ZERO SOUNDS – 薄夢想


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ZERO SOUNDS – 薄夢想

繰り返してく波間に どこかで響きあう声 なぜ
宵の白露遠くに 淡くゆさ食い掠めた

kurikaeshiteku namima ni doko ka de hibiki au koe naze
yoi no shiratsuyu tooku ni awaku yusagui kasumeta

Somewhere between the repeating breaking waves, voices are resounding together – but why?
The evening glistening dew faintly swept over the flag it covered

綺麗なドレス綺麗な靴に綺麗な私でいたいと願う
ありがちな夢は梅雨と捨てた いざ海原へと

kireina doresu kireina kutsu ni kireina watashi de itai to negau
arigachi na yume wa tsuyu to suteta iza unabara e to

And I pray to be there, beautiful, wearing a gorgeous dress and pretty shoes
But this dream I was used to have was thrown away by the rainy season into the ocean

キミと描きキミと歩みキミと仰いだ理想には
何もかもが及ばない 私を作り上げし花
キミと描きキミと歩みキミと寄り添う薄夢想
息をするようにほら 私をそっと包んで

kimi to egaki kimi to ayumi kimi to aoida risou ni wa
nanimo kamo ga oyobanai watashi o tsukuri ageshi hana
kimi to egaki kimi to ayumi kimi to yorisou hakumusou
iki o suru you ni hora watashi o sotto tsutsunde

What I’ve drawn with you, the steps I’ve took with you, the ideals we both looked up to
Nothing of that will ever reach us, they’re just a fabricated flower I made
What I’ve draw with you, the steps I’ve took with you, and this faint reverie of getting closer…
They’re gently wrapping me up, feeling like a breath

綺麗なドレス綺麗な靴に綺麗な私でいたいと願う
ちっぽけな夢を泡にしてキミのためにできることがあるの

kireina doresu kireina kutsu ni kireina watashi de itai to negau
chippoke na yume wo awa ni shite kimi no tame ni dekiru koto ga aru no

And I pray to be there, beautiful, wearing a gorgeous dress and pretty shoes…
I’ve turned such fleeble dream into foam – is there really something I could do for your sake?

キミと描きキミと歩みキミと仰いだ理想には
何もかもが及ばない 私を作り上げし花
キミを描きキミヘ歩みキミに寄り添う薄夢想
息をするようにほら 私をそっと包み
私にそっと触れて キミを想う漣へ

kimi to egaki kimi to ayumi kimi to aoida risou ni wa
nanimokamo ga oyobanai watashi o tsukuri ageshi hana
kimi o egaki kimi e ayumi kimi ni yorisou hakumusou
iki o suru you ni hora watashi o sotto tsutsumi
watashi ni sotto furete kimi o omou sazanami e

What I’ve drawn with you, the steps I’ve took with you, the ideals we both looked up to
Nothing of that will ever reach us, they’re just a fabricated flower I made
What I’ve draw with you, the steps I’ve took with you, and this faint reverie of getting closer…
They’re gently embracing me, feeling like a breath
And as I lay a finger over them, ripples of your memories spread

Notes:

– The lyrics aren’t took from a booklet / scans. I’ve found them online, so there’s a chance they’re not 100% correct. The vocals are clean and clear enough to help me believe the lyrics are right, though.
– “yusagui” on the first stanza was one of the greatest translation issues. I’ve found that “yusa” could be used to refer to large swaying things, so I thought it may implied a flag, giving we’re talking about warships. Thus, that’s how I’ve decided to translate it a long and not-so-satisfying weblio / dictionary research. “gui” is probably attached to “kasumu” after it, and while it usually stands for “to eat”, it could also mean “to be attached”. It made sense with my “flag” interpretation, so I don’t think that’s the main problem here.
– On the second to last stanza, right after “yume”, I don’t know if it’s whether “yo” or “wo” (/”o”). The meaning won’t change, but the “yo” would have made the sentence a bit more pompous sounding.

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Title: 薄夢想 (hakumusou) (faint reverie)
Circle: ZERO SOUNDS
Album: 艦娘海戦歌 (kanmusu kaisen uta) (Kanmusu’s war battle song)
Vocals: Souwer
Lyrics: Souwer
Arrangement: 飛鳥硝子
Release Event: C85
Source: 我、夜戦に突入す! (Kantai Collection, Night Battle Theme)

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

Empire Ensemble – Supersonic Cinderella

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You thought Kancolle disappeared from this wordpress, didn’t you?
Well, it didn’t. And I guarantee you there are going to be more kancolle posts now and then.
I’ve already translated songs from this album, and I think I’ll keep doing so because it was my very first kancolle album and I’m kinda attached to it.
Even though I think it’s impossible to place Touhou project and Kancolle on the same ground (in every term, expecially music), I still think that Kancolle deserves some space in this wordpress.
But let’s skip that and go straight to the song.
Of course this song revolves around Shimakaze, so you can guess the meaning of the lyrics.
Its style is very fast-paced and seems to be something you’ll most likely find inside a Dance Dance Revolution machine.
Eurobeat, wasn’t it?
Anyway. For the best experience out of this song, I suggest you to listen to it while looking at this animated gif.
There aren’t really lots of things to say about it, it’s a pretty nice song with a crazy fast rhythm that couldn’t have been better suited for Shimakaze.
Then it slows down… but who cares? It’s fine.
>Congratulations.

Empire Ensemble – Supersonic Cinderella

ほら 私の事 早く
捕まえて 捕まえてみてよ ねぇ

hora watashi no koto hayaku
tsukamaete tsukamaete mite yo nee

Hey, catch me, try to catch me
As fast as you can, come on!

あれ まだそんなとこで
寝ているの 遠すぎて わかんない

are mada sonna koto de
neteiru no toosugite wakannai

What? Are you still sleeping on that thing?
I can’t understand why, it’s so far!

もうしょうがないね もっと
近づいて 近づいてあげるから

mou shou ga nai ne motto
chikadzuite chikadzuite ageru kara

You’re hopeless, aren’t you?
Come on, I’ll get closer to you…

そう触れた瞬間
そのまま手を 離さないで

sou fureta shunkan
sono mama te o hanasanaide

Just as you touch me
Don’t take off your hand

群れ成し 海渡る 鳥のように
いつか世界を 駆け回りたい

murenashi umi wataru tori no you ni
itsuka sekai o kakemawaritai

I cross the quiet sea like a bird
One day, I want to run around the whole world

水面に浮かぶ 月を眺めて
ひとり眠る夜 さざ波の 籠の中
連れ出してね

minamo ni ukabu tsuki o nagamete
hitori nemuru yoru sazanami no kago no naka
tsuredashite ne

Gazing up the moon floating over the water’s surface
On those nights spent sleeping alone in a cage of ripples…
Please, let me out!

