Hi everyone, it’s been a while! PlatinumGames’ Aoba Nakanishi, here. I was the lead composer on Bayonetta Origins, and I’m happy to be back once again with some great news! The Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon Original Soundtrack is out now!
Soundtrack only available for sale in Japan but ships worldwide from some online retailers.
It’s not uncommon for soundtracks to only get released digitally, but we are happy to have been able to release the Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon Original Soundtrack as a physical release. With a massive 150 tracks, the physical release is made up of SIX discs! This lavish and comprehensive selection includes the theme song we recorded at Abbey Road Studios as well as numerous jingles and variations of some of the tracks that players come across during Cereza and Cheshire’s adventure.
We put our heart and soul into each and every piece, and there are liner note which let us take a little peek inside the composers’ heads along with the music. The notes are only in Japanese, but I can tell you that they go into some of the creative vision each composer had for each piece.
We were very particular with the design and the overall finish of the CD packaging. Our art director, Tomoko Nishii, supervised the package design and our game director, Abebe Tinari, was also involved in giving the final product the OK. You will see how the materials we used, the disc case, and the booklet are all finished in a wonderful picture book style. I am sure that both your eyes and your fingertips will feel appreciate this wonderful package.
Now that I’m done with the promotion, I’d like to post some comments from my fellow PlatinumGames composers who poured all their passion into the game music. We also received comments from two amazing external composers, Rei Kondoh and Ayana Tsujita. Many thanks to both of these wonderful, talented individuals! Be sure to read all the comments. ♪
From front-left: Hitomi Kurokawa, Aoba Nakanishi
From rear-left: Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Naoto Tanaka, Masahiro Miyauchi, Rina Yugi
My eldest daughter, born during my 5th year at PlatinumGames, actually sang in the Wisp song! Time sure does fly… In fact, this theme song was the first music I ever composed to actually use lyrics, so this soundtrack is an amazing commemorative piece for me personally!
The physical release is adorably made to resemble a picture book. You can even use it as an ornament if you’d like, it looks that good! Enjoy both the aesthetics and the content of this soundtrack which perfectly encompasses the world of Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon.
Hitomi Kurokawa (PlatinumGames)
This was the very first game in which I was heavily involved as a composer, and I was truly honored to be a part of the whole effort. What we have here is a CD set that will satisfy you both as a musical piece and a game soundtrack CD. I really hope you enjoy it!
Cereza and Cheshire, spread your wings and show the world just how lovely you are!
Masahiro Miyauchi (PlatinumGames)
It’s finally out!
The music in the game is designed to best complement the overall game experience and the gorgeous packaging is like a picture book itself. The whole package will surely deepen your attachment to the game even further. We hope that this soundtrack will bring you even closer to the story of Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon.
Rina Yugi (PlatinumGames)
Rei Kondoh started to learn piano with classical music and music theory as his connoisseur at the age of 3. His area of work expands beyond traditional spheres of orchestra, electronic or rock music and is now active in the area of background music for visual products e.g. computer games, anime and cinemas.
Video games he has worked on include Ōkami, The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 and Bayonetta 3.
Rei Kondoh, here!
Congratulations on the long-awaited release of the original soundtrack! This soundtrack is like a jewelry box, filled with the team’s dedication, the rich tones of the instruments, and the delicate emotions conveyed.
The more you listen to the tunes, the more you’ll become just as lovely and strong as Cereza and Cheshire. I’ll definitely get my cat to listen to the album!
Ayana Tsujita specializes in works that make use of acoustic instruments and creates contemporary instrumental music. Some of her most well-known work includes the orchestral work Collectionism XI/Sidhe for NHK-FM, the music video N-papapa-pipipin broadcasted on TV Tokyo’s Synapusyu program, music for the movie ABYSS (directed by Ren Sudo) as well as music for the anime The Demon Prince of Momochi House.
I am so happy that players and fans out there have the opportunity to get their hands on this soundtrack that is so important to me. I’d say it’s something I can check off my bucket list. I hope you’ll listen to this little treasure as you read through the liner notes if you can!
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon
December 20, 2023
WAVE MASTER ENTERTAINMENT
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Joined PlatinumGames in 2019. Worked as a composer on BABYLON’S FALL for the boss fight music and on Bayonetta 3 for the level music. Also played the Hichiriki instrument in the recording for the World of Demons game. Aoba was not only the lead composer, but also the overall musical director, performed some implementation of the music, and also played the saxophone for some of the music in Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon.