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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII: Original Soundtrack is the official soundtrack of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Tracks from the Final Fantasy XIII: Original Soundtrack and Final Fantasy XIII-2: Original Soundtrack are also used in the game.

Track list[]

Disc 1 (1:17:28)[]

  1. Lightning Returns — 4:40
    (ライトニングリターンズ, Raitoningu Ritānzu?)
    Battle theme for random encounters during the introductory mission in Yusnaan and during battles between 6 PM and 6 AM when main battle theme for each continent doesn't play. Also plays at the New Game / Load screen.
  2. The Final 13 Days — 5:15
    (最期の13日, Saigo no 13-nichi?)
    Plays during the opening FMV.
  3. Lightning's Theme ~A Distant Glimmer~ — 1:56
    (ライトニングのテーマ ~遠き光~, Raitoningu no Tēma ~Tōki Hikari~?)
    Plays during Lightning's narration after the opening FMV.
  4. Equilibrium — 2:21
    (アンビバレンス, Anbibarensu?, lit. Ambivalence)
    Plays during the introductory mission in Yusnaan when Lightning is chasing after Snow in the Grand Palace.
  5. Chaos — 4:41
    (混沌, Kaosu?)
    Plays during the battle against Zaltys in Yusnaan's Grand Palace during the introductory mission. Also plays during certain other intense boss battles, such as Noel. The second portion, beginning at 2:34, activates under certain conditions, generally Staggering the opponent at low HP.
  6. The Ark — 4:32
    (箱舟, Hakobune?)
    Ark's location theme.
  7. The Evil Savior — 3:23
    (邪なる解放者, Yokoshimanaru Kaihōsha?)
    Plays during Lightning's first arrival at Luxerion.
  8. The Sleeping City — 3:26
    (眠れる聖都, Nemureru Seitō?, lit. Sleeping Holy City)
    Luxerion's night theme.
  9. Luxerion — 6:22
    (光都ルクセリオ, Kōto Rukuserio?)
    Luxerion's morning theme.
  10. Reverent Souls — 8:22
    (敬虔なる民, Keiken'naru Min?)
    Luxerion's afternoon theme. It features mild clock sounds and has vocals mixed into it (around 5:30 into the piece).
  11. Crimson Blitz — 3:14
    (クリムゾンブリッツ, Kurimuzon Burittsu?)
    Primary battle theme of Luxerion. Plays between 6 AM and 6 PM.
    Arrangement of "Blinded By Light".
  12. Salvation's Fanfare — 1:13
    (解放のファンファーレ, Kaihō no Fanfāre?)
    The victory fanfare.
  13. Sunset Prism — 6:05
    (落陽のプリズム, Rakuyō no Purizumu?)
    Luxerion's evening theme.
  14. Midnight Eternal — 5:12
    (エターナルミッドナイト, Etānaru Middonaito?, lit. Eternal Midnight)
    Luxerion's night theme.
  15. The Savior's Words — 2:04
    (解放者の詩, Kaihōsha no Uta?, lit. The Savior's Song)
    Plays in the Old Town Marketplace in Luxerion.
    • Vocals performed by Wollny Andreas
  16. The Cathedral — 3:20
    (ルクセリオ大聖堂, Rukuserio Daiseidō?, lit. Luxerion Cathedral)
    Plays in the Luxerion Cathedral.
  17. The Warren — 4:04
    (暗黒街, Ankokugai?, lit. Dark Town)
    Plays in The Warren.
  18. Noel's Theme ~The Shadow Hunter~ — 2:52
    (ノエルのテーマ ~闇の狩人~, Noeru no Tēma ~Yami no Kariudo~?, lit. Noel's Theme ~The Dark Hunter~)
    Noel Kreiss's leitmotif.
    • Vocals performed by KOKIA
  19. Noel & Yeul ~The Promise~ — 4:26
    (ノエルとユール ~光の約束~, Noeru to Yūru ~Hikari no Yakusoku~?, lit. Noel & Yeul ~Pact of the Light~)
    Plays after Lightning defeats Noel.