ほら 私の事 早く
捕まえて 捕まえてみてよ ねぇ

hora watashi no koto hayaku
tsukamaete tsukamaete mite yo nee

Hey, catch me, try to catch me
As fast as you can, come on!

もう待てないよ だって
朝焼けが 暗闇に 沈んじゃう

mou matenai yo datte
asayake ga kurayami ni shizunjau

I won’t wait any longer, you know
Because the morning glow is sinking into darkness…

胸の小さな傷を癒すこと
出来たら またいつか 会えるかな

mune no chiisana kizu o iyasu koto
dekitara mata itsuka aeru kana

Healing the little wound in my chest…
If I could do that, I wonder if I could meet you again?

私はただ 息が切れるまで
走り続けるよ
それだけが たったひとつ

watashi wa tada iki ga kireru made
hashiri tsudzukeru yo
sore dake ga tatta hitotsu

Until I run out of breath,
I just want to keep on running
That’s the only thing I’m wishing for

私だから

watashi dakara

Because that’s who I am

Notes:

– This song is based off Shimakaze, so speed and stuff. Correct me if I’m wrong, I remember her sleeping somewhere on the roof in the anime. Or was it Strike Witches? Anyway, that’s probably what the second stanza stands for.
– 道 is always a problem when it comes to translation. It could mean “way”/”Street” even in a philosophical way, so it’s easy translated as “Journey”. I prefered using this translation, but keep on mind that it could mean a lot of things.

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Title: Supersonic Cinderella
Circle: Empire Ensemble
Album: 陽はまた昇る (you wa mata noboru) (The Sun Rises Again)
Vocals: 3L
Lyrics: 柏木るざりん
Arrangement: 柏木るざりん
Release Event: C85
Source: Kantai Collection (艦これ) – Pre-battle Theme

[REQUEST] C-CLAYS – 風ニ舞シ恋桜歌

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【Requested by Dolce

And I can remember who gave me the lyrics for it, so thanks, guyIdontremember!
Kancolle. I do enjoy its art, some of its BGMs and the characters’ design, but that apart, it doesn’t make sense to me.
I don’t really like it that much, and whoever says that kancolle is the next touhou is clearly blind or whatever.
That apart, Kancolle arranges are pretty damn good.
There are a lot of arranges that I like and I wish to translate, so I’m not giving up translating Kancolle stuff.
I just wanted to point out that, music aside, I don’t like it that much as I like touhou.
I never accepted that all of those cute anime girls were actually ships, and while on Touhou there are things such as humanized musical instrument / umbrellas / stuff, it doesn’t look strange not even a bit to me, compared to how kancolle does.
Anyway, some words about this post.
I already translated 番ヒノ翼 from the same album, and just like this one, the lyrics aren’t easy at all.
Katakana everywhere, special readings and strange kanjis make everything a lot more difficult than it already is.
But then again, I DO like challenges.
Also, this is an arrange from that theme… can’t remember the name. The one featured in the spring event some years ago, maybe? I like that theme a lot!
PS: In this song… The bass is AMAZING. Just wait for the fourth stanza and bshqeyrbsznjdjs.
PPS: This may be my worst (aka most difficult / wtf) translation EVER.
Be sure to check the notes.

C-CLAYS – 風ニ舞シ恋桜歌

貴方への此の想い恋登り風に乗せ凛々しくも咲き乱れ恋桜

anata e no kono omoi koi nobori kaze ni nose rinrinshiku mo saki midare koizakura

I’ll let those feelings for you ride the wind carrying love, a loving sakura blooming in profusion even when is cold…

暁闇夢現は銀の
時を越えて見るは姥桜
貴方の声巡り合いし陽炎の
吹き注ぐは刹那花の雨

akatsuki yami yume utsutsu wa shirogane no
toki o koete miru wa ubazakura
anata no koe meguriai shi kagerou no
fuki sosogu wa setsuna hana no ame

What dawn, darkness, dreams and reality see
Going beyond the silver time, is a faded beauty;
What the shadow of the chance of meeting you is sprinkling
Is the rain of an ephemeral sad flower.

紺碧ノ水天緋色ニ恋イ初メテ

konpeki no suiten hiiro ni koii somete

The deep blue sky and sea are painted in the crimson colour of love

迸る此の生命恋焦がれ神楽歌
音に聞こゆ旋律-メロディ-恋模様
花と散る此のこゝろ儚き運命のいろは唄
馨しき風媒花咲き誇れ

hotobashiru kono inochi koi kogare kagura uta
oto ni kikoyu merodi koimoyou
hana to chiru kono kokoro hakanaki sadame no iro wa uta
kaguwashiki fuubaika saki hokore

A Kagura song burns my overflowing life with love
Like a pattern from a love melody I used to hear;
What’s left in this transient fate of my heart falling like a flower is just this song,
Bloom fully, oh fragrant spring wind!

散り行く火は愛の烈火照らされて
貴方の為競う澪標
夢想の羽根願わくば碧空に
白小雲を進む導きを

chiri yuku hi wa ai no rekka terasarete
anata no tame kisou miotsukushi
musou no hane negawakuba hekikuu ni
shirasagumo o susumu michibiki o

The scattering lamps are lightened up by the raging fire of love
And the Miotsukushi are fighting for your sake;
I pray to the azure sky for those wings I dreamed of,
As I follow the path that white clouds are showing me

銀朱ノ空際爛然咲キ初メテ

ginshu no kuusai ranzen saki somete

The vermilion horizon is radiating all over

胸爆ぜる此の宿命鋼鉄の道標
心が踊る拍子-リズム-愛模様
吹き荒れる晃天に
鉄激烈蝉時雨
金色の切な風巻き起こせ

mune hazeru kono sadame koutetsu no michishirube
kokoro ga odoru rizumu aimoyou
fuki areru kouten ni
kurogane gekiretsu semishigure
konjiki no setsuna kaze maki okose

This destiny, a guidepost of steel, is bursting up my chest;
My heart is dancing to a rhythm of a love song
That blows strongly from the heavens;
The iron, the violence, The cry of crickets…
A sad, golden wind is rising…

小サナ勇気八重咲ク恋イ初メテ

chiisana yuuki yaezaku koii somete

A bit of courage painted a double blossom with love…

貴方への此の想い恋登り風に乗せ凛々しくも咲き乱れ恋桜
花と散る此のこゝろ嗚呼…儚き乙女のいろは唄
馨しき風媒花咲き誇れ咲き乱れ あゝ…恋桜歌

anata e no kono omoi koi nobori kaze ni nose rinrinshiku mo saki midare koizakura
hana to chiru kono kokoro aa… hakanaki otome no iro wa uta
kaguwashiki fuubaika saki hokore saki midare aa… koizakura uta

I’ll let those feelings for you ride the wind carrying love, a loving sakura blooming in profusion even when is cold…
This heart, falling like a flower, aah… the colour of a transient maiden is a song;
Bloom fully, grow splendid, oh fragrant spring wind, oh song of a loving sakura!

