糸 || Thread


ito
Thread

Vocals: 花譜 (Kafu)
Lyrics: カンザキイオリ (Kanzaki Iori)
Composed by: カンザキイオリ (Kanzaki Iori)
Release Date: December 6, 2018

Requested by: Runixzan
Watch the official video
here!

Lyricists love to explot the similarity between 糸 (ito – thread) and 意図 (ito – intention). The choruses use the second, but the string imagery doesn’t carry over to English unless we specifically include thread in the translation.


間違いなら見ないふりばかりして
なんども知らない気持ちを結んだだろう?
後悔とかいつでも断ち切れたら
長い長い焦燥も楽にできるさ
ほつれかけてた純情を今
まさに君が紡いでしまった

machigai nara minai furi bakari shite
nando mo shiranai kimochi o musunda darou?
koukai toka itsu demo tachi kiretara
nagai nagai shousou mo raku ni dekiru sa
hotsure kaketeta junjou o ima
masa ni kimi ga tsumuide shimatta

If things were wrong, I just pretended not to notice.
How many unknown feelings have I tied together?
Whenever I felt regret, I could always cut it off.
I could comfortably do the same with persistent irritation.
To think, the one to sew my frayed innocence
was you, in the end.

絡まる意図が濡れて解けなくて
どこにも逃げられやしない
切り離してしまえば忘れるのに
どうして どうして できないんだろう
どうして どうしてなのだろう

karamaru ito ga nurete hodokenakute
doko nimo nigerare ya shinai
kirihanashite shimaeba wasureru noni
doushite doushite dekinai ndarou
doushite doushite nano darou

The threads of intention twined around me get wet. I can no longer untie them.
I can’t run away anywhere…
If I cut myself loose, I’d forget
but why can’t I do it?
Why, why can’t I do it?

もしも過去を全部やり直せるなら
出会えるあの日に戻って
君の首を締め付けるさ
嘘だよ そんなことできないから
今だって消えない痛みを紡いでいるの

moshimo kako o zenbu yari naoseru nara
deaeru ano hi ni modotte
kimi no kubi o shimetsukeru sa
uso da yo sonna koto dekinai kara
ima datte kienai itami o tsumuide iru no

If I could do it all over again,
I’d return to the day we met
and I’d strangle you.
That’s a lie. After all, I could never do such a thing.
Even now, I spin a tale of pain that will not fade away.

いつか忘れてしまう時
何もかも捨ててあげる
だから今は馬鹿にしてよ
まだ 幼い痛みを績みだすの

itsuka wasurete shimau toki
nani mo kamo sutete ageru
dakara ima wa baka ni shite yo
mada osanai itami o umi dasu no

When you someday forget,
I’ll throw everything away for you.
So stay foolish for now.
I’m still spinning together this childish pain.

溢れる意図が喉を縛り付けて
どこにも届きやしない
振りほどいてしまえば消えてくのに
どうして どうしてできないんだろう

afureru ito ga nodo o shibari tsukete
doko nimo todoki ya shinai
furihodoite shimaeba kieteku noni
doushite doushite dekinai ndarou

Overflowing threads of intention strangle me.
They won’t arrive anywhere.
If I shook myself loose, they’d disappear
so why, why can’t I do it?

絡まる意図が濡れて解けなくて
どこにも逃げられやしない
私はまだここで動けないから
どうか どうか 私を
気づいて 笑って 解いて

karamaru ito ga nurete tokenakute
doko nimo nigerare ya shinai
watashi wa mada koko de ugokenai kara
douka douka watashi o
kidzuite waratte hodoite

The threads of intention twined around me get wet. I can no longer untie them.
I can’t run away anywhere…
I still can’t move from where I am now
so please, please,
Notice me, smile, and untie me…

インカーセレイト || Incarcerate

インカーセレイト
inkaasereito
Incarcerate

Vocals: 鏡音リン (Kagamine Rin)
Composed by: 田中B (Tanaka B)
Lyrics: 田中B (Tanaka B) 
Release Date: February 19, 2017

Requested by: SugarLamp
Watch the official video
here!

There are no easy answers in this song, and your interpretation of it will vary depending on how you join the sentences together. The mechanical rhythm of the song is quite fascinating.

Watch out for the different ways in which げんじつ (genjitsu) appears in the song!


千切れた影は 針の筵
叫ぶように 嗤う怠惰
希うせいで 朽ちた世界
満ちた月を 磔にした

chigireta kage wa hari no mushiro
sakebu you ni warau taida
negau sei de kuchita sekai
michita tsuki o haritsuke ni shita

The torn off shadow is on a mat of nails.
Sloth laughs, scream-like.
The world decayed from begging
and the full moon was crucified.

爛れた躯 腸の中
哀れな獣を締め付ける檻
疑り合えば 息が続く
下卑た空に 羽ばたいてみた

tadareta mukuro harawata no naka
aware na kemono o shimetsukeru ori
utaguri aeba iki ga tsudzuku
gebita sora ni habataite mita

Inside the intestines of the festering corpse
was a cage, pressing hard against a pitiful beast.
If we doubt each other, we will continue to breathe.
I tried to fly in the vulgar sky.

螺旋の道は 孤独 孤独
あがくことも許されない囹圄
摩天の壁に 描く 描く
奈落に焦がれた心臓の詩
仮面の怒り 踊る 踊る
匕首にくちづけしようとして
滴り落ちるしずくに紛れて
汚れた手を差し伸べている

rasen no michi wa kodoku kodoku
agaku koto mo yurusarenai reigo
maten no kabe ni egaku egaku
naraku ni kogareta shinzou no uta
kamen no ikari odoru odoru
aikuchi ni kuchizuke shiyou toshite
shitatari ochiru shizuku ni magirete
yogoreta te o sashinobete iru

The helix-shaped path is lonely, so lonely…
I am in a prison, where I am not permitted to struggle.
On the sky-high walls, I write and write
the poems of my heart, which yearns for Hell.
My masked rage dances and dances…
I try to kiss my dagger
and it disappears into the drops dripping down.
I reach out my stained hand.

