Karakuri Watercolors

sdhc-0014Karakuri Watercolors

Vocals: 709sec.
Lyrics: Blue E
Arranged by: 709sec.
Album: Wind Gazer 【Official Site】
Circle: SOUND HOLIC
Event: Reitaisai 6 [RTS6]
Original Theme: Akutagawa Ryuunosuke’s “Kappa” ~ Candid Friend [芥川龍之介の河童 ~ Candid Friend]

Requested by: Stella Mira

This is quite a tragic song, but it offers a small glimmer of hope, so all is not lost!

The ‘Karakuri’ in the title probably means ‘Mechanical.’


陽炎に溶かした あの夏の面影
川面に散る夕映え 色あせぬ面影

kagerou ni tokashita ano natsu no omokage
kawamo ni chiru yuubae iro-asenu omokage

Traces of that summer dissolve into the heat haze.
The traces of sunset scattered upon the river do not pale.

それは不思議な出会いをつづる歌
決して忘れられぬ幼い調べ

sore wa fushigi na deai wo tuzuru uta
kesshite wasurerarenu osanai shirabe

It’s a song, spinning together a mysterious encounter.
It’s a childish melody that can never be forgotten.

輝くせせらぎ その波間から
君が現れたとき
僕は懐かしい夢に見た憧れ ときめきに
心奪われたんだ
戸惑い 躊躇い それでも差し伸べあえた手と手が
悪戯な歯車をつないでしまったことにまだ気づけずにいたね

kagayaku seseragi sono namima kara
kimi ga arawareta toki
boku wa natsukashii yume ni mita akogare tokimeki ni
kokoro ubawaretanda
tomadoi tamerai sore demo sashinobe aeta te to te ga
itazura na haguruma wo tsunaide shimatta koto ni mada kidzukezu ni ita ne

The stream glitters, and from the gaps between the waves
You appeared. Then…
I felt a pang of longing, seen in that dear dream
And like that, my heart was snatched away.
We were confused. We hesitated. Still, we stretched out our hands toward each other,
Unaware that we linked together the mischievous gears.

昼下がり川辺で 毎日落ち合っては
初めての驚き 互いに持ち寄ってた

hirusagari kawabe de mainichi ochiatte wa
hajimete no odoroki tagai ni mochi yotteta

We met each day at the riverside in the early afternoon.
We both brought our initial excitement with us.

やがて 忍び寄る運命のからくり
どうして 気づくことなどできたろうか

yagate shinobi yoru sadame no karakuri
doushite kidzuku koto nado dekitarouka

In the end, the mechanisms of fate drew near.
I wonder how I could have noticed it…

引き裂く さよなら 押し付けられた
無意味な取り決め 二人には抗う術など無くて
ただ悲しみの涙に濡れてたんだ
もう一度 もう一度 君に会える日を
願い続けて いくつもの季節重ねた
僕は気づかないうちに 大人になってた

hikisaku sayonara oshi tsukerareta
muimi na torikime futari niwa aragau sube nado nakute
tada kanashimi no namida ni nureteta nda
mou ichido mou ichido kimi ni aeru hi wo
negai tsudzukete ikutsumo no kisetsu kasaneta
boku wa kidzukanai uchi ni otona ni natteta

We were forced to part. Farewell. I was pushed away.
We couldn’t resist that meaningless decision
And we just cried tears of sorrow.
Once more, just once more… I continued to long for the day
When I would see you again. The seasons passed by
And I didn’t realise that I had become an adult.

夏の日差しのような 眩しい願い
君と過ごした短い永遠は

natsu no hizashi no you na mabushii negai
kimi to sugoshita mijikai eien wa

The brief eternity we spent together is my radiant desire.
It’s like the rays of the summer sun.

輝く せせらぎ 僕は今でも
君を探してる 思い出は
懐かしい夢に似た 憧れ ときめきを
紡ぎ続けてるんだ

kagayaku seseragi boku wa ima demo
kimi wo sagashiteru omoide wa
natsukashii yume ni nita akogare tokimeki wo
tsumugi tsuzuketeru nda

The stream glitters. Even now,
I search for you. My memories
Are like that dear dream. They continue to tell a tale
Of longing, and my racing heart.

戸惑い 躊躇い それでも差し伸べあえた手と手が
幸せな歯車を廻し始めることができる日を
夢見ている

tomadoi tamerai sore demo sashinobe aeta te to te ga
shiawase na haguruma wo mawashi hajimeru koto ga dekiru hi wo
yume mite iru

We were confused. We hesitated. Still, we stretched out our hands toward each other.
I dream of the day when, with those hands, we can begin to turn
The gears of happiness.

零次元エクスプレス || Zero Dimension Express

sdhc-0041零次元エクスプレス
rei jigen ekusupuresu
Zero Dimension Express

Vocals: Nana Takahashi
Lyrics: Nana Takahashi
Arranged by: MasKaleido x GUCCI
Album: HIME (秘) 【Official Site】
Published by: SOUND HOLIC
Event: C85
Original Theme: Magical Girl Crusade [魔法少女十字軍]

Requested by: Kitty

I thought these lyrics were going to be bright and peppy… but they’re actually quite heartbreaking.

I thought quite hard about whether to use ‘you’ or ‘them’ when referring to the person the speaker is talking about. I couldn’t help but feel a sense of distance when reading through the lyrics, so I went with ‘them’ [since we don’t know if the speaker is searching for a male or female]. I wonder if the song would feel different if ‘you’ is used instead…?
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Underworld Train

そっと廃線路に 影が浮かび上がる
…そう これはかつて聞いた不思議な話

sotto haisenro ni kage ga ukabiagaru
…sou kore wa katsute kiita fushigi na hanashi

A shadow emerges along the abandoned railway line.
…Yes, it’s exactly like in that mysterious tale I once heard.

