Cavalier

arcd0057Cavalier

Vocals: nachi
Lyrics: Alstroemeria Records
Arranged by: Masayoshi Minoshima
Album: STRUCTURED DANCEHALL 【Official Site】
Circle: Alstroemeria Records
Event: Reitaisai 14 [RTS14]
Original Theme: Mystic Dream

Requested by: Mirin Aschera


空を見上げたなら
そこは灰色の空
反して君は何を唱えるの
教えて

sora o miageta nara
soko wa haiiro no sora
han shite kimi wa nani o tonaeru no
oshiete

I looked up
and saw an ashen sky.
In opposition, what do you sing?
Tell me.

強気な横顔が
不安をかき消してく
それでも僕の守りたい願い
どうか届いて

tsuyoki na yokogao ga
fuan wo kaki keshiteku
sore demo boku no mamoritai negai
douka todoite

Your confident face, seen from the side,
Erases all my anxiety.
Still, I hope the feelings I want to protect
will reach you.

触れたかった瞳
来るはずのない明日
戦い抜いて何も残らない
どうして

furetakatta hitomi
kuru hazu no nai ashita
tatakai nuite nani mo nokoranai
doushite

I wanted to feel your eyes…
Tomorrow will never come.
I fight to the bitter end and nothing’s left behind.
Why…?

心に余る声
残る無力な自分
小さな願い誰とも知らずに
冷めていく傷

kokoro ni amaru koe
nokoru muryoku na jibun
chiisana negai dare tomo shirazu ni
samete iku kizu

Your voice remains in my heart
and I remain here, powerless.
Nobody knows about the small dream I harbour
And my wounds subside.

RTS15 Roundup

Another event has arrived! This year seems like a quieter year, with no new official releases by ZUN. I was hoping for a new Sealing Club album, but not this time…

On the Western side of things, we have:

  • Fearless Desire, an album by Sieudiver that also features a bunch of other artists. Find the official site here!
  • Broken Borders, the final release by Matutinum Miserabilis. You can find it here!
  • WHAT’S GOOD, by Find Your Way. Listen to the demo here.
  • Probably some more albums. If I’ve left you off, leave a comment and I’ll add you here!

I’m skipping this event, unfortunately: I’m trying something new, and it needs a bit more time to be polished up. By an unknown coincidence, Diao ye zong is also skipping this event. RD did write a track from nayuta’s new album, though.

What albums will I be buying from this event? At the moment, it’s looking like my definite purchases are ShinRa-Bansho’s 2 new albums, Iroha-ya’s album, and touhoujihen’s new album. I will also pick up TOHO BOSSA NOVA 7 if it has a digital release. After that, I’m considering Lampcat’s album and Bartender Reimu 4.

本リストは好みの順にランキングしていません。


1. ONSEN PROJECT’s “ORIENTAL-GIRLFRIEND”

XFD || Official Site

i was so sure that sui-ten would be this circle’s only album but it isn’t and whoa whoa i am freaking out right now it sounds so good


synchro22. ShinRa-Bansho’s “Synchro 2” (シンクロ2)

XFD || Official Site

This is the second compilation album of ShinRa-Bansho’s event-limited singles. That’s a pretty loose description, though, since 3 of the tracks are brand new. The demo wasn’t out while I was writing this, so I can’t gush about how good it sounds, but it’s not too big of a deal.

The circle also released its first original album, キラメキ居残り大戦争 (Kirameki Inokori Daisensou). The theme is sport vs. culture, or Ayaponzu* vs. Ayo. Sorry Ayaponzu*, but I’m with team Ayo for this one…

Finally, ShinRa-Bansho covered ‘Share the World’ from One Piece for the Shonen Jump tribute album 週間少年J~友情と努力と勝利のアニメソングトリビュート. The original is one of my least favourite openings, but kaztora makes it sound great and kind of jazzy.


irohaya3. Iroha-ya’s “Iroha-ya Collection”

XFD || Official Site

I discovered this circle a few events ago through their album ‘Nothing is Over.’ I bought it on a whim and it fast became my favourite Old Adam/Dr Latency arrangement album (or should that be the only album…?). The circle is back with another release, and this one is a compilation album of past hits. It’s the perfect album for me since Nothing is Over is the only album by them that I own. It’ll be a great way for me to become familiar with their back catalogue.

If that isn’t enough, the second disc features remixes of Iroha-ya tracks! It’s a star-studded lineup featuring Foxtail Grass Studio, As/Hi, and Cajiva’s Gadget Shop, amongst others.


bossa74. “TOHO BOSSA NOVA 7,” published by ShibayanRecords

XFD || Official Site

7 years. 7 bossa nova albums. Some people may be getting tired of these by this point, but I know I’m certainly not. It’s hard to say what sets this one apart from the others, since each album features a different set of arrangers.

We’ve got 3 vocal tracks, and 2 of them have been arranged by Shibayan. He’s spoiling us this time!


comfort5. touhoujihen’s “ComfortLove”

XFD || Official Site

Only 3 tracks this time, but they sound so cool! The official site calls this album’s sound ‘sweet, sweet love rock.’ I think that’s a pretty accurate description. Even though it’s love rock, it’s not as peppy as ヤサシイウタ (A Kind Song). Instead, it has a tough core, emphasised by track 2, and track 3 feels almost DnB.

Is this a new direction by NSY? If it is, I’m more than happy with it. I want to stay on this train!


ofa6. Lampcat’s “one for all”

XFD || Official Site

It’s a new circle!

At least, I think they’re new. This circle is led by a person called sasakusa, and it features vocalists Norin (のりん) and Ukuna (うくな). The production values are through the roof. The crossfade video is so professionally done, and according to sasakusa’s Twitter, the album has actually been advertised on the street…?

Sound-wise, it’s cute but with a bit of bitterness hidden beneath the surface. I was a little on the fence, but after listening to the demo and ‘autre’ a couple of times, I’m hooked. This circle is now my new obsession.

You can listen to the full version of ‘autre’ here.


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7. Cajiva’s Gadget Shop’s “Encounter Xanadu Battle (EXB)”

XFD || Official Site

This is dark. Almost haunting.

This album features arrangements of the extra boss’ themes (and also Desire Drive, because why not). Most of the tracks are remastered versions of past tracks, but there are some new ones in there, too. We’ve got the usual vocal samples, along with the usual tribal house sound, but everything sounds polished and effective. The first track stands out to me, along with the sixth track.

Cajiva’s Gadget Shop just so happens to have a BOOTH shop, where you can pick up digital copies of past releases! Convenient!


8-10. DDBY’s RTS15 collection

All demos available on DDBY’s official YouTube channel

We have three really solid releases from DDBY this time! The one on the left is the third in the ‘Wilderness Pilgrim’ series (荒野の旅人). It’s a Sealing Club album, and all the tracks have a traditional, acoustic feeling to them, though a bunch of different genres are represented. The second track reminds me of something from Xenoblade Chronicles, and since that has one of my favourite soundtracks I’m right on board.

The album on the top right is ‘All the Tracks are Battle Arrangements’ (全曲バトルアレンジ). It’s a very functional title but it’s pretty much a continuation of the ‘Gensokyo Drive’ series, which in my mind is a continuation of the ‘Synth de Touhou’ series. More importantly, it’s a Highly Responsive to Prayers album! How cool is that? Some of the harmonic choices make me feel a bit uneasy so I’m not as fond of this one, but I love the vibe.

Finally, we have Bartender Reimu 4. This is also a Highly Responsive to Prayers arrangement album! It’s a lounge/jazz album, and the demo is very promising. It’s slightly more expensive than the other 3 at 1500 yen, but it also comes with woodwind sheet music for tracks 7 and 8. If you cover it, the circle wants you to send an email with a link to the video and your Twitter handle, and they’ll feature the video on their website.


b11. TUMENECO’s “Re:TMNC Acoustic Collection”

XFD || Official Site

This album features acoustic arrangements of past TUMENECO songs, as well as re-recordings of tracks featured in past albums in the re:TMNC series. Some of them are overlapping: for example, this must be the third time we’ve seen Auld Lang Syne. I love that track, so I could listen to a dozen versions and not get tired, though!

I think there are some new tracks in there, but don’t take my word for it. If Renko x Merry is your thing, you can’t go wrong with this, since even the non-Sealing Club tracks are about the Sealing Club.

That album art is so adorable, too!


xion12. “Fairy Tale” by 彩音 ~xi-on~

XFD || Official Site

I’ve written about some of xi-on’s albums before, but I’ve never really paid close attention to them. I suppose that’s what makes this album stand out for me – the production values are quite high, and each track sounds so refreshing. This one has a country homestead in the hills feel to it. It’s very rollicking. Also, even though track 7 is an arrangement of ‘The Refrain of the Lovely Great War,’ I firmly believe that the arranger had ‘Eternal Spring Dream’ in mind the whole time. Anyway, this is a nice, relaxing album.

(It also helps that I’ve been playing Ni No Kuni II lately and this album gives me similar vibes…)

The most exciting thing is that xi-on now has a BOOTH site where you can purchase digital versions of their back catalogue! The convenience of a digital download is the sort of thing that will make me pick this up someday.


wuju13. wujiu’s “LOVE&CLOWNPEACE”

XFD || Official Site

I just realised I’ve been calling this circle ‘wuju’ all this time. Whoops (^_^);

I like this circle because their music is so… down to earth. It feels like the sort of music you’d listen to at a pub, with smoke drifting through the air. I find myself returning to the 4th track the most. You wouldn’t expect those two themes to sound good together, but they really do. Also, I love the whistling in the last track.


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14-15. Pizuya’s Cell’s “Event Horizon” and “縁に佇む思い出話” (Reminiscent Talk Loitering at the Edge)

[PSYC-0024] XFD || Official Site
[PPPP-0021] XFD || Official Site

I don’t have much to say about Event Horizon, since it’s in the gothic rock style we’ve come to expect from this circle. There’s also no classic legend track…

The piano album is also exactly what we’ve come to expect from godwood. Notably, this album is a compilation album of all the event-limited piano singles. It includes some of my favourite themes like Two Words and Phantom Factory.


speaklow16. Speaklow’s (スピークロウ) “窮境フュージティヴ” (Predicament Fugitive)

XFD || Official Site

This has an intense k-waves lab feel to it, but it’s by a completely different circle (I think). That’s probably enough to give you an idea of what this album is – it’s full of traditional, kind of celtic arrangements. Interestingly, there are some other genres in there, like jazz, which keeps it interesting.

Having said that, I’ve included this album because it features a great arrangement of Eternal Short-Lived Reign. I love that theme.


17-19. BUTAOTOME’s RTS15 collection

(Demos available on official sites)
[Needy] XFD || Official Site
[Wiccan] XFD || Official Site
[Peace] XFD || Official Site

BUTAOTOME is here, with not just 1, but 3 albums! The first one is ‘大貧民’ (Extreme Needy), and it’s a reference to the traditional Japanese card game Daifugō. I don’t have much to say about it, since it’s so similar to what we’ve seen from this circle before.

The second album is ‘Wiccan Music Room’ (魔女たちの音楽室). It’s a collection of smaller singles based on the three witches. It’s kind of like ‘異端審問’ (The Inquisition).

The final album is ‘Touhou Peace.’ It’s a collaboration with COOL&CREATE and TAMAONSEN, which is pretty cool.


hari520. Hari Music’s “飛鳥之憶 ~ あすかのおぼえ” (Recollections of Asuka)

XFD || Official Site

I pointed this circle out a few events ago when they released an album of live recordings of their music. Unfortunately, this album doesn’t feature live recordings, but it’s a Ten Desires album so I’ll cut them some slack. Ten Desires is made for an orchestral soundscape, and I look forward to hearing an eventual live recording from the circle.

There’s so many arrangements featuring True Administrator here! Take notes, other circles!


tsukiyo21. Foxtail-Grass Studio’s “つきよがたり。” (Moonlit Tales.)

XFD || Official Site

I really loved the four season collection this circle made a few years ago, but since then they’ve kind of fallen off my radar. During an event where so many circles are releasing traditional, instrumental albums, what makes a circle stand out? In this case, I like the way percussion is used, including the glockenspiel and the xylophone. It’s an area that’s easy to neglect.


konpeki822. Konpeki Studio’s “SACRIFICE X SOUL”

XFD || Official Site

Like clockwork, Konpeki Studio has produced an album for the next main Touhou game in the series. It’s a Ten Desires album, too!

I’ve kind of paid attention to the last few releases from this circle, but this album seems much more… confident than the others. There are a few different genres in here, ranging from rock to pop, and there’s even a couple of ballads in there for good measure.


glo23. Girls Logic Observatory’s “Spring Spring -Four Seasons Library vol.1-”

XFD || Official Site

Ayaponzu*!

Well, it’s not fair to just mention her. This is a pretty cool album overall! The 4th track in particular is addictive. Track 6 is also so smoooothhh…


mojan24. Moja stick’s “モジャが二人を分かつまで” (Until Moja Do Us Part)

XFD || Official Site

That title is so cool. Just putting that out there.

As for the album itself, it’s a Perfect Cherry Blossom only album, and there’s a mix of both male and female vocals. The tracks have so much… attitude! The album has a gritty, ‘authentic’ feel to it, which I think is really cool.


tohonoran25. TOHO no RAN’s “東方の乱第一戦、演奏音記録” (TOHO no RAN 1st Fight, Live Performance Recordings)

XFD || Official Site

This is exactly what is says on the tin – recordings of live performances. We’ve got Pizuya’s Cell, モノクロ殺人現場写真, 少女理論観測所, and 石鹸屋.

The quality’s not the best, but if you’re a big fan of those circles, it’s worthwhile to look into this album. I think songs always have a different atmosphere when they’re sung live!


IOSYS26. IOSYS’ “天空キャンディ☆スター” (Heavenly Candy☆Star)

XFD || Official Site

Asanaaaaaaaa!

This looks like a kind of collaboration album, featuring vocalists from a bunch of different circles. It’s also a Hidden Star in Four Seasons only album, which is nice.

Still, Asana is here and she’s in charge of Illusionary White Traveler, which is my favourite HSiFS track. I wish she could join ShinRa-Bansho or something…

We’ve also got a new ROCKIN’ON TOUHOU album, but Asana isn’t on there so I didn’t list it here.


That’s it for another event! There’s a bunch of stuff I didn’t cover here, including Akatsuki Records’ new releases, TAMAONSEN’s new release, and FELT’s new release. There’s also a new Hatsunetsumiko’s release, which is sounding awesome. Let me know in the comments section which albums you’re looking forward to!

Game is Over

tos043_jakGame is Over

Vocals: Matsu (抹), ytr, Rapbit (らっぷびと)
Lyrics: Matsu (抹), ytr, Rapbit (らっぷびと)
Arranged by: Coro
Album: LIVES 【Official Site】
Circle: TAMAONSEN (魂音泉)
Event: C93
Original Theme: Sealed Gods [封印されし神々]

Requested by: Rain’s Miracle

I meant to put something before the translation, but by the time I went to I was so drained I just wanted to post the translation (^_^); TAMAONSEN always requires a lot of work and a lot of thought (because it’s rap and everything), but I think this track was the most complex.

The song itself is about Mountain of Faith. It’s full of little in-jokes and references that you can hopefully pick out (e.g. bugged Marisa). I couldn’t get everything – this translation just scratches the surface of something quite complex.


(抹)
とにかくブッ飛んでる
常識の外側の常識はそちら側じゃ非常識でも
正直言うと興味ない ゴマすりと当てこすりの縁結び辞めて
腹見せるか残機捨てるか選びな Do or Die
猶予も躊躇もない 銃口は頭に 有能は仲間に 無能は墓場に
俺ら ain’t no TAS やチート 人力 我が身 籠めろ魂

(Matsu)
tonikaku buttonderu
joushiki no sotogawa no joushiki wa sochira-gawa ja hijoushiki demo
shoujiki iu to kyoumi nai gomasuri to atekosuri no enmusubi yamete
hara miseru ka zanki suteru ka erabina Do ore Die
yuuyo mo chuucho mo nai juukou wa atama ni yuunou wa nakama ni munou wa hakaba ni
orera ain’t no TAS ya chiito jinriki wagami komero tamashii

(Matsu)
Anyway, we’re gonna leap right at it!
Common sense that’s outside the norm may be called absurdity,
But to be honest I don’t care. I’ve divorced myself from sycophants and their snide remarks.
Should I say what I feel or toss away my remaining lives? Do or die.
I can’t put it off or hesitate. I aim the gun at my head, at my able companions, in this useless cemetery.
We ain’t no TAS. We load our souls with cheats and human power.

(ytr)
ぶっ殺しに来た ZE☆ Lunatic で嗾ける韋駄天
戦闘集団 よもや無差別テロ 魂音泉 Ver.3.0
雑魚は病的攻擊力で突破 秒で殺すと書いて秒殺
東方 Vocal バランスブレイカー playback キッズ成り上がりプレイヤー

(ytr)
buu koroshi ni kita ZE☆ Lunatic de keshikakeru idaten
sentou shuudan yomoya musabetsu tero tamaonsen Ver.3.0
zako wa byouteki osamu utsuchi kara de toppa byou de korosu to kaite byousatsu
touhou Vocal baransu bureikaa playback kizzu nari agari pureiyaa

(ytr)
We’ve arrived, ready to kill! Skanda is spurred on by ZE☆ Lunatic.
This battle group will surely bring on indiscriminate terror: Tamaonsen 3.0!
The small fry break through with abnormal force. They’ll kill in a second, and write down instant killing.
Touhou Vocal. Balance breaker. Playback. The kids are upstart players.

(らっぷびと)
生まれ落ちた時から値はカンスト I can’t stop 世の理を半ば逆走
無駄な足搔きだろ かくのは恥だけだ
ガキなら与えられた残機で遊んどけよ yuck you
立てろ中指 殺しに行く此の Coro beats
起動すりゃ最高到達点 ご存知 We are “魂音泉”

(Rapbit)
umare ochita toki kara atai wa kansuto I can’t stop yo no ri wo nakaba gyakusou
mudana ashi kakuki daro kaku no wa haji dake da
gaki nara atae rareta zanki de ason doke yo yuck you
tatero nakayubi koroshi ni iku kono Coro beats
kidou surya saikou toutatsuten gozonji We are “tamaonsen”

(Rapbit)
Since birth, my value’s been at max value. I can’t stop. Halve the world’s logic and you’ll go against the wind.
Perhaps it’s useless resistance. All I lack is shame.
“Kids should play with the lives left to them.” Yuck you!
I stick up my middle finger. I’m gonna kill ‘em with these Coro beats.
Start it up and you’ll reach the highest score. You know, we are TAMAONSEN!

バグの侵攻 弾幕疾走 Who’s the HERO 風神録
シーソー地面にめり込ませて 根こそぎ奪う信仰
生意気盛り終わらない反抗期 壊れたままで迎えた誕生日
10年目の今日も半公式 是か非かなんてのは満場一致
Game is Over!!! 稼いできた信仰点を BAN
Game is Over!!! 食らい霊しても無駄
Game is Over!!! 無に還す組んできたパターン
Game is Over!!! BUG BAD-BUG BAD-BUG BAD-BUG

bagu no shinkou danmaku shissou Who’s the HERO fuujinroku
shii soo jimen ni merikoma sete nekosogi ubau shinkou
namaiki mori owaranai hankouki kowareta mama de mukaeta tanjoubi
chuunen me no kyou mo han koushiki zekahika nante no wa manjou icchi
Game is Over!!! kaseide kita shinkouten wo BAN
Game is Over!!! kurai reishite mo muda
Game is Over!!! mu ni kaesu kunde kita pataan
Game is Over!!! BUG BAD-BUG BAD-BUG BAD-BUG

Bugs invade. Danmaku dashes by. Who’s the HERO? Fuujinroku.
I sink into the seesaw-like ground. I snatch faith away, roots and all.
I’m at a rebellious age, and my brazenness won’t stop welling up. I welcomed my birthday all broken.
Things are half-official today, the 10th year in a row. Right or wrong—it’s unanimous.
Game is over!! The faith we gathered will go BAN!
Game is over!! Even the souls we receive are no good.
Game is over!! The patterns were designed to return us to nothingness.
Game is over!! BUG BAD-BUG BAD-BUG BAD-BUG

(ytr)
既に”普通”が”異常”最高なうえに最強な人間代表
慢心切り捨てる最新式スペル そこのお前が実驗対象
ミス無く見透かす 勧善懲悪 バグマリは仕様 完全攻略
信仰心ですらも全回収 霊擊ぶっぱ 極東の地から世界中

(ytr)
sudeni “futsuu” ga “ijou” saikou na ue ni saikyou na ningen daihyou
manshin kirisuteru saishin shiki superu soko no omae ga jitsu akashi taishou
misu naku misukasu kanzen-chouaku bagumari wa shiyou kanzen kouryaku
shinkou kokoro de sura mo zen kaishuu reiutsu buppa kyokutou no ji kara sekaijuu

(ytr)
The ‘ordinary’ has become the ‘extraordinary.’ Here’s the best and strongest human representative!
Throw away your pride with the latest spell. You’re the experiment’s target.
I’ll see through it without mistakes. Reward good, punish evil. I use bugged Marisa—it’s a perfect attack!
I even pick up all the faith orbs. I fire off soul attacks from the Far East all throughout the world.

