インフィニティ・フリー // Infinity Free

In a break from our regularly scheduled programming…

(It’s been too long since I did a Touhou song I can post, and too long since I’ve done anything Hifuu related, so I decided to take a swing at one of the C94 songs you can freely listen to online.)

Infinity Free can be listened to on Pizuya’s Cell’s Official YouTube channel. [YT Link]

インフィニティ・フリー
 Infinity Free
少女秘封倶楽部|大空魔術
Vocals+Lyrics: 普透明度
Arrangement: Pizuya’s Cell
Circle: Pizuya’s Cell
Album: ユビキタス・グリニッジ (Ubiquitous Greenwich)
Event: C94

僕らが夢に見続けてた宇宙旅行は
もうじき手の届く距離まで来ているらしい

bokura ga yume ni mitsudzuketeta uchuuryokou wa
moujiki te no todoku kyori made kiteirurashii

The space travel we’ve long dreamt of
Will soon be within reach, I hear

ずっと昔見た映画のワンシーン
月面に建つ星条旗を
この目で見るのも
いつかリアルになる
遠くないさ

zutto mukashi mita eiga no one scene
getsumen’ ni tatsu seijouki wo
kono me de miru no mo
itsuka real ni naru
tooku nai sa

I remember one scene from a movie I saw long ago
With the star spangled banner flying on the moon’s surface
It won’t be long before
Seeing it with my own eyes
Will be more than just a dream

自分の限界を超えろ
その先にある無限大の未来は
全部君のモノ
いくらでも世界は変わってゆくんだ
目隠しは捨てろ
見たくないものから背けてばかりじゃ
生きると言えるの?
そんな格好ワルいこと言われたくないだろう
Breaking through the rule and boring days
Get out of the gravity
Set you free!!

jibun’ no gen’kai wo koero
sono saki ni aru mugen’dai no mirai wa
zen’bu kimi no mono
ikura demo sekai wa kawatteyukun’da
mekakushi wa sutero
mitakunai mono kara somuketebakari ja
ikiru to ieru no?
son’na kakkou warui koto ni iwaretakunai darou

Break your own limits
The infinite future ahead and beyond
Is yours for the taking
The world will never stop changing
So throw away your blindfolds
If you keep looking away from what you don’t want to see
Can you really say you’ll live to face the future?
I bet you don’t want to hear anyone accuse you like that
So break through the rules and boring days
Get out of gravity’s grasp
Set yourself free!!

大昔、天才は言った「ヒトは飛べる」と
現代じゃ空を飛ぶなんて当たり前だけど

oomukashi ten’zai wa itta “hito wa toberu” to
gen’dai ja sora wo tobu nan’te atarimae dakedo

Long ago, a genius proclaimed: humanity will take to the skies
While in this day and age, human flight is taken for granted

今 不可能なこともきっと
百年後なら可能になる
僕の行く道は
誰かに繋がってる
どこまででも

ima fukanou na koto mo kitto
hyakunen’go nara kanou ni naru
boku no yukumichi wa
tashika ni tsunagatteru
doko made demo

What is deemed impossible today
Will surely be possible in a hundred years
The path I walk now
Leads to that future
And far beyond

想像力を解き放て
重力は僕らを止められやしない
できるかどうかは
他人が決めることじゃないはずだろ
自由になるのさ
つまらないルールにだけは捕まるな
子どもの自分が
なりたかった大人になったと言えるように
Breaking through the rule and boring days
Get out of the gravity
Set you free!!

souzouyroku wo tokihanate
juuryoku wa bokura wo tomerare ya shinai
dekiru ka dou ka wa
tanin’ ga kimeru koto janai hazu daro
jiyuu ni naru no sa
tsumaranai rule ni dake wa tsukamaru na
kodomo no jibun’ ga
naritakatta otona ni natta to ieru you ni

Release your imagination
Gravity cannot tie us down
What is possible and what isn’t
Isn’t something you should let others decide
Free yourself
Don’t be held back by inane rules
Make it so you can say proudly
You’re the adult your child self wanted to be
So break through the rules and boring days
Get out of gravity’s grasp
Set yourself free!!

自分の限界を超えろ
その先にある無限大の未来は
全部君のモノ
いくらでも世界は変わってゆくんだ
見たくないものから背けてばかりじゃ
生きると言えるの?
そんな格好ワルいこと言われたくないだろう
Breaking through the rule and boring days
Get out of the gravity
Set you free!!

jibun’ no gen’kai wo koero
sono saki ni aru mugen’dai no mirai wa
zen’bu kimi no mono
ikura demo sekai wa kawatteyukun’da
mekakushi wa sutero
mitakunai mono kara somuketebakari ja
ikiru to ieru no?
zon’na kakkou warui koto ni ikwaretakunai darou

Break your own limits
The infinite future ahead and beyond
Is yours for the taking
The world will never stop changing
So throw away your blindfolds
If you keep looking away from what you don’t want to see
Can you really say you’ll live to face the future?
I bet you don’t want to hear anyone accuse you like that
So break through the rules and boring days
Get out of gravity’s grasp
Set yourself free!!

