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Battle Frontier (song)

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If you were looking for the English song of the same name, see Battle Frontier (dub).
Pokémon Symphonic Medley
Japanese opening themes
Spurt!
バトルフロンティア
OPJ09.png
Batoru Furontia
Battle Frontier
AG OP 4
Artist 髙屋亜希那
Akina Takaya
Lyrics Rie
Composer Rie
Arrangement 高梨康治
Kōji Takanashi (?)
Pikachu Records single
Title バトルフロンティア
Battle Frontier
Catalog no. ZMCP-2302
This song debuted in the eighth Pokémon movie the week before its television debut.

Battle Frontier (Japanese: バトルフロンティア lit. Batoru Furontia) is the fourth opening theme song of the Japanese Advanced Generation series of the Pokémon anime, and the ninth total opening for the Pokémon television anime.

It debuted in AG135, replacing Pokémon Symphonic Medley. Its singer, 髙屋亜希那 Akina Takaya, is a relatively unknown artist. It debuted at the same time as a new ending, Pokémon Counting Song. The instruments-only version replaced the instrumental version of Advance Adventure in episode 135 in the Japanese preview of the next episode. It was replaced by Spurt!.

It was also used as the Pokémon Sunday ending from PS053 to PS059 and was then replaced by YEAH!.

Opening animation

OP Text

Japanese English
この星の不思議な生き物
ポケットモンスター・・・
ちぢめてポケモン!
今、少年サトシとポケモンたちの
出会いと冒険と戦いの物語が
はじまる!
The mysterious creatures of this planet
Pocket Monsters...
"Pokémon" for short!
Now, the story of a boy, Satoshi, and Pokémon
Their meetings, adventures,and battles
Are about to begin!

Synopsis

Ash and Pikachu are in a field running toward the sun and they jump. The gang are in a forest playing happily, except May. There are flashbacks of Mimey, Delia Ketchum, Professor Oak, Professor Birch, Tracey, and Misty holding an Azurill. Ash's Pokémon are seen using their attacks and they all take a photo. Scott appears in a car and the Frontier Brains, except for Brandon, appear. Then, it showcases the characters' Pokémon. Team Rocket waves. The rest of the opening has been changed multiple times.

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Mystery Dungeon

Lyrics

TV Size

Japanese English
光る大地に立ち
永遠のバトル誓う
笑顔 ちょっぴり涙
みんな忘れないよ

想いは 距離を飛び越え
今 君に届く きっと

ウーイエ!!
GANGAN 進め 風切って
GANGAN 行くぜ 最後まで
完全・燃焼 YES, I'm OK!!

ウーイエ!!
DONDON パワー盛り上がって
DONDON 勇気湧いてくる
限りない力を信じよう
Standing on the shining land...
I vow to battle eternally
I smile... with some tears
I won't forget any of you

My feelings leap the distance
And reach you even now, I'm certain

Oh yeah!!
Intensely move ahead, and cut through the wind
Intensely I'm going, all the way to the end
Perfect combustion - YES, I'm OK!!

Oh yeah!!
Steadily my power rises
Steadily my courage boils over
Let's believe in unlimited strength

Full version

Japanese English
光る大地に立ち
永遠のバトル誓う
笑顔 ちょっぴり涙
みんな忘れないよ

想いは 距離を飛び越え
今 君に届く きっと

ウーイエ!!
GANGAN 進め 風切って
GANGAN 行くぜ 最後まで
完全・燃焼 YES, I'm OK!!

ウーイエ!!
DONDON パワー盛り上がって
DONDON 勇気湧いてくる
限りない力を信じよう

つなぐ手があるから
そうさここまで来た
強さ それはやさしさ
少しずつわかったよ

想いは 時を飛び越え
今 僕ら結ぶ もっと

ウーイエ!!
ZENZEN ヘッチャラ 大丈夫
ZENZEN 心配いらないさ
完全・無欠だ Are you OK?

ウーイエ!!
SOZORYOKU 無限大
SOSO 僕らいい調子
限りないチャンスをつかもう

ウーイエ!!
GANGAN 進め 風切って
GANGAN 行くぜ 最後まで
完全・燃焼 YES, I'm OK!!

