The start intro in ActRaiser seems to be ok, now.
The Japanese rom will get you music and a title screen and even allow you to start and play.
The US version shows the title fine, but no music. Then, when you press start, you get a black screen.
Sorry, for the missing details.
I was talking about graphics in start intro only, tested on (J) version. Because before it was looking funny.
And yes, for (U) and (E) versions, the music is missing.