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


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Strike Witches – Toki

Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke (Rie Tanaka), STRIKE WITCHES Himeuta Collection 3

Time
Lyrics / Composition: Seiji Miura
Arrangement: Keita Miyahara
Vocals: Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke (Rie Tanaka)

The tender sensation of you stroking my cheek – even now, those memories are sweet.
Only the part where we talked about our dreams turns into a pain that pounds through my veins.

I rejected the idea that scars
Will heal again no matter how many times they’re scratched.

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Strike Witches – Danke Schoen Witches

Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke (Rie Tanaka) & Erica Hartmann (Sakura Nogawa) & Gertrud Barkhorn (Mie Sonozaki), STRIKE WITCHES Himeuta Collection 3

In case you didn’t know, “danke schoen” means “thank you” in German. I decided not to translate it because that would cause awkward repetition in some lines.

Danke Schoen, Witches
Lyrics: Natsumi Tadano
Composition / Arrangement: Yukari Hashimoto
Vocals: Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke (Rie Tanaka) & Erica Hartmann (Sakura Nogawa) & Gertrud Barkhorn (Mie Sonozaki)

I wonder how far we can go
In this rattling, swaying bus.
Danke schoen, thank you.
Let’s embrace everyone’s memories!

The shining days I kept on searching for
Are new entries in my memories even now.

It isn’t the end – this is the beginning,
The starting line of the world.

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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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Hatsukoi Limited – Utsuriyuku Kisetsu wo Norikoete

Yamamoto Misaki (CV. Tanaka Rie), Hatsukoi Limited. Character File Vol. 2

Ride Across the Seasons That Come and Go
words by micco
music by kikuchi tatsuya
song by Yamamoto Misaki (CV. Tanaka Rie)

The time I spend running through the dream I feel here and now passes quickly.
I’m imagining the days when times I can say that it’s nostalgic will come along.

The rain keeps on falling from the top of the sky; it covers us up
And doesn’t stop. My ears hear only the beat of my heart.

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Strike Witches – Shouri Se yo! Witches

Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke (Rie Tanaka) & Erica Hartmann (Sakura Nogawa) & Gertrud Barkhorn (Mie Sonozaki), STRIKE WITCHES Himeuta Collection 3

This is a remix of a German march from the WWII era called “Flieger sind Sieger”, with the lyrics changed to fit Strike Witches.

Ride to Victory! Witches
Lyrics: Takaaki Suzuki
Composition: Robert Küssel
Arrangement: Tomofumi Suzuki
Vocals: Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke (Rie Tanaka) & Erica Hartmann (Sakura Nogawa) & Gertrud Barkhorn (Mie Sonozaki)

Dashing through this blue, faraway, vast sky is the defense we put up.
We cut through both the sky and the waves, as far as our Strikers lead us.

Take off, Witches, for the sake of victory.
Fight on, Witches, for the sake of the world.

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