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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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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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Pizuya’s Cell – それもまた一興

Title: それもまた一興 (It’s Still Fun)
Circle: Pizuya’s Cell
Album: 共犯ストラテジー
Vocal: 普透明度 (futoumeido)
Arrangement: Pizuya’s Cell
Original: パンデモニックプラネット (Pandemonic Planet)
Release Date: Dec 30, 2015 (Comiket 89)

The romaji on the video is inaccurate, so follow the one on these blogs.

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Kinema106 – クレイジーソルジャー

Title: クレイジーソルジャー (Crazy Soldier)
Circle: キネマ106 – Kinema106
Album: 深淵
Vocal: kalon.
Arrangement: Tom, jun-jun
Release Date: Dec 28, 2014 (C87)

Are you RE-ady?

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帝國交響楽団 – 天翔る龍は闇に笑む

Title: 天翔る龍は闇に笑む (The Dragon Soaring the Heavens Smiles at the Darkness)
Circle: 帝國交響楽団 (Empire Ensemble)
Album: 陽はまた昇る (The Sun Also Rises)
Vocal: ℃iel
Arrangement: -SEKI
Release Date: Dec 30, 2013 (C85)
Art: kurokky709
Requested by: Kuro Usagi

Tenryuu-chan isn’t afraid of the dark!

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Trinity Note – 閃界面

Title: 閃界面 (Flickering Surface)
Circle: Trinity Note
Album: Never Blue
Vocal: 冴花 (Saeka)
Arrangement: 司/19G
Release Date: Dec 28, 2014 (C87)
Art: ててう (teteu)

Requested by Kuro Usagi.  The title, Flickering Surface, has a double meaning.  Surface can mean surface of water, but it can also mean user interface.  One flickering surface is the waters where Hiryuu sank, and the other surface your screen playing KanColle where she is reborn.

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東方事変 – スーパースター

Title: スーパースター (Superstar)
Circle: 東方事変 (Touhou Jihen)
Album: 絶倫パトロール (Peerless Patrolwoman)
Vocal: IZNA
Arrangement: NSY
Original: パンデミックプラネット (Pandemonic Planet)
Release Date: Dec 30, 2015 (C89)

To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of the original Pandemonic Planet.  However, you can really throw out a lot of parts and make it into something incredible, such as this inspiring motivational song.  Touhou Jihen completely transformed the theme into something new and I’m a huge fan of it.  Also, that’s two songs translated now where Hecatia is bored.

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Kinema106 – レンドエンズ

Title: レンドエンズ (Rend Ens)
Circle: キネマ106 (Kinema 106)
Album: 深淵
Vocal: kalon.
Arrangement: Tom, jun-jun
Release Date: Dec 28, 2014 (C87)

It’s not Batman!

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GET IN THE RING – ROLLING MY LIFE


Title: ROLLING MY LIFE
Vocal: みぃ (Mie)
Arrangement: GCHM
Lyrics: Jell
Circle: GET IN THE RING
Album: 東方幻奏響uroboros弐 ~fAIRYtAILoVERdRIVE~
Original: The Road of the Apotropaic God ~ Dark Road
Release Date: Dec 29, 2014 (Comiket 87)

This is the very first Touhou song I translated, which happened over a year ago. Coming back to your old work leaves one feeling uncomfortable with… I wonder if I’ll have the same feeling new year. As for the song, I knew that the song was fairly raunchy, but in my second passthrough I noticed a LOT more dirty language. Not sure how I feel about that but what can you expect from such a song?

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