Disc 2 (1:18:23)[]

  1. Desert Awakening — 2:28
    (砂海の目覚め, Sakai no Mezame?)
    Dead Dunes morning theme.
  2. The Dead Dunes — 4:12
    (デッド・デューン ~熱砂の砂漠~, Deddo Dyūn ~Nessa no Sabaku~?, lit. The Dead Dunes ~Scorching Desert~)
    Dead Dunes afternoon theme.
  3. Desert Lullaby — 9:19
    (デザートララバイ, Dezāto Rarabai?)
    Dead Dunes evening theme.
    • Vocals performed by Gabe McNair
  4. Graveyard of Dreams — 5:01
    (夢果てる地, Yumehateru Chi?, lit. Where the Dream Ends)
    Dead Dunes night theme.
  5. Bandit Gang Monoculus — 2:41
    (盗賊団モノキュラス, Tōzokudan Monokyurasu?)
    Plays when Lightning reunites with Fang.
  6. Fang's Theme ~The Boss~ — 3:12
    (ファングのテーマ ~偽りの首領~, Fangu no Tēma ~Itsuwari no Shuryō~?, lit. Fang's Theme ~A False Leader~)
    Oerba Yun Fang's leitmotif.
  7. Treasures Within — 4:28
    (聖宝眠る遺跡, Seihō Nemuru Iseki?, lit. Ruins where the Holy Treasure Lies)
    Plays in the Temple Ruins.
  8. The Showdown — 3:37
    (立ちはだかる者, Tachihadakaru Mono?, lit. One Who Stands in the Way)
    Minor boss theme.
  9. K.O. — 2:34
    (ノックアウト!, Nokku Auto!?, lit. Knock Out!)
    Activates when "The Showdown" is already playing and the opponent is staggered at low HP.
  10. The Last Surviving Wilderness — 3:39
    (最後の大地, Saigo no Daichi?)
    Wildlands morning theme.
  11. The Wildlands — 3:51
    (ウィルダネス, Wirudanesu?)
    Wildlands afternoon theme.
  12. Sunset Path — 5:43
    (夕日の帰り道, Yūhi no Kaerimichi?, lit. Evening Return)
    Wildlands evening theme.
  13. Prowlers of the Night — 5:44
    (獣たちの夜, Kemonotachi no Yoru?, lit. Night of the Beasts)
    Wildlands night theme.
  14. Savior of Souls — 4:40
    (魂の解放者, Tamashī no Kaihōsha?)
    Primary battle theme in the Wildlands. Plays between 6 AM and 6 PM.
  15. Bluesy Chocobo — 4:34
    (ブルージーチョコボ, Burūjī Chokobo?)
    Plays when riding the Angel of Valhalla at level one.
  16. Chocobo Returns — 3:53
    (チョコボリターンズ, Chokobo Ritānzu?)
    Plays while riding the Angel of Valhalla at level two. Some areas of the Wildlands overrides this track.
  17. Marimba de Chocobo — 3:20
    (マリンバdeチョコボ, Marinba de Chokobo?)
    Plays when riding the Angel of Valhalla at level three.
  18. A Carefree Existence — 3:01
    (おきらくじんせい, Okirakujinsei?, lit. Easy Life)
    Plays in the Moogle Village.
  19. Sazh and Dajh — 2:26
    (サッズとドッジ, Sazzu to Dajji?)
    Plays when Lightning meets Sazh.

Disc 3 (1:16:58)[]

