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Drawcia Soul (theme)

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Drawcia Soul (theme)
Various arrangements of "Drawcia Soul"
Debut appearance Kirby: Canvas Curse (2005)
Last appearance Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022)
Other appearance(s) Kirby Star Allies
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa[1]
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This article is about the theme that plays during the final boss of Kirby: Canvas Curse. For the character with the same name, see Drawcia Soul.

"Drawcia Soul" is a theme from Kirby: Canvas Curse. It is generally considered to be Drawcia's theme along with "Drawcia Sorceress". It was composed by Jun Ishikawa.[1]


Drawcia appears in her new soul form.

"Drawcia Soul" is composed in E♭ minor, and runs at a very fast tempo of about 185 beats per minute. It is based on its sister theme, "Drawcia Sorceress" but, in contrast to it, is generally atonal and dissonant, with little in the way of discernible melodies at first, instead focusing on erratic chord stabs and fast-paced drums.

It starts with a distorted version of the intro of "Drawcia Sorceress", and immediately goes to its first section, featuring a frenetic array of notes that repeats over the course of many bars with very little variance, mostly just going fully up or down in pitch, as a wild percussion pattern plays constantly. After a couple bars, the percussion goes almost completely silent, until it eventually goes fully silent, as the song prepares to switch to its second and last section. This section, in contrast to the first, features an audible melody based on "Drawcia Sorceress", but it keeps the frenetic style of the piece. The first eight bars of this section feature a melody the most, while the four bars afterwards also have an audible melody but are more frenetic, and finally the last four bars are the most frenetic of the whole piece, having an extremely fast array of notes. The song then loops, back to the intro, although a shorter version of it.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

The theme appears for the first time in this game. It plays during the second part of the final boss against Drawcia when she is in her Soul form. It can be found as track 42 of the game's Sound Test.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

The original version of the theme appears as the rest area music before the individual battles against Francisca, Flamberge, and Zan Partizanne in Soul Melter EX of The Ultimate Choice. This version of the song skips the intro, going directly into the first section of the melody, but otherwise sounds and loops identically to the original. As a result, it is called ドロシア ソウル/スターアライズ ショート ver. (Drawcia Soul/Star Allies Short ver.) on Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack. It can be found as track 208 of the game's Jukebox.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

A remix of the theme modeled after the Kirby Café arrangement can play as a theme for Minigames and is available at the start. This version of the song uses jazz instrumentation and skips most of the first section, focusing primarily on the second section. It was arranged by Megumi Ohara.

Other appearances[edit]

The theme is featured in The Sound of Kirby Café, in Track 9: Rendezvous of the King and the Witches / Kirby Series Extra Game Medley, where it is coupled with "C-R-O-W-N-E-D (Reprise)" and "Dark Crafter Battle" in an upbeat jazz medley. It was arranged by Megumi Ohara.


Kirby Star Allies used Drawcia Soul's theme as rest area music, which confused the theme's composer, Jun Ishikawa.
  • The use of the theme as a rest area song in Kirby Star Allies confused the composer of the song, Jun Ishikawa, as it's a final boss theme. Director Shinya Kumazaki explained that he chose the song to fill that role because he "didn't want to let people relax", since it plays in the hardest mode of the game. He also mentioned that he considers the song "the one that shows Mr. Ishikawa’s secret creativity the most", and he had been looking for opportunities to use it.[2]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドロシア ソウル
Doroshia Sōru
Drawcia Soul
French Âme de Crayona Drawcia's Soul
German Malias Essenz Drawcia's Essence
Italian Anima di Pigmenta Drawcia's Soul
Spanish Espíritu de Drawcia Drawcia's Soul