C-CLAYS – 黒煙の流るる祭唄

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Oh look, a Kancolle post.
I actually planned to release this way sooner than today, but stuff happened and so here I am.
This song is really funky and I like the matsuri-feel it carries along.
It’s also an arrange of one of the greatest kancolle’s themes, so of course I would like it.
Lastly, it’s a C-CLAYS‘ production, and that can’t mean anything but good news.
Come to think about it, that’s not the first song I’ve translated from this album, isn’t it…?

C-CLAYS – 黒煙の流るる祭唄

砲撃の 祭囃子だ 遠慮無用だ

hougeki no matsuribayashi da enryo muyou da

This is the traditional orchestral festival of bombings, it’s useless to resist it!

ドンパチ 的中で雲煙 さあ行かん

donpachi tekichuu de kumo-kemuri saa ikan

Gunfires are generating a cloud of smoke, it’s time to go!

夏の大空 背に やらねばならぬ使命
敵が待つのならば 「全主砲 斉射!撃て!」

natsu no oozora se ni yaraneba naranu shimei
teki ga matsu no naraba “zen-shuhou seisha! ute!”

My order is to go before the great summer sky
If the enemies are waiting for us: “Open fire with every weapon!”

異名を持つ所以 譲ることはできぬ
敵がそこにいれば 是が誇り

imei o motsu yuen yuzuru koto wa dekinu
teki ga soko ni ireba kore ga hokori

Giving up on the name I’m carrying i something I can’t do
Because if the enemies are over there, that’ll be my pride

蹴散らしてやろうか 恐れるものなどない
敵は鬼か姫か 「全主砲 斉射!撃て!」

kechirashite yarou ka osoreru mono nado nai
teki wa oni ka hime ka “senshuhou seisha! ute!”

There’s no thing we could fear, so let’s just break through them
No matter if the enemy is a demon or a princess, “Open fire with every weapon!”

我が名をしらしめせ 是が誇り

wa ga na o shirashimese kore ga hokori

I’ll make my name known by anyone, that’s my pride!

連撃の 神輿を担げ 闇を焦がせ

rengeki no mikoshi o katsuge yami o kogase

I’ll carry this palanquin of countless wounds and make the darkness burn up!

ディンドンドン ざわめいて水飛沫 さあ行かん

dindondon zawameite mizu shibuki saa ikan

The splashes of water are stirring loudly, it’s time to go!

蒼い月影 背に 忘れられぬ戦い
挑み続けるのさ 「全主砲 斉射!撃て!」

aoi tsukikage se ni wasurerarenu tatakai
idomi tsudzukeru no sa “zen-shuhou seisha! ute!”

The azure moonlight carries each unforgettable fight,
We have to keep our battle on! “Open fire with every weapon!”

旗艦に命じられ 護るただそれだけ
貴方のためにだけ 是が誇り

kikan ni meijirare mamoru tada sore dake
anata no tame ni dake kore ga hokori

The only thing the flagship is ordering me is to protect you;
This pride of mine is just for your sake

蹴散らしてやろうか 恐れるものなどない
敵は鬼か姫か 「全主砲 斉射!撃て!」

kechirashite yarou ka osoreru mono nado nai
teki wa oni ka hime ka “zen-shuhou seisha! ute!”

There’s no thing I could fear, so I’ll just break through them
No matter if the enemy is a demon or a princess, “Open fire with every weapon!”

伝説を纏うさ 是が誇り

densetsu o matou sa kore ga hokori

I’ll wrap myself in a legend, that’s my pride

夜明けを待たずして 静かの奥深く
もういいか? 貴方のことだけを抱いて

yoake o matazu shite shizuka no okufukaku
mou ii ka? anata no koto dake o idaite

On the calm depths, without waiting for dawn to come…
Is it okay by now? I just want to hold you…

命尽きようとも やらねばならぬ使命
敵が待つ限りは 「全主砲 斉射!撃て!」

inochi tsukiyou to mo yaraneba naranu shimei
teki ga matsu kagiri wa “zen-shuhou seisha! ute!”

Even if my life will run out, there’s an order I have to follow
If the enemies are waiting for me: “Open fire with every weapon!”

旗艦に命じられ 護るただそれだけ
貴方のためにだけ 是が誇り

kikan ni meijirare mamoru tada sore dake
anata no tame ni dake kore ga hokori

The only thing the flagship is ordering me is to protect you;
This pride of mine is just for your sake

蹴散らしてやろうか 恐れるものなどない
敵は鬼か姫か 「全主砲 斉射!撃て!」

kechirashite yarou ka osoreru mono nado nai
teki wa oni ka hime ka “zen-shuhou seisha! ute!”

There’s no thing I could fear, so I’ll just break through them
No matter if the enemy is a demon or a princess, “Open fire with every weapon!”

最強を謳うのさ 是が誇り

saikyou o utau no sa kore ga hokori

That’s the strongest hymn I’ll chant, that’s my pride!

Notes:

– First stanza sounds reeeally weird. hougeki = bombing, matsuri = traditional japanese festival, hayashi = traditional japanese orchestra. So the translation may look really weird, but it’s actually true.
– Expect lots of kancolle/ships-related terms on this song.
– For example, “princess” or “demon” refer to two classes of enemies in the game, “hime” and “oni”. I think that’s the only part that needs an explaination.
– As you may notice, in order to make this song more clear on certain points, I’ve added some words that are omitted in the japanese sentences. Last stanza is the best example.

tugai

Title: 黒煙の流るる祭唄 (kokuen no nagaruru matsuri-uta) (The Festival Song for the Flowing Black Smoke)
Circle: C-CLAYS
Album: 番ヒノ翼 (tsugahi no tsubasa)
Vocals: 小峠 舞 (Mai Kotohge)
Lyrics: 天音 未優
Arrangement: あとぐる(舞音@Groove)
Release Event: C86
Source: 敵艦隊、見ゆ! (Enemy Fleet, Spotted!), Kantai Collection (艦これ), [Spring Event] Boss Theme

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About foregroundnoises

I'm a 23 y.o. italian guy, I have a degree in japanese language & culture and I'm currently advancing in my studies. I love music but I'm too self-destructive to attempt to produce it myself. Sometimes I gaze at my shoes and think it's a nice genre. Mainly translating japanese music lyrics (Touhou / doujin / indie / etc) and Gaki no Tsukai clips (worked with Team Gaki too). 宜しくお願いしマスタースパーク。
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