Kirby’s Super Star – “The prayer to starry sky” (Rue)August 8, 2010
Rue’s arrange of “The Great Blue Sky and the Stars Above” from Kirby’s Super Star in the arrange album Peach Mold is much slower-paced than the original, as well as a more peaceful quality. Rue plays the main theme on exalting bells and a dreamy synth line. The upward notes present a prayer of hope and peace and dreams of sailing through starry skies. Towards the end of the song, the Kirby main theme, “Green Greens” is played on bells, in an wonderful arrange. The original version of this song (written by Jun Ishikawa and Dan Miyakawa) has a much faster pace, but still retains the hopeful, floaty feeling of a job well done.
Actually, I always loved the ending to Milky Way Wishes in Kirby’s Super Star. This ending actually served as kind of an ending to the entire game (as this was the last major game you unlock), and as a result, the designers put a lot of creativity into it. The best part about it is each department – and sometimes individual designers – got their own Kirby animation! That’s just awesome. I love the title as well – and the transition from blue skies of morning to the stars above (I don’t know if you remember seeing the night sky as a kid, but it is difficult to do so now that I live in the city – you can barely see the sky, let alone the Milky Way. It’s a damn shame the ability to truly see the stars is disappearing). Still, I have to wonder what’s up with the graphics for Kirby’s house…
Anyway, Peach Mold is a Japanese doujin arrange album (independently produced). As with all doujins, it originally sold for less than 1000y (500y in this case) but now goes for upwards of 4000y resale. Crazy. The group that made the album, Ｒ∀∧∃Ｎ, also produced MaRiNa, an arrange album for the Seiken Densetsu/Mana series.