Broken Coral

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Broken Coral
Artist Ink Theory
Composer Ryo Nagamatsu
Trumpet Atsuki Yumoto
Yoko (in-game)
Piano Ai Kuwabara
Karen (in-game)
Bass Oonie (in-game)
Kitamura (in-game)
Game Splatoon 2
Splatoon 3
Heard in
Splatoon 2
Squid Beatz 2
Heard in
Splatoon 3
Album Splatune 2
Track list no. 46 (Squid Beatz 2)
15 (Splatune 2 Disc 1)
Genre Jazz/samba fusion
BPM 178
Key signature C major
Length 2:44 (Splatune 2)
Audio file

Broken Coral is a song performed by Ink Theory.


Broken Coral is one of the five multiplayer songs released in Splatoon 2 version 2.0.0. Like all battle songs, it has a random chance of being played during online matches. Broken Coral is a jazz-samba fusion piece, featuring frantic and dissonant piano and trumpet instrumentals as the main sound, backed by drums, electric guitar, and bass. It is currently the only multiplayer track in the series currently to feature no vocals whatsoever. The song was first heard on the SplatoonJP Twitter[1] and Squid Research Lab Tumblr[2] on 22 November 2017, alongside Riptide Rupture. It was the first song played in the video. It can also be heard in Squid Beatz 2, with a maximum score of 150 and 201 in Normal and Hard modes, respectively. In Splatoon 3, this song can sometimes play in the lobby.

Other versions

Broken Coral (Splatune 2)

The Splatune 2 version of the track, in contrast to the version heard in-game, is missing the reverb effect heard on the trumpet, up until the chorus. Afterwards, the two versions are identical.



  • Despite Ink Theory having both a dedicated kazoo player and exotic drummer, neither of those instruments can be heard in this piece. However, there are separate electric guitar and bass sections.


The name is likely a pun on a broken chord, a musical term referring to a chord being broken into a sequence of notes, as well as coral, a marine animal that forms compact colonies out of many identical, individual polyps.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 可憐なタクティクス
Karen'na Takutikusu
Pretty Tactics