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Thursday, October 25, 2012

No Regret Life - Life is a Symphony (English/Romaji) lyrics


English
Before I knew it, I was here
I forgot to wonder such things like how I came here
If there are things I can’t remember, although there are too many to count
I’ll carve the good days I remembered on the left side of my chest

I’ll drink up the joy and sadness
The story reflected in my eyes, I’ll pass through it all

Why do the nights alone seem lonely
Why do the mornings alone seem empty
If I softly grasp that hand which has completely chilled
Somehow or another I felt I found an answer

I’ll drink up the joy and sadness
The story reflected in my eyes, I’ll pass through it all
I’ll understand that warmth of separating and meeting people
I’ll understand the bitter taste of things like desire and betrayal

And now, only you stand still before my eyes
Before long it’ll come, when only the two of us will know the whereabouts of tomorrow

It's such a wonderful world.

Romaji
itsu no manika boku wa koko ni ita
douyatte kita no kana’nte wasureta
omoidasenai koto nara kazoe kirenai kedo
omoidashita hibi ga hidari mune kizamu

yorokobi mo kanashimi mo boku wa nomihoshite iku
me ni utsuru monogatada subete toori sugite iku

hitori no yoru wa naze sabishiin darou
hitori no asa wa naze munashiin darou
hiekitta sono te wo sotto nigirishimetara
nantonaku kotae ga wakatta ki ga shita

yorokobi mo kanashimi mo boku wa nomihoshite iku
me ni utsuru monogatada subete toori sugite iku

hitori ni ai wakare wo shite sono mukumori wo shiru
uragiri ya yukubou ya horonigai aji wo shiru

soshite ima me no mae de kimi dake ga tachidomaru
yagate kuru asu no yukue wa futari shika shiranai

kon’nani mo subarashii sekai

[A/N: I've started not adding the Kanji lyrics, also gonna start adding YouTube video's of the song if I can find them. If people want the Kanji lyrics back just tell me.]
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

LM.C Gacha Gacha Miracle Vol. 14 (English)

The topic about LM.C that rattled and appeared, this series is a relaxed talk. Now, this month’s topic is...?

Tell us how you would approach someone you liked

 -- If you were about to meet someone you liked, how would you approach them?
A: On this, Maya is easy to understand. At any rate, when it comes to things such as a girl I’m interested in, I get concerned about messing it up (laughs)
M: Certainly, without a doubt (laughs) It’s because I like regular girls that I’m easy to understand right? (laughs) Like everyday I’m just taken by somebody at first sight (laughs)
A: But, when you like someone the tension raises more and it's normal to be kind to everyone, so there are also signs that are hard to understand at times. 

-- Kinda like girls completely misunderstand you?
A: Yes just like that. I’m friendly so I think I give the impression that “maybe he like’s me” kind of appearance.
-- What do you do about it? How do you begin after being misunderstood.
M: Isn’t that love? It’s that okay though, if it begins even like that it’s started. Love is like, if you start running you can’t stop (wise saying)
A: by Fukuyama Masaharu. type of thing

-- Is that because it’s plagiarism? (having to mention who’s saying that was)
"Did you sleep yet~?"
 M: It’s not plagiarism. It’s a quote
A: But I think the sure thing is there is still a sense of tension that varies. Like for example, if you send texts to a girl your considering there will probably be a lot of emoticons (laughs), and when you cool down from the initial stage, the mail will become plain.
M: Aah~ (understanding) There might be (laughs). But, about the mail becoming plain, you also get used to that kinda of proof of affection, but it doesn’t mean that you hate them, or have grown tired of them.
A: Maya, in the old days you used to send me mail often, and now a days it’s remarkably different.
M: Eh!? You want them? (laughs) Like “Did you sleep yet~~?” and what not!? If you do, I’ll send them, but isn’t that kinda creepy? (laughs) You know, I really don’t understand you senpai. I don’t understand love.
"by no means has it..."
-- I feel like you don’t really have interests in concerns with women right? Only the smell of instrument and equipment.
A: Like only the smell of oil? But you know, the boiling point of passion seems certainly high and by no means has it been ignited by someone in particular, it hasn’t been ignited.
M: Why did you say that twice. You sound like a broken record (laughs). These kind of things are what makes senpai interesting. But this significance he has is in some sense a weapon.
A: Regardless of it concerning now? But, even I have the feeling everyday like “Ah! how cute” but I think there is a group of factors (to be considered) by being involved with somebody at first sight, and the previous feelings might not go away but from that I don’t start running after them.
M: Certainly, so you haven't had drama or waves with girls. That’s mysterious. You don’t have any? Drama I mean.
A: I haven't huh. For me, I can’t like someone who doesn’t try their best. Even if I think “they sure are cute”, but if that girl isn’t one who gives it their all in life then at once I become uninterested. That’s why, I can’t proceed beyond the initial point of attraction.
M: While you said that for some reason if I saw you in line for a handshake meeting for people like AKB48, that would definitely shock me (laughs).
A: I wouldn’t be waiting in line in the first place (laughs).
M: Maybe secretly. By the way hasn’t the desktop for your computer been just idols or something like that.
A: 100% no (flatly).

