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19 March 2013 @ 02:29 pm
[Lyrics + Translation] Chihayafuru 2: 99RadioService: Star  
After browsing through my LJ after so long, I have now realized that my journal, which was originally for crazy fangirling purposes, has eventually semi-morphed into what now looks like a sporadically-updated Japanese lyrics translation journal. And yes, after seven months of absence, I'm here again with another translation!

Needless to say, I very much loved the first season of Chihayafuru. And now I'm also quite smitten with its second season, Chihayafuru 2. If you, my dear reader, have not watched the anime (or read the manga) yet, I would advise you to do it. either. or better, both. right. now. And though at first I thought that I would not like the new opening song as much as I liked the first one, I have now come to a conclusion that 99RadioService's Star has been continually growing on me lately and that it's just as lovely. <3

Kanji Lyrics, Romaji Lyrics, and English Translation by: minacchi

Please read these first!

> If you would like to use these kanji lyrics, romaji lyrics, or my English translation anywhere, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FIRST, PLEASE CREDIT minacchi, AND PLEASE LINK BACK TO THIS PAGE. It makes me sad to see people posting my work on their own page and claiming them as theirs--believe me, I know which ones are mine. I am therefore sincerely asking you, dear visitor, to follow my requests above.

> I am not fluent in Japanese. I am not an expert or a professional. I'm still in the process of studying the language, so I translate songs with only my current capabilities, which means that there are times that I make grammar mistakes and such, too. I also translate songs according to how I understood the lines, so I couldn't assure you a perfect, accurate interpretation. PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT if you have a question or a correction to make. I'd really appreciate your inputs, especially if there are any corrections, since those would be most helpful so I can learn as well. Thank you!

Chihayafuru 2 Opening Song

toikakeru kotoba wa ano toki to kawaranai
The words I want to ask haven’t changed at all from that time.

yubi ni chikaiatta omoide ga awai kokoro someteyuku
The memories of how we made a promise using our fingers are dyeing my pale, dull heart with vivid color.

tooi hi no yume ima mo shinoburedo atsuki mama
That dream from the old, distant days still remains ablaze even now, even though I would try to conceal it.

wakachiau omoi sagurinagara, minna sorezore arukidasu
While searching for those strong feelings that we share, everyone ends up walking off on their own separate ways.

hanarete wa yorisotte magarikuneru michi de onaji hoshi wo mita
Bringing together what has been separated, on this road with so many twists and turns, we all saw the same star.

taisetsu na yakusoku wo mamoru tame ni, hon no chotto zutsu demo ii, chikazukitai
To protect our important promise, even if it’s just a little at a time, I want to get closer to you.

kawaranai kono kimochi tadoritsuku sono hi made
These feelings would never change until we reach that day.

toomawari shiteru kana, sore mo ii sa, tsunagareba
I wonder if I could take the roundabout way? Even that would be alright, as long as we’re connected.

toki no nagare wo koete egaku kousaten wo mezashiteru
Going beyond the flow of time, I'm aiming for that intersection that I've always envisioned.

tachidomatte, mimi wo sumashi, koe ni michibikarete, mitsumeta keshiki
Standing still, trying to listen more closely; guided by those voices, I finally arrived at that scenery.

itsudemo sora ni wa hirogaru ashita ga aru, masshiro na kumo ni made utsurikonda
Always, there would be a tomorrow unfolding throughout the sky, even reflected in the pure white clouds.

tomaranai kono kimochi, togirenai doko made mo
These feelings would never be stopped, would never be broken, no matter where we go.

taemanaku tsuzuku hibi no sono naka de, zutto yumemita basho ni chikazukitai
In the midst of those days that incessantly continues on, I want to get closer to that place I’ve always dreamed of.

tomaranai kono kimochi tashikamete
These feelings would never be stopped, I’ll make sure of it.

taisetsu na yakusoku wo mamoru tame ni, hon no chotto zutsu demo ii, chikazukitai
To protect our important promise, even if it’s just a little at a time, I want to get closer to you.

kawaranai kono kimochi tadoritsuku sono hi made
These feelings would never change until we reach that day.
mood: accomplishedaccomplished
music: 99radioservice ~ star
(Anonymous) on March 20th, 2013 01:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
And much admiration for your lovely translation and study of the Japanese language! Please always continue!
Minaminacchi on March 21st, 2013 01:17 am (UTC)
Re: Thank you!
You're very much welcome, and thank YOU for that compliment as well. <3
Will do! Thanks for visiting! ;D
Alenkaalenky_cveto4ek on May 18th, 2013 05:33 am (UTC)
Hi! I think your translation is very nice (which I guess might not be much of a compliment from a person who knows only snippets of Japanese, but still ;) ). I'm not sure I'll be quoting it anywhere, but I am saving it on my hard drive for my own personal use, and I thought I'd let you know. If a time when I quote it comes, I'll be sure to credit, though! :)
Minaminacchi on May 27th, 2013 12:21 am (UTC)
Hello there! Thank you so much for the compliment (which, really, still means a lot to me). <3 Also, it was so nice of you to let me know. Thanks for visiting! =)
(Anonymous) on June 25th, 2013 10:09 am (UTC)
Thank you for the translation!
Hi Minacchi-san!

Good work on the translation! I love this song but my Japanese is still not good enough to understand the whole song so I want to thank you for the translation. Keep up the good work, and may you became more fluent in Japanese also.

Best Regards

Minaminacchi on June 25th, 2013 10:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you for the translation!
Hi there, Yuuki-san!
You're welcome! And thank you so much for your kind words! <3 Are you studying Japanese, too? Let's both do our best! ;)
Minaminacchi on July 5th, 2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you!
You're welcome! And thank you so much for the kind compliment <3
(Anonymous) on September 23rd, 2014 05:39 am (UTC)
expressing gratitude
hello Minnachi san, I am very thankful to you for providing me with the lyrics of Chihayafuru. Again thankyou very much
and may your work reach the great heights. ALL THE BEST.
Minaminacchi on October 23rd, 2014 11:22 am (UTC)
Re: expressing gratitude
You're very much welcome! <3 Thank you for your support as well! ;)
(Anonymous) on February 11th, 2016 12:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your translation!

I want to say thank you for your english translation :) I'm an spanish fandubber/youtaite and I've used your translation to write some spanish lyrics, which I'll be using on my Valentine day special vid. I'll credit you and link people to your page, of course :) Thanks for your invaluable help!

Minaminacchi on February 21st, 2016 10:09 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks for your translation!
Hello, Lori! Thank you for informing me. And you're very much welcome~ I'm happy I could help~ ^_^
(Anonymous) on January 27th, 2017 08:38 am (UTC)
I wanna use your lyrics , thanks for it
And don't worry , I will link it back to this page ^_^
Minaminacchi on August 27th, 2017 12:06 pm (UTC)
No prob, but I'd appreciate it more if you could please give me a link to where you're going to post them. Thanks ;)
(Anonymous) on August 26th, 2017 10:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you for posting this wonderful translation! I was finding lyrics for this song and this is THE ONE!!
I would like to post your lyrics to my blog.
I will link it back to this page ^ - ^ / Keep up the good work!
Minaminacchi on August 27th, 2017 12:04 pm (UTC)
Wow, thank you. <3

Sure, go ahead. I would very much appreciate it though if you could give me a link to your site so I'd know where my translations are going. =) Thanks again!
(Anonymous) on June 30th, 2018 09:41 pm (UTC)
Using these lyrics in a video
Hey, i made a lyric video of this song and i used your lyrics, i hope you don't mind. :D https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I5eeno2KDw
I linked the lyrics in the description.