Maritime Memory

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Maritime Memory
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Performer Squid Sisters
Album Splatune
Splatoon Live in Makuhari -Shiokalive-
Game Splatoon
Heard in Splatoon Credits
Squid Beatz
Vocals keity.pop
Mari Kikuma
Mahito Yokota
Callie (in-game)
Marie (in-game)
Cap'n Cuttlefish (in-game)
Length 2:47 (Splatune)
2:43 (Splatoon Live in Makuhari -Shiokalive-)
BPM 112
Genre Pop
Key signature C major

D major

Track list no. 20 (Splatune Disc 2)
27 (Live in Makuhari)
7 (1st Concert, Live in Makuhari)
19 (2nd Concert, Live in Makuhari)
Audio file

Maritime Memory is a song performed by the Squid Sisters.


Maritime Memory is a slow pop song, in fitting with the atmosphere of the credits sequence in which it plays. The song mostly acts as a much slower and calmer remix of City of Color, with Callie and Marie singing the same melody, albeit with a different backing and slightly different lyrics. The main verses and chorus of City of Color remain mostly the same, with the first verse, bridge and outro sampling Splattack! in its backing. Approximately halfway through the song, it changes to a slow electric cover of the Calamari Inkantation with an older man rapping over it, and he continues as the Squid Sisters sing along with it. Finally, the chorus of City of Color returns, changing up a key before the song ends.

According to the booklet contained in Splatune, it was revealed that the song can only be sung at the age of seventeen, the fragile period of time between a girl and a woman. It also revealed how the rap was performed by an old man who stumbled into the recording session, saying "though my clothes may be tattered, my heart is pure and nothing escapes my razor-sharp gaze." The staff hurried him out but realised that they liked the addition to the song and kept his part in.


The booklet included with Splatoon Live in Makuhari -Shiokalive- gives the official lyrics for Maritime Memory. The lyrics are nonsensical; the Japanese hiragana simply gives the pronunciation.

Maritime Memory Lyrics

Tyurirurimyohe wiru-wini
Yuwarinishe nahemohi

Tyurirurimyohe wiru-wini yuwari
Yuweri fiyumeno shechu

Tyurirumyohe wiru-wini
Yuwarinishe nahemohi

Tyuriruratche wiru-wini yuweni

Fihananneni nienoweni

Nyoehiniherahe nawenoni shumeri
Hihana fiha

Fihanamifa nyuenoweni
Fihanamifa nyuenowena

Nyoehiniherahe nawenoni nyuenu

Mya weni marei mirekyarahire
Juri yu mirekerason

Kire hyari yoriherahe nyurahera
Nunnyura unera yuraferaso

Fihanamifa nyuenoweni
Fihanamifa nyuenowena

Nyoehiniherahe nawenoni nyumeri
Hihana fiha nieno

Fihanamifa nyuenoweni
Fihanamifa nyuenowena

Nyoehiniherahe nawenoni yuweni

てゅりるりみょへ うぃるうぃに
ゆわりにしぇ なへもひ

てゅりるりみょへ ういるうぃに ゆわり
ゆうぇり ふぃゆめのしぇちゅ

てゅりるりみょへ うぃるうぃに
ゆわりにしぇ なへもひ

てゅりるらっちぇ うぃるうぃに ゆうぇに

ふぃはなんねに にえのうぇに

にょえひにへらへ なうぇのに しゅめり
ひはな ふぃは

ふぃはな みふぁ にゅえのうぇに
ふぃはな みふぁ にゅえのうぇな

にょえひにへらへ なうぇのに にゅえぬ

みゃ うぇに まれぃ みれきゃらひれ
じゅり ゆ みれけらそん

きれ ひゃり よりへらへ にゅらへら
ぬんにゅら うねら ゆらふぇらそ

ふぃはな みふぁ にゅえのうぇに
ふぃはな みふぁ にゅえのうぇな

にょえひにへらへ なうぇのに にゅめり
ひはな ふぃは にえの

ふぃはな みふぁ にゅえのうぇに
ふぃはな みふぁ にゅえのうぇな

にょえひにへらへ なうぇのに ゆうぇに

Other versions

Maritime Memory (Live)

During live Squid Sisters concerts, an extended version of Maritime Memory is used. Although each performance is different due to the live bands, they retain the same strong structure. When the Calamari Inkantation section is due to play, it instead plays with no vocals or melody, and the second half of the main song's verse and chorus are repeated before continuing as normal. After this section, the outro is played before the final chorus, while the actual outro itself is extended slightly. Two recordings of this version from their first and second live concerts can be found in Splatoon Live in Makuhari -Shiokalive-.

Samples and interpolations

Shooting Starfish

Main article: Shooting Starfish

The song Shooting Starfish by Turquoise October samples Maritime Memory, playing Callie's vocals in reverse.[1]

Inkopolis Square

While walking around in Inkopolis Square in Splatoon 2, a low-pitched cover of Maritime Memory can be heard in the background during certain times, with its slower pace seemingly differentiating it from City of Color.


  • Maritime Memory began a tradition of credits songs sampling other songs from their respective games by the artists that sing them. Maritime Memory samples Calamari Inkantation and City of Color, while Fresh Start (from Splatoon 2) samples both Bomb Rush Blush and Tide Goes Out, and Into the Light (from the Octo Expansion) samples Color Pulse.
  • The old man heard halfway through the song is strongly implied be Cap'n Cuttlefish. In addition to their voices sounding very similar, the Splatune booklet reveals it was an old man with tattered clothes, matching his description. The mentioned phrase, which translates to something to the effect of "though my clothes may be tattered, my heart is pure and my charming voice will never fade away" is extremely similar to a self-written description of the Cap'n, from Live from Squid Research Lab.[2][3] Later, both Splatoon 2 and the Octo Expansion reveal his newfound hobby of rapping, and the Octotune booklet contains a report from Cap'n Cuttlefish in which he does state that he rapped on a song.


Maritime Memory is based on the Squid Sisters' memories and pasts, as it is a combination of a slower Calamari Inkantation and City of Color.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese マリタイム・メモリー Maritime Memory