Home / Episode Guide / Airmd VS Hinoarashi! Steel Wing!!/エアームドVSヒノアラシ!はがねのつばさ!!/Hot Matches
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2001-05-12 Hot Matches
  • Japan 2000-06-15 エアームドVSヒノアラシ!はがねのつばさ!!
  • Japan Airmd VS Hinoarashi! Hagane no tsubasa!!
  • Japan 2000-06-15 Airmd VS Hinoarashi! Steel Wing!!
  • Germany Heiße Kämpfe
  • France Chaud devant !
  • Spain Combates ardientes
  • Italy La prova del fuoco
  • Mexico Duelos calientes
  • Taiwan 鋼鐵鳥對抗火球鼠,鋼鐵之翼
  • Poland Ciężkie walki!
  • Netherlands Een vurige Strijd
  • Brazil Batalhas Quentes!
  • Israel הקרב הלוהט
  • Czechia Žhavý zápas
  • Portugal Combates Ardentes!
Staff List
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Team Ota

Japan Screenplay 米村正二 (Shōji Yonemura)
Japan Storyboard 井上修 (Osamu Inoue)
Japan Animation Director 佐藤まさ (Masafumi Satō)
Japan Episode Director 井上修 (Osamu Inoue)

OP/ED List

Japan OP OK!
OK!
ポケモンはらはら²リレー
Exciting² Pokémon Relay
포켓몬 Forever
Pokémon Forever
좋은 친구들
Good Friends
寶可夢點點名
Pokémon Roll Call
Summary
Ash and co. are continuing once again on their journey towards Goldenrod City. They walk out of the Pokémon Center. Immediately a trainer holding a Growlithe runs into Ash. He apologizes and says that his Growlithe is in bad shape. He explains how he battled a trainer and lost. Ash asks where the trainer is located at, and the trainer tells him that the trainer is in the mountains. He warns them to stay away, and then he rushes into the Pokémon Center. Despite the trainer's warning, Ash and co. decide to go into the mountains to find the tough trainer.

Ash and co. walk their way towards the mountains. They wonder what kind of Pokémon the trainer has. Team Rocket is hiding in the bushes. They notice that Ash is going to battle. They plan to steal Ash's Pokémon when they are tired out from the battle. Ash and co. arrive at the top of the mountain. Misty spots a trainer near the edge of a cliff. The trainer turns around. Brock immediately falls in love with her and runs up to her. He asks for the trainer's name. She introduces herself as Mickey. Brock tells Mickey that there's a tough trainer around, and that she shouldn't be out in the mountains alone. Mickey smiles and challenges Brock to a battle.

Ash and Misty realize that Mickey must be the tough trainer. Brock accepts Mickey's challenge. Mickey wants Brock to use a fire type Pokémon. She sends out a Skarmory. Ash looks up Skarmory in his Pokédex. Mickey explains that Skarmory is a steel type Pokémon, and for some reason steel types are weak against fire types. Ash asks Mickey why she wants Brock to use a fire type. Mickey tells them that Skarmory is already strong against the other types. She wants to challenge Skarmory a bit, so she wants trainers to use fire types. Brock sends out Vulpix for the battle. Meanwhile, Team Rocket walks up and sees the Skarmory. James says that Skarmory are very rare Pokémon. Team Rocket plans to steal it.

The battle begins. Skarmory starts off by swooping down near Vulpix. It creates a dust storm, and then flies all the way up in the air so that its speed increases. Then with great speed, Skarmory dives towards Vulpix. Vulpix attacks with Flamethrower, but Skarmory uses its Agility to dodge the attacks. Vulpix uses its Agility to try and get away from Skarmory, but Skarmory is way too fast for Vulpix. Skarmory uses Steel Wing on Vulpix. Vulpix is knocked out, and Mickey wins the battle. Brock congratulates Mickey for her victory. Mickey wonders if he has any other fire type Pokémon. Brock doesn't, but Ash steps in and wants to battle. He sends out Cyndaquil, and the battle begins.

Ash orders Cyndaquil to get its flame started, or else they will lose. Cyndaquil tries but nothing comes out. Skarmory uses Fury Attack, but Cyndaquil dodges the attacks. Mickey notices that Cyndaquil is good on defense. Ash tells Cyndaquil to get its flame started. Cyndaquil tries hard, but it can't get it started. Skarmory then uses Swift and hits Cyndaquil with it. Skarmory follows up with a Fury Attack. Cyndaquil tries its Agility to dodge the attacks, but it ends up getting hit by Skarmory. Once again, Ash commands Cyndaquil to get its flame lit. Cyndaquil tries extra hard this time, and its flame lights up. Cyndaquil then uses Flamehthrower, but Skarmory dodges it and uses Swift again. Cyndaquil gets hit by the Swift attack and falls to the ground. Skarmory then charges towards Cyndaquil with a Steel Wing. Cyndaquil uses Flamethrower before it is hit, but Skarmory ends up dodging the attack. Ash orders Cyndaquil to get out of the way before it is too late.

