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Main Theme (メインテーマ, Mein Tēma?) is the main theme of the original Final Fantasy. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu. This theme is upbeat, cheerful, and adventurous, reflecting on the mood of the game.

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy[]

"Main Theme" is heard while traveling on the world map. In the soundtrack for the NES release, it is the fifth track.

The original soundtrack of Final Fantasy Origins features an arrangement of this track by Nobuo Uematsu, and it is the seventh track of the first disc.

Final Fantasy XI[]

An arrangement plays during the finale of the Seekers of Adoulin expansion.

Final Fantasy XV[]

The theme is included in the music player. It is available since the beginning as part of the Memories of FF album. The arranged version from Dissidia Final Fantasy is included on the Memories of DISSIDIA FF album purchased from Old Lestallum for 500 gil.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[]

"Main Theme -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY"

"Main Theme -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY" is an arrangement by Tsuyoshi Sekito, and plays on the stage board of Destiny Odyssey I. It is the seventh track of the first disc.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

"Main Theme -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY" is the Warrior of Light's world map theme.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

The "Main Theme" arrangement from Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

A new ska arrangement can be bought for 3,600 gil from the shop.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[]

The original version of "Main Theme" was selected as the Field Music Sequence for the original Final Fantasy Series Mode play. The theme appears on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Compilation Album.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[]

"Main Theme" is a Field Music Sequence.

Arrangement album appearances[]

Symphonic Suite Final Fantasy[]

The Final Fantasy "Main Theme" was performed on the Symphonic Suite Final Fantasy "SCENE V", by the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and conducted by Katsuhisa Hattori on the 20th of May of 1994.

Final Fantasy: Love Will Grow[]


Miss Mino starts off this song with her beautiful, sensitive piano. Miss Noguchi sings this time. The song depicts our planet GAIA, while Mr. Tousaki's strings meticulously harmonize with the piano.
(GAIA: The earth is itself a huge life form, while every life, air, water, soil, etc. are a part of the organism. [James Lovelock])
(WAAHAY [wa:hei] : Word to express eternal happiness in the Sikh religion.)

Liner notes to "GAIA" on Final Fantasy: Love Will Grow album

This album of vocal arrangements includes a version of the Final Fantasy main theme named "GAIA". It is sung in Japanese, and it is the fifth track of the album. The word "Waahay" comes from a Sikh mantra that expresses the joy of infinite experience.


そっと め お とじたら
みえる せかい が ある
むげん に ひろがる そら
こころ の うちがわ に
いのち わ かがやいて
すべて わ ひとつ だ と
いま おもいだして
こどう が きこえる
うつくしい この ほし
かがやき よ、 とわ に!
みず が ながれる よう に
こころ お ときはなって
ひかり と かぜ の なか に
とけて ゆく うたごえ
うばう こと お やめて
おそれ お てばなして
いきる こと の しんじつ
きっと たどりつける
あなた の えがお お
こころ に ねがう とき
よろこび の はどう
みちて ゆく。。。 あい
English translation[]
When you close your eyes just so,
There's a world you can see--
The infinitely expanding universe
Within your heart.
Life glitters
And continues to be handed down.
Everything is one--
I can sense that now.
I can hear the beat--
This beautiful planet!
Shine on forever!
Gaia, oh, Gaia...
Filling up... with blue...
Just as water flows,
Let your heart go;
In the light and the wind,
Singing voices dissolve.
Stop your thieving and
Leave your fears behind.
The truth of life
Will surely come to you
When I pray in my heart
For your smiling face,
It's a wave of joy--
Gaia, oh, Gaia...
Filling up... with love...

Piano Opera Final Fantasy I/II/III[]

A piano arrangement of the main theme from the original Final Fantasy appears, composed Hiroyuki Nakayama and overseen by Nobuo Uematsu.

Beer SQ[]

The song appears in the pub-theme style arrangement album as its first track.

SQ Chips2[]

The track appears in the 8-bit arrangement album as its twelfth track.

Live orchestra performances[]

20020220 music from Final Fantasy[]

The Final Fantasy "Main Theme" was first theme played in the Final Fantasy - Final Fantasy III medley, performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Tokyo International Forum on February 20th, 2002. It is the fifth track in the album of the concert's recording.

Dear Friends -Music from Final Fantasy-[]

The orchestral medley of Final Fantasy to Final Fantasy III music from 20020220 was part of the performances of this concert tour throughout the USA in 2005. It was the eleventh song of the line-up.

Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy[]

The 2002 medley of Final Fantasy to Final Fantasy III music, which included "Matoya's Cave", was included in the first Distant Worlds concert tour.

It is the seventh song of the concert's line-up and the seventh track of the concert's recording at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden, on December 4th, 2007.

Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy Returning Home[]

An adaptation of 20020220's medley titled "FINAL FANTASY I-III Medley 2010" was included in this concert conducted by Arnie Roth and performed by the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra is present on the third Distant Worlds album. It was originally performed in Tokyo in November 2010.

The difference between the medleys is the removal of "Chocobo Theme" and inclusion of the "Opening Theme" in its place.

Compilation album appearances[]

Potion 2: Relaxin' with Final Fantasy[]

"GAIA" from Final Fantasy: Love Will Grow is featured in this album as the track.

Dear Friends: Music From Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack[]

"Main Theme" was released as the twelfth track of this collection of themes present n the Dear Friends -Music from Final Fantasy- concert tour.

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