Contact

This page is meant to serve as a sort of general ‘contact’ page – so, feel free to comment here if you have any comments that don’t fit on any of the dedicated pages.

I won’t accept commissions for translations, but I’m happy to take donations. My main currency is the Australian Dollar, so I guess that works in my favour. Also, apparently you don’t need a Paypal account to make a donation – just a credit/debit card. If you decide to give money, please send me an e-mail or leave a comment to let me know.

I would like to eventually phase out this option in favour of asking people to buy my albums instead. At least you get something tangible out of it (even if you don’t like my music…)


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52 thoughts on “Contact

  1. Marisa~Nya April 6, 2015 / 6:01 pm

    Ah….also, I’ll put this here. But I think I speak on behalf of many of the people requesting things from you here on this page that, again, I would like to say thank you and that you do a great job. I consider any translator doing work on a level only one below actual circle arrangers, which are second only to ZUN himself. I REALLY respect what you do, and I don’t think of you as any sort of translating robot. If it ever seems like I (or rather, we) overwhelm you with requests, I’m REALLY sorry. Anyways…just wanted to make sure you know ❤

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    • releska April 6, 2015 / 7:26 pm

      Thank you :’) Reading comments like that means a lot! Of course, none of this would be possible without ZUN and the arrangers + lyricists, but I’m grateful to have the support of everyone who puts requests in and reads my translations 🙂 Thanks again!

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  2. mekouchii May 25, 2015 / 9:48 am

    Thanks for all the work you did for me (and everyone else), buddy. You are really awesome, let alone the fact that you translated so much for me from this Reitaisai in lightspeed.
    I hope you decide to take donations one day, because that would be the second thing I’d use PayPal for once I turn 18, directly after my first Shibayan album, of course.
    Stay amazing! ★

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    • releska May 25, 2015 / 1:03 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂 Honestly, I’ve really enjoyed translating all these songs over the last few months, and since I’m studying Japanese at university, it’s like I’m killing 2 birds with one stone >_< So I'll keep doing my best!
      Thanks again for your support (and the requests, too). I enjoy watching your subtitled videos, so keep up the good work with them, too! 😀

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  3. Eiki June 17, 2015 / 9:10 am

    Okay, I just have a little question: could you tell me what 憂威 means?

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    • releska June 17, 2015 / 9:32 am

      This is one of those ‘words’ that isn’t actually a word, but is rather a string of kanji. In this case, I think it’s meant to be read as ‘ゆうい’ (yuui).

      The first Kanji (憂 – ‘yuu’) means ‘melancholy,’ and the second (威 – ‘i’) means ‘power’ (in the sense of ‘influence/authority’) or ‘majesty.’ So when you put the two together, I think it means something like ‘Melancholy Power’

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        • releska June 17, 2015 / 4:54 pm

          Is there a particular sentence or anything it’s used in? I meant to ask about it earlier, but I forgot…

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          • Eiki June 17, 2015 / 8:47 pm

            Well, it’s in title of a song, and the rest is in katakana. Which seems to mean ‘lamentation’

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            • Eiki June 28, 2015 / 4:53 am

              Oh, and do you know how to translate this: 冬空のアルペジオ

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              • releska June 28, 2015 / 8:59 am

                It means “Arpeggio of the Winter Sky.” Arpeggio is a musical term (the notes of a chord played one by one, in order), and the rest should be pretty straightforward 🙂

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  4. Eiki September 23, 2015 / 5:14 am

    Hello, I wanted to ask you one thing about this translation
    お元気ですか

    こちら雨です
    窓の花がしとしとしています
    早く晴れればいいのにね

    それでは
    またお会いしましょう

    愛をこめて

    Can that mean
    “Hello, how are you?

    Here’s raining
    The drizzle is falling on the flowers outside the window
    I wish the weather would get better soon

    So
    Let’s meet again someday

    With love”
    Thanks!

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    • releska September 23, 2015 / 8:26 am

      Yeah, that’s fine! If anything, I’d replace ‘Here’s raining’ to ‘It’s raining here’ to make it sound even more natural, but the rest is fine 🙂

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    • releska December 21, 2015 / 3:28 pm

      Hello! I managed to finish translating the titles: http://pastebin.com/wBd2T3iA
      I tried to romanise as many of them as I could. Some place names might also be different, since I haven’t played the full game.

