Track lists for new CDs announced
Media Factory has announced the track list for an opening and ending theme maxi single to be released July 16 in Japan. A track list for the eighth movie soundtrack was also revealed. The revelation comes just as Satoshi gets set to enter the Battle Frontier in the Pokémon anime.
Previously called ポケットモンスターAG 新オープニング＆新エンディングテーマ (Pocket Monsters AG New Opening & New Ending Theme), the OP/ED CD title now includes the names of the new opening and ending themes.
「バトルフロンティア」 (Battle Frontier) is the new opening theme, sung by 髙屋亜希那 Akina Takaya. The full version as included on the CD has a running time of three minutes and thirty-three seconds. The new ending theme, 「ポケモンかぞえうた」(Pokémon Counting Song), is sung by 金沢明子 Akiko Kanazawa, and has a full running time of three minutes and thirty-one seconds.
Three more songs are included on the OP and ED maxi CD. These are the karaoke versions of "Battle Frontier" and "Pokémon Counting Song" and what is assumed to be a new, longer version of the previous opening theme, "Pokémon Symphonic Medley." This new version is titled 「ポケモンシンフォニックオーケストラ～ミュージカルメドレー・バージョン～」 (Pokémon Symphonic Orchestra ~Musical Medley Version~) and has a running time of five minutes and nineteen seconds, compared to the one-and-a-half minute TV version.
The second CD, set for release on August 3, 「劇場版ポケットモンスター ミュウと波導の勇者ルカリオ」, (Theatrical Version Pocket Monsters Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero Lucario), is the soundtrack to the upcoming eighth movie. It features thirty tracks of vocal and instrumental music. It has also been revealed that this movie will have an opening theme song, in contrast to movies 7 and 8 - a movie version of "Battle Frontier". The "Pokémon Counting Song" will be used as BGM in the illustration contest presentation segment.
The track list for "Theatrical Version Pocket Monsters Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero Lucario" is as follows:
Battle Frontier & Pokémon Counting Song is priced at ￥1,365 and has a catalog number of ZMCP-2302. Theatrical Version Pocket Monsters Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero Lucario is priced at ￥2,520 and has a catalog number of ZMCP-2303. Both are available for preorder on various Japanese retail websites.