Arienai! Impossible! My second fansub ever!
The first one:
BREAKING: Shugo Chara Episode 10 Subbedâ€¦ made by me!
“letter song” is created by unformed which consists of doriko and nezuki. They also made a number of other popular Vocaloid original songs like Romeo and Cinderella, Uta ni Katachi wa Nai Keredo and Yuuhizaka (to which letter song seems to be the sequel). This song in one instant became my second most favorite sentimental Vocaloid song ever (Sakura no Ame is still the first).
Actually I heard this just a month ago, and I have been in love with it ever since. The song’s message caught into me so quickly: A letter addressed to oneself 10 years into the future, asking about life and love. While I don’t have any self-reflection letters and stuff like that, I do frequently look back to whatever I have written in the past (be it on paper or in my blogs) and wonder what kind of person am I right now compared to myself years before. You know, I honestly can’t imagine who or what would I be 10 years from now, but surely, like this song, I would want to ask. Maybe I’ll start a time capsule thingy eh?
Yes there was already a sub of this song somewhere out there but I found it to be sorely lacking in accuracy because it was cross-translated from Japanese to Chinese and then to English! Horrible things will obviously come out of that, so I had to do this myself. The lyrics seemed easy enough after all. But heck… I spent a whole HOUR on this. Considering that the song is slow, minimal lyrics, and 5 minutes long, I realize that it wasn’t that easy at all! I had a number of translation tools to my disposal (my stock knowledge, online converters, dictionaries) and each conflicting result confused me. I appreciate fansubbing more again. Of course, anime episode fansubs are abundant not only in quality but also in piracy controversies. But as for me, I think we need more of the copyright-free Vocaloid, Touhou, Niconico animeme in English fansub variety as well. There is still a wealth of entertaining doujin content out there that deserves to be seen and heard by us fans.
Anyway, I’m pretty sure I got many of the lyrics right, so there it is in its full glory… my second fansub which is really my first because you still needed the raw video for my first one. Please turn on the Captions feature in the YouTube video to see the subs. Seeing my Shugo Chara 10 sub, I think that I got a better handle of my Japanese proficiency this time. I would like to thank a couple of people who checked the translation, one of them was Hinano. If there are further corrections, or if you liked the song as I did, feel free to contact or comment.