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"Ahead on Our Way"

The "Main Theme of Final Fantasy V" (ファイナルファンタジーV メインテーマ, Fainaru Fantajī Faibu Mein Tēma?), also known as "Ahead on Our Way" is the main theme of Final Fantasy V.

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy V[]

As the game's main theme, a large number of tracks from the game's soundtrack are either arrangements of this theme, or contain it on the track. Examples of arrangements are the tracks "Four Hearts", the first overworld theme, "Lenna's Theme"; "Deception", which plays during the encounter with Siren; and "The Day Will Come". The theme was also included in the tracks "A Presentiment", and the "Ending Theme".

The "Main Theme of Final Fantasy V" was the first main theme in the series to not be used as an overworld theme, but was rather the background theme for the opening intro of the game. It was released as the first track of the Final Fantasy V: Original Sound Version.

"Four Hearts"

The arranged versions of the "Main Theme of Final Fantasy V", "Four Hearts", "Deception" and "The Day Will Come" by TOSE for Final Fantasy V Advance are included in the limited Final Fantasy Finest Box collection. They are, respectively, the first, third, fifteenth and twenty-eight tracks of the collections' second disc, which is analogous to the game's original soundtrack's first disc.

Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals[]

The main theme of Final Fantasy V was included in the opening theme of the OVA, the sequel to Final Fantasy V.

The aforementioned opening theme was released in the Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals Kaze no Shou, Hono'o no Shou album, as its first track.

Final Fantasy XV[]

The main theme and "Four Hearts" are included in the music player in Final Fantasy XV. It is on the Memories of FFV album bought for 100 gil from Aldare's shop in Galdin Quay. "Four Hearts -arrange- (from FINAL FANTASY IV)" appears as part of the Memories of DISSIDIA FF album bought from Old Lestallum for 500 gil.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[]

"Four Hearts -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY V"

An arrangement of "Four Hearts" by Takeharu Ishimoto appears, and plays on the stage board of Destiny Odyssey V. It is known as "Four Hearts -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY V"; it is the twenty-second track of the first disc of the Dissidia Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack album.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

"Four Hearts -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY V" is reused as Bartz's world map theme.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

"Ahead on Our Way" from Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

"Ahead on Our Way" is a battle music track, appearing as an arrangement and as the original SNES version.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[]

The "Main Theme of Final Fantasy V" appears at the opening sequence of the Final Fantasy V Series play. Furthermore, "Four Hearts" was selected as the theme for the Final Fantasy V Series play's respective Field Music Sequence. The theme appears on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Compilation Album, named "Four Friends".

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[]

The "Main Theme of Final Fantasy V" appears as a Battle Music Sequence, and an arrangement plays as the background music for the game's main menu. "Four Hearts" also returns as a Field Music Sequence.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

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Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon[]

An arrangement of "The Day Will Come" by Yuzo Takahashi and titled "Together Forever" appears. It was released as the fourteenth track of the game's original soundtrack.

Arrangement album appearances[]

Piano Collections: Final Fantasy V[]

A piano arrangement of this theme by Shirou Satou was featured in the album, named as "Ahead on our Way".

Final Fantasy V: Dear Friends[]

A high-quality arrangement of the "Main Theme of Final Fantasy V", called "Ahead on our Way", is found on this album. It features Saami vocals at the beginning of the arrangement.

Tour de Japon: Music from Final Fantasy[]

"Main Theme of Final Fantasy V" from Tour de Japon: Music from Final Fantasy

The "Main Theme of Final Fantasy V" was performed at the Tour de Japon concerts by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Piano Opera Final Fantasy IV/V/VI[]

A piano arrangement by Hiroyuki Nakayama of this theme is included in this album as its ninth track.

Final Fantasy Orchestra Album[]

The main theme of Final Fantasy V appears on this Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary arrangement album.

Final Fantasy Tribute ~Thanks~[]

"Main Theme of Final Fantasy V" was arranged for this tribute album by JABBERLOOP and is the first track of its second disc.

Compilation album appearances[]

Final Fantasy V 5+1[]

This theme was included in this mini album as "Main Theme" and is its second track.

Final Fantasy V Mambo de Chocobo[]

The "Main Theme of Final Fantasy V" was included in the "FINAL FANTASY MEGAMIX" medley featured at the end of the album.

An unused version of an opening theme for Final Fantasy V has been released on the album, under the name "Opening Idea Version2" (unreleased). However, the theme is very distinct from the final main theme.

Final Fantasy Vinyls[]

"Final Fantasy V Main Theme" is included on the first disc of this collector's edition set. The arrangement "Four Hearts" is found on the second disc.

Live performances[]

Distant Worlds IV: more music from FINAL FANTASY[]

An orchestral arrangement performed by Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus is included on this album.


  • The ending theme of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, is a two-track long variation of the game's main theme, and has some resemblances to the "Main Theme of Final Fantasy V".