[Translation Tuesday] Songs of Kiseki – Ao no Kiseki

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Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers! And I hope that everyone, no matter where you are, is having a good week this week.

This week’s Translation Tuesday is, once again, part of the ‘Songs of Kiseki’ series from Yotaka. This time, it features two songs from Ao no Kiseki (Trails of Azure)- titled Aoi Kiseki (Azure Trails), and Aoki Negai (Azure Wish).

As always, the formatting follows the previous entries. The tabs will give you options to select the format of the song lyrics, and the youtube videos are imbedded with the song lyrics added as subtitles.

Enjoy!

Azure Trails / 碧い軌跡 / Aoi Kiseki

Sung by: Kanako Kotera

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Even while being hurt everyone continues living on
Someone cries out in sorrow and it echoes in my heart
The flow of time doesn’t stop and even though we can’t go back
We can rebuild one step at a time
This is the starting line, not the end!
I pray for you, I’ll always be by your side
Even if I can’t take away your pain, let me at least share some of your burden
I’ll be there for you, I’m not letting go
So let’s keep smiling and go forward together

Even while searching for love everyone continues living on
The pain of lost love makes us lose our way
The tears don’t stop flowing but let’s still gather up the pieces of our broken dreams
And let’s form even stronger bonds
You’re not alone!
I pray for you, even if the only thing I can do is hold you close
Even if all I have to offer are these small and trembling hands
I’ll be there, I’m never letting go
So let’s hold hands and go forward together

Our tears form azure trails but as long as we hold onto our feelings and stay together
Someday they’ll form a rainbow that circles the ocean and sky
I pray for you, even if the only thing I can do is hold you close
Even if all I have to offer are these small and trembling hands
I’ll be there, I’m never letting go
So let’s hold hands and go forward
I pray for you, I’ll always be by your side
Even if I can’t take away your pain, let me at least share some of your burden
I’ll be there for you, I’m not letting go
So let’s keep smiling and go forward together

Daredemo minna kizutsukinagara ikiteru dakara kitto
Dareka ga sakebu kanashimi no koe mune ni hibiku yo
Nagareru toki wa don’t stop makimodosu koto wa kanawanai kedo
Mou ichido kizuite yukou hitotsu zutsu
Koko wa owari janai start line
I pray for you soba ni iru kara
Kawarenai kurushimi wo sukoshi demo wakachi awasete
I’ll be there for you hanarenai kara
Egao wo kazoenagara aruite yukou doko made mo isshoni

Daredemo minna ai wo motomete ikiteru dakara kitto
Ai wo nakushita itami ga michi wo miushinawaseru
Nagareru namida don’t stop kudakareta yume no kakera atsumete
Mou ichido tsumuide yukou atarashii kizuna
Kimi wa hitori bocchi janai sa
I pray for you dakishimeru shika dekinai
Kono ryoute wa chisakute tayorinai kedo
I’ll be there for you hanasanai kara
Te to te wo tsunaida mama aruite yukou doko made mo isshoni

Namida wa aoi kiseki wo egaku bokura no omoi nosete
Umi wo sora wo meguri itsuka niji ni naru dakara kizuna musubi inochi tsunagou
I pray for you dakishimeru shika dekinai
Kono ryoute wa chisakute tayorinai kedo
I’ll be there for you hanasanai kara
Te to te wo tsunaida mama aruite ikou doko made mo
I pray for you soba ni iru kara
Kawarenai kurushimi wo sukoshi demo wakachi awasete
I’ll be there for you hanarenai kara
Egao wo kazoenagara aruite yukou doko made mo isshoni

誰でもみんな傷つきながら生きてるだからきっと
誰かが叫ぶ悲しみの声胸に響くよ
流れる時は Don’t stop 巻き戻すことは叶わないけど
もう一度築いて行こうひとつずつ
ここは終わりじゃないスタートライン
I pray for you そばにいるから
代われない苦しみを少しでも分かち合わせて
I’ll be there for you 離れないから
笑顔を数えながら歩いて行こうどこまでも一緒に

