As a noted life-long fan of Sonic the Hedgehog, I must say that the new animated web series Sonic Mania Adventures nails the tone of the game Sonic Mania. While SEGA is keeping the train named Sonic Mania rolling with upcoming enhanced release of Sonic Mania Plus later this summer, they’re also releasing a five-part series of animated shorts, and episode one is currently out on YouTube.
The episode’s description reads: “Sonic has just arrived back after the events of Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces, but something is already amiss. What are the huge holes being dug in the ground? And why is Eggman already capturing more animals? The story begins here, with the first of five parts in: Sonic Returns!” Similar to the game intro of Sonic Mania, the animation is just beautiful and I really enjoy that the tome is still light and fun. The episodes are short and quick, but enjoyable and fully realized in story; you’re in, you’re out, and you’ll leave feeling good! HUZZAH!