アマチュア翻訳者 Amateur Translator

Author: ryuuhoukagiyama (page 1 of 4)

Includeore – slushy poetry feat. 妖狐

Title: slushy poetry
Circle: 俺++ (Includeore)
Vocal: たま(tama), 妖狐 (youko)
Lyrics: 俺++
Arrangement: Coro
Release Date: Dec 29, 2012

One of the first songs I ever translated two years ago, I was stricken by how beautiful and sad it sounded.  I initially thought it was a sad breakup story, but now I think I completely misinterpreted it!  Songs in Japanese rarely use pronouns so it’s up to you to figure out the context of who’s talking to who.  Now that I have a better grasp of the language, I just had to redo the translation.  The song is actually about a boy and a girl who have been friends for a long time, but keep waiting for the other to confess.  Eventually, the girl has to move away and the final standoff (this song) occurs.  This has risen to become my favorite lyrical Touhou pieces of all time.

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ShinRa-Bansho – Life√Butterfly

Title: Life√Butterfly
Circle: 森羅万象 (Shinra-Bansho)
Vocal: めらみぽっぷ
Arrangement: kaztora
Lyrics: ticat
Release Date: Dec 30, 2017

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a translation, even though I’ve been taking Japanese classes the whole time.  Sometimes when you take a break from doing something and come back after lots of practice, you really get to see how much you’ve improved.  I heard this peppy cute song and instantly knew I had to share Eternity Larva’s motivational words with everyone.

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Foods Worth Remembering

Childhood Era

  • Stir-fried Tomatoes and Eggs
  • Thakkali Sadam
  • Stir-Fried Chinese Okra (Luffa) 
  • Gai Lan with Oyster Sauce 
  • Char Siu 
  • Crispy Skin Pork
  • Pork Bun/Nikuman   
  • Peking Duck 
  • Spareribs with Black Beans 
  • Hakka Pork Belly and Taro 
  • Braised Beef and Potato with Star Anise 
  • Turnip Cake 
  • Clams Steamed in Chinese Rice Wine
  • Carrot-Radish Pickles 
  • Wonton Noodle Soup 
  • Fishball Shrimp Egg Noodle Soup 
  • Congee with Canned Eel and Chili Bamboo Shoots 
  • Jellyfish in Sesame Oil 
  • Corn Ham and Mayo Bun 
  • Sausage Bun 
  • Spam Fried Rice 
  • Egg Drop Corn Soup 
  • Spicy Sour Shredded Potato 
  • Steamed Pork and Egg Custard 
  • Steamed Whole Fish w/ Silken Tofu in Ginger Scallion Soy Sauce (Seabass, Tilapia, Rockfish) 
  • Poached Chicken with Ginger Scallion Oil 
  • Soy Sauce Chicken 
  • Chinese Curry Chicken 
  • Chinese Braised Pork and Daikon Radish 
  • Egg Custard with Minced Pork 
  • Lobster Yee Mein 
  • Dried Cuttlefish Strips 
  • Scallion Pancake 
  • Cheung Fun with Sweet Soy Sauce 
  • Szechuan Eggplant Bowl in Garlic Sauce 
  • Chrysanthemum Tea 
  • Sweet Chrysanthemum Drink 
  • Sweetened Soy Milk 

School Era

  • Tater Tots 
  • Chicken Nuggies 
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Baked Beans
  • Bagels with Lox and Cream Cheese
  • Fish Sticks with Tartar Sauce 
  • Bologna Mayo Sandwich 
  • Chicken and Cabbage Dumplings 
  • Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup 
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes 
  • New York Style Pizza 
  • New England Clam Chowder
  • Potato Pea Samosa 
  • Spiral Pasta with Ketchup-Tomato and Provolone Sauce
  • Omurice 
  • Tonkotsu Curry 
  • Unagi Don 
  • Gyudon 
  • Japanese Chicken Curry 
  • Beef Stroganoff
  • Beef, Potato, Cabbage Piroshki 
  • Borsch
  • Hong Kong Spaghetti Bolognese 
  • Lychee Milk Tea 
  • Taiwanese Five-spice Popcorn Chicken 
  • Pho Bo 
  • Bun Bo Hue 
  • Baja Fish Taco 
  • Korean Curry Rice with Kimchi 
  • Lobster Mac and Cheese
  • Apple Pie
  • Apple Cider Glazed Plank Alaskan Salmon 
  • Steak-Frites 
  • Croissant
  • Coq Au Vin
  • Croque Monsieur

