bambooXZX's personal blog, mostly dedicated to song lyrics translation from Japanese to English.


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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KOKIA – Umaretate no Shiro

KOKIA, c/w Gunslinger Girl -Il Teatrino- OP Tatta Hitotsu no Omoi

Merry Christmas. I felt that it would be fitting to post a song about snow, if not Christmas itself, even if it is a sad one.

Newborn Whiteness
Lyrics / Composition: KOKIA
Arrangement: Yamamoto Yasuhisa
Vocals: KOKIA

For how much longer will you fall, newborn whiteness?
People turn on the lights and sit tight, waiting for a morning when the other world overflows with light.
Tra ra ra ra, the snow whirls up in the air.
Tra ra ra ra, it seems like a dream.
The snow that shrouds all lets me forget everything.

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KOKIA – Chinmoku

KOKIA, c/w Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ OP2 Transparent

The first thing I thought when I heard this was that it sounded like the beginning of “Nagisa” from Clannad (the Ma-Na erhu version).

This really feels like Ein’s point of view.

Lyrics: KOKIA
Composition / Arrangement: Nanase Hikaru
Vocals: KOKIA

I can’t forget the ones I love.
Without telling anyone, I only watch over them.
I was relieved, and then it comes to this –
I scream within the silence.
If I can meet you one more time…
I’ll be in a simulation that’s the same time after time.

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Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ – Transparent

KOKIA; Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ ED2

I’m sure writing these lyrics saved a lot of time. That aside, I quite like the song.

Lyrics / Composition: KOKIA
Arrangement: Nanase Hikaru
Vocals: KOKIA

I haven’t lost my heart; it’s just that I feel like remembering will be frightening.
The warmth I was starting to forget is a phantom that slipped through my hands when I tried to grasp it.
Even while it seems like I’ll be crushed, I want to see a new tomorrow once more.

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Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ – Insonnia

KOKIA, c/w Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ OP KARMA; insert song

Credit for this translation goes to my sister, who is majoring in Italian. According to her, some of the accents are a bit off, and there’s one grammatical issue with first- and third-person discrepancy. Then again, it sounds fine to me because I don’t really know it. I guess that’s how the Japanese feel about Engrish.

EDIT 7/26/09: The song has now been used within the series itself.

Lyrics / Composition: KOKIA
Arrangement: Nanase Hikaru
Vocals: KOKIA

Why am I here?
Where do I want to go?
I have no response.

I still sleep.
I have happy dreams.

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Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ – KARMA

KOKIA, Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ ED

At the moment, this is my second-favorite OP of the season, behind Sengoku Basara’s.

Lyrics / Composition: KOKIA
Arrangement: Nanase Hikaru
Vocals: KOKIA

Karma – I fall through the cycle of the same events that repeat over and over again.
Karma – this body is like a spiral; even if I am reborn, I will still continue wandering .
(Bu~e~) Peacefully,
(Bu~e~) Let’s bring this to the end with our own actions.

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