誰でもみんな愛を求めて生きてるだからきっと
愛を失くした痛みが道を見失わせる
流れる涙 Don’t stop 砕かれた夢の欠片集めて
もう一度紡いで行こう新しい絆
君はひとりぼっちじゃないさ
I pray for you 抱きしめるしか出来ない
この両手は小さくて頼りないけど
I’ll be there for you 離さないから
手と手を繋いだまま歩いて行こうどこまでも一緒に

涙は碧い軌跡を描く僕らの想い乗せて
海を空を巡りいつか虹になるだから絆結び命繋ごう
I pray for you 抱きしめるしか出来ない
この両手は小さくて頼りないけど
I’ll be there for you 離さないから
手と手を繋いだまま歩いて行こうどこまでも
I pray for you そばにいるから
代われない苦しみを少しでも分かち合わせて
I’ll be there for you 離れないから
笑顔を数えながら歩いて行こうどこまでも一緒に

Azure Wish / 碧き願い / Aoki Negai

Sung by: Megumi Sasaki

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I hear and remember our solemn oath
The promise we made that day
The night sky shone down upon us
In a single ray of light

In this ash-stained world of ours
We meet and part again and again
Our fateful meeting here isn’t chance
It’s time’s rails guiding us to our destiny

Let’s go, anywhere is fine as long as we’re together
Because I promised in my heart that I’d become strong
Our two pulses merge in a process of evolution
Becoming one as we head towards that future
That is our azure wish

Anyone afflicted by loneliness or despair
Would lose their way
But those hands of yours can catch our fragmented dreams
That’s what I believe

A part of my ashen heart trembles
But even though our tears fall like rain
Our honest feelings will tear apart the darkness
And we’ll keep struggling against the flow of time

Even if the road ahead of us should vanish
We’ll still have the guiding light called love
Those of us living in this same generation will carve our own way
And we’ll overcome any pain
Let’s keep going, to a still unseen azure world

Even if this darkness ahead of us should have no end
We’ll never lose the guidiing light called love

Let’s go, anywhere is fine as long as we’re together
We’ll become stronger and we’ll never lose our way again
Our resounding pulses merge in a process of evolution
Becoming one as we head towards that future
That is our answered azure wish

Kikoetekuru no wa kataku chikatta
Ano hi no yakusoku
Miageta yozora wo terashi tsuzukeru
Hitosuji no hikari

Haiiro ni somaru sekai no doko ka de
Deai to wakare kasanete
Ima koko de futari meguriau imi
Toki no rail ga michibiku sadame

Ikou doko made mo kimi ga iru kara
Tsuyoku narou to kokoro ni kimetanda
Yorisoi au kodou process of evolution
Kizuna orinasu sono saki no mirai e
Bokura ga idaita aoki negai

Daremo ga kodoku ya zetsubou no naka
Hitori de samayou
Sono te ni tsukanda yume no kakera wo
Shinjiteiru kara

Haiiro ni yureru kokoro no katasumi
Namida no ame ni nuretemo
Massugu na omoi yami wo kirisaki
Toki no nagare ni sakarai tsuzukeru

Tatoe kono saki ni michi ga nakutemo
Ai to iu na no tomoshibi wo yadoshite
Ima wo kizamu kodou alive same generation
Donna itami mo kanarazu norikoete
Susumou mada minu aoki sekai

Tatoe kono yami ni owarinakutemo
Ai to iu na no tomoshibi yadoshinagara

Ikou doko made mo kimi ga iru nara
Tsuyoku nareru yo nido to mou mayowanai
Hibikaseau kodou process of evolution
Kizuna orinasu sono saki no mirai e
Bokura ga kanaeru aoki negai

聞こえてくるのは固く誓った
あの日の約束
見上げた夜空を照らし続ける
一筋の光

灰色に染まる世界のどこかで
出会いと別れ重ねて
今ここで二人巡り会う意味
時代のレールが導く運命

行こうどこまでも君がいるから
強くなろうと心に決めたんだ
寄り添い合う鼓動 Process of evolution
絆織りなすその先の未来へ
ぼくらが抱いた碧き願い

誰もが孤独や絶望の中
一人で彷徨う
その手に掴んだ夢の欠片を
信じているから

灰色に揺れる心の片隅
涙の雨に濡れても
まっすぐな想い闇を切り裂き
時代の流れに逆らい続ける

たとえこの先に道がなくても
愛という名の灯火を 宿して
現今を刻む鼓動 Alive same generation
どんな痛みも かならず乗り越えて
進もうまだ見ぬ碧き世界