  1. Awaiting the Celebration — 4:29
    (祝祭を待ちわびて, Shukusai wo Machiwabite?, lit. In the Wait of the Festival)
    Yusnaan's day theme.
  2. The Glittering City of Yusnaan — 4:27
    (享楽の都ユスナーン, Kyōraku no Miyako Yusunān?, lit. City of Pleasure, Yusnaan)
    Yusnaan's afternoon theme.
  3. City of Revelry — 3:30
    (きらめきの宴, Kirameki no Utage?, lit. Feast of Lights)
    Yusnaan's evening theme.
  4. Ouroboros Festival — 4:44
    (ウロボロスフィエスタ, Uroborosu Fiesuta?, lit. Uroboros Fiesta)
    Yusnaan's night theme.
  5. High Voltage — 4:52
    (ハイボルテージ, Haiborutēji?)
    Primary battle theme of Yusnaan. Plays between 6 AM and 6 PM.
  6. Death Game — 5:04
    (デスゲーム, Desu Gēmu?)
    Plays during the sidequests "Death Safari" and "Death Game". Also plays when chasing Noel through the Warehouse District in Luxerion.
  7. Chaos infusions — 2:17
    (シ界, Shikai?)
    Plays when inside a Chaos infusion.
  8. Lumina's Theme — 2:24
    (ルミナのテーマ, Rumina no Tēma?)
    Lumina's leitmotif.
  9. Sneaking In — 4:18
    (潜入大作戦, Sennyū Daisakusen?, lit. Mission: Infiltration)
    Plays when Lightning talks with Hope about infiltrating Yusnaan Palace.
  10. Snow's Theme ~Final Words~ — 3:22
    (スノウのテーマ ~遺言~, Sunō no Tēma ~Yuigon~?)
    Snow Villiers's leitmotif. Plays after defeating Snow in battle.
  11. The Song of the Savior ~The Chosen One~ — 2:24
    (解放者の伝説 ~選ばれし乙女~, Kaihōsha no Densetsu ~Erabareshi Shōjo~?, lit. Legend of the Savior ~The Chosen Maiden~)
    The first part of the "The Legend of the Savior" stage in Yusnaan.
  12. The Song of the Savior ~Grand Finale~ — 2:05
    (解放者の伝説 ~グランドフィナーレ~, Kaihōsha no Densetsu ~Gurando Fināre~?)
    The second part of the "The Legend of the Savior" stage in Yusnaan.
  13. Yusnaan Palace — 3:27
    (ユスナーン宮殿, Yusunān Kyūden?)
    Plays inside the Yusnaan palace.
  14. Army of One — 2:13
    (シーンドライブ, Shīndoraibu?, lit. Scene Drive)
  15. Overclock — 0:33
    (オーバークロック, Ōbākurokku?)
    Plays when Lightning uses Overclock in battle.
  16. The Coliseum ~Fearsome Warriors~ — 3:20
    (闘技場 ~荒ぶる魂~, Tōgijō ~Araburu Tamashī?, lit. The Arena ~Wild Souls~)
  17. Chocobo Carnival — 4:04
    (チョコボカーニバル, Chokobo Kānibaru?)
    Plays at the Augur's Quarter in the mission when Lightning must talk to the director of the fireworks for the first time. The theme continues playing everyday after 0:30 as long as she hasn't talked to the director.
  18. Nova Chrysalia — 3:58
    (ノウス=パルトゥス, Novus Partus?)
    Luxerion morning theme in some parts of the city and Yusnaan morning theme.
  19. Endless Lives — 3:41
    (エンドレスライフ, Endoresu Raifu?, lit. Endless Life)
  20. The Angel's Tears — 4:01
    (天使の涙, Tenshi no Namida?)
  21. Lightning's Theme ~Radiance~ — 3:48
    (ライトニングのテーマ ~孤光~, Raitoningu no Tēma ~Kokō~?, lit. Lightning's Theme ~Lone Light~)
  22. Meeting You — 3:57
    (あなたに会えて, Anata ni Aete?, lit. To Meet You)
    Plays when Hope fades away at the end of the 13th day.

Disc 4 (1:14:38)[]

  1. Beginning of the End — 3:28
    (終焉の始まり, Shūen no Hajimari?)
    Plays on the beginning of Nova Chrysalia's final day.
  2. Altar of Light — 3:22
    (光輝の拝殿, Kōki no Haiden?, lit. Radiant Shrine)
    Plays in the Temple of Light when Lightning enters on the final day.
  3. The Soulsong — 4:08
    (忘却(レテ)の禊, Rete no Misogi?, lit. Purification by Oblivion)
    Plays during the scene where Lightning and Fang stop Vanille from performing the ritual to destroy the dead.
  4. A New World — 6:44
    (新しい世界へ, Atarashī Sekai e?, lit. Into a New World)
    Plays as Vanille and Fang guide the souls of the dead to the Ark to be reborn in the new world.
  5. A Sacred Oratorio — 2:06
    (聖譚の賛歌, Seitan no Sanka?, lit. Hymn to the Story)
    Plays in the altar in the Luxerion Cathedral after Bhunivelze absorbs the souls of Snow, Noel, Fang, and Vanille.
  6. The Divine Dream — 3:23
    (神の視た夢, Kami no Mita Yume?, lit. The Dream of a God)
  7. Cosmogenesis — 3:44
    (コスモジェネシス, Kosumojeneshisu?)
  8. Divine Love — 4:16
    (神の愛を誉れとせよ, Kami no Ai wo Homare to seyo?, lit. Consider His Love an Honor)
    Plays during first three phases of the battle against Bhunivelze.
  9. Almighty Bhunivelze — 13:05
    (至高神ブーニベルゼ, Shikōgami Būniberuze?, lit. Supreme God Bhunivelze)
    Plays during the final phase of the battle against Bhunivelze.
  10. Last Resort — 3:49
    (ラストリゾート, Rasuto Rizōto?)
    Plays as Lightning attacks Bhunivelze with Last Resort.
  11. Claire Farron — 3:31
    (エクレール・ファロン, Ekurēru Faron?, lit. Eclair Farron)
    Plays during the scene of Lumina becoming one with Lightning.
  12. Humanity's Tale — 10:30
    (神話の終わり、人の物語, Shinden no Owari, Hito no Monogatari?, lit. Her Story Begins When the Myth Ends)
    Plays during the ending FMV.
    A compilation of "Blinded By Light", "FINAL FANTASY XIII - The Promise", "FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 Overture" , and "FINAL FANTASY XIII - Miracles".
  13. Credits ~Light Eternal~ — 10:46
    (エンディングロール ~終わりなき閃光~, Endinfu Rōru ~Owarinaki Senkō~?, lit. Ending Roll ~Endless Flash~)
    Ending credits theme.
    A joint arrangement of "FINAL FANTASY XIII - Miracles" (0:00-1:24), "Memories of Happier Days" (1:25-2:17), "Snow's Theme ~Final Words~" (2:18-3:35), "The Ark" (3:36-4:58), "Caius's Theme" (4:59-6:14), "Lightning's Theme" (6:49-8:33), "Light Eternal" (6:49-10:46), and "Blinded By Light" (8:34-9:59).
  14. Epilogue — 1:46
    (エピローグ, Epirōgu?)

