虚空の如く、月の如く、夢の如く // Kokuu no Gotoku, Tsuki no Gotoku, Yume no Gotoku


^Fullscreen necessary to fully appreciate

Requested by: Taste Tea

PC-98 Goodness!!!! :D

Notes:
Kagura is a type of old Japanese music.
The 16th moon, or “Izayoi” is the 16th day moon of the lunar calendar , in other words, just a little past full.

虚空の如く、月の如く、夢の如く
 Kokuu no Gotoku, Tsuki no Gotoku, Yume no Gotoku
 Like Emptiness, Like the Moon, Like Dreams
博麗神社境内|東方封魔録
Vocals: nao (DystopiaGround)
Arrangement: 式部
Lyrics: 式部
Circle: SAVE THE QUEEN
Album: Perfect Eastern Dream
Event: C79

霧雨の中 浮かぶのは
満ちた月の影
目の前にひらひらと
白き華が散る

In the drizzling misty rain floating are
Shadows in light from the full moon
Wavering here and there before me
A white flower scattered its petals

神楽で夢みる
かがり火照らされ

I dream listening to kagura
Lit by a wood fire

今ここにある
ひかりまぼろし
いつしか消える
命のように

Here now are
Phantoms of light
Disappearing in moments
Just as life does

朝霧の中 香るのは
黒き衣の袖
花映る水面には
揺らぐ波の風

In the morning mist, leaving a scent are
Sleeves of black clothes
On the waters surface, reflecting flowers
Sways breezes on the drifting waves

十六夜月見も
儚く消え行く

Even the sight for the 16th moon
Fleetingly passes by

夜空の下で
春お宴も
時は過ぎ去る
刹那のように

Under the night sky
Spring festivals
Together with time pass by
Each like a passing moment

輝く月の下で
眠れる春の日も
全ては無へと還る
だけど今は

Under the shining moon
Each sleeping spring day
And everything returns to nothing
But now

今ここにある
ひかりまぼろし

Here now are
Phantoms of light

夜空の下で
春の宴も
時は過ぎ去る
刹那のように

Under the night sky
Spring festivals
Together with time pass by
Each like a passing moment


^From the Album Booklet

    • TasteTea
    • January 30th, 2011

    More like PC-98 GODLIKE…NESS… :D
    Thank you for the TL!

    • exaltdragon
    • February 5th, 2011

    Not familiar with the original track but thanks for the recommendation, this is an excellent song.

    The only two PC98s I’ve ever played is Touhou Reiiden and Touhou Kaikidan and I hardly have any impression of the music.

    • As for PC-98 music/games, I recommend 東方幻想郷~Lotus Land Asia, 東方怪綺談~Mystic Square, and 東方封魔録~the Story of Eastern Wonderland (the shooters ^_^;) though Marisa will drive you insane on 東方封魔録…. D:

      PC-98 Tracks I recommend are (top 30 in game order)
      (東方怪綺談 has the music for TH1-5)
      ☆s are for top 10 ^_^

      蓬莱人形~Dolls in Pseudo Paradise. (every track)

      The Positive and Negative|東方靈異伝
      Highly Responsive to Prayer|東方靈異伝
      東方怪綺談|東方靈異伝 ☆☆
      Oriental Magician|東方靈異伝
      She’s in a Temper|東方封魔録
      End of Daylight|東方封魔録 ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
      ひもろぎ、むらさきにもえ|東方封魔録
      Complete Darkness|東方封魔録 ☆☆☆
      戦車むすめのみるゆめ|東方封魔録
      東方妖恋談|東方夢時空
      Reincarnation|東方夢時空 ☆
      夢幻遊戯~Dream War|東方夢時空
      Strawberry Crisis!!|東方夢時空
      Maple Dream…|東方夢時空
      Break the Sabbath|東方幻想郷 ☆☆☆☆☆
      Bad Apple!!|東方幻想郷 ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
      アリスマエステラ|東方幻想郷
      星の器~Casket of Star|東方幻想郷
      幽夢~Inanimate Dream|東方幻想郷 ☆☆☆☆
      Magic Shop of Raspberry|東方幻想郷
      怪奇談~Mystic Square|東方怪綺談
      Dream Express|東方怪綺談
      Romantic Children|東方怪綺談 ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
      プラスチックマインド|東方怪綺談
      メイプルワイズ|東方怪綺談
      真紅の少女~Crimson Dead!!|東方怪綺談
      裏切りの少女~Judas Kiss|東方怪綺談
      世界の果て~World’s End|東方怪綺談
      神話幻想~Infinite Being|東方怪綺談
      不思議の国のアリス|東方怪綺談☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
      the Grimoire of Alice|東方怪綺談☆☆☆☆☆☆

    • exaltdragon
    • February 5th, 2011

    Personally I can only identify a handful of them. Treacherous Maiden(uragiri no shoujo)~Judas Kiss, YU-MU~Inanimate Dream, Jinja, casket of star, yumewa jikuu wo koete(from touhou yumejikuu),Koiiro Majic, bad apple!!, selene’s light, shoujo kisoukyoku~Capriccio, eien no miko, Touhou Yourendan and a couple of others I can’t remember off the hook.

    Thanks for the recommendation. I notice you like the Alice themes a lot.

    Personally, I vastly prefer the windows-era themes to the PC98 sound. Perhaps its the arrangements. The PC98 songs, at least a lot of them, give of a strong game-music feel. From EoSD all the way to the latest games, I see more links between the music and the gameplay. It feels as if ZUN planned the music to better fit the game. This definitely makes the game more memorable. The most obvious example I can think of is the laughing in yozora no UFO romansu, timed to happen when Kogasa and Nue appear. Another obvious example is the chorus part of taketori hishou starts when kaguya’s hourai jewel’s invulnerable frames end and the spell card pattern opens.

    Of course, that doesn’t mean PC98 is without any gems, just that I remember the windows games songs more..

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