たとえこの闇に終わりなくても
愛という名の灯火宿しながら

行こうどこまでも君がいるなら
強くなれるよ二度ともう迷わない
響かせ合う鼓動 Process of evolution
絆織りなすその先の未来へ
僕らが叶える碧き願い

Falcom Weekly Special – Week of 11-14-2016 – Sen no Kiseki I and II Soundtrack Set

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The Legend of Heroes Sen no Kiseki Original Soundtrack (Originally for 3900 yen)
The Legend of Heroes Sen no Kiseki Super Arrange Version (Originally for 2500 yen)
The Legend of Heroes Sen no Kiseki II Original Soundtrack (Originally for 2980 yen)
Sen no Kiseki II B5 Clear File (Not for Sale)

The total retail cost of this set is 9,380 yen. The special price is –> 4,600 yen!

This order is good until 11/22, or until 30 orders have been made.

Order # 2840(M078・M079・M082)

[ Falcom Online Store – Special Sales ]

Extra Life 2016 Giveaway for Nov 12, 2016

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It’s that time of year again! Extra Life’s official gameday was this past Saturday, 11/5. However, due to real life obligations, I’ve postponed my gameday for 11/12- this coming Saturday. While Extra Life has done an amazing job so far, earning upwards to $7 million dollars, we’re not done yet and the donations remain open throughout the year.

This will be my seventh year involved in Extra Life, and as always, I will be doing a giveaway during the event.

I will be streaming my entire run of Extra Life, from 8am central time on 11/12, to 9am central time on 11/13. “But that’s 25 hours,” you say? Why yes, it is. Because Extra Life ran over Daylight Savings, and during the marathon this past weekend, the time rolled back an hour, turning 8am to 8am into 25 hours, instead of the usual 24. As such, I will be doing the same, to stick through it and fight my way through the same period of time as everyone else.

My channel is http://twitch.tv/omgfloofy. I will be posting more information over the course of the day via my twitter account, as well.

Chat Giveaway

Three $10 iTunes Gift Cards

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Over the course of my stream, at eight hour intervals, I will be running a quick giveaway in the chat. I will call out a giveaway command from my stream chat’s bot, and you may have a chance to win! Just be there and be available.

$10 can get you quite a bit on iTunes, including covering most of the cost of a new Falcom album, and maybe even giving you over your regular.

Raffle Giveaway

The raffle giveaway will be slightly different from the norm. If you wish to be part of the giveaway, you will want to donate at least $5 through my charity page. Please let me know via the contact page that you have made a donation with the email address you used for it.

I have added an option to the contact form for your Extra Life entry. Please be sure to use the email tied to your donation.

If you win, I will be sending the prizes out on my own- you won’t have to pay shipping. (I will ship internationally, as well!) With the exception of the digital prize below. I will also be contacting you via the email address you used for your prize- and I will reveal the winners sometime on Sunday afternoon/evening, after I’ve managed to get some sleep in.

If you win an item that will require shipping, I will contact you Sunday evening, or Monday morning, to get your mailing address, and I intend to get the items shipped out sometime during the next week.

Xanadu Next

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Xanadu Next came out this week on Steam, GOG, and Humble. When I bought my copy, I have also picked up a second to be given away as a prize at some point over the 25 hour marathon.

If you win this, you will receive a Steam code for Xanadu Next via email.

Two 1:1 scale wall scrolls!

Two of the large scale tapestries that were released by Chara-Ani will also be given away during Extra Life. One of them is of Elie MacDowell from Ao no Kiseki, the other is Fie Claussell from Trails of Cold Steel II. These tapestries are a huge 1500mm tall. Elie’s is of her S-Craft post from Ao no Kiseki, and Fie’s is of her base art from Cold Steel II.

Shop Posters

I have three ‘shop posters’ that are to be displayed in game stores during the hype machine that led to each of the games. As you can see, there are two of them for Trails of Cold Steel II, and a third one for Tokyo Xanadu.

