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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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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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Pizuya’s Cell – 結露スル喫茶店

Title: 結露スル喫茶店 (The Condensing Coffee Shop)
Circle: Pizuya’s Cell
Vocal: 不透明度 (Futoumeido)
Arrangement: ぴずや (Pizuya)
Release Date: Aug 12, 2016 (C90)
Original: 禁忌の膜壁 (Membrane Wall of Taboo)
Requested By: Eiki Shiki

A sweeter journey made by two girls.  The coffee shop in the title is actually a “Kissaten”, which is a Japanese tea and coffee shop.

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Pizuya’s Cell – ノスタルジックロマンスアドベンチャー

Title: ノスタルジックロマンスアドベンチャー (Nostalgic Romance Adventure)
Circle: Pizuya’s Cell
Vocal:  ランコ(Ranko), 普透明度 (Futomeido)
Arrangement: ぴずや (Pizuya)
Release Date: Aug 12, 2016 (C90)
Original: ラストオカルティズム ~ 現し世の秘術師  (Last Occultism ~ Esotericist of the Present World)
Requested By: Eiki Shiki

Sumireko thinks she’s hot stuff and tried to break into Hell.  When she does, something terrible happens.

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Title: 卍ZAKURA
Vocal: Nana Takahashi
Arrangement: lapix
Release Date: May 8, 2016 (Reitaisai 13)
Requested By: Eiki Shiki

Samurai Youmu expresses her undying loyalty for mistress Yuyuko.

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Pizuya’s Cell – ラビットシュレッダー

Title: ラビットシュレッダー (Rabbit Shredder)
Circle: Pizuya’s Cell
Vocal:  普透明度 (Futoumeido)
Arrangement: ぴずや (Pizuya)
Release Date:  May 5, 2016 (Reitaisai 13)
Requested By: Eiki Shiki

A song about Junko’s pure fury.  Also, check out Hecatia’s song, それもまた一興, which I also translated.

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Pizuya’s Cell – ナノ・プローブ

Title:  ナノ・プローブ  (Nano Probe)
Circle:  Pizuya’s Cell
Vocal: Futoumeido
Arrangement: Pizuya’s Cell
Lyrics:  rudder-k
Release Date:  May 08, 2016 (Reitaisai 13)
Requested By: Eiki Shiki

A powerful song about the differences between immortal and mortals.  The singer of this song is an immortal of some sort (maybe Doremy since she’s a youkai) who simultaneously admires and is confused by the seemingly insignificant human life.  She then turns to reflecting on her own immortal life, unable to understand what that is either.

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Riverside – divergent

Title: divergent
Circle: Riverside
Album: Fleurir…
Vocal: 秣本 瑳羅 (Sara Matsumoto)
Arrangement: _yoc
Original: Double Spoiler – Event Coverage Theme 1
Requested by:  Hakurei Shrine

Double Spoiler arrange by Riverside.  Seems to be a song about fantasy love.

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