A New Persona Soundtrack Album Will Have Mangled Lyrics

By Sato . May 19, 2014 . 4:31pm

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Those of you who’ve been keeping up with Persona Stalker Club, a talk show hosted by voice actress Tomomi Isomura and freelance writer Mafia Kajita, might be familiar with their “soramimi” antics, where they talk about songs from Persona game and mangle up their lyrics. This concept is now being turned into an actual soundtrack release.



The whole thing started back on the first episode, when Isomura had a request where they’d listen to various Persona songs, and as we know, are all sung in English. This special session started out with what they sound like to Isomura in Japanese.


This segment was so popular among fans that it became an official part starting with the second episode. By the time of the third episode, vocalist Yumi Kawamura who actually sings the songs in Persona 3 and 4,shared her enthusiasm towards the skit, and actually became an official member of it.


Now that they’ve gotten the approval of Kawamura, the next step an official album, called Persora -The Golden Best- (yeah, that’s intentional, short for “Persoramimi”), which will feature the popular songs that have been part of the show thus far.


Some of the tracks include: Pursuing My True Self (Persona 4,) Wiping All Out (Persona 3 Portable,) Best Friends (Persona 4 Arena,) Time to Make History (Persona 4 Golden,) When the Moon’s Reaching Out Stars (Persona 3,) and more, for a total of 13 tracks.


The album will also feature a bunch of Isomura’s and other fan-made lyrics for the songs and the humorous illustrations that were shown in the program. Atlus tease that it might even include a few tracks from Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth.


Persora –The Golden Best- will be available on July 16, 2014 for 2,160 yen.

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  • Xerain

    Too bad they don’t know about “Burn My Bread”

    • Locklear93

      The exact same thing occurred to me as soon as I read the article. -_-

    • TheRealMalek

      Last battle version :

      female voice : I have… BUUUURRRNNN MY BREAD…
      Male voice : Toasted ! Like a complete waste…
      female voice : BUUUURRRNNN MY BREAD…

    • SMT

      I’ve also once seen it as “Burn Madrid” :P

  • Afternoon Intergalactic

    And your love came all over me.

  • Engrish. Very much Engrish.

    Flooded apple pie and all that.

  • darke

    I see they have given up all pretence of actually producing anything good for Persona… -.-

  • Maybe we’ll ACTUALLY get the lyrics to the Persona 1 battle theme.

    Listen to it. It makes Burn My Dread sound like perfect english.

    Still, it’s very catchy. Be careful when you hit that play button, you might not let it go.


    • DragKudo

      My last prayer with no one, my last prayer breathes me life

      • Prolly the only parts I know Lol.

      • Bunzi

        Always heard it as my last limpy pillar, myself.

    • Surgeon of Death

      One of the best battle themes EVER!

      • DragKudo

        Bloody Destiny is one of the best as well.

      • I actually like it more than P3/P4’s, but that may be because I couldn’t get into the first game so this has more novelty against the other two, seeing as you hear them every fight.

    • Herok♞

      Man I forgot how bad the Engrish was in this song

    • Charles

      Catchy indeed, I just listened to it like 50 times.

    • TheRealMalek

      the engrish is strong in this one…

      (in fact aren’t all persona 1 song bad engrish ? I’m also thinking of “Let Butterfly Spread Until The Dawn” )

    • Androu1

      There is a part that seriously sounds like “…Mexican-looking asshole” to me.

    • Harvey Tejada Loto

      i miss dis song *O* best battle theme ever

  • Souffrir

    “A New Persona Soundtrack Album Will Have Mangled Lyrics”

    So most of us won’t be able to tell the difference?

  • Rocco

    So, are they gonna get Kawamura to sing those songs again, with the mangled lyrics? Because I don’t think I’ll be able to hear the difference.

  • Locklear93

    I’m going to go ahead and consider this article a PSA. Thanks for saving me a few bucks; I’d likely have imported the soundtrack and had a serious “wtf?” moment upon arrival.

  • Earthjolly

    Are those Persona 5 characters?


    • Quizler

      They’re the cast of Persona Stalker club, it’s some official TV show in japan about persona. At this rate I wouldn’t be surprised if they actually ended up in persona5 in some way

      • JohnNiles

        They would make a kickass pair of Velvet Room attendants.

      • Thatguy

        I want them in Persona 5… in ingame TV Show.

    • Unlimax

      What about those ?

      • Afternoon Intergalactic

        Persona X Steins;gate Collab? lol.

  • Quizler

    Not sure how to feel about this. I guess if it sounds alright I don’t mind.

  • Dystopiq

    As if the Engrish isn’t already terrible enough.

  • new_tradition

    Wait, I’m confused. So those songs with English lyrics are gonna be sung in Japanese?

    • Aerii

      Yes, but the Japanese lyrics are just what Japanese people hear when they hear the English songs. So it’s mostly nonsensical Japanese that sounds close to what it sounds like in English. Misheard lyrics.

  • Androu1

    So, a soundtrack with clear english then?

    That’s the first reaction when reading about a Persona soundtrack with mangled lyrics,

  • Ecchitori-san

    As long as I get to hear Shoji Meguro’s songs, I don’t mind.

  • Hagaren

    What, no Burn my Bread?

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