Yuugen Romantica Hatenkou – Zakuro Translation
幽幻ロマンチカ 破天荒 第参の謎 妖狐 ザクロ
Seiyuu : 櫻井孝宏 – Sakurai Takahiro
Release Date : June 21, 2017
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Track 1 – The Will-o-wisp of Yomeganuma Marsh

 

 

Hey… Did you see it?

One of the Seven Mysteries… the Will-o-wisp of Yomeganuma Marsh?

They say you can see a will-o-wisp if you go to that marsh.

Apparently girls will be dragged into that marsh if they see the will-o-wisp.

Yes… girls just like you.

 

[0:36]

Oh yea… you won’t be surprised even when you’re surrounded by will-o-wisps.

But… if you take another step backwards, you’ll sink into the marsh.

Now… why do you think I’m here?

But more importantly, you should worry about yourself.

Right now, I’m pursuing you.

You can’t escape once you’re possessed.

 

[1:23]

Let’s sink together deep into this marsh… just like what that mystery says.

You’re my precious bride… I’ll take you there gently.

You’re willing to go anywhere as long as you’re with me, right?

The reason? It’s simple.

There’s no way we can be happy together.

Then… we should disappear together before something tears us apart.

 

[2:02]

Right?

Do you really think we can be happy?

You’re a human and I’m a yokai.

The humans are going to kill me one day.

They’ll call me a terrifying monster.

If you don’t believe me, should I show you… how you’ll suffer?

 

[2:42]

Hahaha…

What a scream…

That’s why I told you…

That if I live with you… this will happen.

Humans always take my happiness away.

Hug me… even though I’m covered in blood.

You won’t… fear me, right?

My bride…

 

[3:29]

Hahaha…

Finally… the humans won’t be able to reach us.

Nobody can threaten me or hurt you.

Let’s go somewhere deep… where we won’t be able to come back out again.

 

[4:06]

Hey! Hey!

Idiot girl! How long are you going to be spaced-out for?

Geez…

Hey!

Hey, idiot girl. Did you sleep with your eyes open?

How skillful.

You’re too loud! The others are studying too.

Well, they’re mostly messing around.

You’re still confused?

You’re the one who said you wanted to participate in this study camp.

 

[4:49]

Not to mention it’s held in an accommodation in the middle of nowhere.

I know you’re a third-year student now, but this is too much!

Do you remember now?

Geez, it’s still day and you’re sleepy?

Huh? What’s wrong? You’re really pale.

What?!

What kind of nightmare is that!

I was killed?!

I was right to come with you.

 

[5:28]

Forget it! You’re just tired from studying.

As you can see, I’m perfectly alright. Okay?

I’m glad you’re feeling better.

But I can understand why you’re overwhelmed.

I’m getting bored of studying from morning.

Not to mention yokais don’t even have any exams!

What? Shut up!

It’s my choice whether I want to go to a study camp or not!

Don’t look at me like that!

That’s right. I came because I was worried. Isn’t it obvious?

Is it wrong to worry about one’s girlfriend?

 

[6:19]

Don’t thank me so sincerely. Now I feel embarrassed.

To be honest, although I’ve been here for a long time, I intend to leave this school with you because you’ll be graduating this year.

So… I don’t want to waste even a day at this school.

We’re going to make many memories together!

Oh yea, I heard that they’re having some festival in this town.

Want to go out at night? It’ll be refreshing for you too, right?

I can deceive the humans using my powers easily!

I’ll make sure the teachers don’t catch you.

It’s decided then!

Let’s get out of here tonight!

 

 

Track 2 – The Luring Light

 

 

What a lonely town.

It has a hot spring street, and yet it’s really quiet.

Oh, apparently the festival is held the Inari Shrine.

Um…

It’s on high ground, so it’s going to be an uphill walk. Do you think you can manage?

What?

Well, that’s fine then.

Tell me if it’s too hard for you.

I was going to hold her hand!

No no no, it’s nothing!

If you can walk, let’s hurry up.

It’s so dark around here! There aren’t any lights.

I can see in the dark, but can you see the path?

That’s not alright at all.

Can’t be helped…

 

[1:02]

I’m sure it’s fine to get my will-o-wisps out, since there’s nobody here.

You don’t need to thank me. I just don’t want you to trip and cause trouble.

You’re happy every time you see a will-o-wisp.

Do you like them that much?

Um… most humans would freak out and run away.