眠り姫と夢の空想儀 // Nemurihime to Yume no Kuusougi

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Sponsored by: SH

Sorry for the long pause between this post and the previous one. I’m getting there.

Notes:
I used ‘kaleidoscope (fantasia)’ to explain the system of fantasy (in respect to the dreams) ruled by rules unknown to the speaker, which is the more literal version of what the term used by the song means.

眠り姫と夢の空想儀
 Nemurihime to Yume no Kuusougi
 Sleeping Beauty and Her Kaleidoscope Fantasia
Vocal: Lico
Narration, Voices: 竹達彩奈
Composition and Arrangement: RD-Sounds
Lyrics: 少女病
Album: 創傷クロスライン Sousyou Crossline
Circle: 少女病
Event: C82


遠く離れた別の場所。
5年もの長さに渡って意識不明の”ミリリ”という少女がいた。
眠り姫と呼ばれ、病名もわからず家族さえもあきらめかけていたある日、
彼女にとっての朝がその瞬間に
訪れたとでもいうように突然に目も覚ました

tooku hanareta betsu no basho.
gonen’ mo no nagasa ni watatte ishikifumei no “miriri” to iu shoujo ga ita.
nemurihime to yobare, byoumei mo wakarazu kazoku sae mo akiramekaketeita aru hi,
kanojo ni totte no asa ga sono shun’kan’ ni
otozureta to demo iu you ni totsuzen’ ni me mo samashita


Far away—
—a girl, “Miriri”, lay unconscious as she had for the past five years.
They called her “Sleeping Beauty”, and no one knew what illness plagued her.
But on this day, just as her family had begun to lose hope—she opened her eyes.
It was as if, after having eluded her for so long, morning had finally come for her…

「ここは?あれ?あたしは、レジスタンスにいて……戦ってーーーー」

koko wa? are? atashi wa, resistance ni ite…… tatakatte—-

“Where…am I? Huh? Wasn’t I with the resistance? We were fighting…”


自分の名前も憶えている。周囲で涙する家族のことも間違いなく記憶している。
けれど、眠っていたはずの空白の5年間の記憶は、ミリリではなく、カナリアのものとして存在して……

jibun’ no namae mo oboeteiru. shuui de namida suru kazoku no koto mo machigainaku kioku shiteiru.
keredo, nemutteita hazu no kuuhaku no gonen’kan’ no kioku wa, miriri de wa naku, canaria no mono to shite son’zai shite……


She knew her name was Miriri. She recognized her family as she watched them cry tears of joy.
However, her memories of the past five years—those years she was sleeping—were of another girl, Canaria…

「シグーーーー!」

sig—-!

“Sig!!”

記憶の混濁に 酷い眩暈と共感覚
長すぎる眠りに視たのは非現実?

kioku no kon’daku ni hidoi memai to kyoukan’kaku
nagasugiru nemuri ni mita no wa higen’jitsu?

The inconsistencies in her memory induced in her vertigo and synaesthesia
Was what she experienced in her overlong slumber really a fabrication?

歓喜する家族に その物語の事を話しても
「夢を見ていたの」と優しく諭されるだけで

kan’ki suru kazoku ni sono monogatari no koto wo kanashitemo
“yume wo miteita no” to yasashiku satosareru dake de

Though she told her family of the tales in her memory,
Their response was the same: “You were only dreaming.”

そうは思えない 言いようもないリアリティ
彼に触れた腕その体温が ねぇ、まだ今も残っているのに

sou wa omoenai iiyou mo nai reality
kare ni fureta ude sono taion’ ga nee, mada ima mo nokotteiru no ni

But she could not believe them—it felt too real
She could still feel the warmth from when Sig’s arm touched hers

空想儀上で乱反射した揺蕩う二つの視点
バラバラ切り刻まれてただ摩耗するなら嫌だ
向こう側でまた眠っていたい

kuusougijou de ran’han’sha shita tayutau futatsu no shiten’
barabara kirikizamarete tada mamou suru nara iya da
mukougawa de mata nemutteitai

Two perspectives disperse and intertwine in this kaleidoscope fantasia:
Why must I endure this, wasting away as I am cut into pieces!?
I would rather sleep again, and return to the other side!


薄靄は晴れぬまま、この自分に慣れようと日々を過ごしていると、人づてに聖女様が率いる
レジスタンスのことを耳にしてしまう

usumoya wa harenu mama, kono jibun’ ni nareyou to hibi wo sugoshiteiru to, hitodzute ni seijo sama ga hikiiru
resistance no koto wo mimi ni shiteshimau


While she tried to find herself under an unyielding veil of fog, Miriri heard by word of mouth
of a resistance formed under the banner of a holy virgin.

