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"The Boundless Ocean"
Music

"The Boundless Ocean" (果てしなき大海原, Hateshinaki Ōunabara?) is a theme from Final Fantasy III. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

Game appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

"The Boundless Ocean" was first released in the original version of the game's soundtrack, of which it was the twenty-fifth track. It was subsequently re-recorded for the original soundtrack of the 3D version, of which it is the thirtieth track.

"The Boundless Ocean" is heard on the world map as the overworld theme for the submerged Surface World, until Kraken is defeated and the Water Crystal is restored.

Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

The original version appears in the music player as the eleventh track of Memories of FFIII purchased from Coernix Station - Alstor for 100 gil.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

The original NES version of "The Boundless Ocean" is part of the Final Fantasy III Music Pack DLC distributed through the PlayStation Network. It may be automatically selected for Arcade and Quick Battles featuring the Onion Knight and/or the Cloud of Darkness or taking place at the Crystal Tower or the World of Darkness.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[edit | edit source]

"The Boundless Ocean" is one of the new songs added from Final Fantasy III. It is a Field Music Sequence in the game.

Arrangement album appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy III: Eternal Legend of the Wind[edit | edit source]

"The Boundless Ocean" is part of the fourth song of the album, "Montage". This arrangement was produced by Nobuo Uematsu and the narration was performed by Jeff Levy. The vocals were performed by Michiaki Kato and Shizuru Ohtaka.

Final Fantasy: Pray[edit | edit source]

"Voyage" is a vocal arrangement of the tune "Boundless Ocean", featured in the music album. It is sung in Japanese by Risa Ohki.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Japanese[edit | edit source]
Ah, harukanaru unabara yo! Ude no naka ni
Ah, itsumademo kono boku o daite okure!
Fukai soko ni tadayou,
Kaigara no you ni,
Nanimo kikoenai--
Nemuri no kuni.
Ah, eien ni kono mune wa
Kizutsukanai mou nido to!
Ah, harukanaru unabara yo! Tabi no toki o
Ah, itsu no hi ka kono boku ni tsugete okure!
Aoi kaze ni fukareru,
Funabito no you ni,
Nanimo osorenai--
Yuuki no kuni.
Ah, eien ni kono yume o
Akiramenai mou ichido!
English translation[edit | edit source]
Ah, distant ocean!
Hold me in your arms forever!
Floating in the dark depths
Like a seashell,
I can't hear anything--
The sleeping country.
Ah, never hurt this heart
Ever again!
Ah, distant ocean!
Tell me when I shall make my voyage!
Being blown by the blue wind
Like a traveler,
I'm not afraid of anything--
The courageous country.
Ah, never again
Will I abandon this dream!

Piano Opera Final Fantasy I/II/III[edit | edit source]

A piano arranged version of "The Boundless Ocean" appears on this album. It was arranged by Hiroyuki Nakayama and is the tenth track of the album.

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