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"Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony" (Final Fantasy VII)

This fanfare plays in FFVII during the parade for Rufus's appointment as Shinra's president. It is a diverting march with a light gait.

"Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony" (ルーファウス歓迎式典, Rūfausu Kangei Shikiten?) is a theme in Final Fantasy VII, composed and arranged by Nobuo Uematsu. The theme is associated with Rufus Shinra and the parade in Junon.

Lyrics[]

The original track does not have lyrics and vocals in the music. However, the lyrics are displayed through the subtitles during the practice for the parade in both the Japanese and English versions.

Japanese
ル~ファウス~
ル~ファウス神羅~
わ~れらが~ 神羅カンパニ~
あ~たらしい社長~
おっ~ おっ~
神羅~
おっ~ おおっ~
神羅カンパニ~
ニュ~エイジ~ 時代をきずく~
ル~ファウス新社長~
おっ~ おっ~
神羅~
おっ~ おおっ~
神羅カンパニ~
ニュ~エイジ~ 時代をつくる~
これからも、神羅がいちばん~
Rōmaji
Ru~fausu~
Ru~fausu Shinra~
Wa~rera ga~ Shinra Kanpani~
A~tarashī shachō~
O~ O~
Shinra~
O~ Ō~
Shinra Kanpani~
Nyu~eiji~ Jidai o kizuku~
Ru~fausu shin shachō~
O~ O~
Shinra~
O~ Ō~
Shinra Kanpani~
Nyu~eiji~ Jidai o tsukuru~
Korekara mo, Shinra ga ichiban~
English
Rufus---
Rufus Shinra----
We---are---Shinra Company----
The new-----President------
Oh----- Oh-----
Shinra---------
Oh----- Oh oh----
Shinra, Inc.---
Realization----of the new era---
New---President----Ru--fus---
Oh----- Oh-----
Shinra---------
Oh----- Oh oh----
Shinra, Inc.---
Building------the new era-----
Shinra-----forev---er-------

Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony - A New Leader[]

The lyrics are adapted for a new arrangement in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. The official lyrics for the Japanese version of "Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony - A New Leader" were released on the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Original Soundtrack.

Japanese version[]

Japanese
ル~ファウス~
ル~ファウス神羅~
(われら)わ~れらが~ 神羅カンパニ~
あ~たらしい社長~
おっ~ おっ~
神羅~
おっ~ おおっ~
神羅カンパニ~
ニュ~エイジ~ 時代をきずく~
ル~ファウス新社長~
おっ~ おっ~
神羅~
おっ~ おおっ~
神羅カンパニ~
ニュ〜エイジ~ 時代をつくる~
これからも 神羅がいちばん~
おっ~ おっ~
ル~ファウス神羅~
(われら)わ〜れらが~ 神羅カンパニ~
あ~たらしい社長~
ルルル...
おっ~ おっ~
ル~ファウス
おっ~ おおっ~
ル~ファウス神羅~
(われら)わ〜れらが~ 神羅カンパニ~
あ~たらしい社長~
神羅~
ル~ファウス
神羅 新社長~
われらが 神羅 ル~ファウス!
Rōmaji
Ru~fausu~
Ru~fausu Shinra~
(Warera) Wa~rera ga~ Shinra Kanpani~
A~tarashī shachō~
O~ O~
Shinra~
O~ Ō~
Shinra Kanpani~
Nyu~eiji~ Jidai o kizuku~
Ru~fausu shin shachō~
O~ O~
Shinra~
O~ Ō~
Shinra Kanpani~
Nyu~eiji~ Jidai o tsukuru~
Korekara mo Shinra ga ichiban~
O~ O~
Ru~fausu Shinra~
(Warera) Wa~rera ga~ Shinra Kanpani~
A~tarashī shachō~
Rururu...
O~ O~
Ru~fausu
O~ Ō~
Ru~fausu Shinra~
(Warera) Wa~rera ga~ Shinra Kanpani~
A~tarashī shachō~
Shinra~
Ru~fausu
Shinra shin shachō~
Warera ga Shinra Ru~fausu!