「やっぱりただの夢なんかじゃなかった。あれは、みんな現実だったんだ……!」

“yappari tada no yume nan’ka janakatta. are wa, min’na gen’jitsu dattan’da……!”

“I knew it was not only a dream. All of it, all of it was real!”

駆け出したくなる衝動抑えて深呼吸ひとつ
平静装った 気付かれないように

kakedashitaku naru shoudou osaete shin’kokyuu hitotsu
heisei yosotta kidzukarenai you ni

Resisting the urge to run away that very moment,
She calmed herself, so that no one would know.

過保護な母親と父を愛していないわけはない
けれど同じくらい大切な場所ができたんだ

kahogo na hahaoya to chichi wo aishiteinai wake wa nai
keredo onaji kurai taisetsu na basho ga dekitan’da

It wasn’t as if she did not love her mother and father
But she had a place now just as important to her

とても言い出せない 真っ直ぐに目も見れない
ここにいるべきとわかってる でも、今すぐみんな会いたくて

totemo iidasenai massugu ni me mo mirenai
koko ni iru beki to wakatteru demo, ima sugu min’na aitakute

She could not tell her parents, nor could she look them in the eye
She knew she should stay, but she desperately wanted to see everyone again

空想儀上の物語を忘れてしまうことはできない
半身をその地に置いてきた感覚が消えないから
セカイのどこかで今この時も戦っているだろう彼らは
悲しいけど少しずつ命を落としていく 決断は今しかできない

kuusougijou no monogatari wo wasureteshimau koto wa dekinai
han’shin’ wo sono ta ni oitekita kan’kaku ga kienai kara
sekai no dokoka de ima kono toki mo tatakatteiru darou karera wa
kanashii kedo sukoshizutsu inochi wo otoshiteiku ketsudan’ wa ima shika dekinai

She could not forget the story inside her kaleidoscope memories
She could not help but feel she had left half of herself with them
Sadly but surely, they who were still fighting, off somewhere in the world
Did not have long to live, day by day death would stalk them — She had no time to waste

試しに弓を射ていても カナリアと違い上手くは飛ばない
思考に体がついてこない これじゃ彼の背中は守れないーーーー?

tameshi ni yume wo iteitemo canaria to chigai umaku wa tobanai
shikou ni karada ga tsuitekonai kore ja kare no senaka wa mamorenai—-?

Miriri tried her hand at archery, but unlike Canaria, her arrows would not soar
Her body could not keep up with her mind — How could she protect Sig like this?

それぞれ道は別れ 乱暴に引き離されて
それでも自分の意思で 戻る道があるなら……

sorezore michi wa wakare ran’bou ni hikihanasarete
soredemo jibun’ no ishi de modoru michi ga aru nara……

Their paths had been violently torn apart
But if there was some way she could return to him…

「彼は、シグはーーーー今も確かに存在する。じゃあカナリアは……?」

“kare wa, sig wa —- ima mo tashika ni son’zai suru. ja canaria wa……?”

“Sig — he is still out there, somewhere. But what about Canaria…?”


少女は、大切な家族に手紙を書き残し、
必ず戻ることを記して誰にも見つからないようにこっそりと村を出る。
どれだけ旅をすればそこに辿りつくかもわからないまま。
一秒でも早くその場所に戻りたいと願って

shoujo wa, taisetsu na kazoku ni tegami wo kakinokoshi,
hanarazu modoru koto wo shirushite dare ni mo mitsukaranai you ni kossori to mura wo deru.
doredake tabi wo sureba soko ni tadoritsuku ka mo wakaranai mama.
ichibyou demo hayaku sono basho ni modoritai to negatte


“One day I will return,” Miriri wrote to her beloved family,
Before she crept silently out of the village, so that no one would find her.
She did not know how long it might take to find the resistance, or even if she could find them,
But she was driven by the desire to be back with them as soon as possible.


あたしの居場所は、きっとあの背中の裏側。
例えもう戦えないとしても……やっぱりそこにいたいんだ

atashi no ibasho wa, kitto ano senaka no uragawa.
tatoe mou tatakaenai to shitemo…… yappari soko ni itain’da


I belong there beside him, standing with my back to his.
Even if I can now longer fight… still I long to be with him.

フェザースノウ // Feather Snow

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Sponsored by: SH

Notes:
The translation of the 3rd stanza deviates from the original text to take account of the setting depicted in the lyrics booklet. (It would be confusing without that context.)

(2018/08/14)
I added some line breaks in so they wouldn’t break so awkwardly.