(らっぷびと)
頭がおかしくなる 神のイタズラか最強バグ
異能は主役だが見た目が悪 イキりオタクだが俺らはサグ
健気な操作は邪魔 レーザー性能 times eleven
決定 初期の火力設定 逃げろ安全圏 ぶっ壊れてる 3.0

(Rapbit)
atama ga okashiku naru kami no itazura ka saikyou bagu
inou wa shuyaku da ga mitame ga waru ikiri otaku da ga orera wa sagu
kenage na sousa wa jama reezaa seinou times eleven
kettei shoki no karyoku settei nigero anzenken bukkowareteru 3.0

(Rapbit)
My head gets all funny. Is this a trick of the gods, or the strongest bug?
This superpower takes centre stage but it looks wicked. We’re otaku who act cool but we’re just thugs.
Brave management is an obstacle. Laser ability times eleven.
Decision—Establish initial firepower. Run away to the safety zone! Break through everything. 3.0.

(抹)
あの日お前が死ぬほど苦戦した道中 親指一つで移動中
前に立つならかすらず避けろや さもなきゃ殺すぞ忌み子が強襲
こちら破る常識 マトモにやりたきゃやってない同人
ボケ老人はコックローチ 古びたスコアボード 秒で更新

(Matsu)
ano hi omae ga shinu hodo kusen shita douchuu oyayubi hitotsu de idouchuu
mae ni tatsu nara kasurazu yokeroya sa mo nakya korosu zo imigo ga kyoushuu
kochira yaburu joushiki matomo ni yaritakya yattenai doujin
boke roujin wa kokkuroochi furubita sukoaboodo byou de koushin

(Matsu)
On that day, you fought that stage so hard you could have died. While moving with a single thumb,
If they’re in front of you, then run away without grazing. If not, she’ll kill you! The pious child attacks.
I tear down common sense. That same person won’t do it unless they want to do it diligently.
That idiotic old hag is a cockroach. The old scoreboard will be renewed in a second.

バグの侵攻 弾幕疾走 Who’s the HERO 風神録
シーソー地面にめり込ませて 根こそぎ奪う信仰
生意気盛り終わらない反抗期 壊れたままで迎えた誕生日
10年目の今日も半公式 是か非かなんてのは満場一致
Game is Over!!! 稼いできた信仰点を BAN
Game is Over!!! 食らい霊しても無駄
Game is Over!!! 無に還す組んできたパターン
Game is Over!!! BUG BAD-BUG BAD-BUG BAD-BUG

bagu no shinkou danmaku shissou Who’s the HERO fuujinroku
shii soo jimen ni merikoma sete nekosogi ubau shinkou
namaiki mori owaranai hankouki kowareta mama de mukaeta tanjoubi
10-nen-me no kyou mo han koushiki zekahika nante no wa manjou icchi
Game is Over!!! kaseide kita shinkouten wo BAN
Game is Over!!! kurai reishite mo muda
Game is Over!!! mu ni kaesu kunde kita pataan
Game is Over!!! BUG BAD-BUG BAD-BUG BAD-BUG

Bugs invade. Danmaku dashes by. Who’s the HERO? Fuujinroku.
I sink into the seesaw-like ground. I snatch faith away, roots and all.
I’m at a rebellious age, and my brazenness won’t stop welling up. I welcomed my birthday all broken.
Things are half-official today, the 10th year in a row. Right or wrong—it’s unanimous.
Game is over!! The faith we gathered will go BAN!
Game is over!! Even the souls we receive are no good.
Game is over!! The patterns were designed to return us to nothingness.
Game is over!! BUG BAD-BUG BAD-BUG BAD-BUG

(らっぷびと)
世界とルールと乗り方を塗り変える TOS がインダハッショー
俺ら以前以後が生まれる 全国境侵食しては発症
初見殺しは最早 此方の技 手練手管の Revenger
ホラ明確に称号は”GOAT” Still Beginning 東方

(Rapbit)
sekai to ruuru to nori kata wo nuri kaeru TOS ga indahasshoo
orera izen igo ga umareru zenkoku sakai shinshoku shite wa hasshoo
shokengoroshi wa mohaya konata no waza terentekuda no Revenger
hora meikaku ni shougou wa “GOAT” Still Beginning touhou

(Rapbit)
TOS, who rewrite the world, the rules, and how to ride them, are in da house show!
Before and after us, we’ll corrode this country’s boundaries and become an outbreak.
Surprise attacks are now my power. I’m a wily revenger.
Look, its title is already ‘GOAT.’ Touhou’s still beginning.

(ytr)
圧倒的火力の完成度 全て飲み込む女性も男性も
バカでかく響き渡る歓声と輝くミニ八卦炉とターンテーブル
発狂弾幕 今や佳境 探索の中疼く共感覚
誰が相手でも難なく薙ぎ倒す俺等言わずと知れた最強の壁サー

(ytr)
attouteki karyoku no kanseido subete nomikomu josei mo dansei mo
baka de kaku hibiki wataru kansei to kagayaku mini hakkero to taanteeburu
hakkyou danmaku imaya kakyou tansaku no naka uzuku kyou kankaku
dare ga aite demo nan naku nagitaosu washira iwazu to shireta saikyou no kabe saa

(ytr)
That overwhelming firepower is complete. It’ll swallow everything up—girls and boys, too.
The mini Hakkero and the turntable shine together with everyone’s massive cheers.
Mad danmaku. Now’s the climax! While searching, my synaesthesia throbs.
No matter who my enemy is, I’ll mow them down easily! As everyone knows, I have the most powerful wall laser!

いつも同じ 超つまんねえ あいつのやり方 超つまんねえ
飽きていなくなるんじゃねえよな bad boy いっそ一緒に BUG’S LIFE を Enjoy
非公式のパッチ当てたら罰当た ハチゃメチゃやっちゃ何が悪い
レザマリ選んで leggo!!! 引いてみなきゃ損 1.05

itsumo onaji chou tsuman nee aitsu no yarikata chou tsuman nee
akite inaku narun ja nee yona bad boy isso issho ni BUG’S LIFE wo Enjoy
hikoushiki no pacchi atetara bachiatarita hachiya mechi yayaccha nani ga warui
rezamari erande leggo!!! hiite minakya son 1.05

It’s always the same. So boring! The way they do it is so boring!
Aren’t you getting bored over there, bad boy? Let’s enjoy Bug’s Life together!
Apply an unofficial patch and you’ll be punished! What’s wrong with things getting all disorderly?
I’ll choose laser Marisa—let’s go! If you don’t, you’ll lose 1.05.

