Friday, October 7, 2011

SAKURA TAISEN 2011 BUDOUKAN LIVE (Waratte Waratte, Meguri Au Toki & Ai ga Kaoru Koro ni)

"Waratte, Waratte"

COVER SONG


Music, lyrics, images used in this clip, and all other credits are copyright properties of their respective owners. I do not own any part of them except for my own vocals of course :)

SONG INFORMATIONS

Original Artist: Teikoku, Paris & New York Kagekidan
(Teikoku Kagekidan: Chisa Yokoyama, Michie Tomizawa, Urara Takano, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Kumiko Nishihara, Mayumi Tanaka, Maya Okamoto, Kazue Ikura
Paris Kagekidan: Noriko Hidaka, Saeko Shimazu, Etsuko Kozakura, Kikuko Inoue, Yoshino Takamori
New York Kagekidan: Sanae Kobayashi, Junko Minagawa, Ayaka Saitou, Kaya Matsutani, Mie Sonozaki)
Lyrics: Hiroi Ouji
Music: Kouhei Tanaka
Available on: Sakura Taisen Kimi Aru ga Tame ~Waratte,Waratte / ZING ZING ZING~ (Single)
Taken From: Dramatic Dungeon Sakura Taisen DS ~Kimi Aru ga Tame~ (Theme Song)
Copyright Property: Wavemaster Entertainment
Cover Version Recording Date: 2011-10-04 07:34
MORE INFO ON THE SONG...

LYRICS

(Sakura) Tatoeba ookina yume no tsubasa ga senaka ni nyoki nyoki haeta toshite mo
Sore de oozora toberu wake janai sa
Even if the wings of dreams can grow sprouting one after the other in your back
That doesn't mean you can just simply fly to the sky

(Erica) Tatoeba sekai wo kono te ni nigiri ookina yashiki ni sunda toshite mo
Soko ni hitori ja samishikunai kai
Even if the world is at the grip of our hand and we can inhabit it as a huge residence
Won't it be lonely if you're just by yourself there?

(New York Hoshigumi) Ano yume kono yume (Gemini) Muchuu de hashitte kita keredo
(Paris Hanagumi) Ano yume kono yume (Erica) Shounen no koro no kagayaku mujaki sa
(Sakura-Gemini) Dare mo ga motteiru ano takaramono wo
(All) Wasureteinaika warau koto
That dream, this dream, only comes running in a dream
That dream, this dream, is the shining innocence when they are boys
That treasure, belongs to anyone...
Those unforgettable things that made people laugh...

(All)
* Waratte (waratte) Waratte (waratte) ookina koe de
Utatte (utatte) Odotte (odotte) wakachi aou
Waratte (waratte) Waratte (waratte) tanoshii koto wo
Omotte (omotte) Asonde (asonde) shiawase no imi
Te wo tsunagou kimi to boku waratte waratte
Laugh (laugh) laugh (laugh) with your voice out loud
Sing (sing) dance (dance) combine our differences
Laugh (laugh) Laugh (laugh) enjoy the fun times
Think (think) Play (play) to the meaning of happiness
Holding hands, you and I, let's laugh and laugh...

(Sakura) Tatoeba suteki na koibito ga ite
Mazushii kurashi wo shiteta toshite mo, ai no sugata ga mitsukarun janai ka
When you have such a wonderful lover
Eventhough you're living a poor life, you would still discover a figure of love right?

(Gemini) Tatoeba takusan okane ga areba
Sekai no mazushii kodomo tachi e to mirai no yume wo kubareru hazu da
When you have lots of money
For the sake of the poor kids of the world, distribute them for tomorrow's dream

(Teito Hanagumi) Akarui ashita wa (Sakura) Minna no sono te de tsukuru mono
(All) Akarui ashita wa (Gemini) Shoujo no egao ga kibou ni afurete
(Sakura-Erica) Shiawase no kakehashi minna de watarou
(All) koron de doron ko warau koto
A bright future is one that shall be build with everyone's hand
A bright future is when hope overflows from a girl's smile
The bridge to happiness, that everyone can cross
Comes from the playfull morass mud that made people's laugh...