フェザースノウ
 Feather Snow
Vocal: Mitsuki
Narration, Voices: 小倉唯
Composition and Arrangement: ピクセルビー
Lyrics: 少女病
Album: 創傷クロスライン Sousyou Crossline
Circle: 少女病
Event: C82


決して慣れることのない緊張感を伴うレジスタンスでの生活。
行動を共にする機会の多いシグとカナリアの間には、いつしか小さな恋心が
芽生えはじめて……。
二人に降り注ぐ不思議な浮遊感。それは、初めての恋

kesshite nareru koto no nai kin’choukan’ wo tomonau resistance de no seikatsu.
koudou wo tomo ni suru kikai no ooi sig to canaria no aida ni wa,
 itsushika chiisa na koigokoro ga
mebaehajimete…….
futari ni furisosogu fushigi na fuyuukan’. sore wa, hajimete no koi

As members of the resistance, anxious fear never strayed far from Sig or Canaria’s minds,
But as they continued to work side by side, a small flower had begun to bud between them…
The strange feeling they felt welling up inside of them — why, it was first love.

『好き、って言葉は強いね。頑張れる力になる!そう思わない?』

suki, tte kotoba wa tsuyoi ne. gan’bareru chikara ni naru! sou omowanai?

The word, ‘love’ really is powerful isn’t it? It gives you the strength to keep fighting!
 Don’t you think so?

水面は澄んで気持ちが上がる 一歩進んで二歩下がる
絶妙な距離感で傍からはどう見ても 二人の想いわかっちゃうのにさ

minamo wa sun’de kimochi ga agaru ippo susun’de niho sagaru
zetsumyou na kyorikan’ de hata kara wa dou mitemo futari no omoi wakacchau no ni sa

The surface of the water was clear, and their spirits rose as the two
 frolicked in the stream one day
While they kept a distance between them, everyone could see
 how they felt about about each other

眼を奪われているのがバレて からかわれちゃって遊ばれて
悲壮感が薄れて爽やかな風が吹く 笑顔の花が咲いた

me wo ubawareteiru no ga barete karakawarechatte asobarete
hisoukan’ ga usurete sawayaka na kaze ga fuku egao no hana ga saita

The others caught them stealing glances at each other, and teased them for it
As a gentle breeze blew by for a moment the despair they faced thinned
 and their smiles blossomed

「空から降り注ぐのが、この瞬間みたいに優しい光ばかりだったらいいのにね」

sora kara furisosogu no ga, kono shun’kan’ mitai ni yasashii hikari bakari dattara ii no ni ne

If only all that fell from the sky were beams of soft and gentle light
 as they are this very moment…

その幻想の蕾は羽化しない事を知りながら

sono gen’sou no tsubomi wa uka shinai koto wo shirinagara

But they knew the dreams of love between them could never fully blossom and take flight

明日会えなくなるかもしれない 命を落とすかもしれない
感傷を消すように ここにいる誰もがさ どこか壁を張ってた

ashita aenaku naru ka mo shirenai inochi wo otosu ka mo shirenai
kan’shou wo kesu you ni koko ni iru dare mo ga sa doko ka kabe wo hatteta

This moment could be their last — the next day, either of them could lose their lives
That was why everyone in the resistance had put up walls to protect their fragile hearts

失うことの怖さを知るからこそ 今この場所に立ってるんだ
それでもその壁を壊す強さを 二人は淡いキスで示してみせた

ushinau koto no kowasa wo shiru kara koso ima kono basho ni tatterun’ da
soredemo sono kabe wo kowasu tsuyosa wo futari wa awai kiss de shimeshitemiseta

They knew how frightening it was to lose someone, that was why they took their stand
However, with a light kiss, they showed that the power between them
 could break those walls down

その幸せは真雪のようにあっけなく溶けてしまった
きっかけさえなく少女は 原因不明の高熱に倒れて 生死の境へ

sono shiawase wa mayuki no you ni akkenaku toketeshimatta
kikkake sae naku shoujo wa gen’in’fumei no kounetsu ni taorete seishi no sakai e

But their happiness was like a feathery first snow, melting away in an instant
For without warning, Canaria collapsed with a high fever, and was soon on the verge of death

「ーーーーどうして!!?」

—-doushite!!?

Why!?

「空から降り注ぐのが この瞬間みたいに優しい光ばかりだったらいいのにね」

sora kara furisosogu no ga kono shun’kan’ mitai ni yasashii hikari bakari dattara ii no ni ne

If only all that fell from the sky were beams of soft and gentle light
 like they did in that moment then…

その幻想の蕾はほら案の定 彼らのためには花開くことなく
壊れたみたいな枯れた笑いだけ残されてーーーー

sono gen’sou no tsubomi wa hora an’ no jou karera no tame ni wa hana hiraku koto naku
kowareta mitai na kareta warai dake nokosarete—-

See, their budding dreams — they were not meant to be, not for them
What remains are only withered and broken smiles…


シグの献身的な看病のおかげもあってか、意識を取り戻したカナリア。
けれど目を覚ました少女は、この5年間の記憶を完全に喪失していてーーーー

sig no ken’shin’ teki na kan’byou no okage mo atte ka, ishiki wo torimodoshita canaria.
keredo me wo samashita shoujo wa, kono gonen’kan’ no kioku wo
 kan’zen’ ni soushitsu shiteite—-

Perhaps Sig’s devoted care for her made a difference, for finally
 Canaria regained her consciousness
But by the time she had opened her eyes, all her memories of the past five years were gone…

「んー?あなたは、誰……?」

n-? anata wa, dare……?