How on earth do they look gentle and beautiful to you?!

What?!

They’re like me!? How?! Stop saying stupid things.

Shut up!

I’m not turning red! Stop smiling!

If you keep this up, I’m going to…

 

[1:51]

Hahaha! Your hair’s all messy. Serves you right!

It’s your fault for messing with Fox-sama!

You can take revenge if you want! If you can, that is.

What’s wrong?

What? Crouch down?

Is this okay?

You…!

Don’t suddenly go for my lips!

She’s getting more assertive, isn’t she.

Seriously… she’s too cute.

Is this the shrine… where the festival is supposed to be held?

 

[2:50]

There are hardly any lanterns or people… it’s more like a funeral.

It’s quite different to what I imagined.

Well, since we’re here, we may as well say our prayers.

Oh, make sure to bow when you go through the gate.

Well, let’s go in…

What?!

Why did I turn back to my yokai form?!

No! I didn’t do it intentionally!

Before someone sees me…

That was close!

Nobody saw me, right?

I can hide my form while I possess you, but…

Sorry for possessing you suddenly.

Yea, I’m fine.

A strong yokai power hit me.

There’s a barrier around this area, just like the one at school.

 

[3:57]

It’s like someone’s put a lid on this area so that the yokai power doesn’t escape.

It’s not strange for a shrine to have a barrier, but… this foul air…

Something’s strange…

A direction board? Perfect. Let me read it.

 

[4:22]

The summary of the festival and the origin of the Seven Mystery.

Seven Mystery?! The Will-o-wisp of Yomeganuma Marsh.

A long time ago, a man from a distinguished family was about to get married.

Unfortunately, he fell into the marsh on a night of a great storm, and did not return.

The man became a will-o-wisp and has haunted that place since then.

He is still looking for his bride here.

The festival is held in order to calm his soul, so that young girls who see the will-o-wisp won’t be dragged into the marsh.

So this is what the festival is all about!

A marsh, though?

Didn’t you say that you were dragged into a marsh in your strange nightmare?

 

[5:09]

Maybe… this man is after you?

The fact that we’ve encountered a Seven Mystery is too strange to be a coincidence.

If it’s really this guy’s fault, I can’t forgive him.

How dare he lay his hands on something that belongs to Fox-sama. I won’t forgive him even if he’s a ghost.

According to this map, the marsh is…

Inside the forest behind the shrine grounds.

Where’s the entrance?

Huh?

That lantern light… is entering the forest. Is someone going into the forest to worship?

Perfect. Let’s go after that person.

Don’t worry about it. Wouldn’t it be worse if we leave the ghost alone and we end up being pursued by it?

I said don’t worry. I’ll protect you no matter what. Let’s go after that person.

 

[6:16]

We’re deep in the forest now.

I wonder how far that person’s going to go.

He finally stopped!

I see.. so this is Yomeganuma Marsh.

Wait!

That person’s acting weirdly.

He caught on fire!
He must’ve been an illusion!

The lantern’s light– the will-o-wisp– is its true form!

It’s coming towards us! Damn it!

Hurry! Run!

 

[7:06]

This is…

Don’t worry.

You are such a kind-hearted lady for worrying about me.

It must be destiny for us to meet here.

Your round eyes are adorable. They are full of starlight.

Ah… I was waiting for the day I would meet you. The woman I love.

Please receive this sweet love which burns me to the core.

 

[7:52]

Haha. Your scared face is also adorable.

Why are you so surprised? You’re the one that followed the will-o-wisp to find me.

Come to me… There’s no need to fear.

I’ll treasure you forever.

Hm?

What’s wrong?

Ow! Why did you slap me?!

I can move my body again!

This is great!

No, it isn’t great!

Did I just say… that you’re the woman I love… and that you’re adorable or whatever?

Such cheesy lines! Did I really say that?!

No, no. That wasn’t me. Someone came into me and took control over my body.

 

[9:00]

Don’t tell me… it’s that guy!!

So he’s the one who laid his hands on you!

Get out of me!

How terrible for him to say that, while my beautiful wife is here before me.

How could I ever part from her?

I shall borrow his body for a while.

I will welcome you one day. You are as adorable as a small rabbit. Haha.

Stop doing as you like!!! And stop saying these cheesy lines using my mouth!

Geez… Why am I the one being possessed?!

 

 

Track 3 – The Shining Fox-sama

 

 

I’m not alright. I can’t focus on studying.

