白紙の言葉 || Words on a Blank Page

白紙の言葉
hakushi no kotoba
Words on a Blank Page

Vocals: 初音ミク (Hatsune Miku)
Lyrics: 大沼パセリ (Oonuma Paseri)
Composed by: 大沼パセリ (Oonuma Paseri) 
Release Date: March 2, 2019

Requested by: fay
Watch the official PV
here!


紙とペンで綴る
僕のだらしがない365ページ
振り返れば不利ばかり
余力なんてこれっぽっちも
何にもないし
とんでもないし
愛してるから

kami to pen de tsudzuru
boku no darashi ga nai 365 peeji
furi kaereba furi bakari
yoryoku nante koreppocchi mo
nani mo nai shi
tondemonai shi
aishiteru kara

With pen and paper,
I wrote untidily across 365 pages.
When I look back, all I encountered was hardship.
I have hardly any energy left to spare.
It was nothing.
No need to mention it.
After all, I love you.

水滴をぽとり落とす
弾け飛ぶ斑点凡例の言葉
気が付いたら傷ばかり
余力なんてこれっぽっちも

suiteki o potori otosu
hajike tobu hanten hanrei no kotoba
ki ga tsuitara kizu bakari
yoryoku nante koreppocchi mo

Drops plop down
and flying flecks form some explanatory remarks.
Before I knew it, I was covered in wounds.
I had hardly any energy, or anything else, left to spare.

組み合わせては崩れるパズル
ピースを集めてpeace peace peace
隙だらけでは生きていけないな
両手に忍ばせbang bang bang
長文の想いがのしかかって
崩れてしまう

kumiawasete wa kuzureru pazuru
piisu o atsumete peace peace peace
suki darake de wa ikite ikenai na
ryoute ni shinobase bang bang bang
choubun no omoi ga noshikakatte
kuzurete shimau

I put the puzzle together and then break it apart.
I gather up the pieces. Peace, peace, peace…
I can’t live with nothing but weak spots.
Hiding them in both hands, bang, bang, bang…
I leaned on the feelings in my long sentences
and they collapsed.

白紙の言葉

hakushi no kotoba

Words on a blank page.

バラバラに分解された記憶が
いつか何処か巡り会えるように
夜空に浮かぶ星屑のように
残像として輝いてるかな
ビリビリに破り捨てた想いが
いつか何処か巡り会えるように
夜風に揺れる君の前髪
あの日々として輝いてるかな

bara bara ni bunkai sareta kioku ga
itsuka dokoka meguri aeru you ni
yozora ni ukabu hoshikuzu no you ni
zansou toshite kagayaiteru kana
biri biri ni yaburi suteta omoi ga
itsuka dokoka meguri aeru you ni
yokaze ni yureru kimi no maegami
ano hibi toshite kagayaiteru kana

I hope that I’ll someday reencounter
my memories, dismantled into many pieces.
Perhaps they’re shining in the sky as an afterimage
like stardust floating in the night sky.
I hope that I’ll someday re-encounter
my cast-off feelings, torn away and ripped apart.
Perhaps your fringe, swaying in the night breeze,
Shines like it did in those days.

空箱に閉じ込められた鳥のよう
泣き喚く声が雨となって心を濡らす

karabako ni tojikomerareta tori no you
nakiwameku koe ga ame to natte kokoro o nurasu

Like a bird locked in an empty box,
My screams become rain and drench my heart.

何にもないし
とんでもないし
愛してるけど
本質ばかり探して
ぎゅうぎゅう窮屈苦しい
書き留める余白は
もう、もうないんだ

nani mo nai shi
tondemonai shi
aishiteru kedo
honshitsu bakari sagashite
gyuu gyuu kyuukutsu kurushii
kakitomeru yohaku wa
mou, mou nai nda

It was nothing at all.
No need to mention it.
I love you, but…
I only search for your true nature.
Things are packed in tightly and it hurts.
There just aren’t any more blank spaces left
for me to write things down in…

曖昧に誘拐された記憶が
いつか何処か取り戻せるように
夜空に浮かぶ星屑のように
残像として輝いてるかな
生活に落とした想いが
いつか誰か伝わりますように
夜風に揺れる君の前髪
あの日々として輝いてるかな

aimai ni yuukai sareta kioku ga
itsuka dokoka torimodoseru you ni
yozora ni ukabu hoshikuzu no you ni
zansou toshite kagayaiteru kana
seikatsu ni otoshita omoi ga
itsuka dareka tsutawarimasu you ni
yokaze ni yureru kimi no maegami
ano hibi toshite kagayaiteru kana

I hope that I’ll someday, somewhere, reclaim
my memories, which were abducted in vague circumstances.
Perhaps they’re shining in the sky as an afterimage
like stardust floating in the night sky
I hope that I’ll someday convey my feelings,
Which I left behind in my daily life, to someone.
Perhaps your fringe, swaying in the night breeze,
Shines like it did in those days.

