Classic SEGA Music: Sona Mi Areru Ec Sancitu and Anu Orta Veniya

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With the first title released in 1995, the Panzer Dragoon series spans five games, three of them released on the Saturn, one on the Game Gear and the fifth on Microsoft’s Xbox. It is one of SEGA’s most regarded console series. The first two – the original and Zwei – and the fifth – Orta – are three-dimensional rail shooters (the fourth, Mini, attempts to emulate this in 2D). The third – Saga – is a role playing game, considered by many to be the best of all time. The series’ first three home console releases were created by Team Andromeda which, after SEGA’s internal restructure circa 2000, had some of its members move to the newly created Smilebit. Among other critical hits, this team was responsible for the latest iteration of the series. Today, we will take a look at Sona Mi Areru Ec Sancitu and Anu Orta Veniya, the theme songs from Panzer Dragoon Saga and Panzer Dragoon Orta respectively.

Where it is heard: classicsegamusic

Performed by Japanese vocalist Eri Itoh, both songs can be heard during the credit roll of their respective game. These themes are orchestrated, setting themselves apart from the rest of the soundtracks, which in general are very synthesised, in line what one would normally expect from SEGA music. The beautiful, upbeat, sonority of Sona Mi Areru Ec Sancitu and Anu Orta Veniya clashes with the dark, apocalyptic, mood created throughout the course of the games. They are sung in “Panzerese”, a language spoken within the world of the series, created to provide a unique feeling and identity. Thanks to this, there is an unparalleled sensation to the music created by Saori Kobayashi, unmatched by any other vocal theme on any other SEGA game.

Sona Mi Areru Ec Sancitu Lyrics

Caelum hume sitien taire
Vertus sahrel shamasantia
Ecce valde generous ale posselna volucritus
Sona areru ec paldeel?
Sona mi areru ec sancitu?
Ale posselna volucritus

Tenna prena posteri dire
Vertus narrel mea chorus
Aude valde generous sana fiare actertis
Sona areru ec paldeel?
Sona mi areru ec sancitu?
Sana fiare actertisia

Anu Orta Veniya Lyrics

Anu Orta Veniya Serere Krythe
Praiar Sol Torrere Solum
Anu Pluvia Ire Serere Krythe
Praiar Nebula Torrere Laimos

Texere Linum Alere Amnos
Intar Skene Kato Uva
In Amatus Ede Evanescere
In Adein Ie Temar Vivire

Anu Orta Veniya Serere Krythe
Praiar Vont Krystallos Solum
Anu Pluvia Ire Serere Krythe
Praiar Hals Krystallos Kore Hoster

Translations for the songs can be found here and here. A special note and thanks to The Will of the Ancients, a website about everything Panzer Dragoon, for allowing us to use content from their site in this feature. It is well worth a visit.

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