Leading to the Marathon

My posting will be at a minimum this week, as I will be doing a lot of stuff to rest up and get ready for Saturday morning. You can reach out to me via my site’s twitter, @EndlessHistory, or you can contact me via my personal twitter account, @omgfloofy. The latter account is where you will more updates on Extra Life and the stream.

I hope to see you all there, and good luck on the raffle!

[Fandom Friday] 02: Fanart, Fan RPG Boards, and Doujinshi

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Welcome to the second column for Fandom Friday! I’ve got a submission in today’s entry, so you will see that below.

Also included are some images- I’ve found some fanart to share, as well as provided some photos of series of doujinshi that I’ve had in my personal collection for years. There are a lot of images of them at the end of the post, just as a heads up. These also have obvious spoilers for Ys Origin, Ys I, and Ys II, just so people are aware! – but it’s at the end of the post, so you don’t have to lose out on seeing everything else there is to offer in this week’s column.

Not only that, but Strega Appreciation Society has released two more chapters of their scanslation of the Trails in the Sky manga!

And remember, as always, if you have something you’d like to see highlighted in Fandom Friday, reach out to me via the contact form!

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Gurumin 3D to be Released to the Japanese Nintendo e-shop in November 2016

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Falcom has posted a press release stating that Gurumin 3D will be released for the Nintendo eShop in Japan before the end of 2016, sometime towards the end of November. The game will be published in Japan through a company called Flyhigh Works, and they will be releasing more information on game’s release soon.

Genre: Action RPG
Distribution Date: Late November 2016
Platform: Nintendo 3DS (Digital Software)
Price: 1500 yen

editor’s note: and flyhigh works had the best name for the press release image. I had to keep it.

[ Falcom IR Report (PDF) ]
[ Flyhigh Works Website ]
[ Flyhigh Works’ Gurumin Page ]

Falcom Weekly Special – Week of 10/31/2016 – Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana Game + Guide + Soundtrack

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Ys VIII -Lacrimosa of Dana- (Standard Edition) (Originally for 6200 yen)
Ys VIII -Lacrimosa of Dana- The Complete Guide (Originally for 2000 yen)
Ys VIII -Lacrimosa of Dana- Original Soundtrack (Originally for 2980 yen)
Ys VIII -Lacrimosa of Dana- Original Soundtrack Mini (Not for Sale)
Ys Limited Metal Plate (Not for Sale)

The total retail cost of this set is 11,180 yen. The special price is –> 6800 yen!

This order is good until 11/8, or until 30 orders have been made.

Order # 2838(982・M088・B129)

[ Falcom Online Store – Special Sales ]

Falcom Calendar Updated for November 2016

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Falcom updated their calendar page today with the November calendar wallpaper. This wallpaper features the cover art for the upcomign We Love Sora no Kiseki arrange album that’s slated for release on 11/9.

You can find the wallpaper in the following resolutions:
960×544 (Vita)
1280×960
1920×1080
1920×1200

The upcoming events on the calendar are:
2016
10/28 – Tokyo Xanadu (Novel) – 1200 yen
11/3 – Tachikawa Anican 2016 (Event)
11/4 – PREMIUM 3D MUSICAL Sen no Kiseki In Store Event (Event)
11/9 – We Love Sora no Kiseki (Music CD) – 2700 yen

2017
1/8 ~ 1/15 – PREMIUM 3D MUSICAL The Legend of Heroes Sen no Kiseki (Musical) – A: 6900 yen | S: 7900 yen
(Undated) Ys VIII -Lacrimosa of Dana- (PlayStation 4) – Undetermined

Falcom’s Offices will be closed for the following upcoming holidays:
Culture Day – 11/3
Labor Day 11/23

[ Falcom Calendar ]

[Translation Tuesday] Songs of Kiseki – Zero no Kiseki

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This week’s Translation Tuesday continues the ‘Songs of Kiseki’ series from Yotaka. Way of Life is the opening theme for Zero no Kiseki, the first game of the Crossbell duology. The second, Cerulean Blue Love, is the new closing theme that was recorded for Zero no Kiseki Evolution on the Vita.

Once again, the formatting follows the previous entries. Follow the tabs to give you different options of the song lyrics, and the youtube videos before the lyrics. As always, follow the cut to see more!

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