夜ひらく夢 瞬きの間に
あなたがくれた カタストロフに揺られて
眠れば 渇きと痺れ
刳り貫かれた視界で遮られて手探りのまま
答えも知れず 狂えるコトバ
固く閉ざした唇に込めて 無限の時雨
幻日げんじつに照らされて立ち尽くしてる

yoru hiraku yume mabataki no ma ni
anata ga kureta katasutorofu ni yurarete
nemureba kawaki to shibire
kuri tsuranukareta shikai de saegirarete tesaguri no mama
kotae mo shirezu kurueru kotoba
kataku tozashita kuchibiru ni komete mugen no shigure
genjitsu ni terasarete tachitsukushiteru

A dream opens the night in an instant.
I am shaken by the catastrophe you gave me.
When I sleep, I go numb with thirst.
Obstructed by gouged-out eyes, I still grope around
Unaware of the answer, mad words
fall upon my tightly sealed lips. An endless drizzle falls.
I stand still, illuminated by a sundog.

千切れた影は 叫ぶように
下卑た空を 眺めていた
希うせいで 息が止まる
欠けた月が 羽ばたいていく

chigireta kage wa sakebu you ni
gebita sora o nagamete ita
negau sei de iki ga tomaru
kaketa tsuki ga habataite iku

The torn-up shadow, like a scream,
Gazed at the vulgar sky.
Because it begged, it stops breathing.
The waning moon flaps its wings.

イメージ通りのカリカチュアみたい
間抜けな結末を約束された
ステージの後ろ側で静かに遂げた惨めな物語

imeejidoori no karikachua mitai
manuke na ketsumatsu o yakusoku sareta
suteeji no ushirogawa de shizuka ni togeta mijime na monogatari

Like a caricature drawn from an impression,
A stupid conclusion was promised.
A wretched tale was told quietly behind the stage.

螺旋の道は 遠く 遠く
退屈に遊ばれてた迷路
摩天の壁に 昇る 昇る
奈落に生まれた心臓の爪
仮面のしたに 伝う 伝う
匕首をにぎりしめようとして
滴り落ちるしずくにまみれて
汚れた手に縋りついていく

rasen no michi wa tooku tooku
taikutsu ni asobareteta meiro
maten no kabe ni noboru noboru
naraku ni umareta shinzou no tsume
kamen no shita ni tsutau tsutau
aikuchi o nigirishimeyou toshite
shitatari ochiru shizuku ni mamirete
yogoreta te ni sugaritsuite iku

The helix-shaped path is long, so long…
I am in a labyrinth that tediously toyed with me.
Up the sky-high walls, I climb and climb
using the claws of my heart, born in Hell.
Beneath my mask, they trace down, trace down…
I try to grasp my dagger
and it’s covered in the drops dripping down.
I cling with my stained hand.

夜抱く夢 モルタルの膿
待ちわびていた カタストロフに見とれて
しまえば 眩暈といきれ
絡みついた鎖でさえ愛しくおもえた夜に

yoru idaku yume morutaru no umi
machiwabite ita katasutorofu ni mitorete
shimaeba memai to ikire
karamitsuita kusari de sae itoshiku omoeta yoru ni

A dream embraces the night, shedding mortar-like pus.
I was tired of waiting, and I was fascinated by a catastrophe.
When I finish, I feel dizzy and feverish.
During this night, I even thought the chains twined around me were lovely.

背中に告げた 震えるコトバ
固く閉ざした瞼に映した あなたのカラダ

senaka ni tsugeta furueru kotoba
kataku tozashita mabuta ni utsushita anata no karada

I called out to you, with your back to me, with shaky words.
Your body was projected on the back of my eyelids, tightly sealed shut.

現実に魘されて目を覚ました束の間の夢

genjitsu ni unasarete me o samashita tsukano ma no yume             

Tormented by nightmarish reality, I awoke from a momentary dream.

涙の行方 あなたが消えた
カタストロフの夜明けを迎えた 彼方の時雨
すれ違いに惑わされて行き場をなくした僕は
火薬を込めて 引き金を引く
碧に染まる空を初めて見た ピカロの瞳

namida no yukue anata ga kieta
katasutorofu no yoake o mukaeta kanata no shigure
surechigai ni madowasarete ikiba o nakushita boku wa
kayaku o komete hikigane o hiku
ao ni somaru sora o hajimete mita pikaro no hitomi

You vanished to where my tears went.
I went to welcome the dawn of catastrophe, with drizzle falling in the distance.
I had lost my destination, misled by crossing paths with you.
I loaded the gunpowder and pulled the trigger.
I saw a sky dyed blue for the first time with Picaresque eyes.

幻日げんじつに照らされて歩き始める

genjitsu ni terasarete arukihajimeru

Illuminated by a sundog, I begin to walk.