REPEAT *

(Sakura) "Tayori ni narimasenka?"
"I'm not dependable enough am I?"
(Sumire) "O-tenami haiken to ikimasu wa ~ohohohoho~"
"Let's just see how skillful you can be ~Ohohoho"
(Maria) "Watashi... shinjiteimasu"
"I... have faith in you"
(Iris) "Iris kodomo ja nai mon"
"Iris is not a kid though"  
(Kouran) "Konna koto mo arou kato" 
"I've just the thing for this matter as well"
(Kanna) "Kiai da ze, CHESTO!"
"In full fighting spirit, CHESTO!"
(Orihime) "Ocha no kosaisai de~~su"
"Let's have tea ceremony annuaaallyy"
(Reni) "Minna ni aeta kara , boku wa kawaru koto ga dekita"
"Meeting everyone, is how the change in me was able to start"
(Erica) "Erica dai kangeki de~su"
"Erica is deeply mooved"
(Glycine) "Bleumer-ke no na ni kakete!"
"In the name of the Bleumeur Family!"
(Coquelicot) "Dakara boku wa waraunda"
"That's why I'm laughing"
(Lobelia) "Atashi no koto shikkari to tsukamaete oki na"
"You really need to catch me firmly"
(Hanabi) "O-machishite orimasu... pooh"
"I've waited for you... *sigh*"
(Gemini) "Nanchite, nanchiteee !"
"Just kidding, kiddddding!"
(Sagiitta) "Kono mama iku yo, Anta to ikeru toko made"
"Let's continue like this, till you discover a place to go to"
(Rikaritta) "Kurukuru kuruuuu"
"Round and round and round..."
(Diana) "Sore ga ai nano desu"
"That is what LOVE is... "
(Subaru) "Subaru wa itta, arigatou"
"Subaru says, thank you" 

(Sakura) Sayonara wa iwanai no mata aeru kara
(All) Saa ,Waratte Waratte... Saa Waratte!!
Don't say goodbye, cause we shall meet again
Now, let's laugh and laugh... Let's laugh!!

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"Meguri Au Toki"

COVER SONG

Music, lyrics, images used in this clip, and all other credits are copyright properties of their respective owners. I do not own any part of them except for my own vocals of course :)

SONG INFORMATIONS

Original Artist: Akio Suyama & Hisayoshi Suganuma
Lyrics: Hiroi Ouji
Music: Kouhei Tanaka
Available on: Teito Live 2010 (Live Album),Sakura Taisen ~Ai ga Kaoru Koro ni / Meguri Au Toki~ (Single), Paris Hanagumi & New York Hoshigumi Live 2010 (Live Album)
Copyright Property: Wavemaster Entertainment
Cover Version Recording Date: 2011-03-21 11:46
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LYRICS

(Oogami) Kagirinaku yuku michi no yume wo katatte katayosete
(Shinjirou) Minato machi ano fune ga kimi ni te wo furu wakare fune
Standing together, telling the journey of the never ending road of dream
About that ship at the harbor, the ship where I wave goodbye to you

(Oogami) Otoko nara (Shinjirou) Otoko nara
(Oogami) Otoko dakara to (Shinjirou) Otoko dakara to
(Oogami) Iikikase... (Shinjirou) Furikiru you ni se wo muketa toki
As for a man / As for a man
Because I'm a man / Because I'm a man
Under an order... Just like shaken free, it's time to return back

(Oogami & Shinjirou) Omoide ga haru no kaze ni midare kamidarete yume ga midarete
(Oogami) Aa Chiru ya Chiru (Shinjirou) Waga koi yo
(Oogami) Nagareyuku Sakura
In the breeze of the spring, my memory is diordered, like hair, the dream is disordered
Oh, blossom falling and scattering My love....
The everflowing Cherry Blossom

(Shinjirou) Itsuka mata kono basho de kimi ni aetara sono toki wa
(Oogami) Sakura saku kono haru ni Toki wo todomete dakishimeyou
When someday, I'll be able to meet you again , that time...
The cherry blossom will bloom, and in this spring let time stops, and I'll embrace it

(Oogami) Mamoru mono (Shinjirou) mamoru mono
(Oogami) Mamorubeki mono (Shinjirou) mamorubekimono
(Oogami) Ariyanashiya... (Shinjirou) Waga mune ni tou sono kotae wo
The one I protect / The one I protect
The thing that I cherished / The thing that I cherished
Do exists... I'll ask myself deep within for the answer

(Oogami & Shinjirou) Itooshiku Yagate haru ga meguri kaze megurite yume ga megurite
(Oogami) Aa shiruya shiru Waga koi yo (Shinjirou) Aa shiru ya shiru Waga koi yo
(Oogami & Shinjirou) Mankai no Sakura
My beloved, the soon-to-come spring will return, the breeze will return, the dream shall return
Ooh the one I know and understand, my love Ooh the one I know, and understand, my love
Cherry blossom in full bloom

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"Ai ga Kaoru Koro ni"

COVER SONG


Music, lyrics, images used in this clip, and all other credits are copyright properties of their respective owners. I do not own any part of them except for my own vocals of course :)

SONG INFORMATIONS

Original Artist: Teikoku, Paris & New York Kagekidan
Lyrics: Hiroi Ouji
Music: Kouhei Tanaka
Available on: Sakura Taisen ~Ai ga Kaoru Koro ni / Meguri Au Toki~ (Single), Paris Hanagumi & New York Hoshigumi Live 2010 (Live Album - Minus the Teito part)
Copyright Property: Wavemaster Entertainment
Cover Version Recording Date: 2011-10-04 07:49
MORE INFO ON THE SONG...

