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20 April 2014 @ 01:36 pm
Bleach - Kenpachi Zaraki/Retsu Unohana - Descend To Your Flames  


Medium: Anime/Manga
Fandom: Bleach
Subject: Kenpachi Zaraki/Retsu Unohana
Title: Descend to Your Flames
Warning/Notes: MASSIVE SPOILERS on Bleach chapter 524 onwards. Even the front cover, upon closer look, reveals spoiler-ish details about the two, so proceed with caution. Furthermore, the fanmix has both a Japanese and English parts (translations are provided in the post), since there were songs from the two languages that capture the dynamics of this pairing so well (I coudln't pick just one!)










(Note: Here's an amusing anecdote regarding "Itoshisa No Kate". While I do know right from the very beginning that it was Hiroko Kasahara who sung the song when I heard it from Seisohen, it was not until yesterday that I discovered she was also the actress for Retsu Unohana in the Bleach musical! :pI knew the song fit KenUno right from the very beginning, but this connection also amused me to some extent.

And yeah yeah, we all know it's Yachiru Unohana, not Retsu. I'm really trying not to be as spoiler-y as possible before the cut)


SIDE A: Japanese
No More Words - Ayumi Hamasaki

Surely, surely as we
live we know more.
And, and as we live
we forget.

Things that begin
always have an end.
If you can live on,
think always of that.

If this world were split into
winners and losers,
I'd rather be a loser.
I always want to be a loser.

Surely, surely we are
more beautiful when we're sad.
That's why, that's why we are
dirtier when we're sad.

To protect us and ours,
we must sacrifice something yet again.
Those who can live on
think always of that.

If this world were split into
winners and losers,
I'd rather be a loser.
I always want to be a loser.

What can I tell you?
I'm just a small, helpless person.
That's all I'll say for now
because sometimes words
are completely powerless.

Translation from http://ayumi.primenova.com/lyrics/nomorewords.htm

Cruel Angel's Thesis (AD 2001) - Megumi Hayashibara

Like a cruel angel
Young man, become a legend

Even if the blue wind knocks on the door of your chest now
You’re still looking only at me and smiling
Absorbed in yearning for things that you gently touch
Your childish eyes still don’t even know destiny

But will you notice someday? That on your back
There are wings for aiming for the faraway future

A cruel angel’s thesis will take off from the windowsill before long
On a surging, hot pathos, if you betray your memories
Embracing this universe and shining
Young man, become a legend

You’re forever sleeping in my cradle of love
Only you are the coming morning called upon by the messenger of dreams
The moonlight is reflecting your slender nape
You want to stop all the time in the world and shut them in, but-

If there’s a meaning in the fact that we were able meet
Then that’s right, it’s the bible for me to know freedom

In a cruel angel’s thesis, the sadness will then start
The shape of the life that you embraced is the moment when you woke from your dream
Shining more light than anyone else
Young man, become a legend

While people weave love, they create history
I still can’t become a goddess, yet I’ll live..

A Little Pain - Olivia

Travel to the mooon
While you sleep, a dream untangles.
There's no one else here, while we play with the starlight
The two of us together can definitely get back
the smile we forgot and become strong again.

Please realize
I'm here waiting for you
even if the future awaiting us is unlike today
I'm here waiting for you
and I keep on screaming
I'm sure my heart is tugging on the string that binds us,
so that the me back then will open her eyes
No need to cry.

Travel in silence
I'm sure I could touch you if I reached out
but you are far away so that must be in my head.
I can hear your voice, if I close my eyes
even this little pain is dear to me

Please look at me
I'm here waiting for you
even if I'm lost alone, blown upon the wind
I'm here waiting for you
gazing up at the sky
My heart will always open my hands to protect you,
until the you back then will turn and look at me
No need to cry

(feel something feel nothing
listen closely listen closely)
wide open ears
disarm the dream tickler
in the constant moment
(you will find me when it's quiet
listen closely listen closely)
let the blood flow
through all the spaces
of the universe

(listen closely listen closely) ..

Translation source: http://imrhien.animelyrics.com/

Find The Way - Mika Nakashima

Why do you, with your small hands,
try to carry all these wounds on your back?
It isn't for any one person's sake, please don't lose sight of that
Why am I, while hesitating,
unable to escape?
What I hope for is the sun, the sun to light the way...

Find the way
Though in this glowing cosmos our hands can't quite reach
We depend on only our resounding love
Because at the end of the path we've traveled we'll find the light
You'll find the way

You said, "I had a long dream...
It was a very sad dream,
but what I saw wasn't one bit clouded..."
I said, "It's okay to cry,
because I'll stay by your side no matter what."
What I wish for is a hand, a hand to reach up to me...

Find the way
Even without words, even without wings to fly on
As long as we stand our ground in the wind
Even if we're the first ones afflicted with this pain...