Credits[]

DISC 1

Composers & Arrangers:

  • Masashi Hamauzu (2, 3, 7~10, 13, 16)
  • Naoshi Mizuta (4, 12, 18, 19)
  • Mitsuto Suzuki (17)
  • Mitsuto Suzuki & Masashi Hamauzu \ Mitsuto Suzuki & Aska Kaneko (1)
  • Naoshi Mizuta & Masashi Hamauzu \ Naoshi Mizuta (5)
  • Mitsuto Suzuki \ Mitsuto Suzuki & Aska Kaneko & Mina Kubota (6)
  • Masashi Hamauzu \ Masashi Hamauzu & Ryo Yamazaki (11)
  • Naoshi Mizuta \ Naoshi Mizuta & Takuro Iga (14)
  • Mitsuto Suzuki \ Wollny Andreas (15)
DISC 2

Composers & Arrangers:

  • Naoshi Mizuta (3, 4~6, 12, 14, 18, 19)
  • Mitsuto Suzuki (7, 9)
  • Mitsuto Suzuki / Mitsuto Suzuki & Aska Kaneko (1, 2, 8)
  • Naoshi Mizuta/ Naoshi Mizuta & Yohei Kobayashi (10, 11, 13)
  • Nobuo Uematsu / Naoshi Mizuta & Masashi Kimura (15, 16)
  • Nobuo Uematsu / Natsumi Asari (Ful) (17)

Lyricist:

  • DAGMUSIC LTD (3)
DISC 3

Composers & Arrangers:

  • Masashi Hamauzu (11, 12, 21)
  • Naoshi Mizuta (9, 10, 13, 14, 19)
  • Mitsuto Suzuki (3, 6, 7, 15, 16, 20)
  • Mitsuto Suzuki / Mitsuto Suzuki & Aska Kaneko (1, 2)
  • Mitsuto Suzuki / Mitsuto Suzuki & Language (4)
  • Naoshi Mizuta & Masashi Hamauzu / Naoshi Mizuta (5, 8)
  • Naoshi Mizuta / Naoshi Mizuta & Masashi Kimura (17)
  • Mitsuto Suzuki / Mitsuto Suzuki & Aska Kaneko & Mina Kubota (18, 22)
DISC 4

Composers & Arrangers:

  • Masashi Hamauzu (1, 3~5, 12)
  • Naoshi Mizuta (8, 11)
  • Mitsuto Suzuki (2, 6, 7, 10)
  • Mitsuto Suzuki / Mitsuto Suzuki & Kengo Tokusashi (9)
  • Masashi Hamauzu & Naoshi Mizuta & Mitsuto Suzuki / Yohei Kobayashi & Naoshi Mizuta (13)
  • Masashi Hamauzu / Masashi Hamauzu & Shota Nakama (14)

Music samples[]

"The Showdown"
Music
"Lightning Returns"
Music
"The Glittering City of Yusnaan"
Music
"Almighty Bhunivelze"
Music


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII: -Special Package-[]

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII: -Special Package- is a selection album of tracks from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

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Track list[]

  1. Crimson Blitz — 2:37
  2. Lightning Returns — 4:38
  3. The Ark — 4:30
  4. The Dead Dunes — 4:11
  5. The Wildlands — 3:52
  6. Savior of Souls — 4:38
  7. The Song of the Savior -Grand Finale- — 2:07
  8. Chocobo Carnivàle — 4:05
  9. Lightning's Theme -Radiance- — 3:45


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