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This page lists the musical themes in Senran Kagura Burst, as well as information and composer notes.

Senran Kagura: Skirting Shadows

[01] ♪♫ Chaos in Bloom (Inst.)

Comp: Tatsushi Hayashi

Arr: Tatsushi Hayashi

[Details]

“Instrumental version of the theme song for [Skirting Shadows]. It's meant to covey the determination of the girls who seek to become shinobi.”

[02] ♪♫ Readiness of Shinobi

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

“The quiet intensity and resolution of the Hanzo Girls is what this track represents. The piano and shakuhachi sound should give a sense of tension, of something coming.”

[03] ♪♫ Always Smiling

Comp: AkiHee Motomiya

[Details]

“Ninja Room BGM for the first half of the game. I wanted it to be pleasant, evoking light conversation with friends.”

[04] ♪♫ Girl Talk

Comp: Mutsumi ishimura

[Details]

“Whatever else they might be, the girls are still in the academy. Of COURSE they chatter and giggle. Shinobi or not, I was hoping to show their "normal" sides.”

[05] ♪♫ Past and Destiny

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

“A short piece that reflects how the girls bear such responsibility, and they still manage to face it while remaining calm and strong-willed.”

[06] ♪♫ My Friends Are Here

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

“A track for when reinforcements arrive, just when things seem their worst. The girls have learned from so many battles that they communicate without words.”

[07] ♪♫ Shinobi Training

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

“Training mission BGM. It should feel like a single-minded push to train as hard as possible...! Who cares if my clothes get ruined? That's the mood I was going for.”

[08] ♪♫ In The Name Of Justice

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

Asuka's pre-transformation BGM. Since she's a pretty orthodox shinobi, I used a lot of familiar, traditional Japanese sounds. Justice will prevail!”

[09] ♪♫ Like a Beautiful Dance

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

Ikaruga's pre-transformation BGM. It's based on Schickhardt's Sonata with some pop chords and a dash of Japanese style. May she always have honor and skill!”

[10] ♪♫ Bring On The Powerful

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

Katsuragi's pre-transformation BGM. I used a tremolo biwa to emphasize her wild, tempestuous "I've just gotta have a tough opponent!" attitude.”

[11] ♪♫ A Hidden Will to Fight

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

Yagyu's pre-transformation BGM. The character is always calm, so I wanted to the track to show off her rational and coherent state of mind.”

[12] ♪♫ I Can Go It Alone!

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

Hibari's pre-transformation BGM. For all the trouble she causes, she's a very reliable girl. Cheerful, guileless and a bit clumsy are tones I wanted to set.”

[13] ♪♫ In My Grandpa's Name

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

Asuka's post-transformation BGM. The post-transform tracks are based on the pre-transform ones. try comparing them! This one should stoke Asuka's fires.”

[14] ♪♫ Hien Wakes

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

Ikaruga's post-transformation BGM. I wanted to covey how Ikaruga is truly unstoppable when angered, with baroque. I hope you like the faint basso continuo!”

[15] ♪♫ Anxious Blood

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

Katsuragi's post-transformation BGM.  The precision of the biwa is an odd for for Katsuragi's rough nature, but I think it works well in this instance.”

[16] ♪♫ Believe In Yourself

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

Yagyu's pre-transformation BGM. I was trying for something that would suit my impression of the character, something melodious and intense.”

[17] ♪♫ I Have to Do Something!

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

Hibari's pre-transformation BGM. This should convey Hibari's desire to work to keep up with everyone. This should power up Ninto too!”

[18] ♪♫ Don't Mock Me!

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

Hibari's fight BGM. "If I decide to get serious, I can do it!" in music form. She may not be as skilled as all that, but her determination is something to behold!”

[19] ♪♫ One I Must Protect

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

“The theme of the hot-natured and boyish Daidouji. I wanted to convey her strength and refusal to lose.”

[20] ♪♫ I Have to Do Something!

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

“The theme for the Hebijo Academy. I pictured the girls to be burning up with spirit just before a major battle.”

[21] ♪♫ To the Top!

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

“The violent & heated theme of the fight with Homura. It should feel like she does: hot-tempered with a hint of nobility.”

[22] ♪♫ A Silent Fury

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

Yomi's fight BGM. Since she considers Ikaruga an enemy for her upbringing, I wanted it to feel formal but vain. Notice the 4/4 beat with the guitar melody.”

[23] ♪♫ Frenzied Soul

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

“The fight with the apathetic, languorous Hikage. I laid down guitar throughout, to give a sense of relentlessness.”

[24] ♪♫ To the Worthless

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

Mirai's combat BGM. It mixes piano and rock to showcase the gothic lolita style. Since she especially hates being ignored, I wanted to show her true delicate nature.”

[25] ♪♫ I'm Such a Tease

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

Haruka's BGM. Her sex appeal made me think of France and Piazolla. Despite her pink attire, she's extremely sadistic, so I gave her a nicely dark theme.”

[26] ♪♫ Destiny (Shinobi Law)

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

“Final battle with Homura BGM. I wanted to give the impression of incredible heat to go along with the final battle. I hope you enjoy the hook in the gloomy guitar solo.”

[27] ♪♫ Chaos in Bloom (loop.)

Song: Hitomi Harada, Asami Imai, Yu Kobayashi, Kaori Mizuhashi, Yuka Iguchi 

Lyr: Miko Hazuki

Comp: Tatsushi Hayashi

Arr: Tatsushi Hayashi

[Details]

“Looped version of the theme song for [Skirting Shadows]. Hopefully, it gives the impression of a fierce battle between the bearers of the Ultimate Ninja Arts.”