I mean, some weird guy is inside of me! And I don’t know when he’ll show himself next.

If he comes out now, the students are going to think of me weirdly.

I need to hold him down no matter what…

The woman I love… You look beautiful in the bright sunlight.

But I want to see you at night, when the moon illuminates you and you look like a goddess.

Let’s have a sweet dream together tonight.

 

[0:51]

We’re not going to have a sweet dream!

Damn it. He showed himself in the middle of the day!

If you’re going to show yourself, show yourself at night!!!

Hm?

No! That wasn’t me!

Ahhhhhh!

The humans looked at me weirdly.

I’m a fox and got possessed! I feel so pathetic!

 

[1:38]

Are you skipping class, too?

You’re going to get told off.

You don’t need to worry about me. I’m just really pissed off.

Some guy from a distinguished guy or whatever… Why did he have to possess me?!

He even controlled my body while I was still in my human form! Can’t he use any common sense?!

Huh?

Come to think of it… maybe…

 

[2:10]

I’m sure he won’t even think about controlling me if I’m in this form!

I knew it!

The uncomfortableness I felt inside me is gone!

He’s just going to make a fool of himself if he confesses his love while in a fox-form!

In his face!

I’ll stay in this form for a while.

Huh? What is it…

Why are you eyes shining like that…

Don’t hug me!

Don’t pet me!

Damn, I forgot about this.

Now she becomes the trouble when I’m in this form!

 

[2:54]

This idiot girl!!!

How dare you play with me when I’m going through this!

I was too cute? I’m seriously going to curse you to death!

That’s right…

You know how horrible it is to be possessed, right?

Why don’t I share my pain with you, then?

Shut up! I always take revenge.

 

[3:29]

See?

It must’ve been so fun to pet me everywhere.

I hope you’re prepared for this.

Why would I wait for you?

I’ll share some of my pain with you.

Here… How does it feel to be tickled under your chin?

Right? You want me to stop, right?

Your neck’s your weak spot too, isn’t it…

 

[4:06]

You can’t push me away. You’ll have to endure it.

Oh, and… this is service.

You were playing with my ears too, right?

Like this… right?

How does it feel to have your ear traced like this?

Why don’t you describe it to me?

And… where did you touch again?

Here?

I told you the other me is a special service.

So? Is there something you want to say to me?

Promise me that you won’t play around with me when I’m in my fox form.

 

[4:59]

Don’t even think about it! I’m going to stroke you all over with my tail.

You didn’t answer quickly enough. This is a penalty.

It’s your fault for looking down on Fox-sama.

Here… this is the finishing blow…
You’re all red!

Well, I’ll forgive you for today since you apologized.

Anyway. what am I supposed to do now…

 

 

Track 4 – Still, I Didn’t Want to Disappear

 

 

Where am I?

This village is… don’t tell me…!

I knew it! What a horrible illusion…

It’s your fault, isn’t it?!

Oh, I thought you’d lose control of yourself.

This should be your worst memory.
Well, yea. This is the village where I lived with humans.

In other words, this is the place where the humans betrayed and almost killed me.

How dare you show me my worst memory.

You must be very angry.

How about this, then?

 

[0:57]

You?! Why?!

I knew you’d become upset if you see your girl.

It’s an illusion, but the girl who is pointing the knife at you is the one you love.

So? What are you going to do?

Don’t look down on me.

I love her from the bottom of my heart.

Even if she points a knife at me, I’ll hug her.

I see.

There seems to be strong trust between you two.

Of course. Get rid of this stupid illusion. It’s annoying me.

 

[1:41]

I can’t. How about this?

Huh? Hey, idiot girl. Where are you going?

Don’t go there! Don’t go forward! It’s too dangerous! Those people can’t be persuaded!

Stop it! Don’t go! Don’t go! Stop!

Damn it…

How dare he show me that…

 

[2:24]

He did that… so that he could take complete control of my body…

Damn it…

Idiot girl… run… away…

Hm? Did you wake up?

Sorry for bringing you out in your pajamas.

But it’s getting late, and it’s time for our wedding.

 

[3:02]

It took me a while because I didn’t have enough yokai power, but I finally have control over this body.

Welcome to my marsh, my beloved.

Hahaha. You don’t need to run.

Well, there’s nowhere for you to run.

Now, come to me.

I’ll take good care of you. Even more than this fox did.

Do you like this fox that much?

Unfortunately, the love between a human and yokai is never fruitful.

 

[3:49]

I showed you an illusion, right?

I showed you this fox getting stabbed and becoming all bloody.

That wasn’t a lie.

It was an end you guys were going to meet.

There’s no use denying it. You guys don’t have a happy ending.

Nobody will bless you.

You won’t be able to escape. Nobody will rescue you.

 

[4:19]

You’re all scared. Poor you.

Now… give up.

I won’t do anything bad to you if you’ll let the fox go.

My beloved… bride…

Who’s your bride?!

She’s my bride!

What?!

Hey, I came to save you.

Don’t hug me so suddenly!

Sorry it took a while for me to get my body back. You must’ve been so scared.

 

[5:13]

But you did well. I managed to wake up because you didn’t give up.

And now, I know who this creepy guy is.

You shouldn’t have let your tongue slip. There’s no way a human would have yokai power.

This foul yokai air I sense… there used to be a snake bastard that gave me the vibes like you do.

That’s why I realized that you’re not the man who fell into the marsh.

You’re a yokai that has been protecting this shrine.

You have some good deduction skills.

Indeed, I’m a servant of the land god. I’m a fox spirit that protects this shrine.

A fox spirit?! You’re a fox like me? Why did you go after her when you’re only supposed to be protecting this shrine?

I only wanted to warn you so that you guys won’t become unhappy.

I wanted to tell you that humans and yokais aren’t supposed to live together.

 

[6:27]

Stop messing with me. It’s none of your business.

You’re a fox spirit. Why have you become so bitter? What happened at this shrine?

If you want to go, why don’t you go and see with your own eyes?

 

A weakened land god can only use his powers is at Oumagatoki or Ushimitsudoki.

The bell will ring soon to signify that Ushimitsudoki has started.

Huh? What are you saying?

 

[7:02]

The sound of a bell ringing…

What?! What’s happening?!

A storm? It’s not just a normal typhoon!

Are you okay? Come here. Hold onto me.

Cling onto me so that you don’t get blown away.

This is within the shrine grounds, right? What’s happening?

Hey… the town…
The river overflowed?! The town is getting swallowed by the current.

What’s happening? Is this an illusion? Or is there an actual storm?

 

[8:26]

What happened to the storm?

I don’t know… The rain and wind felt too real to be an illusion.

And it looks like we’re still at the same shrine, but the air feels different.

 

A human’s coming! Hide!

He’s carrying furniture? Is he moving somewhere?

I thought the only human who would live in a shrine would be the chief priest…

Hm? What is it?

Is that the fox spirit inside the shrine?!

Why is it looking at the humans like that?

 

[9:22]

Why is it seeing the humans off as like its going to cry?

What I showed you wasn’t an illusion.

I borrowed the power of the land god to transport you to the past.

This town was attacked by a violent storm 150 years ago.

The consequences were disastrous, and people eventually left the town and worshippers no longer came to the shrine.

The chief priest was no longer able to protect the shrine, and this place became forgotten.

Yokais will disappear if humans don’t think about them.

 

[10:06]

That’s why I haunted the place in order to create a folktale.

But… something unfortunate happened.

The folktale became twisted into a ghost story among the people because their hearts were dark.

They talked about the man from a distinguished family who fell into the marsh.

The tragic story spread in no time.

They even started to hold festivals about it.

Everyone would say that this shrine is cursed.

Isn’t it hilarious? I helped them so much, but they started referring to us as a Seven Mystery and became to fear us.

Their strong fear continues to corrode me.

One day, I will become a monster that drags people into the marsh, just like they say.

 

[11:10]

Even if I don’t want to.

But I still didn’t want to disappear… even as a ghost story.

I chose not to disappear, and I can’t go back on that choice anymore.

Stray fox… you might fall into the darkness one day, too.

You should leave before you become unhappy.

Especially if you love that human.

The Seven Mystery… That’s the path you chose? Was there no other way?

Damn it…

 

 

Track 5 – In Her Breathtaking Wedding Kimono

 

 

You’re skipping class with me again?

You’re here to study, you know.

Well… I guess so.

It’s difficult to focus on anything else, after what that fox spirit showed us.

There was some information in the book at the accommodation.

There was definitely a huge storm 150 years ago.

The popular declined because of it.

The chief priest of that shrine, which enshrined the land god, also went away 50 years ago.

It’s not surprising. He wouldn’t have been able to earn any money if there were not worshippers.

And that fox was left behind, all alone.

 

[0:58]

I’m not one to criticize that fox. I understand it’s desperation of not wanting to disappear.

And I also know how painful betrayal can be.

But… does it really want to continue living like this?

Right? I thought you’d say so.

Should we go there again tonight? Let’s prevent that shrine from being demolished.

I won’t let him say that humans and yokais can’t coexist.

 

[1:48]

Hey! Cheesy guy! You’re here, right?

I’ve come here for you.

You said I can go to the past if I come here during Ushimitsudoki, right?

Take us to the past.

Back to the time before this shrine was abandoned.

We’ll prove to you that there’s another way for you to survive.

It’s impossible.

There’s no way you can.

There’s nothing humans and yokais can accomplish together.

When that festival– the Rainy Season Festival– disappeared, that chief priest also disappeared.

If only the festival had continued, the shrine should’ve continued to exist too.

But…stray fox… it’s impossible for you.

Don’t decide all by yourself!

So we just need to make sure the festival is held?

 

[2:50]

That’s easy!

You will hold the festival? Hahaha.

You’ll just be putting salt to your wound. Go ahead.

Girl, bring that charm with you. You’ll see something fun.

You’ll see the wide gap… between humans and yokais.

 

[3:38]

Geez. He just had to send us off with those creepy words.

I think he had a rotten character from the start.

That’s right. We don’t have time to chat.

We need to get things done while we’re here in the past.

Let’s go to the chief priest first, and ask him to participate in the festival.

This shrine already had a barrier! It’s better than in the present, but this place is filled up with yokai power!

I wonder if I can transform into a human.

 

[4:15]

Great! I guess it’ll be fine as long as I concentrate!

It’ll be bad if I lose focus though. Let’s get this over and done with.

The Rainy Season Festival, was it?

Why did this happen?

In the Rainy Season Festival, a couple who will marry that year makes their vows in front of everyone.

What the heck is this?! He never said it was a wedding!

The priest chief is happily getting ready, while I’ve been put in this kimono!

Oh no… I’m feeling dizzy…

No! I need to pull myself together. Otherwise, I’m going to turn back into my yokai form.

 

[5:06]

I may as well do my very best!

She’s going to be in her wedding kimono soon.

A wedding kimono?

Oh no… I mean, this is just acting… but it’s still a wedding ceremony!

I better not accidentally turn back to my original form when I see her in the wedding kimono!

 

[5:47]

The wedding kimono… er… um… looks… looks good on you.

Idiot, you don’t need to compliment me.

There’re so many people!

Right. You’re right.

We won’t fulfill our purpose here unless we complete this ceremony!

Um… You… look beautiful.

Why are you so surprised?

You don’t look bad… in a wedding kimono.

Um… this is going to be a fake wedding, but one day…

One day… let’s really get…

 

[6:48]

What’s going on?

The charm? Why is there yokai power coming out from it?

Woah!

My body… turned back to my yokai form! It’s because I’ve been hit by the yokai power.

No! This is…!

Damn it…

They’re freaked out.

Fox-spirit… why?! Why did you give her the charm filled with yokai power?

Why did you intentionally do something that would ruin everything?

Don’t you want to protect this shrine?

A stone?

 

[7:37]

Stop it! Stop throwing!

Don’t be scared!

At this rate… This is going to be the same as…

Are you okay?

You’re bleeding…

You guys… How dare you!

Let me go!

I won’t forgive any of them!

How can I stay still?! They hurt you!

Damn it! We’re escaping!

 

 

Track 6 – That’s Happiness, Isn’t It?

 

 

There are still so many people outside.

Go deeper to hide.

Are you okay? I’m sorry for making you go through this.

I’m too big to hide.

Yea, that’s right. You’re not alone. I’m right here with you because I’ve possessed you.

I’m so close to you, and yet I can’t do anything for you. I’m so pathetic.

The yokai power in the charm… That fox-spirt deceived us.

He tricked us in order to show us the “gap” between humans and yokais.

There’s only one thing scared humans will do.

They’ll kill us.

When that happens…

 

[1:11]

They found us. Run!

The marsh… It’s a dead end.

There’s nowhere to escape.

There’s no other way now…

I won’t let them hurt you.

I’ll rip them apart!

If I don’t resist, they’re going to kill you!

 

[1:46]

Why?! We don’t know what they’ll do to you if they catch you.

Getting killed is bad enough. They might do even worse things to you.

I don’t mind. I don’t mind being covered in blood as long as I can protect you.

Hug me… even though I’m covered in blood.

Huh? Hey! What’s wrong?

Why?

 

[2:19]

Huh? Hey, idiot girl. Where are you going?

Don’t go there! Don’t go forward! It’s too dangerous! Those people can’t be persuaded!

Stop it! Don’t go! Don’t go! Stop!

No… at this rate…

What he showed me is going to be true!

Is this all my fault? Because… I was near her?

There is a wide gap between humans and yokais. Being together will only bring unhappiness.

 

[3:02]

Only… bring… unhappiness.

No thanks you!

Don’t act on your own.

I can’t let you go alone.

I know! I can’t go out either. That’ll just be repeating the past.

So…

We’ll go out together.

If either of us go ahead, something bad is going to happen.

It’s not about protecting or being protected.

We need to live together. One step at a time, by supporting each other.

That’s… what a married couple does.

 

[3:55]

Don’t go anywhere. Stay by my side.

You’re my bride.

Yea, I won’t ever let this hand go.

Humans! Please listen to me.

I’m a fox yokai, as you say.

And… this person next to me… is a human.

I’m sorry for deceiving you, but I really wanted to make the ceremony succeed.

I wasn’t lying when I made that vow.

She’s really… important to me.

 

[4:43]

It’s true! I would never be able to lie about this feeling!

I never thought I’d fall in love with a human.

But I fell in love with her! I want her to always smile, and I want to be by her side.

I met someone that made me feel like that.

She told me that these will-o-wips look gentle and beautiful, and that they are like me.

I changed because of her. I’m not my past self anymore.

She loves me, and her love fills me up.

 

[5:31]

Even if my body and heart become battered, I can stand up again.

I can overcome my unquenchable anger and my tragic past.

No matter how wide the gap is between humans and yokais, this part of me must be the same for you.

To love someone is happiness, right?

Then… just for today… please bless us.

Tonight… is a festival.

Please smile.

It’s our happy day right? My bride.

Yea, I swear.

I love you.

 

[6:31]

I’ll make you happy no matter what.

We’re back…?

What happened to the shrine?!

A flute?

Could this music be…

Yea, let’s go to the shrine grounds!

Shh. Hide yourself. We don’t know what’s actually happening yet.

 

[7:28]

I sense people. And a lot of them too.

Hm? A festival?

And a lively one, too!

Does this mean that the Rainy Season Festival is being held?

This shrine… didn’t get abandoned?!

That means our determination reached them!

We convinced them that yokais and humans can love each other so much!

To be honest, I was conflicted until then.

 

[8:08]

I thought I couldn’t trust humans, but…

When I thought about how much I want to live with you, all of that went away.
I believed that they’ll understand. That our feelings would reach them.

And then… all my conflicted feelings disappeared.

Come to think of it, maybe that fox spirit wasn’t trying to deceive us. Maybe it was betting on us.

Maybe it really through we could change the past and save the shrine.

 

[8:50]

Hm? The fox spirit is over there.

Look at the shrine. Next to the couple who’s going to get married.

The other humans don’t seem to see it though.

It look so happy.

Geez, it probably doesn’t remember us because we changed the past, but it better be grateful!

Seriously. It better thank us.

I don’t want to see foxes living alone anymore.

 

[9:23]

It’s nothing.

Let’s join the festival!

I’m not going back until I eat a candied apple!

Yea, we also need to celebrate that couple!

And pray that they’ll support each other and become happy.

 

 

Track 7 – The Will-o-wisp of Yomeganuma Marsh

 

 

Hey… Did you see it?

The moment one of the Seven Mysteries… the Will-o-wisp of Yomeganuma Marsh… was rewritten?

At the end, we didn’t have much time to buy souvenirs.

Well, I suppose the camp was for studying.

The other guys at school are definitely going to complain.

Hm? This slope…

If we go all the way up, we’ll see the shrine.

It seems to be really lively, even though the festival is over.

 

[0:48]

I see a lot of worshippers too. That cheesy guy must be busy.

The will-o-wisp of yomeganuma marsh.

A long time ago, Fox-sama and a human fell in love.

They gathered the people of the town and held a huge wedding ceremony.

The Fox-sama thanked the humans, who happily celebrated with them, and he decorated the shrine with beautiful will-o-wisps.

Apparently, the shrine with this tradition continues to attract people from all over Japan because it blesses couples.

Geez! When on earth did they happily celebrate with us?!

Humans really like to rewrite the truth!

 

[1:41]

Well, I guess we’ll let them have their way.

I made a heartfelt confession. I’m sure everyone was moved.

It was surprising that my feelings reached humans.

Maybe the wall between us isn’t a big deal after all.

It’s time for us to go back. Let’s go.

Hm?

What are you doing, idiot girl?

Walk beside me. Come on. Let’s hold hands.

 

[2:28]

Shut up! I’m not red.

I’m just not used to holding hands like a couple.* (恋人つなぎ (Koibitotsunagi: A “couple’s way of holding hands” where the fingers are intertwined.)

Let’s continue to take each step of the way together.

My precious… beloved bride.

It’s a promise.

 

 

Track 8 – Free Talk

 

 

Hello everyone, I’m Takahiro Sakurai, acting as Zakuro.

Thanks for listening till the end.

Make sure you listen to the free talk after you listen to the main story.

We just finished recording, and it’s time for my comments.

The story developed to a massive scale.

Humans are scary. Humans are really scary.

But humans get scared too.

I mean, if you see a yokai, you’d be scared, right?

 

[0:42]

Japanese people feel at ease when they see a stranger on the streets late at night, but they say

Western people get scared if they see another stranger at night.

When I heard this, I realized we’re in a very peaceful society.

There were times of miscommunication and misunderstanding, and times where relationships were built because they understood each other.

It made me think about how important the heart is, and how important it is to be kind.

Especially in this stressful society. I felt that’s also what the story was trying to tell us.

The subtitle for this series is “Hatenkou” (unprecedented).

But I want to live peacefully so… I don’t want to do anything “Hatenkou.”

I mean, I’m being asked if I wasn’t to do something “Hatenkou”, something nobody has ever accomplished.

 

[1:42]

I wonder… I can’t really think of anything.

Eat a lot? No, that’s not like me.

Hmm… I wonder…

Not show up to my work place?

That’s not unprecedented, right? Hahaha.

That’s right… I’ve been living plainly since my teenage years…

Well, I know I work in the entertainment industry, but…

I want to live peacefully, so please let’s get along.

Where would you like to go for vacation?

And do you recommend any destinations?

If you’re thinking of the Kanto area, I think Hakone is nice.

 

[2:28]

It’s a typical holiday destination, but it’s spacious.

Hakone is big, so there are many specific accommodations and hot springs that one can recommend.

Um… we used to travel as celebration after recording for animations.

We don’t go as often now, but I really like it.

There were shrines and lakes… and you can also go on boats.

I think that’s about it.

I think these typical holiday destinations are the best, because you need more knowledge of the local area in order to enjoy destinations that aren’t as famous.

 

[3:27]

Obscure destinations are more about enjoying it’s unique atmosphere.

But typical holiday destinations can be enjoyed by just being there.

I think these places are what I like best. Why not go to Hakone next time you’re in the Kanto region?

So that’s an invitation to travel to a close destination. haha.

Finally, this time, we have taken a new “Hatenkou” approach.

I’ve never been a yokai. I mean, this is just a simulated experience, but…

Patience and perseverance are required in acting.

I feel like I learned how much I need to be proactive in sensing the atmosphere.

 

[4:35]

But sometime I feel like, “Why do I need to do this role?”

But this society doesn’t offer much kindness.

That’s what I felt… I’m starting to sound like a lecturer!

I hope you can sense that through the CD and work hard in this stress society!

Thank you for listening. That was Takahiro Sakurai acting as Zakuro!

 

[5:11]

Hey, idiot girl.

You’ve got a stupid look on your face after finishing the CD.

What’s with that attitude?

Fox-sama has possessed you. You should be more happy.

It’s my first time talking to your directly.

I’ve always been with you, but you didn’t notice, right?

Well, you can’t see yokais when they’re possessing you, so I guess it can’t be helped.

Don’t forget that I’m always by your side.

Call for me when you’re upset.

I promised to protect you by being with you.

No matter what happens, I’ll be here to support you.

I might sound arrogant, but I’m thankful to you.

 

[6:13]

Fox-sama only does this for you because you’re special.

I’ll continue to possess you, so don’t forget me.

My cute bride.