Notes:

– 恋登り (koinobori) is a strange word. It implies the word “koi” (love) and “nobori” (to ride, to go up, to rise), but on the other hand, it sounds exactly like 鯉幟 (koinobori), the name of those carp-shaped wind chimes which are made float during the kodomo-no-hi (children’s day). I kept the other meaning, but it may have some implications with this tradition. I guess.
– 恋桜 (koizakura) this word appears both in the title and often in the song. I don’t really know how should I translate it, being “koi” “love” and “zakura” a compound form of “sakura”, the japanese cherry tree. I decided to make it into “loving sakura” or “lovely sakura”. “loving” was a bit more fitting, so I left this one in the translation.
– “silver time” in the translation is a literal translation of 銀の時. I can’t think of anything else. It could may be refering to the war, which makes a lot of sense giving the context.
– 刹那 (setsuna) means “moment”, but also “sadness”. Here, it’s written with the kanjis for “moment”, but I think it fits better to add both, being the stanza about chance of meeting and hope (which are both sad imho).
– Katakana appears randomly in some sentences. On the booklet, the furigana was entirely in katakana. The reason for this is unknown.
– 神楽歌 (kagura uta) the Kagura is a shinto / traditional type of song in japanese culture. I left it untouched.
– 生命 (inochi) in the third stanza is read as “inochi”, which is the normal reading ONLY for 命, the second kanji, while it should be read “seimei”. The meaning of “life”, however, stays the same.
– 旋律 (senritsu) in the third stanza, same thing. Should be read “senritsu” but is read as “merodi” (katakana version of the word “melody”). Both words mean the same thing, once again.
– こゝろ (kokoro) in the third stanza, is written using ゝ, an old fashioned symbol which is read as the previous kana. Nowadays, japanese people don’t use it.
– 澪標 (miotsukushi) I can’t explain in english what are those. Just… look here on Google images. Too many goodamn naval-themed words I can’t translate / comprehend. I’m sorry.
– 運命 (unmei) third stanza too. Somebody, please, tell me why this fucking compound is ALWAYS read as “sadame” (not the original reading) but NEVER as “unmei” (original reading). I can’t understand this. Help me. In this song is read as “sadame” too, and I swear it appears as “sadame” in at least other 5 posts I already made. Just why..?
– 宿命 (shukumei) fifth stanza (or sixth?), ditto. Should be read “shukumei”, but japanese guys likes that fucking “sadame” word more than they love fucking sushi. I’m sorry that was racist. I love you, japanese people.

tugai

Title: 風ニ舞シ恋桜歌 (kaze ni mai shi koizakura uta) (A lovely sakura song dancing in the wind)
Circle: C-CLAYS
Album: 番ヒノ翼 -ツガヒノツバサ- (tsugai no tsubasa)
Vocals: KABURA
Lyrics: KABURA
Arrangement: KABURA
Release Event: C86
Source: 「索敵機、発艦始め!」(Kantai Collection)

[REQUEST] Ayaka – たしかなこと ~【艦これ】時雨ノナミダ

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【Requested by Dolce

I know I’m inactive and can’t do shit about it, but I really hate myself for having this translation delayed. It’s absolutely beautiful.
So, basically this is a song that’s completely unrelated to Kancolle, Touhou, Anime or stuff like that.
The one who requested me this song linked me a video where it was featured in a Kancolle PV, so I’ll leave a link to that Kancolle PV (which is pretty good btw), but keep in mind that this song is completely unrelated to it (thus the original pic)
It seems that when a song comes to themes such as distance, recollection of precious memories, nostalgia and such, japanese lyricists are unmatched.
This song was really like a bullet which mercilessly striked the forehead of my feelings.
The metaphor is lame as hell, but that’s really a strong-impact emotional song, and probably one of the best request I’ve ever got.
I wish songs like this one will keep being produced.
Enough of this. You got the picture.
(Watch the Kancolle MV here: 【艦これ】時雨ノナミダ)

絢香 (Ayaka) – たしかなこと

雨上がりの空を見ていた 通り過ぎてゆく人の中で
哀しみは絶えないから 小さな幸せに 気づかないんだろ

ameagari no sora o miteita toorisugite yuku hito no naka de
kanashimi wa taenai kara chiisana shiawase ni kidzukanaindaro

I was looking at the sky right after the rain, between the people coming and going;
And because the sadness won’t cease to exist, I’m sure I won’t notice a little happiness

時を越えて君を愛せるか ほんとうに君を守れるか
空を見て考えてた 君のために 今何ができるか

toki o koete kimi o aiseru ka hontou ni kimi o mamoreru ka
sora o mite kangaeteta kimi no tame ni ima nani ga dekiru ka

As the time passes by, will I be able to love you? Can I really protect you?
What can I do for your sake right now? That’s what I though, looking up the sky.

忘れないで どんな時も きっとそばにいるから
そのために僕らは この場所で
同じ風に吹かれて 同じ時を生きてるんだ

wasurenai de donna toki mo kitto soba ni iru kara
sono tame ni bokura wa kono basho de
onaji kaze ni fukarete onaji toki o ikiterunda

Don’t forget about me, because anytime I’ll be by our side;
And for that sole purpose, we’re in this place,
Feeling the same breeze, living in the same era…

自分のこと大切にして 誰かのこと そっと想うみたいに
切ないとき ひとりでいないで 遠く遠く離れていかないで

jibun no koto taisetsu ni shite dareka no koto sotto omou mitai ni
setsunai toki hitori de inaide tooku tooku hanarete ikanaide

Take care of yourself as if you were thinking about caring for someone else,
And when you’re in pain, don’t be alone, you don’t have to be far away from others…

疑うより信じていたい たとえ心の傷は消えなくても
なくしたもの探しにいこう いつか いつの日か見つかるはず

utagau yori shinjiteitai tatoe kokoro no kizu wa kienakute mo
nakushita mono sagashi ni ikou itsuka itsu no hi ka mitsukaru hazu

I want to believe in you rather than getting suspicious; And even if the wound in my heart won’t heal,
I’ll search for what I’ve lost: Sooner or later, one day I should be able to find it.

いちばん大切なことは 特別なことではなく
ありふれた日々の中で 君を
今の気持ちのまゝで 見つめていること

ichiban taisetsuna koto wa tokubetsu na koto de wa naku
arifureta hibi no naka de kimi o
ima no kimochi no mama de mitsumeteiru koto

The most important thing it’s not something special;
It’s looking at the you of those normal days
With the feelings I’m holding right now.

君にまだ 言葉にして 伝えてないことがあるんだ
それは ずっと出合った日から 君を愛しているということ

kimi ni mada kotoba ni shite tsutaetenai koto ga arunda
sore wa zutto deatta hi kara kimi o aishiteiru to iu koto

There still is a thing that I can’t say to you with simple words:
That’s the fact that I’ve loved you since the day I’ve met you.

君は空を見てるか 風の音を聞いてるか
もう二度とこゝへは戻れない
でもそれを哀しいと 決して思わないで

kimi wa sora o miteru ka kaze no oto o kiiteru ka
mou nido to koko e wa modorenai
demo sore o kanashii to kesshite omowanaide

Are you looking up the sky? Are you listening to the sound of the wind?
I know you won’t come back here again,
But that’s so painful I don’t want to think about it.

いちばん大切なことは 特別なことではなく
ありふれた日々の中で 君を
今の気持ちのまゝで 見つめていること

ichiban taisetsuna koto wa tokubetsu na koto de wa naku
arifureta hibi no naka de kimi o
ima no kimochi no mama de mitsumeteiru koto

The most important thing it’s not something special;
It’s looking at the you of those normal days
With the feelings I’m holding right now.

忘れないで どんな時も きっとそばにいるから
そのために僕らは この場所で
同じ風に吹かれて 同じ時を生きてるんだ

wasurenaide donna toki mo kitto soba ni iru kara
sono tame ni bokura wa kono basho de
onaji kaze ni fukarete onaji toki o ikiterunda

Don’t forget about me, because anytime I’ll be by our side;
And for that sole purpose, we’re in this place,
Feeling the same breeze, living in the same era…

どんな時も きっとそばにいるから

donna toki mo kitto soba ni iru kara

Because no matter when, I’ll always be by your side…

ayaka

Title: たしかなこと (tashikana koto) (What is certain)
Circle: —
Album: 遊音倶楽部 ~1st grade~
Vocals: Ayaka
Lyrics: 小田和正 (Oda Kazumasa)
Arrangement: 小田和正 (Oda Kazumasa)
Release Date: 09/04/2013
Source: Original

[REQUEST] 金剛・比叡・榛名・霧島 【東山奈央】- 提督との絆

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【Requested by Daniel Blueflyer‏

Back to Kancolle with a song published by Kadokawa Games, “提督との絆“.
While with Touhou there’s no way I can say uncorrect things, this could happen when I’m talking about Kancolle because I don’t know eveyrthing about it.
So, feel free to insult correct me!
Anyway, this seems to be an arrange from the theme of marriage in Kancolle.
Yup, in the game you can actually marry your favourite ship.
How should we call this? Mechaphilia? I don’t know. What I know is that this song is so sweet it melted my insides and gave me diabetes three times.
And that’s not a bad thing, I like these kind of lyrics and this one is very good. What I like about Kancolle arranges is that they’re always very emotional (in terms of lyrics) compared to your average Touhou arrange.
Must probably be because Kancolle is overall sadder when compared to Touhou, that explains why its arranges are almost tearjerking.
And, I repeat, it’s not like that’s a bad thing. I liked this song a lot.
But that’s not all. The vocals are by Nao Touyama, which is the voice actress for every Kongou class ship in the game. So, as stated in the title, the characters performing this song are Kongou (金剛), Haruna (榛名), Hiei (比叡) and Kirishima (霧島).
There’s nothing much I can add to this, I’ll just leave the notes and the lyrics. Enjoy!
(PS: I choose a picture of Haruna merely because it was the best I could find)
(…And yup, that’s a traditional japanese wedding dress)

Nao Touyama – 提督との絆

海の底に眠る
深い哀しみと時の記憶から
目覚めた朝の光の中
提督の夢を見る

umi no soko ni nemuru
fukai kanashimi to toki no kioku kara
mezameta asa no hikari no naka
anata no yume o miru

From the profound sadness and our memories
Sleeping at the bottom of the sea,
Inside the light of a morning that wakes me up
I dream about you, Admiral.

凪いだ明日の海に
漕ぎ出す私の背中見つめている
提督がくれた未来の航路
大事に確かめる

naida asu no umi ni
kogidasu watashi no senaka mitsumeteiru
anata ga kureta mirai no chizu
daiji ni tashikameru

In the calm sea of tomorrow,
I’ll check with care the precious
Map of our future that you, Admiral gave to me,
As you watch my back.

鉄の沈む海峡も
闇を切り裂く戦いも
独りになったさみしささえ
越えてゆけるから

tetsu no shizumu kaikyou mo
yami mo kirisaku tatakai mo
hitori ni natta samishisa sae
koeteyukeru kara

I’ll overcome everything…
Even the iron sinking in the strait,
Even the darkness, even the violent battles,
Even the sadness of having become alone…

青い時の風と
提督の優しい微笑み
いつでも心に抱いて
希望へ駆けていくの

aoi toki no kaze to
anata no yasashii hohoemi
itsudemo kokoro ni daite
ashita e kaketeiku no

I’ll always keep in my heart
The wind of the blue times
And the gentle smile of yours, Admiral,
And dash towards tomorrow!

提督の眼差しに
私はこの時代で応える
硝煙もこの痛みさえ
そう
提督との絆

anata no manazashi ni
watashi wa kono toki de kotaeru
shouen mo kono itami sae
sou
anata to no kizuna

Looking your eyes, my Admiral,
I live up to this time;
Even the gunpowder smoke and this pain…
That’s right,
That’s the bond between us.

空の果ての彼方
遠い海の漣聞こえている
提督がくれた私の日々
大事に思い出す

sora no hate no kanata
tooi umi no sazanami kikoeteiru
anata ga kureta watashi no hibi
daiji ni omoidasu

Beyond the end of the sky
I can hear the rippling sound of the distant sea
As I preciously remember
The days you gave to me, Admiral…

闇に沈む冷たさも
取り残される切なさも
終わりを看取る哀しみさえ
紡いでゆけるから

yami ni shizumu tsumetasa mo
torinokosareru setsunasa mo
owari o mitoru kanashimi sae
tsumuide yukeru kara

I’ll embrace everything…
Even the coldness of sinking into the darkness,
Even the pain of being left behind,
Even the sadness of realizing the end…

紅い時の炎
提督となら恐くはない
想いを心に響かせて
未来へ駆けていくの

akai toki no honoo
anata to nara kowaku wa nai
omoi o kokoro ni hibikasete
ashita e kaketeiku no

If you’re here with me, Admiral,
I do not fear the flame of the red times;
I’ll let my memories resound in my heart
And dash towards the future!