バラバラに分解された記憶が
いつか何処か巡り会えるように
夜空に浮かぶ星屑のように
残像として輝いてるかな
ビリビリに破り捨てた想いが
いつか何処か巡り会えるように
夜風に揺れる君の前髪
あの日々として輝いてるかな

bara bara ni bunkai sareta kioku ga
itsuka dokoka meguri aeru you ni
yozora ni ukabu hoshikuzu no you ni
zansou toshite kagayaiteru kana
biri biri ni yaburi suteta kioku ga
itsuka dokoka meguri aeru you ni
yokaze ni yureru kimi no maegami
ano hibi toshite kagayaiteru kana

I hope that I’ll someday reencounter
my memories, dismantled into many pieces.
Perhaps they’re shining in the sky as an afterimage
like stardust floating in the night sky.
I hope that I’ll someday re-encounter
my cast-off feelings, torn away and ripped apart.
(1)
Perhaps your fringe, swaying in the night breeze,
Shines like it did in those days.


(1) For the final chorus, 想い (omoi – feelings) is sung as 記憶 (kioku – memories).

つばめ || Swallow

つばめ
tsubame
Swallow

Vocals: あさき (Asaki)
Lyrics: あさき (Asaki) 
Composed by: あさき (Asaki) 
Source: pop’n music 15 ADVENTURE
Release Date: April 25, 2007

Requested by: Vaati

This ended up being more difficult than I expected due to the archaic Japanese expressions used throughout. The ‘Swallow’ in the title refers to the type of bird.

I’ve also coined a new word! Riverglow (川明かり – kawa-akari) refers to the glow of a river’s surface in the darkness.


水も狭に川明かり
見上げて水芭蕉
旋回しつつ 影を増す
玲瓏と雲より来て 残心の
止まり木おやむ 水彩鳥
音も無く 一筆
ふわりと舞って
消えた

mizu mo se ni kawa-akari
miagete mizubashou
senkai shi tsutsu kage o fuyasu
reirou to kumo yori kite zanshin no
tomarigi oyamu suisaichou
oto mo naku hitofude
fuwari to matte
kieta

The river is almost full, emitting its riverglow.
The skunk cabbage looks up.
Continuing to revolve, the shadows multiply.
The watercolour bird, formed from my lingering attachment,
Comes brilliantly from the clouds and briefly perches.
Soundlessly, a single stroke
dances lightly.
The bird vanished.

別れ帰し人想う風
然は然りながら
ふくらとなって
煙霧に抱かれている

wakare kaeshi hito omou kaze
zen wa sari nagara
fukura to natte
enmu ni dakarete iru

The wind feels for the people it farewelled and sent home.
Though that is so,
It gently swells
and is embraced by fog.

「それでも・・・」
最後に愛した人が
言った

“sore demo…”
saigo ni aishita hito ga
itta

“Still…”
So spoke the person who I loved
last.

雲を隔つ白雨
残んの空の散るのを見て
泣いた

kumo o hedatsu hakuu
nokon no sora no chiru no o mite
naita

The rain shower divided the clouds.
I watched as the remaining sky scattered
and cried.

破顔で

hagan de

With a broad smile, I said:

「それでも泣いてはいけない」

“sore demo naite wa ikenai”

“Still, I mustn’t cry!”

Face to Face

Face to Face

Vocals: みぃ (Mie)
Lyrics: Jell
Arranged by: GCHM
Album: Touhou PARTYBOX 3  【Official Site】
Circle: GET IN THE RING
Published by: Melonbooks
Event: C91
Original Theme: Bell of Avici ~ Infinite Nightmare [無間の鐘 ~ Infinite Nightmare]

Requested by: Juce Guildez


遠く高く伸ばした手の行き先など、誰にも分からない

tooku takaku nobashita te no yukisaki nado, dare nimo wakaranai

Nobody knows where their hands, which reach high into the distance, will end up.

姑息なアリバイに消えた 曖昧なmessage
うらぶれたように響く無間の鐘
隠されちゃいないだろう そこに真実なんて
昇りつめた奈落と踊れ

kosoku na aribai ni kieta aimai na message
urabureta you ni hibiku muken no kane
kakusarecha inai darou soko ni shinjitsu nante
nobori tsumeta naraku to odore

A vague message vanished into an underhanded alibi.
The Bell of Avici pealed in its timeworn way.
There’s no way anything like the truth is hidden there.
You climbed to the top—now dance with Hell!

きっといつか仮初の快楽に溺れる日が来ても
君よどうか忘れないでいて
追憶に彩られたI miss you

kitto itsuka karisome no kairaku ni oboreru hi ga kitemo
kimi yo douka wasurenai de ite
tsuioku ni irodorareta I miss you

Even if the day comes for me to drown in fleeting pleasure,
Please! Don’t forget about me.
Coloured by my recollections, I miss you.

Reach to the sky その果てに何かが
このデタラメな現実を繋いでいても
あの空掴むまで離さない
曳光弾の行方に沿って彷徨いながら
希望と絶望の狭間 いま確かめあってface to face
瞬く世界へ翔び立て

Reach to the sky sono hate ni nanika ga
kono detarame na genjitsu o tsunaide itemo
ano sora tsukamu made hanasanai
eikoudan no yukue ni sotte samayoi nagara
kibou to zetsubou no hazama ima tashikame atte face to face
matataku sekai e tobitate

Reach to the sky. At its end,
Something ties it to this nonsense world.
Still, I won’t let go until I lay my hands on the distant sky
while I roam along the star shell’s path,
In the threshold between hope and despair, we check with each other, face to face.
We set off in flight towards a twinkling world.

