Eternal Sonata Title Theme Animatic (2008, Namco Bandai)

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Music composed by: Motoi Sakuraba.

Eternal Sonata (トラスティベル 〜ショパンの夢〜 Torasuti Beru ~Shopan no Yume~, Trusty Bell: Chopin's Dream) is a role-playing video game developed by tri-Crescendo and published by Namco Bandai Games. The Xbox 360 version of the game was released on June 14, 2007 in Japan, September 17, 2007 in North America, and October 19, 2007 in Europe. The game was also released on the PlayStation 3 with additional content as Trusty Bell: Chopin's Dream – Reprise (トラスティベル 〜ショパンの夢〜 ルプリーズ Torasuti Beru ~Shopan no Yume~ Rupurīzu) on September 18, 2008 in Japan, and in North America on October 21, 2008, and in Europe with the original name Eternal Sonata on February 13, 2009.

The game is centered on the Polish romantic pianist and composer Frédéric Chopin, who died of tuberculosis at the age of 39. The story envisions a fictional world dreamed by Chopin during his last hours that is influenced by Chopin's life and music, and in which he himself is a playable character, among others. The game's battle system centers on musical elements and character-unique special attacks. Light and darkness play a part in the appearance and abilities of enemies on the battlefield, as well as the types of magic that can be cast.

The game features a selection of Chopin's compositions played by pianist Stanislav Bunin, though the original compositions were composed and arranged by Motoi Sakuraba. It is notable for its use of classical piano pieces, educational cutscenes featuring real paintings and photographs (in contrast to the cel-shading graphics of the game) and lush landscape design.

The game for the most part takes place within the dream world of Chopin, with brief segments in the real world, where Chopin is on his death bed. The story is divided into eight chapters, with each chapter being represented by one of Chopin's compositions, and being related to events within his historical life. The story begins with a small group of characters wishing to meet with Count Waltz of Forte regarding the mineral powder, but eventually evolves into a far-reaching tale, with political espionage and rebellion being a commonly explored theme. Escapism is also a large theme in the game, one dealt with explicitly in the ending.

It starts with Polka, a young girl that has magic, which means she is going to die soon. One day, after being rejected by the citizens of Ritardando, because average people think the magic disease is contagious, she decides that she wants to do something with her life before it ends...

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💬 Comments

So this is where that sacred intro came from

Author — Lewd Anime Life


H-Anime / Hanime brought me here.
Now, I gotta finish this game on my dusty ol' friend PS3-kun.

Author — 7ChaosTheory


To think this beautiful rightful music is used for the work of unholy acts on a 2d *art* page is extremely hard to take in

Author — OocSNKZ


I honestly feel really bad for the people who made this game and their hard work just got stolen and repurposed for a hentai website

Author — Billy Billy Bo Willy Banana Fana Fo Filly


I randomly click on this vid and shock just to hear the begining of the theme.

Damn i need to calm down

Author — Fido


LMAOOOO.... Now my goal life is completed

Author — TokJanggut


I played this before its a cool game now its sound is on some site

Author — Toria san


We all know that..this sound was use for...

Author — Krisha Faye


Man I remember putting hours into this game

Author — Legoman Skippy


I love this game this brings me back many memories :, ) i played the game first in the xbox 360 and i lost the game and my aunt bought for me ps3 version in my birthday and i still have the game right now but my ps3 broken (´༎ຶོρ༎ຶོ`)

Author — Lugi Sky


So that's why Hanime sounded familiar

Author — NiruNiruNiruニル


0:01 and that's how they got the hanime intro

Author — dolan duck


I legit just looked this up because my older cousin sent me her old ps3 with anime games in it so i played eternal sonata, confused what hanime is and i thought it was a youtuber so i looked it up.

to my horror its hentai.

Author — ̇


I think I need to reevaluate my life choices

Author — Akouya


wait.... i thought i clicked shoujo ramune..

Author — Rj Napoles jr