Who… Who are you?

『遠くで、鴉が鳴いていた。笑うように、蔑むようにーーーー』

tooku de, karasu ga naiteita. warau you ni, sakesumu you ni—-

Off in the distance a crow was cawing, as if cackling at their misfortune…

Resistance

Sponsored by: SH

I just now realized that my vgmdb account gave me access to this lyrics booklet….
The other tracks on this album will come in time.


Resistance
Vocal: Mitsuki
Narration: Ogura Yui
Composition and Arrangement: RD-Sounds
Lyrics: 少女病
Album: 創傷クロスライン Sousyou Crossline
Circle: 少女病
Event: C82

片方の眼を失くした鴉が 夕闇に処方箋を銜えて願望を攫った
溶け込んだ死に寄り添う少女は 魔女の使命を受けて
ほら魔法みたいな嘘を吐く

katahou no me wo nakushita karasu ga yuuyami ni shohousen’ wo kuwaete gan’bou wo saratta
tokekon’da shi ni yorisou shoujo wa majo no shimei wo ukete
hora mahou mitai na uso wo tsuku

A one-eyed raven with a prescription in its beak, stole hope away as it flew by in the twilight
A young woman, fawning over the death in its message under orders from the witch
Spun lies as if they were magic spells…

灰と苦悩燻るこのセカイに
反旗を翻し聖女の名の下に立ち上がれ

hai to kunou kusuburu kono sekai ni
han’ki wo hirugaeshi seijo no na no moto ni tachiagare

Rise against this ashen world smoldering in anguish
Stand with the holy virgin leading the charge of our resistance!

はじまりはほんの小さな火種に過ぎなくて
でも肩寄せ合った炎は無限大に燃え上がる!

hajimari wa hon’no chiisa na hidane ni suginakute
demo kata yoseatta honoo wa mugen’dai ni moeagaru!

Only a small spark was needed to ignite the flames
With each small fire coming together in an infinite conflagration!

あとどれだけの血が流れたら この仄暗い夜が終わるだろう?
不安に折れそうになっても 背中預けるキミがいる
今探しているのが”理想”なら それを”空想”では終わらせない
誰も泣かなくてもすむように このセカイを変えてやる

ato dore dake no chi ga nagaretara kono honokurai yoru ga owaru darou?
fuan’ ni oresou ni nattemo senaka adzukeru kimi ga iru
ima sagashiteiru no ga “risou” nara sore wo “kuusou” de wa owarasenai
dare mo nakanakutemo sumu you ni kono sekai wo kaeteyaru

How much more blood must be spilt for this dim night to end?
I feel I might break from the stress but for you I can depend on
It may be ideals we seek, but I will not let our dream end in fantasy
We’ll change this world so no one is forced to shed their tears

”背徳”と糾弾されて
救う対象であるはずの人々に飛礫投げられても

“haitoku” to kyuudan’ sarete
sukuu taishou de aru hazu no hitobito ni tsubute nageraretemo

Though those we aim to save
May throw stones, accusing us of falling from grace —

僕らの行動が正義だ善だなんて言わない
けれど命を弄ぶ魔女は このセカイの敵だ!

bokura no koudou ga seigi da zen’ da nan’te iwanai
keredo inochi wo moteasobu majo wa kono sekai no teki da!

Though I will not make claim our efforts reflect virtue or justice —
Those witches who make mortal life their playthings are enemies of this world!

全てを守る力はなくて 全てを捨て去れる勇気もない
ならこの手の届く限りに 今日を戦うしかないだろう?
今小さく引かれてた線が 幾重にも重なり交差して
いつの日か大きな本流に 流れは変わってゆく

subete wo mamoru chikara wa nakute subete wo sutesareru yuuki mo nai
nara kono te no todoku kagiri ni kyou wo tatakau shika nai darou?
ima chiisaku hikareteta sen’ ga ikue ni mo kasanari kousa shite
itsu no hi ka ooki na hon’ryuu ni nagare wa kawatteyuku

We have not the power to save all nor do we have the courage to leave all behind
So what choice have we but to fight each day for all within reach, as if is our last?
Though each of our fates be like a thread, together we continue on intertwined
So that one day we become like a roaring stream of change

いつか集うみんなが 家族のような気になっちゃって
本当にただの錯覚って わかっていても嬉しかったんだ

itsuka tsudou min’na ga kazoku no you na ki ni nacchatte
hon’tou ni tada no sakkaku tte wakatteitemo ureshikattan’da