チャンティック三妖精のイタズラ大戦争 || The Cantik Three Fairies’ Mischievous Great War

チャンティック三妖精のイタズラ大戦争
chantikku san-yousei no itazura daisensou
The Cantik Three Fairies’ Mischievous Great War

Vocals: 一ノ瀬月流 (Ichinose Ruru)
Lyrics: 夕野ヨシミ (Yuuno Yoshimi), ARM
Arranged by: ARM
Album: 東方浮思戯革命 (Touhou Wonder Revolution)
Circle: IOSYS
Event: Kouroumu 6
Original Themes: –A Midnight Fairy Dance [真夜中のフェアリーダンス]
Great Fairy Wars ~ Fairy Wars [妖精大戦争 ~ Fairy Wars]

Requested by: Ano

‘Cantik’ is apparently Indonesian for ‘beautiful.’ There are numerous other Indonesian words spread throughout, along with Japanese food names. I left most of them untranslated – in the case of Indonesian, it’s because I’m not proficient in the language.


(ヤーッ)戦争開始だ 攻撃オペレーション(ラマラマラマラマ)
(ヤーッ)人間社会に 突撃フォーメーション(スラマッ・パギ!ウェィ!)

(yaa) sensou kaishi da kougeki opereeshon (rama rama rama rama)
(yaa) ningen shakai ni totsugeki foomeeshon (surama pagi! uei!)

(Yah!) The war’s beginning! Offensive operations! (Lama, lama, lama, lama!)
(Yah!) We aim our assault formation at human society. (Selamat pagi! Yay!)

(ティン・ティン・ティン・ドンドン)
(ティンティンティンティンティン)(ラマラマラマラマ)
(ティン・ティン・ティン・ドンドン)
(ティンティンティンティンティン)(スラマッ・パギ!ウェィ!)

(tin tin tin don don)
(tin tin tin tin tin) (rama rama rama rama)
(tin tin tin don don)
(tin tin tin tin tin) (surama pagi! uei!)

(Tin, tin, tin, thud, thud!)
(Tin tin tin tin tin.) (Lama lama lama lama!)
(Tin, tin, tin, thud, thud!)
(Tin tin tin tin tin.)

(ヤーッ)幼いカラダで 悩殺センセーション(ラマラマラマラマ)
(ヤーッ)主役の立場を 奪えジェネレーション(スラマッ・パギ!ウェィ!)

(yaa) osanai karada de nousatsu senseeshon (rama rama rama rama)
(yaa) shuyaku no tachiba o ubae jenereeshon (surama pagi! uei!)

(Yah!) With our youthful bodies, we let off an enchanting sensation. (Lama, lama, lama, lama!)
(Yah!) We’re the generation who will snatch the leading role! (Selamat pagi! Yay!)

ムダムダチャンティック アナ!アナ!
プルット ピングル アナ!アナ!
丸見え チャンティック プルンプアン!

muda muda chantikku ana! ana!
purutto pinguru ana! ana!
marumie chantikku purun puan!

It’s useless, cantik! Ana! Ana!
Perut, pinggul, ana! Ana!
In plain sight, cantik, perempuan!

博麗の ワキミコヒヨコオチャノコ(ウンパッ!ウンパッ!)
むしれ 毛穴の奥まで根こそぎ(ウンパッ!ウンパッ!)
霧雨の キノコタケノコツチノコ(ウンパッ!ウンパッ!)
(are you ready?)ほじれ 地獄の底まで(4,3,2,1…)(somebody…)
(チャンティック・アディアディー!)

hakurei no wakimiko hiyoko ocha no ko (unpa! unpa!)
mushire keana no oku made nekosogi (unpa! unpa!)
kirisame no kinoko take no ko tsuchi no ko (unpa! unpa!)
(are you ready?) hojire jigoku no soko made (4,3,2,1…) (somebody…)
(chantikku adiadiii!)

The Hakurei armpit shrine maiden, baby bird. It’s a cinch! (Unpa! Unpa!)
She plucks out hair by the roots, from the very pores. (Unpa! Unpa!)
The Kirisame mushroom, bean shoot, and tsuchinoko. (Unpa! Unpa!)
(Are you ready?) Dig it up, to the very depths of hell! (4, 3, 2, 1.) (Somebody…)
(Cantik, adiadi!)

三人あわせて 文殊の知恵袋(ラマ!ラマ!)
勝てば官軍 負ければ賊軍 泣き所(スラマッ・パギ!ウェィ!)

sannin awasete moju no chiebukuro (rama! rama!)
kateba kangun makereba zokugun nakidokoro (surama pagi! uei!)

When the three of us are together, we’re a bag full of majusri’s wisdom! (Lama! Lama!)
Might makes right. Woe to the conquered. A weak point! (Selamat pagi! Yay!)

武力三倍炸裂 フェアリーオーバードライブ合体
いのち燃やして イタズラ三妖精(ウ~ッ、ウンパッ!)

buryoku sanbai sakuretsu fearii oobaadoraibu gattai
inochi moyashite itazura san-yousei (uu, unpa!)

It’s a three-fold explosion of military might. Fairy overdrive alliance!
The three mischievous fairies burn their life force. (Uu, unpa!)

(ヤーッ)戦争開始だ こんにゃくそうめんだ(ラマラマラマラマ)
(ヤーッ)妖怪組織に にんにくらんおうだ(スラマッ・パギ!ウェィ!)

(yaa) sensou kaishi da konnyaku soumen da (rama rama rama rama)
(yaa) youkai soshiki ni ninniku ran’ou da (surama pagi! uei!)

(Yah!) The war’s beginning! It’s konnyaku soumen. (Lama, lama, lama, lama.)
(Yah!) In youkai society, it’s ninniku ran’ou. (Selamat pagi! Yay!)

(ティン・ティン・ティン・ドンドン)
(ティンティンティンティンティン)(ラマラマラマラマ)
(ティン・ティン・ティン・ドンドン)

(tin tin tin don don)
(tin tin tin tin tin) (rama rama rama rama)
(tin tin tin don don)

(Tin, tin, tin, thud, thud!)
(Tin tin tin tin tin.) (Lama, lama, lama, lama!)
(Tin, tin, tin, thud, thud!)

