邪な炎 || Wicked Flames

邪な炎 yokoshima na honou Wicked Flames Vocals: RankoLyrics: PaprikaArranged by: PaprikaAlbum: Abyss (アビス) 【Official Site】Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女)Event: C95Original Themes: Solar Sect of Mystic Wisdom ~ Nuclear Fusion [霊知の太陽信仰 ~ Nuclear Fusion] Requested by: ze わかってるんだダメっていうの だまってたってわかっちゃうんだ きっと傍にいるだけで暖かいはず 勝手だけどいつまでもこのままで wakatteru nda dame tte iu no damatte tatte wakacchau nda kitto soba ni iru dake de atatakai hazu katte dakedo… Continue reading 邪な炎 || Wicked Flames

一粒の奇跡 || The Grain of a Miracle

一粒の奇跡 hitotsubu no kiseki The Grain of a Miracle Vocals: RankoLyrics: CompArranged by: PaprikaAlbum: Abyss (アビス) 【Official Site】Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女)Event: C95Original Themes: –Hellfire Mantle [業火マントル]–Lullaby of Deserted Hell [廃獄ララバイ] Requested by: Choosing Beggar どこまでも続いてそうな高い空を見上げて 地に降りた鳥は思う「飛ばなきゃダメかな…?」 どこまでも続いてそうな遥か地平見つめて 地を歩く猫は思う「終わりはあるのかな…?」 doko made mo tsudzuitesou na takai sora o miagete chi ni orita tori wa omou “tobanakya dame ka na…?” doko made… Continue reading 一粒の奇跡 || The Grain of a Miracle

歯車 || Gears

歯車 haguruma Gears Vocals: RankoLyrics: CompArranged by: CompAlbum: Compilation CD-BOOK Touhou Steampunk (東方スチームパンク) 【Official Site】Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女)Published by: MelonbooksEvent: C94Original 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… Continue reading 歯車 || Gears

美しい人 || A Beautiful Woman

美しい人 utsukushii hito A Beautiful Woman Vocals: Ranko Lyrics: Ranko Arranged by: Paprika Album: Youkai Back Alley (あやかし横丁) 【Official Site】 Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女) Event: C93 Original Theme: Green-Eyed Jealousy [緑眼のジェラシー] 【Visit Tiramisu Cowboy for everything BUTAOTOME!】 Requested by: Vespere In this song, every instance of ‘you’ (anata) uses the feminine form 貴女. That’s why the title is translated here as… Continue reading 美しい人 || A Beautiful Woman

幼立ち || Growing Up

幼立ち osanadachi Growing Up Vocals: Ranko Lyrics: Comp Arranged by: Comp Album: CHILD HOOD’S END 【Official Site】 Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女) Event: C92 Original Themes: –Romantic Escape Flight [ロマンチック逃飛行] –Cheat Against the Impossible Danmaku [不可能弾幕には反則を] 【Visit Tiramisu Cowboy for everything BUTAOTOME!】 Requested by: Nazohato The chorus explores the tension between 表 (omote – front) and 裏 (ura – back). It isn’t only… Continue reading 幼立ち || Growing Up

ひとかけら || A Fragment

ひとかけら hitokakera A Fragment Vocals: Ranko Lyrics: Ranko Arranged by: Paprika Album: Youkai Back Alley (あやかし横丁) 【Official Site】 Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女) Event: C93 Original Theme: The Lost Emotion [亡失のエモーション] 【Visit Tiramisu Cowboy for everything BUTAOTOME!】 What a great way to end the album. I really enjoy Paprika’s more ambient vocal arrangements, and they form such a good contrast to Comp’s… Continue reading ひとかけら || A Fragment

誰にも言えないブルース || Unspoken Blues

誰にも言えないブルース dare nimo ienai buruusu Unspoken Blues Vocals: Ranko Lyrics: Comp Arranged by: Comp Album: Youkai Back Alley (あやかし横丁) 【Official Site】 Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女) Event: C93 Original Theme: Tomboyish Girl in Love [おてんば恋娘] 【Visit Tiramisu Cowboy for everything BUTAOTOME!】 A literal translation of the title would be ‘Blues That I Can’t Tell Anyone About,’ but I chose ‘Unspoken Blues’ because… Continue reading 誰にも言えないブルース || Unspoken Blues

隠然 || Hidden

隠然 inzen Hidden Vocals: Ranko Lyrics: Comp Arranged by: Comp Album: Youkai Back Alley (あやかし横丁) 【Official Site】 Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女) Event: C93 Original Theme: The Concealed Four Seasons [秘匿されたフォーシーズンズ] 【Visit Tiramisu Cowboy for everything BUTAOTOME!】 For me, BUTAOTOME ended 2017 with a bang. I like this album because each track fits as part of a greater whole. Even the rearrangements… Continue reading 隠然 || Hidden

水色花火 || Aqua-Blue Fireworks

水色花火 mizu-iro hanabi Aqua-Blue Fireworks Vocals: Ranko Lyrics: Comp Arranged by: Comp Album: CHILD HOOD’S END 【Official Site】 Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女) Event: C92 Original Themes: –Great Fairy Wars ~ Fairy Wars [妖精大戦争 ~ Fairy Wars] –Year-Round Absorbed Curiosity [年中夢中の好奇心] 【Visit Tiramisu Cowboy for everything BUTAOTOME!】 Requested by: Nazohato I assumed based on the original themes that this would… Continue reading 水色花火 || Aqua-Blue Fireworks

暖かい嘘 || A Warm Lie

暖かい嘘 atatakai uso A Warm Lie Vocals: Ranko Lyrics: Ranko Arranged by: Paprika Album: Animal Path (獣道) 【Official Site】 Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女) Event: Reitaisai 10 [RTS10] Original Theme: Hellfire Mantle [業火マントル] 【Visit Tiramisu Cowboy for everything BUTAOTOME!】 Requested by: Vespere ‘God’ is presumably Kanako. Still, the lyrics are really tragic. Poor Utsuho… 囁く言葉 神様の声 満たされていく心 新しい意味と 生きてく力をくれた 暖かい嘘 sasayaku kotoba kamisama no koe… Continue reading 暖かい嘘 || A Warm Lie