Sengoku Night Blood ~ HEN-GEN-JI-ZAI ~

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Here is Hideyoshi’s character song.

Note1: His song title is in English but it’s an actual word “変幻自在” which means something that’s ever-changing, phantasmagoric, etc etc.

Note2: Italicized the “ya ya yah” parts because they’re the same in Japanese and English.

Note3: Hideyoshi… please… mercy… I had to do some research into the phrase “騒ぐ鼓動が千早振る” because it didn’t make sense at first glance. He specifically says “chihayaburu” which some might recognize as Narihira’s poem in the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, a classical Japanese anthology of 100 poems by 100 poets. But as you can see from that site “chihayaburu” is a pillow word; a figure of speech or epithet for other things in poems. In most cases it’s used to represent the word “god” but actually it’s older meaning is “mighty, wild, or savage” and got tied to the gods because gods were associated with enormous power, etc. Anyway TL;DR that’s why I translated it the way I did LOL.

HEN-GEN-JI-ZAI
Phantasmagoric

変幻自在の黄金色 早く捕まえてみてごらん Hey
Quickly, try grabbing this golden phantasmagoria // Hey

Ya Ya Yah! Ya Ya Yah!

娯しまなきゃ(もっと)生き方ひとつで
We have to have fun (More) It’s one way to live
変わっちまうぜ(人生)派手にいこう Yeah Yeah
Let’s change it (Life) Let’s be flashy // Yeah Yeah
天下ってのは(きっと)生き様ひとつで
Doing as you please (Certainly) It’s one way of life
踊っちまうぜ(一生)笑っていこう Yeah Yeah
Let’s dance (For life) Let’s laugh // Yeah Yeah

誰かの真似事して 殻に閉じ込めるより 独特の個性 魅せてみな
Rather than putting on an act or locking yourself in a shell, be attractive with a unique personality

嗚呼 変幻自在の黄金色 騒ぐ鼓動が千早振る
Aah // This golden phantasmagoria // A mightily clamoring pulse
天変地異が起ころ前に 文句言ってないでかかって来い Hey!
Before a cataclysm happens, don’t complain, bring it on // Hey!

Ya Ya Yah! Ya Ya Yah!

好奇心(ずっと)溢れてくるなら
If curiosity (Always) is overflowing
ついてきなよ(一斉)攻めていこう Yeah Yeah
Come with me (All at once) Let’s attack // Yeah Yeah
雁字搦め(ギュッと)縛ったっていうなら
Immobile (Squeezed) If you say you’re tied up then
画竜点睛(欠如)詰めが甘い Yeah Yeah
The critical step (Lacking) You could have done better // Yeah Yeah

欲望は起爆剤 導火線は短く 火をつけてお見舞いしてやろうか
Desires are exploding // The fuse is short // Should I light the fire and pay a sympathy visit?

変革時代さらに猿舞 味気ないもの露知らず
This age of revolution is even more of a monkey dance // Not knowing anything dull
天と地 ひっくり返し 思う存分に遊んでくれ Hey!
Turning the heavens and earth upside down // Let’s play to our heart’s content // Hey!

限界なんてない滑稽な道化の演者 天才的発想で世渡りに拍車
An actor’s hilarious antics that has no limits // Encouraging a living with this genius way of thinking
ノリと勢いでなんとかなるさ 気楽に構えて 正面突破
I’ll manage it somehow with liveliness and enthusiasm // Taking it easy // It’s a frontal breakthrough

嗚呼 変幻自在の黄金色 騒ぐ鼓動が千早振る
Aah // This golden phantasmagoria // A mightily clamoring pulse
天変地異が起ころ前に 文句言ってないでかかって来い Hey!
Before a cataclysm happens, don’t complain, bring it on // Hey!

変革時代さらに猿舞 味気ないもの露知らず
This age of revolution is even more of a monkey dance // Not knowing anything dull
天と地 ひっくり返し 思う存分に遊んでくれ Hey!
Turning the heavens and earth upside down // Let’s play to our heart’s content // Hey!

そして上げるんだ 勝ち鬨を Hey!
And then let’s raise it // Our shouts of victory // Hey!

Ya Ya Yah! Ya Ya Yah!
Ya Ya Yah! Ya Ya Yah!

9 thoughts on “Sengoku Night Blood ~ HEN-GEN-JI-ZAI ~

    Reggie said:
    November 24, 2017 at 15:28

    I found their solos and WOW ♥♥♥ I’m looking forward to the other remaining 3 albums XD (I think the release date is in December). Don’t push your self too hard, if possible take a rest first and thank you very much for translating their songs too *hugs you*

      Ilinox responded:
      November 25, 2017 at 11:40

      It’s nice, right? I think I like Hideyoshi’s take on it because it sounds more rock-ish and he does a magnificent growl at one point. But in the end I still like the group version more because it makes me more emotional to hear them sing their own parts, haha. Aww, thank you so much! I’m taking care of myself and I hope you are too!! Also, as always thank you for commenting <3.

    Della said:
    November 21, 2017 at 14:05

    I love how Hideyoshi’s song is so upbeat. It really reflects his character. All the character songs do actually. Will you do the Takeda one too? That’s my favorite one.

      Della said:
      November 21, 2017 at 14:08

      Also do all the voice actors really sing all the openings and their own character songs? Now, that’s what I call effort and commitment on both the company and actors parts.

        Ilinox responded:
        November 22, 2017 at 10:11

        Yep I plan to do Takeda’s and Sanada’s but just haven’t found the time yet /o\. Aha, yeah, I was surprised they did solo versions of the opening and it sounds really good (though a bit strange during the rap part where they do the lines for the other armies too, haha).

    1_chan said:
    November 21, 2017 at 11:03

    Haha he certainly does what he wants xD. Thanks for this!

      Ilinox responded:
      November 21, 2017 at 12:23

      I love how his character song pretty much describes him completely. But the line “Rather than putting on an act or locking yourself in a shell, be attractive with a unique personality” is really nice ;w; he has a point, kinda. You gotta enjoy life to its fullest! Haha.

    Reggie said:
    November 21, 2017 at 03:51

    I’m happy that the full version is out XD I download it right away yay~
    I’m enjoying hen-gen-ji-zai so much and my fav is moonlight beam, I just love the sounds of piano and xylophone (not sure what musical instruments ^^’) and the harmony ♥

      Ilinox responded:
      November 21, 2017 at 12:24

      I think my favorites out of all the songs is Toyotomi and Date |D;; I’m working on the other two but haven’t found the time yet to really sit down and complete them. By the way, their albums come with them singing solo versions of the anime OP and it’s fun to see their own take on it!

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