ウーイエ!!
DONDON 作戦 ひらめいて
DONDON 攻撃 止まらない
完全・無欠だ Are you OK?

ウーイエ!!
GUNGUN パワー盛り上がって
GUNGUN 勇気湧いてくる
輝くゴールを駆け抜けろ
Standing on the shining land...
I vow to battle eternally
I smile... with some tears
I won't forget any of you

My feelings leap the distance
And reach you even now, I'm certain

Oh yeah!!
Intensely move ahead, and cut through the wind
Intensely I'm going, all the way to the end
Perfect combustion - YES, I'm OK!!

Oh yeah!!
Steadily my power rises
Steadily my courage boils over
Let's believe in unlimited strength

Because we're holding hands
Yes, that's why we've come so far
Strength is kindness
I've come to understand that little by little

My feelings leap over time
And now we'll be connected more!

Oh yeah!!
Nothing will ever go wrong
Nothing will ever worry me
Everything is perfect, are you OK?

Oh yeah!!
My imagination's forever strong
We're all in high spirits!
Let's catch our unlimited chances!

Oh yeah!!
Intensely move ahead, and cut through the wind
Intensely I'm going, all the way to the end
Perfect combustion - YES, I'm OK!!

Oh yeah!!
Our strategy dazzles everyone
Never letting the attacks stop
Everything is perfect, are you OK?

Oh yeah!!
Steadily my power rises
Steadily my courage boils over
Run through the dazzling goal!

Anime episodes in which song was used as background music

Trivia

  • Oddly, in episodes before AG152, during the shot of Team Rocket and their current Pokémon waving, Jessie's Dustox is missing from the lineup.

Pokémon Sunday ending animation

The first animation sequence in this version is Ash, May, and Brock calling out their Pokémon to attack. Those Pokémon are Combusken, Grovyle, and Mudkip.

The next group of animations are the same as in the main opening (Ash and Pikachu running through the field, through the pan shot of Ash and all of his Pokémon). However, the differences in these animations are that ending credits replace the ones used in the opening. Also, the scene of Scott waving while driving past is replaced by a pan shot of all of the Frontier Brains. The animation sequence following this include portions of the first Frontier Brain battle between Ash and Noland, which involved Charizard and Noland's Articuno. After this, the normal animations resume, starting from the sequence involving Brock chopping up lettuce and cooking rice, and May throwing a Poké Ball. The Team Rocket sequence prior to AG152 (with Weavile) remains intact. This is followed by the Mew and Lucario flyby animation, as was the case in the first version of this opening. Unlike the original ending though, the group silhouette is replaced with the Frontier Brain reveal.

Variants

There are 12 variants of the opening animation:

  1. AG135 - AG145, Perfect Best 2 DVD: The original animation.
  2. AG146 - AG148: The two paragraphs of text introducing Pocket Monsters is re-added.
  3. AG149: Animation updated to include Marshtomp.
  4. AG150 - AG151: Animation updated to include Greta.
  5. Pokémon Sunday: Includes Charizard and Noland's Articuno.
  6. AG152: Animation updated to include Dustox. Weavile is removed, as is the Mew & Lucario scene, and is replaced by a scene based on the boxart illustration of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team, which was released on the same day.
  7. AG153 - AG154: Animation updated to include Tucker.
  8. AG155 - AG157: Animation updated to include Donphan.
  9. AG158: Animation updated to include Eevee.
  10. AG159 - AG161: Animation updated to include Lucy; director 日高正光 Masamitsu Hidaka is removed.
  11. AG162 - AG163: Animation updated to include Sceptile.
  12. AG164 - AG165: Animation updated to include Spenser.

There are also variants of the music itself:

  • The movie version has an alternate lead-in.
  • The track on the Perfect Best 2 album has a slightly different audio mix compared to the original single.
  • The Perfect Best 2 album also includes a ballad version of the song.

External links


Other:


Pokémon Symphonic Medley
Japanese opening themes
Spurt!
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