時には 悲しみに暮れた心に
優しく 弔いの汽笛を鳴らす
彼方へ錆び付いた車輪 回しながら
never stop through the night
本当に 何処へでも 何時の日にでも 導いてくれるなら
此の身を懸けて 必ず 逢いに逝く

toki ni wa kanashimi ni kureta kokoro ni
yasashiku tomurai no kiteki wo narasu
kanata e sabitsuita sharin mawashi nagara
never stop through the night
hontou ni doko e demo itsu no hi ni demo michibiite kureru nara
kono mi wo kakete kanarazu ai ni yuku

Sometimes the train’s steam whistle, mourning the dead, gently blows.
It’s aimed at my heart, which is lost in sadness.
The whistle blows as the train heads into the distance on rusty wheels.
Never stop through the night.
If it will really guide me, no matter when, no matter where,
Then with my life on the line, I’ll go to meet them. I will die.

時の山越え 黄泉の河越え あの人が生きる世界へ
夢か真か 未来か過去か それさえ分からず
この片道切符に 今さら後悔はしない
I’ll be 再会の旅路 このまま one way trip

toki no yama koe yomi no kawa koe ano hito ga ikiru sekai e
yume ka makoto ka mirai ka kako ka sore sae wakarazu
kono katamichi kippu ni imasara koukai wa shinai
I’ll be saikai no tabiji kono mama one way trip

I will cross over mount time and the River Styx to where they live.
Is this a dream, or is it reality? The past or the future? I don’t know
But I won’t regret the one-way ticket I bought.
I’ll be seeing them again in the end. I’m on a one-way trip.

Non-Stop my heart

遠く異次元から 不意に現れては
また 待ち望んだ巡礼者を運んだ

tooku ijigen kara fui ni arawarete wa
mata machinozonda junreisha wo hakonda

The train suddenly appeared from another dimension
Once again carrying pilgrims who had been awaiting its arrival.

時には やり場のない感情たちを
激しく 揺れる振動で掻き消す
何度も 絡み付く落ち葉舞い上がらせ
never stop through the night
本当は 守リたい場所もあるけど確かめてみたいから
答えを求め 今すぐ逢いに逝く

toki ni wa yari ba no nai kanjou-tachi wo
hageshiku yureru shindou de kakikesu
nandomo karamitsuku ochiba maiagarase
never stop through the night
hontou wa mamoritai basho mo aru kedo tashikamete mitai kara
kotae wo motome ima sugu ai ni yuku

Sometimes, it drowns out emotions with nowhere else to go
With its violent, vibrating motions.
It makes the fallen leaves twist around and fly high.
Never stop through the night.
To be honest, there’s a place I want to protect, but I want to check up on them
So I’ll go to meet them right away, seeking answers. I will die.

時の山越え黄泉の河越え あの人と生きた世界を
もしも願いが叶うのならば もう一度見せて
この会葬列車は 果て無き悲哀を乗せて
ただ暗闇の迷路 駆け抜けてゆく

toki no yama koe yomi no kawa koe ano hito to ikita sekai wo
moshi mo negai ga kanau no naraba mou ichido misete
kono kaisou ressha wa hate naki hiai wo nosete
tada kurayami no meiro kakenukete yuku

I will cross over mount time and the River Styx. If my wish can come true,
Then please show me the world I shared with them once more.
This funeral train bears endless grief.
Still, I’m going to escape from this dark labyrinth.

Non-Stop my heart

一人ぼっちで 抱きしめてきた あの人と生きたこの街
夢か幻か 前世か現世か もう構わないから
この片道切符に 今さら後悔はしない
I’ll be 再会の旅路 このまま one way trip
そして 暗闇の迷路 駆け抜けてゆくの

hitoribocchi de dakishimete kita ano hito to ikita kono machi
yume ka maboro ka zensei ka ima ka mou kamawanai kara
kono katamichi kippu ni imasara koukai wa shinai
I’ll be saikai no tabiji kono mama one way trip
soshite kurayami no meiro kakenukete yuku no

I was all alone, but they came and embraced me in the city we lived in.
Is this a dream, or is it an illusion? The past or the present? I don’t care anymore
So I won’t regret the one-way ticket I bought.
I’ll be seeing them again in the end. I’m on a one-way trip
And I’m going to escape from this dark labyrinth.

Non-Stop my heart
Underworld Train

PERSONA

sdhc-0042PERSONA

Vocals: Yurika (ユリカ)
Lyrics: Blue E
Arranged by: MasKaleido
Album: Fantasy★A La Mode III (幻想★あ・ら・もーど III) 【Official Site】
Circle: SOUND HOLIC
Event: Reitaisai 11 [RTS11]
Original Theme: The Lost Emotion [亡失のエモーション]

Requested by: Roboscape

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無機質な顔 安らぎなど知らないから
罅割れた顔 潤いなど知らないから
ソレダケ

mukishitsu na kao yasuragi nado shiranai kara
hibiwareta kao uruoi nado shiranai kara
sore dake

My inhuman face knows nothing of tenderness.
My cracked face knows nothing of moisture.
That’s all.

巫山戯た顔が哂う
場違いな泣き言を並べる

fuzaketa kao ga warau
bachigai na nakigoto wo naraberu

My joking face sneers,
Listing out-of-place complaints.

(※1)
幾つもの MASK ココロ現す PERSONA
I can’t see how I am 有り触れた FACE 剥ぎ取られたら
打ち明ける FACT 道化師が踊る MASQUERADE
I can’t see who I am すべて見せ掛けの私だから

(※1)
ikutsumo no MASK kokoro arawasu PERSONA
I can’t see how I am arifureta FACE hagitoraretara
uchiakeru FACT piero ga odoru MASQUERADE
I can’t see who I am subete misekake no watashi dakara

(※1)
Those numerous masks are like personas revealing my heart.

I can’t see how I am. When my mundane face was torn off,
I opened my heart. It’s a fact. The clown dances at the masquerade.
I can’t see who I am, because everything I am is just for show.

錆び付いた顔 喜びなど知らないから
凍てついた顔 温もりなど知らないから
ソレダケ

sabitsuita kao yorokobi nado shiranai kara
itetsuita kao nukumori nado shiranai kara
sore dake

My rusty face knows nothing of happiness.
My frozen face knows nothing of warmth.
That’s all.