私が護り抜くよ
提督を独りにはしない
硝煙もこの痛みさえ
私のドレス

watashi ga mamori nuku yo
anata o hitori ni wa shinai
shouen mo kono itami sae
watashi no doresu

I’ll protect you to the end,
I won’t leave you alone, my Admiral;
Even the gunpowder smoke and this pain…
They’re my dress.

青い時の風と
提督の優しい微笑み
いつでも心に抱いて
希望へ駆けていくの

aoi toki no kaze to
anata no yasashii hohoemi
itsudemo kokoro ni daite
ashita e kakete yuku no

I’ll always keep in my heart
The wind of the blue times
And the gentle smile of yours, Admiral,
And dash towards tomorrow!

提督の眼差しに
きっとこの時代で応える
信じてる
ねえ いつまでも

anata no manazashi ni
kitto kono toki de kotaeru
shinjiteru
nee itsumademo

Looking your eyes, my Admiral,
I’ll surely live up to this time;
I believe in it,
Right? Keep holding my hand…

手を握っていて

te o nigitteite

…forever.

Notes:

– That’s one of the few song I translated without leaving the sentence order the same way as the japanese lyrics are for most of the stanzas. This was in order to have the lyrics be more “normal sounding”.
– In the lyrics, everytime the word 提督 (teitoku), meaning “admiral”, appears, it’s ALWAYS read as “anata”, which could both mean “you” and “my dear”. Even the title of this song has a “Teitoku” that’s actually read as “Anata”. I translated it as “You, Admiral”, so it has every meaning it should have.
– 航路 is read as “chizu” in this song, meaning “map”, while it’s normally read as “kouro”, meaning “route” (as the route a warship is ordered to follow).
– 希望 is read as “ashita”, meaning “tomorrow”, while it’s normally read as “kibou”, meaning “hope”. I combined the two meanings.
– 時代 is read as “toki”, meaning “time”, while it’s normally read as “jidai”, meaning “era”. Omg I just made three identical notes in a row.
– Just like note #2, on another stanza the word 未来 which is read as “mirai” meaning “future”, is read as “ashita”, meaning “tomorrow”. Japanese is fun.
– When the song says “aoi toki” and “akai toki” (blue times – red times) I think it’s probably refering to “good memories” and “violent memories”. In other words, the days of calmness (blue) and the days of battles and blood (red). We’re talking about warship, after all.
– When it says “dress”, it’s probably also refering to the marriage stuff. That’s an arrange from that theme, after all.
– Last two stanzas come one after one other in meanings, so the translation for “forever” is actually in the second-to-last stanza instead of the last. As I stated on a previous note, I had to change the order of some words, but I assure you I didn’t left behind anything.

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Title: 提督との絆 (teitoku/anata to no kizuna) (our bond with you / the admiral)
Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten
Album: 艦娘想歌【弐】 KanColle Vocal Collection vol.2
Vocals: 金剛・比叡・榛名・霧島 (CV:東山奈央)[Kongou, Hiei, Haruna, Kirishima (CV: Touyama Nao)
Lyrics: minatoku
Arrangement: Kaori Ohkoshi
Release Date: 08/03/2014
Source: Kantai Collection 艦これ

[REQUEST] Zero Sound – Lost

sunk

【Requested by Andersen Lim

Looks like I’m getting tons of Kancolle requests. And that’s nice too, even though I’m mainly a terminal touhoulic.
Today’s song is Lost, from the same album of Blue Rise!, a previous kancolle-request post.
This is actually an arrange from one of my favourite Kancolle’s themes, and I really like it.
I should thank Violet and her friedworld for having it already romanized, or else it could have take me lots of time (I never stopped fighting against katakana)!

Zero Sound – Lost

何の為、誰の為に生まれて
生きてゆくのかなんて
誰が教えてくれるの?
誰か教えて…

nan no tame, dare no tame ni umarete
ikite yuku no ka nante
dare ga oshiete kureru no?
dareka oshiete…

For what reason, for whose sake was I born?
And the reason of my existence…
Who could tell me what is it?
Someone, tell me…

夜の帳が下り 静寂が包んで
漂い堕ちてゆく 海の底へ

yoru no tobari ga ori seijaku ga tsutsunde
tadayoi ochite yuku umi no soko e

The night’s curtain lowers, wrapping in silence
The bottom of the sea where I float as I fall…

大破れてく艦艇は やがて軋み崩れ
忘れ去られてゆく末路なのね

kowareteku karada wa yagate kishimi kuzure
wasuresararete yuku matsuro na no ne

My breaking body is soon going to collapse in creaks;
Looks like my destiny is going to be being left behind…

二度と還る事も逢う事も出来ないの

nido to kaeru koto mo au koto mo dekinai no

…Without being able to come back home or meet you again one more time…

沈む意識の中 最後まで残ってた
あの感情の名は 何と謂ふのかしら?
誰か教えて…
生まれた意味 生きてゆく哀しみ
分かち合える慶び 全て手放し
私は消えてくのね

shizumu ishiki no naka saigo made nokotteta
ano kanjou no na wa nan to iu no kashira?
dareka oshiete…
umareta imi ikite yuku kanashimi
wakachiaeru yorokobi subete tebanashi
watashi wa kieteku no ne

I wonder what was the name of that feeling that was left
Until the very end inside my sinking consciousness?
Someone, tell me…
The meaning of my birth, the suffering of leading a life,
The happiness we shared… everything slips away from my grasp;
I’m disappearing, am I?

轟沈れてく艦艇は もはや崩れ朽ちて
世界も見放して消失するの

kowareteku karada wa mohaya kuzure ochite
sekai mo mihanashite rosuto suru no

My broken body is already sinking down
I’m disappearing, abandoning the world…

遠く聴こえるのは壊かしい波の音

tooku kikoeru no wa natsukashii nami no oto

What I can hear from far away is the nostalgic sound of waves…

歪む意識の中 最後まで残ってた
あの感情の名は何と謂ふのかシら?
誰カ教えて…
朽ちてゆく大儀 信じる正義別ツ魂の価値
天秤にかけた罪ハ誰ガ追うノ

yugamu ishiki no naka saigo made nokotteta
ano kanjou no na wa nanto iu no kashira?
dareka oshiete…
kuchite yuku taigi shinjiru seigi wakatsu tamashii no omosa
tenbin ni kaketa tsumi wa dare ga ou no

I wonder what was the name of that feeling that was left
Until the very end inside my straining consciousness?
Someone, tell me…
All the hard work rotting away, the weight of my soul parted from rightousness…
Who should go after the weight of a sin one has to commit?

