Shin_Megami_Tensei_Digital_Devil_Saga_1_OST_Pray "Pray" is the opening theme of the Japanese and European version of Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner. It is sung by Houkou Kuwashima, who also voices Sera. The song plays an important role in both Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner and its sequel, Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2. A piano remixed version, titled Never Ending Rain is also played in various cutscenes of the first game, with another electric guitar remix, The Rain Ends is played during the ending sequence and the ending credits of the first game.

Story[edit | edit source]

Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner[edit | edit source]

The Prayer song plays as an important plot point during the story, where Sera's is known of singing the song. However, when questioned why would she know how to sing the song, she replies that she has forgotten due to amnesia. Following the events where the citizens of the Junkyard realizes their insatiable hunger of devouring others, the prayer song is revealed to be able to suppress the Junkyard citizen's insatiable hunger, and with that, they can co-exist peacefully without the urge of devouring each other.

Sera would later sing the Prayer song to sooth Gale from succumbing to his hunger, she sang the Prayer song again while Serph, Heat, and Argilla was out negotiating with the Maribel tribe. During this time, Gale encounters a hallucination of a person resembling him, apparently dying with a women beside him crying. The Prayer song later plays a key factor of defeating the leader of the Brutes Tribe, Varin Omega. Using the inherent technique bestowed by Angel, Hunger Wave, Varon transmits the hunger signal, forcing the members of the Embryon succumb to their hunger. It was eventually healed by Sera, via the Prayer song.

The final boss, Hari-Hara is also capable of using the Hunger Wave ability, which can only be cured by Sera's Prayer Song.

Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2[edit | edit source]

Following the events of Digital Devil Saga, it is later revealed that the Junkyard is in fact, a training stimulation to create the most powerful AIs, whereas the Nirvana is the real world. In the real world, the Black Sun rays plagued humankind with a disease, turning those who came in contact with the Sun rays into stones. The disease was eventually known as the "Cuvier Syndrome." Only those who have been inflicted with the Atma Virus can wander around safely under the exposure of the Sun.

Due to the fact that humans who have been inflicted with the Atma Virus can wander safely under the Sun, Margaret Cuvier, the chief command of the Karma Society eventually reveals her plans of turning everyone into Atma Demons, while keeping Sera stasis inside the EGG facility so she could sooth the citizens' insatiable hunger via the Prayer song.

The hallucination Gale had been encountering is later revealed to be David Gale, a scientist of the Karma Society. David also shares a close relationship with Jenna Angel, whom he loved. Unfortunately, he caught the Cuvier Syndrome and was in an isolation ward when it was attacked by terrorists. With his dying breath, he sung the Prayer song to Jenna, and implored Jenna not to hate humanity for what they had done. His data flowed into the Junkyard, and into the body of AI Gale.

In the reminiscence of the isolation ward attack, David had been singing the Prayer song to Jenna Angel right before his death. Jenna may possibly be the one that taught Sera the Prayer song.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Light shines on the heaven
The earth the spirit
Light brings glory and grace
May it open your eyes to the truth Shanti
Shanti

崩れ落ちる光る砂の欠片
この切ない痛みに似ている
重過ぎる翼を広げずに座って
優しさにしがみつく 鍵外し
あの日夢見た 場所へ行こう
I'm with you
遠回りしても 決して振り向かず
I'm you
You are me forever...
いつまでも

kotoba hitotsu sabishii yami terashi
uta tsutaete inori wo chikara ni motomeau
kodoku na tamashii ni kuchizuke
nobashitate fureru toki mune furue
anata wo mamoru tate ni narou
I'm with you
umarekawatte mo itsuka meguriau
omoidashite soba ni itsumademo

Light shines on the heaven
The earth the spirit
Light brings glory and grace
May it open your eyes to the truth Shanti
Shanti

kuzureochiru hikari suna no kakera
kono setsunai itami ni niteiru
omosugiru tsubasa wo hirogezu ni suwatte
yasashisa ni shigamitsuku kagi hazushi
ano hi yume mita basho he ikou
I'm with you
toomawari shite mo kesshite furimukazu
I'm you
You are me forever...
itsumademo

kotoba hitotsu sabishii yami terashi
uta tsutaete inori wo chikara ni motomeau
kodoku na tamashii ni kuchizuke
nobashitate fureru toki mune furue
anata wo mamoru tate ni narou
I'm with you
umarekawatte mo itsuka meguriau
omoidashite soba ni itsumademo

Light shines on the heaven
The earth the spirit
Light brings glory and grace
May it open your eyes to the truth Shanti
Shanti

Collapsing down light, a piece of sand
Similar to this heartaching loneliness
Sits with heavy wings folded
Unlock the key holding on to kindness
Let's go to the place we dreamed of
I'm with you
Never look back even when going a long way around
I'm you
You are me forever...
and ever

One word, lighten up the lonely darkness
Pass on the song, turn a wish into the power and seek each other
Give a kiss to lonely soul
Moved when reached out hands touch each other
I will be the shield that protects you
I'm with you
We will meet again if we are reborn
Remember, (I'm) always by your side.


Characters (Atma Avatars)
Playable Serph (Varna) - Heat (Agni) - Argilla (Prithivi) - Gale (Vayu) - Cielo (Dyaus)
Non-Playable Sera - Angel (Harihara) - Harley (Hayagriva) - Jinana (Usas) - Bat (Camazotz) - Mick the Slug (Rahu) - Lupa (Cerberus) - Varin Omega (Ravana) - Twinklebell - Schrödinger - Demi-fiend
Locations
Junkyard Ground Zero - Muladhara - Svadhisthana - Manipura - Anahata - Coordinate 136 - Deserted Ship - Embryon Base 2 - Vishuddha - Ajna - Karma Temple - Samsara Tunnels
Music
Albums Original Soundtracks
Songs "Pray" - "Danger"
Archives
Terminology Atma - Embryon - Field hunt - Nirvana - Turn Press - Magnetite
Lists Demons - Bosses - Mantra - Skills (Combos) - Items
Other Media
Games A's TEST Server
Publications Quantum Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner - That's Catch 22 - DOGDAYS - Shinen no Matou
Characters
Playable (Avatars) Serph (Varna) - Argilla (Prithivi) - Gale (Vayu) - Cielo (Dyaus) - Roland (Indra) - Sera (Varnani) - Heat (Agni) - Seraph (Ardha)
Non-Playable Jenna Angel - Margot Cuvier - Fred - Adil - Schrödinger - Serph Sheffield - Heat O'Brien - Argilla - David Gale - Colonel Beck - Meganada - Brahman
Locations
Nirvana Occupied Sector - Underground City - Underwater Cable - Internment Facility - Karma Society Tower - EGG Installation - Power plant - Airport - HAARP Facility - Sun
Music
Albums Original Soundtracks
Songs "Alive" - "Time Capsule"
Archives
Terminology Atma - Berserk Mode - Black Sun - Cuvier Syndrome - Field hunt - Karma Society - Lokapala - Tribhvana
Lists Demons - Bosses - Mantra - Skills (Combos) - Items
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