歪な顔が叫ぶ
行き過ぎた驚きを浮かべる

ibitsu na kao ga sakebu
iki sugita odoroki wo ukaberu

My twisted face screams
And surprise, brought about by going too far, rises to the surface.

幾つもの MASK ココロ偽る PERSONA
I can’t see how I am 仮初の FACE 疑われたら
晒される FACT 終わりを告げる MASQUERADE
I can’t see who I am 誰も答えを知らないから

ikutsumo no MASK kokoro itsuwaru PERSONA
I can’t see how I am karisome no FACE utagawaretara
sarasareru FACT owari wo tsugeru MASQUERADE
I can’t see who I am dare mo kotae wo shiranai kara

Those numerous masks are like personas falsifying my heart.
I can’t see how I am. When my transient face was doubted,
Facts were exposed. They marked that the end was near.
I can’t see who I am, because nobody knows the answer.

失くした顔が嘆く
形ある希望を探してる

nakushita kao ga nageku
katachi aru kibou wo sagashiteru

My lost face grieves.
I search for tangible hope.

*repeat(※1)

I can’t see who I am 誰も答えを知らないから

I can’t see who I am dare mo kotae wo shiranai kara

I can’t see who I am, because nobody knows the answer.

Lotus Love

sdhc_rei_201202Lotus Love

Vocals: Nana Takahashi
Lyrics: Linjin (隣人)
Arranged by: Linjin (隣人)
Album: 幻 -MABORO- 【Official Site】
Circle: SOUND HOLIC
Event: Reitaisai 9 [RTS9]
Original Theme: Lotus Love

Requested by: 中原ほたる

Translating this song was like climbing a mountain without any footholds. As a result, some parts feel like word salad…

People talk about the complexity of shuriken and RD’s lyrics, but I honestly think Linjin’s lyrics are some of the hardest lyrics to translate and find meaning in.

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(※1)
ありがとう さようなら 君の歴史が 笑っても
1000年先の世界でも きっと君の名を呼ぶ

(※1)
arigatou sayounara kimi no rekishi ga warattemo
sennen saki no sekai demo kitto kimi no na wo yobu

(※1)
Thank you, and farewell. Though your history smiles…
Even 1000 years from now, I will surely call your name.

あの日から僕ら どれだけの距離を歩いてきて
これからどこまで歩いていけばいいんだろう

ano hi kara bokura dore dake no kyori wo aruite kite
kore kara doko made aruite ikeba ii ndarou

How far have we walked since that day?
How much further do we need to walk?

静かに眠っていたいのに
何もしなくても痛いのに
あの日に触れていたいのに
未来に夢見ていたいのに あの花

shizuka ni nemutte itai noni
nani mo shinakute mo itai noni
ano hi ni furete itai noni
mirai ni yume mite itai noni ano hana

Though I just want to sleep peacefully…
Though it hurts even if I do nothing…
Though I want to experience those days again…
Though I want to dream in the future, those flowers…

過去から 未来まで 繋いでる
輝く白い糸 その先を
抱きしめて 微笑む 花だから そう
答えはここにあると信じられる

kako kara mirai made tsunaideru
kagayaku shiroi ito sono saki wo
dakishimete hohoemu hana dakara sou
kotae wa koko ni aru to shinjirareru

The shining white string
Ties the future to the past.
Because I embrace the flowers and smile… Yes,
One can believe that the answer lies here.

ありがとう さようなら 君の歴史が 笑っても
1000年先の世界でも きっと君の名を呼ぶ

arigatou sayounara kimi no rekishi ga warattemo
sennen saki no sekai demo kitto kimi no na wo yobu

Thank you, and farewell. Though your history smiles…
Even 1000 years from now, I will surely call your name.

信じよう 僕らなら どんな歴史が 待ってても
1000年先の未来でも きっとここでまた会おう

shinjiyou bokura nara donna rekishi ga mattetemo
sennen saki no mirai demo kitto koko de mata aou

Let’s believe! If it’s us, then no matter what kind of future awaits,
We’ll surely meet here again, even after 1000 years.

(※2)
消える 想いでも 香りまでは 隠せないから
消える 思い出も 香りだけは きっと残るから

(※2)
kieru omoi demo kaori made wa kakusenai kara
kieru omoide mo kaori dake wa kitto nokoru kara

(※2)
Even in my fading thoughts, smell can’t be concealed
Even in my fading memories, smell alone will surely remain.

どこかへ隠れていたいのに
何を求めても痛いのに
あの日は忘れていたいのに
未来に夢見ていたいのに あの花

dokoka e kakurete itai noni
nani wo motometemo itai noni
ano hi wa wasurete itai noni
mirai ni yume mite itai noni ano hana

Though I want to head somewhere and hide…
Though it hurts to want things…
Though I want to forget about that day…
Though I want to dream in the future, those flowers…

過去から 未来まで 見つめてる
輝くまっすぐな その瞳
抱きしめて 微笑む 花だから そう
全てはここにあると信じられる

kako kara mirai made mitsumeteru
kagayaku massugu na sono hitomi
dakishimete hohoemu hana dakara sou
subete wa koko ni aru to shinjirareru

Those eyes watch, looking from the past
To the future. They are shining and honest.
Because I embrace the flowers and smile… Yes,
One can believe that everything is here.

ありがとう さようなら 君の歴史が 笑っても
1000年先の世界でも きっと君の名を呼ぶ

arigatou sayounara kimi no rekishi ga warattemo
sennen saki no sekai demo kitto kimi no na wo yobu

Thank you, and farewell. Though your history smiles…
Even 1000 years from now, I will surely call your name.

同じだね 僕らなら どんな歴史も 作れるよ
1000年先の未来でも 笑いあい歩いていこう

onaji da ne bokura nara donna rekishi mo tsukureru yo
sennen saki no mirai demo warai ai aruite ikou

It’s the same. We can create any kind of history if it’s us doing it.
Even 1000 years from now, let’s smile and walk together.

repeat (※2)
repeat (※1)

ありがとう 叶うなら 僕の歴史が 恋わっても
1000年先の世界でも きっと君の手を取る

arigatou kanau nara boku no rekishi ga kawattemo
sennen saki no sekai demo kitto kimi no te wo toru

Thank you. Though our history will change if we wish it,
I’ll surely take your hand, even 1000 years from now.

