悠久の月に照らされて || Illuminated by the Eternal Moon

SJFT-0007悠久の月に照らされて
yuukyuu no tsuki ni terasarete
Illuminated by the Eternal Moon

Vocals: Yuzuki Risa (柚木梨沙)
Lyrics: Kamasetora (かませ虎)
Arranged by: silatory
Album: Illuminated by the Eternal Moon (悠久の月に照らされて) 【Official Site】
Circle: Shoujo Fractal (少女フラクタル)
Event: Autumn Reitaisai 2 [ARTS2]
Original Theme: Flight in the Bamboo Cutter ~ Lunatic Princess [竹取飛翔 ~ Lunatic Princess]

Requested by: Rachel Lee


なろうと決めた あの日泣いていた私を
見つけてくれた 君のような光に

narou to kimeta ano hi naite ita watashi wo
mitsukete kureta kimi no you na hikari ni

I decided that I would become a light, like you,
Who discovered me crying on that day.

夜道をはしゃいで歩く 幼いその二人
「終わりなんて来ないよ」と 笑っていた
芽生えた気持ちに 気づいた頃にはもう
君は 誰かの隣
気づかれぬよう
慕い続けた今を知り 後悔も無く
夜道を一人歩く 知らなかったよ
私以外にそんな人 眩しい程に
お似合いなのが救いだった

yomichi wo hashaide aruku osanai sono futari
“owari nante konai yo” to waratte ita
mebaeta kimochi ni kidzuita koro ni wa mou
kimi wa dareka no tonari
kidzukarenu you
shitai tsudzuketa ima wo shiri koukai mo naku
yomichi wo hitori aruku shiranakatta yo
watashi igai ni sonna hito mabushii hodo ni
o-niai nano ga sukui datta

The two of us were so childish as we frolicked down the path at night.
“There’s no way this will ever end.” We laughed.
By the time I became aware of my budding feelings,
You were next to someone else.
So you wouldn’t find out,
I continued to pine for you. I lived in the present, without regrets.
I walked alone down the path at night. I knew nothing!
That person, who wasn’t me, was so radiant.
The two of you looked so good together, which made me feel better.

やせ我慢してる今を 認められずにいる
以前の理解は燃えり わざと避けた
声をかけられたら 嬉しいのに何故か 苦しい
でも言えない 悠久の月
手を伸ばしても届かない ねぇ 君のその
輝きも同じなの? 知らなかったよ
美しい気持ちがこんな 切ない的な
穏やかじゃないものになると

yasegaman shiteru ima wo mitomerarezu ni iru
izen no rikai wa moeri waza to saketa
koe wo kakeraretara ureshii noni nazeka kurushii
demo ienai yuukyuu no tsuki
te wo nobashitemo todokanai nee kimi no sono
kagayaki mo onaji nano? shiranakatta yo
utsukushii kimochi ga konna setsunai-teki na
odayaka ja nai mono ni naru to

Now, I pretend to be courageous. You don’t even notice.
Our former understanding goes up in flames. I ignore you on purpose.
When you talk to me, I feel happy
Yet somewhat painful, too.
But I can’t say it. I’m beneath the eternal moon
And even if I reach out to it, I cannot grasp it.
Are you just like the moon’s radiance? I didn’t know.
To think that these beautiful feelings
Could become something so oppressive, so cold…

待ち続けよう 情けない気持ちを捨てて
久しぶりにさ 一緒に帰ろうって
悠久の月 照らされた君の笑顔は
あの夜道から 何も変わっていない
終わりなどない 私の想いも同じだ
隠した想い 優しく解いてゆく

machi tsudzukeyou nasakenai kimochi wo sutete
hisashiburi ni sa issho ni kaerou tte
yuukyuu no tsuki terasareta kimi no egao wa
ano yomichi kara nani mo kawatte inai
owari nado nai watashi no omoi mo onaji da
kakushita omoi yasashiku hodoite yuku

I’ll keep waiting. I’ll throw away these shameful feelings.
For the first time in a while, I said “let’s go home together!”
Your smile, illuminated by the eternal moon,
Hasn’t changed at all since that day, on that night path.
It’s endless, just like my feelings.
I begin to unfasten the feelings I kept hidden…

優しさに甘えすぎて || I Depended Too Much on Your Kindness

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yasashisa ni amae sugite
I Depended Too Much on Your Kindness

Vocals: senya
Lyrics: Kamasetora (かませ虎)
Arranged by: Nurari-hyon (ぬらりひょん)
Album: Singularity’s Monstrous Feeling (特異点の怪物的感情) 【Official Site】
Circle: Yuuhei Satellite (幽閉サテライト)
Event: Autumn Reitaisai 2 [ARTS2]
Original Theme: Romantic Children

Requested by: Sayako


後悔して 手遅れで
それを我慢してる今の僕
情けない そんな日々さ

koukai shite teokure de
sore wo gaman shiteru ima no boku
nasakenai sonna hibi sa

I feel regret. I was too late
And now, I put up with it.
My days are so miserable.

