The Pokémon anime starring Ash Ketchum has entered its final stages in several parts of the world, giving fans their first look at the series’ final new opening theme. Of course, the music choice is completely nostalgic and fits Ash’s ending.
For the Pokémon anime, new opening and ending themes are almost always recorded for the dub, rather than adapting a Japanese song into English or leaving the Japanese version intact, the way most Modern anime dubs do. This has been the case since Pokémon’s first season in the United States, where the iconic Pokémon Theme made a huge impression on fans around the country and eventually around the world. Now, that original theme track has returned to end the series, this time accompanied by a nostalgic ride through Ash’s journey over the past 25 years.
Pokémon Reincarnation Theme
The new opening theme is the cover of the original Pokémon Theme, featuring the same lyrics that older fans remember from the early days of the series. It’s a bit softer than the original, a fitting change to the reflective nature of the opening. It uses clips from throughout the anime’s history, features cameos from Pokémon like Ash’s Lapras and Pink Butterfree of the original series, as well as images of most of the Pokémon that Ash used on his team in the series. for many years, up to the present time. Today’s Journeys. The song ends with the title tag Ultimate Journeys, preceded by photographic-style images of Ash and his companions from across the ages, with Brock and Misty, one of Ash’s companions. again, highlight at the end.
While it’s not a direct adaptation of the Japanese opening, it does have a lot in common with it. The final Japanese opening theme is similarly based on the first opening theme seen in Japan, called Mezase Pokémon Master (or Aim to Be a Pokémon Master in English). It also uses a lot of footage from different eras of the Pokémon anime, and even goes through each of Ash’s teams, making slight changes to the opening between episodes. Both versions cater to fan nostalgia, while acknowledging that Ash’s retirement marks the end of an era for the franchise. However, it’s a necessary ending to create something new, and with Ash having achieved one of his biggest goals, it’s really time to do it.
The final episodes of the dub are still far from a US release, but with the final goodbyes for Ash known to be imminent, fans can enjoy this tribute to the classic. dictionary Pokémon the series they had started as they marked the remaining episodes until the end.