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.
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.
The following are the full lyrics to the song:
Noble Haltmann, we adore him - Noble Haltmann, we adore him
Master, crush the competition!
We implore you, dear Haltmann - We implore you, dear Haltmann
All we wish for you our lord is
おお 偉大な ハルトマン - 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 - 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 - おお 崇めよ ハルトマン
手に入れし 野望 儚く
Oh mighty Haltmann - Oh mighty Haltmann
He who takes and unites the stars
Oh shining Haltmann - Oh shining Haltmann
And on blue wings he soars through the galaxy
Oh worship Haltmann - Oh worship Haltmann
The fleeting ambitions that we hold slowly fade away until only memories remain
- 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.
- The first verse of The Noble Haltmann was sung, Japanese lyrics and all, by Makiko Ohmoto in the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert.
High quality rip of the performance video from Planet Robobot.