八雲家の スキマアブラゲマタタビ(ウンパッ!ウンパッ!)
つぶせ 完膚なき摩擦こなごな(ウンパッ!ウンパッ!)
守矢家の ウワバミカワズミラクル(ウンパッ!ウンパッ!)
(are you ready?)えぐれ 常識はずれの(4,3,2,1…)(somebody…)
(チャンティック・アディアディー!)

yakumo-ke no sukima aburage matatabi (unpa! unpa!)
tsubuse kanpu naki masatsu kona gona (unpa! unpa!)
moriya-ke no uwabami kawazu mirakuru (unpa! unpa!)
(are you ready?) egure joushiki hazure no (4,3,2,1…) (somebody…)
(chantikku adiadiii!)

The Yakumo family’s gap, aburage, and catnip. (Unpa! Unpa!) (1)
Crush! Covered in wounds, chafing in small pieces. (Unpa! Unpa!)
The Moriya house’s snake, frog, and miracle. (Unpa! Unpa!)
(Are you ready?) Gouge it all out, all that unconventional stuff. (4, 3, 2, 1.) (Somebody…)
(Cantik, adiadi!)

三人あわせて ギャンブル多数決(ラマ!ラマ!)
勝てば成金 負ければ貧民 丸裸(スラマッ・パギ!ウェィ!)

sannin awasete gyanburu tasuuketsu (rama! rama!)
kateba narikin makereba hinmin maruhadaka (surama pagi! uei!)

When the three of us are together, it’s a gambling majority rule. (Lama! Lama!)
The winners are rich, and the losers are paupers, stark naked. (Selamat pagi! Yay!)

魅力三倍炸裂 フェアリーオーバードライブ合体
いじってくれなきゃ イタズラ三妖精(ウ~ッ、ウンパッ!)

miryoku sanbai sakuretsu fearii oobaadoraibu gattai
ijitte kurenakya itazura san-yousei (uu, unpa!)

It’s a three-fold explosion of charm. Fairy overdrive alliance!
You’ve just got to touch us, the mischievous three fairies! (Uu, unpa!)


(1) Aburage (油揚げ – abura-age) and catnip are references to Ran and Chen respectively. In the case of aburage, it’s because they are also called kitsune udon.

歯車 || Gears

歯車
haguruma
Gears

Vocals: Ranko
Lyrics: Comp
Arranged by: Comp
Album: Compilation CD-BOOK Touhou Steampunk (東方スチームパンク) 【Official Site】
Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女)
Published by: Melonbooks
Event: C94
Original Theme: Fall of Fall ~ Autumnal Waterfall [フォールオブフォール ~ 秋めく滝]

Requested by: Maia Kasoya


立ち込めた煙が視界を鈍らせる

tachikometa kemuri ga shikai o niburaseru

The enshrouding fog clouds my vision.

耳を貫くサイレンが鳴り
渇いた心を少し震わせてる

mimi o tsuranuku sairen ga nari
kawaita kokoro o sukoshi furuwaseteru

The sound of a siren pierces my ears.
It makes my parched heart quiver slightly.

葛藤と揺らいだ奇抜な世界
希望と絶望を折り合わせ
映し出された幻想の中で歯車回る

kattou to yuraida kibatsu na sekai
kibou to zetsubou o oriawase
utsushidasareta gensou no naka de haguruma mawaru

In this eccentric world, shaken by conflict,
Hope and despair are made to compromise.
In a projected illusion, the gears turn.

千年先の様な 万年前の様な

sennen saki no you na mannen mae no you na

They turn like they did 1000 years ago, like 10,000 years ago.

頬を切り裂く冷たい風が
真鍮の壁に触れて歌っている

hoho o kirisaku tsumetai kaze ga
shinchuu no kabe ni furete utatte iru

The cold wind cuts at my cheeks.
It touches the brass wall and sings.

渇望した未来は時間を待てず
追い越し 強引に作られて
空虚を誘う匂いの中で歯車回る

katsubou shita mirai wa jikan o matezu
oikoshi gouin ni tsukurarete
kuukyo o izanau nioi no naka de haguruma mawaru

I can’t wait for the future I longed for.
I’ll surpass it, and it will be forcibly created.
Surrounded by a scent that invites emptiness, the gears turn.

葛藤と揺らいだ奇抜な世界
希望と絶望を折り合わせ
映し出された幻想の中で歯車回る

kattou to yuraida kibatsu na sekai
kibou to zetsubou o oriawase
utsushidasareta gensou no naka de haguruma mawaru

In this eccentric world, shaken by conflict,
Hope and despair are made to compromise.
In a projected illusion, the gears turn.

エゴイスト || Egoist

エゴイスト
egoisuto
Egoist

Vocals: flower
Lyrics: 大沼パセリ (Oonuma Paseri)
Composed by: 大沼パセリ (Oonuma Paseri)
Release Date: September 12, 2018

Requested by: SpaceZinnia
Watch the official video
here!


人生相談があります
聞いてくれますか先生
大概病んでる生活
退会させてよ先生

jinsei soudan ga arimasu
kiite kuremasu ka sensei
taigai yanderu seikatsu
taikai sasete yo sensei

I want to talk about something life-related.
Won’t you listen to me, professor?
I usually spend my days falling ill.
Let me withdraw from school, professor!

人生辛抱わかって
気付いてくれますか先生
大概病んでる生活
早退させてよ先生

jinsei shinbou wakatte
kizuite kuremasu ka sensei
taigai yanderu seikatsu
soutai sasete yo sensei

I understand that patience is important in life.
Won’t you realise it, professor?
I usually spend my days falling ill.
Let me go home early, professor!