薄レユク意識ノ中デ
コノ世界ニ強クツナギトメテ縛リツケル
未練ガミエタ気ガシタ

usure yuku ishiki no naka de
kono sekai ni tsuyoku tsunagitomete shibaritsukeru
kusari ga mieta ki ga shita

In the midst of my fading consciousness
I’m strongly tying myself up to this world:
I felt like I saw the chains of my regrets…

嗚呼、生マレタ意味 イキテユク哀シミ
分カチ合エル慶ビ 全テ手放シ
ワタシハ消エテユクノネ

aa, umareta imi ikite yuku kanashimi
wakachiaeru yorokobi subete tebanashi
watashi wa kiete yuku no ne

Aah, the reason of my birth, the grief of living,
The happiness we shared, everything slips away from my grasp;
I’m disappearing, am I?

ワタシハ ナンノタメニ ウマレタノ
ナニガ タダシカッタノ
ダレノ タメニ クチテユクノ
ネエ オシエテ

watashi wa nan no tame ni umareta no
nani ga tadashikatta no
dare no tame ni kuchite yuku no
nee oshiete

Just for what sake was I born?
What was truthful in my life?
For whose sake am I rusting away?
Please… Tell me…

Notes:

– 大破れてく (kowareteku) is wrote in a different way, where the kanji of big (大) is used. It implies that the ship took a massive damage.
– 艦艇 (kantei) which means “war ship” is read as “karada”, meaning “body”, in the same sentence of the previous note. This is also repeated onwards.
– 謂ふ (iu) is the exactly same thing as the modern 言う, the main difference is that it uses a different kanji and archaic kana (fu), which was read as “u” back on the classic japanese days. Kancolle arranges = classical japanese / difficult language, for some reason.
– 轟沈 (gouchin) same thing as before. It says “kowareteku”, but it’s written as “gouchin”, meaning “instantly sunk”. I originally wanted to add a picture of Taihou because of this, but couldn’t find one I liked, so… you know, I really like Hibiki.
– I also used a lot of “rotting away” instead of “rusting away”. The way they’re wrote should be more “rot” than “rust”, but keep in mind that you could read any “rot” as “rust”. It’s a metaphor! (<-*trying to justify his mistakes*)
– 消失する (rosutosuru) is actually read as "shoushitsusuru", meaning "to disappear". Maybe the rosuto is the world "lost" in english..? However, I choose to keep its original kanjis meaning.
– 価値 is read as "omosa" (weight) instead of "kachi" (value). I kept "weight". Also, I'd like to explain this sentence. In the point of sinking (aka dying), the ship is thinking about her status as a warship, thus "parting away from what's right/justice", being a machine born for the sole sake of killing.
– 未練 (miren) which means "regret" is read as 鎖 (kusari), meaning "chains". I combined their meanings in my translation.
– The song's lyrics slowly fades into katakana because they symbolize how the sunken ship is becoming an abyssal, the enemy specie which speaks in katakana in Kancolle.

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Title: Lost
Circle: ZERO SOUNDS
Album: 艦娘海戦歌 (kanmusu kaisen uta) (Kanmusu’s war battle song)
Vocals: みぃ(GET IN THE RING)
Lyrics: uco(ヒメゴト。)
Arrangement: Kenji(Ash)
Release Event: C85
Source: 「全艦娘突撃!」 (Kantai Collection)

[REQUEST] C-CLAYS – 番ヒノ翼

tubasa

【Requested by Dolce

Another Kantai Collection song, this time by C-Clays, a circle that I get to know thanks to Touhou arranges.
I like the japanese-style and the overall rhythm of this song, it’s really nice.
But on the other hand, this song was hard as hell. Even trying to understand single words made me do several researches!
Well, it’s not like I hate getting to know more about japanese!
But I must say, if there weren’t lyrics for this song, I couldn’t have figure out a single word out of it.
Not only that. This song is overly complex. It took me hours to figure out some sentences meaning! That’s because it has a lot of military-only words and other words that are not so easy to find on a common japanese text.
It’s probably the hardest song I’ve translated, and the first one in which I’m not completely sure how it turned out to be…
But again, it’s due complex words and archaic idioms unused nowadays.
As I also state on the notes, this song seems to be talking about two characters from Kancolle: Kaga & Akagi. Read the notes for more info about the song / lyrics!
NOTES:

C-CLAYS – 番ヒノ翼

あゝ 非情の謀よ
日の丸国旗が血色
あゝ 烏合の衆 さめざめ
戦乱の檻に囚われの身

aa hijou no hakarigoto yo
hi no maru kokki ga kesshoku
aa ugou no shuu samezame
senran no ori ni toraware no mi

Aah, such a ruthless strategy;
Our complexion is our national round Sun flag;
Aah, such a sorrowful disorder;
My body is imprisoned in a cage of war…

乱気流に渦巻いた 浮世絵は
悲劇に向かい行進 救われぬ

rankiryuu ni uzumaita ukiyoe wa
higeki ni mukai koushin sukuwarenu

An ukiyo-e whirpooling in turbolences
Can’t be saved from its tragedy by marching the opposite side…

藍い炎は 番ヒノ翼
貴方とは連れ添って
相合傘で 手を繋ぎましょう
生き延びてみせましょう

aoi honoo wa tsugai no tsubasa
anata to wa tsureotte
aiaigasa de te o tsunagimashou
ikinobite misemashou

This blue flame is my pair of wings;
Taking you along with me
Let’s hold our hands under tha same umbrella
And show the world we’ll survive!

