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GLORY DAY ~That Shining Day~

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Japanese ending themes
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GLORY DAY 〜輝くその日〜
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GLORY DAY ~Kagayaku Sono Hi~
GLORY DAY ~That Shining Day~
AG ED 5
Artist GARDEN
Lyrics GARDEN&ピカチュウ学芸部
GARDEN & Pikachu Liberal Arts Department
Composer GARDEN
Arrangement GARDEN
Pikachu Records single
Title ポケモンシンフォニックメドレー/GLORY DAY〜輝くその日〜
Pokémon Symphonic Medley / GLORY DAY ~That Shining Day~
Catalog no. ZMCP-2000
There is an alternate mix of the song on the single. The TV version is most likely based on the POWER MIX. The POWER MIX also appears on the Full of Energy!! Pokémon Song Collection album.

GLORY DAY ~That Shining Day~ (Japanese: GLORY DAY 〜輝くその日〜 GLORY DAY ~Kagayaku Sono Hi~) was the fifth ending theme song of the Japanese Advanced Generation Pokémon anime series, and the 18th ending overall.

It debuted in AG099, and a second cut with different lyrics debuted in AG109; the second cut was replaced by Pokémon Counting Song in AG135, just to reappear again as the ending in AG150 with a different animation. This time, it lasted until AG172 when it was replaced once again, this time by I Won't Lose! ~Haruka's Theme~.

The animation for GLORY DAY contains the most complex animation seen in any Pokémon ending sequence: it features animated images on top of a moving sky background. Included are scenes of all the current major characters, their Pokémon, and all of Ash's past Pokémon. The new animation (used from AG150 to AG172) featured Ash and Pikachu walking on a side of the screen as clips from the current episode were being played on the left side.

The POWER MIX, most likely the version used for the television ending, is only slightly different from the original mix. It features an organ at the beginning and brass instead of synthesizer during the final bridge.

Synopsis

Original

Clips of memories appear against the blue sky, in this order: Pidgeot, Butterfree, and Heracross fly in the air; Squirtle and Bulbasaur on the plain, with Tauros running in the background; Cyndaquil and a dancing Totodile on Lapras' back, swimming with Kingler; Bayleef smells the flowers, then looks at Phanpy, Snorlax, and Muk; Ash holds a Poké Ball; May in her "May's expedition" stance; Max with illuminated glasses, then stands in his apology stance; Brock holds up a ladle and a spoon; Pikachu makes hilarious impressions of Torkoal, Snorlax, and Bulbasaur.

A shot of Ash and co. follows.

May's Pokémon appear with her, followed by Ash's (who is, weirdly, carrying Torkoal). Snorunt/Glalie then bounces across the screen. Brock and Max are shown with their Pokémon, with Ludicolo dancing around. Team Rocket then appears on the screen, all in the balloon, except Jessie, who is holding a rose.

More clips follow. Jessie, first in a Jessilina costume, then as a nurse with Dustox, then as a cheerleader with Seviper; James, first standing on a cliff, then in a Moltres costume, then holding a rose; Meowth, Wobbuffet, and Chimecho, disguised as May, Max, and Caroline, respectively; Professor Oak, Tracey Sketchit, and Delia Ketchum; The first four shots from the first few clips; All of the gang's Pokémon standing together.

Ash and co. walk at sunset.

After Pokémon Counting Song

Ash and Pikachu walk along as memories of the episode it was played in are shown as clips in the background; first against a plain background with mountains in the back, then a snowy mountain, then Ash and Pikachu are sitting by a river on a red canyon, then sleeping by a tree with the full moon in the background.

Characters

Human

Pokémon

Lyrics

Full version

Japanese English
GLORY DAY どしゃぶりの雨も
GLORY DAY 強い北風も
GLORY DAY ぜんぶ受け止めて
突き進め!! GLORY DAY

雲が遠く 流れてゆく
太陽残して
流れる汗 ふけば
「生きてる!!」 って感じ

最低!!って 時にはメチャクチャ
落ち込んだって
きっと行けるはずさ
信じたなら自分を

GLORY DAY 迷った時には
GLORY DAY 風に聞けばいい
GLORY DAY そっと耳すませば
聴こえてくる ”Believe Myself!!”

本気で ぶつかった時しか
見えないけれど
きっと出会うはずさ
こぼれるよな笑顔

「やったね!!」って 駆け寄る仲間は
きらめくダイヤ
絶対 曇らない
信じたなら みんなを

GLORY DAY まぶしい太陽も
GLORY DAY 流れる雲も
GLORY DAY ぜんぶ引き連れて
たどり着くさ!! GLORY DAY

GLORY DAY 迷った時には
GLORY DAY 風に聞けばいい
GLORY DAY そっと耳すませば
聴こえてくる ”Believe Myself!!”

GLORY DAY まぶしい太陽も
GLORY DAY 流れる雲も
GLORY DAY ぜんぶ引き連れて
かがヤくのさ!! GLORY DAY
Glory Day! Even in pouring rain,
Glory Day! Even in a strong north wind,
Glory Day! Just accept it all,
And push ahead! Glory Day!

The clouds flow into the distance,
Revealing the sun.
When the sweat pours down
I feel I'm alive!

There are times I'm so down,
It seems the worst, but
Surely I can keep going
If I believe in myself.

Glory Day! When you lose your way
Glory Day! You should ask the wind
Glory Day! If you listen quietly
You will hear it: "Believe Myself!"

Though I see nothing but the times
We clashed head on,
I'm sure I'll find
Your overflowing smile.

A friend running up to tell me "You did it!"
Is a sparkling diamond.
It will never grow dim
So long as I believe in everyone.

Glory Day! The dazzling sun
Glory Day! And the flowing clouds
Glory Day! I'll pull them along with me
And reach my goal! Glory Day!

Glory Day! When you lose your way
Glory Day! You should ask the wind
Glory Day! If you listen quietly
You will hear it: "Believe Myself!"

Glory Day! The dazzling sun
Glory Day! And the flowing clouds
Glory Day! I'll pull them along with me
And reach my goal! Glory Day!

Trivia

  • This ending was used on a total of 58 Advanced Generation episodes before it was replaced.
  • The full version is a mixture of the two versions.

Variants

Ending animation

External Links


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