オレンジ色に染まる君は
やがて暗闇に染まる溶ける
月日経っても消えない苦しみ
不気味な夜を君と共に
おやすみおやすみ
おやすみおかえり

orenjiiro ni somaru kimi wa
yagate kurayami ni somaru tokeru
tsukihi hakatte mo kienai kurushimi
bukimina yoru o kimi to tomo ni
oyasumi oyasumi
oyasumi okaeri

You, dyed orange,
Will melt into darkness before long.
Though time passes, my anguish will not disappear.
I spend an eerie night together with you.
Good night. Good night.
Good night. Welcome home…

感情的になってバイバイだ
誰よりも速く遠くへ行けよ
後戻りはしないよ
後先なんてないから

kanjouteki ni natte baibai da
dare yori mo hayaku tooku e yuke yo
atomodori wa shinai yo
atosaki nante nai kara

Get sentimental, and it’s goodbye.
Go quicker and further away than anyone else!
There’s no going back from here.
After all, there’s no consequences.

衝動的になって正解だ
誰よりも夜を越えて行けよ
後戻りはしないよ
後先なんてないから

shoudouteki ni natte seikai da
dare yori mo yoru o koete ike yo
atomodori wa shinai yo
atosaki nante nai kara

Becoming impulsive is the right move.
Cross through the night, more than anyone else!
There’s no going back from here.
After all, there’s no consequences.

嫌い…
辛い…
有象無象…
不承不承…

kirai…
tsurai…
uzoumuzou…
fushoubushou…

I hate you…
It hurts…
Everything…
I’m reluctant…

人生劣等わかって
気付いてくれますか先生
大抵泣いてる生活
早退させてよ先生

jinsei rettou wakatte
kizuite kuremasu ka sensei
taitei naiteru seikatsu
soutai sasete yo sensei

I know my life’s inferior.
Have you noticed, professor?
I usually spend my days crying.
Let me go home early, professor!

奥にしまった君の笑顔は
やがて暗闇に染まる溶ける
月日経っても消えない思い出
不気味な夜を君と共に
おやすみおやすみ
おやすみただいま

oku ni shimatta kimi no egao wa
yagate kurayami ni somaru tokeru
tsukihi hakatte mo kienai omoide
bukimina yoru o kimi to tomo ni
oyasumi oyasumi
oyasumi tadaima

You had entered my heart, and your smile
will melt into darkness before long.
Though time passes, my memories will not disappear.
I spend an eerie night together with you.
Good night. Good night.
Good night. Welcome home…

盲目的になってバイバイだ
誰よりも速く遠くへ行けよ
後戻りはしないよ
後先なんてないから

moumokuteki ni natte baibai da
dare yori mo hayaku tooku e yuke yo
atomodori wa shinai yo
atosaki nante nai kara

Get reckless, and it’s goodbye.
Go quicker and further away than anyone else!
There’s no going back from here.
After all, there’s no consequences.

冷笑的になって正解だ
誰よりも夜を越えて行けよ
後戻りはしないよ
後先なんてないから

reishouteki ni natte seikai da
dare yori mo yoru o koete yuke yo
atomodori wa shinai yo
atosaki nante nai kara

Becoming sarcastic is the right move.
Cross through the night, more than anyone else!
There’s no going back from here.
After all, there’s no consequences.

感情的になってバイバイだ
誰よりも速く遠くへ行けよ
後戻りはしないよ
後先なんてないから

kanjouteki ni natte baibai da
dare yori mo hayaku tooku e yuke yo
atomodori wa shinai yo
atosaki nante nai kara

Get sentimental, and it’s goodbye.
Go quicker and further away than anyone else!
There’s no going back from here.
After all, there’s no consequences.

衝動的になって正解だ
誰よりも夜を越えて行けよ
後戻りはしないよ
後先なんてないから

shoudouteki ni natte seikai da
dare yori mo yoru o koete yuke yo
atomodori wa shinai yo
atosaki nante nai kara

Becoming impulsive is the right move.
Cross through the night, more than anyone else!
There’s no going back from here.
After all, there’s no consequences.

最期のDeparture || Last Departure

最期のDeparture
saigo no Departure
Last Departur
e

Vocals: 舞 (Mai)
Lyrics: W*M
Arranged by: W*M
Album: 幻想天舞 ~GENSOUTENBU~
Circle: C-CLAYS
Event: Reitaisai 5 [RTS5]
Original Theme: Eastern Judgement in the Sixtieth Year ~ Fate of Sixty Years [六十年目の東方裁判 ~ Fate of Sixty Years]

Requested by: mr.deagle


急に止まる 川のせせらぎ凍り
誰かのイタズラの様に 怪しく残って

kyuu ni tomaru kawa no seseragi koori
dareka no itazura no you ni ayashiku nokotte

The stream freezes over and suddenly stops its murmuring.
It remains suspiciously, just like someone’s prank.

何処からとも惑わせる声 響き
誰かを寄付ける様に 今宵も演奏ってる

doko kara to mo madowaseru koe hibiki
dareka o yosetsukeru you ni kon’ya mo utatteru

A voice coming from somewhere bewilders me. It echoes.
Hoping to let someone get closer, they perform their song again tonight.

ゆりかごの中を視て 激しく揺らしてる
迷わせる白い羽根 方向はずれのわたげ

yurikago no naka o mite hageshiku yurashiteru
mayowaseru shiroi hane houkou hazure no watage

I shake the cradle fiercely while looking inside.
White wings bewilder me. Their down faces the wrong direction.

