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Vocal Translations Guide by ThePatrick

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                           Soul Calibur
                        Vocal Translations

by Patrick Coffman.  v1.0

Introductory mini-FAQ:

-->  Why isn't this document all pretty with neat ASCII art and nice,
     good-looking text formatting?

I didn't intend to make this document so it could win some kind of
presentation award.  In fact, I don't really care about formatting,
just so long as someone can read the darned thing.  If it's really too
ugly to look at then just delete it I guess--you're not going to hurt
my feelings, as Emeril always says.

-->  Why would anyone want a translation for Soul Calibur phrases?

Well, the majority of people who would be reading this document are
in America or Europe.  It's kind of surprising, but most people in
America and Europe (you'd better sit down for this) don't speak Jap-
anese.  That's a problem for people who play video games and watch
Japanese animation of course.  So there are a few purposes for this
document:  a)  in case you own this game and it has the Japanese
vocals (I don't know about the American standard release--I haven't
even seen it yet) and you just hear them making gibberish and are
wondering what they say (hey I know a lot of people who're put off
from the whole Japanese gaming thing because of the speech), or if you
are studying Japanese and hope to improve it by reading how things
translate (good practice BTW).

-->  These are vocal translations.  Why did you also translate 
     Cervantes's and Inferno's endings?

I felt like it.  If translations for all the endings are needed, any-
one can mail me at ryled@yahoo.com.  I can translate anything you toss
my way.

-->  What's missing from this document?

First off, let me just say that I don't think these are all the vocals
for each character.  I believe I've heard a few more.  So far I've
just translated what they had in the character profile menu in the
museum--and not all of that, either.  If there's a vocal missing that
you find in the character profiles section, it's probably just a cry
that has no meaning--e.g. most of Yoshimitsu's, all of Voldo's, and
all of Lizard Man's.  If you've heard vocals outside of the character
profile screen, send me a way to get the vocal and I'll see what I can
do.  The last thing that's really missing are some of the Chinese
characters for some of the names--Li Xianghua's, Seung Mi Na's, and
Sung Myung Hwang's.  Thats' because I haven't seen them written out,
and the Japanese Namco Wonder Page is kind of hard to navigate about.
I think they've taken the arcade Soul Calibur page completely down and
replaced it with the Dreamcast one, in which I can't find the names
writte in Chinese characters.  That page is kind of a nightmare too,
but some of the secret sections have some neat pictures and stories,
and there's even a text game for Taki.

-->  That's very good and all, but when do each of these vocals come
     out?  I'm not sure I can identify all of them.

I really don't know.  Most of them are repeated all over the place
(e.g. Mitsurugi says 'Namusan!' during some of his throws and at least
one of his victory poses).

Lastly, a few words on the format.  It should be pretty self-explan-
atory.  First I've given a quasi-Hepburn-style romanization for the
phrase.  Then, I give what I think is the best translation.  Then,
if applicable, I give notes on each phrase, such as other trans-
lations or historical notes.  Japanese can optionally have certain
parts of the sentences removed such as the subject and it has little
subject-verb agreement (only in certain cases such as the honorific).
Unfortunately, that sometimes makes it hard to tell what they mean,
especially if there's no context to put it in.


--Mitsurugi Heishiroh
--Cervantes + Cervantes's ending
--Sung Kyung Hwang
--Seung Mi Na
--Li Xianghua
--Edge Master
--Inferno (ending only)

Oh yes please distrubute freely and give me credit!

YOSHIMITSU  (YOSHI - Good fortune; joy.  MITSU - Light.)