Suddenly, two mechanical claws reach down and grab Skarmory and Cyndaquil. Team Rocket appears above in their balloon, and they say their motto. Ash and Mickey demand for their Pokémon back. Team Rocket refuses, and they leave. Skarmory begins to struggle. It uses Swift to cut the rope, and then it falls. Brock ends up catching Skarmory. However, Team Rocket still has Cyndaquil captured. Ash and Pikachu continue to chase after Cyndaquil. Team Rocket has Cyndaquil in a cage, and they think that Ash should just give up. Suddenly, Skarmory approaches Team Rocket. It uses its Steel Wing to puncture a hole in their balloon. Cyndaquil's cage falls out of the balloon, and Ash catches it. Then Team Rocket blasts off again. Ash takes Cyndaquil out of its cage. Misty, Brock, and Mickey meet up with Ash. Mickey thanks Skarmory for saving Cyndaquil.

At night, Mickey invites Ash and co. to her house, and Brock cooks up a great meal. Ash asks Mickey if she used any secret techniques to train Skarmory. Mickey tells him that she does everything with her Skarmory. She even trains with it. Ash wants to do the same with Cyndaquil. The next morning, Ash takes Cyndaquil out for a run. Cyndaquil is tired, but Ash pushes Cyndaquil. He tells Cyndaquil that they have to train tough to be even with Skarmory. The first thing they have to do is get Cyndaquil's flame lit up faster, otherwise they will always be at a disadvantage.

Ash orders Cyndaquil to hit him with its best Tackle attack. Cyndaquil hesitates at first, but it does tackle Ash very lightly. Ash tells Cyndaquil to do it again and with more muscle. Cyndaquil tackles Ash again. Ash noticed a difference between the two Tackle attacks, but he's not satisfied. He tells Cyndaquil to concentrate hard enough so that its flame can light up. Cyndaquil tries its best, but it still can't get its flame to light up. Ash thinks that Cyndaquil needs to be warmed up first.

To get Cyndaquil warmed up, they decide to practice their defense attacks. Ash orders Cyndaquil to use Agility. Cyndaquil begins to jump from rock to rock with good speed, but Ash knows Cyndaquil can do better. Cyndaquil uses Agility faster. Ash is impressed with Cyndaquil's work. Meanwhile, Misty, Brock, and Mickey are eating breakfast. Mickey noticed that Ash left very early in the morning. Misty assumes that Ash went out for some training since he was impressed with Skarmory. Brock thinks that it might be serious since Ash skipped breakfast.

Ash and Cyndaquil are hungry, but they keep on training. Ash orders Cyndaquil to hit him with a Tackle attack again. Cyndaquil tackles Ash, and Ash falls over near an apple tree. He tells Cyndaquil that it's getting stronger, but they still need to work on getting Cyndaquil's flame lit up. Ash spots some apples on the tree. He decides to take a break. He begins to pick some apples from the tree. However, in the tree are wild Beedrill, and they begin to chase Ash and Cyndaquil. Ash trips and falls to the ground. The Beedrill are getting closer. Cyndaquil steps in front of Ash and powers up its flames. Then it uses Flamethrower to scare the Beedrill away. Ash realizes that Cyndaquil started up its flame to save him. He tells Cyndaquil that all it has to do is remember how it started up its flame.

Ash and Cyndaquil does some more training. Ash throws a stick up into the air. Cyndaquil uses its Flamethrower attack, but it misses. Ash tells Cyndaquil to work on its aim too and not just its flames. Ash throws a few more sticks into the air, and Cyndaquil hits them all with its Flamethrower attack. Ash notices that Cyndaquil is getting a lot better. Meanwhile, Mickey is grooming her Skarmory. Misty and Brock notice that Skarmory is enjoying it a lot. Then Ash and Cyndaquil come back from their training. Ash asks Mickey for a rematch, and Mickey accepts Ash's challenge.