遅くない 僕らなら どんな歴史を 描いても
1000年先の未来でも きっとここでまた会える

osokunai bokura nara donna rekishi wo egaitemo
sennen saki no mirai demo kitto koko de mata aeru

It’s not too late. Though we can imagine any kind of future if it’s us doing it,
We’ll surely meet again here, even 1000 years from now.

repeat (※2)

DREAMIN’ TURBO

sdhc-0050DREAMIN’ TURBO

Vocals: Nana Takahashi, 709sec.
Lyrics: Nana Takahashi
Arranged by: MasKaleido
Album: 封 -FUU- 【Official Site】
Circle: SOUND HOLIC
Event: RTS12
Original Theme: Greenwich in the Sky [天空のグリニッジ]

Requested by: Petalite Yuu

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いつか この暗闇のどこかに
探してた答え見つけたなら
沸き起こる無限のパワー どんな未来も掴めるだろう

itsuka kono kurayami no dokoka ni
sagashiteta kotae mitsuketa nara
waki okoru mugen no pawaa donna mirai mo tsukameru darou

If I find the answer I’ve been searching for
Hidden in this darkness someday,
Then perhaps I’ll be able to seize any kind of future with its overflowing, infinite power.

突き抜けてく オレンジ色の熱風 Fire blow
物足りなく 燻る虚無感も吹き飛ばせ

tsukinuketeku orenji iro no neppuu Fire blow
monotarinaku kusuburu kyomukan mo fukitobase

A hot orange wind pierces through. Fire blow.
It isn’t enough. Blow away my smouldering sense of emptiness!

太陽系より <もっともっと遠く>
憧れのツアー <ハイテンションさ>
リアルエイリアン 未知との遭遇 あったりするかもね

taiyoukei yori (motto motto tooku)
akogare no tsuaa (haitenshon sa)
riaru eirian michi to no souguu attari suru kamo ne

From the solar system, (we head further and further away.)
We longed for this tour. (It’s so exciting!)
Perhaps we’ll encounter real aliens or the unknown…

(※1)

So Dreamin’
数えきれない Twinkle all the way 煌めいた星屑のファンタジー
遠いようで近い場所 あっと言う間 果てへひとっ飛び
それは このココロともシンクして 願えば願うほどに輝く
想像以上 秘めたエナジー 強く感じながら 明日へ向かう
限りない夢を乗せて

So Dreamin’
kazoe kirenai Twinkle all the way kirameita hoshikuzu no fantajii
tooi you de chikai basho a tto iu ma hate e hitottobi
sore wa kono kokoro to mo shinku shite negaeba negau hodo ni kagayaku
souzou ijou himeta enajii tsuyoku kanji nagara asu e mukau
kagiri nai yume wo nosete

So dreamin’
Uncountable twinkles, all the way. I view a fantasy of glistening stardust.
In a blink, I flew to the end. It seemed distant, yet it was close by.
The stardust synchronises with my heart. The more I wish, the more it sparkles.
I feel an unimaginable, hidden energy. While strongly feeling it, I head to tomorrow
Carrying a limitless dream.

浮かんでいる ラグランジュ点の宇宙 Station
初めて見た景色に 感動が溢れるよ

ukande iru raguranju ten no uchuu Station
hajimete mita keshiki ni kandou ga afureru yo

The space station floats at a Lagrangian Point.
I saw this landscape for the first time and I was deeply moved.

ビックバンって何 <もっともっと知りたい>
無茶ぶりなツアー <ブラックアウトさ>
まさかのハプニング 微塵も恐くない って言ったら嘘になる

bikku ban tte nani (motto motto shiritai)
mucha buri na tsuaa (burakku auto sa)
masaka no hapuningu mijin mo kowakunai tte ittara uso ni naru

What’s the Big Bang? (I want to know even more…)
This is such an unreasonable tour. (A blackout.)
What an unexpected incident! If I said “I’m not scared a bit,” I’d be lying…

I Believin’
きっと間に合うよ Future of Earth 謎めいた惑星のデスティニー
広いようで狭い天体 いざとなれば すぐにひとっ飛び
いつか あのセカイともリンクして 探してた人と出逢えたなら
沸き起こる 無限のパワー どんな悩みだって 砕くような
力を掴めるのかな

I Believin’
kitto ma ni au yo Future of Earth nazomeita wakusei no desutinii
hiroi you de semai hoshi iza to nareba sugu ni hitottobi
itsuka ano sekai to mo rinku shite sagashiteta hito to deaeta nara
waki okoru mugen no pawaa donna nayami datte kudaku you na
chikara wo tsukameru no kana

I’m believin’
I’ll make it in time to see the future of Earth – this enigmatic planet’s destiny.
The planet seems wide, yet narrow. When the moment arrives, I’ll fly off.
Someday, I’ll link with that word, and if I meet the person I was searching for,
Infinite power will overflow. It will be as if I can break down any distress.
Can I lay my hands on that power?

時のタイムカプセル みんなの理想 詰め込んで
将来 いくつ叶ったか 数えよう

toki no taimu kapuseru minna no risou tsumekonde
shourai ikutsu kanatta ka kazoeyou

Everyone’s hopes were crammed into this time capsule.
How many will be granted in the future? Let’s count them…

* Repeat (※1)

CRYSTALLIZED

cz4li9mucaatelzCRYSTALLIZED

Vocals: 3L
Lyrics: Blue E
Arranged by: MasKaleido
Album: 十六夜 -IZAYOI- 【Official Site】
Circle: SOUND HOLIC
Event: C91
Original Themes: –Paradise ~ Deep Mountain [無何有の郷 ~ Deep Mountain]
-Crystallized Silver
[クリスタライズシルバー]

Requested by: Gastfella

I initially thought this was a love song describing winter and spring, but it could also be talking about specific people…

According to Google Translate, ‘La hivernal petite soeur’ means ‘Winter’s little sister,’ which appears to be an accurate translation.

