The Noble Haltmann

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The Noble Haltmann
30 second clip from The Noble Haltmann.
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Debut appearance Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016)
Last appearance Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando
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Susie performs The Noble Haltmann inside the Access Ark Executive Office
Quote1.png 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! Quote2.png
— 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.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Other appearances[edit]

The first verse of The Noble Haltmann was sung by Makiko Ohmoto in the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert.

The song was also incorporated into the last track of the Kirby Memorial Arrangements album, titled I'll Never Forget You, where it was paired with Magolor, the Distant Traveler.

Lyrics[edit]

The following are the full lyrics to the song:

Noble Haltmann, we adore him
Noble Haltmann, we adore him
Kingly lord of time and space!
Every day we wish him glory
Every day we wish him glory
Gazing on his noble face!

Master, crush the competition!
In your presence let us stay!
Yours is every star and planet
Now and ever, night and day!

We implore you, dear Haltmann
We implore you, dear Haltmann
Bless our work and be at ease!
Pay and ergonomic seating
Pay and ergonomic seating
Give us favors such as these!

All we wish for you our lord is
That you never lead us wrong!
Rule us all, beloved Haltmann!
That we may all sing our song!

おお 偉大な ハルトマン
おお 偉大な ハルトマン
永遠に 果て無く 栄えよ
おお 我らが ハルトマン
おお 我らが ハルトマン
銀河に 名立たる 王者よ

星星を 手折り 束ねて
全て 捧げて しまえば
皆を 約束の地へと 導く
銀河の 父よ

おお 輝け ハルトマン
おお 輝け ハルトマン
過去に 未来に いまに
おお 讃えよ ハルトマン
おお 讃えよ ハルトマン
讃え 願えば 叶う

宇宙を舞う 青き 翼も
夢歌う 桃色の 花も
心 その身さえ 捧げよ
我らが 父へ

おお 崇めよ ハルトマン
おお 崇めよ ハルトマン
主への 絶対の 忠誠
おお 願えよ ハルトマン
おお 願えよ ハルトマン
黄金の 化身を 信じて

手に入れし 野望 儚く
彼方へと
消え行くは 記憶
時を 巡る歯車
みつめて 願うは 父よ

O o idaina harutoman
O o idaina harutoman
Eien ni hatenaku haeyo
O o warera ga harutoman
O o warera ga harutoman
Ginga ni nadataru ōja yo

Shinshin o taori tabanete
Subete sasagete shimaeba
Mina o yakusoku no ji e to michibiku
Ginga no chichiyo

Ō kagayake harutoman
Ō kagayake harutoman
Kako ni mirai ni ima ni o
Ō tataeyo harutoman
Ō tataeyo harutoman
Tatae negaeba kanau

Uchū o mau aoki tsubasa mo
Yume utau momoiro no hana mo
Kokoro sono mi sae sasage yo
Warera ga chichi e

Ō agameyo harutoman
Ō agameyo harutoman
Omo e no zettai no chūsei
Ō negaeyo harutoman
Ō negaeyo harutoman
Kogane no keshin o shinjite

Te ni ireshi yabō hakanaku
Kanata e to
Kie yuku wa kioku
Toki o meguru haguruma
Mitsumete negau wa chichiyo

Oh mighty Haltmann
Oh mighty Haltmann
Eternal glory shall be yours
Oh our Haltmann
Oh our Haltmann
The king’s name is heard throughout the galaxy

He who takes and unites the stars
His kindness knows no bounds
He leads the way to promised wisdom
As the father of our galaxy

Oh shining Haltmann
Oh shining Haltmann
In the past, in the future, now
Oh praise Haltmann
Oh praise Haltmann
With praise he makes our wishes come true

And on blue wings he soars through the galaxy
Singing the song of the peach flower’s dreams
We give our hearts and flesh and blood to him, our father

Oh worship Haltmann
Oh worship Haltmann
Swear loyalty to our lord
Oh pray to Haltmann
Oh pray to Haltmann
Believe in the symbol of wealth

The fleeting ambitions that we hold slowly fade away until only memories remain
The gears of time, ever turning
We look up and pray to our father

Nobler Haltmann, wir verehren
Nobler Haltmann, wir verehren
Dich, oh Herr im Weltenraum!
Wollen deine Schätze mehren
Wollen deine Schätze mehren
Dir zu dienen: Unser Traum!

Du besiegst die Mitbewerber
Bringst der Firma nur Gewinn!
Duldest keine Spaßverderber
Dir zu dienen: Unser Sinn!

Haha-Haltmann, hör uns flehen
Haha-Haltmann, hör uns flehen
Segne unser Arbeitsheer!
Willst du es, soll alles gehen
Willst du es, soll alles gehen
Denn wir lieben dich so sehr!

Wir sind alle deine Drohnen
Du bist unser guter Lord!
Magst uns königlich entlohnen
Lässt uns schaffen im Akkord!

Noble Haltmann, we worship
Noble Haltmann, we worship
You, oh Lord in the world!
Want to multiply your treasures
Want to multiply your treasures
Serving you: Our Dream!

You defeat the competitors
Brings the company only profit!
Don't tolerate any joy-killers
Serving you: Our purpose!

Haha-Haltmann, hear our pleads
Haha-Haltmann, hear our pleads
Bless our workarmy!
If you want it, everything will work
If you want it, everything will work
Because we love you so much!

We all are your drones
You are our good Lord!
May you pay us royally
Let us work in the chord!

Development[edit]

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.[1]

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

Video Gallery[edit]

A recording of the performance video from Planet Robobot.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 銀河に名立たるハルトマン
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


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