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Katsu Koneko
April 14th, 2007, 04:23 PM
First Japanese movie theme by former Phantom of the Opera star

The Hochi Shimbun paper reports (http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp/entertainment/news/20070414-OHT1T00073.htm) that internationally renowned English soprano singer Sarah Brightman will sing the theme song for July 14's Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl the Movie: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=7674). Brightman is best known for originating the heroine role of Christine in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera musical. She recorded the song "Be With You: Itsumo Soba ni" (Always By Your Side) for her next album, due this fall or later. Japanese stores will carry the single on July 11.

The ballad and the movie will commemorate the ten year anniversary of the Pocket Monsters movie franchise. Pokémon: The First Movie (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=196) still holds the record for the highest overseas box office of any Japanese movie. The last nine movies have been seen by a total of over 38 million attendees in Japan and have taken in 41.5 billion yen (US$347 million) at the box office.

Singer and Phantom of the Opera actress Sarah Brightman's Japanese homepage (http://www.toshiba-emi.co.jp/sarah-brightman/) on the Toshiba EMI website is now hosting the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl the Movie: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=7674) preview. The preview in Real Video (http://www.toshiba-emi.co.jp/app/scripts/access.php?cid=st&id=sarah&url=sarah-brightman/movie_vf_b.rm) and Windows Media Video (http://www.toshiba-emi.co.jp/app/scripts/access.php?cid=st&id=sarah&url=sarah-brightman/movie_vf_b.wmv) format includes her theme song "Be With You: Itsumo Soba ni" (Always By Your Side).

Source: Anime News Network (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/)

Be With You: Itsumo Soba ni (Always By Your Side) Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBg4We2A4ds)

Lyrics so far:
I will be with you
You are my fearful love, sent me from high above, You are the one
I will be with you
I'm going where the wind blows, going where the lost ones go

Koriaku
April 14th, 2007, 07:40 PM
I saw a pidgeot in there. Hopefully it's ash's.

Katsu Koneko
April 14th, 2007, 08:43 PM
Hopefully it is..although it probably isn't. o-o

Hiroshi Sotomura
April 14th, 2007, 09:11 PM
Giving Pokémon USA/TAJ Productions even further reason to actually dub the ending theme. Seeing as it seems to be in English (hopefully no more than 10% of it, since I prefer Japanese) this time round though, they wouldn't need to dub anything. Let's just hope they keep it. :x

Nicku
April 15th, 2007, 12:04 AM
Looks great ^u^ I never heard the song before, but I think that song mach the movie a lot :o)

- Nicku

Myzou
April 15th, 2007, 03:53 AM
Wow, now that I see the animation, I'd say there's a high chance of it being Ash's Pidgeot o.O

Anyways, I liked the song, sounds like we might not need to listen to another horrible dub =D

Unown_
April 15th, 2007, 04:45 AM
The song looks good. I'm looking forward to hear the full version. The movie looks looks very promissing so far, so I also looking forward to the 10th movie.

BTW, for those who hate streaming video: http://www.sendspace.com/file/312yo2

Charaxes
April 16th, 2007, 02:00 PM
Wow. I've heard Brightman sing and she can definitely do it. However, her just being commissioned for a Pokemon song is a little hard for me to grasp. This definitely elevates the series to another level, song-wise at least.

Or finally tapping into the English audience, does it matter?

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
April 18th, 2007, 01:24 PM
that really could be Ash's Pidgeot, or it can be some main characters Pidgeot. If it is his I hope that he gets it back at the end

:t354:~*!*~Queen Boo~*!*~

Night Soul
April 20th, 2007, 01:17 AM
The song seems to be a cover version from "Where the lost ones go" by Espen Lind and Sissel


WHERE THE LOST ONES GO

Leave and let me go
You're not meant for me, I know
Carry on, carry on, and I'll stay strong

Leave and let me go
I will think of you, I know
But carry on, carry on, and I'll stay strong

Someone else will keep you warm from now on
Someone else will keep you safe from the storm
But I'll be with you wherever you go
So you will never be alone
I'm going where the wind blows
Going where the lost ones go

I will be with you
I'm losing the love I found
Crying without a sound
Where have you gone?
I will be with you
You were my fool for love
Sent me from high above
You were the one
I will be with you
I'm going where the wind blows
Going where the lost ones go

Leave and let me go
Don't look back just let me know
You'll carry on, carry on, you must stay strong

Nothing ever looks the same in the light
Nothing ever seems to quite turn out right
But when you realize that you have been loved
You will never be alone
I'm going where the wind blows
Going where the lost ones go

I will be with you
I'm losing the love I found
Crying without a sound
Where have you gone?
I will be with you
You were my fool for love
Sent me from high above
You were the one
I will be with you
I'm going where the wind blows
Going where the lost ones go

Leave and let me go
Baby I can't come along
Carry on, carry on, you must stay strong


The lines
"I will be with you
You were my fool for love
Sent me from high above
You were the one
I will be with you
I'm going where the wind blows
Going where the lost ones go"
are what can be heard in the trailer.

The song can be heard in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRi4ty3D9do
And it really is the melody from the trailer.

I have to say that I'm a little surprised that they use a cover version of an existing song for the movie ending o.o

Charaxes
April 20th, 2007, 04:17 PM
Actually, I'm rather disappointed for some reason. It's still an elevation of quality, but I feel a hollow. Maybe that's because I don't care for covers. Ah, well.

Cascade Of The Sky
April 20th, 2007, 07:22 PM
well.i LOVE covers and i think sarah brightman and the guy that sings the song too do an INCREDIBLE job! it's such an ... Extemely amazing song.. expecially for a Pokemon movie ;)!

Piplup_The_Penguin
April 28th, 2007, 02:31 PM
I'm incredibly excited by this--Sarah Brightman's an excellent singer, IMHO, and I think it's interesting that they chose an English song as the cover one. Perhaps it'll remain as is for the dub version? Let's see how PUSA handles this...