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Toradora! – I MY

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Aisaka Taiga (CV: Kugimiya Rie), Toradora! Character Song Album

The title and second chorus revolve around how the Japanese word 曖昧 (aimai; “unclear, vague, ambiguous”) is homophonous with “I MY”. I tried to incorporate this into the translation without relying totally on a note, but I just couldn’t.

I MY
Lyrics: Watanabe Akiko
Composition / Arrangement: R.O.N
Vocals: Aisaka Taiga (CV: Kugimiya Rie)

A kind girl who always shines
Is something that just… doesn’t exist.

I can’t cook, and I’m not good at cleaning,
But even with that, (I have my good points.)
I’m bad at studying, and I can’t speak English,
But even with that, (I have pride.)

In truth, I’ve always l…
I’ve never wanted to call you a friend.

With my unclear mind, if I can’t plot things in black and white,
It seems like it’ll explode.
A kind girl who always shines
Is just something that… I can’t become.

I’m a crybaby acting tough, and I’m impatient,
But these traits alone probably (won’t lose to anyone.)
I use my hands more than my voice, and I’m the worst at waking up,
But even with that, (I have confidence.)

Is this supposed to be normal? I l…
You’re important to me.

With my unclear mind, if  I can’t plot things in black and white,
It seems like it’ll explode.
“I” means myself – if “my” also means myself,
I, myself, am really unclear…

This isn’t friendship. The important thing is – what?
This isn’t friendship. You’re important to me!
This isn’t friendship. The important thing is – what?
This isn’t friendship. …You get it, don’t you!

With my unclear mind, if it’s not in black and white,
It seems like I’ll explode.
A kind girl who always shines
Is just something that… I can’t become.

I MY
Lyrics: Watanabe Akiko
Composition / Arrangement: R.O.N

Itsumo akarukute   yasashii dake no
Onna no ko nante… inai yo

Ryouri wa dekinai   souji mo imaichi
Demo sonna atashi ni mo   (iitoko aru yo ne)
Benkyou mo nigate   eigo shaberenai
Demo sonna atashi ni mo   (jiman ga aru yo)

Honto wa itsumo  kimi no koto wo
Su… tomodachi to   yobitaku nai nda yo

Aimai maindo   shirokuro tsukenakya
Bakuhatsu shisou
Itsumo akarukute   yasashii dake no
Onna no ko nante…   narenai

Nakimushi tsuyogari   gaman wa dekinai
Dakedo kore dake wa tabun   (dare ni mo makenai)
Kuchi yori te ga deru   neoki wa saiaku
Sonna atashi da kedo ne   (jishin ga aru yo)

Futsuu na hazu no   kimi no koto wo
Su… daiji ni   omotte iru ndayo

I   MY   maindo   shirokuro tsukenakya
Bakuhatsu shisou
Ai wa jibun da shi   mai mo jibun nara
Atashi wa honto   aimai…

Tomodachi ja nakute ne   taisetsu nano wa   nanda?
Tomodachi ja nakute ne   taisetsu nandatteba
Tomodachi ja nakute ne   taisetsu nano wa   nanda?
Tomodachi ja nakute ne   …mou wakaru desho!

Aimai maindo   shirokuro tsukenakya
Bakuhatsu shisou
Itsumo akarukute   yasashii dake no
Onna no ko nante…   narenai

I MY
作詞:渡邊亜希子
作曲・編曲:R・O・N
歌:逢坂大河 (CV:釘宮理恵)

いつも明るくて 優しいだけの
女の子なんて・・・ いないよっ

料理は出来ない 掃除もいまいち
でもそんなアタシにも (イイトコあるよね)
勉強も苦手 英語しゃべれない
でもそんなアタシにも (自慢があるよ)

ホントはいつも キミの事を
ス・・・友達と 呼びたくないんだよ

アイマイマインド 白黒つけなきゃ
爆発しそう
いつも明るくて 優しいだけの
女の子なんて・・・ なれない

泣き虫強がり 我慢は出来ない
だけどこれだけは多分 (誰にも負けない)
口より手が出る 寝起きは最悪
そんなアタシだけどね (自信があるよ)

フツウなはずの キミの事を
ス・・・ 大切に 想っているんだよ

I MY マインド 白黒つけなきゃ
爆発しそう
アイは自分だし マイも自分なら
アタシはホント アイマイ・・・

友達じゃなくてね 大切なのは なんだ?
友達じゃなくてね 大切なんだってば
友達じゃなくてね 大切なのは なんだ?
友達じゃなくてね ・・・もう分かるでしょ!

アイマイマインド 白黒つけなきゃ
爆発しそう
いつも明るくて 優しいだけの
女の子なんて・・・ なれない

3 thoughts on “Toradora! – I MY

  1. Yaaaaay, thank you so much!

    I’m sorry for plaguing you with requests, but is it possible that you could translate the others? Or if you have a link to translations of the other character songs, could you send it to me? I know you’ve done Ryuuji’s, but I’m also interested in “Full Swing” (Minori’s song) and “Yes!” (Ami’s song). Both are exceedingly catchy.<3

  2. that’s good song. and other Toradora song too. thank you for your lyrics :-)

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