Giving an answer surely isn't everything
I'll be patient, it's all right, and so are you...

Find the way
Though in this glowing cosmos our hands can't quite reach
We depend on only our resounding love
Because at the end of the path we've traveled we'll find the light
Find the way
Even without words, even without wings to fly on
As long as we stand our ground in the wind
At the end of the path we've traveled we finally saw the light...
You'll find the way

Source: http://www.animelyrics.com/anime/gundamseed/findtheway.htm

Itoshisa No Kate - Hiroko Kasahara

Your hand feels gentle,
You said so;
Tears come out,
Very quietly.

Seashore in spring,
Your head on my knees and fell asleep;
Your hair, gently,
When I combed with my fingers.

Suddenly, I felt like I understood everything;
All the pain in the heart goes home to the sky.

On your cheek,
The drops of tears;
I told you it's spray from the sea,
I put my hands over your eyes to blind.


Please be here with me, I am here with you.

source: http://www.animelyrics.com/anime/kenshin/kenitoshisa.htm

Koko Ni Iru (I'm Right Here) - Mari Mizuta

On and off, I hear
the noise and the sound of the waves
I wake up from my dream, yet I’m in a dream again
Fumbling through, I’m still here

The sky is distant and untouchable
Out of my reach, even if I yearned for it
I quietly whisper, “I’m here, you hear?”

I try counting them one by one:
The yesterdays, todays, and tomorrows
Alone, I hug my knees and sigh

Like the light and bubbles
that show up when my eyes are closed
We lean our backs together just for now
Interacting, yet passing each other by

Even if I can’t fly high
Even if my wings fold and tear apart, I’ll go
I feel the breath of the wind, look

The waves washing ashore run off
with my thawing mood

We’ll make our way there
I’m here, even now, I am…

Source - http://atashi.wordpress.com/2007/09/10/narcissu-insert-song-koko-ni-iru-vocal-ver/

Come - Namie Amuro

Right now you are filled with sadness,
You can lean on me and cry

I get, I get, I get, get the feeling
I get, I get, I get, get the dreaming
Right now it just is

Come my way
Here at the edge of darkness
Come close to me
Now shine the light
I’ll be with you, I’ll be with you
I will just be here by your side
So come my way

I notice you are here in this world
Just the only person who is important

I get, I get, I get, get the feeling
I get, I get, I get, get the dreaming
Right now it just is

Come my way
Already close your eyes
Come close to me
It’s alright to sleep already
I’ll be with you, I’ll be with you
Just because it is here in this place
So come my way

Calling out
Can you hear me? yeah
So come my way

I get, I get, I get, get the feeling
I get, I get, I get, get the dreaming
Right now it just is


Come my way
Here at the edge of darkness
Come close to me
Now shine the light
I’ll be with you, I’ll be with you
I will just be here by your side
So come my way
Come my way
Come close to me

From sweetsnowdeon's translation (http://sweetsnowdeon.livejournal.com/91690.html)

Dearest - Ayumi Hamasaki

It would be nice if we could put away and throw out
Everything except what really mattered, but
Reality is just cruel.

In such times,
I see you laughing
Whenever I close my eyes.

Until the day I reach eternal sleep,
That smiling face will
Have to stay with me without fail.

People are all sad, so
They go and forget, but--

For that which I should love,
For that which gives me love, I will do what I can.

Back then, when we met,
It was all awkward.
We went the long way, didn't we?
We got hurt, didn't we?

Until the day I reach eternal sleep,
That smiling face will
Have to stay with me without fail.

Back then, when we met,
It was all awkward.
We went the long way, didn't we?
We got there in the end.



Samson - Regina Spektor

You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first
Beneath the sheets of paper lies my truth
I have to go, I have to go
Your hair was long when we first met

Samson went back to bed
Not much hair left on his head
He ate a slice of wonder bread and went right back to bed
And history books forgot about us and the bible didn't mention us
And the bible didn't mention us, not even once

You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first
Beneath the stars came fallin' on our heads
But they're just old light, they're just old light
Your hair was long when we first met

Samson came to my bed
Told me that my hair was red
Told me I was beautiful and came into my bed
Oh I cut his hair myself one night
A pair of dull scissors in the yellow light
And he told me that I'd done alright
And kissed me 'til the mornin' light, the mornin' light
And he kissed me 'til the mornin' light

Samson went back to bed
Not much hair left on his head
Ate a slice of wonderbread and went right back to bed
Oh, we couldn't bring the columns down
Yeah we couldn't destroy a single one
And history books forgot about us
And the bible didn't mention us, not even once

You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first..