相克を写しだすphotograph 重なる境界線
あどけない顔で嗤うdouble spoiler
“神様のいうことなんて信じちゃいけないよ”だって
どうせ可愛い子ぶってるだけだから

soukoku o utsushi dasu photograph kasanaru kyoukaisen
adokenai kao de warau double spoiler
“kamisama no iu koto nante shinjicha ikenai yo” datte
douse kawaii ko butteru dake dakara

A photograph shows our rivalry, two boundary lines overlapping.
Laughing with an innocent smile, double spoiler.
“You mustn’t listen to what the gods say!”
Well, that’s because they’re just acting like a sweet girl.

きっといつか運命の悪戯に怯える日が来ても
君にどうか覚えていて欲しい
悲しみさえも厭わない背徳感

kitto itsuka unmei no itazura ni obieru hi ga kitemo
kimi ni douka oboete ite hoshii
kanashimi sae mo itowanai haitoku-kan

Even if the day comes for me to fear a twist of fate,
Please! I want you to remember me.
This feeling of immorality makes me not even shun sadness.

Into the sky 向かい風受けながら
一瞬だけでいい、スリルに体委ね
帰らない旅路でも構わない
終わりの来ないパーティーを二人楽しみましょう
嘘と虚飾にまみれ いまぶつかりあってsay your prayers!
輝く夢追いかけ

Into the sky mukaikaze uke nagara
isshun dake de ii, suriru ni karada yudane
kaeranai tabiji demo kamawanai
owari no konai paatii o futari tanoshimimashou
uso to kyoshoku ni mamire ima butsukari atte say your prayers!
kagayaku yume oi kake

Into the sky I go, while being struck by the headwind.
Only a moment is enough. I surrender myself to thrills.
Even if I can’t return from this journey, I don’t care.
Let’s enjoy this endless party together!
Covered in lies and pretences, we clash together now. Say your prayers!
I chase after a shining dream.

たゆたう意識の向こう側「とても綺麗だ。」
鏈れて弾けた幻影-まぼろし-

tayutau ishiki no mukou-gawa “totemo kirei da.”
motsurete hajiketa maboroshi

On the other side of my drifting consciousness, “It’s really pretty.”
The illusion was chained, then it burst open.

Reach to the sky その果てに何かが
このデタラメな現実を繋いでいても
あの空掴むまで離さない
曳光弾の行方に沿って彷徨いながら
希望と絶望の狭間 いま確かめあってface to face
瞬く世界へ翔び立て

Reach to the sky sono hate ni nanika ga
kono detarame na genjitsu o tsunaide itemo
ano sora tsukamu made hanasanai
eikoudan no yukue ni sotte samayoi nagara
kibou to zetsubou no hazama ima tashikame atte face to face
matataku sekai e tobitate

Reach to the sky. At its end,
Something ties it to this nonsense world.
Still, I won’t let go until I lay my hands on the distant sky
while I roam along the star shell’s path,
In the threshold between hope and despair, we check with each other, face to face.
We set off in flight towards a twinkling world.

…song

…song

Vocals: 珠梨 (Tamari)
Lyrics: カミヤシロ (Kamiyashiro)
Arranged by: カミヤシロ (Kamiyashiro)
Album: アダム (Adam) 【Official Site】
Circle: AdamKadmon
Event: Reitaisai 14 [RTS14]

Requested by: Kommisar


唄いたかった 君の唄を 聴かせたかった この曲も
PIANOから鳴る 音色はどれも切ない色

utaitakatta kimi no uta o kikasetakatta kono kyoku mo
PIANO kara naru neiro wa dore mo setsunai iro

I wanted to sing your sing, and I wanted you to hear my song.
The notes ringing out from the piano sounded heartrending.

確かにあった 君との時間 果たせなかった 約束も
振りほどいて 君はあの夢へと消えてゆく

tashika ni atta kimi to no jikan hatasenakatta yakusoku mo
furihodoite kimi wa ano yume e to kiete yuku

The time I spent with you definitely existed. You shake and untangle yourself
from it, and even the promises that weren’t kept. You fade into that dream.

夜の街を ひとり歩いて気付いたんだ
「やっぱり君がいないとダメだよ…」

yoru no machi o hitori aruite kidzuita nda
“yappari kimi ga inai to dame da yo…”

I was walking alone down the street at night when I realised:
“It’s no good when you’re not around, after all…”

時を越えて 生まれ変われるとしたら
「また一緒にいようね」

toki o koete umare kawareru to shitara
“mata issho ni iyou ne”

If I could cross over time and be reborn,
“I want to be with you again…”

このまま会えないのなら このまま消えてしまうなら
君と過ごした時間無駄にしないように

kono mama aenai no nara kono mama kiete shimau nara
kimi to sugoshita jikan muda ni shinai you ni

If we won’t meet again as things are now, if you will merely fade away as things are now,
Then I’ll try not to make the time we spent together be in vain.

ここからまた歩いてゆくよ 涙が止まらなくなっても
君と過ごした時間失くさないように

koko kara mata aruite yuku yo namida ga tomaranaku natte mo
kimi to sugoshita jikan nakusanai you ni

I’ll start walking again from now. Even if my tears won’t stop,
I’ll try not to lose the time I spent with you.

