Vocals: Kotohge Mai (小峠 舞)
Arranged by： W*M
Album: Evening Poem [夕詠 SEKIEI]
Event: Kouroumu 5
Original Theme: Akutagawa Ryuunosuke’s ‘Kappa’ ~ Candid Friend [芥川龍之介の河童 ～ Candid Friend]
Requested by: Quwanti
Subtitled video courtesy of Quwanti: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fyimb7uI64M
The lyrics are basically a series of couplets.
I felt like ending each one with an ellipsis…
Anyway, putting that aside, this song is made up of a series of self-contained ‘images’ that come together to form a whole. Nitori appears to be the star – it follows her everyday life, touching briefly on the Scarlet Mist incident, before recounting her experiences during the story of Mountain of Faith. With its lush accompaniment, you can almost see the images that are being painted…
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hikaru oborozuki minamo ni utsuri yugamu
ikioi wo mashite iwa ni shibuki tobichiru yofuke
It is late at night, and the rising moon’s reflection is distorted on the water’s surface.
The water’s spray flies against the rocks, with growing force…
miwatasu to hitotsu fui ni todoku shirase wo
yukkuri nagamete wa shisen tooku ni tobashite iru
I gaze into the distance, and a message suddenly arrives.
I calmly stare at something flying far away in my field of vision…
ashimoto tsukaru mizuiro
shidai ni kasa fue fukaku
My feet are submerged in the light-blue water,
Which slowly increases in volume and becomes deeper…
yurayura kagayaku himitsu no yuuga na jikan
dare mo ga mitoreru kouka nouri ni nokoru
It was a slowly swaying, sparkling, secret, elegant time.
The scarlet mist that fascinated everyone remains in my mind…
(kikoete kuru kawa no seseragi are)
(I can hear it – the babbling of that distant stream…)
izure otozureru kono saki wo koeru mono
chigau kehai kanji yokisenu koto ga okoru
They will eventually arrive – the ones who will cross beyond this point.
I can feel an unfamiliar presence; an unexpected incident shall occur…
zawameki midareru nami tani ni kie
nagare ga shizumare shi toki
The waves stir and lapse into chaos, as I disappear into the valley,
Until the flow quietens down again…
sarasara tokimeku aka ni suikomare
kurokami nabikase nobori fuwari azayaka ni
I breathe in that rustling, throbbing red mist.
The black-haired one wins me over and ascends, gently and vividly…
kirakira kagayaki shitataru shizuku ga odori
ansan no you ni yuragu
The dripping water, which sparkles brilliantly, dances.
It sways like fizzing bubbles…
hirahira ochiteku watashi shika shiranai hana
sasagete tsutaeru omoi
They flutter and fall – those flowers that only I know.
I consecrate these memories and convey them…
egao totomoni sashidasu te wo
I tie my hands to yours, presenting them
With a smile…