嘆き哀しみ 空へ謳えば
喝采が鳴り響く
同じ時代を 生き抜いた「赤城」
貴方がいるならば

nageki kanashimi sora e utaeba
kassai ga narihibiku
onaji jidai o ikinuita hito
anata ga iru naraba

If you sing your grief towards the sky,
An ovation will resound;
If you’re here with me
I’ll be in an era where that person survives…

あゝ 輝き増す一航戦
なおさら鎧袖一触
あゝ 雨降り空は 散々
負けは終焉の杯

aa kagayaki masu ikkosen
naosara gaishuuisshoku
aa amefuri sora wa sanzan
make wa shuuen no sakazuki

Aah, the first mobile fleet shines more and more,
Still more single blow sinkings;
Aah, the rainy sky is so harsh,
The defeat will be a toast for our demise…

不確定要素 甲 烙印を
押さないでまだきっと飛べるから

fukantei youso kou rakuin o
osanaide mada kitto toberu kara

Do not apply the “uncertain” mark on our “1st class”
Because we’ll surely fly again…

赤き群青 番ヒノ翼
貴方とは 寄り添って
大事な鼻緒 千切れぬように
希望を飛ばしたいの

akaki gunjou tsugai no tsubasa
anata to wa yorisotte
daijina hanao chigirenu you ni
kibou o tobashitai no

A reddish ultramarine blue is my pair of wings,
Being close with you,
I want to set free my hope
As that precious sandal strap won’t be cut to pieces…

悼み苦しみ 海へ謳えば
皆が泣いていたわ
同じ時代を 生き抜いた「赤城」
貴方だけはどうか

itami kurushimi umi e utaeba
minna ga naiteita wa
onaji jidai o ikinuita hito
anata dake wa douka

If you’d sing your suffering and hurt to the sea,
Everyone will be crying;
In the same era where that person survives…
Please, at least you…

乱気流に渦巻いた 浮世絵は
右倣えの突進で 砂塵へと

rankiryuu ni uzumaita ukiyoe
miginarae no tosshin de sajin e to

An ukiyo-e whirpooling in turbolences
Rushes towards a cloud of sand, while facing west.

聞こえるかしら 私の声が
暁よ永遠に
そこに貴方が 居続けるなら
生き延びてみせましょう

kikoeru kashira watashi no koe ga
akatsuki yo eien ni
soko ni anata ga itsudzukeru nara
ikinobite misemashou

I wonder if you could hear my voice
Eternally inside this dawn?
If you keep being in it,
We’ll show the world we’ll survive!

嘆き哀しみ 空へ謳えば
喝采が鳴り響く
未来の為に 貴方の為に
決して振り向かないの

nageki kanashimi sora e utaeba
kassai ga torihibiku
ashita no tame ni anata no tame ni
kesshite furimukanai no

If you sing your grief towards the sky,
An ovation will resound;
For the sake of tomorrow, for your sake,
I won’t ever turn back.

悼み苦しみ 海へ謳えば
皆が泣いていたわ
同じ時代を 生き抜いた「赤城」
我ら 番ヒノ翼

itami kurushimi umi e utaeba
minna ga naiteita wa
onaji jidai o ikinuita hito
warera tsugai no tsubasa

If you’d sing your suffering and hurt to the sea,
Everyone will be crying;
In the same era where that person survives…
…We are our pair of wings!

Notes:

-ゝ appears really often in this song. It’s a symbol that works just like 々. While the second one repeats the sound of the kanji before it, ゝ repeats the sound of the kana before it. So あゝ is the exact same thing as ああ (aa, in kanji 嗚呼).
– 日の丸 (hinomaru or hi no maru) is the name of japanese’s flag. Literaly “The circle of Sun”. Also, can’t find the link between the first two lines.
– 浮世絵 (ukiyoe) I could leave it as “painting”, but let me explain. Ukiyo-e are a series of japanese traditional painting, whose name mean “floating world painting”. Ever seen the Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai? That’s an ukiyo-e. I left the term “ukiyo-e” to leave untouched that overall japanese-feeling the song carries with it.
– 赤城 is read as “hito”, meaning “person” in this song. While the kanji (“red” and “castle”) together are read as “Akagi”, one of Kancolle’s character & of course a real existed japanese aircraft carrier. Sticking to Kancolle’s world, implying that “akagi” is read as “person” (and giving the context of the sentence), it’s pretty easy to state that the song is from Kaga’s point of view. That explains the picture I choose for this post. I left it as “person”, anyway.
– 番ヒノ翼 (tsugahi no tsubasa) This too, is written as “tsugaHI”, but it’s read as “tsugai”. That’s because in ancient japanese it worked like that.
– 赤き群青 (akaki gunjou) “a reddish ultramarine blue”. The sentence clearly states “a red ultramarine”, which is something impossible. However, this is most likely refering to Akagi’s red outfit (also, “aka” from “Akagi” means red) and Kaga’s deep blue outfit.
– 鼻緒 (hanao) means “geta strap” (a geta is a japanese traditional sandal). There’s no doubt, it has no other meanings. Probably it’s a reference to some Akagi-Kaga related stuff I don’t know about (I’m not a Kancolle expert like Touhou). Or probably some historical events. There’s no doubt, anyway, that “hanao” means “sandal strap”. [edit, courtesy of A Distant Red] “(…) breaking of a sandal strap is considered a sign of misfortune, so it can be seen as “so that no misfortune will befall you.” It is quite a roundabout way to say so, but is quite poetic.”
– 貴方だけはどうか (anata dake wa douka) the sentence stops here. I think it would continue as “please, at least you SURVIVE”, but being implied in japanese, it’s not written.
– 未来 (mirai) meaning “future” is, instead, read as “ashita”, meaning tomorrow. Reason? Don’t know. Meaning? Pretty much the same.

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Title: 番ヒノ翼 (Tsugai no Tsubasa) (Pair of wings)
Circle: C-CLAYS
Album: 番ヒノ翼 -ツガヒノツバサ- (tsugai no tsubasa)
Vocals: 小峠 舞 (Mai Kotoge)
Lyrics: 小峠 舞 (Mai Kotoge)
Arrangement: 龍5150
Release Event: C86
Source: 我、敵機動部隊ト交戦ス」(Kantai Collection)

Empire Ensemble – 愛しさの果てに

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It’s been a long time since last Kancolle post.
One of the first kancolle-arrange album I’ve listened to (most likely THE first) is 陽はまた昇る (you wa mata noboru), of which I’ve already translated more than a month ago another track, 君は進む.
If that was the track I liked the most out of this CD, 愛しさの果てに (aishisa no hate ni) surely comes right after it.
As you probably already figured out, I love Nakae Mitsuki, singer from the circle I’m trying to spreading around as much as possible, ABSOLUTE CASTAWAY.
Her voice perfectly fits for this song.
Also, there are songs which one can understand its lyrics even without reading them. That’s not the case of this song.
Truth is, it’s like its stanzas dosn’t exist at all. It’s quite difficult to keep up with the vocals while reading it, because it has a messed up rhythm that, oddly enough, it’s not bad at all.
I think it’s also one of the most mysterious song from this album.
Its lyrics are so sweet they don’t seem to fit in a fast-paced song. And on top of that, its rhythm is quite cheerful despite its lyrics being not quite the same.
The mystery is that everything strangely works fine.
Also, as a pic for this post I decided to display Tatsuta because she also appears in the booklet’s lyrics’ page for this song. And Tenryuu too, of course.
Nothing else to say, I hope you’ll enjoy it!