The battle begins. Immediately, Cyndaquil gets its flames lit up. Ash and Cyndaquil are off to a good start. Skarmory flies up into the air, and then it dives down towards Cyndaquil with a Fury Attack. Cyndaquil uses Smokescreen to confuse Skarmory. Then it uses Flamethrower, but Skarmory dodges the flames. Skarmory uses Steel Wing, but Cyndaquil uses its Agility to dodge the attack. Then Cyndaquil uses rapid Flamethrower attacks, but Skarmory dodges them all with its Agility. Misty notices that Cyndaquil is just as fast as Skarmory. Brock states that they will have to eventually attack each other since they can't keep on dodging attacks. Mickey says that they should have their Pokémon use their best attacks and see which one wins.

Skarmory uses Steel Wing, and Cyndaquil uses Flamethrower. Skarmory takes a direct hit from the Flamethrower, but it still is able to keep on going. It hits Cyndaquil with its Steel Wing attack. Cyndaquil is severely damaged from the attack, but it is still able to stand up. Skarmory flies up high again, and then it dives down with another Steel Wing. Cyndaquil uses Flamethrower again. Skarmory takes the hit, and it hits Cyndaquil again with its attack. Mickey is surprised that Cyndaquil was able to endure two Steel Wing attacks. However, Cyndaquil is able to get up, and its flames get hotter than before. Skarmory uses Steel Wing again, but Cyndaquil dodges it. Skarmory follows up with a Fury Attack, and Cyndaquil dodges those attacks, too. Brock notices that Skarmory is worn out. Skarmory only has one last chance to win the battle. It uses its final Steel Wing attack. Cyndaquil dodges the attack, and Skarmory crashes into a boulder. Then Cyndaquil uses its Flamethrower on Skarmory. Skarmory gets damaged from the direct attack. Finally, with a Tackle attack from Cyndaquil, Skarmory faints and Ash is declared the winner.

Mickey returns Skarmory back into its Pokéball. She congratulates Ash for winning. Brock wonders if Mickey will stay in the mountains for some more training. Mickey says that she had made a mistake. She plans on going out and battling as many gym leaders as she can find. Misty wonders if Mickey will make it into the Johto League. She might, and Ash may have to battle Mickey again. Then Ash and co. wave goodbye, and they continue their journey towards Goldenrod City. Meanwhile, Team Rocket's balloon is stuck in a tree, and Jessie, James, and Meowth are tied up in their ropes. Wobbuffet remains on top of the tree branch. Jessie orders Wobbuffet to help them, and Wobbuffet's reply is "Wobbuffet!"

English Official Summary

When Ash and friends hear of a virtually undefeatable trainer operating nearby, they seek her out, only to see first Brock's Vulpix and then Ash's Cyndaquil take heavy abuse from her Skarmory—despite its disadvantage against the Fire element.

Italian Official Summary

Quando Ash sente parlare di un Allenatore imbattibile, non vede l’ora di misurarsi. Ma sia il Vulpix di Brock che il Cyndaquil di Ash vengono sconfitti dallo Skarmory della ragazza. Che cosa escogiterà Ash?

Portuguese Official Summary

Quando Ash fica sabendo de uma treinadora imbatível, ele decide desafiá-la. Mas tanto o Vulpix de Brock quanto o Cyndaquil de Ash são derrotados pelo Skarmory dela, mesmo com a vantagem do tipo! Como Ash pode vencer?

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Cuando Ash oye de un Entrenador virtualmente invencible, quiere ir a retarlo. Pero el Vulpix de Brock y el Cyndaquil de Ash reciben una paliza de su Skarmory, ¡a pesar de su ventaja de tipo! ¿Cómo logrará Ash derrotarlo?

Spanish Official Summary

Cuando Ash y sus amigos oyen hablar de un Entrenador casi imbatible que anda por ahí cerca, salen en su búsqueda.

English Great Britian Official Summary

When Ash and friends hear of a virtually undefeatable trainer operating nearby, they seek her out, only to see first Brock's Vulpix and then Ash's Cyndaquil take heavy abuse from her Skarmory—despite its disadvantage against the Fire element.

Dutch Official Summary

Ash hoort van een uiterst sterke Trainer en wil die dolgraag uitdagen. De Vulpix van Brock en de Cyndaquil van Ash worden echter flink aangepakt door haar Skarmory, ondanks soort voordeel. Hoe kan Ash dit winnen?

French Official Summary

Lorsque Sacha et ses amis entendent parler d'une Dresseuse théoriquement imbattable dans les environs, ils partent à sa recherche.

German Official Summary

Als Ash und seine Freunde von einer praktisch unbesiegbaren Trainerin in der Nähe hören, machen sie sich natürlich gleich auf den Weg zu ihr.

