Sega Films (Japan)

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Logo descriptions by SnowflakesOmega and rjsmith09.

1st logo
(July 19, 1997)

Nicknames: "Flashing Sega"

Logo: We see the Sega logo fading in on a black background. The logo then flashes, warps and glitches in sudden cuts, one of them also being an electricity bolt, and then fades out.

FX/SFX: The logo distorting rapidly.

Music/Sounds: A tense synth pad drone with percussive echoes during the flashing.

Availability: Seen on The End of Evangelion.

Editor's Note: A very uncharacteristically dark and tense logo, but it nonetheless perfectly fits with the movie it precedes.

2nd logo
(February 14, 2020)

Logo: The scene opens with gameplay footage of the original Sonic the Hedgehog. The camera slowly starts zooming out, revealing squares containing footage from other Sega-produced and published/licensed games placed side by side. Then, the camera zooms out quickly, revealing that the screens are forming a mosaic in the shape of the Sega logo on a black background. Finally, the logo flashes white, turning it blue with a white outline. A "®" symbol appears next to it, and the byline "A SEGA SAMMY COMPANY" fades in below; both are in white.

Trivia: The games that are seen here include Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Adventure, Virtua Racing, Jet Set Radio and Samba de Amigo, among many others. Also shown are the boot-up screens for the Sega Saturn (using the original retail Japanese console boot-up) and Dreamcast (which is the retail "NTSC Red" boot-up).

FX/SFX: The gameplay footage, and the mosaic turning into the familiar Sega logo.

Music/Sounds: The opening of the film's score composed by Tom Holkenborg, which includes a majestic two-note melody alluding to the iconic "SEGAAAAAAA!" chant when the logo is complete.

Availability: So far, seen only on Sonic the Hedgehog.

Editor's Note: A great tribute to Sega's history, and is sure to please many fans of the company. Hearing the Sega chant in a major motion picture is a definite bonus.