LYRICS

(All)
* Mata kimi ni aitai futari no mune ni
Futatabi ai ga kaoru koro ni
Deep in our hearts, I still want to meet you
As the scent of love comes in our hearts, I want to meet you again

(New York Kagekidan)
Nagareboshi ni negai wo mata kimi ni aitai
Kurai yoru wo omoide ga sugi yuku
(Gemini, Rika, Diana) Itsumo deai wa (Sagiitta, Subaru) Totsuzen de
(Gemini, Rika, Diana) Atsui kimochi ga (Sagiitta, Subaru) Moeagatte
(Gemini, Rika, Diana) Manten no hoshizora wo (All) kake meguri
Toki wo tomete Ai ga hashiru ima
I wish upon the star, cause I still want to meet you
The memories pass by in the dark night
A meeting is always (occur suddenly)
This warm feeling is (burning)
The star alligned sky is rotating
Stop the time, let love come right now...

(Paris Kagekidan)
Koi wo utau SEINE de mata kimi ni aitai
Kawa wa nagare kanashimi ga nagarete
(Erica, Coquelicot, Hanabi) Soshite kanata ni (Glycine, Lobelia) Gaisen no
(Erica, Coquelicot, Hanabi) Takarakana RAPPA (Glycine, Lobelia) Narihibiku to
(Erica, Coquelicot, Hanabi) Tenkuu no daitenshi (All) kake orite
Koi no hana wo sakaseru darou Ima
I sing of romance through the river Seine, cause I still want to meet you
As the river flow, so does the sadness
And in the faraway distance, the arc of triumpanth
With the trumpets outloud, captures all ear
Even the Angels from heaven is rushing in
Even if only to make the love flower bloom right now...

(Teikoku Kagekidan)
Yume ni deai tozakari mata kimi ni aitai
Sakura saita ki no shita no egao de
(Sakura, Sumire, Iris, Kouran, Orihime) Ima wa ima dake wa (Maria, Kanna, Reni) Watashi tachi
(Sakura, Sumire, Iris, Kouran, Orihime) Hikari wo abite (Maria, Kanna, Reni) Butai ni tatsu
(Sakura, Sumire, Iris, Kouran, Orihime) Ano koro to onaji yume (All) Onaji hana
Onaji omoi Utaimashou Ima
As the dreamy meeting started to fade, I still want to meet you
Underneath the Cherry Blossom tree with my smile
Right now yes even only for now, we will
With the light overflowing, stand in this stage yet again
Just like before, the same dream, the same flowers
With the same feeling, let sing a song right now...

(Sakura)
Sore demo tabun wakare no toki ga yattekuru no deshou
Mahou no toki ga kieru you ni (All) Arigatou wasurenai
Despite that, there will surely be a farewell soon
The magical moments will fade, but we won't forget to thank you...

(Erica) Kedo kitto aeru yo... (Gemini) Sou kitto aeru ne..
But let's surely meet again... Yes, we'll surely meet again right?!

REPEAT * 2x

(All)
Haru wa meguru itsumo utsukushiku
Kimi ni aitai futari no mune ni ai ga kaoru koro ni
The spring returns, and remains beautiful...
As the scent of love comes in our hearts, I want to meet you again...

NOTE: I did the romaji lyrics and translation for all songs myself since I own the respective singles... therefore, pardon for the bad english... (kinda hard translating a lyric to a non-native language hahaha)...
Me and my brother Suzaku_shijin did the Indonesian Translation for the last song a while back, just in case you can read my native language.  
PERSONAL THOUGHTS
In less than 10 hours from now (18:00, Tokyo - Japan time), the biggest Sakura Taisen event thus far, the long awaited show SAKURA TAISEN BUDOUKAN LIVE 2 ~Teito Paris New York~ will be starting. As I've said several post earlier, this year is the 15th year anniversary celebration of the series.

