Fans of Sonic the Hedgehog are pretty excited today to see a beloved reference that (outside of The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog) hasn’t been referenced or mentioned in a while. It seems Sega, Sonic Team, and now the crew behind the Sonic The Hedgehog movie have acknowledged the following behind the Sonic OVA specifically. In a recent tweet from Jeff Fowler, we see that the direction 0f the series may be hurdling into a whole new direction.
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) April 17, 2023
We haven’t known much about the Knuckles TV series until now. All fans knew was that the series existed and that production was underway. Nothing concerning the details behind the plot or who’s going to be in it. All we know officially is that it will definitely have Knuckles (go figure) and feature his own arc as the main character. For fans, this was an exciting prospect all by itself since we haven’t exactly had any media that focuses on the side characters since 2005.
Why Is the Sonic OVA Knuckles Hat So Important Anyway?
For quite a bit of time now, the Sonic OVA (or Sonic The Hedgehog 1996) has been largely a flash in the pan for the community. While it was an excellent movie for the time, it was simply one part of Sonic’s massive early history in film and cartoons. The OVA acted as a starting point for Sonic in media, being one of the first movies ever to depict the Blue Blur with a script and some attitude outside a simple foot tap. However, since then, Sonic Team hasn’t really given it much light of day.
With the new hint concerning the show, fans are now wondering about the true direction of the show. For those not in the know, the hat from the Sonic OVA is a part of Knuckles’ getup that made him iconic as a treasure-hunting character. Will the show focus on his treasure-hunting aspects or more on his duties concerning the Master Emerald?