-- Hahahaha. For yourself if you met a girl you liked, how would you get her attention?
A: If I thought like “it’s her!”, I would push straight forward and I would probably be straightforward about it. I wouldn’t be so persistent in mail and stuff, but I would be sure to send at least one everyday. But, by no means do I want to go to the extent of her getting annoyed by it.
M: I think if I were to consider the path senpai analyzed earlier,  I would almost have no doubts ( laughs). But, if love start running you can’t stop!
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Halloween Junky Ochestra - Halloween Party Full PV


From the mind of HYDE came Halloween Junky Orchestra, a project including HYDE (L'arc~en~ciel), Acid Black Cherry, DAIGO (BREAKERZ), kyo (D'ERLANGER), Tommy february6, Tommy heavenly6, Tatsuro (MUCC), Anna Tsuchiya, Ryuji Aoki, K.A.Z (VAMPS), Hitsugi (Nightmare), Aki (SID), RINA (SCANDAL) and Kanon Wakeshima. They recently have released the PV for their song "Halloween Party", which will be available for purchase October 17th  coming in both regular and limited edition.

[Regular CD+DVD]1,200 YEN
1. HALLOWEEN PARY
2. Penalty Waltz
[DVD]
1. HALLOWEEN PARTY PV

Order from CD Japan HERE

[Limited Edition CD+DVD] 1,890 YEN [First Press + External Bonus Poster still available]
1. HALLOWEEN PARY
2. Penalty Waltz
[DVD]
1. HALLOWEEN PARTY PV
**Also comes with a booklet

Order from CD Japan HERE 

Check out the preview with some small behind the scenes with comments from HYDE and YASU (Acid Black Cherry)

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Friday, October 12, 2012

LM.C Gacha Gacha Miracle Vol. 27 (English)

LM.C Special Five Year Anniversary Project

How the quiz works: One at a time we’ll flip over a question. One of them will write the correct answer, the other one will write what they think is right, and at the same time they’ll flip over their answers and join together to discuss the results!

       Just how much do they know about each other quiz!


Q1: When at a sushi restaurant what are the 3 nigiri sushi toppings Aiji will definitely order!
M: Whelk, botan shrimp, and warships of sea urchin
A: Whelk, botan shrimp, and Himokyu (clam fringe with cucumber)
M: I hesitated a bit but, isn’t that amazing!? (How much they match)

 Q2: This year during the summer what was Maya’s clothing coordination like?
M: (Picture)
A: (Picture)
A: Well, because I also wore these pants often!




 Q3: What would be the number 1 condition Aiji would want in a marriage partner?
A: Good at cooking.
M: A degree of self-reliance.
A: That would be another one. (a self-relying person)
M: By that, do you mean a person who has money?
A: What’s with that unpleasant interpretation?
M: Huh? Did I make a mistake? Didn’t you say like “aim for a marriage of convenience! The dream is a marriage of convenience” or something like that? senpai?
A: I did not (flatly). Because I’ve never mentioned a dream like that, neither have I ever had that kind of view!

Q4: What are the kind of times that Maya who doesn’t usually drink will feel like drinking.
A: When he’s told to by me.
M: Overseas, and nights when we gather for a birthday party.
A: But, this (Aiji’s answer) isn’t like a distinct kind of “I can’t refuse a drink that’s offered by senpai” feeling.
M: Yeah. Exactly though its like, because I’m told to drink, I’ll drink but, it’s not because I think it’s tasty or want to, I just do it. But, only on birthdays or other special days like that!


Q5: What is one point Aiji thinks is cute about Maya?
M: One? I think there are a lot but just one huh?
A: There aren’t any.
M: I’m sure there are quite a few, like this and that. Now tell me!
A: Their aren’t any (flatly). But if I had to say something...
M: My sleeping face?
A: Are you an idiot! (offended) I haven’t seen your sleeping face and I don’t have any interest to!
M: Alright, even though it’s not impossible to. (laugh) For me I often try looking at senpai’s sleeping face♥
A: Well don’t look.
M: But during tour’s when we are traveling and stuff it’s often exposed to the public. Even if I don’t want to see it I’l look (laugh). Well, but obviously it’s not entirely cute.
A: How irritating...
[Aiji’s actually answer: How much he likes himself]

 Q6: Maya likes ______ the best about Aiji! What kinda of thing is it?
A: My reaction.
M: The shape of his ears.
A: Huh? I don’t get what you mean! Why my ears?
M: Alright, I mean your ears. I have a different feeling about senpai’s ears than other people, and it’s better to have self-confidence about it.
A: No it’s not!
M: Nope, It’s better to have self confidence! No doubt about it.