(らっぷびと)
無敵の証 天下取る点火 たちまち起こす山火事
バグならバグでバグらしい歪んだ愛のマスタースパーク乗った魂
愛してる だから死んでくれ We’re still 灼ける音泉
目障りな雑魚 蹴散らす魔法が俺らの十八番 だろ

(Rapbit)
muteki no akashi tenkatoru tenka tachimachi okosu yama kaji
bagu nara bagu de bagurashī yuganda ai no masutaa supaaku notta tamashii
itoshi teruda kara shinde kure We’re still yakeru onsen
mezawari na zako kechirasu mahou ga orera no ohako daro

(Rapbit)
Proof of invincibility is the ignition needed to take power. A forest fire suddenly breaks out.
If it’s a bug, it should be a bug. My soul rode upon the master spark of distorted love.
I love you, so die. We’re still a burning spring of sounds.
You small fry are eyesores! Magic to scatter you about is our forte… right?

(抹)
払われない敬意?だって舐められるのは自分が原因
いきなり盗られた山の上?俺も欲しいものは奪い取る ya know my way?
Now is the time 無関係 “Here is the eye’s of storm.”
anthem ぶち抜いて変えるマイルストーン 俺ら殺れるのは俺らだけ
過去の自分にバグったレーザー当てる blahhhhh!!!

(Matsu)
harawarenai keii? datte name rareru no wa jibun ga gen’in
iki nari tora reta yama no ue? ore mo hoshii mono wa ubaitoru ya know my way?
Now is the time mukankei “Here is the eye’s of storm.”
anthem buchi nuite kaeru mairusutoon orera yareru no wa orera dake
kako no jibun ni bagutta reezaa ateru blahhhhh!!!

(Matsu)
Honour can’t be sold off? After all, being put down is your own fault.
The thing stolen from the top of the mountain? I’ll go and take what I want, too. Ya know my way?
Now is the time. It’s unrelated. “Here is the eye of the storm.”
Anthem. We pierce into the milestones and change them. We’re the only ones who’ll kill us!
I fire a buggy laser at my past self. Blahhhh!!!

(ytr)
原作叩き上げが語りかける ただ見かけだけじゃない貫通装備
一気に畳み掛ける さも当たり前のように完封勝利
幻想入り 築き上げた関係性 噴き上がった間欠泉
弾幕はパワーだぜ!俺達こんなゲームでマジになってるぜ!

(ytr)
gensaku tatakiage ga katarikakeru tada mikake dake janai kantsuu soubi
ikki ni tatami kakeru-sa mo atarimae no you ni kanpuu shouri
gensou-iri kizukiageta kankeisei fuki agatta kanketsusen
danmaku wa pawaa da ze! oretachi konna geemu de maji ni natteru ze!

(ytr)
I’ll make a speech, working my way up the original work. This piercing equipment isn’t just for show!
I press on without pause. It’s a complete victory. It’s so natural.
Entering fantasy, building up relationships. The geyser sprung up.
Danmaku is power! We’re taking this game seriously!

バグの侵攻 弾幕疾走 Who’s the HERO 風神録
シーソー地面にめり込ませて 根こそぎ奪う信仰
生意気盛り終わらない反抗期 壊れたままで迎えた誕生日
10年目の今日も半公式 是か非かなんてのは満場一致
Game is Over!!! 稼いできた信仰点を BAN
Game is Over!!! 食らい霊しても無駄
Game is Over!!! 無に還す組んできたパターン
Game is Over!!! BUG BAD-BUG BAD-BUG BAD-BUG

bagu no shinkou danmaku shissou Who’s the HERO fuujinroku
shii soo jimen ni merikoma sete nekosogi ubau shinkou
namaiki mori owaranai hankouki kowareta mama de mukaeta tanjoubi
10-nen-me no kyou mo han koushiki zekahika nante no wa manjou icchi
Game is Over!!! kaseide kita shinkouten wo BAN
Game is Over!!! kurai reishite mo muda
Game is Over!!! mu ni kaesu kunde kita pataan
Game is Over!!! BUG BAD-BUG BAD-BUG BAD-BUG

Bugs invade. Danmaku dashes by. Who’s the HERO? Fuujinroku.
I sink into the seesaw-like ground. I snatch faith away, roots and all.
I’m at a rebellious age, and my brazenness won’t stop welling up. I welcomed my birthday all broken.
Things are half-official today, the 10th year in a row. Right or wrong—it’s unanimous.
Game is over!! The faith we gathered will go BAN!
Game is over!! Even the souls we receive are no good.
Game is over!! The patterns were designed to return us to nothingness.
Game is over!! BUG BAD-BUG BAD-BUG BAD-BUG

Marionette

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Vocals: Tama (たま)
Lyrics: Keiko Uda (宇田敬子)
Arranged by: Tim Vegas
Album: Coda 【Official Site】
Circle: Hatunetsumiko’s (発熱巫女~ず)
Event: Reitaisai 8 [RTS8]
Original Theme: Alice in Wonderland [不思議の国のアリス]

Requested by: Eldrin


(just for my love
control of you)

tooku mitsumete wa futo tameiki tsuita
hitori yo ga akeru made hitasura ni
atsui koucha mo itsu kara ka same kitte
sotto tadayou setsunai kaori

I looked into the distance and sighed.
I’m all alone until dawn breaks.
My hot black tea has been cold for who knows how long.
Its sombre scent gently lingers.

itazura ni sugiru shizuka na yoake mo
tonari ni inai no nara nan no imi mo nai

Silent dawn passes mischievously.
If you’re not by my side, it’s meaningless.

dakishimete sono ude de
yasashiku sasayaite
mado ni utsuru gensou ni kokoro yudanete miru
me o tojite ukabu no wa
itoshii sono egao
itsuwari nai manazashi ni itsuka tokeau hi ga kuru no?
Marionette

Hold me in your arms.
Whisper to me tenderly.
I’ll try to abandon my heart to the illusion in my window.
I close my eyes, and there
I see your beloved face.
When will the day come in which I melt together with your true gaze?
Marionette.

hiroi heya ni hitori nokotta ato ni wa
naze ka me no mae ga nijinde mienai

I was left alone in a wide room, and now
the space before me looks blurry and I can’t see for some reason.

kakushita kokoro no veeru ga yureteru
koyoi mo misukasarete tomadou bakari

The veil before my hidden heart wavers.
Tonight, again, I am seen through and am bewildered.

ikanaide mou sukoshi
sore sae ieta nara
otonabutta shigusa nado hitsuyou nakatta noni
kinou yori ashita yori
kono toki uketomete
owari no nai meiro demo itsuka tsunagaru hi ga kuru no?
Marionette

Don’t go—stay a little longer.
If I could have just said that
I wouldn’t have needed to act like a grown-up.
From yesterday, from tomorrow,
I will stop time.
Though I am in an endless labyrinth, will the day when I’m tied to you come?
Marionette.

itazura ni sugiru shizuka na yoake mo
tonari ni inai no nara nan no imi mo nai

Silent dawn passes mischievously.
If you’re not by my side, it’s meaningless.

dakishimete sono ude de
yasashiku sasayaite
mado ni utsuru gensou ni kokoro yudanete miru
me o tojite ukabu no wa
itoshii sono egao
itsuwari nai manazashi ni itsuka tokeau hi ga kuru no?
Marionette

Hold me in your arms.
Whisper to me tenderly.
I’ll try to abandon my heart to the illusion in my window.
I close my eyes, and there
I see your beloved face.
When will the day come in which I melt together with your true gaze?
Marionette.

