The Intro is the opening to Super Mario Bros. Z. It was created in between Episode 6 and Episode 7, and released on July 4, 2007. It features a few sneak previews, and confirmed future appearances of Wart and five Ninjis, Twink, and the Seven Star Spirits. The song used is entitled Futatsu no Mirai (「二つの未来」 literally, "Two Futures"), and it was originally the opening theme for the anime series Megaman.EXE Axess.
Despite being called an intro, it has never officially appeared as an intro to any episode except Episode 7 and Episode 8.
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An area of black and purple lines, rush forward and introduces Mario, Luigi, Sonic and Shadow. Then the Super Mario Bros Z logo comes up, and a light flashes now showing the logo rushing over an ocean before disappearing. An island appears and the screen turns upside-down before showing Mario and Luigi running. Mario jumps up and hits a block, and a Cape Feather pops out. Mario jumps up to the feather and turns into Cape Mario. Mario spins, strikes a pose and lands down. Bowser comes in and stomps his foot, and then Kamek, Kammy, and the Koopalings pop up behind him. Luigi freaks out and turns away worried. Mario sighs.
The screen shifts to see Sonic running. He jumps, bounces off a wall, jumps off a flower, lands back on the ground, and keeps running. Shadow is standing on a ledge watching Sonic run. He looks at the screen and teleports away.
The screen then shows the Koopa Bros. doing their thumbs up move. The camera then shifts to the right and shows the Axem Rangers X striking their battle poses. It then shifts to a dark figure that looks like Eggman pressing a button, then to Wart as five ninjis come in, and finally to Mecha Sonic holding the Red Chaos Emerald. He looks at the screen and a light flashes.
When the light is gone, a field shows with Mario running, Luigi falling on the ground and rolling, Sonic comes running behind Mario, Shadow behind Sonic, Yoshi behind Shadow, and Luigi behind Yoshi.
A new screen shows all seven Chaos Emeralds gathering around Mecha Sonic, and he transforms into Metallix. Mario then jumps up, and the Star Spirits transform him into Super Star Mario, Luigi into Super Star Luigi, Sonic into Super Sonic, Shadow into Super Shadow, and Yoshi into Golden Dragon Yoshi. Mecha Sonic flies at the heroes ready to fight them, and the heroes do the same. A burninig wasteland is then shown with one shining light charging at five lights. They collide and an explosion fills the screen.
When the light goes away, the screen shows Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Sonic, Shadow, Peach, Toadsworth, Wario, Waluigi, Professor E. Gadd, Professor Kolorado, and the Yoshi Chief in front of Peach's Castle with the Star Spirits and Twink above them.
The screen flashes and it shows the Super Mario Bros. Z logo again before the screen goes black.
There has been some confusion in the interpretation of the lyrics due mainly to the irregular furigana (kana usually written above words to indicate pronunciation) used in the song. These furigana, denoted below with parentheses, are written above said words in the on-screen lyrics during the Megaman.EXE Axess theme, and the kanji show the actual intended meaning.
Japanese Lyrics (Kanji)Edit
時代（とき）が変わり 昨日打ち消し 鳴り響くよ
Japanese Lyrics (Romaji)Edit
Hajimari wo tsugeru kane no koe
Toki ga kawari kinou uchikeshi narihibiku yo
Daijoubu kimi ga koko ni ireba
Hitori ja nai sore ga yuuki okosaseru
Fukigen na sora mabushii hodo
Terashi daseru taiyou ni nareru
Kimi to wakachiau kibou to yorokobi
Kurosu suru Sono tabi fukamaru kizuna
Mirai to genzai pazuru wo awasete
Kokoro tsunagaru Bokura no yume
Akashi ni naru
The sound of the bell toll, telling you that it’s begun...
...brings in a different age and drowns out yesterday with its resonance.
It’s all right. Since you’re here with me...
...I’m not alone, and that gives rise to my courage.
I can become a sun that gives off enough light…
…to make a sullen world become bright!
The hopes and joys that I share with you...
...will cross. Every time they do, it will deepen our bonds.
Putting together the puzzle of the present and future…
...will tie our hearts together, and our dreams...
...will be the proof.
- Sonic The Hedgehog
- Shadow The Hedgehog
- Turbo Mecha Sonic
- The Koopalings
- Dr. Eggman
- The Ninja Ninjis
- Koopa Bros.
- Axem Rangers X
- Princess Peach
- Professor E. Gadd
- The Seven Star Spirits
- Cape Mario
- Super Star Mario
- Super Star Luigi
- Super Dragon Yoshi
- Super Sonic
- Super Shadow