History Leitmotif / Anime

17th Feb '17 8:39:20 AM kyojikasshu
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** Piccolo had a whistling theme in the Japanese original, mostly seen in the movies when he swoops in to save Gohan.

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** Piccolo ''Manga/DragonBall'', which retained its original score in the English dub, had a number of leitmotifs as well. The opening theme, "Makafushigi Adventure", was used as Goku's main leitmotif, while the ending theme, "Romantic Ageru Yo", was Bulma's. The Red Ribbon Army had an appropriately militaristic march as its theme, and the Demon King Piccolo's theme featured, [[ThemeNaming appropriately enough]], a whistling flute (though variations used the melody with different instruments).
** King Piccolo's
theme would carry over to Piccolo Jr., and continued to be used in the Japanese original, mostly seen soundtrack for ''Z''. Piccolo's theme took on a more heroic aspect as his CharacterDevelopment led to his HeelFaceTurn, and it was particularly featured in the movies when whenever he swoops needed to swoop in to save Gohan.or help Gohan. In one triumphant example, during Goku and Piccolo's combined charge on Garlic Jr. in ''[[Anime/DragonBallZDeadZone Dead Zone]]'', Piccolo's theme was combined with Goku's ''Dragon Ball'' theme in an epic manner.
10th Jan '17 4:26:43 PM nombretomado
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*** In one of the 'Deleted Scenes' videos, LittleKuriboh makes fun of this as well, with Tristan having found the remote for Duke's Theme Music. He then proceeds to browse through the several options and eventually chooses the least fitting...that is, after criticizing all the other options. Among those 'criticized' options are the second opening for ''Manga/DeathNote'', the first opening for ''Yu-Gi-Oh! GX'', and the first opening for ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.

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*** In one of the 'Deleted Scenes' videos, LittleKuriboh Creator/LittleKuriboh makes fun of this as well, with Tristan having found the remote for Duke's Theme Music. He then proceeds to browse through the several options and eventually chooses the least fitting...that is, after criticizing all the other options. Among those 'criticized' options are the second opening for ''Manga/DeathNote'', the first opening for ''Yu-Gi-Oh! GX'', and the first opening for ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.
2nd Jan '17 1:54:00 AM manocool
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** Expanded upon in [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4]] with the song "Breakdown", sharing the same general melody, but with a 'hip', rougher edge more fitting of [[TheNineties its current decade]].
11th Nov '16 9:18:08 PM tytoman
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* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' is ''loaded'' with these, as might be expected from a series full of heroines armed with DiscoTech. For a start, each main character gets a personal battle song for each season, featuring a signature musical influence (Celtic for Hibiki, traditional Japanese for Tsubasa, hard rock for Chris, and so on).
29th Oct '16 8:20:14 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** Synchro Monsters had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TutgSQS8m30 Yusei's Tuning Theme]] in the dub, although this applied to all Synchros used by the main cast, not just his.
23rd Oct '16 11:32:24 AM nombretomado
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** Leitmotifs were very common in the Faulconer era FUNimation dub. Piccolo had his own theme, usually played whenever he did something heroic (although it was occasionally used at other points). The various story arcs introduced new leitmotifs. Then there's the leitmotif that was first introduced when Goku shows off Super Saiyan 3. It's ostensibly the Super Saiyan 3 theme, but it tends to get played any time the heroes gain an edge during the Buu Saga. Buu himself, of course, has his own, devilishly jovial theme, befitting of a nightmarish trickster. Cell also has a leitmotif that has several different versions, including a really tense version that plays when shit starts hitting the fan.

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** Leitmotifs were very common in the Faulconer era FUNimation Creator/FUNimation dub. Piccolo had his own theme, usually played whenever he did something heroic (although it was occasionally used at other points). The various story arcs introduced new leitmotifs. Then there's the leitmotif that was first introduced when Goku shows off Super Saiyan 3. It's ostensibly the Super Saiyan 3 theme, but it tends to get played any time the heroes gain an edge during the Buu Saga. Buu himself, of course, has his own, devilishly jovial theme, befitting of a nightmarish trickster. Cell also has a leitmotif that has several different versions, including a really tense version that plays when shit starts hitting the fan.
20th Oct '16 8:27:42 AM WaxingName
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* As of Part 3 of''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', the song "Stardust Crusaders" is always accompanied by a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown courtesy of Jotaro Kujo and his Stand Star Platinum...with complimentary "[[BattleCry ORAORAORAORA!]]"

