2013/12/19

Prolog for Onedari DaiSakusen

Included in the BD "LIVE - LEGEND I, D, Z, APOCALYPSE -" (released on 2013 Nov. 20).

These were the prologues for "Onedari DaiSakusen" in the concerts 'Legend "I"', "D" & "Z", narrated with a series of painted pictures projected on the screen, but such a prologue is not always narrated before this song.

Prologue for "Onedari DaiSakusen"   in Legend "I"

YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL romped too much in the party of the hilarious midnight.
That night, they were tricked by the big power "Idols",
and ate the "check-it-out chocolate" which the Fox God had told them never to eat.
Suddenly,
with an anti-metal attitude saying "It's not the metal, is it?",
they change into BLACK BABYMETAL.
And, as if they are possessed by something,
singing "Yo! Yo!", they are driven to do "Ask-Dad-for-it Operation".


Prologue for "Onedari DaiSakusen"   in Legend "D"

In SU-METAL's birthday party "the special night of fifteen",
YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL romped so much.
But they should have been careful not to romp too much.
"Snake", a member of the big power "Idols", had stolen into the party.
He said, "You're super cute! Your dance is very hyper!"
"There is a super enjoyable stage in A-KIBA,
and now we're gonna have a dancing party night. Won't you come together?"
Not to be noticed being the trap of the big power "Idols",
"Snake" lured them out by the ingenious words.
Though they had been taught "Flirt, No, Absolutely" by the Fox God,
they carelessly took a "daring!" action.
A-kiba is the jerusalem for the big power "Idols".
Undergoing the baptism of the cyber-city, saying "It's not the metal, is it?" again,
they have changed into BLACK BABYMETAL.


Prologue for "Onedari DaiSakusen"   in Legend "Z"

SU-METAL was driven into the crisis
because of YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL.
Deeply sorry for that, and to revenge SU-METAL,
they alone went to A-KIBA, the jerusalem for the big power "Idols".
The Metal Resistance to be done without SU-METAL
was severer than they had imagined.
In the desperate situation, at the last moment,
they heard the oracle of the Fox God.
"When you are in a village, obey the village".
Without the neon lights, A-KIBA was dyed black,
and the deep bass resounded throughout the jet-black city.
YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL,
at last, by their own power, to save the world from the end,
into the dark heroines "BLACK BABYMETAL",
they have changed.
Once in their lifetime,
the first and the last
"Ask-Dad-for-it Operation" now begins...



  ROMAJI TRANSCRIPTION AND NOTES ARE BELOW.


[i] About the word "AKIBA"

"Akiba" is the abbreviation of "Akihabara", the name of a district in Tokyo (the reading was not fixed until 20th century, "Akibahara", etc). The district was first known as a shopping center for electric parts and home electronics, then for computers and so-called otaku. The pictures in 'Legend "D"' and "Z" show the view of Akiba.

The girl group "AKB48" was so named targeting the people coming to Akiba, and it has its own theater in Akiba. It has many members and many sister groups. Yasushi AKIMOTO rules the whole AKB group, and AKB group has much influence over the Japanese idol scene. Probably 'the big power "Idols"' appeared in BABYMETAL's story is this AKB group.


Prologue for "Onedari DaiSakusen"   in Legend "I"

RomajiEnglish TranslationNotes
 
U-ki-u-ki middonaito no paatii de hashagi sugita YUIMETAL to MOAMETAL. YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL romped too much in the party of the hilarious midnight.
Sono ban kyodai seiryoku "Aidoru" no inboo ni yotte, Kitsune sama kara That night, they were tricked by the big power "Idols",
"zettai ni kuu-bekara-zu" to oshierarete ita "chekeratchoko" o tabete shimau. and ate the "check-it-out chocolate" which the Fox God had told them "never to eat".1,2
Totsuzen Suddenly,
"Metaru ja naku ne?" to anchi-metaru na atitiudo de with an anti-metal attitude saying "It's not the metal, is it?",3
BLACK BABYMETAL ni henboo o togeru futari. they change into BLACK BABYMETAL.4
Soshite kanojotachi wa toritsukareta yooni And, as if they are possessed by something,
"Yo! Yo!" to kuchizusami "Onedari DaiSakusen" o hajimete shimau no de atta. singing "Yo! Yo!", they are driven to do "Ask-Dad-for-it Operation".
 

