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


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Kanamemo – WAKE ME UP(^_-)b!

Nakamachi Kana (CV: Toyosaki Aki) / Amano Saki (CV: Mizuhara Kaoru) / Kujiin Mika (CV: Kugimiya Rie), Hayane Hayaoki! Kanamemo Radio OP, Kimi e to Tsunagu Kokoro

Finally done, over three years since the day I started. I like how it turned out.

I’ve done my best with the unprinted vocals, but know that all of the bits in parentheses are uncertain.

I really like this song. I recognized the composer immediately upon hearing that guitar passage before the final chorus. Embedding the song here for once, since it’s probably obscure but totally worth listening to:

WAKE ME UP(^_-)b!
Lyrics: R・O・N
Composition / Arrangement: R・O・N
Vocals: Nakamachi Kana (CV: Toyosaki Aki) / Amano Saki (CV: Mizuhara Kaoru) / Kujiin Mika (CV: Kugimiya Rie)

Please give me more, just five minutes! (No, no!)
Let’s meet at the Dream House in District 5. (Not gonna make it!)
See you~ (Waaaaake up!)

On the other side of my eyelids, things are frolicking around.
What did that person say, again? (Ah, she’s not getting up at all – oh well, whatever.) (That’s nice.)
I feel like I can remember it, but I can’t.
It’s a tantalizing dreamland. (Not watermelon, not slippers…) (What was it?) (Sleep demon!) (That’s right!)

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K-ON!! – Genius…!?

Houkago Teatime, c/w K-ON!! OP1 GO! GO! MANIAC

Genius…!?
Lyrics: Oomori Shouko
Composition / Arrangement: Komori Shigeo
Performance: Houkago Teatime
[Hirasawa Yui, Akiyama Mio, Tainaka Ritsu, Kotobuki Tsumugi, Nakano Azusa]
(CV: Toyosaki Aki, Hikasa Yoko, Satou Satomi, Kotobuki Minako, Taketatsu Ayana)

I fasten my tie tightly, and now I head out,
With my heart tied tightly, too.
On the stage just for us to show our charm,
Let’s gather up our power.
No matter how many times we’re here, it feels like the first.
At the first song, of course, my heart is racing nervously,
But once we exhange some glances,
It soon turns into happiness – it’s strange.

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K-ON!! – Our MAGIC

Houkago Teatime, c/w K-ON!! ED1 Listen!!

Our MAGIC
Lyrics: Oomori Shouko
Composition: Maezawa Hiroyuki
Arrangement: Tamura Shinji
Performance: Houkago Teatime
[Hirasawa Yui, Akiyama Mio, Tainaka Ritsu, Kotobuki Tsumugi, Nakano Azusa]
(CV: Toyosaki Aki, Hikasa Yoko, Satou Satomi, Kotobuki Minako, Taketatsu Ayana)

(It’s the 6th sense! Special MAGIC MUSIC!
It’s the 6th sense! Great MAGIC MUSIC!)

Let’s all take our feelings and hum them to ourselves.
Whether you’re shy or you want to stand out, come freely and at ease.
I want me to tell me about your REAL.

Let’s paint out our wishes and dreams in music.
Even if they’re just “what-if” dreams, like trying to catch clouds in your hands,
I want to challenge our REAL!
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K-ON!! – Come with Me!!

Various, K-ON!! character image song

Come with Me!!
Lyrics: hotaru
Composition / Arrangement: Komori Shigeo

Hey! Hey! Come with me!!
Hey! Hey! Come with me!!
Hey! Hey! Come with me!!
Hey! Hey! Come with me!!

Come on, laugh! Come on, all together!
This is youth, so let’s make some noise!
(Come on!)

“Dreams” × “Hopes”, what’s the answer?
If you want to know, then come over here.
There are fun things to do,
So are you ready!? Then come with me!

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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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K-ON!! – Houkago Tea Time

Houkago Tea Time, Houkago Tea Time II

After School Tea Time
Lyrics: Oomori Shouko
Composition: Fujisue Miki
Arrangement: Komori Shigeo
Vocals: Houkago Tea Time

After school is Tea Time, our full-power Break Time.
Let’s let it ring out – the one and only unending song in the world.

Not even the chime can put an end to our hopes, our continuing plans and promises.
So much that we put out an album, the “fun” overflows.

With a “One, two!!” we go, flying by on the melody
That we all made together.

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Aki Toyosaki – Dill

Aki Toyosaki, Dill

The vocals seem just a little weak sometimes, but they’re still nice, and I especially like the composition/instrumentation.

Dill
Words: Ikuko Harada
Music: Mito
Arrangement: Clammbon
Vocals: Aki Toyosaki

On the other side of the dawning sky…

Even now, I’m incredibly, incredibly low on confidence,
But I believe in the rhythm that’s here in my chest.

Sometimes, I become terribly, terribly happy.
Because of whom? Or because of what?
I’ve overcome all of those questions.

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