Dragon Ball Z Game Music series

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Dragon Ball Z Game Music is a series of soundtracks of various video games based on the popular anime Dragon Ball Z for the Famicom, Super Famicom, PlayStation, and Saturn consoles. They were produced from 1993 to 1996. Most, with some exceptions, were distributed by Forte Music Entertainment.

Gaiden[edit]

Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyan Zetsumetsu Keikaku Game Music
Soundtrack album by Keiju Ishikawa
Released October 21, 1993 (1993-10-21)
Genre Anime/video game
Length 45:04
Language Japanese
Label Forte Music Entertainment

Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyan Zetsumetsu Keikaku Game Music (ドラゴンボールZ外伝 サイヤ人絶滅計画ゲームミュージック Doragon Boru Zetto Gaiden: Saiyan Zetsumetsu Keikaku Gēmu Myūjikku?, Dragon Ball Z Side Story: Plan To Eliminate the Saiyans Game Music) is the official licensed soundtrack of the Dragon Ball Z video game by the same name for the Famicom system and later the Playdia's Shin Saiyan Zetsumetsu Keikaku Parts 1 and 2. It was released by Forte Music Entertainment on October 21, 1993, in Japan only.[1]

It features music that was composed and arranged by Keiju Ishikawa. For the most part, the arrangement is composed of synthesizer keyboard-based work with added drum loops; however, there are a few tracks that contain guitar work. One feature on this album is that the tracks are listed in English instead of Japanese.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Main Theme of "Gaiden"
  2. Search For Destron Gas
  3. The Earth Field
  4. Pacify A Storm
  5. A Skirmish
  6. Four Emperors
  7. Grand Battle
  8. Polluted Town
  9. Planet Darkness
  10. A One-Eyed Old Doctor
  11. Ephemeral Requiem

Super Butoden[edit]

Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden Game Music
Soundtrack album by Hyper Monolith
Released March 27, 1993 (1993-03-27)
Genre Anime/Video Game
Length 46:25
Language Japanese
Label Columbia

Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden Game Music (ドラゴンボールZ超武闘伝ゲームミュージック Doragon Bōru Zetto Chō Butōden Gēmu Myūjikku?, Dragon Ball Z: Super Fighting Story Game Music) is the official licensed soundtrack of the Dragon Ball Z video game by the same name. It was released by Columbia Records on March 27, 1993 in Japan only.[2]

This album features arranged (reproduced in a higher quality of musical resources.) tracks that were performed by Hyper Monolith.

Track listing[edit]

  1. 《オープニング》超武闘伝のテーマ
    《Ōpuningu》 Sūpā Butôden no Tēma/《Opening》 Theme of Super Butôden
  2. 《バトルステージ1》ピッコロのテーマ
    《Batoru Sutēji Wan》 Pikkoro no Tēma/《Battle Stage 1》 Theme of Piccolo
  3. 《バトルステージ2》ベジータのテーマ
    《Batoru Sutēji Tzu》 Bejīta no Tēma/《Battle Stage 2》 Theme of Vegeta
  4. 《バトルステージ3》フリーザのテーマ
    《Batoru Sutēji Surī》 Furīza no Tēma/《Battle Stage 3》 Theme of Freeza
  5. 《バトルステージ4》人造人間20号のテーマ
    《Batoru Sutēji Foru》Jinzōningen Jūnigō no Tēma/《Battle Stage 4》Theme of Artificial Human #20
  6. 《バトルステージ5》人造人間18号のテーマ
    《Batoru Sutēji Faivu》Jinzōningen Jūhachigō no Tēma/《Battle Stage 5》Theme of Artificial Human #18
  7. コンティニューのテーマ
    Kontinyū no Tēma/Theme of Continue
  8. 《バトルステージ6》セルのテーマ
    《Batoru Sutēji Shikkusu》Seru no Tēma/《Battle Stage 6》Theme of Cell
  9. 《バトルステージ7》人造人間16号のテーマ
    《Batoru Sutēji Seban》Jinzôningen Jūrokugō no Tēma/《Battle Stage 7》Theme of Artificial Human #16
  10. 《バトルステージ8》セル完全体のテーマ
    《Batoru Sutēji Etto》Seru Kanzentai no Tēma/《Battle Stage 8》 Theme of Perfect Cell
  11. ファイナル・バトルのテーマ
    Fainaru Batoru no Tēma/Theme of Final Battle
  12. 《エンディング》新たなる闘いへ
    《Endingu》Arata Naru Tatakai e/《Ending》Toward a New Battle
  13. 《???》超武闘伝:?のテーマ
    《???》Sūpā Butōden: ? no Tēma/《???》Theme of Super Butôden: ?

