落砂 ⏐ Yonder Voice

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Falling Sand

Yonder Voice
arrange/compose: yato
vocal: 瑶山百霊
lyrics: 蒼羅杏

album: 桜風の誓い (Oath of the Cherry Blossom Wind) | Web
event: Reitaisai 14

original
Sailor of Time

From the booklet, a ‘morally suspect’-looking Chiyuri with sand slipping and falling out from her fingers… In this story, the end of the world is told. Read More »

桜風の誓い ⏐ Yonder Voice

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The Oath of the Cherry Blossom Wind

Yonder Voice
arrange/compose: 天遊
vocal: 瑶山百霊
lyrics: 蒼羅杏

album: 桜風の誓い | Web
event: Reitaisai 14

original
広有射怪鳥事 ~ Till When?
(Hiroari Shoots a Strange Bird ~ Till When?)

To be honest, I am really, really happy about this translation… to the point where I can barely express it. Surprisingly, this took me less than three days. Granted, I was focusing entirely on translating this song, procrastination aside. ( ̄v ̄ )º>

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Re:AI ⏐ QUINTET

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Re:AI

QUINTET
Arrange: Solaris (Virgin Noize)
Vocal: Naodash

Album: Re:Do | Web | Bandcamp
Event: Comiket 84

Original
リーインカーネイション
(Reincarnation)

Frankly, a random translation of a song I like from an album I hadn’t listened to in a long time, because whims! This album is a personal favourite. If you’re a fan of 東方EDM style music or just looking for a new circle to appreciate… etc., I totally recommend giving this album a listen. (⌒ω⌒)

In this song, an A.I. strives to meet her friend…

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[Revision] 灰色の涙 ⏐ cordelia

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灰色の涙
Ashen Tears

cordelia / THE OTHER FLOWER
arrangement, lyrics: devilish5150
vocal: YURiCa/花たん
piano: うぃんぐ
bass: beriko
drums: Syotaro Yamauchi
mixing: ハンゾー

original Album: 東方幻奏響UROBOROS業~eNDoFtHEuLTIMATEoVERdRIVE~ | Web
original Release: Comiket 91

original song
ネクロファンタジア (Necrofantasia)

This song was later re-released in 椿 (Carmilia; THE OTHER FLOWER) for Reitaisai 14 this year. This would now be the Ver. 4 translation, an update from the Ver. 3.5 translation from last year… 😅😅😅

I remember how much difficulty I had with this translation back then. I was pretty much just starting out then, and it’s interesting to realize how much of an easier time I had with it compared to when I first started (I was agonizing over this for slightly over a month before I ended up publishing, and then some). Now it only took me roughly three days.

I thought I might have exaggerated when I said that there would be a ‘massive revision’, but it might have been a different song for all I know. Read More »

HAZARD☢AREA ⏐ SOUND HOLIC

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SOUND HOLIC
arrange: 709sec.
vocal: Mayumi Morinaga
lyrics: Nana Takehashi

album: 地霊 -CHIREI- | Web
release: Reitaisai 14 | RTS14

originals
[1] 旧地獄街道を行く
(Walking the Streets of a Former Hell)
[2] 華のさかづき大江山
(A Flower-Studded Sake Dish on Mt. Ooe)

Mayumi Morinaga is also known as ‘senya’ from Yuuhei Satellite.

When this song started playing after Nana’s Eurobeat track, my mouth may have dropped open. I could go on and on about how awesome this track is, but that would be a waste of time! (P.S. The entire album rocks!)

Herein, the Bestial Demon Yuugi is unleashed.

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縹色スカイウォーカー ⏐ Yonder Voice

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Indigo Skywalker

Yonder Voice
compose & arrange: 風霊狼
vocal: hopechong
lyrics: 蒼羅杏 (Anzu Sora)

album: 桜風の誓い (Oath of the Cherry Blossom Wind) | Web
release: Reitaisai 14

original
妖怪裏参道
(Youkai Back Shrine Road)

I got my RTS14 albums yesterday! I had expected them to come today, actually. Way to go, coming a day earlier and messing with my plans! 😊

Another simple and beautiful song sung by hopechong. I’ll leave you to infer who the ‘Indigo Sky Walker’ may be. The Chirstian/Catholic God?

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ΑΤΛΑΝΤΙΣ ⏐ SWING HOLIC

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SWING HOLIC
arrange: Swing Holic Band
vocal: A~YA
lyrics: TETRA塾

album: SWING HOLIC VOL. 16 | Web
event: Comiket 89

originals:
[1]不思議の国のアリス
(Alice In Wonderland)
[2] the Grimoire of Alice

In case you didn’t get the Greek, the song’s name is ATLANTIS.

This is a relatively difficult song to translate, which may have contributed to the length of time it took me to finish it (I’m also forgetful, if you hadn’t noticed before /sarcasm 😅). During this, I started to understand why SWING HOLIC songs don’t get translated often (as I was informed, a very long time ago).

The translation below is heavily based on my interpretation of the song. Though, I wouldn’t be publishing it if I weren’t so confident of it. Nevertheless, do excuse any misinterpretations and kindly point them out for me if you can, 😊.

… Wherein PC-98 Alice seeks out the lost city of Atlantis with her Grimoire.

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冥きゆめみし ⏐ Sound Holic feat. 709sec

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Dark Dreaming

SOUND HOLIC
arrange & vocal: 709sec.
lyrics: Blue E

album: Secret Hunter | Web
event: Reitaisai 13

original
古の冥界寺
(Ancient Temple of the Netherworld)

 

More Sound Holic, 😅. This song is from RTS13, and I’ll be receiving my RTS14 CDs by the end of this week, so expect something from those albums soon.

Hmm… in hindsight, one could possibly think the ‘they’ in my translation could be a ‘she’ at some points, but I used ‘they’ (mostly) throughout the translation mostly to be consistent. *shrugs*

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