Shikisokuzeku (2 versions) -- "All is vanity"
      This is a Buddhist concept and is almost untranslatable.  I'd
      suppose Yoshimitsu is using this as kind of a mantra or war cry
      and shouldn't be translated into 'your life is vain' or some-
      thing silly like that.  He says this in Tekken 3 as his left
      punch win pose, too.
Namu namu namu namu... -- (untranslatable) Approximately 'praise god'
      This is often translated as 'Hail so-and-so' where you stick
      in the name of your Buddha or Bodhisatva (I mispell that word
      quite a bit I'm sorry if I've done so), most often the Buddha
      Amidhava.  I was making a lot of jokes about that when Episode
      One came out and I think that was the height of my unbearability
      as a friend.  Anyway, Yoshimitsu is really using it as a mantra
      and it is untranslatable.  'Namu Amida Butsu' is a 'Pure Land'
      Buddhist phrase, but samurai were generally Zen Buddhists and
      in Yoshimitsu's time may have even been Shintoh worshippers.

MITSURUGI HEISHIROH  (MI - Emperor; Divine.  TSURUGI - Sword.
-------------------   HEI - Flat; Calm.  SHI - Four.  ROH - Man; Son)

Souru Ejji wa dare ni mo watasan! -- "The Soul Edge won't be given to
       This isn't the passive, but I really can't think of a better
       way to say it.
Jigoku e iku no wa omae ga saki da! -- "_You're_ the one going to Hell
       He's saying literally 'the one going to hell will soon be you',
       but that translation is actually more awkward in my opinion.
Mitsurugi da!  Oboeteoke! -- "I'm Mitsurugi!  Remember my name!"
Mijukumono ga!  Warawaseru na! -- "You novice!  Don't make me laugh!"
Hissatsu! -- "Special attack!"
       In Japanese comics and film, fighters often call out their
       special moves.  The literal meaning is 'sure-killing'.  He's
       left out the 'waza' that usually appears (i.e. 'hissatsu waza')
       along with the move name.  It just means 'special move',
       though.  Translating it as 'sure-killing technique' is like
       having a robot translate it for you.  No one would say 'special
       attack' in English either, but 'sure-killing!' would sound
       pretty lame in this instance.
KwaAAATSU! -- (untranslatable)
       This is a strange occurance I find often in video games, where
       they do a war cry or a 'kiai' as karate people often call it.
       All 'katsu' means is 'shout'.  I put it in here just to caution
       those who saw the kanji (Chinese character) and thought it had
       to have meaning therefore.
Moratta! -- "Gotcha!"
Ikuze! -- "Take this!"
       This has been translated so many ways by so many people, I feel
       as though I'm entering an age-old debate.  "Here I go," "I'm
       going," "Go!"--I've heard them all.  Could you imagine someone
       saying "Here I go!" in English during a duel?  It would be very
       awkward.  It only really makes sense at the beginning of a
       fight anyway, translated that way.  For instance, Ryu in Marvel
       vs. Capcom says this, I believe, at the beginning of the fight.
       In that instance only does it make sense to translate this that
       particular way.
Namusan! -- "Lord have mercy!" (very approximate)
       This is another religious term, and it's very old.  Almost no
       Japanese people I've spoken to know of this term.  It's often
       translated as 'have mercy on me!'  However, I think that in
       this instance it's hard to tell if he's saying, 'Forgive me for
       sinning (by doing this to you)' or if he means 'Have mercy on
       your soul.'


Kono itami, kisama mo ajiwae! -- "Feel my pain!"
       A more literal translation is 'you too, taste this pain!"  But
       that obviously isn't that good.
Ware to tomo ni jigoku e koi! -- "Come to Hell with me!"
Dare ni mo tomeraren wa! -- "I won't be stopped by anyone!"
Soko da! -- "Take that!"
       Lit. 'there it is!'
Kakugo shiro! -- "Prepare yourself!"
Kurae! -- "Eat this!"
       Could also be translated as 'Take this!'
Saseru ka! -- "Think I'd let you do that?"
       This is said when he reverses the opponent's attack.