涙流して替わりゆく太陽
照らされながら ゆっくりと美しく
色鮮やかに

namida nagashite kawari yuku taiyou
terasare nagara yukkuri to utsukushiku
iro azayaka ni

Tears flow, and the sun is substituted.
While being illuminated, you seem at ease and beautiful.
You are brightly coloured.

淡い霧に酔わせて 花が染められてゆく
記憶を狂わせて 幻に変えてゆく

awai kiri ni yowasete hana ga somerarete yuku
kioku o kuruwasete maboroshi ni kaete yuku

Made drunk on the faint fog, the flowers are dyed.
My memories are driven mad, and they turn into illusions.

古くからの 景色を見てきて
春夏秋冬それぞれの香りを覚えてる

furuku kara no keshiki o mite kite
haru natsu aki fuyu sore zore no kaori o oboeteru

I now look at landscapes of the past.
I remember the scent of the four seasons.

最後のDeparture 役目を果たして
照らされながら ゆっくりと
私の元へとやってくる

saigo no Departure yakume o hatashite
terasare nagara yukkuri to
watashi no moto e to yatte kuru

This is my last departure. I will carry out my duty.
While being illuminated, and at ease,
You will come to me.

絶体絶命 || A Desperate Situation

S絶体絶命
zettai zetsumei
A Desperate Situatio
n

Vocals: Miku Nakamura
Lyrics: Miku Nakamura
Music: Miku Nakamura, Cö shu Nie
Single: 絶体絶命 (A Desperate Situation)
Group: Cö shu Nie
Release Date: January 11, 2019

(非公式の)英訳だけです。

Requested by: Petalite Yuu
Watch the official video here!

The Promised Neverland was quite high up my favourite manga list some time ago, so I’m really glad to see it got an anime and can reach a bunch of new people!

The title can also be interpreted as ‘Stalemate’. I was about to go with it because I feel like the chess reference is tonally consistent with the story. I decided against it because the mood conveyed by the song isn’t a ‘Stalemate’ – that implies that nobody can make a move, but these people are making a last-ditch move, aren’t they?


Today, the reddening sky is so scary.
If I didn’t know, could I have been happy?

Another warm lamp falls.

And like that, I was losing them, unawares.
In the end, I believed that gentle voice.
That’s all I did.

They say you’ll be at peace if you get rid of your heart,
But that’s a lie! If you do that, you’ll break.

Though I grieve in sweet darkness, nobody’s coming to save me.

“Love me…” Hah! It’s too late for that.
Move! Our feet get all tangled up.
Let’s escape from this cage!
So we can seize our futures,
Let’s outrun despair!

With sweat pouring and hearts blazing,
We’re living with determination, for sure.

Like this, we aim at our goal.
We won’t give up!
We should be more alert
and do things carefully.
Open up the way, steadily!
Perhaps only time will tell…

夢と幻と泡と影 || Dreams, Illusions, Bubbles, and Shadows

夢と幻と泡と影
yume to maboroshi to awa to kage
Dreams, Illusions, Bubbles, and Shadows

Vocals: 3L
Lyrics: yuta
Arranged by: yuta
Album: 夢と幻と泡と影 (Dreams, Illusions, Bubbles, and Shadows)
Circle: Minstrel
Event: C77
Original Theme: Necrofantasia [ネクロファンタジア]

Requested by: Juce Guildez

I can’t help but feel that bubbles have a much more… regal air in Japanese. I just read the word ‘bubble’ and think ‘bubble bath.’ There aren’t really any good synonyms for it, though, aren’t there?

Also, I thought it was worth pointing out that your interpretation of 惑う日 will change depending on whether you interpret 日 as ‘sun’ or ‘day.’ This track also seems to flow so naturally between first person and third person, but there are also parts where it’s challenging to work out where the verbs belong.


風はふわり流れ流れて
沈む日は夢をかくす
全てを抱きしめて
彼女は果てのない幻想を愛した

kaze wa fuwari nagare nagarete
shizumu hi wa yume o kakusu
subete o dakishimete
kanojo wa hate no nai gensou o aishita

The wind gently streams by
and the setting sun conceals dreams.
Embracing all things,
She loved endless fantasies.

夢をうつして きっと
美しく 人も妖さえも
繋いでる いつも
いつまでも 静かに揺らいでいた

yume o utsushite kitto
utsukushiku hito mo ayakashi sae mo
tsunaideru itsumo
itsu made mo shizukani yuraide ita

Those dreams must be reflected.
Even humans and youkai are beautiful.
They are tied together, always.
Forever, they were silently swaying.

幻想に消える記憶を
惑う日は遥か 誘えし境界へ
現実と夢の狭間で
見える灯は遠く 揺蕩い揺れゆく

gensou ni kieru kioku o
madou hi wa haruka izanaeshi kyoukai e
genjitsu to yume no hazama de
mieru hi wa tooku tayutai yure yuku

My memories disappear into an illusion.
I spend my doubtful days heading towards the tempting boundary,
At the threshold between dreams and reality,
The lamp is distant. It flickers and sways…

風はふわり流れ流れて
沈む日は夢をかくす
全てを抱きしめて
彼女は果てのない幻想を愛した

kaze wa fuwari nagare nagarete
shizumu hi wa yume o kakusu
subete o dakishimete
kanojo wa hate no nai gensou o aishita

The wind gently streams by
and the setting sun conceals dreams.
Embracing all things,
She loved endless fantasies.

世界はのぞき そっと
頼りなく 人も妖さえも
繋いでる いつも
いつまでも 続いてゆくだろうか

sekai wa nozoki sotto
tayorinaku hito mo ayakashi sae mo
tsunaideru itsumo
itsu made mo tsuzuite yuku darou ka

I secretly look into the world.
Even humans and youkai are helpless.
They are tied together, always.
Perhaps things will continue forever.

