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A New Wind for Tomorrow

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A New Wind for Tomorrow
Various arrangements of A New Wind for Tomorrow.
Debut appearance Kirby's Dream Land (1992)
Last appearance Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022)
Other appearance(s) Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition
Kirby's Blowout Blast
Kirby Star Allies
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa
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"A New Wind for Tomorrow"[1][2] (also alternatively named "Tomorrow is another day"[3]) is the staff credits theme of Kirby's Dream Land, composed by Jun Ishikawa.


Kirby saves the day for the first time.

Much like its title screen counterpart "Welcome to Dream Land", "A New Wind for Tomorrow" plays in C major at 4/4. It begins with a short intro segment consisting of a sequence of three rising notes, similar to the middle section of "Green Greens". Its melody starts on the first beat of the bar with a dotted rising fourth to the tonic, followed by a slowly ascending passage back to the dominant. The second phrase descends the tonic triad and ends on a dominant harmony. The first phrase repeats, but in place of the second phrase comes a subdominant harmony, where its resolution leads to a brief A minor landing. Upon several harmonic progressions the dominant is once again reached, and a brief descending arpeggio in unison is followed up by the repetition of the first section with a different ending.

The middle section plays in A major with a harmonized melody. This section has descending tendencies despite still featuring the trio of rising notes. Another harmonic progression leaves this section on an A major sixth before a sequence of chords that helped transition to this section leads back to a longer and more harmonized intro section culminating in dominant triplets, after which the track loops.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

This theme first appeared in Kirby's Dream Land, as the staff credits theme. It appears in the game's Sound Test as track 11.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

In Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, this theme appears for the Spring Breeze credits. It can be found as Music 12 in the Kirby Super Star Sound Test, Music 15 of Kirby Super Star Ultra's Sound Test, and track 7 on the Kirby Ultra Super Deluxe Original Sound Track.

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, in addition to its appearances in the appropriate Classic Titles, a new orchestral version of the theme is used for the credits of New Challenge Stages, combined with part of "Sky Tower". Near the end of the credits, the song fades into the original version from Kirby's Dream Land before the orchestra fades back in for the very end. The title on the Playbutton included with Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack is バイバイカービィまたあした! (Bye Bye Kirby, See You Tomorrow!)

It is also featured in "Dream a New Dream for Tomorrow", one of the bonus tracks of the Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Compilation Soundtrack.

Kirby's Blowout Blast[edit]

There are three distinct uses of the theme in Kirby's Blowout Blast, as follows:

  • The original theme from Kirby's Dream Land is used for the main credits sequence.
  • An intense minor-key version of the song is used in the Secret Path. On Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack, this remix is titled あしたはあしたのだいけっせん (A Great Battle for Tomorrow).
  • A rearrangement of the theme is used for the secret credits theme.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

There are four distinct uses of the theme in Kirby Star Allies, as follows:

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

Despite not having its own dedicated track in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, "A New Wind for Tomorrow" is heard during the end cutscene in "Soaring Determination: No Night Is Eternal", marking its first use as a leitmotif. It can be performed at the Waddle Live! Corner Stage as the 74th track.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, "A New Wind for Tomorrow" can be unlocked to play in races, on the Home Table, or in Free Rolling upon reaching a Gourmet Rank of 132. It is known in this game as "Kirby's Dream Land: Memorial Song 2", and is taken directly from Kirby's Dream Land.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

SmashWiki has more information about this subject here.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this theme is combined with "Milky Way Wishes: Staff Credits" to form the remixed track "Staff Credits - Kirby's Dream Land". It is prominently used for the credits when completing Classic Mode as Kirby and can also play on any Kirby series stage, Battlefield, Big Battlefield, Small Battlefield and Final Destination.

Other appearances[edit]

The Japanese version of Kirby: Right Back at Ya! has a remix of the theme, that first plays when Kirby is catching up with King Dedede and Escargoon on The Kirby Derby - Part II. It also plays during the last scene of Fitness Fiend. Another ballad based remix is also heard in various episodes such as Waddle While You Work, when King Dedede resolves to never go hungry again in the field.

The song was arranged and performed in the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert (Track 13: "A New Wind for Tomorrow"), as well as being incorporated in the medley of Track 1: "Big Band Kirby" of the Kirby Memorial Arrangements. In addition, it's featured in Track 4: "Tomorrow's Tea Times" of The Sound of Kirby Café 2.

"A New Wind for Tomorrow" is one of three Kirby songs included as a demo in the Kirby Otamatone Melody, an officially-licensed music toy.

The theme was performed live twice at the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival. The "A Great Battle for Tomorrow" arrangement was the last song of the "Beyond the 25th Anniversary" medley, along with "Twinkle☆Stars", "Let Battle Commence!", "The Heroes' Challenge! Quest Board / Story Quest" from Super Kirby Clash, and "The Battle of Deeply Bonded Allies". In addition, the original version, based on its arrangement from the Kirby Memorial Arrangements album, was also the last song in the "Kirby Endings" medley, where it was combined with "Milky Way Wishes: Staff Credits", "Project K-64", the ending theme from Kirby: Squeak Squad, "Return to Dream Land", and "Soaring Determination: No Night is Eternal".

Video gallery[edit]

Video of the Kirby Otamatone Melody performing "A New Wind for Tomorrow"
Video accompanying the final Kirby's Blowout Blast game report, featuring the track's original version

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese あしたはあしたのかぜがふく
Ashita wa Ashita no Kaze ga Fuku
"Tomorrow's wind blows tomorrow"
The Japanese title is Kirby's motto in the Japanese media, and was first given as the track's name on the Kirby Ultra Super Deluxe Original Sound Track.
As a figure of speech, it's roughly equivalent to the English phrase "Tomorrow is a new day" or "Tomorrow is another day" and has been used as such in other Japanese media, including translations of the 1939 motion picture Gone with the Wind.[4]


  1. Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert - Track 13(archive)
  2. From the back of the officially-licensed Kirby Otamatone Melody packaging (Amazon listing image with equivalent information; Wayback Machine snapshots exist of image and listing)
  3. From the front of the officially-licensed Kirby Otamatone Melody packaging (Amazon listing image; Wayback Machine snapshot); see also the song list from the official Otamatone website's English listing for the same product.
  4. The line "After all, tomorrow is another day!" is translated as effectively the same sentence (「明日は明日の風が吹くわ!」) in, e.g., the Japanese Wikipedia article for AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes.