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From PolyphonicBranch’s song and site: http://polyphonicbranch.com/tokusetsu/dennoutanteidan.html

(Tokyo Cyber Detective Brigade song translyrics (on this blog))

Rough, rough translation. If there’s something majorly wrong, please correct me.

EDIT (9/28/12): Weapons were updated and are now rather specific. Here, they’re listed second.

~Prologue~

This is the fictional town [Tokyo]
A light fog takes the city corner
The sight of the battered buildings isn’t lost as one climbs the deserted concrete stairs
On an old door hung a sign that read “Tokyo Cyber Detective Brigade”

Background checks, providing business information, finding people, a partner/opponents’s research property,
searching for a stray cat, successive consultations ride through, etc.

If it’s trouble, we’d even repain the toilet!! Len will.

Depending on the reward, we also accept consultations that can’t be requested from others…

In a room with white smoke, winking at one another
Tonight’s project might be a little flashy
When the hands of the clock point to the top
Seven people stand up without a signal

Come now, we’ll start

Hatsune Miku
Weapon: Valletta, Colt-M1911A1 Government Model

Brought up in orphanage, lost parents at early age
Brilliant, calm
Very expressionless, doesn’t show much emotion
Good at watching the behaviour of the other members
(the responsibility was) thrust upon her [as well as being boss]
Unusually hates being sympathetic, in fact
Lives alone
In certain events, the detective brigade leader

Kamui Gakupo
Weapon: Japanese sword, Douji-giri Yatsuna Shadow Stroke(?) (A specific type of Japanese sword)

Heir to a prestigious family in an old town
Couldn’t stand to leave home, but slowly/eventually left
Smooth talker and sociable contrary to appearance
Is familiar with all fencing/swords, but in favor of using the Japanese sword
Secretly yearning to be like Ishikawa Goemon (a semi-legendary outlaw hero)
Doesn’t appear to give off great kindness to Miku
Looks after a lot…or at least he intends to.

Len Kagamine
Weapon: One handed machine gun, WALTHER-MPK

Met in an orphanage with Miku
In a collaboration without consequences of thinking, finally acted,
But would be fooled or trapped
Often angers IA when disturbing the strategy
Outstanding athletics, but reckless
When he gets out of this town, he wants to become somebody someday,
He says he dreams

Rin Kagamine
Weapon: Diction thread, Mono-molecular wire

Twin sister of Len, met with Miku in the orphanage
Loves candy and sneaks expenses into the office
Soundly scolded by GUMI about her waste often. [But doesn’t care]
In the orphanage, well liked, but always alone with string/wire
practicing
Learned wire technology from someone
Believes Detective Brigade wants to/can help somehow
Has a strong bond with Len and Miku

GUMI
Weapon: hand rifle, Beretta-M92FS

Gakupo introduced to members of Detective Brigade
Reason of her obsession with money,
No one knows
Responsible for the calculations and accounting with a good nature
Present enemy is the embezzling demon-Rin
Usually relies on an older member, but sometimes goes into a fit of rage and fear

IA
Weapon: small knives, Master of Defense LTC875 (M.O.D LTC875)

Lost most of her body in some kind of accident
At that time, died (or thought to be dead), parents left (?)
Heritage was the missing part of the brain, now mechanized
Takes cases that don’t need machines
She says for efficiency, but her real intentions
are not clear
Sings a song she likes in an undertone

Megurine Luka
Weapon: machine gun, Winchester-M1897 Shotgun

Was a member of the drug cartel there
For whatever reason, escaped
Washed ashore in this city with a new name and nationality
In an accident, rescued IA, and in its wake
Became involved in the Detective Brigade
Coolness is split and is deeply kind
Cannot leave an abandoned cat alone [Secretly keeping it]

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Original Title: 東京電脳探偵団 Tokyo Dennou Tantei Dan

Producer: PolyphonicBranch

Vocal: Miku, Luka, Rin, Len, GUMI, IA, Gakupo

Translation: SoD

NND | YT | Karaoke (*Need a Piapro account)

Since PolyphonicBranch also opened up a site with various information about this song (and the world it’s set in), I’ll roughly translate them and you’ll be able to find them on this blog eventually.

(v2 2015 – slight modifications)

Synapses connect one by one, so why don’t we start this cyber game
Running through with a state-of-the-art gun in the middle of this sea of network frames, it all starts now

Should cheating and trickery be in your case
Suddenly when you bargain, you’re caught, put in place
If you’ve come to doubt the truth: know nothing you knew
Let only your heart and mind trust and believe, and keep running on through

1 2 3 given the card to go, falling prey to their jesters, clowns of so low
Because there is nothing left to lose, there’s only one more bet to go
So what will you wager on?

Awake at four in the morning, the usual smell of cigarettes remaining
In the cold air, source of all the pain, murderous feelings tried to make me insane while I slept

Would love exist in cold blood, or would it just be me?
If you’ll betray someone else, do it brutally
And if I died, scattered, all so beautifully
I believe in only the solitude of darkness, and with that I’d keep running on through

1 2 3 pulling the iron trigger, if such a moment could be loved and still linger
We’re full of mistakes, while it’s only vitural, in this city
We’re alive, living on

Struggling in the mud, cannot get around, sort of like two faces of a coin, I had found
Golden things your heart and mind both want, you can’t simply find just anything, not like that, you nor I

3 2 1 breaking the highest limit, flowers scattered today, in an instant
Though I tried to scoop them all up, they spilled like sand one by one

1 2 3 avoid death, we won’t die today, even if the darkness is splitting away
We’ve got one another’s back, even though it’s vitural, in this city
We’re alive, living on

(v1 2012)

Synapses connect one by one, so why don’t we start this cyber game
Running through with a state-of-the-art gun in the middle of this sea of network frames, it all starts now

Should cheating and trickery be in your case
Suddenly when you bargain, you’re caught, put in place
If you’ve come to doubt the truth: know nothing you knew
Let only your heart and mind trust and believe, and keep running on through

1 2 3 given the card to go, falling prey to their jesters, clowns of so low
Having lost in that way, because there is nothing more to lose
It’s simply one wagering bet

Awake at four in the morning, the usual smell of cigarettes remaining
In the cold air, source of all the pain, murderous feelings tried to make me insane while I slept

Would love exist in cold blood, or would it just be me?
If you’ll betray someone else, do it brutally
So if I died, scattered, all so beautifully
I believe in only the solitude of darkness, and with that I keep running on through

1 2 3 pulling the iron trigger, if such a moment could be loved and still linger
While full of mistakes, in the city, only a virtual image,
We’re alive, living on

Struggling in the mud, cannot get around, sort of like two faces of a coin, I had found
Golden things your heart and mind both want, you can’t simply find just anything, not like that, you nor I

3 2 1 now bursting the limit, today flowers scattered in such an instant
Though I tried to scoop them all up, they spilled like sand one by one

1 2 3 deaths will be evaded, missing, if the darkness was away splitting
With our backs together in the city, only a virtual image,
We’re alive, living on

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Original Title: 恋椿姫 Koi Tsubakihime

Song: PolyphonicBranch

Vocal: IA

Translation: SoD

NND | YT | Karaoke (Need a Piapro account)

Living a life in the dew, the Camellia Princess seemed so blue
How does one simply give an old fasioned love letter to you?

Oh so clearly a forget-me-not type
The moon reflects always in the dark night
Falling on the water surface, tears drop
Though we don’t meet, I yearn, I won’t stop

In the death of love, a flower or two will bloom
Its petals will reach even beyond heaven
I’d stop it before I let these feelings overflow
In between all my dreaming, I’ll sing forever more

After a long ancient time, we can meet and you’ll be mine
Just from seeing your smile, I feel dizzy and faint

To a root without grass, go unadressed
Filled with grief, the sky drizzles down a mess
That sounds like worldy things that won’t last long
Though we don’t meet, I yearn, sing this song

In the death of love, a flower or two will bloom
Blooming bright in the field, I become refined so soon
For many months and for many years, I thought long and hard
I’ll follow a path of a dream I can return to

You’re just a fleeting reincarnation, I think
My life has become like this, pressed this way, I know
All because of you…
All because of you…
All because of you…

Even the fate of the prosperous is to decay
Honestly, honestly, I can only continue to hope
That I’ll love disappearing into the foam and bubbles
And at least come to fruitation in the afterlife

In the death of love, a flower will bloom
Its petals will reach even beyond heaven
I’d stop it before I let these feelings overflow
In between all my dreaming, I’ll sing forever more

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