FREEDMAN

FREEDMAN

Vocals: GUMI,
Composed by: Nanahoshi Kangengakudan (ナナホシ管弦楽団)
Release Date: May 17, 2013

Requested by: Idan
Watch the official video here!

This track was translated based on the interpretation that the speaker is looking down on some inmates from above.


どうだいBaby 揃いも揃ってさぁ
手配書載るような野郎は
似たり寄ったりのペアルック
一体全体 こいつはどういうこったい?
なんですかそれ 囚人服なんですか?

dou dai Baby soroi mo sorotte saa
tehaisho noru you na yarou wa
nitari yottari no pea rukku
ittai zentai koitsu wa dou iu kottai?
nan desuka sore shuujinfuku nan desuka?

How about it, baby? Every single one
of those criminal-looking bastards
wears the same type of clothes.
Who the hell are they?
What is this? Is this a prison uniform?

悪魔に魂渡して 美学もなんもかんも売り払って
手に入れたジャケットを 溢れるセンスで着こなす裸のカリスマ

akuma ni tamashii watashite bigaku mo nan mo kan mo uriharatte
te ni ireta jaketto o afureru sensu de kikonasu hadaka no karisuma

Hand your soul over to the demons. Sell out of things like aesthetics
and wear the jacket you obtained with good taste. It’s naked charisma.

縛られている番人は
日がな亡従者に諂って
誰も彼も今更ンなって
捨てた自由を探す
Break out.

shibararete iru ban’nin wa
hi ga na boujuusha ni hetsuratte
daremo karemo imasara nnatte
suteta jiyuu wo sagasu
Break out.

The guard who you’re bound by
is flattered all day long by the blind followers.
Though it’s too late,
Everyone searches for the freedom they tossed aside.
Break out.

そうかいBaby 一言言っておくと
踊らされている阿呆と
踊らせているド阿呆は
表裏一体 知ったかぶってるアンタも
どっちだろうが大差ない 能無しばっか

sou kai Baby hitokoto itte oku to
odorasarete iru ahou to
odorasete iru doaho wa
hyouri ittai shitta kabutteru anta mo
docchi darou ga taisa nai nounashi bakka

Is that so, baby? I’ll tell you something in advance:
The fools made to dance
and the idiots who manipulate them
Are two sides of the same coin. And you, pretending to know…
Which one are you? There’s not much of a difference. Everyone’s dimwitted.

エピゴーネンの行進だ
そらそら退いた 真ん中開けましょう
尊敬と模倣と私淑 縺れがちね
三つ足の難儀なイデオロギー

epigoonen no koushin da
sora sora noita mannaka akemashou
sonkei to mohou to shishuku motsure gachi ne
mittsu ashi no nangi na ideorogii

This is the march of the epigonen. (1)
They quickly stepped aside. Let’s open up the middle!
Respect, imitation, and idolising. Things tend to get complicated.
It’s a three-legged, troublesome ideology.

選ばれたその審判は
飽食気味の耳元で
誰も彼も血眼ンなって
糾弾紛い 真贋を糺す
Freak out.

erabareta sono shinpan wa
houshoku kimi no mimimoto de
daremo karemo chimanako nnatte
kyuudan magai shingan o tadasu
Freak out.

The umpire that was chosen
has such gluttonous ears
so everyone’s eyes go bloodshot.
Imitating verbal attacks, they make sure of the truth.
Freak out.

囚われている賢人よ
お布施の実る種を植え
誰も彼も血まみれンなって
同じ末路を辿るがいい

torawarete iru kenjin yo
o-fuse no minoru tane o ue
daremo karemo chimamire nnatte
onaji matsuro o tadoru ga ii

O, imprisoned wise people!
Plant seeds that grow when given alms.
Everyone gets all bloodstained.
Follow the same fate!

立ち上がれ自由の解放民
穢れた夢を奪り戻す
誰も彼も血だらけンなって
裸足のままで歩く
Break out…

tachi agare jiyuu no kaihoumin
kegareta yume o tori modosu
daremo karemo chi darake nnatte
hadashi no mama de aruku
Break out…

Rise up, emancipates!
Take back your corrupted dreams.
Everyone gets all gory.
Walk, barefoot.
Break out…


(1) ‘Epigonen,’ used in the original text, is German for ‘followers’ or ‘imitators.’

Ford Stream

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Vocals: nachi
Lyrics: Mei Ayakura (綾倉盟)
Arranged by: Tracy
Album: STRUCTURED DANCEHALL 【Official Site】
Circle: Alstroemeria Records
Event: Reitaisai 14 [RTS14]
Original Theme: Eternal Spring Dream [永遠の春夢]

Requested by: 湯野佐々木


覆われた雲に 全て投げ出した
桜色の浅瀬を泳いで
信じてたものが 信じなれなくて
儚く散る姿しか見えず

owareta kumo ni subete nagedashita
sakura-iro no asase o oyoide
shinjiteta mono ga shinji narenakute
hakanaku chiru sugata shika miezu

I abandoned everything to the clouds that covered me
and swim in the cherry blossom-coloured shoals.
I can no longer believe in what I believed in
and all I can see are figures, falling in vain.

零れてく涙 染み渡る波紋
花びら舞う浅瀬を泳いで
視界を遮る 鮮やかな影に
今は何も紡げないままで

koboreteku namida shimiwataru hamon
hanabira mau asase o oyoide
shikai o saegiru azayaka na kage ni
ima wa nani mo tsumugenai mama de

My tears fall, and ripples spread along the water.
I swim in the shoals where petals dance.
While shadows block my vision
I can’t speak a single word.

あなたによいユメを. . .

anata ni yoi yume o…

I’ll give you good dreams…

逃げ出した場所は 音もない世界
桜色の浅瀬を泳いで
移りゆく景色 憶うまま流れ
泡沫から生まれ消えてゆく

nigedashita basho wa oto mo nai sekai
sakura-iro no asase o oyoide
utsuri yuku keshiki omou mama nagare
utakata kara umare kiete yuku

The place I ran away to is a soundless world.
I swim in the cherry blossom-coloured shoals.
The ever-changing landscape flows freely
born from bubbles on the surface, then fading away…

お願いもう一度 願い叶うなら
花びら舞う浅瀬を泳いで
見つけた未来は いつまでも傍に
たとえそれが夢幻だとしても

onegai mou ichido negai kanau nara
hanabira mau asase o oyoide
mitsuketa mirai wa itsu made mo soba ni
tatoe sore ga mugen da to shite mo

Please, once more. If my dream is granted…
I will swim in the shoals where petals dance.
The future I found is always by my side
even if it’s just a dream.