[28] ♪♫ Certainty of the Beaten

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

“Those who lose in battle must die, sayeth the Hebijo. How do they accept this so calmly? Even if evil, is this okay? I wanted to convey this complex emotion.”

[29] ♪♫ Duel Rhapsody

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

“The fight BGM for Orochi, the huge and ferocious creature, intent on destruction. Its unearthly roar is utterly terrifying. What might happen by your bed tonight?!”

[30] ♪♫ Dance Fever

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

“Daidoji's round-robin fight BGM. I tried to express her willingness to take on all comers, one after another, in this fight. I made it shuffle to keep it light.”

[31] ♪♫ Portrait

Song: Airu Kondo

Lyr: Kenichiro Takaki, Kanako Kinoshita

Comp: Tatsushi Kayashi

Arr: Tatsuya Hayashi

[Details]

“Ending Theme for [Skirting Shadows]. It should convey relief after the final battle, & hopefully a more peaceful time following the Path of the Shinobi.”

Senran Kagura: Crimson Girls

[01] ♪♫ The Crimson Law (Inst.)

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

“BGM for the fight between Asuka and Homura. Based on an arrangement of "Destiny (Shinobi Law)," this version is appropriate for this mighty battle.”

[02] ♪♫ Classmate

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

“Even evil shinobi need time to catch a breath and relax with friends. This track shows their softer side, so it has a bright melody for a sense of transparency.”

[03] ♪♫ Heart to Heart

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

“That moment of regret when one's heart opens and stubbornness is set aside, But it's still a moment of growth. It's a short track, but it's moving. it's okay to cry!”

[04] ♪♫ The Crimson Sorrow

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

“Being prepared for death doesn't mean seeking death. No one seeks out oblivion. "Sadness" is an apt enough term, but no words can describe losing a dear friend.”

[05] ♪♫ We're Still Girls

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

“Never forget: Hebijo students are still girls, just as likely to talk and giggle at the unmentionable as anyone else. See what they're like in off-hours.”

[06] ♪♫ The Crimson Warrior!

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

“Theme of Homura's strongest belief and desire. I wanted a melody and guitar solo that wouldn't get lost against the strong guitar rhythm track.”

[07] ♪♫ Envious Gaze

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

“Meant to convey the desire to seek true friendship. I kept the backing tracks simple so it won't overpower the melody and added some guitar for seasoning.”

[08] ♪♫ Seeking A Heart

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

“Meant to express the curiosity and rationale of Hikage. The melody is arranged to emphasize this. It's also a song for her wish to obtain emotion.”

[09] ♪♫ I Know I Can Do It

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

“"I found a way to get people to notice me. It's kinda childish, but I'm a shy person, and I need a way to keep up!" Hopefully, it conveys that she's out of her depth.”

[10] ♪♫ My Dolls

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

“"It won't hurt when I let you be one of my dolls, haha. I'll be gentle and sweet as I torture you." Enjoy this tune, written in a passionate Spanish style.”

[11] ♪♫ Knower of Yin and Yang

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

“A strong decision and an anxiety residing in the crevice of a good shinobi. Have no pity and never reveal that anxiety, no... have it removed entirely...”

[12] ♪♫ In Solitude & Friendship

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

“Track for a painful fight between friends. The mixed emotions of the girls are represented by powerful guitar riffs, unstable harmony, drums and synth.”

[13] ♪♫ The Swallow Mask!

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

“Comical arrangement of Ikaruga's theme. Serious baroque elements, interspersed with the cute and silly. Compare the two. If you're good, maybe she'll come back?!”

[14] ♪♫ Where Are Your Friends

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

“I wanted to convey a sense of oppression and a serious tone as the final battle with Orochi nears. I used many layers of Japanese drums and composed around them.”

[15] ♪♫ The Curse of Orochi

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

“The nightmare attacks. This conveys the fearsome curse of Orochi. Though it is the "huge battle theme," I wanted the feel of menace to be foremost.”

[16] ♪♫ Tears of an Evil Shinobi

Comp: Mutsumi Ishimura

[Details]

“In spite of being evil, that does not mean they're not ruthless. The final decision, the true feelings of witnessing reality, and tears. All moving scenes can use this.”

[17] ♪♫ Burning Fury

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

“Represents the chaotic emotions of two friends at war, caught inside a black hole of despair. I tried to keep the melody prevalent throughout the track. ”

[18] ♪♫ Beautiful Ex-Teacher

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

“I represented the courage and strength in inevitable fight with the teacher with an up-tempo backing track and a melancholy melody.”

[19] ♪♫ The Crimson Law

Song: Eri Kitamura

Lyr: Kenichiro Takaki

Comp: AkiHee Motoyama

[Details]

“Lyrics to the theme for [Crimson Girls] convey the Hebijo girls' thoughts thus far and the future. I wish nothing but happiness for the girls.”

[20] ♪♫ Heat Haze

Song: ARTERY VEIN

Lyr: Tomoyuki Hamada

Comp: Tomoyuki Hamada

Arr: Shinichi Yuuki

[Details]

“The emotional ties, plus the beginning and end between these girls, who've survived a long fight. It should be hopeful rather than sad. I hope this comes across.”

[21] ♪♫ Heat Haze (Inst.)

Comp: Tomoyuki Hamada

Arr: Shinichi Yuuki

[Details]

“The ending theme for [Crimson Girls]. A version of Heat Haze without vocals.”

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