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"Challenger!!"
チャレンジャー!!
Charenjā!!
First included in Taiko no Tatsujin 6
Notechart by Unknown
Song data
Released April 28, 2004
Genre(s) J-pop
Performed by Rica Matsumoto
Lyrics by Eiko Kyo
Composed by Hirokazu Tanaka
Arranged by Hirokazu Tanaka
Label Pikachu Records (Media Factory)
In fictional works
Featured in Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire (Japan version)
Type Opening theme song (Ep.70 to 104)

"Challenger!!" (Japanese: チャレンジャー!!, Charenjā!!) is a song performed by Rica Matsumoto.

About the song

The song, along with Toshiko Ezaki's song "Smile", was included in the single "Challenger!!/Smile", which was released on April 28, 2004.

It was the second Japanese opening theme song for the TV anime series Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, used from episode 70 to episode 104.

It was only included in Taiko no Tatsujin 6 on the arcade platform.

List of games

Arcade

Data

Difficulty Rating Combo
Easy ★ x 4 93
Normal ★ x 3 136
Hard ★ x 4 267
Oni / Extreme ★ x 5 270

Lyrics

Please be aware that the following is for the TV-size version of the song as it was originally featured in the anime/video game series.
Japanese Kanji Japanese Rōmaji English Translation
行くっきゃない やるっきゃない
負けっこない 止まらない 最後まで
ひとりじゃない さみしくない まだまだ
ワクワク冒険 終らない…
Ikukkyanai yarukkyanai
Makekkonai tomaranai saigo made
Hitori ja nai samishikunai madamada
Wakuwaku bōken owaranai...
I have to go, I have to do it
I can't lose, I can't stop, not until the end
I'm not alone, I'm not lonely, still a way to go
This exciting adventure isn't over
キラリ朝日 キナギタウン
きょうもげんきか? ピカチュウ
やる気 元気 リュックにつめて
オレは今日も 誓うよ

ピンチとチャンス ウラ・オモテ
勝つも負けるも オレ次第
強さ やさしさ まぶしい笑顔
胸のMAPで 見つけるぜ
Kirari asahi Kinagi Taun
Kyō mo genki ka? Pikachū
Yaruki genki ryukku ni tsumete
Ore wa kyō mo chikau yo

Pinchi to chansu ura omote
Katsu mo makeru mo ore shidai
Tsuyosa yasashisa mabushii egao
Mune no MAP de mitsukeru ze
The sparkling sun rises over in Kinagi Town
Are you feeling good today, Pikachu?
I'll pack up my eagerness and energy
Today, too, I swear!

Pinches and chances are different sides of a coin
Winning and losing depends on me
Strength, kindness, dazzling smiles
With my heart's map, I'll look for them
もっと もっと 高く
めざせ オレはチャレンジャー!!
Motto motto takaku
Mezase ore wa charenjā!!
Higher and higher
Aim for it - I'm a challenger!!
行くっきゃない やるっきゃない
負けっこない 止まらない いつだって
支えたい 守りたい 君が傷ついた時は

振りむかない うつむかない
へこたれない あきらめない 信じてる
あせらない あわてない いつも
はるかな夢 めざして…
Ikukkyanai yarukkyanai
Makekkonai tomaranai itsudatte
Sasaetai mamoritai kimi ga kizutsuita toki wa

Furimukanai utsumukanai
Hekotarenai akiramenai shinjiteru
Aseranai awatenai itsumo
Haruka na yume mezashite...
I have to go, I have to do it
I can't lose, I can't stop, at any time
I want to help, I want to protect you during painful times

I can't turn around, I can't lie down
I can't get depressed, I can't give up, I believe
I won't rush, I won't get confused, I always
Aim for that distant dream...