(走馬灯のように 思い出すのは 君がいた場所 君といた場所
あの交差点で 振り向いたまま 話せなかった 手を離したくなかった …終わりの雨…頬を伝うの)

(soumatou no you ni omoidasu no wa kimi ga ita basho kimi to ita basho
ano kousaten de furimuita mama hanasenakatta te o hanashitaku nakatta …owari no ame…hoho o tsutau no)

(I remember, with images flashing by like a spinning lantern, the places you were, and the places I was with you at.
At that intersection, I looked back and couldn’t say those words. I didn’t want to let go of your hand… The rain of farewell crawls down my cheeks.)

すれ違った 人混みの中 気付いたら探している 君の背中 君の温もり

surechigatta hitogomi no naka kidzuitara sagashite iru kimi no senaka kimi no nukumori

Before I knew it, I was searching for a glimpse of your back, and for your warmth, in the crowd I passed by.

どうして?…瞳には見えないのに
どうして?…どうして?
この恋はまだ今でも…胸の中で傷むの?

doushite? …me ni wa mienai noni
doushite? …doushite?
kono koi wa mada ima demo…mune no naka de itamu no?

Why? Even though it’s invisible…
Why? Why?
Why does my love, even now, ache inside my heart?

夜の街を ひとり歩いて気付いたんだ
「やっぱり君がいないとダメだよ…」

yoru no machi o hitori aruite kidzuita nda
“yappari kimi ga inai to dame da yo…”

I was walking alone down the street at night when I realised:
“It’s no good when you’re not around, after all…”

時を越えて 生まれ変われるとしたら
「また一緒にいようね」

toki o koete umare kawareru to shitara
“mata issho ni iyou ne”

If I could cross over time and be reborn,
“I want to be with you again…”

このまま会えないのなら このまま消えてしまうなら
君と過ごした時間無駄にしないように

kono mama aenai no nara kono mama kiete shimau nara
kimi to sugoshita jikan muda ni shinai you ni

If we won’t meet again as things are now, if you will merely fade away as things are now,
Then I’ll try not to make the time we spent together be in vain.

ここからまた歩いてゆくよ 涙が止まらなくなっても
君と過ごした時間失くさないように
(feeling your song)

koko kara mata aruite yuku yo namida ga tomaranaku natte mo
kimi to sugoshita jikan nakusanai you ni
(feeling your song)

I’ll start walking again from now. Even if my tears won’t stop,
I’ll try not to lose the time I spent with you.
(Feeling your song.)

少し擦れてる声も 優し過ぎたあの笑顔も
君の全てに今光りが射すように

sukoshi kasureteru koe mo yasashi sugita ano egao mo
kimi no subete ni ima hikari ga sasu you ni

I hope that everything about you, including your slightly husky voice
and your too-kind smile, is now illuminated.

まだこの世界に 君はいるんだからね
歩き続けなきゃ ほら目の前のDOORを開けて!

mada kono sekai ni kimi wa iru nda kara ne
aruiki tsudzukenakya hora me no mae no DOOR o akete!

After all, you’re still here in this world.
I have to keep walking. See? I’ll open the door right in front of me!

ららら螺旋のなか || La La La Inside a Helix

ららら螺旋のなか
la la la rasen no naka
La La La Inside a Helix

Vocals: 初音ミク (Hatsune Miku)
Lyrics: Kikuo
Composed by: Kikuo
Album: きくおミク5 (Kikuo Miku 5) 【Official Site】
Circle: Kikuo sound works
Event: C93

Requested by: SugarLamp
Buy the album on Bandcamp!

I began listening to this song and had to a double-take – I’d heard it before! I had a brief stint playing Dragalia Lost, and a version of this song featuring DAOKO features heavily in it. Her version is called ゆめうつつ (yumeutsutsu, Half-Awake, Half-Asleep).


閃光が瞬く 
閃光が瞬く 
黒目の上にきれいな閃光がずっと 

senkou ga matataku
senkou ga matataku
kurome no ue ni kirei na senkou ga zutto

That glint twinkles.
That glint twinkles.
The beautiful glint in the dark of your eyes twinkles eternally…

美しい美しい光が消えないように 
ずっとずっと追いかけては集めている 
捕まえては消え 捕まえては消え 
捕まえては 

utsukushii utsukushii hikari ga kienai you ni
zutto zutto oikakete wa atsumete iru
tsukamaete wa kie tsukamaete wa kie
tsukamaete wa

So that beautiful, beautiful light would not go out,
I always, always pursued it and gathered it up.
I catch it and it vanishes. I catch it and it vanishes.
I catch it and—

はっとするよ 時の流れが憂鬱で 眠れない夜 
はっとするよ からっぽだから なんにもないから 頭と身体が膿でいっぱい 

hatto suru yo toki no nagare ga yuutsu de nemurenai yoru
hatto suru yo karappo dakara nannimo nai kara atama to karada ga umi de ippai

I was taken aback. The passage of time was melancholy during that sleepless night.
I was taken aback. Because I am empty and insignificant, my head and body are crammed with pus.

