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Kakumeiki Valvrave – Mother land

【Lyrics Translation】 Nanri Yuuka, Kakumeiki Valvrave insert song (episodes 8 & 21); collected in one day

Mother land
Vocals: Nanri Yuuka
Lyrics: Karasawa Miho
Composition: Ozawa Takumi
Arrangement: Kohno Yohgo

On that day when I was young, when even my dreams were taken from me,
All I saw was a miracle within your eyes

With no possible way to forget the flame of life we share,
My hand is reaching out into the expanse of memory

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Kakumeiki Valvrave – Can you save my heart?

Kanade Momoko, Kakumeiki Valvrave insert song (episode 6), Akai Memories wo Anata ni

Can you save my heart?
Lyrics: Shunryuu
Composition: Shunryuu
Arrangement: Sizuk
Vocals: Kanade Momoko

Can you save my heart?
Can you save my heart?

I told the same lie.
Until then, we never realized.
The reason why I put up a brave front…
Each time I found it, I’d turn my eyes away.

The hourglass hurries on far too fast,
But even so, I want to make it there.
If you’ll keep on singing out love…

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Kakumeiki Valvrave – Akai Memories wo Anata ni

Kanade Momoko, Kakumeiki Valvrave ED4 (season 2 ED2)

Note: my interpretation of the second chorus is still kind of shaky. That said, considering the rest of the song, the death flags are still coming on pretty strong…

Red Memories For You
Lyrics: Shunryuu
Composition: Shunryuu
Arrangement: Sizuk
Vocals: Kanade Momoko

The time that has streamed by is all that guides me.
Days of nestling close, days of separation –
Both are signposts leading to the future.

Good night… My eyes are closed,
But I can see your smiling face.

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Kakumeiki Valvrave – Kakumei Dualism

Mizuki Nana x T.M.Revolution, Kakumeiki Valvrave OP2 (season 2 OP)

Same deal as REALISM – scans leaked, fixed errors in transcription, new post instead of update, etc.

Plenty of kanji abuse here, as expected. I tried to express all double meanings in the English per usual. For more information, though, I’ve kept the readings in the Japanese lyrics here as they were in the booklet, for easy lookup.

One thing that goes for many of my translations, possibly more than usual for this one: apologies if my use of dashes makes things hard to follow in text. I find that it’s hard to maintain the overall flow otherwise; while this approach has problems of its own, sometimes switching lines just doesn’t cut it either.

Revolution Dualism
Lyrics: Hibiki
Composition: Agematsu Noriyasu (Elements Garden)
Arrangement: Iwahashi Seima (Elements Garden)

The words we pledged on that morning of legend –
Let the miracle illuminate our shared voice.

Revolution, let’s shout!
Revolution, let’s shout!

The wind dances through the sky of light, and the echo blows through.
This right hand and this left hand –
What do they wish for?

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Kakumeiki Valvrave – REALISM

ELISA, Kakumeiki Valvrave ED3 (season 2 ED1)

Booklet scans got leaked. In cases like this, I usually at least wait until the release date to post, but it’s Valvrave, so I couldn’t resist.

Unlike the few other times I’ve translated by ear, I’ll be making a separate post for official transcription instead of editing the old one. It’s kind of interesting to observe what sounds I tend to mix up. This time, there were a few key corrections in the chorus. (Kind of feels like I couldn’t get it to sound as elegant this time, though.)

Lyrics: ELISA
Composition: Mish-Mosh
Arrangement: Ookubo Kaoru

Light that never ends,
Catch the darkness and dispel it.

Friendship, greed, the rain of sacrifice,
Love, despair – even so, I wish to live.

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Kakumeiki Valvrave – Soba ni Iru yo

ELISA, Kakumeiki Valvrave ED2

I’m With You
Lyrics: ELISA
Composition: Shihori
Arrangement: Ookubo Kaoru
Vocals: ELISA

I want to stay with you a little longer.
Don’t leave me behind.
I believe in the miracle of our meeting.

Please, don’t disappear.
Your words still release pain.
I entrust my memories to your caressing hand.

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Kakumeiki Valvrave – Boku ja nai

angela, Kakumeiki Valvrave ED1, ZERO

This Isn’t Me
Lyrics: angela
Composition: angela / KATSU
Arrangement: KATSU

This isn’t me, this isn’t me, this isn’t me,
If I’ll be able to forgive “sin” someday.

Before I knew “how to love,” I learned “how to fight.”
As awkward as I am, what is my weapon?
If we live only to die, why do I wish to become strong?
With “all of my feelings” sealed away in a little box,

So precious, though they were so precious to me,
They were so easily trampled upon and broken.

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Kakumeiki Valvrave – Preserved Roses

T.M.Revolution x Mizuki Nana, Kakumeiki Valvrave OP

This is hands-down most awesome, most powerful, most heart-pumping anime song of the season. fripSide? Nothing on this. Linked Horizon? Nothing on this.

Preserved Roses
Words: Akio Inoue
Music & Arranged: Daisuke Asakura
Vocals: T.M.Revolution x Nana Mizuki

Pressed under every brief and fleeting dream,
The flower becomes a piece of eternity.
The deception pains the heart.
It will present to you
The loneliness of a caged life. Preserved Rose…

You only need to take what flows forth from deep within and change it into human form.
Everything is “too cold”, you say – then don’t unclasp your fingers from mine.

We can exist within either light or darkness.
Don’t be afraid – the morning that you dread will not come.
We’ll repeat only brilliance.
Connecting, then ending – once again…

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