Shin Megami Tensei Series Music Popularity Vote Stream Archive Released, Composer Comments

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Atlus has released the full stream archive from the “Shin Megami Tensei Series Music Popularity Vote” live stream, which ran through the top 149 tracks from the series as voted on by fans.

Stream Archive

Additionally, comments from series composers Shoji Meguro and Ryota Kozuka were published:

Shoji Meguro

Thank you for voting on Megaten series popular songs, and thank you for picking the battle theme from Nocturne, of which I was in charge. In a way, I’m sorry to say that it would have been impossible to imagine a long time ago that a track from Nocturne would be ranked first.

Although it is neatly in number 1, 2 songs from Shin Megami Tensei are also within the top ranks. It is a sense of relief to see that old and new fans are intermingling, and it is pleasing for us at Atlus.

In the future, I hope that Kozuka’s songs will dominate the top of the popular song ranking, after 5 or 10 years, with songs from Shin Megami Tensei IV composed by Kozuka becoming more memorable. Both IV and Apocalypse have good songs. So, if a new song from Strange Journey Redux could also be involved in it… Oh yeah, Strange Journey Redux will be released on October 26th!

Ryota Kozuka

Thank you very much for voting!

As a result of the ranking, as the person in charge of the titles after Shin Megami Tensei IV, I honestly feel that it’s regrettable (and I am sorry)… At the same time, “this song is definitely the best… Oh… this one too…” were my thoughts while being aware that I was seeing the top results (laughs).

Personally, I pledge to get my revenge some day. Thankfully, the Megaten series will continue over the 25th anniversary, and I am truly appreciative of the many people who will participate in these projects as well.

I’m looking forward to the release of Strange Journey Redux soon. In addition, live events and concerts will be held this year. Thank you for supporting the Megaten series as it continues into the future.

Complete Ranking

The complete ranking of all 311 eligible songs has also been published by Atlus, and can be found here in Japanese.

Atlus

  • Ludovic Castro

    I feel almost sorry to read what Kozuka said. He did some amazing songs for IV and Apocalypse, songs that should have been ranked higher. I’m thinking about tracks such as the incredible Tokyo Theme of IV (even the one for IVA is great), or his Law variations themes, as well as boss tracks such as B2 and Polytheistic Alliance Battle F4. I think Kozuka is good.

    • Raziel Barkrai

      I think he’s good too, but I can sort of understand why his songs aren’t ranked so high. He’s still new to Megaten and had to go up against other tracks that have had decades of exposure and have been established by fans as being classics. I like his style though and I think he’s a perfect fit for mainline game soundtracks.

    • Kozuka is a good composer, but he was up against legends like Meguro or Masuko. I also agree with what Raziel said.