Friday, July 15, 2011

Translation: Round Zero ~ Blade Brave (Aikawa Nanase)

And another SPECIAL REQUEST, this one also from Ryuganon, who in addition to cleaning up Kamen Rider Ryuki is about to undertake the Herculean task of cleaning up Kamen Rider Blade. To this end, he commissioned a translation of that show's opening theme, Round Zero ~ Blade Brave by Aikawa Nanase.

There's some cool lyrics in this song, and it was definitely a challenge trying to render them in English, but I hope the result is pleasing to fans of the show.

If you've not heard the song before, check it out here, and the translation below the cut.

Song Title: Round Zero ~ Blade Brave
Artist: Aikawa Nanase
Series: Kamen Rider Blade

tatta hitorikiri kimi no sonzai ga
itsuka sekai no subete kaeru darou


You're just one person, all alone
Yet some day, you could change the world

koko ni aru mono ha kibou? zetsubou?
Round Zero hajimatteru


You feel something close, is it hope or despair?
Around you, Round Zero is beginning

shiranai to iu tsumi to shirisugiru wana
ugokenaku naru mae ni ugokidasou


Ignorance is a sin, but too much knowledge can be a snare
You'd better get moving before it traps you

kaze ni mekurareta KAADO
uranau you ni warau
mayowanai HAZU mo nai
sore de mo ashita wo sagase
mekurumeku unmei
kowaresou na jidai ni
kirifuda ha KIMI no naka...
togisumasareta yuuki ni shite
BLADE BRAVE


The face on the card turned over by the wind
Grins like it thinks it's foretelling your future
No doubt its presence will lead you astray
But you must still go in search of tomorrow
In this era heading toward destruction
Led the blinding brightness of fate
The trump card is inside of you...
Forge it into a blade of courage!
Blade Brave

arashi sugisatte asu ga kuru basho
nanimo kawaranai hodo odayaka demo...


The morning after the storm passes by
It's as peaceful as if it never happened...

chizu mo tokai sae imi wo motanai
Round Zero arukidashita


But you've walked off the map, out of time
And into Round Zero

nani ga shinpo shita to shite kawaranai mono
taisetsu na kotoba dake katare your mind


Some things never change no matter how much progress you make
Just speak the important words that are on your mind

kowaresou na mirai wo
mamoru no ha dare na no?
mushi shinaide torimidashite
jibun ni tadoritsukeba ii
kono sekai no Mystery
tokiakasareru toki
dare datte taisetsu na
kotae wo mitsukeru tame no MESSEEJI
BLADE BRAVE


Who is there to protect
A future hurtling towards destruction?
Don't ignore that question, but let yourself go
So you can realize the person you truly are
When the mysteries of this world
Are finally brought to light
That message will lead everyone
To the answer that they need
Blade Brave

shiranai to iu tsumi to shirisugiru wana
ugokenaku naru mae ni ugokidasou


Ignorance is a sin, but too much knowledge can be a snare
You'd better get moving before it traps you

kaze ni mekurareta KAADO
uranau you ni warau
mayowanai HAZU mo nai sore de mo ashita wo sagase
mekurumeku unmei
kowaresou na jidai ni
kirifuda ha KIMI no naka... togisumasareta yuuki ni shite
BLADE BRAVE


The face on the card turned over by the wind
Grins like it thinks it's foretelling your future
No doubt its presence will lead you astray
But you must still go in search of tomorrow
In this era heading toward destruction
Led the blinding brightness of fate
The trump card is inside of you...
Forge it into a blade of courage!
Blade Brave

BLADE BRAVE BLADE
BLADE BRAVE BLADE

1 comment:

  1. No comments? SERIOUSLY?! I'm a huge fan of J-pop and J-rock, as well as pretty much all things tokusatsu, so this was a hugely useful source of information for me! Thank you! This also happens to be my #1 favorite Kamen Rider OP, haha.

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