In time, all of us that gathered together became like family
Though I knew it was but an illusion, I could not help but be happy

ーー

あとどれだけの血が流れたら この仄暗い夜が終わるのだろう?
不安に折れそうになっても 背中預けるキミがいれば

ato dore dake no chi ga nagaretara kono honokurai yoru ga owaru no darou?
fuan’ ni oresou ni nattemo senaka adzukeru kimi ga ireba

How much more blood must be spilt for this dim night to end?
I feel I might break from the stress but for you I depend on

例えそれぞれが小さな歯車だとしても
揃えば大きな力を生み出す原動力になる
このセカイだって変えてやる

tatoe sorezore ga chiisa na haguruma da to shitemo
soroeba ooki na chikara wo umidasu gen’douryoku ni naru
kono sekai datte kaeteyaru

Even though each of us is but a tiny gear
Locked together we can drive a great power
Enough to force this world to change


聖女が旗を掲げ、立ち上がった対魔女戦線。
そのレジスタンスは戦災孤児を中心に、
徐々に勢力を拡大させて……。
集団の中核を担うのは、体格に見合わぬ大剣を振るう少年”シグ”と、
弓の名手である少女”カナリア”。
幾つもの運命線が交差して、やがて物語が形成されてゆく

seijo ga kata wo kakage, tachiagatta taimajosen’sen’.
sono resistance wa sen’saikoji wo chuushin’ ni,
jojo ni seiryoku wo kakudai sasete…….
shuudan’ no chuukaku wo ninau no wa, taikaku ni miawanu daiken’ wo furuu shounen’ “sig” to,
yumi no meishu de aru “canaria”.
ikutsu mo no un’meisen’ ga kousa shite, yagate monogatari ga keisei sareteyuku

The holy virgin raised her flag, and her company stood against the witches.
While most members of the resistance were war orphans,
Their power grew day by day……
At the center stood two: a boy named “Sig” who wielded a sword which looked too big for him,
And a talented archer named, “Canaria”
As the many threads of fate crossed each other, a story begun to take form.

『例え傷だらけになっても、いつかーー!』

tatoe kizudarake ni nattemo, itsuka–!

Though they be covered in scrapes and wounds, their eyes lie on the future!

Moonlight Shines

Requested by: Alice Margatroid

I meant to get this out yesterday, but sleep got in the way.

A classic. I remember when FELT first branched off of Hatsunetsu Mikos and everyone went crazy over them.

This is the FELT method applied to Flandre, haha.

The image I get is a contemplative Flandre who succumbs to instinct.

Notes:
I can’t decide whether “following the threads of fate, I found darkness” is supposed to be a positive inversion of what you might usually say, “I found light” (thus more along the lines of “I finally found darkness”), or as just negative thing (thus more along the lines of “I found only darkness”).

Moonlight shines
U.N.オーエンは彼女なのか?|東方紅魔郷
Vocal+Lyrics: 美歌
Arrangement+Inst+Programming: NAGI☆
Circle: FELT
Album: Flower Flag
Event: Reitaisai 8

月が昇りはじめた頃 満たされてゆく身体
七色光る翼は そっと色を変え 閉じていく

tsuki ga noborihajimeta koro mitasareteyuku karada
nanairo hikaru tsubasa wa sotto iro wo kae tojiteiku

Once the moon begins its climb, I feel something within me fulfilled
My seven-colored wings silently changing their hues as they close upon me

鳴り響く時計の針がやがて
心を 壊していくようだから
染まった赤い瞳を閉じたまま
両手で耳を塞いだ 月が消えるまで

narihibiku tokei no hari ga yagate
kokoro wo kowashiteiku you dakara
somatta akai hitomi wo tojita mama
ryoute de mimi wo fusaida tsuki ga kieru made

When I listen to the sound of the clock’s hands ticking
It feels as if my heart is being shattered to pieces
So with my stained red eyes tightly shut, I wait —
My hands held tightly over my ears, until the moon disappears

絶望の海を 泳ぎきる前に どうか いかせて
運命の糸を 辿って 闇をみつけた

zetsubou no umi wo oyogikiru mae ni dou ka ikasete
un’mei no ito wo tadotte yami wo mitsuketa

Before I swim my way through this sea of despair, please — let me go
Following the threads of fate, I found darkness

未知なる世界に触れて 身体も心も失くすなら

michi naru sekai ni furete karada mo kokoro mo nakusu nara

If I am to lose my body and soul when I touch the world unknown to me, I…

閉じてた翼広げ華麗に舞い散る 心に潜む欲望
染まった 赤い体を覆うように 光をくぐり 走るの 夜が明ける前に

tojiteta tsubasa hiroge karei ni maichiru kokoro ni hisomu yokubou
somatta akai karada wo oou you ni hikari wo kuguri hashiru no yoru ga akeru mae ni