(Empire Ensemble) Nakae Mitsuki – 愛しさの果てに

見覚えのある世界
いつもの部屋の風景 景色
繰り返すこの世界
隣には優しいあなた

mioboe no aru sekai
itsumo no heya no fuukei keshiki
kurikaesu kono sekai
tonari ni wa yasashii anata

A world that I clearly remember
The landscape, that scenery from the usual room…
This world, that repeats itself,
Made you, so gentle, by my side

いつからだろう
そして編成 近代化改修
あなたとまたそこに

itsu kara darou
soshite hensei kindaika kaishuu
anata to mata soko ni

I wonder since when?
And then organizations, modernizations, improvements
Once again, in that place, with you

幾重にも重なる過去と未来
進撃 退却 そして傷つきけがされ

ikue ni mo kasanaru kako to mirai
shingeki taikyaku soshite kizutsukike ga sare

Even if it repeats, our piled up past and future
Attacks, withdrawals, and than our pain that goes away

またそして私は行く あなたとの暖かさを感じて
貫かれたからだ ひとやすみ
ぶつかっていく 砕かれても壊れず
この意思はけして 壊れずにまっすぐに

mata soshite watashi wa yuku anata to no atatakasa o kanjite
tsuranakareta karada hitoyasumi
butsukatteiku kudakaretemo kowarezu
kono ishi wa keshite kowarezu ni massugu ni

After that, I’ll go again, feeling the warmth coming from you
A rest for my pierced body
Even if I’d collide and be smashed, without breaking
My purpose will proceed forward, without breaking

いつからだろう それに気がつく
またあなたとともに
あなたとふたり使える様に開発するの

itsu kara darou sore ni ki ga tsuku
mata anata to tomo ni
anata to futari tsukaeru you ni kaihatsu suru no

I wonder since when… and then I realize
I’m together with you, again
I feel like I’m growing, when we’re used together as one

幾重にも連なった かち まけ
小破 中破 大破 轟沈

ikue ni mo tsuranatta kachi make
shouha chuuha taiha gouchin

Repeated continuous victories and losses
Small, medium and heavy damages, ships sinking instantly

また私は逝く あなたの優しさ感じて
壊されたからだ ひとやすみするのは深い海のした
ぶつかっていく 砕かれても壊れず

mata watashi wa iku anata no yasashisa kanjite
kowasareta karada hitoyasumi suru no wa fukai umi no shita
butsukatteiku kudakaretemo kowarezu

I’m dying again, I’m feeling your warmth
What can give a rest for my destroyed body is the bottom of a deep sea
Even if I’d collide and be smashed, without breaking…

あなたを感じて

anata o kanjite

…I’m feeling you

taiyounoboru

Title: 愛しさの果てに (aishisa no hate ni) (To the end of love)
Circle: Empire Ensemble
Album: 陽はまた昇る (you wa mata noboru) (The Sun Rises Again)
Vocals: Nakae Mitsuki
Lyrics: Shachi
Arrangement: TOM
Release Event: C85
Source: Kantai Collection (艦これ) – Equip Theme

(Empire Ensemble) 茶太 – 君は進む

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I had some time to think about my website.
All I realized is that it was just sitting there, getting dust and being used just to post news from my youtube channel.
Anime reviews? Not my thing. I can’t write as much as I wish I could.
Youtube posts? Kinda sad, isn’t it?
Episode Summaries? Fun, but takes way too much work.
My first blog was about translations and translations only.
I liked it, though I didn’t liked my modus operandi nor the fact that I translated in italian, leaving few possibilities of receiving any kind feedback.
No one wants to do something without getting something in exchange, Am I right?
I’ve also noticed how people liked my translations of Ping Pong OP or songs by Absolute Castaway… So, back on track, I’m getting back to translating song lyrics.
Doujin, Touhou, Kancolle, Anime, Miscellaneous, everything is fine.
The next year will be the year I get back on track.
I’ve improved so much and I love to share the songs I love with those who can’t translate any of them by themselves.
So, here I am!
I’ll start translating songs from January, but for now, to celebrate my decision, here’s the lyrics and the translation of a song I like a lot: 君は進む.
Circle is Empire Ensemble, and the song is an arrange from Kantai Collection’s port theme.
Without further ado, here’s my translated version!

Empire Ensemble – 君は進む

君の手を取り 共に夢を見た人は
水底に沈んだ、

kimi no te o tori tomo ni yume o mita hito wa
minasoko ni shizunda,

I hold your hand, along with the person who was dreaming
Sinking in the bottom of the sea

揺れる水面に 仲間の背を見だして
追いかけて 声の限り叫び震えていた

yureru minamo ni nakama no se o midashite
oi kakete koe no kagiri sakebi furueteita

On the swaying water’s surface I head torwards my comrade’s back
Chasing after the voice that was screaming to its limit, trembling.

この道の 後に何が残るの?
声が聞こえて 何度も振り返る
俯く君は、今にも折れそうだよ

kono michi no ato ni nani ga nokoru no?
koe ga kikoete nandomo furikaeru
utsumuku kimi wa, ima ni mo oresou da yo

What’s left after this journey?
I can hear a voice, I turn around many times over
And you, bending down, seem to be breaking.

夢を失い 過去を手放しても尚
ともしびを守りながら夜明けを待っている

yume wo ushinai kako o tebanashitemo nao
tomoshibi wo mamorinagara yoake o matteiru

Dreams are lost, and yet holding onto my past
While protecting those lights, I’m waiting for the dawn.

この道の先に何が見えるの?
崩れ落ちた 祖国に雪が舞う

kono michi no saki ni nani ga mieru no?
kuzureochita sokoku ni yuki ga mau

What can you see before this journey?
On my crumbled down native country, the snow is dancing…

君は進む 誰の支えも無しに
明日へ…..

kimi wa susumu dare no sasae mo nashi ni
ashita e…

You, towards tomorrow, even without no one supporting you…
Are moving forward…

Notes:

– 道 is always a problem when it comes to translation. It could mean “way”/”Street” even in a philosophical way, so it’s easy translated as “Journey”. I prefered using this translation, but keep on mind that it could mean a lot of things.

taiyounoboru

Title: 君は進む (Kimi wa Susumu) (You’re Proceeding)
Circle: Empire Ensemble
Album: 陽はまた昇る (you wa mata noboru) (The Sun Rises Again)
Vocals: 茶太 (Chata)
Lyrics: kyrie
Arrangement: HIR
Release Event: C85
Source: Kantai Collection (艦これ) – Port Theme