Tuesday, 12 May 2009

けいおん![K-ON!] ED


this season, there has been a musical fever that spread worldwide about four girls forming a band in their high school's Light Music Club (kei-on bu). wait - its from this anime called K-on.

before k-on we have several other music-related anime such as nodame cantabile, la corda d'oro, violinist of hameln, beck, gravitation, lemon angel project, and nana. disney's high school musical has nothing to do with this.

from left: ritsu, mugi, mio, and yui.

whats interesting about k-on are the mismatched members (main characters) of k-on bu:
  • hirasawa yui - like me, she does not play a particular music instrument, nor able to read music notes (at first), but somehow thought she'd join k-on bu to play the casta- harmonica. no, sorry!! i cannot play that either! yui is the guitarist.
  • akiyama mio - for somebody deemed the "dangerous queen" <---spoiler, but you wont know the difference she seems to have a tendency to cower in a corner as to being overly sensitive to a lot of things, like me. hahah~ mio is the bassist.
  • tainaka ritsu - like haruhi (suzumiya), trademark headband included, she is the president of the club and is the most crazy-slash-active member who always come up with big ideas like working part time to raise funds as club activity(!) and performing live at the school festival. ritsu plays the drums.
  • kotobuki tsumugi - the fine, graceful and down-to-earth hime-sama (TL: princess) is the sponsor of k-on bu's delicous supply of sweets and tea at club meetings, including club vacation/training's lodging, studio and instruments. mugi plays the keyboard.
k-on bu members go to the music store to buy yui's new guitar.

i have been following the series from episodes 1-6 (subbed by chihiro), and i am quite disappointed to find out that the version i am watching, 4:3 actually leaves out some pantsu scene in episode 6, as opposed to the 6:4 version. people, remember to watch the hi-def version if you want mio's pantsu scene! hahah~ XD

overall, i think k-on is like your coming-of-age anime where the girls find their passion and friendship through music in high school. if you miss school days, watch. if you like music, watch. if you play any music instrument, watch. if you like pantsu, watch 6:4 version. hahah~ XD

anyway, what is a good music anime if without a good music compilation? apparently songs from k-on have been chart-toppers in japan, and guess what? i love the ending theme too! so here i'll share with you:



"Don't Say 'Lazy'' Lyrics

Please don't say "You are lazy"
datte hontou wa crazy
hakuchoutachi wa sou
mienai koto de BATA ashi surun desu
honnou ni juujun chuujitsu honrou mo juujuu shouchi
zentoyouyou dashi
dakara tama ni kyuukei shichaun desu
Please dont say, You are lazy,
Because Im really crazy,
Just like how the swans
Kick their legs out of sight.
Faithfully obeying my instincts, I'll accept being tossed around.
Hey, my future is promising -
Thats why I take rests sometimes.


kono me de shikkari misadamete
yukisaki chizujou MAAKU shite
chikamichi areba sore ga oudou
hashoreru tsubasa mo areba joutou
I'll make sure with these eyes
And mark the destination on the map.
If theres a shortcut, thats the best route.
If I had wings to skip over it all, that would also be great.


YABA tsume wareta GURUU de hoshuu shita
sore dake de nanka tassei kan
daiji na no wa jibun kawaigaru koto
jibun wo aisanakya hito mo aisenai
Crap, I broke a nail! I fixed it with glue.
Somehow, thats enough to give me a sense of achievement.
The important thing is to love yourself.
If you cant love yourself, others can't, either.


Please don't say "You are lazy"
datte hontou wa crazy
nou aru taka wa sou
mienai koto ni PIKKU kakusun desu
souzou ni isshokenmei genjitsu wa zettaizetsumei
hatten tochuu dashi
dakara fui ni PICCHI hazurerun desu
Please dont say, You are lazy,
Because Im really crazy,
Just like how wise falcons
Hide their talons out of sight.
I try my best in my imagination, but reality pushes me into a corner.
Hey, Im still growing -
Thats why I go out of pitch unexpectedly.


sono me ni utsuranai dake datte
yaru ki wa MEETAA furikitte
itsudemo zenryoku de yume mite
sono bun zenryoku de nemutte
Its just not reflected in those eyes,
But my willpower breaks out of the meter.
To always dream with all of my energy,
I sleep with all of my energy.


YARI choi yaseta choushi dzuite kutta
sore dake de nande? haiboku kan
sukasazu ni mokuhyou kahou shuusei shite
juunan ni rinkiouhen shichi henge ga kachi
I lost a little weight, and I enthusiastically ate.
With only that much, why? I feel defeated.
I immediately lower my goal.
Im flexible and I adapt, so my dance will win.


Please don't say "You are lazy"
datte hontou wa crazy
kujakutachi wa sou
koko zo toiu toki bi wo miserun desu
gozouroppu manshin maishin ganbou wa soushin reijin
yuuwaku tahatsu dashi
dakara yake ni ishi kudakechaun desu
Please dont say, You are lazy,
Because Im really crazy,
Just like how peacocks
Charm at the moment they show their beauty.
My entire body works hard to become a slim beauty
Hey, temptation comes often -
Thats why my will breaks down.


YABA masaka Red Point!? iya GIRI KURIA!
sore dake de nante zennou kan
daiji na no wa jibun mitometeku koto
jibun wo yurusanakya hito mo yurusenai
Crap, did I fail!? No, I just cleared it!
With just that, I feel like I can do anything.
The important thing is appreciating yourself.
If you cant forgive yourself, others can't, either.


Please don't say "You are lazy"
datte hontou wa crazy
hakuchoutachi wa sou
mienai koto de BATA ashi surun desu
honnou ni juujun chuujitsu honrou mo juujuu shouchi
zentoyouyou dashi
dakara tama ni kyuukei shichaun desu
Please dont say, You are lazy,
Because Im really crazy,
Like how the swans are
Kicking their legs out of sight.
Faithfully obeying my instincts, I'll accept being tossed around.
Hey, my future is promising -
Thats why I take rests sometimes.


Note: original song by Sakurakou K-ON Bu (Yoko Hikasa, Aki Toyosaki, Satomi Satou and Minako Kotobuki), translated lyrics by unknown. akiko (yours truly) did not edit the translation this time.

the full song can be found here on youtube.


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