Anyway, this post was actually a three separate posts... but I finally combined them as one, hence I've decided on a new post pattern: a COMBO. I figured posting different page for each songs was okay, but eventually one or more will be left out and unreadable, especially the 2nd song in this post, cause it's a past work. So, yeah, decided to merge them together, and eventually save a little of my time to write this personal though cause it's fused together, and it save space as well. This idea is good enough, that I've already planned another Combos in the future (next post ^^). I named this one the SAKURA TAISEN 2011 BUDOUKAN LIVE COMBO, because it will feature songs, that I am 100% sure will be performed tonight *cough cough*. Just hear them both all, or read the lyrics... and you'll understand why. Oh, and the AiKao/Meguri single was actually a hint for the Budoukan show. 

The first song was the theme for the Nintendo DS game. It was a dungeoun game, and though it might seem cute, it's hard to play as hell. I never finished it, yet... maybe ever. When the news about this game was out, everyone was thrilled because all 18 main heroines of 5 Sakura Taisen games will be brought together, along with the two captain (Oogami & Shinjirou). Player can eventually create a unique team of his/her desire by mix-match-ing the girls. I forgot who I've chosen for my team, I think I was random... (as I am in person) but it was really fun to be able to do so. The theme song was a surprised treat for fans as well, because all 18 girls are singing the same song. You can say that it's a huge Sakura Taisen choir hahaha. Despite that, only the 3 star heroines (Sakura, Erica & Gemini) take the solo lead... it would've been more awesome if the others get a line or two in the verses. Then again, it was replaced by each character speaking their 'custom line' from the game, which was for me personally, the gem of this song. Hearing Sumire "Hohoho" and Orihime loud voice, along with the straightforward Subaru... made me feel very nostalgic. With that said, I decided to keep the original vocals as accompanyment to my own voice... Hell, I would've never been able to dub each of them anyway hahaha.It feels weird yet ecstatic to hear my own voice, with all the lead females of Sakura Taisen. Dream come true, if I may say so... It would be a lot awesome, if this was a real recording instead of cover though.

The song itself is a fun, joyful, cheerful song, hence the title that means LAUGH/SMILE, and it describes it all. Whatever happen, don't forget to laugh or smile, is the message of the song. Eventhough there are things that you can't simply do as you please, just hold hands and laugh about it. Live and enjoy a happy life. Another message that the song implies, is that eventhough Sakura Taisen is over, don't frown, face it with happiness and laugh together, cause it's not a goodbye but a 'see you again'. Fun song, and from the interview it seems the actress had really great fun, especially the final laughing part (Chisa told the interviewer how she laugh because she had no idea why everyone was laughing so happy XD)...

The second song is the duet between Ichirou Oogami -the captain of the Teito and Paris team, finally becoming the manager of Teigeki- with his nephew Shinjirou Taiga -the captain of the New York team. It's a song about wanting to meet the beloved ones. The song was first sung at the reunion show, the Teito Live last year. It headed to the single afterwards, along with another great ensemble song by the girls. I actually didn't enjoy the song at first, because I'm not really a fan of Oogami's songs. Eventually, it grows on me though, especially with Shinjirou as the saving grace for me (Hisayoshi-san actually sang better than Akio-san IMHO).

I decided to record this cover two different voice. Yes, I'm a seiyuu wannabe... but honestly, the Oogami part ended up not quite good, at least for my own taste. Somehow hearing myself in such deep voice kinda felt off a bit, kinda annoying for me hahahaha. I think this is how I would sound if I tried to impersonate Tetsu Inada on my Zankou cover. For the Shinjirou part I also went a bit too treble... ^^;. Which one do prefer the best and suite for my voice? It was still a good result though, I do enjoy it, cause I managed to do the harmonization perfect! Yeaaah!! I really want to do another version of this song, but as a true duet. Anyone want to pair up with me? Oh... and this is PURELY a masculine song, therefore my pairing partner for this one should be male as well. I wonder if my bro Ela/Mick would like to do this one with me in the future?

The final song, is the coupling song for that Captain's duet. To be exact, the captain song is the coupling one though. The song "Ai ga Kaoru Koro ni" united all the girls once again, this time to sing a revue/show song. The single was released earlier this year (on February), and it was OBVIOUSLY meant to be performed at today's Budoukan show. It was also released at the same time with the Paris & New York Show DVD, where every fans finally realized about the Budoukan event (it was announced in the final act of the show). Hey, the song was used as the opening to that duet-team show as well (though they cut the Teito part, and replace Sakura's solo with Erica and Gemini).