Super Butoden 2[edit]

Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2 Game Music
Soundtrack album by Kenji Yamamoto
Released December 21, 1993 (1993-12-21)
Genre Anime/Video Game
Length 49:39
Language Japanese
Label Forte Music Entertainment
Producer Takashi Uchida

Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2 Game Music (ドラゴンボールZ超武闘伝ゲームミュージック Doragon Bōru Zetto Chō Butōden Tzū Gēmu Myūjikku?, Dragon Ball Z: Super Fighting Story 2 Game Music) is the official licensed soundtrack of the Dragon Ball Z video game by the same name. It was released by Forte Music Entertainment on December 21, 1993 in Japan only.[3]

This album features arranged tracks, two of which were performed by a live orchestra and the rest remixed reprises.

Track listing[edit]

  1. オーブニング
    Ōpuningu/Opening
  2. Suite:1 武闘伝モード
    Suite:Wan Butōden Mōdo/Suite:1 Butōden Mode
  3. ベジータのテーマ
    Bejīta no Tēma/Theme of Vegeta
  4. サンギャのテーマ
    Zangya no Tēma/Theme of Zangya
  5. 孫悟飯のテーマ
    Son Gohan no Tēma/Theme of Son Gohan
  6. ピッコロのテーマ
    Pikkoro no Tēma/Theme of Piccolo
  7. セルのテーマ
    Seru no Tēma/Theme of Cell
  8. ボージャックのテーマ
    Bōjakku no Tēma/Theme of Bojack
  9. トランクスのテーマ
    Torankusu no Tēma/Theme of Trunks
  10. Suite:2 ファイナルバトル~エンティング
    Suite:Tzū Fainaru Batoru~Endingu/Suite:2 Final Battle: Ending

Super Butoden 3[edit]

Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 3 Game Music
Soundtrack album by Kenji Yamamoto
Released October 21, 1994 (1994-10-21)
Genre Anime/Video Game
Length 40:38
Language Japanese
Label Forte Music Entertainment

Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 3 Game Music (ドラゴンボールZ超武闘伝3 ゲームミュージック Doragon Bōru Zetto Chô Butôden Surī Gēmu Myūjikku?, Dragon Ball Z: Super Fighting Story 3 Game Music) is the official licened soundtrack of the Dragon Ball Z video game by the same name. It was released by Forte Music Entertainment on October 21, 1994 in Japan only.[4]

This album features arranged (reproduced in a higher quality of musical resources) remixes by Kenji Yamamoto, since a majority of the compositions also appeared in Super Butoden 2.

