Senbonzakura

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黒うさP - 千本桜.jpg
Illustration by 一斗まる/Movie by 三重の人
Title
千本桜
Romaji: Senbonzakura
Official English: Thousand Cherry Blossoms
English: Thousand Cherry Tree
Uploaded on September 17, 2011
11,539,000+ Niconico views and 3,242,000+ YouTube views
Singer
Hatsune Miku
Producer(s)
Kurousa-P (music, lyrics)
Hajime (guitar)
Itto Maru (illust)
Mienohito (video)
Link(s)
Nicovideo  Youtube 

Background

This song seems to be about the westernization of Japan, which happened during the Meiji Restoration. Despite having an upbeat, oriental track, the song contains rather dark themes, mentioning guillotines and ICBMs. In addition, the lyrics state things such as "Songs of lament go unheard" (嘆ク唄モ聞コエナイヨ) and "This is a banquet inside a steel jail cell" (此処は宴 鋼の檻).

To celebrate the song's anniversary, it was re-released along with 8 different arranges in the album 1st ANNIVERSARY! ALL THAT "Senbonzakura" on September 12, 2012.

"Senbonzakura" was released as a single under the label KarenT. This song is also featured in the albums 5th ANNIVERSARY BEST, EXIT TUNES PRESENTS Vocalodream feat. 初音ミク, HATSUNE ROCK feat.初音ミク, Kurousa Works feat.初音ミク -黒うさP作品集-, V love 25~Brave Heart~, ボーカロイド超ベスト-impacts-, ボカロ超ミックス feat. 初音ミク, Hatsune Miku 5th Anniversary Best ~impacts~, 初音ミク-Project DIVA-F Complete Collection, 創造Endless, , VOCA NICO☆PARTY, and Yoen Waso Emaki. Multiple covers and remixes have been included in additional albums.

This song has entered the Hall of Legend and is notable for having stayed in the VOCALOID ranking consistently for a long time.

Lyrics

Other Wiki The data or lyrics this article, the copyright belongs to the original copyright owner, quoted for the purpose of introduction only.

大胆不敵にハイカラ革命
Intrepidly raising a plush revolution
磊々落々らいらいらくらく反戦国家
Free and easy, an antiwar country


日の丸印の二輪車転がし
Pedaling a bicycle marked with the Rising Sun
悪霊退散 ICBM
Exorcising evil spirits


環状線を走り抜けて 
Running through ring roads,
東奔西走なんのその
Always busy to be on the move, no big deal
少年少女戦国無双 
Boys and Girls, being incomparably strong in warring states
浮世のまにま
As the way this transient world goes round


千本桜 夜ニ紛レ 
A thousand of cherry trees are under cover of night
君ノ声モ届カナイヨ
Your voice will not be heard
此処は宴 鋼の檻 
This is a feast, a steel cage
その断頭台で見下ろして
Look down from the guillotine


三千世界 常世之闇とこよのやみ 
Darkness of Eternal World, Buddhist Cosmology
嘆ク唄モ聞コエナイヨ
A wailing song cannot even be heard
青藍せいらんの空 遥か彼方 
Far away is the indigo blue sky
その光線銃で打ち抜いて
Shoot out with the raygun


百戦錬磨の見た目は将校
Looks like a battled-hardened army officer
いったりきたりの花魁おいらん道中
Going and coming on the way of Oiran
アイツもコイツも皆で集まれ
This guy, that guy, everyone, close in!
聖者の行進 わんっ つー さん しっ
It's a march of saints, one, two, three, four


禅定門ぜんじょうもんを潜り抜けて 
Passing through the gate of Zen Land of Bliss,
安楽浄土厄払い
ceremonial cleansing from evil influence
きっと終幕さいごは大団円 
Surely the curtain will be drawn with a happy ending
拍手の合間に
Between applause


千本桜 夜ニ紛レ 
A thousand of cherry trees are under cover of night
君ノ声モ届カナイヨ
Your voice will not be heard
此処は宴 鋼の檻 
This is a feast, a steel cage
その断頭台で見下ろして
Look down from the guillotine


三千世界 常世之闇とこよのやみ 
Darkness of Eternal World, Buddhist Cosmology
嘆ク唄モ聞コエナイヨ
A wailing song cannot even be heard
希望の丘 遥か彼方 
Far away is the hill of hope
その閃光弾を打ち上げろ
Set off the flash bang


環状線を走り抜けて 
Running through ring roads
東奔西走なんのその
Always busy to be on the move, no big deal
少年少女戦国無双 
Boys and Girls, being incomparably strong in warring states
浮世のまにま
As the way this transient world goes round


千本桜 夜ニ紛レ 
A thousand of cherry trees are under cover of night
君ノ声モ届カナイヨ
Your voice will not be heard
此処は宴 鋼の檻 
This is a feast, a steel cage
その断頭台を飛び降りて
Jump off the guillotine


千本桜 夜ニ紛レ 
A thousand of cherry trees are under cover of night
君が歌い僕は踊る
You sing and I dance
此処は宴 鋼の檻 
This is a feast, a steel cage
さあ光線銃を撃ちまくれ
Now, shoot up the raygun