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Toradora! – Mirano Tengoku

【Lyrics Translation】Takasu Yasuko (CV: Oohara Sayaka), Toradora! Character Song Album

Mirano Heaven
Lyrics: Watanabe Akiko
Composition / Arrangement: Hashimoto Yukari
Vocals: Takasu Yasuko (CV: Oohara Sayaka)

Angel wings
Dancing in neon
That’s who I am in the night

Good-for-nothing men,
Rowdy folks,
I’m used to them all
Come here to Mirano!

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Toradora Portable! – Complete

Aisaka Taiga / Kushieda Minori / Kawashima Ami (CV: Kugimiya Rie / Horie Yui / Kitamura Eri), Toradora Portable! ED, Complete / Please Freeze

There’s quite a bit of wordplay in this song. If certain words don’t make sense, it’s probably because they were there purely for rhythmic value.

Notes follow the translation.

Complete
Lyrics: Watanabe Akiko
Composition: Ookubo Kaoru
Arrangement: Ookubo Kaoru
Vocals: Aisaka Taiga / Kushieda Minori / Kawashima Ami (CV: Kugimiya Rie / Horie Yui / Kitamura Eri)

Concrete? It’s complete,
Complete.
Combinate? It’s complete.
Complete.

If you don’t get him to fall in love, falling in love will hurt.
End of discussion, even or odd.
The tears of worry are the children of happiness.
Let’s help them grow up with the power of love.

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Toradora! – TANPOPO

Koigakubo Yuri (CV: Tanaka Rie), Toradora! Character Song Album

A few lines were iffy – particularly the last line of the second verse.

Begun: April 30, 2009. Total time: 539 days.

DANDELION
Lyrics: Watanabe Akiko
Composition / Arrangement: Miyazaki Makoto
Vocals: Koigakubo Yuri (CV: Tanaka Rie)

The bruises won’t disappear,
Even though so much time has already passed.
On my body and inside my heart,
Only miserable scars remain.

“It doesn’t matter; looks don’t matter, if there’s love.”
That’s just not how it works, right?
Hands down – that’s the one point that I can’t concede.

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Toradora! – Shitsuren Samba

Kitamura Yuusaku (CV: Nojima Hirofumi), Toradora! Character Song Album

Heartbreak Samba
Lyrics: Ishikawa Eri
Composition / Arrangement: Hashimoto Yukari
Vocals: Kitamura Yuusaku (CV: Nojima Hirofumi)

Wind! Blow through! Carry away everything!
Rain! Pour down! Wash away everything!

Don’t be afraid of loss and curl yourself up.
Be bold! Looking back,
Even after regret, is a fine thing to do!

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Toradora Portable! – Please Freeze

Aisaka Taiga / Kushieda Minori / Kawashima Ami (CV: Kugimiya Rie / Horie Yui / Kitamura Eri), Toradora Portable! ED, Complete / Please Freeze

This is one of the ending themes to the PSP game version of Toradora!. The song is also erroneously known as “Please Please”.

A note on kanji follows the translation.

It’s interesting how Toradora! is one of those series where I feel empathy with the characters even though I’m not even close to being in their situation.

Please Freeze
Lyrics: Satomi
Composition: Funta3
Arrangement: Hashimoto Yukari
Vocals: Aisaka Taiga / Kushieda Minori / Kawashima Ami (CV: Kugimiya Rie / Horie Yui / Kitamura Eri)

Girls have noses sensitive to the smell of love –
With the people they love, that’s especially true.

I don’t have decisive, concrete proof for it yet,
But it’s like my intuition is hard at work.

“Do you have someone you like?”
By just hearing my girlfriends ask that,
I lightly lose my cool…

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Toradora! – Full Swing

Kushieda Minori (CV: Horie Yui), Toradora! Character Song Album

In addition to the staff below, the song features R・O・N on guitar. R・O・N is awesome.

Full Swing
Lyrics: Haru Kazufumi
Composition / Arrangement: Kawashima Hiromitsu
Vocals: Kushieda Minori (CV: Horie Yui)

Say, are you all feeling good?
Are you being young like you should be?

At lunch, love stories raise the tension.
After school, club activities burn the fat.

Friendship, guts – dreams square them. D-d-d-d-d-d-dash out!
My excited, racing heart’s pounding is stimulating.
“Ah, let’s enjoy youth!”

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Toradora! – Yes!

Kawashima Ami (CV: Kitamura Eri), Toradora! Character Song Album

Yes!
Lyrics: Watanabe Akiko
Composition / Arrangement: Kawada Ruka
Vocals: Kawashima Ami (CV: Kitamura Eri)

Don’t give up – yes!
No matter how hard the case is, tomorrow will come.
I will – yes! –
Anytime, always be on your side.

If you turn forward – yes! –
Even the nights alone will be fine,
Because I’ll be cheering you on… I’m with you.

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Toradora! – I my me

Horie Yui, Toradoradio! ED, Vanilla Salt

Lyrics and composition are by Yuka, the guitarist in RYTHEM.

As with I MY from the same series, the title is a play on 曖昧 (aimai, “unclear”).

I my me
Lyrics / Composition: Katou Yukari
Arrangement: Kawaguchi Keita
Vocals: Horie Yui

My thoughts are crumpled in the wastepaper,
Unnoticed, just like the wastepaper.
I’m a liar and a weakling,
But if I become a good girl, I’m sure it would just be a matter of time.
Before your eyes, am I there? Not there?
-U n c l e a r-

In the clear weather after the rain, my heart dances.
After being with you,
My heart does the opposite… not yet? Hey, tell me,
Even though love is so useless,
Why can’t we live without feeling love?

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Toradora! – I MY

Aisaka Taiga (CV: Kugimiya Rie), Toradora! Character Song Album

The title and second chorus revolve around how the Japanese word 曖昧 (aimai; “unclear, vague, ambiguous”) is homophonous with “I MY”. I tried to incorporate this into the translation without relying totally on a note, but I just couldn’t.

I MY
Lyrics: Watanabe Akiko
Composition / Arrangement: R.O.N
Vocals: Aisaka Taiga (CV: Kugimiya Rie)

A kind girl who always shines
Is something that just… doesn’t exist.

I can’t cook, and I’m not good at cleaning,
But even with that, (I have my good points.)
I’m bad at studying, and I can’t speak English,
But even with that, (I have pride.)

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Toradora! – Ore ni Dekiru Koto

Takasu Ryuuji (CV: Majima Junji), Toradora! Character Song Album

Regardless of what anyone else might say, I personally thought that Toradora was good. I came to like all of the characters, which made this album very enjoyable for me.

I think this is my favorite character song on the album, along with Ami’s. (Out of all songs, I actually like the “Orange” remix the most.)

What I Can Do
Lyrics: Watanabe Akiko
Composition: SIMONSAYZ
Arrangement: KOHEI by SIMONSAYZ
Vocals: Takasu Ryuuji (CV: Majima Junji)

I want to do what I can –
What I can, for the sake of the ones I want to protect.

All people worry
And get tired as they live through their lives.

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