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Guy
September 23rd, 2010, 05:35 AM
So, Jake found the opening for me, and after watching it, I was left surprised. It's in 3D graphics, which I figured after reading on SPPf that it would be. However, it seems Pokémon finally saved up the money for an opening that didn't have to take any scenes from the actual show itself.

What do you guys have to say about it?
WATCH IT HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgWvs9cU1YE)
I like the song though, and I'll grow to the opening. I like it, it's just different.

Forever
September 23rd, 2010, 05:38 AM
I loooove it. So very much. :D
The song is awesome, it's just... wow. And the 3D animation stuff is omg. B/W totally is revolutionary. I can tell other people won't like it though, which is sad, but oh well, I love it anyway <3

Pikachu looks like an idiot though...imo. :x But the rest are awesome.

curiousnathan
September 23rd, 2010, 05:48 AM
It is sure unique, and I love how they made it 3D something that'll make B/W stand out even more from the crowd. Like Forever said though, PIkachu looks like a total douche bag to be simply honest. I can completely not understand the song but by the sound of it I think it might be pretty good.


One thing; they didn't include: Emonga! D:

Bluerang1
September 23rd, 2010, 05:54 AM
Aww. Great song! Tsutarja <3 It's actually a cool theme. I thought I wouldn't like it 'coz of the CGI, but I love it. It makes the Pokemon a whole lot cuter, even Pikachu :)

Mew~
September 23rd, 2010, 06:43 AM
I loved it :3 The only problem I have with it is that it doesn't really have any of the main characters in it or anything to do with the storyline! - Didn't exspect the GCI though!

I bet they won't use this opening in the dub!

Neelh
September 23rd, 2010, 08:06 AM
Pikachu... Jumps from Reshiram's butt. Ooooooookkkkkkkk.....

I guess they're gonna colour the shadowed Pokemon as they appear.

tinix
September 23rd, 2010, 09:53 AM
I pretty like the opening and I think it has a little bit of pearlshipping in this part of lyrics

If I listen closely, I hear a nostalgic voice (Nostalgic voice = Dawn?)
A voice from the future (Return to series?)
It's always praying for me
"You'll be all right! (All right! = Daijōbu! (Dawns japanese catchprase))
Somehow it'll be all right! (same repeats)
Everyone will be all right!" (same repeats)

Lyrics Form Bulbapedia

Waht do you think ?

Martins
September 23rd, 2010, 10:20 AM
Very good, actually. I mean, 3d? What is better than that? Although the song is not so much good, but I'll live. We'll see what the English song will be.

Vernikova
September 23rd, 2010, 11:58 AM
That opening is a joke. For once, I'm actually happy that the dub will replace the original opening. The animation was ugly and even though the song was nice it doesn't get any redeem points because because it was done in CGI. And CGI in Pokémon is always terrible.

PearlShipper4Life
September 23rd, 2010, 12:00 PM
I like that its from Pikachu's point of view, YAY Hopefully that means Pikachu will get more of a role than it did last series. I don't mind the opeaning really, I'll get used to it.

TheFuturePokemon
September 23rd, 2010, 12:10 PM
I dont like it. Where is ash? dento? Iris?

Vernikova
September 23rd, 2010, 12:28 PM
I dont like it. Where is ash? dento? Iris?

Probably somewhere more interesting than this opening. I'm happy they didn't animate any humans in this one since they would've looked terrible. Or they probably animated it like this because there were no humans included. Either way it's ugly.

Guy
September 23rd, 2010, 12:43 PM
Probably somewhere more interesting than this opening. I'm happy they didn't animate any humans in this one since they would've looked terrible. Or they probably animated it like this because there were no humans included. Either way it's ugly.
To be fair, I think the opening isn't that bad. When I first saw it, I didn't know what to feel. Watching it again, I just realized it's different. The music makes up for it though being pretty well. Not to mention, we haven't had Rica sing an opening for awhile now. So, I give credit to the animators going for something new, seeing as that's what they're reaching out for this series - new, yet back to basics.

Vernikova
September 23rd, 2010, 12:50 PM
She was in High Touch! and that wasn't too long ago. Also, new is only good if it's pulled off right and this wasn't. It was ugly and the CGI is average at best. I guess it was well done for the show's budget but it still sucks.

