|This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic X anime or comic continuity.|
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Mr. Tanaka is tall, thin, looks stern and wears glasses and usually dresses up in a formal tuxedo. He is a skilled martial artist (though in the English dub, this is apparently because he watches "too many Kung Fu movies" as stated by Sonic ) and develops a relationship with Topaz in the first series. He discovered the presence of Sonic and the others long before Ella did and revealed his secret to Chris when he found him scolding Cream the Rabbit. Tanaka entered the Emerald Fighting Tournament and was defeated by Emerl. In the French dub, his first name is revealed to be Edward.
Even though he is a good friend of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic holds him in low contempt and doesn't like it when he goes on adventures with him, believing that he isn't useful. This may be because he usually hinders Sonic more than he helps when he tries to assist Sonic.
Tanaka cares very much for the well-being of Chris and his family and has risked life and limb for them on several occasions.
In the English dub, he speaks with a stereotypical Japanese accent.
- The French dub of Sonic X switches between the usual Tanaka name and "Édouard". It is likely that his name was intended to be completely localized in this language, but the translators may have been sloppy with their efforts.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tanaka information card from Sonic X
- ↑ Emerald Anniversary, Sonic: "Too many kung-fu movies!"