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* As of [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Part 3 of''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', 3]] of''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'', the song "Stardust Crusaders" is always accompanied by a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown courtesy of Jotaro Kujo and his Stand Star Platinum...with complimentary "[[BattleCry ORAORAORAORA!]]"
28th Sep '16 8:22:26 PM Kurogane7
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* As of Part 3 of''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', the song "Stardust Crusaders" is always accompanied by a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown courtesy of Jotaro Kujo and his Stand Star Platinum...with complimentary "[[BattleCry ORAORAORAORA!]]"
6th Sep '16 9:54:18 AM catstuxedo
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* In the dub of ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'', Meta Knight is always introduced by a Mexican fanfare.
** He has a similar one in the original, but it's not quite as foreign-sounding.

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* In the dub The English version of ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'', ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa!'' plays this trope rather obnoxiously due to 4Kids' subscription to LullDestruction; any and all instances of King Dedede speaking would be accompanied by randomized synth-horn notes, Meta Knight is always introduced by a Mexican fanfare.
fanfare and Tokkori would hardly go anywhere without a mess of screeching violins.
** He has Meta Knight had a similar one leitmotif in the original, but it's not quite as foreign-sounding.



** Leitmotifs were very common in the Faulconer era FUNimation dub. Piccolo had his own theme, usually played whenever he did something heroic (although it was occasionally used at other points). The various story arcs introduced new leitmotifs. Then there's the leitmotif that was first introduced when Goku shows off Super Saiyan 3. It's ostensibly the Super Saiyan 3 theme, but it tends to get played any time the heroes gain an edge during the Buu Saga. Buu himself, of course, has his own, devillishly jovial theme, befitting of a nightmarish trickster. Cell also has a leitmotif that has several different versions, including a really tense version that plays when shit starts hitting the fan.
*** In fact argually leitmotifs weren't as strictly applied in DBZ as most other usages. Captain Ginyu, a minor character from the Frieza Saga, has his own epic theme for when he uses his body-switching technique, that is named after him. However, it was SO epic that it was used throughout the series for moments of awesome, whilst still being called "Captain Ginyu's Transformation". Also the Hyperbolic Time Chamber theme became Gohan's Super Saiyan theme near the end of the Cell Games Saga.

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** Leitmotifs were very common in the Faulconer era FUNimation dub. Piccolo had his own theme, usually played whenever he did something heroic (although it was occasionally used at other points). The various story arcs introduced new leitmotifs. Then there's the leitmotif that was first introduced when Goku shows off Super Saiyan 3. It's ostensibly the Super Saiyan 3 theme, but it tends to get played any time the heroes gain an edge during the Buu Saga. Buu himself, of course, has his own, devillishly devilishly jovial theme, befitting of a nightmarish trickster. Cell also has a leitmotif that has several different versions, including a really tense version that plays when shit starts hitting the fan.
*** In fact argually Arguably, leitmotifs weren't as strictly applied in DBZ as most other usages. Captain Ginyu, a minor character from the Frieza Saga, has his own epic theme for when he uses his body-switching technique, that is named after him. However, it was SO epic that it was used throughout the series for moments of awesome, whilst still being called "Captain Ginyu's Transformation". Also the Hyperbolic Time Chamber theme became Gohan's Super Saiyan theme near the end of the Cell Games Saga.



** Likewise, the alternate Westwood dub (which recycled the bulk of its music from ''Ruby-Spears Mega Man'') had the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TAO1l0OEHE The Army Theme]]", which was the default track for power ups or epic fight scenes. It was noted for being played to death in that particular dub, to the point of appearing in nearly every single episode. Countless iconic moments from the Cell and Buu arcs had that tune playing in the background.

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** Likewise, the alternate Westwood dub (which recycled the bulk of its music from ''Ruby-Spears Mega Man'') the Ruby-Spears ''Mega Man'' series) had the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TAO1l0OEHE The Army Theme]]", which was the default track for power ups or epic fight scenes. It was noted for being played to death in that particular dub, to the point of appearing in nearly every single episode. Countless iconic moments from the Cell and Buu arcs had that tune playing in the background.



** The strangest part about the dub is that every single situation had its own leitmotif. To the point where I can't remember a single scene where some sort of background music ''wasn't'' playing.

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** The strangest part about the dub is that every single situation had its own leitmotif. To the point where I can't remember there was hardly a single scene where some sort of background music ''wasn't'' playing.
28th Aug '16 10:05:13 AM EDP
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** Sailor Venus is associated with "Venus" (mostly Shocking Blue's original, not the more famous Bananarama cover). This happens mainly in video games, where her theme song tends to be an instrumental remix, but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkYdad35qyo her original voice actress published her own cover of the song]] (bonus point for this being perfectly in-character for Sailor Venus).
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