Maritime Memory

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Maritime Memory
Artist Squid Sisters
Vocals keity.pop
Mari Kikuma
Mahito Yokota
Callie (in-game)
Marie (in-game)
Cap'n Cuttlefish (in-game)
Game Splatoon
Splatoon 3
Heard in
Squid Beatz
Callie and Marie amiibo
Heard in
Splatoon 3
Inkopolis Plaza (after a Splatfest, before the results, since Version 5.0.0)
Lobby in Inkopolis Plaza (for 24 hours after a Splatfest, since Version 5.0.0)
Album Splatune
Splatoon Live in Makuhari -Shiokalive-
Track list no. 20 (Splatune Disc 2)
27 (Live in Makuhari)
7 (1st Concert, Live in Makuhari)
19 (2nd Concert, Live in Makuhari)
Genre Pop
BPM 112
Key signature C major
D major
Length 2:47 (Splatune)
2:43 (Splatoon Live in Makuhari -Shiokalive-)
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 is a more relaxed, hip-hop-influenced cover of City of Color, with Callie and Marie singing the same melody along to a new backing track and slightly different lyrics. The main verses and chorus of City of Color remain mostly the same, with the first verse, bridge and outro quoting the melody to Splattack! in the instrumental. Approximately halfway through the song, the track breaks down into a half-time arrangement of the Calamari Inkantation with an older man rapping over it, and he continues as the Squid Sisters sing along with him. Finally, the chorus of City of Color returns, changing up a key before the song ends. The song plays in the credits sequence of Octo Valley, and it can also be played in Squid Beatz if the player has completed Octo Valley. Using either the Callie or Marie amiibo also allows the player to watch the Squid Sisters perform the song in Inkopolis Plaza. In Splatoon 3, Maritime Memory plays in Inkopolis Plaza during the two-hour period between a Splatfest ending and the results for the Splatfest being announced, starting in Drizzle Season 2023 with the Shiver vs. Frye vs. Big Man Splatfest. It also plays as the default song in the lobby in Inkopolis Plaza for 24 hours after a Splatfest ends. It is replaced by Daybreaker Anthem in Splatsville and Into the Light in Inkopolis Square. Maritime Memory can also be played in the jukebox if the player has downloaded the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass.

According to the booklet contained in Splatune, the song can only be sung at the age of seventeen, the fragile period of time between a girl and a woman. The booklet also reveals that the rap portion of the song was performed by an old man who stumbled into the recording session, saying "though my clothes may be tattered, my heart is pure and my charming voice will never fade away." The staff hurried him out but realized that they liked his addition to the song and kept it. It is heavily implied that this old man is Cap'n Cuttlefish; in addition to the old man's description and voice matching Cap'n Cuttlefish, his quote is extremely similar to a self-written description of Cuttlefish from Squid Research Lab,[1][2] and the Octotune booklet contains a report from Cuttlefish in which he mentions that he once rapped in a song for the Squid Sisters.


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 (Japanese version)

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

Maritime Memory (Romaji version)

Tyurirurimyohe wiruwini
Yuwarinishe nahemohi

Tyurirurimyohe wiruwini yuwari
Yuweri fiyumenoshechu

Tyurirurimyohe wiruwini
Yuwarinishe nahemohi

Tyuriruracche wiruwini yuweni

Fihananneni nienoweni

Nyoehiniherahe nawenoni shumeri
Hihana fiha

Fihana mifa nyuenoweni
Fihana mifa nyuenowena

Nyoehiniherahe nawenoni nyuenu

Mya weni marei mirekyarahire
Juri yu mirekerason

Kire hyari yoriherahe nyurahera
Nunnyura unera yuraferaso

Fihana mifa nyuenoweni
Fihana mifa nyuenowena

Nyoehiniherahe nawenoni nyumeri
Hihana fiha nieno

Fihana mifa nyuenoweni
Fihana mifa nyuenowena

Nyoehiniherahe nawenoni yuweni

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.[3]

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.

Spicy Calamari Inkantation

Main article: Calamari Inkantation

From approximately 2:02 to 2:08, there appears to be a section edited to be more upbeat from Maritime Memory.



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
Maritaimu memorī
Maritime Memory