Bloody Tears is one of the Castlevania series' most well-known tracks, debuting on Castlevania II: Simon's Quest. The theme has been redone several times across the game line.
There is a common misconception that a version of this song was originally composed by Gothic Metal band Cradle Of Filth, which is not true.
Castlevania games featuring "Bloody Tears"Edit
- Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - Composed by Kenichi Matsubara.
- Haunted Castle - Composed and arranged by Kenichi Matsubara.
- Super Castlevania IV - Arranged by Masanori Adachi and Sotaro Tojima.
- Akumajo Dracula (Sharp X68000) - Arranged by Shin Chan, Jigokuguruma Nakamura and Devi Kobayashi.
- Castlevania: Rondo of Blood - Arranged by Metal Yuhki.
- Castlevania: Bloodlines - Arranged by Michiru Yamane.
- Castlevania: Dracula X - Arranged by Tomoya Tomita, Masanari Iwata, Harumi Uekou and Masahiko Kimura.
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Sega Saturn version) - Arranged by T. Ohsono, J. Karashima and Kaoru Okada.
- Castlevania Legends - Arranged by Kaoru Okada and Youichi Iwata.
- Castlevania 64 - Arranged by Masahiko Kimura.
- Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness - Arranged by Masahiko Kimura.
- Castlevania Chronicles - Arranged by Sota Fujimori.
- Castlevania: Lament of Innocence - One of the quotes of Bloody Tears can be heard by the end of credits.
- Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow - Arranged by Michiru Yamane (there's a trace of the melody in "Epilogue", the Ending 2 theme).
- Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow - Arranged by Masahiko Kimura. (Only accessible through Julius Mode)
- Castlevania: Order of Shadows
- Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles
- Castlevania: Judgment - The theme song for Carmilla.
- Castlevania: The Arcade - Used in the battle with the Dullahan.
- Castlevania: Harmony of Despair - Maria can attack her enemies with the skill Hymn and will also sing a part of the song at the same time. Additionally, to get the Secret Item Crown, the player needs to play a part of Bloody Tears on the piano on Chapter 2.
Non-Castlevania games featuring "Bloody Tears"Edit
- Wai Wai World 2: SOS! Parsley Castle (second theme of the Castlevania stage)
- KeyboardMania 2nd Mix - Contains a medley of Haunted Castle songs, including Bloody Tears
- Dance Dance Revolution: SuperNOVA 2 - Contains the IIDX remix of the song.
- Beatmania IIDX 13: DistorteD - Contains the IIDX remix of the song
- Castlevania II: Simon's Quest at Castlevania Fan Wiki - Features fan-made renditions of Bloody Tears