Lαvi
September 23rd, 2010, 12:59 PM
..this sucks, like a lot. I expected better, really. The song is only okay. Pikachu looked like an idiot. I'm glad they didn't 3D animate humans; it would've been terrible.

I actually do not mind a normal opening, as in a cartoon one. This one was too much.

Drew
September 23rd, 2010, 01:16 PM
I actually liked it.. It was darker than the other openings, and heavily referenced that Best Wishes was Black and White, instead of making it all cheery. xD; I was hoping to see some of the cast, but it was new and different, sooo yeah. Although, weird CGI aside, I loved the song.

luf100
September 23rd, 2010, 02:00 PM
I really, really like it. I love the idea of showing the Pokemon as they appear in the anime. Sort of not spoiling it, you know? Loved the music too. The 3D looks good as well. ^_^

okjoek
September 23rd, 2010, 04:47 PM
I think pikachu looked a bit ugly but I cant truely judge it untill It comes out in english... I've heard learning the japaneese language is easier than the writing but I'm still lerning spanish as it is ;)

Spinor
September 23rd, 2010, 04:59 PM
Well, either this was the most awesome opening yet or this was the most awesome opening yet. As usual, my views are inverse to Vernikova's.

The song was definitely the best component. Of course, the opening itself is such a creative new form of an opening. It was really that way to represent that BW will be an unique series, and it was also a curtain that represents how much it's also going to be a surprise throughout. I haven't been this excited about Pokemon since.... well, 2nd grade honestly.

Ambellina
September 23rd, 2010, 05:07 PM
I love the song. The animation was pretty cool too. I was a little disappointed because I didn't get to see any trainers or anything, but nonetheless, it was very well put together!

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
September 23rd, 2010, 05:49 PM
Well it was a nice beginning, I didn't like the "3D" though...it looked off somehow...

The Red Chain
September 23rd, 2010, 06:12 PM
Well, either this was the most awesome opening yet or this was the most awesome opening yet.

Either this is the best post in here, or it's the best post in here.

Anyway, I loveee this opening. <33
Ash singing, Pikachu running in a 3D black and white environment, a whole bunch of 5th generation Pokemon that are mysteriously shadowed... it's just, great. I think my favorite part of the whole opening is how they reveal the shadowed Pokemon one by one as they are revealed in the anime. It pushes the awesomeness further since Pikachu is passing by the Pokemon.. it shows the progress throughout the anime. Not to mention the song is very nice. ^^

On another note, I don't think the CGI was bad at all.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
September 23rd, 2010, 06:17 PM
Well the CGI for me was weird...maybe I'm not used to it being in a Pokemon anime opening is all...

Sprinklers
September 23rd, 2010, 07:04 PM
I absolutely loved this opening, and how they set up the entire scene to make the change just pop out at you. Doing it in complete CGI and showing only the Pokemon was a big change in the feel contrasting to the anime's typical opening, but that's only half the story.

To me, it felt so very symbolic to have Pikachu the only thing in color, running across an entirely black and white world filled with shaded-out Pokemon. It deeply pressed the fact into me that this was an entirely new world, and that you (or Ash, in this case) is starting from zero, knowing absolutely nothing but ready to see everything. The Pokemon shadows in the opening also get colorized after the episode that reveals them, which really drives home that feel of the (spoiler-free) new generation, when you went on an all new pokemon adventure, just discovering things. I'm not too much of a fan of CGI, and the preview made me ask questions, but I think the quality is alright; the Pokemon look about as well as they did in Pokepark Wii or your typical Japanese commercial for the games or TCG (they usually use 3-D for those types of commercials). The fact that it's all CG made it feel less out of place than it usually does in the main parts of the Anime. Rica Matsumoto singing is nice, I preferred her solo XD. The song doesn't stick out to me that much, but the animation just wins for me.

Something tells me that, this opening being so different from anything else we've seen before, it's either going to be met with my reaction, or heavy disappointment, with very little middle ground. :P

Astinus
September 23rd, 2010, 08:20 PM
This is actually the first opening that I paid any attention to this early. And now that I've seen it a few times, I have to say that I like the animation. It took a little time to get used to Pikachu done in CGI. The song still needs some time to grow on me, but I haven't heard a OP since Frontier.