太鼓の音がする 
太鼓の音がする 
胸の中を叩く太鼓の音がずっと 

taiko no oto ga suru
taiko no oto ga suru
mune no naka o tataku taiko no oto ga zutto

I hear the sound of drums.
I hear the sound of drums.
The sound of drums beating inside my heart continues eternally…

戦え戦え踊れ踊れと 
不安定なテンポで太鼓が胸の中を叩く 
敵はどこ敵はどこ相手はそこだと 
いつまでも探せ探せと叩き叩き 
敵だ敵だと叩いて叩いて 探せ探せと

tatakae tatakae odore odore to
fuantei na tenpo de taiko ga mune no naka o tataku
teki wa doko teki wa doko aite wa soko da to
itsu made mo sagase sagase to tataki tataki
teki da teki da to tataite tataite sagase sagase to

“Fight! Fight! Dance! Dance!”
Urging me on at an unstable tempo, the drums beat inside my heart.
“Where are your enemies? Where?! Your allies are over there.”
“Search forever! Search!” They continue to beat and beat.
“Enemy! Enemy!” They beat and beat. “Search! Search!”

捕まえては消え 捕まえては消え 
捕まえては 

tsukamaete wa kie tsukamaete wa kie
taukamaete wa

I catch it and it vanishes. I catch it and it vanishes.
I catch it and—

はっとするよ 時の流れが憂鬱で 眠れない夜 
はっとするよ からっぽだから なんにもないから 頭と身体がヒビでいっぱい 

hatto suru yo toki no nagare ga yuutsu de nemurenai yoru
hatto suru yo karappo dakara nannimo nai kara atama to karada ga hibi de ippai

I was taken aback. The passage of time was melancholy during that sleepless night.
I was taken aback. Because I am empty and insignificant, my head and body are full of cracks.

ららら ららら まわりまわるよずっと 目が くらんでいるから 
ららら ららら 螺旋の中をずっと 回って 疲れて眠って光と音の渦

ra ra ra ra ra ra mawari mawaru yo zutto me ga kurande iru kara
ra ra ra ra ra ra rasen no naka o zutto mawatte tsukarete nemutte hikari to oto no uzu

La la la, la la la… I’ll spin around forever! After all, I’m dizzy…
La la la, la la la… Inside a helix, I’ll turn forever! I’ll grow tired and sleep in a vortex of light and sound.

うしろめたフィクション || Guilty Fiction

うしろめたフィクション
ushirometa fikushon
Guilty Fiction

Vocals: 初音ミク (Hatsune Miku)
Lyrics: てにをは (Teniwoha)
Composed by: てにをは (Teniwoha)
Album: 女学生探偵物語 (Schoolgirl Detective Stories)
Artist: てにをは (Teniwoha)
Release Date: October 26, 2016

Requested by: Tempera
Watch the official video here!

I say this all the time, but Teniwoha’s works demand knowledge of Japanese mystery tropes and wordplay to be interpreted. There’s a tension between what’s written and what isn’t written – each line could use at least one translation note.

This particular track places its focus on the Raven. We’ve heard him mentioned before, but we don’t really know who he is. Perhaps this track will make things clearer…?

Also, the title is unusual. うしろめた is just a little bit off 後ろめたい (ushirometai), which actually means ‘Guilty’. Getting rid of
い turns it into a verb, which is fine, except うしろめる isn’t actually a verb…


ナゾトキせずとも読者は死せず
某某氷菓子
薄口醤油をかけまして 生卵ととく そのこころは?
なにも意味などございません

nazotoki sezu to mo dokusha wa shi sezu
soregashi nanigashi koorigashi
usukuchi shouyu o kakemashite namatamago to toku sono kokoro wa?
nani mo imi nado gozaimasen

The reader does not die, though they do not solve the riddle.
Somebody, so-and-so, and sherbet…
I call it soy sauce and explain it as raw egg. As for the reason…?
(1)
Well, there’s no meaning to it at all!

いざヨナ抜き ラッパ呑み呑み
鯖のビッチ 魅せろ凶器の五段活用
「ヤツを逃がすな。変装だ!」

iza yona nuki rappa nomi nomi
saba no bicchi misero kyouki no godan katsuyou
“yatsu o nigasu na. hensou da!”

Now, engulf them with a pentatonic scale from the trumpet!
You mackerel b****. I’ll charm you with deadly verb conjugations.
(2)
“I won’t let him get away. Time to disguise!”

ネヴアモア
蝶のようにマイウェイ 蜂のようにさすらい
ナンマンダブステップで涅槃 うしろめたフィクション
ネヴアモア
皆様知らざあ云って聞かせましょう
「二度とはございません。」

nevamoa
chou no you ni maiuei hachi no you ni sasurai
nanmandabusuteppu de nehan ushirometa fikushon
nevamoa
minasama shirazaa itte kikasemashou
“nido to wa gozaimasen.”

Nevermore.
I go my way, like a butterfly. I roam like a bee.
I find salvation through my faith in dubstep. Guilty fiction.
(3)
Nevermore.
Nobody knows? Well, let me tell you…
(4)
“This won’t happen twice.”