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同じ季節を愛すれば 秘密さえも 分かち合う
いつでも透明なこの気持ち 白銀の花園へ

onaji kisetsu wo ai sureba himitsu sae mo wakachi au
itsu demo toumei na kono kimochi shirogane no hanazono e

If you love the same season, we will share even our secrets together.
My transparent feelings head toward the flower garden.

Woo それは禁断の物語 ああ 氷の夢

Woo sore wa kindan no monogatari aa koori no yume

Woo. This is a forbidden tale. Ah… a dream of ice.


穢れを知らない真っ白な世界で
儚く咲く華 優しく見守る
La hivernal petite soeur
愚かな貴女の輝く笑顔 星降る夜に
息さえ凍てつく聖らな世界に
冷たい宝石を降らせた あの瞬間
La hivernal petite soeur
私と貴女の奇跡の宝箱


kegare wo shiranai masshiro na sekai de
hakanaku saku hana yasashiku mimamoru
La hivernal petite soeur
oroka na anata no kagayaku egao hoshi furu yoru ni
iki sae itetsuku kiyoraka na sekai ni
tsumetai houseki wo furaseta ano toki
La hivernal petite soeur
watashi to anata no kiseki no takarabako


In a pristine, white world,
I tenderly watch over the flowers that bloom fleetingly.
La hivernal petite soeur.
Your childish smile sparkled like a night of falling stars
The moment you sent gems down upon this pure land
Which was so cold it even froze my breaths.
La hivernal petite soeur.
This is our treasure chest of miracles.

明けない夜がないように 春が去れば 冬が来る
二人の間に許された 限りあるこの場所は

akenai yoru ga nai you ni haru ga sareba fuyu ga kuru
futari no aida ni yurusareta kagiri aru kono basho wa

When spring passes, winter comes so there will be no everlasting nights.
This place rests in the limited space permitted between the two seasons.

Woo 強く握り締めるほどに ああ 溶けていく

Woo tsuyoku nigiri shimeru hodo ni aa tokete iku

Woo. While I grasp it my fingers, aah… it begins to melt away.

命が騒めく天使の言葉に
束の間の癒やしを 求めて佇む
La hivernal petite soeur
霜焼けのようなもどかしさが 渦巻く夜に
終わりに怯える心を鎮めて
気休めな契りを交わした あの瞬間
La hivernal petite soeur
未熟な祈りを 星空に捧げて

inochi ga zawameku tenshi no kotoba ni
tsuka no ma no iyashi wo motomete tatazumu
La hivernal petite soeur
shimoyake no you na modokashisa ga uzumaku yoru ni
owari ni obieru kokoro wo shizumete
kiyasume na chigiri wo kawashita ano toki
La hivernal petite soeur
mijuku na inori wo hoshizora ni sasagete

I stand still, seeking momentary comfort
In the words of an angel, astir with life.
La hivernal petite soeur
Impatience, like frostbite, supresses my spirit,
Which fears the end during a surging night.
The moment we exchanged consolatory vows…
La hivernal petite soeur
I offer an inexperienced prayer to the starry sky.

Woo 雪の季節にだけ 二人は結ばれる

Woo yuki no kisetsu ni dake futari wa musubareru

Woo. The pair are joined together, but only during the winter.

Repeat ※

愛の結晶

ai no kesshou

Crystals of love…

NAVIGATOR

sdhc_c8903NAVIGATOR

Vocals: aki
Lyrics: Linjin (隣人)
Arranged by: Linjin (隣人)
Album: 紺 -KAN- 【Official Site】
Circle: SOUND HOLIC
Event: C89
Original Theme: September Pumpkin [九月のパンプキン]

Requested by: Gastfella

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伝える 繋がる 色の無い月に
言葉は いらない 感じとれればいい

tsutaeru tsunagaru iro no nai tsuki ni
kotoba wa iranai kanjitorereba ii

I speak to you, and we’re tied together on this colourless moon.
We don’t need words as long as you can sense it…

幻と 戯れて 跳ねる 淡い月の光の下で
眼差しは まるで夢のよう 現実の狭間で 揺れて

maboroshi to tawamurete haneru awai tsuki no hikari no shita de
manazashi wa marude yume no you genjitsu no hazama de yurete

Playing with illusions and leaping beneath the faint moonlight,
Everything before me seemed like a dream, swaying in reality’s threshold.

さあおいで 新しい世界の扉を開け放つ 時間が来てる
金色に そして銀色に滲む 未だ見ぬ世界の NAVIGATOR

saa oide atarashii sekai no tobira wo akehanatsu jikan ga kiteru
kin’iro ni soshite gin’iro ni nijimu mada minu sekai no NAVIGATOR

Now, come this way. I’ll throw open the door to a new world. The time has come.
Gold and silver runs through this unseen world. I am its navigator.

季節はずれ 黄金色の風 (数えた 夢に落ちる涙)
独り 忘れられたままの 夢 (どこまでも曖昧な涙)
遠い君が 迷わないように
サインを送るよ 歪む 月の下で (今すぐ君へ届くように)

kisetsu hazure koganeiro no kaze (kazoeta yume ni ochiru namida)
hitori wasurerareta mama no yume (doko made mo aimai na namida)
tooi kimi ga mayowanai you ni
sain wo okuru yo yugamu tsuki no shita de (ima sugu kimi e todoku you ni)

The golden breeze blows, out of season. (I counted the tears falling into my dreams.)
In my dream, I have been left alone. (My tears are so vague…)
So you, in the distance, won’t go astray,
I’ll send you a sign beneath the distorted moon. (I pray it will reach you immediately.)

すれ違う 想いに 震えてる月に
言葉は 映せない 欠けていくばかり

surechigau omoi ni furueteru tsuki ni
kotoba wa utsusenai kakete iku bakari

Our words are not cast down upon the trembling moon
Or our thoughts, passing by each other. They just break away…

幻は 幻を超えて 淡い月の光を浴びて
いたずらに 時を重ねては  忘れ物をまた増やして

maboroshi wa maboroshi wo koete awai tsuki no hikari wo abite
itazura ni toki wo kasanete wa wasuremono wo mata fuyashite

Illusions cross over illusions, and bathe in pale moonlight.
I keep wasting time, and the things I have forgotten increase.