生と死の境に触れて
幻想を醜くも心地よい停滞へ
伸ばす手は空を泳ぐ
壊れゆく心には暗闇が降りる

sei to shi no sakai ni furete
gensou o minikuku mo kokochi yoi teitai e
nobasu te wa sora o oyogu
koware yuku kokoro niwa kurayami ga oriru

I touch the border between life and death
and illusions head to ugly, yet pleasant stagnation.
I swim through the sky with outstretched hands.
Darkness falls in my crumbling heart.

白鴉のような明日を望み
心は重く軋んで
零れ落ちる涙さえもかすれた声も

hakua no you na asu o nozomi
kokoro wa omoku kishinde
kobore ochiru namida sae mo kasureta koe mo

Staring at a tomorrow, which resembles a white crow,
My heart heavily creaks.
My tears, and even my hoarse voice, overflow.

風はふわり流れ流れて
沈む日は夢をかくす
全てを抱きしめて
彼女は果てのない幻想を愛した

kaze wa fuwari nagare nagarete
shizumu hi wa yume o kakusu
subete o dakishimete
kanojo wa hate no nai gensou o aishita

The wind gently streams by
and the setting sun conceals dreams.
Embracing all things,
She loved endless fantasies.

幻想に消える記憶を
惑う日は遥か 誘えし境界へ
現実と夢の狭間へ
見える灯は遠く 揺蕩い揺れゆく

gensou ni kieru kioku o
madou hi wa haruka izanaeshi kyoukai e
genjitsu to yume no hazama de
mieru hi wa tooku tayutai yure yuku

My memories disappear into an illusion.
I spend my doubtful days heading towards the tempting boundary,
At the threshold between dreams and reality,
The lamp is distant. It flickers and sways…

白鴉のような明日を望み
心は重く軋んで
零れ落ちる涙さえもかすれた声も

hakua no you na asu o nozomi
kokoro wa omoku kishinde
kobore ochiru namida sae mo kasureta koe mo

Staring at a tomorrow, which resembles a white crow,
My heart heavily creaks.
My tears, and even my hoarse voice, overflow.

風はふわり流れ流れて
沈む日は夢をかくす
全てを抱きしめて
彼女は果てのない幻想を愛した

kaze wa fuwari nagare nagarete
shizumu hi wa yume o kakusu
subete o dakishimete
kanojo wa hate no nai gensou o aishita

The wind gently streams by
and the setting sun conceals dreams.
Embracing all things,
She loved endless fantasies.

again and again

again and again

Vocals: myu-
Lyrics: myu-
Composed by: こ~じ (Koji)
Album: Spoo and Nick 【Official Site】
Circle: Spoo and Nick
Event: C95

Requested by: AGR/Kaleival


新しい朝が焼けて 夜は追い出されて
眠る君の背中に触れようと 伸ばした手はもう届かない

atarashii asa ga yakete yoru wa oi dasarete
nemuru kimi no senaka ni fureyou to nobashita te wa mou todokanai

A new dawn glows on the horizon, and the night is chased away.
I go to touch your back as you sleep, but my hand won’t reach you anymore.

冷たい風が通り過ぎて
体のシミになり溶けた

tsumetai kaze ga toori sugite
karada no shimi ni nari toketa

The cold wind blew through.
It became a smear on my body and dissolved.

ざわめいた街の中 私だけが裸足のままで
What I need was you
もうここにいない 彼は何処に帰って行くの
私を忘れて

zawameita machi no naka watashi dake ga hadashi no mama de
What I need was you
mou koko ni inai kare wa doko ni kaette iku no
watashi o wasurete

In the noisy streets, only I remain barefoot.
What I need was you.
They’re not here anymore. Where are they returning to?
They forget me.

強い日差しの中で 雲は逃げ惑って
いつか泣いた可愛いあの子も 今日誰かと笑いあってる

tsuyoi hizashi no naka de kumo wa nige madotte
itsuka naita kawaii ano ko mo kyou dareka to warai atteru

The clouds try to escape in the strong sunlight.
That adorable child, who once cried, is laughing with someone today.

星を隠そうと覆った膜は
大粒の雨になり落ちた

hoshi o kakusou to ootta maku wa
ootsubu no ame ni nari ochita

The membrane that concealed the stars
became large drops of rain and fell.

ざわめいた街の中 私だけが裸足のままで
Where did I make a mistake
居場所を見つけた彼も温もりに包まれる
私だけを残して

zawameita machi no naka watashi dake ga hadashi no mama de
Where did I make a mistake
ibasho o mitsuketa kare mo nukumori ni tsutsumareru
watashi dake o nokoshite

In the noisy streets, only I remain barefoot.
Where did I make a mistake?
They found a place to belong and are enveloped in warmth,
Leaving only me behind.

 ざわめいた夜の中 私はまだ独りのままで
吐き捨てたモノクロの言葉は 褪せて見えなくなったのだろう

zawameita yoru no naka watashi wa mada hitori no mama de
haki suteta monokuro no kotoba wa asete mienaku natta no darou

During a noisy night, I remain alone again.
Perhaps the monochrome words I spat out have faded and become invisible.

全てが眠りにつく
朝など求めぬ様に
笑いあった彼らは
ざわめきと消えた

subete ga nemuri ni tsuku
asa nado motomenu you ni
warai atta karera wa
zawameki to kieta

Everything falls asleep
so it will not seek the morning.
They, who laughed together,
Vanished while causing a ruckus.

