Dream War

SCIENCE! and nomico!

A little background on her character: Asakura Rikako is a “scientist” living in Gensoukyou. She is an extremely powerful magic user but instead believes in science, as a power beyond magic. Reimu calls her a heretic.

This parallels with Okazaki Yumemi, a unified physicist (very probably from Renko and Maribel’s world) who believes in the existence of magic, and wields a sort of “artificial magic”, desperately in search of the real thing.

Romaji added 2011/01/04 per YSen’s request

Intro words added 2011/01/05 via me.

“The Begining” ()


We don’t have enough data to call it alcohol abuse.. uh, We have no way of knowing.. um, if these are the only two incidents that have ever occurred in the history of-of the astronaut corps, or if they are the tip of a very large iceberg..

We will act immediately on the more troubling aspects of this report with respect to alcohol use and the anecdotal references of resistance by agency leadership to accepting advice or criticisms about the fitness and readiness of individuals for space flight.

The report found, alcohol was freely used in crew quarters…

In the future, the people who become dependent upon marijuana, are dependent on an escape that makes the unreal seem beautiful, and the reality of life seem unnecessary.

^Minoshima’s intro tracks at least lately have always connected into the first song – so I figured it would make sense to post the words. It may put a spin on your view of the lyrics.

Dream War
夢幻遊戯~Dream War|東方夢時空
Vocals: nomico
Arrange: Masayoshi Minoshima
Lyrics: Haruka
Remixed: REDALiCE
Circle: Alstroemeria Records (Trois Project)
Album: Third Ensemble: Noir
Event: C79

今のその心が 乾いてしまっても
自分のためだから 魔法は唱えない

Ima no sono kokoro ga kawaiteshimattemo
Jibun no tame dakara mahou wa tonaenai

Even if your heart were to wither now
I can’t call upon magic for my own sake

人の心を揺らすのが夢?
幻想見ても何も変わらないのでも
悲しむことは今もできるの
もういちど信じてみる

Hito no kokoro wo yurasu no ga yume?
Gensou mitemo nani mo kawaranai no demo
Kanashimu koto wa ima mo dekiru no
Mou ichido shinjitemiru

Is it dreams that so sway the hearts of people?
But dreaming of such a fantasy has never changed a thing
Yet even now I feel as if I may regret
So I’ll try to believe once more

夢幻の中今はいる それがずっとそのままで
いるとしてもかまわない 事実はもうその胸に
あるものだとわかるはず そう私と貴方なら
夢の中の自分だけ 気がつけると

Mugen no naka ima wa iru sore ga zutto sono mama de
Iru to shitemo kamawanai jijitsu wa mou sono mune ni
Aru mono da to wakaru hazu sou watashi to anata nara
Yume no naka no jibun dake ki ga tsukeru to

Now in dream fantasy, I wouldn’t care
If I stayed this way forever – You should know
The truth is there in your heart – Yes, if we’re together
I, inside the dream, would realize

唄える魔法など 何も無いの、だけど
想い続けないと願いは叶わない

Tonaeru mahou nado nani mo nai no, dakedo
Omoi tsudzukenai to negai wa kanawanai

There’s nothing like magic chants or spells but
If you don’t keep dreaming your wishes will never come true

人の心を埋めるのは夢?
それとも無駄に見つめ続ける幻想?
悲しむことは怖くはないの
いつまでも夢の中で

Hito no kokoro wo umeru no wa yume?
Sore tomo muda ni mitsume-tsudzukeru gensou?
Kanashimu koto wa kowaku wa nai no
itsumademo yume no naka de

Is it dreams that so fill the hearts of people?
Or are they simply illusions upon which we fix a futile gaze?
I’m not afraid of regret
So forever in these dreams..

きっとその胸その中に 眠り続けまだ起きず
隠したもの今はまだ 気づかないでいるけれど
きっと目覚める時は来る そう私もいつの日か
夢の中で我を知る その日まで

Kitto sono mune sono naka ni nemuri tsudzuke mada okizu
Kakushita mono ima wa mada kidzukanaideiru keredo
Kitto mezameru toki wa kuru sou watashi mo itsu no hi ka
Yume no naka de ware wo shiru sono hi made

I’m sure there in your heart, ever sleeping never waking
It lies hidden even now, though you still haven’t noticed
I’m sure that one day you will awaken, yes I, one day
Will know myself in the dream, but until that day

夢幻の中今はいる それがずっとそのままで
いるとしてもかまわない 事実はもうその胸に
あるものだとわかるはず そう私と貴方なら
夢の中の自分だけ 気がつけると

Mugen no naka ima wa iru sore ga zutto sono mama de
Iru to shite mo kamawanai jijitsu wa mou sono mune ni
Aru mono da to wakaru hazu sou watashi to anata nara
Yume no naka no jibun dake ki ga tsukeru to

Now in dream fantasy, I wouldn’t care
If I stayed this way forever – You should know
The truth is there in your heart – Yes, if we’re together
I, inside the dream, would realize


^These two need to make cameos in Index.

    • YSen
    • January 3rd, 2011

    Any chance you can do roma-ji for this song later?

    • Brian
    • November 7th, 2011

    For “The Begining”, this portion:
    “..stepping, invites more criticism about the fitness and readiness of individuals who save lives.”

    Should be this:
    “..accepting advice or criticisms about the fitness and readiness of individuals for space flight.”

    *Most of “The Begining” uses audio from a NASA press conference on July 27, 2007 addressing health reviews of astronauts: http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=24873

    • Brian
    • November 8th, 2011

    No problem! ^_^
    One final edit for Begining: “the people who shall depend” I think should be “the people who become dependent upon”

    I still haven’t figured out where Minoshima got that from…wonder how they decide what stuff goes into those intro tracks…

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