Sonic the Hedgehog Book is a Japanese-only publication, released to tie in with the upcoming release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The book contains comic strips written by Keji Terada and illustrated by Sango Norimoto, the same staff people for the serialized Sonic the Hedgehog manga series that appeared in Shogaku Ninensei. It is unknown if these strips were collections from previous material or if they were new specifically for the book.


The centerpiece of the book surrounds a fanciful retelling of Sonic's origin, done in prehistoric times. In this, Dr. Eggman is a caveman who has the ability to transform living things into stone, and with this power is able to terrorize the other inhabitants that live nearby. Eventually, Nicky is persuaded to try and stop him, and when things look their bleakest he is able to transform into Sonic the Hedgehog, and stop Eggman, both turning him into stone and winning the heart of a hedgehog girl named Amy.

The final, illustrated text story in the collection places the cast of the Sonic manga in medieval times, where Nicki once again must turn into Sonic to stop Eggman and his magic. The last page contains group artwork, featuring the cast from the manga series.



See also

Sonic the Hedgehog in other media