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Beginning from Castlevania 35th Anniversary NFT.

Beginning is a music theme composed by Konami Kukeiha Club. Its first appearance was in Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse during the first stage. It is considered as Dracula's Curse and Trevor Belmont's main theme and many arrangements of it have appeared throughout the Castlevania series.

Appearances

Song Data: Beginning
Image Track No. / Name (Japanese Name) Game / Soundtrack Composer Usage Notes / Links
FamiconBest.jpg 1. Beginning Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse /  Akumajō Dracula Famicom Best
Konami Kukeiha Club  Village/Church Links: YouTube (FDS)

YouTube (NES)

Perfect Selection Dracula - 01.png 1. Beginning  /  Perfect Selection Dracula
Konami Kukeiha Club (composer)

Nazo² Project (arranger) 

Notes: Rap version
Links: YouTube
ABV2front.jpg 22 (CD 1). Beginning Super Castlevania IV /  Akumajō Dracula Best 2
Konami Kukeiha Club  Stage B: Dracula's Tower (second BGM; the first is Vampire Killer) Links: YouTube
Dracula new classic ps front.jpg 3. Beginning  /  Perfect Selection Dracula ~New Classic~
Jun Irie, Konami Symphonic Ensemble, Nazo² Project (arrangers)  Notes: Orchestral version
Links: YouTube
Akumajo Dracula X Cover.JPG 8 (CD 1 and 2). Beginning Castlevania: Rondo of Blood /  Akumajō Dracula X
Konami Kukeiha Club (composer)

Metal Yuhki (arranger) 

Stage 4: The Dungeon Links: YouTube
Spd 20060617180224 b.jpg 1. Beginning  /  Perfect Selection Dracula Battle
Konami Kukeiha Club (composer)

Naoto Shibata (arranger) 

Notes: Rock/metal version
Links: YouTube
Dracula battle2 perfect selection front.jpg 1. Beginning  /  Perfect Selection Dracula Battle II
Konami Kukeiha Club (composer)

Naoto Shibata (arranger) 

Notes: Rock/metal version
Links: YouTube
DMCCD.jpg 5. Dracula's Curse (FC) 悪魔城伝説 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse /  Dracula ~Music Collection~
Konami Kukeiha Club  Notes: Echo version from the Japanese version - Medley with Prelude, Prayer, Clockwork and Flashback
Links: YouTube
DMCCD.jpg 16. Super Castlevania IV (SFC) ~Arranged Version~  /  Dracula ~Music Collection~
Konami Kukeiha Club  Links: YouTube
Midicoll.jpg 20. Dreams of Triumph  /  Akumajō Dracula MIDI collection
USP (arranger)  Links: Music
Castlevania - Symphony of the Night (Saturn) - (JP) - 01.jpg Jazz Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Saturn) Konami Kukeiha Club  Unused Links: YouTube
Castlevania - Symphony of the Night (Saturn) - (JP) - 01.jpg Techno Goth Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Saturn) Konami Kukeiha Club  Hell Garden Links: YouTube
AoSDoSOST.jpg 25 (Disc 2). Beginning Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow /  Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow & Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Original Soundtrack
Konami Kukeiha Club (composer)

Masahiko Kimura (arranger) 

BGM for the The Lost Village Stage in Julius Mode Links: YouTube (DS)

YouTube (Mobile)

20deluxeost.jpg 7. Beginning Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse /  Castlevania 20th Anniversary Deluxe Music Collection
Konami Kukeiha Club  Notes: Echo version from the Japanese version & medley with Prelude, Epitaph, Prayer, Boss and Boss Clear
Links: YouTube
20deluxeost.jpg 9. Beginning Super Castlevania IV /  Castlevania 20th Anniversary Deluxe Music Collection
Konami Kukeiha Club  Notes: Echo version
Links: YouTube
20deluxeost.jpg 14. Beginning Castlevania: Rondo of Blood /  Castlevania 20th Anniversary Deluxe Music Collection
Metal Yuhki  Notes: Echo version
Links: YouTube
20deluxeost.jpg 36. Beginning ~ The Legend of Demon Castle  /  Castlevania 20th Anniversary Deluxe Music Collection
Konami Kukeiha Club (original composer)  Links: YouTube
Castlevania - The Dracula X Chronicles Original Soundtrack.jpg 9 (Disc 1). Dreams of Triumph Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles /  Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles Original Soundtrack
Konami Kukeiha Club (composer)

Masanori Akita (arranger) 

Stage 4:The Dungeon Notes: Rock/NeoClassic Version during Stage 4. Orchestral Version during the first Dracula cutscene.
Links: YouTube
Judgmentostcover.gif 6. Beginning Castlevania Judgment /  Castlevania Judgment Original Soundtrack
Konami Kukeiha Club (composer)

