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Onion Ocean (theme)

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Onion Ocean (theme)
A clip of Onion Ocean from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Debut appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa
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Onion Ocean is a level hub theme that's from Kirby's Return to Dream Land. This theme can be heard in the level of the same name and was composed by Jun Ishikawa. So far, this theme hasn't been remixed or brought back in any other game (aside from the remake).


Onion Ocean is a theme in the key of C major. This theme starts with an intro played by a trumpet-like instrument that goes up the first notes of the C scale (C-D-E-F-G) and then goes back to two C notes. This pattern is repeated multiple times in the theme. The theme then has a melody played by a woodwind portion before going back to the melody being played by the said trumpet-like instrument. There is a short portion of the wood wild like instrument playing again before introducing a short portion with a synth-like instrument. While this portion plays, the song transitions to the key of E-flat major. The melody has the same pattern as in the first portion, but with an added melody. As the song returns to C major the song then loops.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land/ Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

As stated above, this theme only plays in Onion Ocean's hub world. This theme is the 25th theme in the Jukebox (33rd in the remake).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オニオンオーシャン
Onion Ōshan
Onion Ocean
Traditional Chinese 謳歌鷗洋
ōu gē ōu yáng
Odes of the Ocean Gull
Simplified Chinese 讴歌鸥洋
ōu gē ōu yáng
Dutch Papajaparadijs Papaya paradise
Canadian French Remous renversants "Stunning swirls" or "Turning swirls"
European French Remous Renversants "Stunning Swirls" or "Turning Swirls"
German Obst-Ozean Fruit Ocean
Italian Spiaggia Sorbetto Sorbet Beach
Korean 양파 바다
yangpa bada
Onion Ocean
Portuguese Reserva Refresco Refreshment Reserve
Latin American Spanish Ribera Roquefort Roquefort Riverbank
European Spanish Océano Orégano Oregano Ocean