さあおいで 嘘だらけの安寧に 微睡む時間に導かれて
金色に 時に赤色に染まる 壊れた世界の NAVIGATOR

saa oide uso darake no an’nei ni madoromu jikan ni michibikarete
kin’iro ni toki ni akairo ni somaru kowareta sekai no NAVIGATOR

Now, come! While dozing in a false peace, I am led away.
This world is sometimes dyed gold, sometimes dyed red. I am its navigator.

季節を 越えた先へ消えていく (数えた 愛に落ちる涙)
朽ちた 思い出を越えた先で (重ねていく 嘘色の刃)
遠い君が 迷わないように
サインを送るよ 透けた 月の下で (今すぐ君へ届くように)

kisetsu wo koeta saki e kiete iku (kazoeta ai ni ochiru namida)
kuchita omoide wo koeta saki de (kasanete iku usoiro no yaiba)
tooi kimi ga mayowanai you ni
sain wo okuru yo suketa tsuki no shita de (ima sugu kimi e todoku you ni)

Disappearing to that place beyond seasons… (I counted the tears falling into my love.)
I cross over my rotten memories… (Empty blades continue to overlap.)
So you, in the distance, won’t go astray,
I’ll send you a sign beneath the invisible moon. (I pray it will reach you immediately.)

さあおいで 新しい世界の扉を開け放つ 時間が来てる
金色に そして銀色に滲む 未だ見ぬ世界の NAVIGATOR

saa oide atarashii sekai no tobira wo akehanatsu jikan ga kiteru
kin’iro ni soshite gin’iro ni nijimu imada minu sekai no NAVIGATOR

Now, come this way. I’ll throw open the door to a new world. The time has come.
Gold and silver runs through this unseen world. I am its navigator.

季節を抱きしめた その先へ (数えた 夢に落ちる涙)
独り 走り続けていくなら(どこまでも曖昧な涙)
強い君が 迷わないように
最初で最後のサインを 今送るよ (さよなら 君へ届くように)

kisetsu wo dakishimeta sono saki e (kazoeta yume ni ochiru namida)
hitori hashiri tsudzukete iku nara (doko made mo aimai na namida)
tsuyoi kimi ga mayowanai you ni
saisho de saigo no sain wo ima okuru yo (sayonara kimi e todoku you ni)

I held the seasons close to me, and if I continue (I counted the tears falling into my dream.)
To run alone beyond that point… (My tears were so vague. So very vague.)
Then so you, who are so strong, won’t waver,
I’ll send my final sign to you at the start. (Farewell. I hope it reaches you…)

渚のぷるぷる果実♡ || Plump, Jiggly Fruit on the Shore♡

sdhc-0051渚のぷるぷる果実♡
nagisa no puru puru kajitsu♡
Plump, Jiggly Fruit on the Shore♡

Vocals: Nana Takahashi
Lyrics: Nana Takahashi
Arranged by: MasKaleido
Album: Fantasy★A La Mode IV (幻想★あ・ら・もーど IV) 【Official Site】
Published by: SOUND HOLIC
Event: C88
Original Theme: Bloom Nobly, Ink-Black Cherry Blossom ~ Border of Life [幽雅に咲かせ、墨染の桜 ~ Border of Life]

Requested by: lux

Yuyuko is relaxing on the beach, but is she alone…? “Plump, jiggly fruit,” which appears at certain points in the song, probably refers to what you think it refers to.

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触れたくちびる 甘い予感…

fureta kuchibiru amai yokan…

Our lips touched and I felt a sweet premonition…

波打ち際 はしゃぐわたし
感じる視線に思わず照れちゃうよ
思い切って フリルのビキニに
挑戦してみたの

namiuchigiwa hashagu watashi
kanjiru shisen ni omowazu terechau yo
omoikitte furiru no bikini ni
chousen shite mita no

I frolic at the water’s edge.
I feel someone’s gaze and instinctively become embarrassed…
I decided to venture out and wear a frilly bikini today,
Perhaps that’s why…

シャッター何度も切る小麦色のあなた
ひとりじめしたいから
その瞳だけ幽惑しちゃっていいかな

shattaa nando mo kiru komugi’iro no anata
hitorijime shitai kara
sono hitomi dake yuuwaku shichatte ii kana

You, with your light brown skin, snap the shutter countless times.
I want to have you all to myself
So I wonder if it’s okay for me to lead your eyes astray…

桜のフローズンカクテル はんぶんこして
太陽 日射しキラキラ眩しい真夏のSHINE
触れたくちびる 甘い予感
ひんやりと ぷるぷる萌える果実が
重なり合った

sakura no furoozun kakuteru hanbun koshite
taiyou hizashi kira kira mabushii manatsu no SHINE
fureta kuchibiru amai yokan
hin’yari to puru puru moeru kajitsu ga
kasanari atta

I share a frozen cherry blossom cocktail between us.
The sun’s rays sparkle. They are midsummer’s shine.
Our lips touched and I felt a sweet premonition…
Our plump, jiggly fruit came together
Nice and coolly.

普段よりも 今日のわたし
ちょっぴり大胆 暴走止まらない
ココナッツのサンオイルをねぇ
背中に塗って欲しい?

fudan yori mo kyou no watashi
choppiri daitan bousou tomaranai
kokonattsu no san’oiru wo nee
senaka ni nutte hoshii?

I’m a bit more daring today
Than I usually am. My rashness can’t be stopped!
Hey, do you wanna rub my back
And spread coconut sun oil on me?

レンズごし 目と目が合ったら息も出来ない
その先にある展開 想像したら
だんだん焦ってきちゃった

renzu goshi me to me ga attara iki mo dekinai
sono saki ni aru tenkai souzou shitara
dandan asette kichatta

When our eyes meet beyond your lens, it gets hard to breathe.
When I think of what could happen afterwards…
I get more and more flustered!

