Justice High Schools: Legion of Heroes Original Soundtrack

Artist Credits

Tracks

70 minutes total
  1. Prologue
  2. We'll protect out school!
  3. Today's No. 1
  4. Selecting students
  5. The Match
  6. On the rooftop of Sunshine High School
  7. In front of Pacific High School's back gate
  8. Gym 1 of Five Rings High School
  9. Construction site at the back of Evil High School
  10. The school yard of Sunshine Junior High School
  11. Drive-in theater
  12. In front of Five Rings High School's seaside training camp
  13. At the riverbed in front of Evil High School
  14. In a classroom of Sunshine High School
  15. In front of the main gate of Justice High School
  16. In the library of Justice High School
  17. Space of illusion
  18. News flash! The winner
  19. Cheer up!
  20. Humiliating defeat
  21. The theme of Sunshine School
  22. The theme of Five Rings High School
  23. The theme of Pacific High School
  24. The theme of Outlaw High School
  25. The theme of teacher
  26. The theme of Raizo
  27. Battle! Hyou
  28. Even if being brainwashed
  29. Ending 1 - The theme of love
  30. Ending 2 - The theme of friendship
  31. Ending 3 - The theme of youth
  32. Ending 4 - The hope of Sunshine School
  33. Ending 5 - The good Evil High School
  34. Ending 6 - Kyosuke's brotherly love
  35. Ending 7 - The determination of Edge
  36. Ending 8 - The feeling of Sakura
  37. Ending 9 - The distress of Hyou
  38. Fanfare
  39. Bad ending
  40. Staff roll
  41. The fight goes on....
  42. The school song of Sunshine School
  43. SE collection
  44. Something extra...
  • Released Jan 29, 1998 by Suleputer (catalog no. CPCA-1002, retail 2100 yen).

Reviews

Another fun Capcom fighting game soundtrack.

Reader review by Kurt Kalata

Although the soundtrack to Justice High Schools (known as Rival Schools in the U.S.) uses a familiar synthesis system, the style is completely different and refreshing from Capcom's other recent fighter soundtracks (especially a welcome change after the bland X-men vs. Street Fighter, Darkstalkers and Cyberbots soundtracks). It's primarily composed of guitars and organs, which seems odd but comes off pretty well.

The first few songs on the CD are the introduction and title tunes, most of which are based on the same theme. Then comes the unimagitively named stage themes, which are pretty much the meat of the CD. As in many of the better fighting games, they're fast paced and upbeat. A few sound too cheesy to really work in a game like this, but it does complement the bizarre attitude of the game. My favorite would have to be "On the Rooftop of Sunshine High School", with its powerful synth guitars. An arranged version of this tune with real guitars would be seriously awesome.

After these twelve or so tracks, the overall quality starts to drop off a bit. Next are the themes used for each school during the intermissions, and while they're interesting and capture the spirits of the schools, they're also really short. Following these are the ending songs, which are mostly alright but kind of unmemorable (save for Sakura's ending tune, which is a nice lighthearted remix of her Street Fighter Alpha 2 song).

There are a few bonuses, mainly a short drama track right at the end of the CD and an 18-minute sound collection (which is pretty useful for recording sound effects - I absolutely love Batsu's voice.) There's also a "school anthem" for the Taiyo High School, sung in Japanese, of course.

The biggest disappointment, however, is the lack of the vocal songs found in the Playstation version of Rival Schools. I really enjoyed the J-pop opening and ending themes, and was hoping to find extended versions of them on this CD - but to no avail. I was told that these songs were released as singles in Japan, but I haven't been able to find any other information on them. Oh well.

While Justice High School OST isn't a must-buy Capcom soundtrack like, say, Marvel vs. Capcom, it's still a pretty fun addition for fighter fans.

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