私ト一ツノ心臓ヲ || A Single Heart and I

私ト一ツノ心臓ヲ
watashi to hitotsu no shinzou o
A Single Heart and I

Vocals: Hatsune Miku (初音ミク), GUMI
Lyrics: masa (まさ)
Composed by: masa (まさ)
Album: ADULT
Circle: -MASA Works DESIGN-
Release Date: March 5, 2016

Requested by: Deu
Watch the official video here!

Like the other tracks in this series, the title is incomplete. Something is going to happen to the single heart and I, but we don’t know what it is.

Putting that aside, the interpretative footholds (I totally just made that phrase up) feel a lot stronger in this song than the last song in the series. It’s as if the tracks become harder to decipher as the protagonist descends further into madness…


墓石ニ両手ヲ合ワセ
卒塔婆ニ残シタ名前

boseki ni ryoute wo awase
sotoba ni nokoshita namae

I put my hands together in front of the tombstone.
A name was left behind on its wooden tablet.

二ツデ一ツノ活花ハ
七ツノアノ夜ニ無クナッタ
幾晩数エタイロハニホヘトデ
切リ取ッタ華ハココニアル
イツデモ二人デ居タケレド
七ツノアノ日ニ無クナッタ
幾番数エタ華ノ摘ミ方ハ
貴女デ試シテ独リキリ

futatsu de hitotsu no ikebana wa
nanatsu no ano yo ni nakunatta
ikuban kazoeta irohanihoheto de
kiritotta hana wa koko ni aru
itsu demo futari de ita keredo
nanatsu no ano hi ni nakunatta
ikuban kazoeta hana no tsumikata wa
anata de tameshite hitori kiri

A pair of ikebana, together as one,
Passed away on the night of their seventh birthday.
I count the nights, saying “I, ro, ha, ni, ho, he, to…”
(1)
The cut flower is right here with me.
We were always together,
But on the day we turned seven, you died.
I counted the numbers of ways to pick a flower.
All alone, I test it with you.

蝕ンダ身体ニ愛ヲ入レテ欲シイト
慣レナイ産声ヲ上ゲタ

mushibanda karada ni ai wo irete hoshii to
narenai ubugoe wo ageta

Wanting to put some love into your worm-eaten body,
I let out my first cry, one I’m not used to.

嗤ウ喜ビ 涙ノ姉妹
貴女ハ私デ私ハ貴女
自責ノ念ハイツシカ消エテ
死ンデモ綺麗ナ貴女ガ欲シイ

warau yorokobi, namida no shimai
anata wa watashi de, watashi wa anata
jiseki no nen wa itsu shika kiete
shindemo kirei na anata ga hoshii

Sneering with happiness, we are tearful sisters.
You are me and I am you.
My guilty conscience will disappear before I know it.
I want you, who are so beautiful even though you’re dead.

誰ニ聞カレテモ知ラヌト通シテ
劇クレ騙シテ嗤ッテタ
最後モ二人デ居タケレド
赤袖青袖チンチロリン
赤色ニ染マル美シイ君ハ
誰ニモ見セヌト切リ取ッタ

dare ni kikaretemo shiranu to tooshite
geki kure damashite waratteta
saigo mo futari de ita keredo
akasode aosode chinchirorin
akairo ni somaru utsukushii kimi wa
dare ni mo misenu to kiritotta

No matter who asked me, I told them I didn’t know—
I acted, I deceived them, and I sneered.
We were together during those last moments,
Red sleeves, blue sleeves, *chirp chir-chir-chirp*
(2)
I cut off beautiful you, stained red,
So nobody else would see.

切リ取ッタ蕾ニ愛ヲ入レタ欲シイト
恐ロシイ産声ヲ上ゲタ

kiritotta tsubomi ni ai wo irete hoshii to
osoroshii ubugoe wo ageta

Wanting to put some love into the bud I cut off,
I let out a terrifying first cry.

オ花ミタイネ貴女ト私
二人デ抱キ合イ朝マデ啼イタ
自責ノ念ハイツシカ消エテ
死ンデモ綺麗ナ私デイタイ

ohana mitai ne anata to watashi
futari de dakiai asa made naita
jiseki no nen wa itsu shika kiete
shindemo kirei na watashi de itai

You and I are like flowers.
We hugged each other and wept until dawn.
My guilty conscience will vanish before I know it.
I want to remain beautiful, even after I die.

イツシカ一ツノ活花ハ
一昨日ノ夜ニコンニチワ
最後ニ数エタイロハニホヘトデ
誕生ヲ祝イサヨウナラ

itsu shika hitotsu no ikebana wa
ototoi no yoru ni konnichiwa
saigo ni kazoeta irohanihoheto de
tanjou wo oiwai sayounara

The ikebana who became one, unawares,
Say hello to the night before last.
In the end, I counted, saying “I, ro, ha, ni, ho, he, to…”
Celebrating our birthday, I said farewell.

コレデ終リネ般若ノ姉妹
血染メノ頭デ産声上ゲタ
自責ノ念ハ歓喜ニ変ワリ
死ンデモ綺麗ナ貴女ニ
「サヨウナラ」

kore de owari ne hannya no shimai
chisome no atama de ubugoe ageta
jiseki no nen wa kanki ni kawari
shindemo kirei na anata ni
“sayounara”

This is the end of the Hannya sisters, isn’t it?
With a bloodstained head, I let out my first cry.
My guilty conscience will become delight.
To you, who remain beautiful though you are dead, I say
“Farewell…”


(1) This is a reference to the Japanese いろは (iroha) poem, which contains all of the Japanese syllables.
(2) チンチロリン (chinchirorin) apparently refers to the chirping of a pine cricket. This could be a reference to a children’s song – for more information, please consult this resource.