[Translation] Anisama 2018 theme song: Stand by…MUSIC!!!

This translation is an appendix to my "Memories of Anisama 2018" article. I wanted to make it possible for readers who don't understand Japanese to see what the lyrics mean, and I wasn't convinced by the one existing translation I could find, so I decided to make my own. Stand by...MUSIC!!! was the official theme … Continue reading [Translation] Anisama 2018 theme song: Stand by…MUSIC!!!

An attempt at an interpretation and translation of Senbonzakura

(Jump to: start of analysis • translation) This might be a post that's surprising to see among the other ones, a rather different kind of project to what I've put up before. If you're involved in any Japanese subculture fandoms, there's no avoiding the most famous Hatsune Miku song, Senbonzakura (千本桜, literally translated: 'one thousand … Continue reading An attempt at an interpretation and translation of Senbonzakura

[Translation] Love Live! New Project school name vote: what the names mean

Also available on Reddit's /r/LoveLive board here, with more limited formatting. As you may know, the name for the school in the new Love Live! project is picked through fan participation. First, the Love Live Days magazine requested suggestions for the name, now the editors have picked 10 suggestions and you can vote on which … Continue reading [Translation] Love Live! New Project school name vote: what the names mean

[Translation] Pre-Kōhaku Kinchan interview on Yahoo News

The following is a translation of an article published on Yahoo News in the last days of 2018. It features an interview with Kanako Takatsuki (nickname Kinchan), the voice actress playing Hanamaru Kunikida in the Love Live! Sunshine!! project. The original article is no longer available on Yahoo News, but it has been reposted to … Continue reading [Translation] Pre-Kōhaku Kinchan interview on Yahoo News

[Translation] Kinchan interviewed on the Great Hanshin Earthquake in Sankei News

The following is a translation of this article, published on the web edition of the Japanese newspaper, Sankei Shimbun on 8 January 2020. It features an interview with Kanako Takatsuki (nickname Kinchan), the voice actress playing Hanamaru Kunikida in the Love Live! Sunshine!! project. [25 years since the Great Hanshin Earthquake] Affected at the age … Continue reading [Translation] Kinchan interviewed on the Great Hanshin Earthquake in Sankei News