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy VII[]

[Video Soundtrack] Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony [FINAL FANTASY VII]

"Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony" plays during his initiation ceremony in Junon during "The Stowaway Strategy". It is track 11 of disc 2 on the Final Fantasy VII: Original Soundtrack.

It was remastered and released as track 34 on the Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack Revival Disc.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth[]

"Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony" was arranged into a number of different arrangements:

  • "Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony - A New Leader" (ルーファウス歓迎式典 -新社長の歌-, Rūfausu Kangei Shikiten -Shin Shachō no Uta-?, lit. Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony -New President's Song-), arranged by Kengo Takusashi and Mitsuto Suzuki with lyrics written by Motomu Toriyama.
  • "Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony - Seventh, Ten-Hut!" (ルーファウス歓迎式典 -ジュノンのテーマ-, Rūfausu Kangei Shikiten -Junon no Tēma-?, lit. Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony -Junon's Theme-), arranged by Ryo Furukawa. It includes "Shinra's Full-Scale Assault" and "Shinra, Inc."
  • "Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony - Inauguration Parade" (ルーファウス歓迎式典 -祝賀パレード-, Rūfausu Kangei Shikiten -Shukuga Parēdo-?, lit. Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony -Celebration Parade-), arranged by Ryo Furukawa.
  • "Commendation Ceremony - The Future Looks Bright" (パレード表彰式 -新たな世界の幕開け-, Parēdo Hyōshōshiki -Aratana Sekai no Makuake-?, lit. Parade Commendation Ceremony -The Beginning of a New World), arranged by Ryo Furukawa with additional composition.

They are tracks 8, 9, 11 and 12 respectively on the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Original Soundtrack. Only the Japanese version of "Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony - A New Leader" was released on the album.

An arrangement of it plays during the cutscene when Rufus enters the ring at the Gold Saucer before the boss battle. It has not been officially released.

Final Fantasy IX[]

In Final Fantasy IX, a band on the M.S. Prima Vista plays the theme in the Evil Forest. This version, called "Rufus's Welcome Ceremony (Millennium Version)", is found on the Final Fantasy IX Original Soundtrack PLUS album.

"Rufus's Welcome Ceremony (Millennium Version)" was re-released in MP3 format as track 140 on the Final Fantasy IX Original Soundtrack Revival Disc.

Final Fantasy XV[]

The original Final Fantasy VII version is included in the music player in Final Fantasy XV. It is the eleventh track of the Memories of FFVII album that is available by default.

"Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony" is also available as track 83 on the limited edition Blu-ray disc of the Final Fantasy XV: Original Soundtrack.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[]

Junon TFF

Junon: Upper Junon Road

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival[]

TFFAC Song Icon FFVII- Rufus' Welcoming Ceremony (JP)

Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony

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Arrangement album appearances[]

Piano Collections: Final Fantasy VII[]

"Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony" was arranged by Shirō Hamaguchi and performed by Seiji Honda on the piano and released as track 9 on the album.

Final Fantasy Collection For A cappella[]

"Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony" was arranged and performed by ALLIANCE JAPAN and released as track 8 on the album.

BRA★BRA Final Fantasy VII Brass de Bravo[]

"Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony" was arranged by Rika Ishige and recorded for the album, conducted by Hirofumi Kurita and performed by the Siena Wind Orchestra. It is track 5 on the album.

Live performances[]

BRA★BRA Final Fantasy VII Brass de Bravo with Siena Wind Orchestra[]

"Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony" was performed during the concert tour in 2018, conducted by Hirofumi Kurita and performed by the Siena Wind Orchestra. The live recording from the 2018.5.12 Tokyo Bunka Kaikan performance was released on the concert Blu-ray.

Compilation album appearances[]

Final Fantasy VII: Reunion Tracks[]

"Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony" is track 5 on the album.

Final Fantasy VII Vinyl Limited Edition[]

The theme is also included on the compilation album.

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