With or Without You - U2

See the stone
Set in your eyes
See the thorn
Twist in your side
I wait for you

Sleight of hand
And twist of fate
On a bed of nails
She makes me wait
And I wait without you

I can't live with or without you
I can't live with or without you

Through the storm
We reach the shore
You give it all
But I want more
And I'm waiting for you

I can't live with or without you
I can't live with or without you
I can't live...
I can't live with or without you

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give...
And you give...
And you give yourself away

My hands are tied
My body bruised
She's got me with
Nothing to win and
Nothing left to lose

No Fear of Heights - Katie Melua

I never walked near the edge
Used to fear falling
I never swam far from shore
Never tried the secret door

But when you give me love
When you give me love

I have no fear of heights,
No fear of the deep blue sea,
Although it could drown me,
I know it could drown me

I didn’t wander in the woods
Used to fear the darkness
I didn’t like getting deep
I was scared of what I couldn’t keep

But when you give me love
When you give me love

No fear of the fall
No fear if it's with you that I fall
‘cause nothing could break us,
No, nothing could break us, now

Undisclosed Desires - Muse

I know you've suffered
But I don't want you to hide
It's cold and loveless
I won't let you be denied

Soothing
I'll make you feel pure
Trust me
You can be sure

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
I want to recognise your beauty's not just a mask
I want to exorcise the demons from your past
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart

You trick your lovers
That you're wicked and divine
You may be a sinner
But your innocence is mine

Please me
Show me how it's done
Tease me
You are the one

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
I want to recognise your beauty's not just a mask
I want to exorcise the demons from your past
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart

Please me
Show me how it's done
Trust me
You are the one..


Your Guardian Angel - Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

When I see your smile
Tears roll down my face I can't replace
And now that I'm strong I have figured out
How this world turns cold and it breaks through my soul
And I know I'll find deep inside me I can be the one

I will never let you fall (let you fall)
I'll stand up with you forever
I'll be there for you through it all (through it all)
Even if saving you sends me to heaven

It's okay. It's okay. It's okay.
Seasons are changing
And waves are crashing
And stars are falling all for us
Days grow longer and nights grow shorter
I can show you I'll be the one

I will never let you fall (let you fall)
I'll stand up with you forever
I'll be there for you through it all (through it all)
Even if saving you sends me to heaven

Cuz you're my, you're my, my, my true love, my whole heart
Please don't throw that away
Cuz I'm here for you
Please don't walk away and
Please tell me you'll stay woah, stay woah

Use me as you will
Pull my strings just for a thrill
And I know I'll be okay
Though my skies are turning gray

Fires - Band of Skulls

Baby, Darling, Doll Face, Honey
No I don't mean to cause you worry
It's only hands in my pocket
And the Queen on my money

Did you know I've been wanting you?
so leave your locks on the latches
If you bring the water
I'll bring the matches

'cause we are fires in the night
We are fires in the night
Let us bathe you in our heart
'cause we are fires in the night

Come on get up Romeo
Don't you know what the time is?
It's the fall of rock 'n roll,
That's what the news said

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

How to be brave?
How can I love when I'm afraid to fall?
But watching you stand alone,
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow.

One step closer

I have died every day waiting for you
Darling, don't be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything take away
What's standing in front of me
Every breath
Every hour has come to this

One step closer

I'll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

Fade Into You - Mazzy Star

I want to hold the hand inside you
I want to take a breath that's true
I look to you and I see nothing
I look to you to see the truth
You live your life
You go in shadows
You'll come apart and you'll go blind
Some kind of night into your darkness
Colors your eyes with what's not there.

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think it's strange you never knew

A stranger's light comes on slowly
A stranger's heart without a home
You put your hands into your head
And then smiles cover your heart

Kiss Me Goodbye - Angela Aki

You say my love is all you need, to see you through
But I know these words are not quite true

Here is the path you're looking for, an open door
Leading to worlds you long to explore

Go, if you must move on alone
I'm gonna make it on my own

Kiss me good-bye, love's memory
Follow your heart and find your destiny
Won't shed a tear, for love's mortality
For you put the dream in my reality

As time goes by I know you'll see this of me:
I loved you enough to let you go free

Go, I will give you wings to fly
Cast all your fears into the sky

Kiss me good-bye, love's mystery
All of my life I'll hold you close to me

Won't shed a tear for love's mortality
For you put the dream in my reality

Kiss me good-bye, love's memory
You put the dream in my reality

Funeral - Band of Horses

I'm coming up only to hold you under
And coming up only to show you're wrong
And to know you is hard; we wonder...
To know you all wrong; we warn.

Really too late to call,
So we wait for morning
To wake you is all we got
To know me as hardly golden
Is to know me all wrong, they warn.

At every occasion I'll be ready for the funeral
At every occasion, once more, it's called the funeral
At every occasion, oh, I'm ready for the funeral
At every occasion, oh, one billion day funeral

I'm coming up only to show you're down for
And coming up only to show you're wrong.

To the outside, the dead leaves lay on the lawn
For they don't have trees to hang upon.

(The RAR file contains both the English and Jap parts already; I just don't want to make this post too long so I'll be separting the English lyrics)

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