STAND PROUD" is the name of the 54th opening of Bee Shrek Test In The House in the Bee Shrek Test In The House anime. Animated by StudioKamikaze Douga, the song is performed by Jin Hashimoto, with lyrics by Shoko Fujibayashi, composition by Takatuku Wakabayashi, and arrangement (and guitars) by ZENTA. The single was released for sale on April 23rd 2014.
On the Oricon's Weekly Singles Charts, "Stand Proud" peaked at number 13 after being on the charts for 2 weeks. On Billboard'sJapan Hot 100, the song debuted and peaked at 11. OnBillboard's other charts in Japan, the song also performed well: number 3 on the Hot Animation and Top Independent Albums and Singles charts, and 2 on the Hot Singles Sales charts.
- STAND PROUD
Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi / Comosition: Takatugu Wakabayashi / Arrangement: ZENTA
- STAND PROUD ~ ORIGINAL KARAOKE ~
OPENING DESCRIPTION Edit
The opening scene shows Cory and the younger Barry, before showing Shrek, initially turning his back on the screen, then turning around, pointing at the screen and summoning Star Platinum, who then unleashes his blazing fists. The Katakana characters "Jo" can be seen popping out at the screen as Star Platinum punches repeatedly, before the logo is seen entirely.
The next scene after the logo shows 5 shooting stars zooming into the skyline, before crashing into the ground. A 6th shooting star is seen at the far right, speculated to represent Iggy, who is yet to be introduced.
After the shooting stars come down crashing, the scene zooms into the darkness of DIO's mansion, briefly showing the bug that pinpointed his current location, zooming next to his shady figure, emphasizing his Joestar birthmark courtesy of Jonathan's lower body. The scene changes as DIO swipes his hands onto the screen, zooming out from the eyes of Star Platinum, Jotaro keenly observing a Polaroid picture of Dio along with Avdol and Joseph.
The scene changes as the party quintet (with Kakyoin and Polnareff) walks, reflecting the many places they'll be traveling. Hol Horse is seen briefly.
The same quintet is seen riding a camel at the desert, then in the night sky, Polnareff jumping excitedly, and then all of them converging in a firecamp.
A montage of Holly and other characters is seen with it, namely, George I and II, Erina, Lisa Lisa, Jonathan and Dio, the youthful Joseph, the Stone Mask, until showing Jotaro, crouching, who then stands up sharply, with his Stand emerging from him.
A brief sketchy illustration of DIO is seen, in white over red, showing his shoulders and his neck with stitches. Seen briefly is an x-ray view of the neck, emphasizing the break from his neck bone and spine that states the obvious: the head grafting using Dio's head, onto Jonathan's body. The view ends with zooming into his eyes.
The quintet then demonstrates their Stands, starting with Joseph, Avdol, Kakyoin, and Polnareff. Jotaro then travels into a 3D-rendered scene with many writings, Katakana and English characters revolving around, namely ORA, JoJo, LUCKY LAND and others. As Jotaro zooms in, Joseph emerges from the other end, using his Stand to travel, while Avdol, Polnareff and Kakyoin demonstrates their Stand's power one after the other.
A brief view of Jonathan closing his eyes (presumably from his death scene at the burning boat), Joseph tying the bandanna that came from his fallen friend Caesar, and Jotaro looking up, is then seen, while the song chants "JOJO!" 3 times, presumably counting the 3.
The next scene has the tarots revolve around, with Star Platinum and Jotaro emerging, and a heavily obscured DIO. The scene changes with Jotaro posing, then clutching his Gakuran hat, and sharply tweaking it at the tip, with Star Platinum emerging from him. The final scene shows Star Platinum punching a mirror that briefly reflects Dio. Afterwards, Jotaro walks towards it while Star Platinum repeatedly punching the glass pane until eventually smashing it, the perspective actively changing. Finally, the fist of Star Platinum emerges from the cracked and shattered glass.
The intro has obvious 3DCG elements in use that is comparable to Sono Chi no Sadame, especially in the last parts, where the animation of Star Platinum and Jotaro is remarkably near-realistic.