Honey Hot Head とんでもないね これぞ外連味
ツァラトゥストラはとく片栗粉
take it easy テキトーで言いぜ 遠い未来のトロイメライ
現実要らずの優れもの

Honey Hot Head tondemonai ne kore zo keren mi
tsaratusutora wa toku katakuriko
take it easy tekitoo de ii ze tooi mirai no toroimerai
genjitsu irazu no sugure mono

Honey hot head. It’s outrageous! It’s just a bluff.
I’ll explain Zarathustra as starch.
Take it easy. You gotta say it casually. Dream about the distant future.
The superior ones don’t need reality.

いざニロ抜き やっぱノリノリ
鯖の煮付け 腹が減っては戦は出禁

iza niro nuki yappa nori nori
saba no nitsuke hara ga hette wa ikusa wa dekin

Now, a minor pentatonic scale! That’s lively, too.
Mackerel and veggies in soy sauce. You can’t fight on an empty stomach!

「ヤツの真の目的は、探偵育成なのだ」
「な、な、なんだってー!?」

“yatsu no shin no mokuteki wa, tantei ikusei na no da”
“na, na, nanda tte!?”

“His true motive is… to train detectives.”
“Wh-wh-whaaat?!”

ネヴアモア
「チッチッチ」甘いぜ Who’s in Rise in And rumble
Kick you なんて素敵なキッチュ 抱きしめたフィクション
ネヴアモア
週末にゃあの娘とグランギニョる御予定
述べるNovel 机上の暴論?

nevamoa
“chicchicchi” amai ze Who’s in Rise in And rumble
Kick you nante suteki na kicchu dakishimeta fikushon
nevamoa
shuumatsu nya ano ko to guranginyoru go-yotei
noberu Novel kijou no bouron?

Nevermore.
“Tsk, tsk, tsk” How naive. Who’s in rise in and rumble?
Kicking you would be such splendid kitsch. I held fiction close to me.
Nevermore.
This weekend, I have plans for Grand Guignol with that young lady.
I note that novel. Is there an irrational academic argument?

さあさあかわいい探偵さん お代は解いてのお孵りだ

saa saa kawaii tantei san odai wa yoite no okaeri da

Now, now, my adorable detective! Your fee will hatch from your solution.

いつか素敵な大人になれますか?
「二度とない」
先生はまともな人になれますか?
「二度とない」
怪盗っていったいなんですか?
「二度とない」
鴉は罰を受けて黒くされたんですか?
「二度とない」「二度とない」「二度とない」

itsuka suteki na otona ni naremasuka?
“nido to nai”
sensei wa matomo na hito ni naremasuka?
“nido to nai”
kaitou tte ittai nan desuka?
“nido to nai”
karasu wa batsu o ukete kuroku sareta ndesuka?
“nido to nai” “nido to nai” “nido to nai”

Can I someday grow into a wonderful adult?
“It won’t happen twice.”
Can you become an honest man, Professor?
“It won’t happen twice.”
What on earth is that thief, anyway?
“It won’t happen twice.”
Did the Raven receive their punishment and become blackened?
“It won’t happen twice.” “It won’t happen twice.” “It won’t happen twice.”

ネヴアモア
蝶のようにマイウェイ 蜂のようにさすらい
ナンマンダブステップで涅槃 うしろめたフィクション
ネヴアモア
皆様知らざあ云って聞かせましょう
我こそ大鴉ってなもんさ
ずっとずっとあいこでしょ。

nevamoa
chou no you ni maiuei hachi no you ni sasurai
nanmandabusuteppu de nehan ushirometa fikushon
nevamoa
minasama shirazaa itte kikasemashou
ware koso oogarasu tte na mon sa
zutto zutto aiko desho.

Nevermore.
I go my way, like a butterfly. I roam like a bee.
I find salvation through my faith in dubstep. Guilty fiction.
Nevermore.
Nobody knows? Well, let me tell you…
“I myself am the grand raven” or, something like that.
It’ll always, always be even between us.


(1) This pattern (○○とかけて△△と解く。その心は□□) is a type of wordplay called なぞかけ (Nazokake).
(2) 鯖のビッチ (saba no bicchi) appears to be a corruption of サノバビッチ (sano ba bicchi – son of a b****).
(3) ナンマンダブステップ is a corruption of なんまんだぶ (nanmandabu), a Buddhist expression of faith.
(4) This phrase was made popular in kabuki, and now appears often in anime and manga.

スマイルxスマイル || Smile x Smile

スマイルxスマイル
sumairu x sumairu
Smile x Smile

Vocals: futaba (フタバ)
Lyrics:
Composed by: 小河 幸男 (Sachio Ogawa)
Album: Oshare Majo Love and Berry: 2008 Summer Collection

Requested by: soaringsprocket
Watch the official video
here!


ラララ ともだちといっしょに
くもおいかけて でかけよう
たのしみな あすはにちよう

ra ra ra tomodachi to issho ni
kumo oi kakete dekakeyou
tanoshimi na asu wa nichiyou

La la la… Together with my friend,
Let’s go out and chase the clouds!
I can’t wait! Tomorrow’s Sunday.

てをつなげばいつも
えがおあふれずっと
ケンカしてもすぐに
なかなおりできる

te o tsunageba itsumo
egao afure zutto
kenka shitemo sugu ni
nakanaori dekiru

When we hold hands,
We’ll always smile.
Even if we fight,
We can always make up really quickly.