I really like this song so much, especially if you see the live performance. It's definitely an awesome opening number, and I do hope they will keep/improve the same choreo for tonight's Budoukan. It was simple yet awesome. You know what? I'm already anxious about tonight's show, eventhough I would only be able to watch it next year when the DVD is out. I really loved how they created a distinct lyric for each group. The New York are speaking about stars, the Paris ones about Seine and angels (the theme for the Paris is angelic, since Erica is a nun), and finally the Teito part is speaking about how the chance to meet again is like a dream - since basically they have finished their live performance part on the Final Show "Shin Ai Yue ni" in 2006. There's the Budoukan and Teito Live 2010 though hahaha. The message of the song is VERY simple, "I WANT TO MEET YOU AGAIN", which obviously a message to Sakura fans. Thanks God this series refuses to die eventhough it was over long ago.

Since the decision to finally cover this song comes later on, I couldn't help it but to do it alone. As the previous song, I would have loved to do a cover of this song with at least 2 more person (Adding 17 people would be a bit too many and confusing right?). This could work very well for a trio (one person doing the Teito, one for the Paris and the last for the New York). Yup, I did them all, and I did lots of takes, for the harmonization and especially for the canon part at the end. I enjoy doing the Paris part so much, cause the lyrics are so poetic-ly angelical. The result was a little rough -problem with the microphone as always, but I enjoy it... really like it, and actually it exceeded my expectation. A little dream of mine, is to be able to make another cover of this song, but as a trio with none other than... my brothers. Not sure and never know when it will be a realization though (one is busy with work and final project, the other is doing master and will be doing thesis as well soon... T.T) hahaha, but it would've been a blast. It would've made my day. Yeah, even a guy can make a wish right? Eventhough a bit wishful thinking... ;p

So, there they are... the 3 songs that will surely make it to tonight's live event. The Bluray/DVD info said there will be 31 songs performed. Let's do a guess-list, here's mine...
1. Each Kagekidan's anthem --> 3 songs
2. Another group songs --> min 3 songs
3. Game Endings --> 3 songs
4. Full group songs (Ai ga Kaoru Koro ni, Waratte Waratte, Hana Bonbori) --> 3 songs
5. Solo performance by the main girls: 18 songs
6. Song by Kaede and Ratchet: 2 songs
7. The Oogami+Shinjirou duet: 1 song
8. New song "Around the Seishun" for the subchara (3-nin Musume, Mell-Ci, One Pair + Redberry, Baragumi

That's already 34 songs so far... Ouch, which one will going to make the cut then? o_O Will they loose the solo, and change them into group numbers? If not, then I guess we won't be seeing the very entertaining mix-up group numbers like the one they did on the previous Budoukan then (Subaru-Reni duet is still the best of them all). Let's just wait for the report and see how the final list turns out then...

*sigh* with all this ramblings, I really really want to go.... *sigh*, but it's already too late (how the hell will I go to Japan in just 10 hours away? hahaha) plus the ticket is so expensive... and I'm financially unable to do that. I guess I really should wait for the DVD (and CDJapan already asked me to remind them to open the preorder in November). Wait! Should I just go and get the Bluray instead?.. but I don't have the drive... or player... Oouch.... Haha pardon for the fanboy rant.

Enjoy the show for those who will go, and at least enjoy these covers for us (yesh... met too Haha) who won't be going... More of Sakura Taisen glory is coming, so look forward for more and more great works of this series, my favorite of all time series... all this month!

Thanks for reading, God Bless! \(^^)/
~Furede Riko~
Don't say goodbye, cause we shall meet again... Now, let's laugh... and laugh (Teito, Paris & New York Members from "Waratte, Waratte")

Oh... and HAPPY 15th ANNIVERSARY SAKURA TAISEN!!!
Thanks for your music, for making me able to keep struggling throughout the years, and giving me a reason to continue on... THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! *\(^^)/*
ORIGINAL SONG
I actually doubted someone would upload these songs, but apparently a Youtube user (is one of them a Japanese?) did it... Here they are, the first song is not much different to my cover, just omitt my voice and there you go HAHA! Enjoy these awesome songs by the Sakura Taisen's girls and the Taichous!! ^^
Oh, and several bonuses... the DS game ending scene (random gamer video - so don't mind the quality) which of course features the 1st song: Game Ending Sequence (can't post it myself cause never made it to finish the game T.T). An interview about the game and the theme song with the voice actresses / songstresses (from Animedia): 3 Main Heroine (Sakura, Erica, Gemini) DS Game Interview ...and last year's live performance by the Captains: Teito Hanagumi Live 2010 - Meguri Au Toki
Would really to add the live performance of "Ai ga Kaoru Koro ni" by the Paris & New York girls... but noone had uploaded them yet (or as far I know of)... So, Enjoy them anyway! Bye now...
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What's Next?
- Songs of loneliness... by the wonder kid, the legend of the stars...  

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