ISBN 978-1506719276.

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