College Era

  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken 
  • Collard Greens with Pork and Onions 
  • Cornbread with Whole Kernel Corn
  • Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions 
  • Broccoli Cheddar Soup 
  • Corned Beef Hash  
  • Shrimp and Grits 
  • Spicy Ranch Chicken Sandwich 
  • Texas Brisket 
  • Garlic Toast
  • London Broil with Mushroom Gravy
  • Roast Beef Au Jus
  • Philly Cheesesteak w/ Cherry Peppers and Provolone 
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich w/ Chipotle Mayo 
  • Beer Battered Fish and Chips with Malt Vinegar
  • Salmon en Croute 
  • Full English Breakfast
  • Cottage Pie
  • Injera Bread 
  • Bulgolgi
  • Dolsot Bibimbap 
  • Korean Fried Chicken and Pickled Radish 
  • Tonkotsu Ramen 
  • Renkonage 
  • Tom Yum Goong 

Adult Era

  • Loco Moco
  • Pancakes and Papaya Syrup
  • Ahi Poke
  • Wood Smoked Barbecue Chicken
  • Breakfast Burrito w/ Tomatillo Salsa  
  • Pozole
  • Horchata
  • Kubideh Chelo Kebab 
  • Mussels in Garlic White Wine Sauce 
  • Seafood Paella 
  • Gambad al Pil Pil
  • Pollo a la Brasa
  • Fried Plantains
  • Yucca Fries 
  • Lomo Soltado 
  • Tallarin Zhen Fe 
  • Beef, Olive and Egg Enpanada 
  • Black Bean, Cheese, and Flower Bud Pupusa with Pickles
  • Tamarindo 
  • Maryland Blue Crab Boil 
  • Lebanese Pickles and Halloumi Cheese Pita 
  • Shish Taouk with Toum and Saffron Rice
  • Hummus/Baba Ghanouj 
  • Murgh Makhani
  • Matar Paneer
  • Aloo Gobi
  • Idli Dosa
  • Pav Bhaji 
  • Chili Chicken
  • Dal Fry 
  • Sambar 
  • Hyderabadi Lamb Biryani with Raita 
  • Chimichurri
  • Picanha 
  • Fried Banana
  • Uzbek Plov 
  • Fish Under Coat 
  • Shakshouka 
  • Cumin Lamb Skewers 
  • Big Pan Chicken with Biang Biang Noodles 
  • Beef Patty 
  • Oxtail Stew w/ Rice and Peas 
  • Curry Goat 
  • Drunken Noodle
  • Curry Puff 
  • Pad See Ew 
  • Lard Na 
  • Basil Eggplant 
  • Khao Soi 
  • Boat Noodle 
  • Goi Cuon
  • Bun Cuon 
  • Com Tam 
  • Bun Rieu 
  • Ga Ro Ti 
  • Sweet Garlic Sesame Oil Sauce for KBBQ 
  • Soondubu 
  • Seafood Pancake
  • Bossam 
  • Katsudon 
  • Mayo Shrimp Onigiri 
  • Soba with Grated Daikon Tsuyu 
  • Ootoro on Pink Rock Salt 
  • Matsutake Rice 
  • A5 Wagyu Kobe Sirloin with Awashoyu 
  • Beef and Chestnut Rice 
  • Tsukemen and Dan Dan Men 
  • Takoyaki 
  • Double Uni Gunkanmaki 
  • Shio Ramen
  • Seared Fluke Fin 
  • Bruschetta with Buratta Cheese
  • Prosciutto di Parma 
  • Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena
  • Tagliatelle alla Ragu 
  • Warm Potato and Octopus Salad 
  • Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup 
  • Pickled Wood Ear Mushrooms  
  • Wo Wo Tou 
  • Bingsheng’s Three Flavor Tofu 
  • Shanxi Vinegar 
  • Honey Butter Cornbread with Tomato Jam 
  • Lemon Risotto 
  • Karak 
  • Koshary 

Junko Ohashi – Telephone Number

Title:  大橋純子 – テレフォン・ナンバー
Album: Tea for Tears
Release Date: Jun 2010

I heard this “Awoo 56709” song while browsing through silly memes.  I didn’t expect it to have Japanese lyrics in the beginning, but just the sense of longing in the first verse was enough to spark my curiosity in this old classic.  After finding the lyrics, I felt the song really connected with my mood, so I had to share it.