I spread my wings, as desires once lurking in my heart now dance about me
Shielding my red stained body I race under beams of light, before dawn fully breaks

閉じ込めた思い 昇る月と共に忘れゆくの
潤う唇 拭って闇に戻ろう

tojikometa omoi noboru tsuki to tomo ni wasureyuku no
uruou kuchibiru futte yami ni modorou

As the moon rises I forget the thoughts locked within me
Wiping my damp lips, I return to the dark

絶望の海を 泳ぎきる前に どうか いかせて
運命の糸を 辿って 闇をみつけた

zetsubou no umi wo oyogikiru mae ni douka ikasete
un’mei no ito wo tadotte yami wo mitsuketa

Before I swim my way through this sea of despair, please — let me go
Following the threads of fate, I found darkness

閉じ込めた思い 昇る月と共に忘れゆくの
潤う唇 拭って闇に戻ろう

tojikometa omoi noboru tsuki to tomo ni wasureyuku no
uruou kuchibiru futte yami ni modorou

As the moon rises I forget the thoughts locked within me
Wiping my damp lips, I return to the dark

拭って闇に戻ろう。。。

futte yami ni modorou…

I return to the dark…

君に紡ぐ調べ // Kimi ni Tsumugu Shirabe

Nine

Sponsored by: SH

A little absinthe helped set the mood.

Listen here: [sm16345576]

What’s kind of interesting is that this song talks around a story rather than giving the story – maybe the other tracks on the album tell of the story — or it’s purposefully meant to be a mystery, as the final unsung line suggests.

Notes:
The first and final stanzas in 「」 are not sung.

Bisque Doll: ‘bisque’ is a type of unglazed porcelain
Adagio: Italian for “slowly”, a common musical term for slow tempo
Vibrato: Italian for “vibrated”, a common musical term for a note varying in pitch
Pizzicato: Italian for “pinched” or “plucked”, a common musical term for plucking a stringed instrument rather than using the normal method (such as a bow or key press).
Allegro: Italian for “lively or cheerful”, a common musical term for a fast tempo
Amoroso: Italian for “lovingly”, a common musical term

『君に紡ぐ調べ』
 Kimi ni Tsumugu Shirabe
 A Melody for You
Vocals: Φ串Φ
Album: Nine

「其れは 誰にも語られず 密やかに朽ち果てゆく 物語」

“It was a story untold, left only to waste away in secret.”

鈍色の空 洋館に響くadagio
遠い日の記憶 儚く揺れる
翳り深く 閉ざされた部屋の中
二度と戻らぬ 眩い光

nibiiro no sora yakata ni hibiku adagio
tooi hi no yume hakanaku yureru
kagerifukaku tozasareta heya no naka
nidoto modoranu mabayui hikari

The sky grey, an adagio plays through this mansion
Like a dream, memories of long past faintly shimmer
But to this closed off room locked in deep shadow
That brilliant light which once was, will never return

硝子の瞳には 何映すの?
抜け殻の君 僕だけの陶磁器人形

glass no hitomi ni wa nani utsusu no?
nukegara no kimi boku dake no bisque doll

What do your glass eyes see?
O my bisque doll, the shell of who you once were

Ah vibratoが掛かっても 揺り動かせないよ
Ah 軽やかなpizzicato 弾まない君の感情
夜の帳 太陽の隠れんぼ 暁が一番瞑くて

ah vibrato ga kakattemo yuriugokasenai yo
ah karoyaka na pizzicato hazumanai kimi no kokoro
yoru no tobari taiyou no kakuren’bo akatsuki ga ichiban’ kurakute

Oh, not with a vibrato can I shake you
Oh, not with a lively pizzicato can I make your heart dance
The sun still hides behind the curtain of night, darkest before the dawn

時計の針を 止めた部屋の窓辺に
光と闇が 虚しく踊る
あれは少し 昔の噺 悲劇
物語の幕開けは 君の無垢な優しさ

tokei no hari wo tometa heya no madobe ni
hikari to yami ga munashiku odoru
are wa sukoshi mukashi no hanashi tragedy
monogatari no makuake wa kimi no muku na yasashisa

On the windowsill in a room where the clocks have gone still
Light and darkness dance lifelessly
A tragedy it was, not so long ago
When the curtain rose, it did over your cherubic kindness

忌むべき空色さえ 透き通っていた
整わぬ動悸は allegro
ただただただ そう 見詰めて見守っていられれば 好かったんだ
その微笑み 永久にと願う 瞬間

imubeki sorairo sae sukitooteita
totonowanu douki wa allegro
tada tada tada sou mitsumete mimamotteirarereba yokattan’da
sono hohoemi towa ni to negau shun’kan’

Even that cursed blue sky was clear then
My heart racing in an erratic allegro
Oh, how happy I would have been just to watch over you
But the moment I wished your smile to last forever…

嵐が過ぎて残ったのは 君のカタチだけ?

arashi ga sugite nokotta no wa kimi no katachi dake?