砂に描いたふたりのあいあい傘
ゆっくり染まるサンセット包む永遠のKISS
触れたくちびる 甘い時間
弾けては きゅんきゅん萌えるハートが
ひとつに溶ける

suna ni kaita futari no aiaigasa
yukkuri somaru sansetto tsutsumu eien no KISS
fureta kuchibiru amai jikan
hajikete wa kyun kyun moeru haato ga
hitotsu ni tokeru

In the sand, I drew a scribble of our names under an umbrella. (1)
Enveloped by the slow sunset, we share an eternal kiss.
Our lips touched and I felt a sweet premonition…
Our hearts, choked with emotion, bounce and send off shoots.
They dissolve into one.

I wanna be at your side forever.

桜のフローズンカクテル はんぶんこして
太陽 日射しキラキラ眩しい真夏のSHINE
触れたくちびる 甘い予感
ひんやりと ぷるぷる萌える果実が
重なり合った

sakura no furoozun kakuteru hanbun koshite
taiyou hizashi kira kira mabushii manatsu no SHINE
fureta kuchibiru amai yokan
hin’yari to puru puru moeru kajitsu ga
kasanari atta

I share a frozen cherry blossom cocktail between us.
The sun’s rays sparkle. They are midsummer’s shine.
Our lips touched and I felt a sweet premonition…
Our plump, jiggly fruit came together
Nice and coolly.

Kiss Kiss Kiss, please kiss me
Kiss Kiss Kiss あなたと Kiss
ほどけてゆく紐はらり とびきりのTIME
Kiss Kiss Kiss, please kiss me
Kiss Kiss Kiss あなたと Kiss
はにかむ笑顔と 渚の Sweet Sweet Sweet TIME

Kiss Kiss Kiss, please kiss me
Kiss Kiss Kiss anata to Kiss
hodokete yuku himo harari tobikiri no TIME
Kiss Kiss Kiss, please kiss me
Kiss Kiss Kiss anata to Kiss
hanikamu egao to nagisa no Sweet Sweet Sweet TIME

Kiss, kiss, kiss, please kiss me!
Kiss, kiss, kiss, together we kiss.
We are two strings coming apart, gently falling. We share a splendid time together.
Kiss, kiss, kiss, please kiss me!
Kiss, kiss, kiss, together we kiss.
With bashful smiles, we spend a sweet, sweet, sweet time on the shore.

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(1) This refers to 相合傘 (‘aiaigasa’), a common scribble used by couples in Japan. For more information and an example, see this page.

エンドレスリバース || Endless Reverse

sdhc-0043エンドレスリバース
endoresu ribaasu
Endless Reverse

Vocals: YURiCA (ユリカ)
Lyrics: Blue E
Arranged by: 8STYLE
Album: HIKARI (輝) 【Official Site】
Published by: SOUND HOLIC
Event: Reitaisai 11 (RTS11)
Original Themes: –The Shining Needle Castle Sinking in the Air [空中に沈む輝針城]
Reverse Ideology [リバースイデオロギー]

Requested by: Roboscape

The lyrics are presented in a… slightly weird manner. As expected from an arrangement of Seija’s theme!

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隅へと追い遣られて 忘れられた此の身が踊る
実しやかな嘘で 小さき者を誑かす

sumi e to oiyararete wasurerareta kono mi ga odoru
makotoshiyaka na uso de chiisaki mono wo taburakasu

Forgotten and chased to a corner, I dance.
I deceive the small ones with plausible lies.

幾重もの歳月が 知らぬうちに見失わせた
贖いを隠しつつ 小さき者を唆す

ikue mono toshitsuki ga shiranu uchi ni miushinawaseta
aganai wo kakushi tsutsu chiisaki mono wo sosonokasu

I made them lose sight of the years that passed, unawares.
Whilst keeping atonement hidden, I tempted the small ones.

『右と左』 交じり合わず
『敵と味方』 正しからず
『闇と光』 古より
『黒く白く』 瞬くだけ
『油と水』 混じり合わず
『涙と笑』 楽しからず
『憎悪と愛』 最果てより
『下へ上へ』 波打つだけ

“hidari to migi” majiriawazu
“mikata to teki” tadashi karazu
“hikari to yami” inishie yori
“shiroku kuroku” matataku dake
“mizu to abura” majiriawazu
“emi to namida” tanoshi karazu
“ai to zouo” saihate yori
“ue e shita e” namiutsu dake

“Right and left” don’t mix. [1]
“Enemies and allies” aren’t right.
“Dark and light,” since ancient times.
“Black and white,” the light just flickers.
“Oil and water” don’t mix.
“Tears and smiles” aren’t fun.
“Hate and love” from the furthest ends…
“Down and up,” all they do is heave to and fro.

裏返しの世界へ 誘う声を聴け
嗚呼 弱さを攻め手に変え 色付く惡の華
鏡写しの世界で 囚われの身となれ
さあ 無様な喘ぎを上げ 虚空へと沈み逝け

uragaeshi no sekai e izanau koe wo kike
aa yowasa wo seme te ni kae irodzuku aku no hana
kagami utsushi no sekai de toraware no mi to nare
saa buzama na aegi wo age sora e to shizumi ike

Hear my voice, beckoning you to a reverse world.
Aah…. weakness becomes strength, and the flower of malice changes colour.
Become a prisoner in the world seen in the mirror!
Come – let out an uncouth moan and sink into the empty sky!

何処かで掛け違えた 当たり前が巫山戯て踊る
是見よがしな嘘で 小さき者を狂わかす

dokoka de kakechigaeta atarimae ga fuzakete odoru
koremiyogashi na uso de chiisaki mono wo kuruwakasu

We crossed paths somewhere. Ordinary things prank around and dance.
With flamboyant lies, I drive the small ones mad.

邪な思惑は 小賢しい術 数多に放つ
「零落の雪辱」と 小さき者を拐かす

yokoshi na omowaku wa kozakashii jutsu amata ni hanatsu
“reiraku no setsujoku” to chiisaki mono wo kadowakasu

With my evil malice, I fire off a multitude of crafty tricks.
“This is revenge for our ruin!” Saying this, I kidnap the small ones.