みんないればいつも
おしゃべりするずっと
げんきがないときは
そばにいてあげる

minna ireba itsumo
oshaberi suru zutto
genki ga nai toki wa
soba ni ite ageru

When everyone’s here,
We’ll always chat together.
When we’re not feeling cheerful,
We’re there by each other’s sides.

ラブリーデイ きょうもふたりえがお
ラブリーデイ あすはもっとえがお

raburii dei kyou mo futari egao
raburii dei asu wa motto egao

Lovely day! The two of us will smile together again today.
Lovely day! We’ll smile even more tomorrow.

ラララともだちといっしょに
くもおいかけてでかけよう
たのしみな あすはにちよう

ra ra ra tomodachi to issho ni
kumo oi kakete dekakeyou
tanoshimi na asu wa nichiyou

La la la… Together with my friend,
Let’s go out and chase the clouds!
I can’t wait. Tomorrow’s Sunday!

オシャレマジック || Fashion Magic

オシャレマジック
oshare majikku
Fashion Magic

Vocals: futaba (フタバ)
Lyrics: 長井 和彦 (Kazuhiko Nagai)
Composed by: 小河 幸男 (Sachio Ogawa)
Album: Oshare Majo Love and Berry: 2007 Autumn & Winter Song Collection
Release Date: July 20, 2007

Requested by: soaringsprocket
Watch the official video
here!

These tracks are always a concentrated burst of sunshine and happiness. They’re great!


あしたはきっとはれる
たのしいオシャレパーティ
まほうのことばは
みんなのオシャレマジック

ashita wa kitto hareru
tanoshii oshare paati
mahou no kotoba wa
minna no oshare majikku

It’ll definitely be sunny tomorrow
when we have our fun fashion party.
Magic words
are everyone’s fashion magic.

ステップふんで
おどりつづけるの
イケてないコトも
すぐにわすれられるよ

suteppu funde
odori tsudzukeru no
iketenai koto mo
sugu ni wasurerareru yo

Trading on the steps,
We continue to dance.
Even if we do something uncool,
We can forget about it right away!

マジック
レッツゴーグルービン
おわらせないの
うたおう
レッツゴーシンギング
ここじゃみんなスター

majikku
rettsu goo guruubin
owarasenai no
utaou
rettsu goo shingingu
koko ja minna sutaa

Magic!
Let’s go groovin’!
I won’t let it end.
Let’s sing!
Let’s go singing!
Here, everyone’s a star.

マジック
レッツゴーグルービン
とまらないのよ
みんなで
レッツゴーシンギング
ここじゃだれもクイーン

majikku
rettsu goo guruubin
tomaranai no yo
minna de
rettsu goo shingingu
koko ja daremo kuiin

Magic!
Let’s go groovin’!
I won’t stop.
All together!
Let’s go singing!
Here, anyone can be a queen.

Imperfect Rook

Imperfect Rook

Vocals: KAITO
Lyrics: 新城P (Shinjou-P)
Composed by: 新城P (Shinjou-P)  
Release Date: October 28, 2012

Requested by: Plyn


闇の底一人歩いている君
一度は柩に身体囚われていた
こころには血染めの
海が見える
そんな彼に魅かれた

yami no soko hitori aruite iru kimi
ichido wa hitsugi ni karada torawarete ita
kokoro ni wa chizome no
umi ga mieru
sonna kare ni hikareta

You are walking alone in the depths of darkness.
Your body was once imprisoned in a coffin.
Within your heart, a bloodstained sea
can be seen.
I was charmed by such a man.

さあ、飛び立ちなさい
純朴な頃の君は
何処へ向かう

saa, tobitachi nasai
junboku na koro no kimi wa
doko e mukau

Now, fly away!
You were innocent back then.
Where is that version of you going?

片翼の鴉よ 力を求め
強くしがみついて 願う
悪魔のような
声だとしても
君はついていく
救い無き者に 光を

katayoku no karasu yo chikara o motome
tsuyoku shigamitsuite negau
akuma no you na
koe da to shitemo
kimi wa tsuite iku
sukui naki mono ni hikari o

O one-winged raven, pursue strength!
Cling with all your strength and pray.
Even if your voice
is like that of a demon,
You will be with me.
Grant light to those without salvation!

―いざないたまえ、彼の行く道に―
―ゆるしたまえ、彼の邪悪を―

―izanai tamae, kare no iku michi ni―
―yurushitamae, kare no jaaku o―

—Invite me to the path he walks down—
—Forgive him of his sins—

広大な海の波耳を澄ます
鳥の囀りがかすかに聞こえる
声が届かないと
わかろうと
ずっと続けていて

koudai na umi no nami mimi o sumasu
tori no saezuri ga kasuka ni kikoeru
koe ga todokanai to
wakarou to
zutto tsuzukete ite

I listen carefully to the grand ocean’s waves.
I can faintly hear the twittering of birds.
Even if they know their voices
will not reach,
They will continue, forever…

あぁ、信じるしかない
彼が本当の闇に
落ちた時も

aa, shinjiru shika nai
kare ga hontou no yami ni
ochita toki mo

Ah, all I can do is believe
even during times when he has fallen
into true darkness.