After the storm had passed, is this — this shape of you all that is left?

始まる 今宵も二人の孤独
抜け殻の君 僕だけの陶磁器人形

hajimaru koyoi mo futari no solitude
nukegara no kimi boku dake no bisque doll

The night falls again tonight on our solitude
O my bisque doll, the shell of who you once were

Ah 指をすべり伝う音は 狂おしい程のamoroso
強く刻む pizzicato 痛み背負い続けても
Ah vibrato 織り重ねて 揺らす月の軌跡       

ah yubi wo suberitsutau ne wa kuruoshii hodo no amoroso
tsuyoku kizamu pizzicato itami seoitsudzuketemo
ah vibrato orikasanete yurasu tsuki no kiseki

Oh, this melody playing from my fingertips is a crazed amoroso
No matter the pain I feel from this intense pizzicato
Oh, I weave layer upon layer of vibrato, swaying the path of the moon

ah tomedonai inori nosete kimi ni tsumugu shirabe

Oh, with unending prayers, this melody I play for you

夜の帳 終わらない隠れんぼ 朝焼けをひたすら夢見て

yoru no tobari owaranai kakuren’bo asayake wo hitasura yumemite

Unrelenting, the sun still hides behind the curtain of night as I dream only of the dawn

「二人だけの箱庭 物語の結末は ただ 彼等の胸の中」

“A secret garden for two, this story’s end lies only within their hearts.”

KISS OF DEATH

I decided to slowly make my way towards this series after hearing Nika Lenina’s cover.

KISS OF DEATH
歌:中島美嘉
作編曲・作詞:HYDE
編曲:Carlos K.

そばに来て 崩れゆく抑制
ボクを怖がらないで

soba ni kite kuzureyuku yokusei
boku wo kowagaranaide

As you come closer, restraints fall away
But don’t be frightened

飛べない鳥が夢見た空
交わってく色 それは違うred

tobenai tori ga yumemita sora
majiwatteku iro sore wa chigau red

This is the sky dreamt by us flightless birds
But the color bleeding in is a red that shouldn’t be

ドアを叩く音にボクは耳を塞いだ
叩いてるのはキミ?それとも他の?

door wo tataku oto ni boku wa mimi wo fusaida
tataiteru no wa kimi? soretomo hoka no?

I plug my ears as someone bangs on the door
Is it you, or someone else?

Will your lips taste the kiss of death?

ダーリン運命が血管を走るよ
動き始めた世界 …愛?
誰よりも溶け合いたいよダーリン
ボクを怖がらないで Kiss me now

darling un’mei ga kekkan’ wo hajiru yo
ugoki hajimeta sekai …ai?
dare yori mo tokeaitai yo darling
boku wo kowagaranaide kiss me now

Darling, fate pulses through our veins
The world’s begun to turn.. is this love?
More than any other, I want to melt with you, Darling
Don’t be be frightened — kiss me now

キミを味わいたい …そんなボクは変?
一人じゃそれは感じられない

kimi wo ajiwaitai …son’na boku wa hen’?
hitori ja sore wa kan’jirarenai

I want to taste you… Does that make me strange?
This is something you can’t feel alone

抱きしめ合うのは傷を塞ぐから
ボクの唇がその息を塞ぐ

dakishimeau no wa kizu wo fusagu kara
boku no kuchibiru sono iki wo fusagu

We embrace to keep ourselves from bleeding out
But my lips meet yours to steal your breath

Will your lips taste the kiss of death?

ダーリン鼓動が指の先まで
溶け出す気持ちは何? …ねぇ?
そばに来て 崩れゆく抑制
ボクを怖がらないで Kiss me now, my love

darling kodou ga yubi no saki made
tokedasu kimochi wa nani? …nee?
soba ni kite kuzureyuku yokusei
boku wo kowagaranaide kiss me now, my love

Darling, as our pulses throb at our fingertips
What is this feeling melting between us? What is it?
As you come closer, restraints fall away
But don’t be frightened — kiss me now, my love

死は逝くときと似た
感覚とキミの味がした

shi wa yuku toki to nita
kan’kaku to kimi no aji ga shita

Death feels like the passage of time
And it tastes just like you

Did your lips taste the kiss of death?

ダーリン運命が血管を走るよ
動き始めた世界 …愛?
誰よりも溶け合いたいよダーリン
ボクを怖がらないで
キミを味あわせて Kiss me now

darling un’mei ga kekkan’ wo hajiru yo
dakihajimeta sekai …ai?
dare yori mo tokeaitai yo darling
boku wo kowagaranaide
kimi wo aji awasete kiss me now

Darling, fate pulses through our veins
The world’s begun to turn.. is this love?
More than any other, I want to melt with you, Darling
But don’t be be frightened
Pair your taste with mine — kiss me now