『ギミトリダヒ』 交じり合わず
『キテトタカミ』 正しからず
『ミヤトリカヒ』 古より
『クルククロシ』 瞬くだけ
『ラブアトズミ』 混じり合わず
『ダミナトミエ』 楽しからず
『オウゾトイア』 最果てより
『ヘタシヘエウ』 波打つだけ

“hidari to migi” majiriawazu
“mikata to teki” tadashi karazu
“hikari to yami” inishie yori
“shiroku kuroku” matataku dake
“mizu to abura” majiriawazu
“emi to namida” tanoshi karazu
“ai to zouo” saihate yori
“ue e shita e” namiutsu dake

“Thgir and tfel” don’t mix. [2]
“Seimene and seilla” aren’t right.
“Krad and thgil,” since ancient times.
“Kcalb and etihw,” the light just flickers.
“Lio and retaw” don’t mix.
“Sraet and selims” aren’t fun.
“Etah and evol” from the furthest ends…
“Pu and nwod,” all they do is heave to and fro.

裏返しの世界へ 手招く影を知れ
嗚呼 厭われて恨まれて咲く 退屈の花
鏡写しの世界で 足枷に繋がれ
さあ 卑屈に喚き散らし 虚空へと沈み逝け

uragaeshi no sekai e temaneku kage wo shire
aa itowarete uramarete saku taikutsu no hana
kagami utsushi no sekai de ashikase ni tsunagare
saa hikutsu ni wamekichirashi sora e to shizumi ike

Feel this shadow, beckoning you to a reverse world.
Aah…. loathed and resented, the flower of boredom blooms.
Be tied in shackles in the world seen in the mirror!
Come – rant and rave menially and sink into the empty sky!

左と右 味方と敵
光と闇 白く黒く
水と油 笑と涙
愛と憎悪 上へ下へ

hidari to migi mikata to teki
hikari to yami shiroku kuroku
mizu to abuta emi to namida
ai to zouo ue e shita e

Left and right, allies and enemies, [3]
Dark and light, white and black,
Water and oil, smiles and tears,
Love and hate, up and down.

裏返しの世界へ 誘う声を聴け
嗚呼 弱さを攻め手に変え 色付く惡の華
鏡写しの世界で 囚われの身となれ
さあ 無様な喘ぎを上げ 虚空へと沈み逝け

uragaeshi no sekai e izanau koe wo kike
aa yowasa wo seme te ni kae irodzuku aku no hana
kagami utsushi no sekai de toraware no mi to nare
saa buzama na aegi wo age sora e to shizumi ike

Hear my voice, beckoning you to a reverse world.
Aah…. weakness becomes strength, and the flower of malice changes colour.
Become a prisoner in the world seen in the mirror!
Come – let out an uncouth moan and sink into the empty sky!

Endless Reverse 

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[1] The reverse of each phrase is sung (e.g. ‘right and left’ is sung as ‘left and right.’). For clarity, the translation matches the written lyrics.

[2] Though the original lyrics are written in reverse, they are sung the same as earlier. The translation matches the style of the original lyrics.

[3] Here, the lyrics are sung exactly as written.

Sunny days

sdhc-0035Sunny days

Vocals: 3L
Lyrics: Blue E
Arranged by: MasKaleido
Album: Fantasy★A La Mode II (幻想★あ・ら・もーど II) 【Official Site】
Circle: SOUND HOLIC
Event: Reitaisai 10 [RTS10]
Original Theme: Faith is for the Transient People [信仰は儚き人間の為に]

Requested by: Yonjirun Nipananodesu

Hello, 3L. Fancy seeing you here!

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ああ 萌ゆる五月の草原
また 夏が来るね

aa moyuru gogatsu no kusahara
mata natsu ga kuru ne

Ah… the May meadows burst into bud.
Summer comes once more.

そう 夢が動き出す季節
もう何も怖くはないわ

sou yume ga ugokidasu kisetsu
mou nani mo kowaku wa nai wa

Yes… it’s the season in which my dreams come to life.
I’m not afraid of anything anymore!

さあ 涙雨を越えて たどり着こう
Brand-new days, My own way
美しい幻想郷 羽ばたけ!

saa namidaame wo koete tadoritsukou
Brand-new days, My own way,
utsukushii sekai habatake!

Now, I’ll cross over the light rain and make my way there!
Brand new days, my own way.
In this beautiful world, Gensokyo, I flap my wings!

(※1)
吹き抜ける風の唄
青空の彼方で輝く
抱きしめた愛しさで
巻き起こす奇の Breeze
Sunny days

(※1)
fukinukeru kaze no uta
aozora no kanata de kagayaku
dakishimeta itoshisa de
makiokosu kiseiki no Breeze
Sunny days

(※1)
The song of the wind blows through
Shining beyond the blue sky.
A miraculous breeze was created
By the dearness I held close.
Sunny days.

ああ 優しい薫りの岸辺に
また 夏が来るね

aa yasashii kaori no kishibe ni
mata natsu ga kuru ne

Ah… summer comes once more
Upon the gentle smelling shore.

そう 夢が舞い上がる季節
どこまでも飛んで行けるわ

sou yume ga maiagaru kisetsu
doko made mo tonde ikeru wa

Yes… it’s the season in which dreams soar.
I can fly anywhere.

さあ 笑顔照らす太陽 その温もり
Brand-new days, My own way,
新しい今を 讃えて!

saa egao terasu taiyou sono nukumori
Brand-new days, My own way,
atarashii ima wo tataete!

Now, the sun shines on my smiling face. I feel its warmth.
Brand new days, my own way.
Give praise to the new day!

(※2)
突き抜ける風の唄
雲の白さよりも眩しく
ありふれた祈りさえ
美しく彩る Green
Sunny Days

(※2)
tsukinukeru kaze no uta
kumo no shirosa yori mo mabushiku
arifureta inori sae
utsukushiku irodoru Green
Sunny days

(※2)
The song of the wind blows through.
It’s more dazzling than the whiteness of the clouds.
Even common prayers
Are beautifully coloured green.
Sunny days.

Repeat (※1)(※2)