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| Pocket Monsters:
The Wishing Star of Seven Nights - Music Collection
Jirachi Wish Maker
|Music By: Shinji
|Running Time: 52:09
|Release: July 2003
||CD Number: ZMCP-1579
soundtrack to the 2003 Pokémon film is a little
more packed with content then they have been in the past,
while series stable Shinji Miyazaki's compositions are
quite enjoyable. My first reaction to this score was one
of disappointment, but the themes quickly grew on me.
There is enough old material reworked from earlier scores
to give the disc a familiar flavor, such as "Avant
- Pocket Monsters World" and "Avant - Satoshi
and Friends". The new themes, particularly the fantastic
"Final Battle!!", are real standouts, though.
This makes the main feature's score one of the best in
the series, although the disc is held back slightly by
the less rousing music done by Akifumi Tada for the Gotta Dance!!
short that opens the CD.|
In regards to the songs, the disc is an incredibly mixed
bag. In terms of the two done for the short feature Gotta
Dance!!, they are fairly awful. The first is done by
Inuko Inuyama, the voice of Meowth, and while Inuyama
has always been consistent in her line delivery, adding
a comedic quality to the character with her high pitched
performance, it translates horribly into spoken verse,
resulting in a rather unpleasant experience. The other
song for this short is titled "The Start of an Adventure!!"
and is done by Kaori, the voice actress for Haruka (May
in the US version). Unfortunately, there is a saying that
too much of anything isn't good for someone, and the song
starts off with such a cute delivery in Kaori's voice
that it really manages to hit that "lethal level".
It will really take a strong stomach to weather it I'm
On the flip side is the song done for the main feature
called "Small Things", which is often the most
talked about aspect of this release. To that point, I
must admit it's a pretty amazing song. The fact that singer
Asuca Hayashi was only thirteen years old when she recorded
this is quite a feat, to the point where it's almost unbelievable.
Suffice to say, this five minute track, which is great
throughout its duration, is one of the best vocal tracks
in the series.
Rounding out the disc is an Acoustic Version of "Advance
Adventure" by Garden, which has a slow tempo to it
and ends up being fairly pleasant to hear. Overall, this
soundtrack has its ups and downs, but there are more than
enough positive aspects about it to give the disc a solid
recommendation to series fans.
By: Akifumi Tada
- "Polka O Dolka" (Movie Version)
By: Inuko Inuyama
- It's a Rescue!?
- Secret Base? - Team Rocket's Theme
- "Polka O Dolka" Melody
- Great Escape
- Great Escape 2
- "The Start of an Adventure!!"
Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker
- Avant - Pocket Monsters World
- Avant - Groudon's Theme
- Avant - Satoshi and Friends
- Theatrical Pocket Monsters - 2003 Title Theme
- Advance Adventure - The Journey Continues
- Traveling Carnival
- Magic Show
- Masato's Feelings
- Millennium Comet
- Jirachi Appears
- Jirachi's Power
- Masato and Jirachi
- Diane's Feeling
- Advance Adventure - To Faunsu!!
- Masato's Feeling
- Butler's Theme
- Rescue Jirachi!
- Flygon Emerges
- Final Battle!!
- Small Things - Nursing Song
- Small Things
By: Asuca Hayashi
- Advance Adventure (Acoustic Version)
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