あなたによいユメを. . .

anata ni yoi yume o…

I’ll give you good dreams…

にとり || Nitori

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Nitori

Vocals: Renka (憐歌)
Lyrics: Renka (憐歌)
Arranged by: TOKINE (時音)
Album: Touhou Shingettan (東方神月譚) 【Official Site】
Circle: MAIKAZE (舞風)
Event: C77
Original Theme: Akutagawa Ryuunosuke’s “Kappa” ~ Candid Friend [芥川龍之介の河童 ~ Candid Friend]

Requested by: Refiero

This track was also covered by Yonder Voice. Also, though the title refers to ‘Nitori’ the character, it could also refer to にとり (ni tori), the grammatical pattern! Keep an eye out for it in the romanisation…


彩りし星空 戻らぬ日々の面影
水鏡の奥に 重ねる強き願い

irodori shi hoshizora modoranu hibi no omokage
mizukagami no oku ni kasaneru tsuyoki negai

The colourful starry sky shows traces of days that will never return.
Strong desires accumulate beneath the water’s mirror-like surface.

あだなりし風の神 東の方にゐきといふ
遥かな昔にある おとぎ話なりき
やわらかな木漏れ日は 今も変わらないけど
群れなす蛙さえ 奏でる歌もなし

ada nari shi kaze no kami higashi no kata ni iki to iu
haruka na mukashi ni aru otogi-banashi na riki
yawaraka na komorebi wa ima mo kawaranai kedo
mure nasu kaeru sae kanaderu uta mo nashi

They say the transient wind god is in the east,
In a land of fairy-tales in the distant past.
Though the soft treelight remains the same
even the swarming frogs have no songs to sing.

大切なものほど 失えば苦しいのに
繰り返す痛みに 慣れることなど無く

taisetsu na mono hodo ushinaeba kurushii noni
kurikaesu itami ni nareru koto nado naku

The more important something is, the more it hurts to lose it
but I will never get used to the pain I repeat.

色褪せぬ星屑 優しき木々のささめき
愛されし心に 留める深き想い

iro asenu hoshikuzu yasashiki kigi no sasameki
ai sareshi kokoro ni tomeru fukaki omoi

The stardust does not fade. I hear the tender rustling of the trees.
Deep feelings rest in my beloved heart.

過ぎ去りし 人らによりては果てぬ理想郷
閉ざされし 私にとりては幻想郷

sugi sari shi hitora ni yorite wa hatenu risoukyou
tozasare shi watashi ni tori te wa gensoukyou

To those people who have passed by, it is an endless paradise.
For me, sealed away, this place is Gensokyo.

咲き乱るる菖蒲が たゆたいて私を呼ぶ
蘇りし記憶に 涙が溢れてゆく

saki midaruru ayame ga tayutai te watashi o yobu
yomigaeri shi kioku ni namida ga afurete yuku

The wildly blooming irises call to me as I drift about.
As my memories resurrect, my tears flow forth.

夢のごとくつづる 私のみぞ知りたり
空の蒼に続く 終わり無き物語

yume no gotoku tsudzuru watashi nomi zo shiri tari
sora no ao ni tsudzuku owari naki monogatari

This story, known only to me, is spun like a dream.
It is endless, continuing into the sky-blue.

大切なものほど 失えば苦しいのに
繰り返す痛みに 慣れることなど無く

taisetsu na mono hodo ushinaeba kurushii noni
kurikaesu itami ni nareru koto nado naku

The more important something is, the more it hurts to lose it
but I will never get used to the pain I repeat.

色褪せぬ星屑 優しき木々のささめき
愛されし心に 留める深き想い

iro asenu hoshikuzu yasashiki kigi no sasameki
ai sareshi kokoro ni tomeru fukaki omoi

The stardust does not fade. I hear the tender rustling of the trees.
Deep feelings rest in my beloved heart.

夢のごとくつづる 私のみぞ知りたり
空の蒼に続く 終わり無き物語

yume no gotoku tsudzuru watashi nomi zo shiri tari
sora no ao ni tsudzuku owari naki monogatari

This story, known only to me, is spun like a dream.
It is endless, continuing into the sky-blue.

純粋なまでに純粋な殺意 || My Fury Purer than the Purest Furies

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junsui na made ni junsui na satsui
My Fury Purer than the Purest Furies

Vocals: Kagamine Rin (鏡音リン)
Lyrics: hidaritsuu (左通)
Arranged by: hidaritsuu (左通)
Album: Vocallective Sampler #5【Official Site】
Circle: Craving DFC
Published by: Vocallective Records
Upload Date: November 25, 2016
Original Theme: Pure Furies ~ Whereabouts of the Heart [ピュアヒューリーズ ~ 心の在処]

Requested by: BB
Check out the official download link here!
Watch the official PV here!

The title translation is the official one provided by the circle.


年を経ても消えぬ記憶、懸想の如き憎しみの塊根
喪われし子の魂埋めらるは等価の死魂のみか
その命を討たんが為紡ぎ続ける私の謀
天の宮に戴かれし不遜なる倶よ見ているか?

toshi o hetemo kienu kioku, kesou no gotoki nikushimi no kaikon
ushinawareshi ko no tamashii umeraru wa touka no shikon nomika
sono inochi o utan ga tame tsumugi tsudzukeru watashi no hakarigoto
ten no guu ni itadakareshi fuson naru tomo yo miteiru ka?

Though years pass, my memories do not fade. The roots of hatred are like love…
I can only balance out my lost child’s soul with a departed soul.
I continue to spin my plan so I can kill them.
O arrogant companion, crowned by the heavenly shrine! Are you watching?

殺したい程 滅したい程
黒き想いが私の心を焼き焦がす

koroshitai hodo messhitai hodo
kuroki omoi ga watashi no kokoro o yakikogasu

The more I want to kill you, the more I want to destroy you,
The more dark feelings scorch my heart.

憎き、げに憎きかの者よ
この憎悪をその身を以って知れ

nikkuki, geni nikkuki kano mono yo
kono zouo o sono mi o motte shire

O, one who I hate, truly hate!
Know my fury though your body!