Kare ga ushinatte hisashii mono     |That which he lacked for so long
Katte kare o sihai shiteita mono    |That which had controlled him

Tsukaite wa ushinatta maken ni te ga|His arm reached out for the magic
     nobiru                               sword his swordhand had lost
Futatabi hitotsu ni naru toki ga    |The time for them to become one
     kita no da                           again had come

Imada kien fu no honoh o kakiwake   |Pushing its way through the dark,
                                          inextinguished flame,
Hitori no otoku ga sugata o arawasu |A lone man's form emerged

Onore no ichibu o torimodoshita kare|He, who had taken back part of
     wa subete o                          himself remembered all,
Omoidashi, togireta kusari wa       |And the severed chains were re-
      tsunagatta                          fastened.

Kare no fune ha futatabi umi o      |His boat once again painted the
     kyohfu ni someru                     seas in terror
Rekkyoh no gunkansura shinen e to   |Even the great world powers' war-
     kieshisaru                           ships were sunk to the
                                          bottom of the sea.

"Ikari o ageyo, ho o hare!  Waga na |"Raise the anchor, set the sails!
     wa                                   My name is
Serubantesu De Reon!"               |Cervantes De Leon!"

TAKI  (Ambiguous:  Waterfall, boiling or cooking, burning, complex.)
----  (My bet is on waterfall)

Kakugo wa ii ka? -- "Are you ready?"
Jaken ni madowasaremono, kakugo! -- "You who are decieved by the evil
                                          sword, prepare yourself!"
Mada yaru ka? -- "You're still at it?"
      'Yaru' is a very difficult verb because it can mean so many
      things.  This is a very ambiguous statement she's made.
Fufu korinai yatsu -- "Heh-heh, you just don't learn."
Ufufufu - ii no kai? -- "Heh-heh-heh, may I?"
      I don't know when she says this so I don't really understand it.
      She could be sayhing something more like "Do you mind if I...?"
      It's kind of a vague point because I don't know what she's doing
      when she says that.
Fuuma kanryoh! -- "Sealing magic complete!"
      'Ma' means spirit or devil, but it can also be magic.  That's
      because of the compound 'mahoh' (the demon's way), which means
      magic.  She's always going on about sealing demons, so it would
      also be correct to say something like 'Finished sealing the
      demon' or something.
Kietekureru? -- "Would you please go away?"
      When she's talking to an evil spirit she could also be saying
      something like 'Would you please vanish (i.e. be banished)?"
Jaki yo!  Chireei! -- "Evil spirits, disperse!"
      'Jaki' is actually an injust air or aura, usually translated as
      'miasma' or 'malice'.
Kiena! -- "Vanish! / Begone!"


Ore ni kakawatta no ga un no tsukisa! -- "Your luck ran out when you
      met up with me!"
      This is literally 'getting involved with me was the exhaustion
      of your luck!"  I think it would be appropriate, if this were
      to appear in a passage, to simply say "Your luck's run out!"
Jama suru yatsu wa yohsha shinee! -- "I won't forgive anyone who gets
      in my way!"
Tatenai ka?  -- "What, you can't get up?"
Shinitakunee nara koko made da! -- "If you don't want to die, give up
      Literally:  "It's up to here, if you don't want to die."  In
      other words, 'better get out now while you still can' kind of
Tanoshikatta ze! -- "It's been fun!"
Madamada da! -- "It's not over yet!"
      He's just saying 'not yet' literally.  He's saying something
      like 'I'm still rarin' to go' or 'c'mon don't give up yet!'
Uketemiro! -- "Take this!"
Kore de kimari da! -- "This is it!"
      He's literally saying 'this decides it!'  However that trans-
      lation doesn't work too well.


Jigoku e ochiro! -- "Go to Hell!"
Kieusero -- "Get out of here! / Get outta my sight!"
Tamashii...ore no mono! -- "Your soul is _mine_!"
      It's kind of like baby talk almost.  "_MY_ soul!" kind of thing.
Shinda ka? -- "You dead?"
Mushikerame! -- "You worm!"
      You could even put an expletive in there.  'Me' is pretty harsh.
Shinei! -- "DIE!"
Mogake! -- "Suffer!"
      He's really saying something like 'struggle!' or 'writhe!' but
      that's no good unless you say something like 'I want to see you
      writhe in agony' or something longer like that; 'writhe!' by
      itself just won't work.
Wameke! -- "Scream!"
      Obviously, scream in terror kind of thing.  Kind of like the
      'Mogake!' quote.

