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


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GANGSTA. – Renegade

【Lyrics Translation】 STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION, GANGSTA. opening theme

There’s actually some weird stuff going on with verb variations in the very first line, but I don’t want to overstate the significance of one word in the most abstract part of an abstract song, so I’ll spare you guys. Someday I’ll have a proper channel for information like that.

Renegade
Created by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION

I hide the despised inferiority
Therefore there is meaning in standing here
The constant reason I search now without running from the decided rationale
The light to awaken my cells

I wanna renegade down!

There was a buzzing sound in my ears,
Almost made me feel drunk –
Need to open my eyes slowly.
All of these driving thoughts, clinging to things
So tightly they can’t choose what to lose,

Tell me – holding these worn-down crystals,
Where am I supposed to go?

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GANGSTA. – Yoru no Kuni

【Lyrics Translation】 Annabel, GANGSTA. ED

Country of Night
Vocals: Annabel
Lyrics: Annabel
Composition / Arrangement: R・O・N
Produced by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION

In the forgotten
Ash-covered city,
I was looking for what I’d lost.

Even as you, with your red eyes,
Offered a prayer in your little voice,
Your ears were covered.

Rather than reaching out,
Let’s hide away.

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Ryoko Shintani – Wonderful World

Ryoko Shintani, Wonderful World

A slightly older song, by request.

I listened to this and recognized the guitarist before I even looked at the credits. I managed to find some booklet scans for the album, and it turns out that the entire instrumentation is credited to a unit called the Pink Bambi Band – Masanori Takumi (drums / piano), Takafumi Oota (guitars), R・O・N (guitars / piano), and Hiromitsu Kawashima (bass).

Wonderful World
words, music & arrange: R・O・N
vocals: Ryoko Shintani

What can I do to help you?
The world of my fantasy was overflowing with love.

The thing that I truly needed back then
Remains within my heart even now.

The scattered noise begins to pour out.
Somewhere in this city,
Happiness is falling from the sky.
We find it little by little, share it,
And in that way, we live on
Through every day.

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Nobunaga the Fool – AXIS

STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION, Nobunaga the Fool ED

☝( ゚∀゚)☟ PARTY HARD

AXIS
Created by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION

I have erased the incomplete loop from the distorting sensation.
If you want to throw away this world of changing outline,
Reborn again

This is the proof theory, transcending rebuild,
Of a young heretic with hands tied by spectators.
I have now linked the erupted logic
With this resonant time and age.

Pay back bring back face up the light
Take everything you want now here we go everybody
Pay back bring back face up the light
Take everything you want

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STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION – Two divided Rainbow

STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION, c/w Kyoukai no Kanata ED Daisy

Two distinct lines of Japanese here and my translation probably isn’t all that helpful, but oh well. I just tried to keep the rhythm.

Two divided Rainbow
Created by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION (R・O・N)

Waiting for you I’m on the other side
Leaving this place Hold on a minute
Take a deep breath Ready to launch
Oh Can you see the light of Two divided Rainbow

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Kyoukai no Kanata – Daisy

STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION, Kyoukai no Kanata ED

Leaked booklet scan, but it’s too good. ;_;

Liked this song the instant I heard it, and then I only just discovered that STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION was actually R・O・N – it all makes sense. That triplet feel is beautiful.

Daisy
Created by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION (R・O・N)

The arrival, tearing the silence into pieces,
Was a predestined encounter for our sake.
And so, you, with regret showing in your grieving eyes,
You wore your sorrow and bloomed beautifully.

A flower, dissolving into someone’s life –
Hey, you can see it too, can’t you?
I’m sure.

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Genshiken Nidaime – Aoku Yureteiru

Ogiue Chika (CV. Yamamoto Nozomi), Yoshitake Rika (CV. Uesaka Sumire), Yajima Mirei (CV. Uchiyama Yumi), Hato Kenjirou (CV. Kakuma Ai); Genshiken Nidaime ED

Note: one instance of special furigana – verse 2 line 2, とき (toki, ‘time’) is written in the booklet as 季節 (kisetsu, ‘season’).

Swaying in Blue
Lyrics: Aoki Kumiko
Composition: Kawashima Hiromitsu
Arrangement: Kawashima Hiromitsu
Strings Arrangement: R・O・N

We all had secret signals that would never form into voices,
Hidden behind smiles and laughter,
Not wanting to get hurt, not hurting anyone else, on the edge.
But the truth would raise our collective density,
Then suddenly we’re all launched upward
And we’re departing on a journey to another dimension.

Once you’ve embraced the little bittersweet bits of frustration,
Let’s dive into that season when we could breathe deeply without holding back!

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