Track listing[edit]

  1. OVERTURE~迫る!!「天下一武道会」~
    OVERTURE~Semaru!! "Tenkaichi Budôkai"~/Overture: Drawing near!! The "Tenkaichi Budokai"
  2. 「オープニングテーマⅢ」~激動の「天下一武道会」開催!!~
    "Ōpuningu Tēma Surī"~Gekidô no "Tenkaichi Budôkai" Kaisai!!~/"Opening Theme III": The Chaotic "Tenkaichi Budôkai" Convenes!!
  3. 孫悟天トランクス」~少年の部、決勝戦~
    [Son Goten~Torankusu]~Shônen no Bu, Kesshôsen~/"Son Goten~Trunks": Category of Juveniles, Final Games
  4. 「新Z戦士」~本戦始まる!!~
    [Shin Zetto Senshi]~Hon Sen Hajimaru!!~/"New Z Warrior": True Battle Begins!!
  5. 「魔人ブウ」Variation~悪の魔導師登場!!~
    [Majin Buu] Variation~Aku no Madôshi Tôjô!!~/"Majin Buu" Variation: Evil Magician Enters!!
  6. 悟空」と「ベジータ」のメドレー~宿命の対決~
    [Gokū] to [Bejīta] no Medorē~Shukumei no Taiketsu~/ Medley of "Goku" and "Vegeta": Showdown of Fate
  7. 魔人ブウ」~魔人の復活~
    [Majin Buu]~Majin no Fukkatsu~/"Majin Buu": Revival of Majin
  8. 「青年トランクス」のテーマ Variation~未来から来た超戦士~
    [Seinen TORANKUSU] no TĒMA Variation~Mirai kara Kita Chô Senshi~/Theme of "Young Trunks" Variation: Super Warrior that came from the Future
  9. 「エンディングテーマⅢ」~「孫悟空」Variation~
    [Endingu Tēma Surī]~[Son Gokū] Variation~/"Ending Theme III": "Son Goku" Variation
  10. FINALE~「凶戦士ベジータ」Power up version~
    FINALE~[Kyô Senshi Bejīta] Power up version~/FINALE:"Evil Warrior Vegeta" Power up version

Super Gokuden[edit]

Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden Assault Compilation Game Music
Soundtrack album by Kenji Yamamoto
Released April 21, 1995 (1995-04-21)
Genre Anime/Video Game
Length 51:03
Language Japanese
Label Forte Music Entertainment

Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden Assault Compilation Game Music (ドラゴンボールZ超悟空伝突激編ゲームミューヅック Doragon Bōru Zetto Chō Gokūden Totsugeki-hen Gēmu Myūjikku?) is the official soundtrack of the Dragon Ball Z video game by the same name for the Super Famicom. It was released on April 21, 1995 in Japan only.[5]

This feature arranged work composed by Kenji Yamamoto. A few tracks on this album were performed by orchestra. The soundtrack has been referred as ahead of its time.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. 孫悟空の旅立ち
    Son Gokū no Tabidachi/Embarkation of Son Goku
  2. 龍球を求めて
    Ryū-Dama wo Motomete/Seeking Out the Dragon Balls
  3. エンカウント
    Enkaunto/Encounter
  4. 陽気な仲間達
    Yōki na Nakamatachi/Cheerful Friends
  5. ブリッジ2:ミッション
    Burijji Tzū: Misshon/Bridge 2: Mission
  6. 偉大な師匠のもとで…
    Idai na Shishō no Motode.../Payment of a Great Teacher...
  7. 天下一武道会
    Tenkaichi Budōkai
  8. 恐怖の瞬間!!
    Kyōfu no Shunkan!!/Moment of Fear!!
  9. 決意!!
    Ketsui!!/Determination!!
  10. ブリッジ1:ちょっとひといき‥
    Burijji Wan: Chotto Hitoiki../Bridge 1: A Little Breather..
  11. 大魔王復活!!
    Daimaō Fukkatsu!!/The Great Demon King Revived!!
  12. 突激!孫悟空
    Totsugeki! Son Gokū/A Violent Strike! Son Goku
  13. エピローグ-ピッコロ大魔王の終焉-
    Epirōgu~Pikkoro Daimaō no Shūen~/Epilogue: Final Moments of Piccolo The Great Demon King

Ultimate Battle 22[edit]

Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 Game Music Birth Compilation
Soundtrack album by Kenji Yamamoto
Released July 21, 1995 (1995-07-21)
Genre Anime/Video Game
Length 45:04
Language Japanese
Label Forte Music Entertainment

Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 Game Music Birth Compilation (ドラゴンボールZ アルティメイトバトル22 ゲームミューヅック 誕生編 Doragon Bōru Zetto Arutimeito Batoru Towintetzū Gēmu Myūjikku Tanjō-hen?) is the licensed soundtrack of the Dragon Ball Z video game by the same name that was exclusively for the PlayStation. It was released by Forte Music Entertainment on July 21, 1995 in Japan only.[7]

This album features arranged versions of the game's music, composed by video game composer Kenji Yamamoto, as well as a vocal duet of the game's closing theme, Eien no Yakusoku, by Hironobu Kageyama and Kuko.

Track listing[edit]

  1. 永遠の約束・オーバーチュア
    Eien no Yakusoku Ōbāchua/Promise of Eternity: Overture
  2. アルティメットバトル22・オープニング#1~#2
    Aruteimeito Batoru Towintetzū Ōpuningu #Wan~#Tzū/Ultimate Battle 22 Opening #1~#2
  3. 戦場を駆ける
    Senjô wo Kakeru/Running onto the Battlefield
  4. Suite 5人の超戦士
    Suite Faivu no Chôsenshi/Suite: The 5 Super-Warriors
  5. 集う超戦士たち
    Tsudô Chôsenshitachi/The Super-Warriors Gather
  6. 限界!!超サイヤ人3
    Genkai!! Sūpā Saiyajin Surī/The Limit!! Super Saiyan 3
  7. ロイヤルガード
    Roiyaru Gādo/Royal Guard
  8. 絶体絶命!!
    Zettai Zetsumei!!/Absolute Death!!
  9. 最強の挑戦者!!
    Saikyô no Chôsensha!!/The Strongest Challenger!!
  10. TRUNKS
  11. 戦いは続く・・・
    Tatakai Tsuzuku.../The Fighting Continues...
  12. 最凶を賭けて!
    Saikyô wo Kakete!/Wagering On The Worst Luck!
  13. 地球の救世主!?
    Chikyū no Kyūseishu!?/Savior of Earth!?
  14. Suite 名場面シナリオ
    Suite: Nabamen Shinario/Suite: Famous Scene Scenario
  15. がんばれ!正義のヒーロー
    Ganbare! Seigi no Hīrō/Do Your Best! Hero of The Righteous
  16. 死神の降臨・・・
    Shinigami no Kôtan.../Birth of a God of Death
  17. 永遠の約束 デュエットバーション
    Eien no Yakusoku Duetto Bājon/Eternal Promise Duet Version

Awakening Compilation[edit]

Dragon Ball Z: Game Music Awaking Compilation
Soundtrack album by Kenji Yamamoto
Released December 21, 1995 (1995-12-21)
Genre Anime/Video Game
Length 59:53
Language Japanese
Label Columbia

Dragon Ball Z: Game Music Awakening Compilation (ドラゴンボールZゲームミュージック・覚醒編 Doragon Bōru Zetto Gēmu Myūjikku Kakusei-hen?) is video game soundtrack album of various video games of the anime Dragon Ball Z. It was released Columbia Records on December 21, 1995 in Japan only.[8]

The album features music from both Super Gokuden 2 and Ultimate Battle 22 composed and performed by Kenji Yamamoto. Also included, are the vocal versions of "Hikari no Willpower" and "Namidami Taina Ame ga Furu", plus vocal and karaoke version of "Eien no Yakusoku" by Hironobu Kageyama and Kuko.

