Sonic the Hedgehog (Shogaku Ninensei)
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Sonic the Hedgehog (ソニック·ザ·ヘッジホッグ Sonikku za Hejjihoggu?) is the first Sonic manga story in Shogaku Ninensei. It was written and illustrated by Sango Morimoto. This story appeared between pages 93 and 97 of the April 1992 issue.
- Nicky (first appearance)
- Amy (first appearance)
- Anton Veruca (first appearance)
- Sonic the Hedgehog (first appearance)
Two young hedgehog students, Nicky and Amy, are walking down a street when they are accosted by a large lizard bully named Anton Veruca. With a lascivious look, Anton kidnaps Amy for a date. When Nicky tries to stop him, Anton pushes him into a tree and runs off. Nicky laments that he is a failure as a boy, and wishes he was stronger. Suddenly, he is struck by a strange power and transforms into Sonic the Hedgehog! He zooms off after Anton and Amy.
Sonic easily catches up to Anton and whisks Amy out of his clutches. Anton is angry, and attacks Sonic with a chain... however, by the time Anton whips Sonic with the chain, Sonic has already dashed out of the way and jumped onto a tree branch. Anton attacks with the chain again, but Sonic is too agile. Then Sonic headbutts Anton, knocking him out.
- Nicky and Amy wear sweaters with the letters 'N' (for Nicky) and 'E' (for Eimī) printed on the front. Anton wears a letterman jacket with a skull-and-crossbones on the back and a monogram on the left breast saying 'AB'.
- A note in the margin on page 3 reveals that Nicky can transform into Sonic, but Nicky himself is not aware of this.