I also like how they reveal the Pokemon in the OP as they're revealed in the anime. Like The Red Chain said, it shows the progress of the characters. Quite nice.

mervyn797
September 23rd, 2010, 09:23 PM
This was rather a nice opening theme. But still I prefer the traditional ones without 3D. It looks somewhat awkward to me. But still, it is something different and it gives me all the more reason to look forward to BW.
But why is filled only with Pokemon and where is Ash? :O

ManhattanTheStarr
September 23rd, 2010, 09:30 PM
I actually really like this opening. It's different, and I think it's awesome how they're going to show more and more of the blanked out Pokemon in the opening as they're revealed. :3 I also loved the song, especially the near end. :B

AadmM
September 23rd, 2010, 09:32 PM
The new intro's a winner in my book. If you ask me, the fact that they went through all the trouble of doing it in full 3D makes the anime as a whole feel less "cheap".

And if those blacked-out Pokemon really do get revealed as the saga moves along, it'll add a whole new dynamic edge to the show. Definitely a smart move.

Makes me look forward to seeing more!

Jorah
September 23rd, 2010, 11:41 PM
Seriously? I've listened to it 3 times and the song seems more like an ending theme, not an opening. Rika has to sing songs that make use of her powerful voice for her to sound really great, and this isn't one of those songs...I'm disappointed :( Not that she sounds bad in this song, she just doesn't sound anything special. I hope the full version has more yelling parts for her. Her voice is much more suited to songs like "Spurt!" or "OK!"

Saying "daijoubu" over and over seems like a jab at Hikari XD

Animation-wise, the CGI isn't that bad. Not as bad as it is in the actual show, anyway. I've always preferred seeing the characters more than random Pokemon. I can't see them doing this with the second BW opening though, so it'll probably be back to business as usual after this one.

I'm wondering how the dub's going to handle this. This opening's going to be hard for them to fit into their ADD-change-scene-every-5-seconds style.

However, it seems Pokémon finally saved up the money for an opening that didn't have to take any scenes from the actual show itself.

The Japanese openings never use footage from the show.

インフェルノの津波
September 24th, 2010, 03:38 PM
The Singer sounds awesome, this reminds me of Spurt!.

Also, I like this change. It seems like Pokemon is finally changing a lot for once. Reminds me of G/S/C.

Kirbychu
September 24th, 2010, 08:17 PM
I don't really like it, it doesn't even show Ash. It seems like it's more suited for an ending. I realize they're trying to change things, but they aren't really doing an incredible job. I guess it's the thought that counts?

The cgi is fine. This is Pokemon, the animation is normally below average anyways.


However, it seems Pokémon finally saved up the money for an opening that didn't have to take any scenes from the actual show itself.
Actually, the Japanese openings never have used scenes from the anime, that's the dub's doing.

EDIT: I actually really like it now, but I still think it should be an ending! D:

Agent Clank
September 24th, 2010, 08:47 PM
That. was. Awesome!
I love it so much! :D

RYOUKI
September 24th, 2010, 09:12 PM
It's different. I actually like the animation, I mean, it's really different, even shounen or shoujo animes don't have that kind of opening, although the song... no comment.

Nyu~♥!
September 26th, 2010, 09:28 AM
I have no care for the song but I liked the animation.
it's a lot better than DP's first and second openings, that's for sure. :<

cyan.
September 26th, 2010, 10:33 AM
I like it, but I don't like it.
I like the idea that its Pikachu and all the new pokemon. I also like the way it sort of looks like Pikachu is going around the world [or maybe Isshu?]

What I don't like is that there aren't any humans. I mean, I was expecting Iris and Dento to come up and then Ash to come in with Pikachu.

It did look like more of an ending song, but its cute.

GlalieX
September 27th, 2010, 05:39 PM
Eh, it's okay. None of the human characters are there though.

Stellar
September 28th, 2010, 12:28 AM
I loved it a lot. Like a bunch of others said, it's not what I'm used to as far as Pokémon goes... but that doesn't make it a bad thing. It seemed fitting for the first opening in a new region. And I'm a big fan of the song.

mineowyn
September 29th, 2010, 05:44 AM
I really hope they keep this opening in the American dub. This is the first generation I'm actually excited about since Gen 1.