白き鴉よ 翼を得た
待ち望んでいた 願い
失われていく
手が届かない
ところへ行った
美しい羽は 虚空へ

shiroki karasu yo tsubasa o eta
machinozonde ita negai
ushinawarete iku
te ga todokanai
tokoro e itta
utsukushii hane wa kokuu e

O white raven, you have gained wings!
Your long-held wishes
are gradually lost.
They went somewhere
your hands can’t reach.
Your beautiful wings float into the empty sky.

―夜空に輝いた 魚は唄う―
―Al Bath Al Kaitos 鴉飼い馴らす―

―yozora ni kagayaita sakana wa utau―
―Al Bath Al Kaitos karasu kai narasu―

―Sparkling in the night sky, the fish sings―
―Al Bath Al Kaitos. I tame the raven―

さあ、我が子よ耐えなさい
美化をされて
汚れてる嘘を 枷に

saa, waga ko yo taenasai
bika o sarete
yogoreteru uso o kase ni

Now, my child, endure it!
Be made beautiful!
Corrupted lies will become your shackles.

幼き鴉よ 油にまみれ
翼ひとつ折る 時が
慰めの雨 降り続ける
涙は海へ
帰る時を待て

osanaki karasu yo abura ni mamire
tsubasa hitotsu oru toki ga
nagusame no ame oritsuzukeru
namida wa umi e
kaeru toki o mate

O young raven! When the time comes
for you to be smeared in oil and have a wing broken,
Consoling rain will continue to fall.
Your tears will become an ocean
Awaiting your return.

マヨナカトリップ || Midnight Trip

マヨナカトリップ
mayonaka torippu
Midnight Trip

Vocals: あやぽんず* (Ayaponzu*), あよ (Ayo)
Lyrics: Caral
Arranged by: kaztora
Album: 東方スチームパンク (Touhou Steampunk) 【Official Site】
Circle: ShinRa-Bansho (森羅万象)
Published by: Melonbooks
Event: C94
Original Theme: Greenwich in the Sky [天空のグリニッジ]

(非公式の)英訳だけです。申し訳ありません。

Requested by: Repudiator

I unfortunately had to make a lot of compromises with this translation, mainly because the main feature of the song (two vocalists completing each other’s sentences at times) absolutely does not translate well into English. I also can’t easily colour code anymore because of changes to WordPress. Boo.

Putting that aside, this track really does take you on a wild ride! I was expecting a little more narrative, but this is cool too.


I took a midnight trip to you that one day.

On the steam train, we make an iron decision.
As for mysteries, we vaguely love them.
I had a leaden vision within a dream
and I realised the answer. Are you ready?
We yearned for a mirage
and we drew closer to each other. What’s so wrong about that?
We disregard our disorderly sensibilities today
and play pranks under the moonlight.

Our hearts dance in this world
and explanations and dilemmas rush about (in a moonlit night.)
We were ready to face the world, though we could see cracks in time.
Honey, honey, my dream.
“Won’t you give me love?”

This action crosses the timeline
and we take a trip to reality.
I bounce from place to place together with you.
Be together dream. (Our…)
Dance in the dark. (secret…)
can’t be deciphered.
We’re still baby baby dolls.
We sensed each other
in a dream that we had that one day.
“Your captive.”

In a shadow taking form, I hide myself (dye myself)
I even stain my lips with bargaining.
From my window, I see two silhouettes lying on top of each other.
Let go… (Don’t let go…)
So, mistake…
Even if I awaken from this nightmare using the secret key, (Seems like it will be sent flying.)
That seized heart of mine was devoured.
Glazed from cassis-coloured lipstick (The smell of cassis is in the air.)
Let’s secretly trace around
the other side of the moon (of the stars)

The future’s close to ruined by now.
The glass overflows and my body falls (I fall.)
I want to be dyed the same shade as you.
Beneath a carnal sky, we kneel and feast.
Honey, honey, you know?
Just for me.

I don’t like you, with over. [1]
We go on a trip and elope.
Beneath the moon, I am with you.
We harmonise. (Our…)
We sing in the night. (secret…)
I won’t let go.
How much are you my baby, baby boy?
In the tail end of the dream
that we had someday,
We sensed each other that one day.

Let’s get this devilish dream started!
How thrilling—mad world rill, mad world rill…
[2]
Invited (Tenderness)
The mask of kindness
wanted nectar. The flower garden bloomed.
Ah… I am bound and imprisoned.
Unexperienced romance, ah!
For you and me? “Wow!”

This action crosses the timeline
and we take a trip to Heaven.
Fortune and life—when I’m with you,
We’re together in this dream (I want to show you…)
We dance in the dark. (myself)
As for revolutionary emotions, they are (Ah…)
something that’s neither truth nor lies (Pleasure)
I shall grant you aphrodisiac blindness.
Harmonise with— (We’ll always be…)
Sing in the night— (together.)
I won’t let go
so you’ll still be my baby, baby boy.
In the tail end of the dream
that we had someday,
We sensed each other that one day.
From beneath the moon,
let’s dance at midnight.
Trip with you!


[1] The original lyrics use IDL, which is apparently short for “I don’t like.”
[2] Mad world rill is a corruption of まわりまわり (mawari mawari – spinning ’round and ’round).