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  5. ze January 12, 2016 / 11:54 am

    Hi, I sent a little donations to your PayPal. Please check it for received it even though it isn’t much 8’)

    I really appreciate your translations! The trivia / the meaning of Japanese metaphors you give to us really made us became more understand about the lyrics. Plus, I may use your translations as subtitles for my fanmade PV (with original characters or Touhou characters) for the future if you don’t mind…and probably I will request some lyrics again next time.

    Thank you very much for your hard work!

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    • releska January 12, 2016 / 12:27 pm

      I saw that! Thank you so much 🙂 From my end, I really appreciate the kind comments I receive from you and the other people who read my translations. Honestly, it’s helped make something that I started to improve my Japanese skills into something even more fulfilling. Good luck with your future endeavours! Thanks once more for the support 🙂 I look forward to translating more of your requests…!

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  6. DastevEnoch March 21, 2016 / 2:33 am

    Hey Releska! I’ve just seen your post regarding the changes of your blog and I find it admirable that you’ve been asking for permission of the circles in order to post their lyrics.

    I couldn’t understand the post very well though, so I ought to ask. In cases such as RD Sounds, for example, will you still keep the lyrics in romaji? Heh, this might sound silly but I really like understanding what the singer is saying (or even singing along sometimes!) so I really appreciate them.

    Thanks in advance!

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    • releska March 21, 2016 / 7:15 am

      Thanks for the support 🙂 Unfortunately, I’ll be removing the romaji from those posts as well. It’s a really grey area, but I want to make sure that what I do matches exactly what the circles want me to do! In some cases it will be ‘English translation only’ but in other cases, posting lyrics + romaji will be allowed too.

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      • DastevEnoch March 21, 2016 / 8:00 am

        Oh that’s a shame! But I understand your reasoning, so no problem. It’s still very cool of you to be asking for the circles for permission!

        I’m quite curious about why they would allow english lyrics to be posted but not the other types, though. Oh well!

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  7. Runixzan July 10, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know that on the Index page, the link to Black Parrot by monochrome-coat doesn’t lead anywhere. Cheers.

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  8. Slascoplerd July 14, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Hello, Releska! I have a simple question regarding your translations:
    Do you accept requests from people to translate e-mails and similar things?
    Also, will you ever consider translating doujin songs that aren’t Touhou related?

    I’m in need of help to contact some doujin composers and request their permissions to use their songs in my videos (the reason I need doujin songs is because I couldn’t find other song types that fit with what I’m making)

    Sorry if you’ve already answered this somewhere and I’m too ignorant to look for it, but I just wanted some clarification. Thanks in advance!

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    • releska July 15, 2016 / 6:09 pm

      Hello! I do translate doujin songs that aren’t Touhou-related [they’re at the bottom of my index page], so I’m happy to help out. I can also translate e-mails. but it generally takes a bit longer. Please send me an e-mail and we can discuss this further 🙂

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      • Slascoplerd July 15, 2016 / 8:38 pm

        Thank you for the confirmation! I wrote down your e-mail, I’ll contact you when I have the time!

        As of now I’m receiving help from some others who show interest in helping translate my e-mails, so I’ll need to have them confirm first (whether they actually have time to help or not) before I contact you through there.

        Also at the moment my e-mail has been blocked for unknown reasons meaning I can’t contact you (nor anyone else) through that. Apologies!

        Anyhow, as I said I’ll contact you whenever time allows and if the other volunteers aren’t available. Until then!

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        • releska July 17, 2016 / 9:23 am

          That’s not a problem! I’m here to help if needed 🙂

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  9. yarento August 11, 2016 / 7:19 am

    HELLO RELESKA!

    first of all, sorry if i make some typo’s english is not my native idiom(greetings from Mexico!).

    I am really happy for your traslations as i really love Sally albums/songs, you even translate them to the point to pinpoint the feelings of the song or even decrypt a posibble message. you are awesome for that!!

    i would like to ask for a commision but since i don’t like ask whitout give i be already donated you something (is not that much but i hope it helps ;A 😉

    it even has the lirycs there. i hope its not bottersome

    and again, thx so much for your awesome work!!

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    • releska August 11, 2016 / 3:41 pm

      Thank you very much! 😀 I’m more than happy to translate that song. It seems to be quite popular, so I’ll do my best to have it done soon…!
      Thanks again for the support. It means a lot to me! 🙂

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  10. Runixzan August 24, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Hi, real quick, could you translate these lines?

