Immortalizing Jyukai on YouTube!

Having only slept for three hours, I desperately tried to find a way to make the most of my “free” time. Then, it hit me. I’ve always wanted to upload the obscure Jyukai songs which nobody ever listens to! In fact, these three are my top favorite songs and yet they are on the verge of being thrown into the void of forgotten music.

Well, it stops now!

I have now uploaded the three songs on YouTube! I even took the liberty of painstakingly placing English subtitles on each of the videos, just so you can enjoy them at the fullest (which took me several hours by the way)! So turn on the subtitles/CC portion of the YouTube video, make sure to play them on the highest quality available, and enjoy! 🙂

Shintouka
心灯歌 -しんとうか-
The Heart’s Lamp

Released in 2007 as part of the harvest album and was an original single part of the “almost” compilation disc. This was the first song that truly struck a chord or two in me.

Kaerimichi
帰り道
The Way Home

A piano+vocals piece released as part of the 2007 single Ai no Hoshi/Hanamuke no Melody in 2007. It’s just pure soul.

Omoide ni Naru Mae ni
想い出になる前に
Before You Turn into Memories

Probably the last single that will ever be released by Jyukai. It became part of the compilation album Jyukai BEST ~stairway to the future~ in 2010. The summation of everything Jyukai rolled into one and still my top favorite.

That’s it! I hope you liked them!

Ever wondered how my blog name came to be?

Rather than Googling it, let me just show you.

『Farewell Gift Melody』

「Aa Megami-sama ~Tatakau Tsubasa~ Ending Theme」

Lyrics : Manami
Music & Arrangement : Yoshiaki Dewa
Vocals : Jyukai

Earrings swaying in the orange setting sun and evening breeze,
Your eyes were cast down on the bench,
If you put out your cigarette, it’s “farewell”.

Because our last memories were all happy smiles
I won’t cry anymore

We who have been torn apart, some day in the future
Lets bloom a lovely, big flower
Goodbye, goodbye, with my trembling lips
I’ll send you a farewell kiss…softly

The veranda which the swallow left from, there are two sandals huddled together
Hey, our memories were scattered even to a place like this
Such dearly loved days

Just like this sky I looked up at,
Where are those things which never change?

At the yet unseen road that is made misty with my tears
The me who have been standing there, I wonder if I can become strong
Despite that, despite that, a new sun will rise, tomorrow will come
Even I…will surely too

To have things lost, and to gain something
“On that day when you pretended to be calm and waved at me”
I don’t regret it one bit

We who have been torn apart, some day in the future
Lets bloom a lovely, big flower
To have such days, to have such days where I loved someone so much,
Giving me a farewell gift… Yes, please believe me

Manami’s『 with… 』Live

Skip to 03:15 if you want to listen to the song only. I believe this is the live appearance on 渡辺マナミpresents『歌百花−第一夜-』last May 6 at 吉祥寺STAR PINE’S CAFE. (Not sure about this, if somebody can correct or confirm this please, I would appreciate it.)

I must say though, she really, really, REALLY must release more songs. ( ̄个 ̄)

Finally.. Jyukai @_@

*in case the video won’t load here, please click THIS LINK to view it.

YEAH!!!!!!!!

Anyone got any ideas when and where this video was taken from? I’m leaping with joy the moment I found this. What more when I heard it? 🙂 And wow, they were really enjoying it!

Yey! This really made my that. And I’m surprised at how close Manami/Dewa are with Sachi. Great! 🙂

Transcriptions Puhleeease

..for the following, if you have some time. Thanks a lot 🙂

For the upper video, which is A Little Pain by Olivia Lufkin, I want a piano/guitar one if possible. Voice may or may not be included 🙂

Other songs which I cannot find a video anywhere on the net:

Kaerimichi by Jyukai.

Maiochiru Yuki no You ni by Suara.

In another news with regards to my life, I congratulate the Los Angeles Lakers for winning their championship earlier this day (+8GMT). I pity the Boston Celtics. They played so damn hard, but only 1 team has to win it. Congratulations also to the Netherlands for winning their first World Cup game, and also to Germany for the victory. It’s so sad however that they (Germans) lost to the Serbians a while ago 😦

I also happened to finish watching Nana, the anime. Wow, just wow! What a great show, especially Olivia! @_@. Now I want to buy the CD featuring Anna Tsuchiya inspi’ Nana of BLAST and Olivia Lufkin inspi’ Reira of Trapnest. Will there be a second season to this anime? Please let me know soon. Domo arigatou.

Ja ne.