迷子犬と雨のビート – Maigoinu to Ame no Beat – “A Stray Puppy and the Beat of the Rain” (Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei OP)

Long titles are Long.

This is the Opening Theme to Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei, which is the best show this season; incredibly and incomparably awesome. The English title is “The Tatami Galaxy”, though “galaxy” doesn’t really have much to do with it – the title means “Four-and-a-half Tatami Mat Room Transcendental Experience”. If you’re a college student I’m sure you’ll love it all the more. A moderate failure (like me D:) all the more :D.

WATCH THIS SHOW [here]. Support it via Funimation Simulcast/Hulu, which is free, quite instantaneous, with a good translation. Even if you’re going to be downloading a sub later for archiving, make sure you support. ‘kay? ^_^

Notes:
“mold” ← I’m sure you know I’m not talking about the fungus… remember the saying “the everyday morning mold”?
“coelacanth” ← is a prehistoric, kind of but not quite extinct fish: [wiki-link]
^”曖昧な雨のビートの合図”
I translated “合図” “sign/signal” as “telltale”, because that part in that line lent itself more to a descriptor/adjective than noun. The meaning overall stays the same.

The Official PV/Music Video: [link]

迷子犬と雨のビート Maigoinu to Ame no Beat “A Stray Puppy and the Beat of the Rain”
歌手:ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
歌詞・作曲:後藤正文 (Gotou Masafumi)
編曲:ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION

日溜まりを避けて影が歩くように
止めどのない日差しが路地を怒鳴りつけている
風のない午後を恨むような そんな土曜日の模様

It’s like the shadows are walking, avoiding the sunspots
While the sunlight shouts down the streets unending
As if cursing the windless afternoon; that sort of Saturday mold.

人々は厚い雲で顔を隠して
行き場のない想いをずっと持って研いでいる
何もない街に埋もれても それでも 今でも

People conceal their faces under thick clouds, and
Keep sharpening the feelings they hold that have nowhere to go.
Even if they’re buried down streets with nothing in them, they’re still there even now.

連なるウィンドウに並び立つ人形の悪い夢
それとも倉庫に隠れて塞いでいたって
埃だけ破って見つからない
誰の手にだって触れられない

I have nightmares of dolls in a lined up in a string of windows,
Or of being locked away hidden inside a warehouse,
There was nothing but dust to tear through, I couldn’t find it.
There was no one’s hand I could reach out and touch.

僕たちの現在を
繰り返すことだらけでも そう
いつか君と出会おう
そんな日を思って 日々を行こう

Our reality
May just keep repeating – But yes,
One day I’ll meet you
So with that day in mind – Let’s keep on going!

曖昧な雨のビートの合図 寂しさが夜を満たす匂い
吸い込んだ雨が肺で泳いで 深く 深く潜るシーラカンス

To that vague telltale beat of the rain, the scent of loneliness fills the night,
The rain swims sucked into our lungs, and deep, deep dives a coelacanth.

曖昧な雨のビートの合図 捨てられた子犬の呼ぶ声
雑踏を分けて 僕に届くほら「誰か気付いて」と

To that vague telltale beat of the rain, the voice of a thrown away puppy calling
Breaks through the trafficking footsteps and reaches all the way to me: “Someone notice me.”

僕たちの現在を
繰り返すことだらけでも そう
いつか君と出会おう
そんな日を思って 日々を行こう

Our reality
May just keep repeating – But yes,
One day I’ll meet you
So with that day in mind – Let’s keep on going!

夜の街角の
土砂降りになって震える迷子犬も
きっとはにかんで笑う
そんな日を思って 日々を行こう

At night on that street corner,
Where it’s still pouring, I’m sure that shivering puppy
Is smiling through its teeth
With that day in mind – Let’s keep on going!

僕たちの現在を
繰り返すことだらけでも そう
いつか君と出会おう
そんな日を思って 日々を行こう

Our reality
May just keep repeating – But yes,
One day I’ll meet you
So with that day in mind – Let’s keep on going!

生きて行こう

Let’s keep on living!


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    • w.t
    • May 23rd, 2013

    Good work as always!

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