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Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu – Arigatou, Daisuki

【Lyrics Translation】 Chihara Minori, Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu ED

Thank You, I Love You
Vocals: Chihara Minori
Lyrics: Hata Aki
Composition: rino
Arrangement: Evan Call (Elements Garden)

When I just hear you call my name,
My heart starts to feel hot.
Happiness, close to me – ah, I can’t let go.

I want to move one step closer
and try touching the door to your heart.

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Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu – Tomodachi to Shite wa Sore ga

【Lyrics Translation】 Taniguchi (c.v. Shiraishi Minoru), The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya New Character Song Vol.7: Taniguchi

It’s been so long since I’d worked on any lyrics by Aki Hata that I’d forgotten why her stuff has a reputation for giving translators trouble (past-me included); let’s just say that this song was a slight refresher. Well, it was really just one line that gave me trouble, but Taniguchi’s not the most complicated guy, so one might have hoped this single would be all safe. The rest of the song was actually fairly fun to work with.

As a Friend
Lyrics: Hata Aki
Composition / Arrangement: Kikuya Tomoki
Vocals: Taniguchi (c.v. Shiraishi Minoru)

Why is it that even when we’re completely fooling around,
You don’t laugh at all and just have that grumpy look?
The way you randomly start running and shouting out of nowhere,
You’ve been acting weird lately – don’t look away!

Did you get a crush on someone? Is that what this is?
If you don’t feel like talking about it…

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Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu – Fure Fure Mirai

Kitakou Bungeibu Joshikai, Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu OP

Blasted to the past. I hope you guys enjoy the references to a certain song from 2006 as much as I did.

Pouring Pouring Future
Vocals: Girls of the North High Literature Club [Nagato Yuki (cv. Chihara Minori), Asakura Ryouko (cv. Kuwatani Natsuko), Asahina Mikuru (cv. Gotou Yuuko), Tsuruya-san (cv. Matsuoka Yuki), Suzumiya Haruhi (cv. Hirano Aya)]
Lyrics: Hata Aki
Composition: Sasakura Yuugo
Arrangement: Watanabe Kazunori

Want to try falling into the riddle of love?
The stars whisper – it’s scary, but… maybe it’s possible!
It’s boring to keep on living life aimlessly.
I’d really like to try making something change.

I want this to start,
So fly on out – Boooon!!
My memories are stirring.
It’s as though… I already know you!?

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Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu – under “Mebius”

Nagato Yuki (c.v. Chihara Minori), The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya New Character Song Vol.2: Yuki Nagato

Endless Eight song. Found it pretty hard to get my head around this, much like the geometry it references.

under “Moebius”
Lyrics: Hata Aki
Composition: Tatsh
Arrangement: tetsu-yeah
Vocals: Nagato Yuki (c.v. Chihara Minori)

under section,might Moebius
replay play play Moebius
land wake but our Moebius ring the ring

Existence, past, local time difference,
Correction, not possible, reboot possible
Choice, comprehension, branching point search, manual control

if now… A trap has been born and is still being raised.
A plane of understanding, of rationality, beyond prediction…

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Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu – Matsutte Matsutte! Irassha~i

Tsuruya-san (c.v. Yuki Matsuoka), The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya New Character Song Vol.6: Tsuruya-san

Completed almost two years after the day I started working on it.

I’m pretty sure I took massive liberties in some parts (and for certain lines with words I believed to be nonsense, I just made up new stuff that fit the song), so please take note and don’t take my interpretation as the absolute meaning of the song.

Celebrate, Celebrate! Welcome~
Lyrics: Aki Hata
Composition: Masumi Itou
Arrangement: Tomoki Kikuya
Vocals: Tsuruya-san (c.v. Yuki Matsuoka)

I love the atmosphere of the festival,
But I’ll sit out of the actual celebrating.
I’ll just stay on the sidelines and browse for fun, cha cha cha cha!

I know the feeling of wanting to make some noise.
It’s a little different from getting caught up in the fun.
Stirring us up with the sound of taiko drums from far away, cha cha cha cha!

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Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu – Homo Sapiens Rhapsody

Kyon (c.v. Tomokazu Sugita), The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya New Character Song Vol. 5: Kyon

It is done. *collapses*

Lines not printed in the booklet are marked by parentheses () in the English/Romaji and by quotes 「」 in the Japanese. Transcription and translation for those are iffy.

Notes on references come after the translation.

Homo Sapiens Rhapsody
Lyrics: Aki Hata
Composition / Arrangement: Tomoki Kikuya
Vocals: Kyon (c.v. Tomokazu Sugita)

It’s obvious that it would turn out like this.
It wouldn’t stop at this point. (Don’t give up!)
Honestly, prediction is a horror house.
I’m so tired… run away! (But… I’ve been dragged in!)

(I think you understand, but I’m not a special human or anything.)

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Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu – Kaze Yomi Ribbon

Aya Hirano, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu SOS-dan Radio Shibu OP, Bouken Desho Desho?

I created the text file for this translation on December 28, 2008. Transcription was complete as of April 14, 2009. Total time: 605 days.

Wind Reading Ribbon
Lyrics: Aki Hata
Composition: Morihiro Suzuki
Arrangement: Takahiro Andou
Vocals: Aya Hirano

My expectations are light and soft.
Let’s float up above the blimps and move on forward to the future.
Where should we go?

Don’t get rough! You’re rushing too much.
Believe in me!
We’ll travel through the blue sky. If we could laugh together, it would be fun.

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Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu – Yasashii Boukyaku

Minori Chihara, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya ED

Sweet Oblivion
Lyrics: Aki Hata
Composition: Masumi Itou
Arrangement: Nijine; Masumi Itou (-sincerity-)
Original lyrics: Nagaru Tanigawa
Vocals: Minori Chihara

What is it that I wish for?
That is the question I ask.
I don’t need anything – that wasn’t a lie.

Even in a world that disappears,
There is a place for me,
Even for the me who doesn’t know that.

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Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu – Tada no Himitsu

Itsuki Koizumi (c.v. Daisuke Ono), The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya New Character Song Vol. 4: Itsuki Koizumi

Just a Secret
Lyrics: Aki Hata
Composition / Arrangement: Akihiko Yamaguchi
Vocals: Itsuki Koizumi (c.v. Daisuke Ono)

There is a substitute for myself,
But the things I can think of as unique
Move my heart.

While I merely connect the gaps
Within the brittle, fragile time,
The dawn is further away than the moon.

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Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekidou – Miracle Encore

Mikuru Asahina (Yuko Goto), Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekidou Vocal Mini Album

Miracle Encore
Lyrics: Aki Hata
Composition: Satoshi Hasegawa
Arrangement: Akio Kondou
Vocals: Mikuru Asahina (Yuko Goto)

Every day, I feel like I want to be surrounded by smiles.
When smiles are born, it’s a happy miracle.

Of course I’m fine.
I won’t cry about my trivial failures. (yan yan)
This stuff that’s trickling down is sweat.
It’s salty, so it must be sweat. (sun sun)

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