Characters

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  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
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  • United States Pikachu
  • Japan ピカチュウ
  • Japan Pikachu
  • Japan Pikachu
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  • United States Misty
  • Japan カスミ
  • Japan Kasumi
  • Japan Kasumi
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  • United States Brock
  • Japan タケシ
  • Japan Takeshi
  • Japan Takeshi
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  • United States Misty's Togepi
  • Japan カスミのトゲピー
  • Japan Kasumi no Togepi
  • Japan Kasumi's Togepi
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  • United States Meowth
  • Japan ニャース
  • Japan Nyarth
  • Japan Nyarth
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  • United States Jessie
  • Japan ムサシ
  • Japan Musashi
  • Japan Musashi
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  • United States James
  • Japan コジロウ
  • Japan Kojirō
  • Japan Kojiro
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  • United States Brock's Vulpix
  • Japan タケシのロコン
  • Japan Takeshi no Rokon
  • Japan Takeshi's Rokon
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  • United States Ash's Cyndaquil
  • Japan サトシのヒノアラシ
  • Japan Satoshi no Hinoarashi
  • Japan Satoshi's Hinoarashi
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  • United States Wobbuffet
  • Japan ソーナンス
  • Japan Sonansu
  • Japan Sonansu
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  • United States Miki
  • Japan ミキ
  • Japan Miki
  • Japan Miki
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  • United States Miki's Skarmory
  • Japan ミキのエアームド
  • Japan Miki no Airmd
  • Japan Miki's Airmd

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Beedrill
  • Japan スピアー
  • Japan Spear
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  • United States Growlithe
  • Japan ガーディ
  • Japan Gardie
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10:26

Who's that Pokémon Johto Journeys

10:49

Who's that Pokémon Dare da

23:05

Okido Segment Pokémon Lecture

Pokémon Lecture & Senryu
Pokémon Nidoking (ニドキング)
Japanese ニドランが にどしんかして ニドキング
Romaji
Translated

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:00 OK!
Japanese (Romanized): OK!
Japanese (Trans): OK!
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:29 1999-2001-M02 タイトル
Japanese (Romanized): Title
Japanese (Trans): Title
The group comes out from the Pokémon Center and...
Japan 02:13 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Kanto Title Card
Japan 02:36 1997-1998-M26 ロケット団隠密作戦
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen
Japanese (Trans): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes
Rocket Gang hears the group's conversation and comes out from the bushes.
Japan 03:11 1999-2001-M13 Mysterious Person The group spots a woman in front of a small ravine.
Japan 04:17 1999-2001-M25 Imminent Danger Miki sends out a Airmd, who Satoshi scans with his Zukan.
Japan 05:21 1997-1998-M13 戦い(VS野生ポケモン)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS yasei Pokémon)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Wild Pokémon)
The battle between Miki and Takeshi begins.
Japan 06:35 1999-2001-M20 戦闘!トレーナー(ジョウト)
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Trainer (Jouto)
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Trainer (Jouto)
Satoshi offers to battle Miki with his Hinoarashi.
Japan 08:12 1999-2001-M23 ラジオとう占拠!
Japanese (Romanized): Radio-tō senkyo
Japanese (Trans): The Radio Tower Takeover
Miki's Airmd flies at Hinoarashi, the latter being injured.
Japan 08:48 1997-1998-M20 なんだかんだと聞かれたら…
Japanese (Romanized): Nandakanda to Kikaretara…
Japanese (Trans): If You Ask Us About Whatever…
Rocket Gang Motto
Japan 09:15 1997-1998-M17 絶対絶命
Japanese (Romanized): Zettai Zetsumei
Japanese (Trans): Desperate Situation
Rocket Gang refuses to let go Airmd and Hinoarashi.
Japan 10:14 1999-2001-M21 こうそくせん
Japanese (Romanized): Kōsokusen
Japanese (Trans): The High-speed Liner
Airmd arrives to use Steel Wing to pop Rocket Gang's balloon.
Japan 10:49 1997-1998-M53 Eyecatch A Dare da?
Japan 10:56 1997-1998-M54 Eyecatch B Airmd!
Japan 11:02 1999-2001-M01 29ばんどうろ
Japanese (Romanized): 29-ban dōro
Japanese (Trans): Route 29
The group and their Pokémon eat at Miki's house.
Japan 12:45 1999-2001-M32 Life's Purpose Satoshi is ordering Hinoarashi to use Tackle against him.
Japan 14:51 1997-1998-M27 激闘果てしなく~逃げろや逃げろ!
Japanese (Romanized): Nigero ya Nigero!
Japanese (Trans): Run Away, Run Away!
Satoshi takes apples from a tree and then... a Spear!
Japan 15:30 1997-1998-M12-1 シオンへの道‐クチバより
Japanese (Romanized): Shion e no michi - Kuchiba yori
Japanese (Trans): The Road to Shion - From Kuchiba
Satoshi throws sticks into the air for Hinoarashi to hit with Flamethrower.
Japan 16:56 1997-1998-M14 Rocket-Powered Disaster! The second battle between Miki and Satoshi begins.
Japan 18:57 1999-2001-M28 The Day Is Conquered!! Hinoarashi still has strength to keep battling against Airmd.
Japan 20:42 1999-2001-M03 ニビシティ
Japanese (Romanized): Nibi City
Japanese (Trans): Nibi City
The group parts ways with Miki and then heads to Kogane City.
Japan 21:36 Movie 1 Short - Madatsubomi Eyecatch Rocket Gang are tied in front of their deflated balloon, beside a tree.
Japan 21:44 ポケモンはらはらはらはらリレー(むずかし版)
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Haraharaharahara Relay (Muzukashi-ban)
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Nervous-Nervous Relay (Difficult Version)
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:06 1997-1998-M33A Professor Okido's Pokémon Lectures Professor Okido's Pokémon Lecture
Japan 23:10 1997-1998-M18B トキワへの道‐マサラより
Japanese (Romanized): Tokiwa e no michi - Masara yori
Japanese (Trans): The Road to Tokiwa - From Masara
Okido explains the characteristics of Nidoking.
Japan 23:54 Okido's Senryū Theme Okido recites a Senryū.
Japan 24:05 Mezase Pokémon Master Instrumental Johto Episode 37 preview

