Sengoku Night Blood ~ Game Opening ~

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Translated upon request. Color coded again for ease of reference: Oda, Toyotomi, Uesugi, Takeda, Sanada, and Date. Everyone is in black. English translation only for meaning so don’t expect it to follow the tune.

Note1: Uh, this song in general was really hard and I think I creatively fudged tenses to make things make sense in the order they’re said, oops.

Note2: F’real note is that Hideyoshi’s line about gleaming fangs is interesting because they use the kanji for “gleaming / glittering” but the way it’s pronounced sounds like the verb for being attracted to or drawn to something. Aw yeah, double-meaning Rejet style.

Note3: The whole phrase about blood running through a body holding heat and calling a name is freaking confusing! I don’t know if they’re talking about themselves? About you? I went with assuming they’re talking about the blood in the heroine’s body calling to them, but for all I know it could be the heat (instinct) in their blood calling for the heroine’s… blood? LOL.

月牙ノ刻
The Age of the Gekka

【豊臣】刻の狭間 生きた歪み 夜の帳 迷い込んだ未来
In the interval of time there’s a living strain, a curtain of night, and a future gone astray
【上杉】誰がため 戦うのか 【武田】弾く斬撃 確かめ合うように
For whom do we fight? // Flickering slashes, as if testing each other

【織田】うつし世と浮き世を結ぶ
Bind this transitory world and this fleeting life

【全員】天下照らす 月に吠えて 馳せる想い 残り香さえ
Roar at the moon which illuminates the world // Even if it’s just a lingering scent in these distant rushing feelings
【真田】時代を (【上杉】時代を)
An age (an age)
【伊達】創り出す (【武田】創り出す)
is created (is created)
【豊臣】煌(ひか)れ 鋭い牙
Gleaming (drawn to) sharp fangs
【全員】体の中 流るる血は 熱を宿し 名前を呼ぶ
Heat dwells in the blood running through your body and calls a name
風をとらえ 刹那を 何色に染めよう
Seize the wind // What color shall we dye this moment

【織田】霞がかり 夢追い人 先も知らぬ 地平の果てまで
Like a blurred vision, the dreamer continues to the end of the horizon, not knowing what’s beyond
【真田】響けよ 大輪名声 【伊達】切り立つ山 さらに越えてゆけ
Sound the large wheeled fame // This vertical mountain, we’ll cross over it even more

【豊臣】それぞれの命を賭けて
Each and every one risking their lives

【全員】乱れ仄か 手繰りよせた 貫くべき 運命を今
Pulled into this indistinct chaos // Now fate is to be pierced
【上杉】ひとひら (【真田】ひとひら)
Petals (Petals)
【武田】集わせて (【伊達】集わせて)
were gathered (were gathered)
【織田】灯せ 白き刃
In the light a white blade
【全員】心の中 決めた道は 軌跡となり 歴史を読む
The path decided in our hearts becomes a path we have taken, reading history
風をとらえ 刹那を 何色に染めよう
Seize the wind // What color shall we dye this moment

【織田】理想の扉を開く 鍵は何処に
Where is the key to open the ideal door
【豊臣】遠く 【全員】近い空の下
In the distance // Under the near sky

【上杉】傷付いても (【武田】傷付いても)
Even if I’m hurt (Even if I’m hurt)
【真田】共に行こう 【伊達】前を向いて
We’ll go together // Looking forward
【織田】滲んだ 【豊臣】星影に 【全員】覚醒の眼差し
At the spreading starlight is a gaze of awakening

【全員】天下照らす 月に吠えて 馳せる想い 残り香さえ
Roar at the moon which illuminates the world // Even if it’s just a lingering scent in these distant rushing feelings
時代を創り出す 煌(ひか)れ 鋭い牙
Creating an age // Gleaming (drawn to) sharp fangs
体の中 流るる血は 熱を宿し 名前を呼ぶ
Heat dwells in the blood running through your body and calls a name
風をとらえ 刹那を 何色に染めよう
Seize the wind // What color shall we dye this moment
月が見た光となれ
Become the light the moon saw

4 thoughts on “Sengoku Night Blood ~ Game Opening ~

    1_chan said:
    November 9, 2017 at 12:19

    Ooh thanks for this too~ Personally, I prefer the game opening more than the anime opening, but there are parts in the anime opening that I absolutely also adore x)). Just feel that the game opening is more cohesive and I just love the way the chorus sounds in this.

      Ilinox responded:
      November 9, 2017 at 15:27

      There’s good parts in both |D;; I think I like the game opening over the other too though, oops. The rap in the anime one to represent their character songs was great. But this one feels less about the heroine and more about their ideals and fighting each other.

      YEAH THE CHORUS IS AMAZING ;w;/ my favorite part is Hideyoshi’s solo line about everyone staking their lives and then the last solo part with Kenshin starting “even if I’m hurt” cause it just sounds so resigned but resolved, aha.

      Akane18 said:
      November 9, 2017 at 15:52

      I love both equally. The rap part from anime opening makes me grinning, while the violin part from game opening soothings me. One song cheering me, the other song got me so emotional. 😂

        Ilinox responded:
        November 9, 2017 at 16:13

        Ooh, yeah, that’s a good way to describe the moods of the two songs. One’s cheering you up and the other is emotional. I made a minor change to the lyrics when I was reviewing it just now but the last chorus about roaring at the moon and stuff in this song makes me pumped up too, haha. Can’t wait until the full versions of their character songs comes out and pick it apart for any hidden meanings or character insights!

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