so battlegrids had asked me to put up more er… “cute” pics of the iOS games I play, spammage and links will follow.
I am playing Ange Vierge on iOS and the theme song is great. Konomi Suzuki is one of the best singers to have come from Anison Grand Prix, and she has her own card (actually two versions) in the game!! Later I realised that this is actually a TCG franchise and the social game is only half of the whole thing, but the manga rather focuses on a different set of characters so it allows a lot of creativity without having the game story restricting the manga and vice-versa.
The theme song came out as the B-side of the Watamote OP. Which means it’s written by the uber-enigmatic Aki Hata-sensei. To date, I have only translated 8 Aki Hata-penned songs despite my impressive t/l count for a good reason: her songs are unbelievably hard to understand, in Japanese, let alone attempting to retell it in English.
I once interviewed Aki Hata on theinterviews and the question went like, “what’s your opinion on wordplay lost in translation, do you get angry” and she just briefly answered “can’t you put in a footnote or something?” (which we can on AL) but I do remember someone’s t/l having tons of them on one of her hyperactive songs.
As far as the actual song goes, the subject switches explicitly between “us” and “you”, which is why the flow is somewhat obstructed. Admittedly, thi is one of the less-challenging Hata-sensei songs to translate but still a good observation of how she does it differently from the other lyricists around.
I’m so excited. This user’s translations are just class and I hope they stay!