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


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Hanasaku Iroha – Hazy

sphere, Hanasaku Iroha ED

Hazy
Lyrics: Sakai Sueno
Composition / Arrangement: Kurosu Katsuhiko
Vocals: sphere (Kotobuki Minako, Takagaki Ayahi, Tomatsu Haruka, Toyosaki Aki)

What is it that I left behind
Just before I started dreaming?
Though I don’t want to forget,
Sometimes, suddenly, in a corner of my memories,
A gently blurred sepia color floats up.
On the other side of these days in front of my eyes, little by little, it moves further away.

Why am I running
Until I’m out of breath, anyway?

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Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. – secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~

Honma Meiko (CV. Kayano Ai), Anjou Naruko (CV. Tomatsu Haruka), Tsurumi Chiriko (CV. Hayami Saori); Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. ED

So this song was originally by ZONE in 2001. It has since been covered several times, including for “Kyou no 5-2.” I translate it here as the ending theme for AnoHana because this is my first time hearing it. I really, really like the AnoHana versions; the “Memento mori” version, in particular, is so beautifully heartbreaking. I think it’s the drums.

secret base ~What You Gave Me~
Lyrics / Composition: Machida Norihiko
Arrangement: Toku (10 years after Ver.); Furukawa Honpo (Memento mori Ver.)
Vocals: Honma Meiko (CV. Kayano Ai), Anjou Naruko (CV. Tomatsu Haruka), Tsurumi Chiriko (CV. Hayami Saori)

The end of the summer with you, our dreams for the future,
Our grand hopes – I won’t forget.
In this month of August ten years later,
I believe that we can meet again.
My best memories…

That sudden moment when we first met… At the intersection on the way home,
You raised your voice and said, “Let’s go home together.”
I was shy, and while I hid my face behind my bag,
In truth, I was so, so happy.

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Asobi ni Iku yo! – Smile ☆ Peace

Elis (CV. Itou Kanae), Kinjou Manami (CV. Tomatsu Haruka), Futaba Aoi (CV. Hanazawa Kana); Asobi ni Iku yo! ED (episode 12); Asobi ni Iku yo! Drama & Character Song CD

Smile ☆ Peace
Lyrics / Composition: rino
Arrangement: Toda Akiyo
Vocals: Elis (CV. Itou Kanae), Kinjou Manami (CV. Tomatsu Haruka), Futaba Aoi (CV. Hanazawa Kana)

When I want to meet with you, (instantly,)
I get the urge to rush to you (after all.)
Friends are precious treasures.

When we talk, (somehow,)
The things that have me down (leave my mind.)
Let’s send them flying by laughing loudly.

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Asobi ni Iku yo! – Kimi ni Over Drive

Kinjou Manami (CV. Tomatsu Haruka), Omoide ga Jama wo Suru

You Put Me Into Overdrive
Lyrics: rino
Composition / Arrangement: Yamada Takahiro
Vocals: Kinjou Manami (CV. Tomatsu Haruka)

The sun that flew over the water horizon
Shines through as my pulse starts to beat fast.

I shook it off with the handles that take me to my hopes.
Like they’re cutting through the wind, my feelings are rushing.

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Asobi ni Iku yo! – Omoide ga Jama wo Suru

Kinjou Manami (CV. Tomatsu Haruka), Asobi ni Iku yo! ED2

My Memories Get In the Way
Lyrics: rino
Composition: Nakamura Yuu
Arrangement: Iwata Masayuki
Vocals: Kinjou Manami (CV. Tomatsu Haruka)

You’re laughing next to me, but it looks like that’s not enough.
I want to try touching you like the misty wind.

My feelings can’t escape from the forest of memories.
I just want to paint in the space of distance that doesn’t change.

My future was imprisoned by the inconsistency that comes and goes.
I need to shoot it down.

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Asobi ni Iku yo! – Now loading…SKY!!

sphere, Asobi ni Iku yo! OP

This song is really, really catchy.

Now loading…SKY!!
Lyrics: Hata Aki
Composition / Arrangement: Nijine
Vocals: sphere (Kotobuki Minako, Takagaki Ayahi, Tomatsu Haruka, Toyosaki Aki)

I’m inexperienced.
There are various answers in front of my eyes,
But how many parts can you divide one huge sky into?

It’s fun, so please give me everything.
I really want to make everything mine.
My intentions spill out into the blue sky.

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