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Iguchi Yuka – Yakusoku ~Boku no Uta~

Iguchi Yuka, c/w DanMachi opening theme Hey World (Anime Edition)

Note: the romanized title could in fact be “Yakusoku ~Boku no Shi~” (with the same meaning), but ever since AIR and “Tori no Uta”, I guess I feel entrained to use ‘uta’. I unfortunately can’t find any reliable sources to confirm, so for the moment, I go with my instincts.

Promise ~My Poem~
Lyrics: Satomi
Composition: Makaino Kouji
Arrangement: Maeguchi Wataru
Vocals: Iguchi Yuka

So that I can move toward
The place I want to reach,
I just try my best,
Doing what I can for now.

If I do nothing,
My aspirations will forever
Be nothing more than aspirations
And rust someday.

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DanMachi (Iguchi Yuka) – Hey World

Iguchi Yuka, DanMachi OP

And here’s the full version. Sorry for the delay; I’ve been a little distracted lately, but I’m getting back on track now.

Hey World
Vocals: Iguchi Yuka
Lyrics: Matsuo Kiyoshi
Composition: Makaino Kouji
Arrangement: Sasaki Hiroshi

Even though my body is so worn-out and exhausted,
Why won’t my heart stop beating fast, I wonder?

If there’s any part of you that believes
That a tomorrow different from yesterday exists, run again today!

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Mayo Chiki! – I’m a Butler!

Konoe Subaru (cv. Iguchi Yuka), MayoUta!

The use of three vocal lines in this song is really cool. It’s fun to hear such a wide range of Yuka Iguchi’s voice, and that “Shut up!” just might be the cutest sound in the world.

Sorry if the structure is a little hard to follow; it was color-coded in the booklet. Maybe I’ll find a way to carry that over in the future.

I’m a Butler!
Lyrics: Oomori Shouko
Composition / Arrangement: Hashimoto Yukari
Vocals: Konoe Subaru (cv. Iguchi Yuka)

I am here at your service. Anything at all, say the word.
(woo… Morning, day or night, say the word.)

I can stand apart; I’m fine being a mystery; Milady is the only one I need.
There’s so much to do outside of study – no mercy for anyone in the way.

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