The Noble Haltmann
|Oh, pardon me! That was our company's wonderful theme song, "The Noble Haltmann." Sometimes I just find myself singing it out loud. It's so catchy!|
— Susie, prior to the Mecha Knight battle
The Noble Haltmann is a song performed in Kirby: Planet Robobot, and is the anthem of the Haltmann Works Company. It is performed on multiple occasions throughout the title, at least in part, and serves as the base for many other musical themes in the game.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
The song is the basis of many of game's tracks, such as Venturing into the Mechanized World and VS. The Wicked Company. Sections of it can also be found in many others, such as Flight of Azure, Crazy Rolling in Money and VS. Star Dream.
The song in itself is named and performed in-game multiple times. Each time the anthem is performed in-story, it is done so by secretary Susie. She sings parts of the anthem before the fights with Mecha Knight and Dedede Clone, and part of the lyrics are also revealed in the pause screen during the battle with President Haltmann.
After the player achieves 100% completion of Planet Robobot, a special video is unlocked, wherein Susie performs the entire song to Haltmann in the executive office of the Access Ark. This "Exclusive Performance Video" can be viewed in the Theater.
Kirby Star Allies
The song is remixed for Susie's Dream Friend jingle and her Pseudo HAL Room. The former is named 秘書スージー、くじょいたします！ (Susie Will Exterminate!), while the latter is named 銀河に名立たるハルトマン／スターアライズ アレンジ ver. (The Noble Haltmann/Star Allies Arrangement ver.) in the Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack.
The following are the full lyrics to the song:
Noble Haltmann, we adore him
Master, crush the competition!
We implore you, dear Haltmann
All we wish for you our lord is
おお 偉大な ハルトマン
星星を 手折り 束ねて
おお 輝け ハルトマン
宇宙を舞う 青き 翼も
おお 崇めよ ハルトマン
手に入れし 野望 儚く
O o idaina harutoman
Shinshin o taori tabanete
Ō kagayake harutoman
Uchū o mau aoki tsubasa mo
Ō agameyo harutoman
Te ni ireshi yabō hakanaku
Oh mighty Haltmann
He who takes and unites the stars
Oh shining Haltmann
And on blue wings he soars through the galaxy
Oh worship Haltmann
The fleeting ambitions that we hold slowly fade away until only memories remain
Nobler Haltmann, wir verehren
Du besiegst die Mitbewerber
Haha-Haltmann, hör uns flehen
Wir sind alle deine Drohnen
Noble Haltmann, we worship
You defeat the competitors
Haha-Haltmann, hear our pleads
We all are your drones
The song's composition had various versions until it was completed. After listening to the first prototype, Shinya Kumazaki asked the composer, Hirokazu Ando, to "give it the weight of a wicked giant corporate company". Ando then made the second prototype, but Kumazaki felt it was a bit too heavy, and asked him to make it sound "more like an unknown invader". With the collected feedback, the third prototype was made, which became the basis for the final version.
- The lyrics strongly suggest that the Haltmann Works Company is a form of Corporatocracy, as President Haltmann is seen as a ruler, in addition to the company's head.
- In turn, the Japanese lyrics suggest an even greater fanaticism within the company, comparing Haltmann to a divine figure who deserves to be worshiped.
- The Japanese version of the song contains an extra two verses, making it longer than the localized English version.
A recording of the performance video from Planet Robobot.
Names in other languages
Ginga ni nadataru Harutoman
|Haltmann, the famous in the galaxy|
|French||Ô noble Haltmann||The Noble Haltmann|
|German||Der noble Haltmann||The Noble Haltmann|
|Italian||Il nobile Haltmann||The Noble Haltmann|
|Korean||은하에 드높은 할트만의 이름
eunha-e deunop-eun halteuman-ui ileum
|Haltmann, the famous in the galaxy|
|Spanish||El gran presidente Haltmann||The great President Haltmann|