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Red Data Girl – Yokan

Itou Masumi, Red Data Girl ED; alternate version by Suzuhara Izumiko (Hayami Saori), RDG Red Data Girl Inspired Album

Words: Hata Aki
Music & Arrangement: Itou Masumi

Someone is calling to me,
Calling out to me from someplace.
It’s drawing closer from out in the distance;
Hearing its gentle echo, my heart begins to move.

Tell me one thing,
As I’m here before this sorrowful premonition.
Are feelings that I’d been unaware of
Beginning to unfold?

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Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita – Yume no Naka no Watashi no Yume

Itou Masumi, Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita ED

Normally, I’m not a big fan of Itou Masumi’s vocal style, but it works really well here.

The parenthesized phrases appear in booklet, but they don’t seem to be in the song itself.

Regarding the title: it’s possible that I’m just missing something, but I believe the title’s structure is meant to be ambiguous. Two possible interpretations I can think of are “My Dream Within a Dream” and “The Dream of the Self in the Dream”. (Essentially the same thing happening, yes, but the difference is subtle.) It’s hard for me to wrap my head around it.

Yume no Naka no Watashi no Yume
Lyrics: Hata Aki
Composition / Arrangement: Itou Masumi

Let us watch,
From its starting point,
The beginning of everything,
How small incidents lead to enormous changes.

Humanity, eyes closed,
Follows the course of memories, I suppose.

Even now, I travel on my journey,
Believing in the world,
Aiming for something far away – an endless journey.
Having a dream like someone else’s,
Or being in someone else’s dream –
Which would you prefer?

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Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu – Matsutte Matsutte! Irassha~i

Tsuruya-san (c.v. Yuki Matsuoka), The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya New Character Song Vol.6: Tsuruya-san

Completed almost two years after the day I started working on it.

I’m pretty sure I took massive liberties in some parts (and for certain lines with words I believed to be nonsense, I just made up new stuff that fit the song), so please take note and don’t take my interpretation as the absolute meaning of the song.

Celebrate, Celebrate! Welcome~
Lyrics: Aki Hata
Composition: Masumi Itou
Arrangement: Tomoki Kikuya
Vocals: Tsuruya-san (c.v. Yuki Matsuoka)

I love the atmosphere of the festival,
But I’ll sit out of the actual celebrating.
I’ll just stay on the sidelines and browse for fun, cha cha cha cha!

I know the feeling of wanting to make some noise.
It’s a little different from getting caught up in the fun.
Stirring us up with the sound of taiko drums from far away, cha cha cha cha!

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Umi Monogatari – Kokoro no Uta

Itou Masumi, Umi Monogatari drama CD image song (Urin-hen)

This is the best song from Umi Monogatari, in my opinion.

A note follows the translation.

Song of the Heart
Lyrics: micco
Composition / Arrangement: Itou Masumi
Vocals: Itou Masumi

The voice of the wind obscures the sun and even the shapes of the clouds from view.
These landscapes, these shades of color –
Each separate one is different.

Let your fleeting feelings blur and mix with everything.
Place your hands on the place where your heart is.

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Umi Monogatari – Hoshitachi no Gogo

Itou Masumi, Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta~ insert song (episode 11), Toumei na Inori

Afternoon of Stars
Lyrics: riya
Composition / Arrangement: Itou Masumi
Vocals: Itou Masumi

The road that carries the two of us along
Is far, but it will always continue to any place.

Inside the swaying water,
The sky that’s reflected upside down
Is always gentle,
Setting many dreams alight.

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Break Blade – Fate

KOKIA, Break Blade OP

I hadn’t heard of Break Blade until very recently, but I noticed the involvement of KOKIA, Hiroshi Kamiya, etc., so I guess I’m going to watch it.

Lyrics / Composition: KOKIA
Arrangement: Itou Masumi
Vocals: KOKIA

I have no special things at all, but grasped in those hands is more than enough love.
Those who have something to believe in will go through these thoughts for the sake of unwavering love.
If I can fight against fate, I will go with all of these feelings raised.

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Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu – Yasashii Boukyaku

Minori Chihara, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya ED

Sweet Oblivion
Lyrics: Aki Hata
Composition: Masumi Itou
Arrangement: Nijine; Masumi Itou (-sincerity-)
Original lyrics: Nagaru Tanigawa
Vocals: Minori Chihara

What is it that I wish for?
That is the question I ask.
I don’t need anything – that wasn’t a lie.

Even in a world that disappears,
There is a place for me,
Even for the me who doesn’t know that.

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Umi Monogatari – Toumei na Inori

Itou Masumi, Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~ ED

Transparent Prayer
Lyrics: riya
Composition / Arrangement: Itou Masumi
Vocals: Itou Masumi

In a cradle of light,
While I’m enclosed in a droplet,
I become the color of water.
Listen carefully to eternity.

If you connect the traces of the dream yourself,
The radiance will softly reappear.

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