Q7: Is it because you can’t always see them, and once in awhile when you do you're startled by them or...?
A: Even though I’m surprised by Maya about this point, it’s unpleasant (laugh)
M: Certainly (laugh). But it’s not like that, I just think they’re a good shape. Furthermore, I suppose I’m seeking that kind of big reaction. So, it’s better to continue to cherish these kind of things. That’s the trick to being loved by senpai!
A: That’s kind of irritating
M: Even though I’m praising you

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Preview for upcoming article: LM.C Gacha Gacha Miracle Vol.27!


Just how much do they know about each other quiz!
Q: What is one point Aiji thinks is cute about Maya?
M: One? I think there are a lot but just one huh?
A: There aren’t any.
M: I’m sure there are quite a few, like this and that. Now tell me!
A: Their aren’t any (flatly). But if I had to say something…
M: My sleeping face?
A: Are you an idiot (offended)! I haven’t seen your sleeping face and I don’t have any interest to!
M: Alright, even though it’s not impossible to. (laugh) For me I often try looking at senpai’s sleeping face♥
A: Well don’t look.
M: But during tour’s when we are traveling and stuff it’s often exposed to the public. Even if I don’t want to see it I’ll look (laugh). Well, but obviously it’s not entirely cute.
A: How irritating...

Translations for the full article will be up this Friday! Please look forward to this question along with many others!
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Monday, October 8, 2012

GALEYD 2nd Mini Album "EYE WILL..."

(Right to Left: Nikky.dr, Garo.vo, Toki.ba, Meku.gu)

Up-and-coming Visual-Kei Rock band GALEYD will be releasing their second mini-album entitled "EYE WILL..." December 4th, 2012. They began back in February of this year with their first release  "Infitium" which was also mini-album that contained six songs. In April they released the first of their three consecutive singles "Genesis", followed by "Loaded", and "Destiny". In August, the preformed their first one-man live at SHIBUYA-REX, and in December they will be performing their second.

The regular edition CD will include six songs, and be sold for ¥2,100
1.-will-
2.Mebius Trip
3. Calling Angel
4.Eyes pf Insanity
5.ヒステリア 
 6.Messiah

The limited edition CD+DVD will include six songs and a live DVD from SHIBUYA-REX. The DVD will include eight songs. This version will be sold at ¥3,150
1.-will-
2.Mebius Trip
3. Calling Angel
4.Eyes pf Insanity
5.ヒステリア 
 6.Messiah
 [LIVE DVD] SHIBUYA-REX 2012.8.3
 ~opening SE~
1.Crimson Chain
2.Jump up
3.Hysteric Liar
4.Crazy Angel
5.Eternity
6.I'll be there for you
7.precious heart
8.Replica
~ending~

The jackets and booklets for both editions will be different than each others. 

 
Don't forget to purchase their songs on iTunes or CDJapan

Comments for "EYE WILL..."
For other comments, and music previews go to their official YouTube

G: Hello everyone, we are GALEYD! On December 4th 2012 we will be releasing a mini-album called "EYE WILL..." And about this new mini-album, I'll ask the members what kinda of album it will be. First is, red hair!
T: Ah, well I think its good.
G: He thinks it's good, next is silver
M: Compared to our other releases this time we made songs that are hard, and catchy
G: Now, Mr. Senior
N: Garo~
M: Me!?
N: Is really cool. 
G: Until now, we've finished songs that have a rather good feel to them so please look forward to it yay!
G: On December 2nd at Shibuya Boxx we'll be having our second one-man live yay! The title will be "Mebiustrip". After the previous one-man live I felt bleggh, but we're doing a stamp rally, so if you'd like please come! Well then, this has been, one two, GALEYD.

