Sonic the Hedgehog:Terrible Luck is a special created by Manta-bee adapted from the Terrible Luck manga by The Right Stuf International and is said to also be released in the summer of '09, with parts of the story split up as a trilogy. It is about the adventures of Sonic and friends after being marooned after Tails' plane crash lands in a strange location. The settings sometimes makes references to other video games and/or anime.

It was first made in Japan in 2005, and dubbed into English in 2009. It will air on February 6, 2010 and will be followed by the series Sonic Alliance. Its TV ratings vary from TV-14 to TV-PG V, TV-PG DV, TV-PG DLSV or TV-PG DVL.

Sonic the Hedgehog:Terrible Luck

Directed by

Manta-bee, Meanfang

Produced by


Written by



Richard Cox, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Steven Blum, Monica Rial, Jessica Boone, Cynthia Cranz, Chuck Huber

Music by


Editing by




Distributed by

The Right Stuf International

Release date(s)

February 6, 2010 (Part 1)
February 7 (Part 2)
February 8 (Part 3)

Plot summaryEdit

The series follows the adventures of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Cream and Cheese after they crash land in the Blue Typhoon in an unknown place. In Terrible Luck, they meet an inhabitant named Polly who often wants to help them before being taken in by Lerich. They all discover that he is a terrible man who is very cruel and intends to make them his slaves, of course this dosen't sit well with them, and by the end of the first issue, he vows to find them and kill them all. He makes it clear of it by following them through out the saga.


  • The setting in the book Shipwrecked seems to make a refference to the video game Dark Cloud's shipwreck level.
  • The setting in The Final Call can be seen as similar to the bathouse from Spirited Away.
  • The setting in Spellbound seems be reminiscent of the Harry Potter series, although not thoroughly.
  • Also, in Shipwrecked, there is a scene where part of it includes a hook swinging towards Knuckles, and almost hitting him in the eye. This could refference the Sonic Archie Comics, where he lost an eye in the future stories.


A number of things had to be cut from certain airings of the movie. There are several versions, so variations in edited and unedited scenes will occur.


Although this series has received praise for a better quality voice cast than more recent works, it has also been criticized for it's other contents. Some fans found it awfully bloody for a Sonic cartoon (when several characters were killed by a buzzsaw in The Final Call, though it's use of blood was only equal to Naruto's Cartoon Network edit.), as well as some usage of profanity (especially from Knuckles, who had at least something profane to say at least five times per issue) and sexual themes were present. Caterina Diff's combat outfit in the final book looking like that of Inuyasha's Yura of the Hair, which was a revealing costume to begin with. It was also noticeably darker in tone and story line compared to the most recent Sonic animation at the time, Sonic X.

Fictitious Voice ListEdit

Please note that the voice actor listings are just ideas by the author

Character Japanese Voice Actor English Voice Actor
Sonic the Hedgehog Junichi Kanemaru Richard Ian Cox
Shadow the Hedgehog Kouji Yusa Chuck Huber
Miles "Tails" Prower Ryo Hirohashi Colleen Clinkenbeard
Knuckles the Echidna Nobutoshi Kanna Steven Jay Blum
Amy Rose Taeko Kawata Monica Rial
Cream the Rabbit Sayaka Aoki Jessica Boone
Caterina Diff Chieko Higuchi Maryke Hendrikse
Lerich Snomis Ken Narita Chuck Huber
Irrika Vexus Rie Tanaka Kathleen Barr
Polly Kai Kaori Aso Cynthia Cranz
Doren Mitsuki Saiga Stephanie Young
The Alma River Houko Kuwashima Manta-bee



This movie was set to air in early July of 2009, but Right Stuf Network wanted to air it first, resulting in the other channel that planned to air it to show Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie instead. The air date was bumped up to February 2010.


Terrible Luck Saga (manga)

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