Prologue for "Onedari DaiSakusen"   in Legend "D"

RomajiEnglish TranslationNotes
 
SU-METAL no baasudee paatii "ichigo no yoru" de In SU-METAL's birthday party "the special night of fifteen",
oo-hashagi na YUIMETAL to MOAMETAL. YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL romped so much.
Demo hashagi sugi ni wa go-yoojin. But they should have been careful not to romp too much.
Kyodai seiryoku "Aidoru" no "Suneeku" ga paatii ni sennyuu shite ita no de atta. "Snake", a member of the big power "Idols", had stolen into the party.5
"Kimitachi choo kawawii ne. Dansu ga tottemo age-poyoo." He said, "You're super cute! Your dance is very hyper!"
"A-KIBA ni choo tanoshii suteeji ga atte ne, "There is a super enjoyable stage in A-KIBA,6
korekara dansu de paari nait nanda kedo tugyazaa shiyoo yo." and now we're gonna have a dancing party night. Won't you come together?"
Kyodai seiryoku "Aidoru" no wana da to kizukare-nu yoo Not to be noticed being the trap of the big power "Idols",
kotoba takumi ni futari o sasoi-dasu "Suneeku". "Snake" lured them out by the ingenious words.
Kitsune sama kara "Charao Dame Zettai" to oshierarete ita noni Though they had been taught "Flirt, No, Absolutely" by the Fox God,7
tsuitsui "Daitaan!" na koodoo o totte shimau futari. they carelessly took a "daring!" action.
A-KIBA, soko wa kyodai seiryoku "Aidoru" ni totte no Erusaremu. A-kiba is the jerusalem for the big power "Idols".8
Dennoo shitii no senrei o uke matashitemo "Metaru ja naku ne?" to Undergoing the baptism of the cyber-city, saying "It's not the metal, is it?" again,9,3
BLACK BABYMETAL ni henshin shite shimau no de atta. they have changed into BLACK BABYMETAL.
 

Prologue for "Onedari DaiSakusen"   in Legend "Z"

RomajiEnglish TranslationNotes
 
SU-METAL o kiki ni oiyatte shimatta SU-METAL was driven into the crisis
YUIMETAL to MOAMETAL. because of YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL.
Futari wa fukaku hansei shi SU-METAL no kataki o utsu tame Deeply sorry for that, and to revenge SU-METAL,
futari dake de kyodai seiryoku "Aidoru" no erusaremu "A-KIBA" e to mukau. they alone went to A-KIBA, the jerusalem for the big power "Idols".6,8
SU-METAL o kaite okonau Metaru Rejisutansu wa The Metal Resistance to be done without SU-METAL
soozoo ijoo ni kakoku na mono de atta. was severer than they had imagined.
Zettai zetsumei no dai pinchi, sono shunkan In the desperate situation, at the last moment,
futari ni Kitsune sama no otsuge ga kikoeta. they heard the oracle of the Fox God.
"Goo ni ireba goo ni shitagae". "When you are in a village, obey the village".10
Neon ga kieta A-KIBA wa kuroku somari Without the neon lights, A-KIBA was dyed black,
shikkoku no machi ni juuteion ga nari hibiku. and the deep bass resounded throughout the jet-black city.
YUIMETAL to MOAMETAL wa YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL,
tsuini mizukara no chikara de kono yo no shuumatsu o sukuu tame at last, by their own power, to save the world from the end,
daaku hiroin "BLACK BABYMETAL" e to into the dark heroines "BLACK BABYMETAL",
henshin suru no de atta. they have changed.
Isshoo de ichido no Once in their lifetime,
saisho de saigo no the first and the last
"Onadari DaiSakusen" ga ima hajimaru... "Ask-Dad-for-it Operation" now begins...
 

Notes

  1. "Kitsune sama (kara)" in the previous line corresponds to "the Fox God".
  2. Most Japanese hear "Check it out!" as "chekera". Not a few Japanese Disc Jockeys use such English phrases, and the listeners wonder what they say or what "chekera" means.
  3. "Metaru ja naku ne?" is a phrase spoken in the rap part of the Vega mix version of "IINE!".
  4. BLACK BABYMETAL is the unit name of YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL.
  5. The name "Snake" seems not to have any special meaning, maybe so called after the character of the PC game "Solid Snake" who is good at stealing into anywhere.
  6. "A-KIBA" (pronounced "eikiba") probably refers to Akiba (= Akihabara), but was modified so not to associated directly with AKB48 which has its own theater in Akiba.
  7. "Charao" = "chara(i)" + "otoko" = "frivolous" + "guy". "Charai" is a youth word. "Charao" is said sometimes about his appearance and sometimes about his attitude (especially in love affairs).
  8. This "the jerusalem for..." means nothing more than "the special place for...". It is rare, and "mecca" is more used for this meaning in Japan.
  9. "Dennoo" (電脳) comes from Chinese "diànnǎo". It originally refers to the computer, but is often used for "cyber-" in Japan.
  10. It is a Japanese proverb coming from a Chinese classic, and usually translated to "When in Rome, do as the Romans do". It perhaps suggests the style of BLACK BABYMETAL is nearer to the style of AKB48.

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