Track listing[edit]

  1. 覚醒編・オープニングテーマ
    Kakuseihen Ōpuningu Tēma/Awakening Edition Opening Theme
  2. 光のWILL POWER
    Hikari no WILL POWER/Willpower of Light
  3. Suite 「強襲!!」
    Suite Kyôshū!!/Suite "Violent Assault!!"
  4. Bridge「果てしない冒険」
    Bridge [Hateshinai Bôken]/Bridge "Everlasting Adventure"
  5. 絶体絶命
    Zettaizetsumei/A Desperate Situation
  6. 戦場を駆ける
    Senjô o Kakeru/Running Battlefields
  7. 死神の降誕
    Shinigami no Kôtan/The God of Death's Royal Birth
  8. Bridge「神秘の世界」
    Bridge [Shinpi no Sekai]/Bridge "World of Mystery"
  9. Suite「陽気な仲間たち2」
    Suite "Yôki na Nakamatachi 2"/Suite: Cheerful Friends 2
  10. 界王星
    Kaiôsei/Kaiô Student
  11. 哀歌(エレジー)
    Aika (Erejī)/Sad Song (Elegy)
  12. Z戦士のテーマ
    Zetto Senshi no Tēma/ Theme of The Z Warriors
  13. Bridge「ちょっとひといき・・・2」
    Bridge [Chottohitoiki...Tzū]/Bridge "A Short Break...2"
  14. Suite「闘いの挽歌」
    Suite "Tatakai no Banka"/Suite: The Battle's Fight Song
  15. 孫悟空・・・復活!!
    Son Gokū... Fukkatsu!!/Son Goku... Revival!!
  16. Suite「レクイエム」
    Suite [Rekuiemu]/Suite "Requiem"
  17. ナメック星崩壊!!(ゲーム未収録曲)
    Namekkusei Hôkai!! (Gēmu Mishūrokukyoku)/Planet Namek Collapsing!! (Unrecorded Game Song)
  18. エンディングテーマ「涙みたいな雨が降る」
    Endeingu Tēma "Namidami Taina Ame ga Furu" [Bōnesu Torakku]/Ending Theme: Tears Falling As It Rain "Bonus Track"
  19. 「永遠の約束」カラオケ指導
    "Eien no Yakusoku" Karaoke Shidô/Promise of Eternity: Karaoke Guidance
  20. 「永遠の約束」オリジナル・カラオケ
    "Eien no Yakusoku" Orijinaru Karaoke/"Promise of Eternity" Original Karaoke

Rebirth Compilation[edit]

Dragon Ball Z: Game Music Rebirth Compilation
Soundtrack album by Kenji Yamamoto
Released April 20, 1996 (1996-04-20)
Genre Anime/Video Game
Length 58:42
Language Japanese
Label Columbia

Dragon Ball Z: Game Music Rebirth Compilation (ドラゴンボールZゲームミュージック・再生編 Doragon Bōru Zetto Gēmu Myūjikku Saisei-hen?) is a licensed video game soundtrack from various games of Dragon Ball Z, and is also the follow-up to the album Dragon Ball Z: Game Music Awakening Compilation. It was released by Columbia Records on April 20, 1996 in Japan only.[9]

This release includes music from Shin Butoden and Hyper Dimension to name a few. The album cover has miss lead many people to believing that the album is exclusive to the music of Hyper Dimension.

Track listing[edit]

  1. 真武闘伝のテーマ
    Shin Butōden no Tēma/Theme of True Fighting Story
  2. 闘いの挽歌
    Tatakai no Banka/Elegy of Battle
  3. 決戦!
    Kessen!/Decisive Battle!
  4. ベジータのテーマ
    Bejīta no Tēma/Theme of Vegeta
  5. THEME OF HYPER DIMENSION
  6. BATTLE EDITION
  7. DANGER SIGNAL
  8. DEAR
  9. ザーボンのテーマ
    Zābon no Tēma/Theme of Zarbon
  10. Mr.サタンモード
    Mr.Satan Mōdo/Mr. Satan Mode
  11. 怒れ,悟飯!!
    Okore, Gohan!!/Get Angry, Gohan!!
  12. 凶戦士ベジータ
    Kyō Senshi Bejīta/Evil Warrior Vegeta
  13. 宿命の対決
    Shukumei no Taiketsu/Confrontation of Destiny
  14. エンディングテーマ「灼熱のファイティング」
    Endingu Tēma [Shakunetsu no FIGHTING]/Ending Theme [Incandescence of Fighting]
  15. まひるの闇~Prince Of Darkness~
    Mahiru no Yami~Prince Of Darkness~/Darkness of Midday~Prince Of Darkness~
  16. 光のWILL POWER(オリジナル・カラオケ)(ボーナストラック)
    Hikari no WILL POWER (orijinaru karaoke) (Bōnasu Torakku)/Willpower of Light [Original Karaoke] (Bonus Track)