一人では何もできないことを知った
いつもそう 君はキッカケをくれていた

hitori de wa nani mo dekinai koto wo shitta
itsumo sou kimi wa kikkake wo kurete ita

I knew that I couldn’t do anything alone.
It was always the same—you gave me a chance.

意地を張ってばかりだったね
若すぎたんだ

iji wo hatte bakari datta ne
waka sugita nda

I was so obstinate, though.
I was too young.

譲れない 許せない
君相手だと、どうして
こんなに子供になるんだろう
後悔して 手遅れで
それを我慢してる今の僕
情けない そんな日々さ

yuzurenai yurusenai
kimi aite da to, doushite
konna ni kodomo ni naru ndarou
koukai shite teokure de
sore wo gaman shiteru ima no boku
nasakenai sonna hibi sa

I can’t surrender. I can’t tolerate it.
Why is it that, when I’m with you,
I become such a child?
I feel regret. I was too late
And now, I put up with it.
My days are so miserable.

優しさに甘えすぎてたんだね
君の情をただ 弄んだだけだったのさ

yasashisa ni amae sugiteta nda ne
kimi no jou wo tada moteasonda dake datta no sa

I depended too much on your kindness.
All I did was play with your feelings.

意地を張るだけ苦しめてた
自分の未来

iji wo haru dake kurushimeteta
jibun no mirai

I tormented my own future
By being stubborn.

譲れない 許せない
君相手だと、どうして
こんなに子供になるんだろう
後悔して 手遅れで
それを我慢してる今の僕
情けない そんな日々さ

yuzurenai yurusenai
kimi aite da to, doushite
konna ni kodomo ni naru ndarou
koukai shite teokure de
sore wo gaman shiteru ima no boku
nasakenai sonna hibi sa

I can’t surrender. I can’t tolerate it.
Why is it that, when I’m with you,
I become such a child?
I feel regret. I was too late
And now, I put up with it.
My days are so miserable.

進まなきゃ 譲らなきゃ
想いが錆びてしまう時なんてないと
信じたかったけど

susumanakya yuzuranakya
omoi ga sabite shimau toki nante nai to
shinjitakatta kedo

I must move on. I must yield to you.
I wanted to believe that the time for feelings to rust away
Would never come.

磨かなきゃ 描かなきゃ
置いてきた優しさをこの手に握り締め
君の元へ

migakanakya egakanakya
oite kita yasashisa wo kono te ni nigiri shime
kimi no moto e

I must improve myself. I must imagine it.
I will grip the kindness you left behind
And head to you.

惡即斬 || Cut Down Evildoers Instantly

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akusokuzan
Cut Down Evildoers Instantly

Vocals: Sebastiaaaaan (セバスチャーーーーン)
Lyrics: Sebastiaaaaan (セバスチャーーーーン)
Arranged by: Sebastiaaaaan (セバスチャーーーーン)
Album: Welcome to the fear 【Official Site】
Circle: Suspicion & Fear
Event: Autumn Reitaisai 2 [ARTS2]
Original Theme: The Sealed-Away Youkai ~ Lost Place [封じられた妖怪 ~ Lost Place]

Requested by: AXZIEL

The vocalist is screaming the whole time, yet I translated this song in such a serious manner. Well, the second half is based on the samurai code. More specifically, it’s the official code of the Shinsengumi, a sort of official police force that served the old Shogunate in Kyoto. This song takes place during the Bakumatsu period, a short span of time before the end of the Edo period.

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幕末京都 治安が悪化
闇夜にはびこる全ての罪を自身の正義で断罪

bakumatsu Kyouto chian ga akka
yamiya ni habikoru subete no tsumi wo jishin no seigi de danzai

Public order in Kyoto deteriorated during the Bakumatsu period.
I will judge the sins running rampant in the night with my own sense of justice.

幕末京都 治安が悪化
自身の正義を貫けなければ
士道不覚悟で切腹

bakumatsu Kyouto chian ga akka
jishin no seigi wo tsuranakereba
shidou fukakugo de seppuku

Public order in Kyoto deteriorated during the Bakumatsu period.
If I do not maintain my sense of justice,
I am unprepared to be a samurai, and I must commit seppuku.

Genocide Insight
It was written in blood
If only sorrow could build a staircase
No f***ing reasons why
I’m just so sick

士道二背キ間敷事
局ヲ脱スルヲ不許
勝手二金策致不可
勝手二訴訟取扱不可
私ノ闘争ヲ不許

shidou ni somuki majiku koto
kyoku wo dassuru wo yurusazu
katte ni kinsaku itasu bekarazu
katte ni soshou toriatsukau bekarazu
watakushi no tousou wo yurusazu

Going against the samurai code is forbidden.
Withdrawing from the force is not allowed.
You must not wilfully obtain money from others.
You must not wilfully mediate disputes.
Fighting for purely personal reasons is forbidden.

右条々相背候者切腹申付ベク候也

migi joujou aiso mukusourou mono seppuku moushi tsuku beku sourou nari

One who commits any of the above violations must commit seppuku.

Autumn Reitaisai 2 Roundup

I’m back with another one of these posts! In case you don’t know already, Autumn Reitaisai (or ARTS for short) is like the Reitaisai that’s held in May, only it’s held later in the year. In 2014 it was held at the end of November, but it was moved back over a month for 2015 – it’s now going to be held on the 18th of October. Unfortunately, there aren’t many albums being released this time (and there’s no Shinra-Bansho release like last year…).