[A/N: Not that great at translating comments, cause I can't always hear what they say, so please inform me of any mistakes.]
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Uchuu Sentai NOIZ - SHINE Lyrics (Eng/Rom/Kan)

English
Words: Angel-Taka Music: Kotaro

The heavens turned off their worries and delivered stars spread over the sky
If you keep your head lowered then you can't seem them
Bathe yourself in the light and become a butterfly

If you are suspended by the idea of "fate", the thrill of anticipation for the future dies
Don't fuel your useless anxieties
Carry your own flag to the moon

Before you despair, so you have a proud future
Climb up to the heavens above the clouds
Even if the whole world is your enemy
So that you don’t lose your treasured items
I’ll sing so the sound of this voice reaches you

The silver colored night that made up the moonlight melted the darkness
The prism of back lighting streaks of light
Dazzles to the extent that is burns my chest

I’ll shake you awake with a tomorrow that died
If you’re scared of that, hold out that hand that’s trembling
I’ll grab it, and hold on tightly

Only you and no anyone else can awaken your memory
If you make it to the heavens above the clouds
Even if the whole world is your enemy
I wonder if everything can be forgiven
I’ll sing until the sound of this voice dies

If it's true that grief freezes you to the point when you can't hold on, can't see
Then tomorrow doesn’t seem all that bright
Feel the miracle of there being a present

Before you despair, so you have a proud future
Climb up to the heavens above the clouds
Even if the whole world is your enemy
So that you don’t lose your treasured items
I’ll sing so the sound of this voice reaches you

Only you and no anyone else can awaken your memory
If you make it to the heavens above the clouds
Even if the whole world is your enemy
I wonder if everything can be forgiven
I’ll sing until the sound of this voice dies

Don’t let go of that hand, to another eternity

Romaji
Sora ga mayoi wo tomete ichimen ni hoshi wo todoketa
Utsumuita mama ja mienai
Hikari wo abi chou ni nare

「unmei」soko ni ukandara kitai no suriru wa nakunaru
Faun wo muda ni aoru na
Omae no hate tsuki ni kakagero

Zetsubou suru sono mae ni hokori takaki mirai no tame ni
Kumo no ue no hebun made hai agare
Tatoe sekai wo teki ni shite mo
Takaramono nakusanai you ni
Kono koe omae ni hibiki todoku you ni utaou

Gin-iro ni yoru wo irodoru gekkou ga yami tokashita
Hikari no suji gyakkou no purizumu
Mabayui hodo mune kogasu

Shin deta ashita yuriokose
Son’nani obieteiru no nara, furueta sono te sashidase
Nigitte yaru tsuyoku kakegero

Kioku wo yobiokosu no wa dare ka janai omae shidai
Kumo no ue hevun made tsuitanara
Tatoe sekai wo teki ni shite mo
Subete yuruseru ndarou
Kono koe omae ni hibiki kareru made utaou

Mienakute, tsukamenakute, kogoe nageku gurai naraba
Mabushikute mienai asu
kiseki wo ima kanjiro

Zetsubou suru sono mae ni hokori takaki mirai no tame ni
Kumo no ue no hebun made hai agare
Tatoe sekai wo teki ni shite mo
Takaramono nakusanai you ni
Kono koe omae ni hibiki todoku you ni utaou

Kioku wo yobiokosu no wa dare ka janai omae shidai
Kumo no ue hevun made tsuitanara
Tatoe sekai wo teki ni shite mo
Subete yuruseru ndarou
Kono koe omae ni hibiki kareru made utaou

Sono te wo hanasu na toki wo koe ima hitotsu ni

Kanji 
空が迷いを止めて 一面に星を届けた
俯いたままじゃ見えない
光を浴び蝶になれ

「運命」そこに浮かんだら 期待のスリルは亡くなる
不安を無駄に煽るな
オマエの旗 月に掲げろ

絶望するその前に 誇り高き未来の為に
雲の上のヘブンまで這い上がれ
たとえ世界を敵にしても
宝物無くさないように
この声オマエに響き 届くように歌おう

銀色に夜を彩る 月光が闇を熔かした
光の筋 逆光のプリズム
眩い程 胸焦がす

死んでた明日揺り起こせ
そんなに脅えているのなら 震えたその手差し出せ
握ってやる 強く掲げろ

記憶を呼び起こすのは 誰かじゃ無いオマエ次第
雲の上のヘヴンまで着いたなら
たとえ世界を敵にしても
すべて許せるんだろう
この声オマエに響き 枯れるまで歌おう


見えなくて 掴めなくて 凍え 嘆くぐらいならば
眩しくて見えない明日を
奇跡を 今感じろ

絶望するその前に 誇り高き未来の為に
雲の上のヘブンまで這い上がれ
たとえ世界を敵にしても
宝物無くさないように
この声オマエに響き 届くように歌おう

記憶を呼び起こすのは 誰かじゃ無いオマエ次第
雲の上のヘヴンまで着いたなら
たとえ世界を敵にしても
すべて許せるんだろう
この声オマエに響き 枯れるまで歌おう

その手を離すな 時を越え今一つに