Ranko’s blog post [12/08/2019]

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The C96 releases are out and Ranko already posted her track-by-track commentary about the vocal albums! Here is a translation!

I’m surprised by how I managed to translate it faster than my usual times, but I still want to thank Robin for the help with a couple of sentences!
This might be revised once I get my copies. Please, don’t repost this without permission.


1. Yomi no Kaze
It’s easy to sing! It’s a pretty much typical song from us, but I like the melody of the refrain. The piano in the refrain that goes down is cool, too. I’m satisfied with being completely able to sing it. I wanna do it live.

2. Muryoku na Uta
Paprika-san was flushed about all the praise she received for the lyrics though LOL
But I like them and the interpretation matches up~ Listening to the voice of the night, waiting for the morning while picking at the stars, these are expressions I really like.
But it was difficult! LOL

3. Odore
I wrote the lyrics for this one. I never wrote lyrics about Tewi, I dug deep into her with interest for the first time, but I liked it. It has been blithe, but there are various things behind it. Touhou characters may be like that though LOL
Anyway, I like the song~! The piano is very cool, too! It would be good if we can do this live.

4. Odabutsu
I wrote the lyrics for this one too. I rarely do that, but I changed about half of the lyrics I originally wrote. I didn’t have time…. LOL
I sang really fast~! LOL
I’m satisfied because I did my best and wrote many things I wanted to say.
The key of the refrain is rather high, but I was able to sing it at once and I was satisfied.

5. Chigirizake (Goku Ver.)
This one is nostalgic~! The original version is on Kansha Kangeki Amearare. We played it a lot live during our early days. The BPM is a bit faster than the original. If you like it, try to compare this one with the original version! ヽ(*´∀`)ノ
I like the lyrics from that time~.

Doesn’t this one feel really good? It feels danceable~ airy~ floaty~. The recording was so much fun. And then I like the piano solo in the outro, it’s soooooooooo freaaaaaaaaaaaaaking cool.
Ah, the lyrics are on the special website!

7. Futari ni totte Taisetsu na Mono
Uaaaaargh~~~ This one was difficuuuuult~~~ LOL
It was the hardest song of the album! I would say it was the hardest Paprika arranged song ever! I want all of you to try to sing it! LOL
I like the song, so I did my best to sang it to improve it a little bit… I’ll do my best even more…

8. Yoake Koe
Bright! Especially the refrain, it feels like I’m running under the daybreak sky that it’s a mix of orange and azure.
The second verse was complicated and difficult….
I can really imagine everybody singing the “kaa na! kaa na!” at the end~⸜( ॑꒳ ॑ )⸝⸜( ॑꒳ ॑ )⸝


1. Shiawase
This one was from 2014′ Spring Reitaisai!
I love its cool lyrics too. It’s really fun to sing. It’s an exciting song during lives too. I was very happy we played it at the Black live after a long time! I wanna do it again. This song is casually featured in the Jump Otome DVD, so please watch it if you like it~ ヽ(*´∀`)ノ

2. Kegarenaki Hakusen
This one was from 2015’s Summer Comiket.
Necro-Fantasia is truly a godlike song, there are a lot of arrangements and we made a lot of them, but I like this one because it’s so rhythmical and cool. Especially the piano in the refrain is amazing, it stands out… and then the verses in the 2nd half are also cool….
And now that I hear it, the singing is good.

3. Shi ni Tagari
From the Jump Otome CD.
I wrote the lyrics for this one.
They seem to fit Yuyuko somehow…. LOL
I thought about Yuyuko when I wrote the lyrics for Epitaph this year, I looked back at these lyrics, but it seems I have misinterpreted a little… LOL
Nah, I think that’s the case! Or something like that! It seems embarrassing to understand my thoughts at the time!
But I love the song even if I listen to it now!

4. Shuushin
From the Kashiramoji CD.
This is so amazing~. I don’t know at all what kind of chord progression is in the interlude…
And then I’m singing in a strong way that’s somehow peculiar…. This is interesting…. LOL

5. Kotowari
From the Jump Otome CD.
I like the digital effects. Then the singing is good.
But Septette is really the best~

6. Futari dake no Sekai
This one was from 2014’s Summer Comiket.
We played it only one time at the Yuuhei Gakusai right after that.
I wrote the lyrics, no matter how you look at them, they are ReiMari.
I want to write and read as many of these doujinshi. I conveyed my feelings and the singing is good.

7. Gensou wo Shinjite
From the Jump Otome CD.
This one is on the DVD too.
I remember that at the time I didn’t like this type of calm song because I wasn’t good…
But now that I listen to it, it’s not that calm.
Perhaps I had an ideal tone for this song in mind, but it wasn’t close to it at all, so I was disappointed.
I like the lyrics, they are gentle~ I hope this one can be appropriate to sing after 5 years~

8. Black Sunflower
This one LMFAO I feel like this is the first time I see the lyrics TROLOLOL but I certainly saw them when I recorded :shion_laugh:
I laughed when I saw the lyrics sheet.
It has been 9 years.
8cm singles can’t be put in a Mac! I think there was that sort of talk.
We played it at Black. I’m happy if you had fun ⸜( ॑꒳ ॑ )⸝⸜( ॑꒳ ॑ )⸝
[Violet’s note: the C78 omake, where Black Sunflower was first released, was an 8cm minidisc, which is smaller than your typical CD]

And these were my personal impressions.
Everybody, try to read while listeningヽ(*´∀`)ノ

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