Anyway, I’m going to list the few albums I’m looking forward to, along with links to the official sites and crossfades. Also, if you’re a Sally fan, you’ll be pleased to know that according to their official site, if they pass the ‘ballot’ and make it in to C89, they’re definitely going to release their new album.


I LOVE CHERRY1. BUTAOTOME’s “I LOVE CHERRY”

XFD || Official Site

DJ Comp and MC Paprika make their triumphant return, casting their… magic (I suppose?) on the tracks from Perfect Cherry Blossom. Basically, it’s a PCB rap album that somehow manages to put even the likes of TAMAONSEN to shame. Comp has an amazing command of language, and even if the songs sound like they’re jokes, you can tell that a lot of thought went into the lyrics. So far, I like the first track [‘Dance Dance Dance’] and the 4th track [‘one life’] the most. Overall, I think it’s more balanced than I LOVE RED, and Comp seems to take over more of the rapping. He sounds so cool >_> Either way, the crossfade has left me looking forward to this album and the next one… which will probably be I LOVE NIGHT, or something like that.

You can download track 8 here.


Touhou Irish 72. Floating Cloud’s “Touhou Irish 7: Phantasm Festa” [東方アイリッシュ7 Phantasm Festa]

XFD || Official Site

And Floating Cloud returns after last year’s wonderful Touhou Irish 6. This album drops the DDC focus the last one had in favour of a more eclectic collection of original tracks. I’d say my favourites so far are #6 ‘Intermission ~ Pilgrim’s Way’ (幕間~巡礼道程, ‘makuai ~ junrei michinori) simply because I need more arrangements of Gathering the Mysterious from All Around Japan, and #7 ‘Riddle-solving Step’ (謎解きステップ, ‘nazotoki suteppu’) because of its transition from a slow tempo to a fast tempo. I don’t think it’s quite as good as the last one, mainly because I’m fond of DDC’s OST, but it’s still seems like a really great album.


Piece of Clown3. AbsoЯute Zero ‘s “Piece of clown”

XFD || Official Site

Get it? ‘Piece of clown’ because her name’s… Clownpiece. >_>

Anyway, Rute’s following up the impressive ‘Absolute One’ with a shorter mini-album (which is a bit disappointing, but I guess there’s still hope for C89). The title track is the star here, mashing up Clownpiece’s theme with Faraway 380,000-Kilometer Voyage. It’s full of energy. There’s also a PV available on NicoNico, if you’re interested (Youtube mirror). The second track is a mashup of Last Remote and Koishi’s theme, and the third track is an original. How random. Anyway, it’s solid – hopefully C89’s release will be an album with the rest of the LoLK tracks!

Update: According to the PV description, C89’s album is actually going to be an original album, and the third track is a sample track from it.


Pianism4. SOUND HOLIC’s “TOHO PIANISM II”

XFD || Official Site

The sequel to TOHO PIANISM I, which was released in… 2009. And I though there was a big gap between Sound CYCLONE’s Touhou releases!

Anyway, the crossfade is very convincing. It’s basically a piano album, with some extras as well. So… it’s kind of like Godwood’s piano albums with Pizuya, in that respect. For me, the standout tracks are the Pure Furies arrangement, the Fantastic Tales from Tono arrangement, and the Unknown Flower, Mesmerising Journey arrangement. But the whole album seems pretty good!


Punk It5. IOSYS’ “PUNK IT!TOUHOU!3

XFD || Official Site

This is the 3rd album in the series? I didn’t even know there was a 1 and 2… Anyway, this album is exactly what it says on the tin – punk arrangements of past IOSYS hits. It seems like they already covered their most notable ones, but this album includes well-known tracks like ‘Make Us Your Brides!’ and ‘star river.’ Aki does a good job with ‘star river,’ but I don’t think anyone can beat asana. I must admit, the Hatate track is a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine (partially because Hatate’s such an overlooked character), so I guess the punk version makes it… a bit less of a guilty pleasure, I suppose?


6. A-GEARA-GEAR‘s “Rubbish Recycle” [我楽多再生 – ガラクタリサイクル, ‘garakuta risaukuru’]

XFD || Official Site

A Sealing Club piano (+ extras) album. I’ve never heard of this circle before, but this album looks pretty good. It has a very… jazzy feel, and we don’t see that enough with Sealing Club tracks. Tracks 1-6 appear to be recycled from a previous album: 我楽多灯籠 (‘Junk-O’-Lantern’). I’m very fond of the new Last Occultism arrangement, though the other tracks have a great easy-listening vibe to them – perfect for listening to whilst stressing over essay-writing >_>


By the way, Rolling Contact [Melonbooks link – click サンプル1, etc. for samples], KRASTERII, and IRON ATTACK [Melonbooks link] are releasing albums as well. I just didn’t make a write-up for them because I’m not really interested in them >_<

Anyway, that’s pretty much it for this event. There’s not much coming out, though there are a couple of good albums hidden away there.