Track Credits[edit]

1-13.Kenji Yamamoto
14.Hironobu Kageyama
15.Shin'ichi Ishihara

Idainaru Dragon Ball Densetsu[edit]

Dragon Ball Z: Indainaru Dragon Ball Densetsu Game Music
Soundtrack album by Kenji Yamamoto
Released August 21, 1996 (1996-08-21)
October 21, 2001 (2001-10-21)
Genre Anime/Video Game
Length 34:52
Language Japanese
Label Columbia

Dragon Ball Z: Indainaru Dragon Ball Densetsu Game Music (ドラゴンボールZ偉大なるドラゴンボール伝説 ゲームミューヅック Doragon Bōru Zetto Indainaru Dragon Ball Densetsu Gēmu Myūjikku?, Dragon Ball Z: The Greatest Dragon Ball Legend Game Music) is the official licened soundtrack of the Dragon Ball Z video game by the same name (Or simply Dragon Ball Z: Legends). It was released by Columbia Records on August 21, 1996[10] and again on Columbia's R-Ban series on October 21, 2001[11] in Japan only.

The game has the distinction of being the only one in the series with an original score during the 32 bit era. The music was composed and arranged by Kenji Yamamoto and includes three vocal version tracks by Hironobu Kageyama and Shin'ichi Ishihara. It should be noted that the red book from Saturn version of the game includes music that can be accessed when played in an ordinary CD player, but some of these tracks are opening narratives by the series narrator Joji Yanami.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Prologue"
  2. "Sign~兆~" (Vocal Version)
    SIGN~Kizashi~ (Vocal Version) /Sign: Omen (Vocal Version)
  3. "Theme of Assault" (Medley Version)
  4. "Crisis" (Powerful Arrange Version)
  5. "Fear" (Medley Version)
  6. "Theme of Mortification" (Medley Version)
  7. "Fire of Black~黒い炎~" (Vocal Version)
    FIRE OF BLACK~Kuroi Honō~ (Vocal Version)/Fire of Black: Black Flame (Vocal Version)
  8. "Restration" (Medley Version)
  9. "Exhilarating" (Powerful Arrange Version)
  10. "エンディング・テーマ Never Ending, Never Give Up" (Vocal Version)
    Endingu Teimu: Never Ending, Never Give Up (Vocal Version) /Ending Theme: "Never Ending, Never Give Up" (Vocal Version)

Song Credits[edit]

  • Music composed by Kenji Yamamoto
  • 2 & 10 Hironobu Kageyama
  • 7 Shin'ichi Ishihara

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Saiyan Zetsumetsu Keikaku Game Music" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  2. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden Game Music" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  3. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2 Game Music" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  4. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 3 Game Music" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  5. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden Assault Compilation" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  6. ^ "Dragon Ball Z Super Gokuuden Assault Chapter". RPGFan. Retrieved September 27, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 Game Music Birth Compilation" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  8. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Game Music Awakening Complilation" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  9. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Game Music Rebirth Compilation" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  10. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Idainaru Dragon Ball Densetsu Game Music" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  11. ^ "Columbia R-Ban" (in Japanese). Columbia R-Ban. Retrieved September 27, 2008.