RURUTIA - Pluie (English 'welp I tried' version)

dear rurutia,

can u not write songs too beautyly
my heart cannot take
i may die 'too much pretty song' one day
but not that im not looking forward to that tho

soon dead,

Anyhow, here's my take. I've seen others' and there are many differences than what I came up with.
There's just too many 'omg so deep i can't even see anymore' lines in this song.

Prolly help if I would finish the game Atelier Escha & Logy first maybe.

Pluie [ French for 'rain']
Lyrics:  Rurutia

渦巻く 花びらが 空へと舞い上がり また落ちていく
遥かな大地 乾いた風 君と二人 歩き進んでく

何もあげられない 何も この手に残っていなくて
ただ 地平線に滲む炎が 希望という名前なら それだけでいい

ずっとその胸に描いてた 物語の風景の果てに
君の探し求める答えがあるのなら ああ
ねえ ほら オーロラに導かれるように
プリズムの波を渡り 前だけを見て

やがて燃え尽き世界が飲み込まれても 君に血潮を捧げよう

輝く君の飛び立つ姿 銀の灯を身にまとう
その瞬間を見届ける事こそが この胸の答え
ねえ きっと オーロラに導かれて 一人
プリズムの波を渡り 旅立つ君に
光の雨は降る uh…

ずっとその胸に描いてた 物語の風景の果てに
君の探し求める答えがあるのなら ああ


Flower petals swirling up towards the sky, only to fall back again to the ground
We continued to walk together, the two of us, in the dry air of a distant land

I have nothing to give, none at all remained with me
But if I can just name the fading flame over the horizon a hope, then that will be enough

The answers you seek had always been there;
at the very edge of the scenery in the story drawn in your heart
Hey look, the auroras are like a guide (leading towards there)
Although we can only watch them from across the prismatic waves,
Seeing through the rain of lights

I would still be offering all of me* for you
Even if I would be completely consumed by this burning world

Certainly, just to see you - clad in silver flame, shining so brightly,
Just to witness that moment when you took off;
are all the answers to my story**
Hey, for surely the auroras will be as your guide;
for your journey to cross the prismatic waves alone
The rain of lights are falling...

The answers you seek had always been there;
at the very edge of the scenery in the story drawn in your heart


* 血潮 (chishio), from what I can find, literally meant the 'blood spilled from your body'.
though I don't doubt Rurutia intended for the literal meaning - she had mentioned 'willing to kill' in her lyrics before,
I'm going for the far-fetched metaphorical meaning instead

** referred to the previous chorus. literal translation will not mean much.

[sharing] Haruka to Miyuki

ハルカトミユキ (literally, Haruka and Miyuki in English), is a duo of poet as vocalist and an eccentric (said so in the official website, not me) keyboardist. They met while in university and formed a band for the love of the same type of music. Their music is described as Alternative Folk. Check out their Youtube channel for some PVs.

Discovered them by chance. They're great to listen to for fans of grunge-y type of music, but they do catchy-tune Pop too.


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2013 IN JPOP!

It's that time of the year again. The whole album releases in 2013, in three fun categories. Also three more fun acknowledgements.

If you're interested in any of what you see here, leave me a comment. I'll see if I can upload it for you.

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Kinda okay... I guess
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No, I don't think so
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Best album of the year (not in order)
Perfume - LEVEL3
Yousei Teikoku - PAX VESANIA
Akiko Shikata - Turaida
Yasuha Kominami - Chimera

Best song of the year (not in order)
Akiko Shikata - Kaseki no Rakuen
BABYMETAL - Megitsune
Kalafina - Manten
Perfume - 1mm

Best find of the year
Sayaka Shionoya

Yousei Teikoku - missing [English translation]

I like this song best from Pax Vesania. close tie with Solitude, which fyi will be my next translation. either that or Zetsubou Plantation.

I appreciate if no one use my translation as the 'real' translation because I heavily depends on google translate and my meager understanding of Japanese.

Yousei Teikoku - missing
Lyrics by: Yui

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* - made that one up. sry. don't know how to translate that AND make sense of it.

Yousei Teikoku - Astral Dogma [ English Translation - 'I tried' ver.]

You know you're fucked with your translation when the part you get problems the most was the chorus. Yes. This happened for this particular song. Which is pretty bad, since I really like the song. Sorry if I ruined the song for you guys.

Anyhow, here's my best try. My understanding is that the song tells a story of an heir to a collapsed empire, and how she was determined to bring it back to its former glory... or something in that manner. I'm not so sure.

Yousei Teikoku - Astral Dogma
Lyrics by Yui

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* - I get the 'yureru honoo' part, the rest is a case of lolwat
** - Akasha is sanskrit for ether, but she mentioned that in the previous line already so I left it as it is
*** - yeah I just made this up. I don't know who or what Ripika stands for.

Yousei Teikoku - Kanzen Houkai Paradox [English translation]

lol why am i still translating tho my Japanese so meh IRDK but I really like this song so I wanna know what's it about and I did so YAY! Thank you WWWJDIC!

The whole idea of this song is probably during the last day of the earth a.k.a Judgement Day. She sees everything that is wrong and corrupt with the world, heard the voices of her bad and good conscience, then later questions herself. Pretty much a typical Yui's writing.

Kanzen Houkai Paradox
(Complete collapse of paradox)
By: Yousei Teikoku
Lyrics by: Yui

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Godly songs? Here's mine.

So recently I came across a post on aramatheydidnt about a ranking of God Songs. As expected from mainstream Jpop, most of them are idols  and male vocalists but unfortunately irrelevant to my interest. This slightly offended me but I know I was never the 'normal' fan of Jpop.

Anyhow, I thought I might share my own Top 10 Godly Songs. Complete with downloads. YAY!
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2012 - Another year in my Jpop

I really need to cut down on my unhealthy Jpop intake. It's eating too much of my time. I have 3 books still sitting pretty in their plastic shrink wrap for months. Not to mention the growing numbers of abandoned fanfics, translation projects... BUT I JUST FACKING CANT HOW THE FACK YOU STOP DOING SOMETHING YOU LOVE FOR ALMOST TEN YEARS?! All 16k+ of my Jpop are illegal. I'm really sorry, Japanese music industry, but your stuff is just so good yet so expensive.

Anyhow. Here's the years album releases broke down to three general ratings.

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Top 10 Songs of 2012
1. hitomi - ↑↓
2. ALI PROJECT - Gansakushi
3. RURUTIA - The Name of Anger
4. Tommy heavenly6 - I'M YOUR DEVIL
5. Yousei Teikoku - Herrscher
6. mini - Are U Ready?
7. Tommy february6 - HOT CHOCOLATE
8. Yasuha Kominami - Trash
9. MONKEY MAJIK - Headlight
10. Perfume - Hurly Burly