Rating: 😀 😀 😀 🙂 (3 & 1/2 out of 5 grins)
I’ve said this before and I’m going to say it again. ONE PIECE is my number 1 favourite anime/manga series ever! Believe is the second opening theme song of the anime. It is sung by five-girl J-pop idol group Folder5. This particular song is used in episodes 48 to 115 and also on the second movie titled ねじまき島の冒険 (Nejimaki-jima no Bouken / Clockwork Island Adventure).
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Although my favourite theme song in the series is still We Are! by Kitadani Hiroshi, I still love Believe because it reflects ONE PIECE’s theme of chasing one’s dreams. The lyrics are very inspiring. It’s filled with doubts but hopeful at the same time. It fits Luffy’s journey of chasing his dream of becoming the Kaizoku Ou (Pirate King). He doesn’t know what lies ahead. In fact, he doesn’t want to know because it makes the adventures all the more thrilling. He doesn’t care whether people laugh or don’t believe in his dream, as long as he believes in it, that’s what’s important.
Just like what the song says, “Believe in Wonderland!”, it doesn’t matter what others may say about your dream. Believe in your own wonderland. Chase it and make it a reality. Ultimately, once you achieve your dream, all those people who didn’t believe you will have to swallow their own words. Ah, that’s the sweetest.
I don’t like the vocals in Believe that much–sorry, Folder5–but I LOVE the melody. The guitars. . .looooooove!!! It’s upbeat and catchy. It lifts my mood whenever I listen to it.
Overall, Believe by Folder5 is a good fit for ONE PIECE. It’s not the number 1 in my list, but it certainly continues to inspire me whenever I listen to it. What’s your favourite ONE PIECE song?
ONE PIECE Official Website (Japanese)
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