The part where they go "Advanced Battle!" is a bit gay, but the rest of it's quite nice. Good all round tune. I quite like the "I'm Unbeatable! Pokémon!" bit at the end too. Nice touch IMO.
And no NOTHING is possibly as bad as the chronicles opening. Easily the worst opening 4kids has ever produced for any animé. I mean spelling Pokémon out loud the whole time sounds like you're watching the tweenies or some shit.
It was great info. The lyrics are fine, and although I wonder why 4kids felt the need to merge the 3rd AG opening with the Frontier one, it still works well, since Season 8 will include all the way up to the May/Harley Saffron contest episode.
With the exception of the Mewtwo part (obviously),this intro is f*cking clown shoes.
It's just BAD.They speed up the video in certain scenes A LOT this time around,so it ends up looking really cheap.There is NO flow whatsoever, they just randomly pasted scenes from PSM and the BF intro and we end up with a colorful mess.('Advanced' and 'AC' flowed MUCH better) And if that wasn't enough,they did a very sloppy jop on the intro.They throw in the scene with the Frontier Brains in there,but the one where Noland is already revealed.
Um,I'm pretty sure we won't see Noland in the States until late 2006.And he's in the current intro already? gg 4Kids. =/
And the music? Good God the music.....
I mean,it almost sounds like a parody of a Pokemon intro.The music is definitely the worst among the other dub intros and the same goes for the lyrics.*shrug* Almost everything about this opening just feels extremely rushed.
But I think the saddest part overall is that Advanced Battle's japanese counterpart is Pokemon Symphonic Medley.This time it went from a choir and full orchestra,to the cheap ass synth music and lame-o vocalist.