喩えその身がかわずと化して罪を償う事に成ったとしても
我が赦しは得られるまい、慈悲など疾うに枯れ果て失せた
かの名高き思兼神より簒奪せしめた蓬莱の火薬で
その汚れた腹の腸を悉く焼き尽くしてくれよう

tatoe sono mi ga kawazu to kashite tsumi o tsugunau koto ni natta to shitemo
waga yurushi wa erarerumai, jihi nado tou ni karehate useta
kano nadakaki omoikane yori sandatsu seshimeta hourai no higusuri de
sono kegareta hara no wata o kotogotoku yakitsukushite kureyou

Even if you became like a frog and you atoned for your sins, (1)
You would not obtain my forgiveness. I have lost my benevolence, which withered away long ago.
With the gunpowder of Hourai, which I stole from the famous Omoikane, (2)
I shall burn your polluted guts to ashes…

穿ちたい程 斃したい程
強き思いが私のこの身突き動かす

ugachitai hodo taoshitai hodo
tsuyoki omoi ga watashi no kono mi tsukiugokasu

The more I want to shoot you down, the more I want to defeat you,
The more strong feelings stir me up.

醜き、げに醜きかの者よ
人ならぬ身で悔いを抱き死ね

minikuki, geni minikuki kano mono yo
hito naranu mi de kui o daki shine

O, hideous, truly hideous being!
In that inhuman body, harbour regrets and die!

邪悪なる狐、ただ恨に鳴く
極度まで純化された殺意は、
『目的』『手段』全て塗り替えてゆく
いつしかに憎む事そのものを糧に生く化生へと成り果てた
この滑稽な私を、嫦娥よ見ているか!?

jaaku naru kitsune, tada kon ni naku
kyokudo made junka sareta satsui wa,
“mokuteki” “shudan” subete nurikaete yuku
itsushika ni nikumu koto sonomono o kate ni iku keshou e to narihateta
kono kokkei na watashi o, Jouga yo mite iru ka!?

The wicked kitsune just screams with fury.
My murderous impulses, purified to their extreme,
Overwrite my ‘purpose’ and ‘methods.’
Before I knew it, I had become a monstrosity, living with hatred as my sustenance.
I’m in a laughable state. Chang’e, are you watching me?


(1) This line could be a reference to the Buddhist tale of the frog who, upon going to listen to Buddha’s teachings, was killed by a cowherd and reborn as a god. Read more about this story here.
(2) Omoikane (思兼神) is a reference to Eirin Yagokoro.

Bell

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Vocals:
Lyrics:
Arranged by:
Album: Contrast!! 【Official Site】
Circle: Wakasagi Tsuri. (ワカサギツリ。)
Event: Kouroumu 12
Original Theme: Bell of Avici ~ Infinite Nightmare [無間の鐘 ~ Infinite Nightmare]

Requested by: Kaleival
Check out the album’s BOOTH page!

One possible interpretation of the circle’s name is ‘Wakasagi Fishing.’ Poor Wakasagihime…


閉じた瞼の中で
手探りで歩いた、ひとりきり
立ち止まった時に
飛び込んできたのは朝の陽ざし

tojita mabuta no naka de
tesaguri de aruita, hitori kiri
tachidomatta toki ni
tobikonde kita no wa asa no hizashi

Inside my closed eyelids,
I walked while fumbling around, all alone.
When I stood still,
The rays of the morning sun burst in.

目が覚めた空室で
鳴り響いてたのはベルの音
「ほら、もう時間だよ」
そんなの分かってるんだ

me ga sameta kuushitsu de
nari hibiiteta no wa beru no oto
“hora, mou jikan da yo”
sonna no wakatteru nda

I opened my eyes in a vacant room
and the sound of a bell echoed inside.
“Hey, it’s that time already!”
I knew.

世界は僕に眩しすぎて
向かうべき場所さえも見失う
明日を創り出す光も影も
不確かなものばかりだった

sekai wa boku ni mabushi sugite
mukau beki basho sae mo miushinau
ashita o tsukuri dasu hikari mo kage mo
futashika na mono bakari datta

The world is too radiant for me.
I lose sight of even the place I must head to.
Light and shadow, which create tomorrow,
were just more uncertain things…

分からない事ばかり
君がついた小さな噓の訳も
笑っている理由も
分からない事ばかりだ

wakaranai koto bakari
kimi ga tsuita chiisana uso no wake mo
waratte iru riyuu mo
wakaranai koto bakari da

I’m surrounded by things don’t understand:
The reason behind the small lie you told,
The reason why I smile…
It’s all stuff I don’t understand.

この手を伸ばしたその先に
夢に見た不確かなものはあるか?
それすら分からず追いすがっている
強さだけあればいいのか?

kono te o nobashita sono saki ni
yume ni mita futashika na mono wa aru ka?
sore sura wakarazu oi sugatte iru
tsuyosa dake areba ii no ka?

Is the uncertain thing I saw in my dream
there, where I reach my hand out to?
Without knowing even that, I’m hot on its heels.
Would things be better if I was just a bit stronger?

世界は僕に眩しすぎて
向かうべき場所さえも見失う
遠くで鳴り続けてる警鐘に
僕は目を背けてるだけ

sekai wa boku ni mabushi sugite
mukau beki basho sae mo miushinau
tooku de nari tsudzuketeru keishou ni
boku wa me o somuketeru dake

The world is too radiant for me.
I lose sight of even the place I must head to.
The alarm bell keeps ringing in the distance.
I just turn away from it.

僕は目を背けてるだけ

boku wa me o somuketeru dake

I just turn away from it.

桜アドレイション || Sakura Adoration

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sakura adoreishon
Sakura Adoration

Vocals: Mamemi (まめみ)
Lyrics: kaito (海兎)
Arranged by: Kirin
Album: Mystic Gate 【Official Site】
Circle: EastNewSound
Event: C93
Original Theme: Swim in a Cherry Blossom-Colored Sea [桜色の海を泳いで]

Requested by: Vengeance


ヒラヒラ舞う アナタの声音
募る思慕の念 切なくユラユラ

hira hira mau anata no kowane
tsunoru shibo no nen setsunaku yura yura

Your voice flutteringly dances.
My desires, yearning for you, painfully flicker.

桜アドレイション 海を揺蕩うの
桜アドレイション 香る燈火よ

sakura adoreishon umi wo tayutau no
sakura adoreishon kaoru tomoshibi yo

Sakura adoration. I drift about on the sea.
Sakura adoration. O, sweet-smelling lamp!

桃色ひとひら 遠き春の日よ

momo-iro hitohira tooki haru no hi yo

The petal is pink. O, distant spring days!

巡る恋いろは 偲ぶ面影を
誘う夢いろは 胸に咲き誇れ

meguru koi iroha shinobu omokage o
sasou yume iroha mune ni saki hokore

The fundamentals of love surround me. I remember your face.
The fundamentals of dreams tempt me. Blossom in full glory in me heart! (1)

桜アドレイション 海を揺蕩うの
桜アドレイション 香る燈火よ

sakura adoreishon umi o tayutau no
sakura adoreishon kaoru tomoshibi yo

Sakura adoration. I drift about on the sea.
Sakura adoration. O, sweet-smelling lamp!


(1) These two lines reference the seasonal ‘iroha’ (いろは) poem used for memorising Japanese syllables. The word has been translated here as ‘fundamentals’ as it is is used in the same way as ‘ABCs’ is used in English.