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Granblue Fantasy – 三羽烏漢唄

Title: 三羽烏漢唄/Sanbagarasu Otoko Uta (Song of the Three Men)
Game: Granblue Fantasy
Vocal: 藤原啓治 (Fujiwara Keiji as Eugen)
小山力也 (Koyama Rikiya as Soriz)
安元洋貴 (Yasumoto Hiroki as Jin)
Arrangement: 山崎淳 (Yamazaki Jun)
Release Date: Jun 22, 2016

I’ve played Granblue with the sound off ever since I started (to save data).  Drum Master was released recently and the boards were filled with Soiya jokes. I finally turned the sound on and the sleeping man within me was awakened…

The term 三羽烏 means a triumvirate, lit. Three Crows.  It describes any three people who excel in any field, commonly used in sports. These three characters are the triumvirate of Granblue’s men!

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid – 迷子のかいじゅう

Title:  迷子のかいじゅう/Maigo no Kaiju (The Little Lost Creature)
Anime: 小林さんちのメイドラゴン (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid)
Vocal: 長縄まりあ (Maria Naganawa)
Arrangement: Arte Refact
Release Date: Mar 15, 2017

It’s been a while since I last translated something, but I recently watched all the episodes of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid and noticed that my listening comprehension was at the point where I could understand large sections of it without needing any subs at all.  Coincidentally, there is a character song album that doesn’t to have been translated by anyone at this point in time.  The show brought me a warm feeling that I hadn’t felt in a while, so this translation is something that I wanted to do naturally.

A Kaijū (怪獣) is often translated as “monster”, although it means “mysterious beast”.  The most famous Kaijū is Godzilla, although the word can mean all different creatures. As Kanna’s character song, I felt creature was a more appropriate word than monster, carrying less of the negative annotations,.

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Kinema106 – 蜻蛉羽

Title:  蜻蛉羽 (Dragonfly Wings)
Circle: Kinema106
Vocal: kalon.
Arrangement: Tom
Release Date: Aug 15, 2014
Requested By: VocalC Google

An old way to say dragonfly is 蜻蛉 “Akitsu”.  This is not officially the Akitsu in Akitsumaru, but Tom makes it seem appropriate.  The song is about Akitsumaru’s final raid and sinking as she reminiscences about childhood songs.   En route to the Phillipines on November 1944, Akitsumaru is sunk by USS Queenfish’s torpedoes striking her depth charges.  Over the next 24 hours, 310 of Akitsumaru’s 2,300 men are saved by the other ships in her convoy.   Coincidentally, rescuing survivors is also known as dragonfly fishing in Japanese.

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Halozy – どこドア

Title:  どこドア (The Wherever Door)
Circle: Halozy
Vocal: 夕月椿 (Tsubaki)
Arrangement: sumijun & アサヒ
Lyrics: sumijun & アサヒ
Release Date: Dec 29, 2016 (C91)

A delightful arrangement of Last Remote in a major Scale, with a couple of reference to D○raemon.  Thanks to Sterngazer for the official lyrics.

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Yonder Voice – 白い海

Title:  白い海 (The White Sea)
Circle: Yonder Voice
Vocal: 瑶山百霊
Arrangement: LEMiao
Release Date:  Dec 29, 2016

I knew this song was sad and beautiful, but never expected how emotional I got after I finished. This song hit me personally because it described when I watched my grandmother pass away, from her point of view. Not only that, but she was also quite a believer in Taoism herself.

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R-Note – 夢 ゆらゆら

Title: 夢 ゆらゆら (A Dream Rocking Back and Forth)
Circle: あ~るの~と (R-Note)
Album: 深海棲歌DIVE
Vocal: MARu
Arrangement: 芳葉
Original: 索敵機、発艦始め! (Scout Planes, Take Off!)
Release Date: Aug 14, 2015 (C88)

A song so beautiful that I asked my friend in Japan to buy the album just for the lyrics.  I’m not completely sure that this song is about Mizuho, but there is good evidence.

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