待チ人ハ来ズ。 | Machibito wa Kozu.

machibito wa kozuTitle: 待チ人ハ来ズ。
Romaji: Machibito wa Kozu.
Translation: The one I’m waiting for won’t come.
Arrangement: Comp
Lyrics: Comp
Vocals: Ranko
[Artwork from SOUND VOLTEX, BeatStream, MÚSECA, pop’n music, jubeat plus, REFLEC BEAT plus by Ranko no Ane. Click here to see the Nostalgia artwork]

Original theme:

  • Mannen Okigasa ni Gochuui wo – Touhou Seirensen ~ Undefined Fantastic Object; Kogasa Tatara’s theme

Albums:

  • Touhou Kaiten Mokuba (track 9)
  • Touhou Nekokenban (track 9)
  • C78 Omake (track 2)
  • BUTABEST Aburakaramekonpimashimashi (track 2)
  • Acoustic Gakkyokushuu 2 (track 1)
  • Neko no Anmin DISC (track 5)
  • The Origins 3rd [Tearoomofcat] (track 7)
  • Touhou OtoGee BEST (track 6)
  • Shanghai TH09 commemorative CD [Shanghai THONLY] (track 11)

DVD appearances:

  • Higashi no Kuni ~BUTAOTOME PV Shuu~ (PV)
  • Flowering Night 2011 Official Live DVD [Flowering Night]
  • JUMP-OTOME~SHOURI~ (track 26)
  • BEMANI ROCK FES’16 [KONAMI] (track 12)

Appearances in music games:

  • SOUND VOLTEX [KONAMI] (ac, pc, mo)
  • maimai [SEGA]
  • BeatStream [KONAMI]
  • GROOVE COASTER [TAITO] (ac, mo, pc, ns)
  • MUSECA [KONAMI]
  • pop’n music [KONAMI]
  • Nostalgia [KONAMI]
  • jubeat [KONAMI] (mo)
  • REFLEC BEAT [KONAMI] (mo)
  • CHUNITHM [SEGA]
  • WACCA [Marvelous]

Appearances in other media:

  • JOYSOUND (karaoke) Number: 129934
  • DAM (karaoke) Number: 4460-32
  • Touhou Sky Arena (selectable BGM)

Sample:

Official PV | Comp playing bass

History and Versions

The song was first published, along with its official PV, on Nicovideo on January 24th, 2010. A download link for a rar file was provided in the video description, containing the song, its off vocal version, and a commemorative illustration.

Over the years, Machibito wa Kozu. has been re-released in various best-of albums and promotional compilation, but it got multiple rearrangements as well:
– a piano instrumental version on Touhou Nekokenban
– an acoustic version on the C78 omake CD
– a different piano instrumental version on Neko no Anmin DISC
– a different acoustic version (arranged by Paprika) on Acoustic Gakkyokushuu 2

The song has at least 3 different game edits. All of them start with Ranko’s vocals (removing the intro), but they have some differences.
Konami’s and Sega’s rhythm games edits are very similar: they keep the bass riff and after that, it goes to the final refrain (mixed with the first part of the second refrain). The only difference is the transition between those two parts.
Groove Coaster and Wacca’s edit cuts to the bridge right after the first refrain, removing the bass riff.
In addition, the game Nostalgia uses a different rearrangement of the song, with just piano and re-recorded vocals.

Lyrics

消え行く影法師
足跡追いかけても見つからず
響いた下駄の音
気持ちは先走れど追いつかず
kie yuku kageboushi
ashiato oikaketemo mitsukarazu
hibiita geta no oto
kimochi wa sakibashiredo oitsukazu

今日もまた五月雨
あの人を濡らして
守れないはがゆさ募る
kyou mo mata samidare
ano hito wo nurashite
mamorenai hagayusa tsunoru

例え二人を繋ぐ関係が
儚い偶然だとしても
側にいてそっと見つめていたい
つないだ指先はずっと…
tatoe futari wo tsunagu mono ga
hakanai guuzen da toshitemo
soba ni ite sotto mitsumetetai
tsunaida yubisaki wa zutto…

夜空の月輪が
照らした一本道行きましょう
笑顏で通りゃんせ
待ち人来ないならば来る日まで
yozora no gachirin ga
terashita ipponmichi ikimashou
egao de tooryanse
machibito konai naraba kuru hi made

今日もまた出逢えず
こぼれてく時雨
幾度に巡るや季節
kyou mo mata deaezu
koboreteku shigure
ikutabi ni meguru ya kisetsu

例え二人を繋ぐ関係が
よくある必然だとしても
側にいてそっと見つめていたい
つないだ指先はぎゅっと…
tatoe futari wo tsunagu mono ga
yoku aru hitsuzen da toshitemo
soba ni ite sotto mitsumetetai
tsunaida yubisaki wa gyutto…

待ち人は今いずこへ
machibito wa ima izuko e

例え二人を繋ぐ関係が
儚い偶然だとしても
側にいてそっと見つめていたい
つないだ指先はずっと…
tatoe futari wo tsunagu mono ga
hakanai guuzen da toshitemo
soba ni ite sotto mitsumetetai
tsunaida yubisaki wa zutto…

Rhythm Games Data

SOUND VOLTEX

Date of addition: June 5th, 2013 (SOUND VOLTEX II -infinite infection-)
Difficulties: 3, 7, 12 (as of VIVID WAVE)
Additional notes: This song was added in the AUTOMATION PARADISE feature of Sound Voltex V on April 26th, 2019.

maimai

English name: machibitohakozu
Category: Touhou Project
Date of addition: July 17th, 2014 (maimai GREEN PLUS)
Difficulties: 4, 6, 8+, 11+ (as of DX PLUS)

BeatStream

Date of addition: July 17th, 2014
Difficulties: 3, 6, 8

GROOVE COASTER

English name: Machibito ha kozu (Steam) | My Awaited Won’t Come (Switch)
Category:
 Touhou Arrange
Date of addition: June 17th, 2015 (GROOVE COASTER 2) | September 15th, 2015 (mobile, Touhou Project Arrangement Pack 3) | August 15th, 2018 (Steam DLC) | November 7th, 2019 (Switch)
Difficulties: 2, 4, 8 (arcade as of 4MAX Diamond Galaxy, PC) | 3, 5, 8 (mobile) | 3, 6, 9 (ac-mobile) | 1, 4, 7, 10 (s-switch) | 1, 4, 7 (a-switch)

MUSECA

Date of addition: December 24th, 2015
Difficulties: 2, 6, 12

pop’n music

Date of addition: January 28th, 2016 (pop’n music éclale)
Difficulties: 6, 28, 32, 42 (standard) | 15, 23 (battle)

Nostalgia

Date of addition: March 1st, 2017
Difficulties: 3, 6, 8 (as of Op.3)
Additional notes: This game uses an exclusive piano rearrangement of the song, with rerecorded vocals.

jubeat

Date of addition: March 17th, 2017 (mobile, BUTAOTOME Touhou arrange pack)
Difficulties: 2, 5, 9

REFLEC BEAT

Date of addition: March 17th, 2017 (mobile, BUTAOTOME Touhou arrange pack)
Difficulties: 4, 6, 9

CHUNITHM

Category: Touhou Project
Date of addition: September 19th, 2019 (CHUNITHM AMAZON PLUS)
Difficulties: 2, 5, 9, 12 (as of CRYSTAL)

WACCA

Category: Touhou Arrange
Date of addition: October 17th, 2019
Difficulties: 2, 6, 10 (as of S)