    (あなたは私、私はだぁれ?)

    (私はあなた,あなたはだれ?)

    (私は私,あなたはだれ?)

    (私は私,あなたは邪魔?)

    They are lines from the song ‘who killed U.N.Owen’ from the album ‘First Memory x Next Memory’ by ‘Liz Triangle x 暁Records’ that Akatsuki Records added that aren’t listed here: https://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Lyrics:_Who_Killed_U.N.Owen

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    • releska August 24, 2016 / 9:22 pm

      “You are me. Who am I?”
      “I am you. Who are you?”
      “I am me. Who are you?”
      “I am me, and you’re a nuisance?”

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  11. hetavocacore November 14, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    um, I’m not sure if my comment went through, so… ><
    Could you translate this line for me? "使用させて頂いた原曲のタイトルひらがな4文字(※らららきではないです。)"

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    • releska November 14, 2016 / 4:35 pm

      Don’t worry, it went through. Sometimes the site doesn’t let comments through immediately >_>
      I’m not sure what the context is, but from the looks of it, it says: “The title of the original song I used can be spelled with 4 hiragana characters (*It isn’t ‘ra-ra-ra-ki/la-la-la-ki’)”

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    • releska December 25, 2016 / 8:05 am

      Thanks! I must have somehow managed to turn comments off on that particular post >_>

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  12. Vengeance December 26, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    I left a little something on your Paypal. Thank you for the beautiful translations 😀

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    • releska December 27, 2016 / 8:29 am

      Ah, thank you! I appreciate that from the bottom of my heart 🙂 Wishing you all the best for 2017, and I’m looking forward to translating more of your requests!

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      • Vengeance December 28, 2016 / 12:02 am

        Id love to do some more, if you have some time for it 🙂 Best wishes for 2017!! 😀

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      • Vengeance February 26, 2017 / 12:18 am

        I left a little more. Im glad I can understand these songs better now, thank you 🙂

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        • releska February 26, 2017 / 9:56 am

          You’re welcome, and once again, I deeply appreciate your support 🙂 I’m looking forward to translating more of your requests in the future…!

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          • Vengeance May 27, 2017 / 6:36 am

            Left something again for your help, thank you 😀

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            • releska May 27, 2017 / 3:28 pm

              Thank you :’) Like usual, I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart…! (^_^)

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    • releska January 16, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      Hello! Thanks for that – I must have overlooked it somewhere along the line. It’s on the list now in its proper place, so I’ll make sure it gets translated soon 🙂

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      • roboscape January 16, 2017 / 7:18 pm

        Thank you!

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  13. bla bla bla April 25, 2017 / 12:20 am

    Just read your permissions page, and my curiosity has been piqued; Why do some circles want you to remove the kanji lyrics but are okay with romaji? I understand that booklet scans are no-go, but shouldn’t sharing the (text) romaji lyrics and kanji lyrics have the same effect on them? Any idea?

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    • releska April 25, 2017 / 9:50 am

      Originally when I was seeking permission to post lyrics, I started by asking for permission to post an English translation only, then I intended to go up the scale asking for permission to post the romanised lyrics then the original lyrics. I stuck with that for about two circles, then I realised it would be more convenient to just ask about all 3 in one go (I felt like I was constantly annoying the circle leaders). I found that I had more success and clearer answers after changing my question – now, circle leaders tend to approve all 3 in one go.

      So, in the case of the two romanisation-only circles, it’s not really a case of them saying ‘no Japanese lyrics’ but more of a case of me just playing it safe and sticking to what I obtained permission for rather than continuing to annoy the circle leaders about it. I mean, you’re right – if a circle allows the posting of romaji lyrics, then I’m pretty sure they’re okay with posting the original lyrics too, but I just decided to play it safe.

      Incidentally, that’s the reason why I don’t post the Japanese lyrics for Diao ye zong tracks – I never received an outright rejection, but since I was asked to remove all of the booklet images, I decided to play it safe and remove the original lyrics + romanisation, too.

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      • bla bla bla April 25, 2017 / 6:17 pm

        Makes sense. Thank you for your response and all of your hard work!

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    • releska May 31, 2017 / 8:42 am

      My apologies! I added it to my list (^_^)

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      • roboscape May 31, 2017 / 2:33 pm

        Thanks again!

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