|This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic X anime or comic continuity.|
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Next is minor character that appears in the anime series Sonic X. He is a purple furry mascot, who hosts a children's TV Show, "The Next Show", watched by Cream and Cheese occasionally. According to his eyecatch card from the Japanese version of episode "Prize Fights", Next is 210 cm tall and his weight is 120 kg.
While mostly seen pictured on a TV in several episodes, he appears in the episode Prize Fights, where he is seen holding a sign with the number 2, indicating that it is the second round of the Emerald Fighting Tournament.
- Next's role and character design may resemble real-world children shows, particularly Barney the Dinosaur.