Yasushi Asada (arranger) 

Trevor's theme, used during a fight with or against him Links: YouTube
Pachislot Akumajo Dracula OST.jpg 31. Beginning (Crystal ver.) ~Dracula Battle Spiral Staircase Stage~ Pachislot Akumajō Dracula /  Pachislot Akumajō Dracula Original Soundtrack
Konami Kukeiha Club (composer)

Masanori Akita (arranger) 

Dracula Battle Spiral Staircase Stage Links: YouTube
Pachislot Akumajo Dracula OST.jpg 40. Beginning ~Dracula Battle Spiral Staircase Stage~ Pachislot Akumajō Dracula /  Pachislot Akumajō Dracula Original Soundtrack
Konami Kukeiha Club  Notes: Recycled directly from the Japanese version of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Links: YouTube
Pachislot2OST.jpg 6. Beginning (Crystal ver.) Pachislot Akumajō Dracula II /  Pachislot Akumajō Dracula II Original Soundtrack
Konami Kukeiha Club  Links: YouTube
Pachislot2OST.jpg 33. Beginning Pachislot Akumajō Dracula II /  Pachislot Akumajō Dracula II Original Soundtrack
Konami Kukeiha Club  Notes: Recycled directly from the Japanese version of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Links: YouTube
Tribute1.jpg 4. Beginning  /  Akumajō Dracula Tribute Vol. 1
Konami Kukeiha Club (composer)

Motoi Sakuraba (arranger) 

Links: YouTube
Pachislot3OST.jpg 30. Beginning ~Dracula Battle 6~ Pachislot Akumajō Dracula III /  Pachislot Akumajō Dracula III Original Soundtrack
Notes: Recycled directly from Akumajō Dracula: The Arcade
Links: YouTube
Pachislot3OST.jpg 41. Beginning ~Dracula Battle 13 (Premium)~ Pachislot Akumajō Dracula III /  Pachislot Akumajō Dracula III Original Soundtrack
Konami Kukeiha Club  Notes: Recycled directly from Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Monster Retsuden ORECA BATTLE ~Orekangeki Music!~ - 01.jpg 21 (CD 2). Beginning *Monster Retsuden ORECA BATTLE /  Monster Retsuden ORECA BATTLE ~Orekangeki Music!~
Konami Kukeiha Club  Fight against Dracula
PachilosOSTfolder.jpg 3. Beginning Pachislot Akumajō Dracula: Lords of Shadow /  Pachislot Akumajō Dracula: Lords of Shadow Original Soundtrack
KPE STUDIO, Konami Kukeiha Club  Links: YouTube
Castlevania - Valiant Guardian - 02.png Beginning Castlevania: Valiant Guardian Free Game Feature
VH Logo.png Beginning Castlevania: Vampire Hunter Free Game Feature
Ssbu.jpg Beginning Super Smash Bros. Ultimate /  Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Original Soundtrack
Kenji Ito (arranger)  Links: YouTube
Beginning Famicom.png Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (Family Computer ver.) - Beginning Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (Famicom) /  Castlevania 35th Anniversary NFT
Konami Kukeiha Club  Village/Church Links: OpenSea
Beginning NES.png Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (Nintendo Entertainment System ver.) - Beginning Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (NES) /  Castlevania 35th Anniversary NFT
Konami Kukeiha Club  Village/Church Links: OpenSea


Other usages

Trivia

  • The background music for the first stage in Kid Dracula (Famicom and Game Boy versions) uses a couple of arranged sections of "Beginning".
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Characters
Trevor C. BelmontSypha BelnadesGrant DanastyAlucardDracula
Bosses
Skull KnightNasty GrantCyclopsMummiesGiant BatSnake Man SentinelFrankensteinWater Dragons
Skull Knight KingBone Dragon KingLeviathanDoppelgangerThe Grim Reaper
Stages
Town of WarakiyaClock Tower of Untimely DeathForest of DarknessMurky Marsh of Morbid Morons
Nightmare CavesSunken City of PoltergeistsMorbid MountainsThe Haunted Ship of Fools
Tower of TerrorCauseway of ChaosRampart and Lookout Tower
Castle EntranceThe Villa and the WaterfallsThe Clock Tower and the Castle Keep
Music
PreludeEpitaphPrayerBeginningDestinyClockworkMad ForestAnxietyRisingStreamDead Beat
NightmareEncounterDemon SeedDéjà-VuRiddleOvertureBig BattleEvergreenFlashback
Akumajō Dracula Famicom BestAkumajō Densetsu SOUND TRACKS
Guides
Tokuma Shoten Akumajō Densetsu Guide BookNintendo Power - Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse guideNES Game Atlas
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