Favorite Pokemon Anime Openings: The Good, the Bad and the Sh!tty
by, 11th June 2009 at 04:03 PM (541 Views)
I recently watched the youtube submission of all 13 Pokemon dub themes and I'm trying to decide which is my favorite.
So here's my analysis...for actual video reference just look on youtube for Pokemon themes.
First, the good:
The first ever theme will probably forever be my favorite for nostalgic reasons.
The song is iconic and the scenes it uses are great...particularly the beginning with Mewtwo/Mew flying and Ash opening his eyes and looking determined.
It has plenty of shots where Pokemon are showcased and I love the part where Pikachu runs past Ash and through the Lass' legs.
Second good one is the 'Whole New World' Johto Journeys theme. Great song, great animation and really gets me pumped about the series.
Also, they do a great job all the way up until the DP themes of hinting at the legendaries that will be seen in the movies...wonder why they stopped.
Finally, the other two themes that I love are "I wanna be a Hero: Pokemon Advance" and "I'm Unbeatable"...these two are probably the two best songs of the entire saga. Wow I get pumped when I hear those. And the way the songs fit with the visual part of the themes is awesome.
Now for some of the bad ones.
Right away I'm throwing out that theme from the Chronicles...("gotta-catch'em, gotta-catch'em, gotta-catch'em ALL...POKEMON!! P-O-K-E-MON...PARTY!!!") Yea, I don't like that one...the song sucks and the animations aren't great either.
I also didn't like the Battle Frontier theme..it was okay, but the song wasn't my favorite.
And finally the ugly:
The latest theme (Galactic Battle) is so frustrating to me. I LOVE the song so much especially the beginning...but FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, why couldn't they even bother to draw up something instead of just using scenes from the show that don't fit. If they even had an average animation in that theme it might be my favorite, but they didn't, so it's not. (and then there's that infernal thing at the end with Pikachu, Grotle, Buizel, and Gliscor crying!)
Anyways, what do you guys think? Which themes are your favorite, which ones suck, and how would you improve upon them?
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