Dub Music:

Time Track Notes
United States 00:00 Pokémon Johto Opening Theme for the English Dub
United States 01:05 1999-2001-M02 タイトル
Japanese (Romanized): Title
Japanese (Trans): Title
The group comes out from the Pokémon Center and...
United States 01:50 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Title Card
United States 02:13 1997-1998-M26 ロケット団隠密作戦
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen
Japanese (Trans): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes
Team Rocket hears the group's conversation and comes out from the bushes.
United States 04:57 1997-1998-M13 戦い(VS野生ポケモン)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS yasei Pokémon)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Wild Pokémon)
The battle between Miki and Brock begins.
United States 06:11 1999-2001-M20 戦闘!トレーナー(ジョウト)
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Trainer (Jouto)
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Trainer (Jouto)
Ash offers to battle Miki with his Cyndaquil.
United States 07:49 1999-2001-M23 ラジオとう占拠!
Japanese (Romanized): Radio-tō senkyo
Japanese (Trans): The Radio Tower Takeover
Miki's Skarmory flies at Cyndaquil, the latter being injured.
United States 08:25 1997-1998-M20 なんだかんだと聞かれたら…
Japanese (Romanized): Nandakanda to Kikaretara…
Japanese (Trans): If You Ask Us About Whatever…
Team Rocket's Motto
United States 08:51 1997-1998-M17 絶対絶命
Japanese (Romanized): Zettai Zetsumei
Japanese (Trans): Desperate Situation
Team Rocket refuses to let go Skarmory and Cyndaquil.
United States 09:51 1999-2001-M21 こうそくせん
Japanese (Romanized): Kōsokusen
Japanese (Trans): The High-speed Liner
Skarmory arrives to use Steel Wing to pop Team Rocket's balloon.
United States 10:38 1999-2001-M01 29ばんどうろ
Japanese (Romanized): 29-ban dōro
Japanese (Trans): Route 29
The group and their Pokémon eat at Miki's house.
United States 14:27 1997-1998-M27 激闘果てしなく~逃げろや逃げろ!
Japanese (Romanized): Nigero ya Nigero!
Japanese (Trans): Run Away, Run Away!
Ash takes apples from a tree and then... a Beedrill!
United States 15:06 1997-1998-M12-1 シオンへの道‐クチバより
Japanese (Romanized): Shion e no michi - Kuchiba yori
Japanese (Trans): The Road to Shion - From Kuchiba
Ash throws sticks into the air for Cyndaquil to hit with Flamethrower.
United States 16:32 1997-1998-M14 Rocket-Powered Disaster! The second battle between Miki and Ash begins.
United States 18:33 1999-2001-M28 The Day Is Conquered!! Cyndaquil still has strength to keep battling against Skarmory.
United States 20:13 You Can Do It (If You Really Try) An instrumental version plays when the group parts ways with Miki and then heads to Goldenrod City.
United States 21:13 Movie 1 Short - Madatsubomi Eyecatch Team Rocket are tied in front of their deflated balloon, beside a tree.
United States 21:20 You & Me & Pokémon Pokémon Karaokémon
United States 22:20 Pokémon Johto Ending Theme for the English Dub

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 27
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 19
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