SUNG KYUNG HWANG  (HWANG - Yellow, the others I haven't seen yet)

Inochi o muda ni suru na! -- "Don't waste your life!"
Kisama no koto wa oboeteokoh! -- "I'll remember you!"
Jidai no yami wa ore ga kiru --"I'll slash away the darkness of today"
      The verb he uses 'kiru' is a kanji that differentiates the 'to
      cut' words.  This particular one means to cut, but specifically
      to kill.  That is why it is so often used as the word 'to kill'
      but it would be an even more awkward statement to say you'd kill
      this age's darkness.
Kuni e kaere! -- "Go home!"
      'Kuni' literally means country but is used here as homeland.
      That applied back then not only to countries but to different
      regions or towns.  On a side note, if a Japanese person told
      another to go to their country back in the era before 1868, they
      meant to go to their home province (not their country).  There
      was a nationwide isolationism.
Ukatsu da na! -- "How careless!"
Kore wa doh da! -- "How's this?? / Try this one on for size!"
Moratta zo! -- "Gotcha!"
Saigo da! -- "It's over! / This is it!"
      Lit. 'this is the last!'
Sore! -- "Take that!"
      Words like this have very little meaning and I tend to leave
      them out, but here I had it written down for some reason.


Kiboh wa aru no ka? -- "Can there be any hope for me?"
      He doesn't say the 'for me'; I just read it in.  He doesn't
      seem to be saying 'is there any hope for you' or anything like
Ore wa kokoro o torimodosu! -- "I'll take back my soul!"
      The word 'kokoro' is so often mistranslated as 'heart.'  I don't
      know where the practice began.  It's closer to mind or spirit,
      but the meaning is very complex.  It means spirit as in 'the
      spirit of the law' or something like that.  He's saying 'I'll
      take back my essence/that which is me!"
Yatteyaru sa! -- "I'll show you!"
      Here again is the ambiguity of 'yaru.'  He's literally saying:
      'doing, (to do), you know!' Kind of tricky, but I think the
      second yaru is kind of like the 'to give/do as a favor' yaru.
      He could be saying a _lot_ of different things and I'm not quite
      clear on the context myself.
Doh shitara iin da...! -- "Whatever you try, I'll beat you!"
      He's just saying 'whatever you do is OK by me' but he means
      something like 'do your worst!'
Kore de doh da! -- "How's this!"
Moratta! -- "Gotcha!"
Kuraeei! -- "Eat this! / Take this!"
Koko made da! -- "It's over! / That's _it_!"
Motto da! -- "Try harder!"
      Lit. 'more!', but it's a little strange just by itself like

SEUNG MI NA  (MI - Beauty.  NA - what, how [used for its sound])
-----------  (I haven't seen Seung yet)

Saa!  Shohbu yo! -- "Well, let's fight!"
Kodomoatsukai sasenai wa! -- "I won't let you treat me like a kid!"
Otohsama, watashi wa makenai! -- "I won't lose, father!"
Haa, sukkiri shita wa! -- "Ahh, that hit the spot! / How refreshing!"
Omoishitta? -- "You figured it out yet?"
      I threw in the yet.  You don't like it then take it out.  I'm
      sure you have a text editor.  You could also translate this as
      kind of a 'you got it?' like you'd say after giving someone a
Yokete goran! -- "Try and get outta this one!"
      Literally the verb for 'deflect'.  It could also be translated
      as 'let's see you block/get out of this!'
Koitsuu-! -- "Bastard! / Jerk!"
      There's another meaning to 'koitsu', which is 'this thing.'
      You could, therefore, say she's saying 'take this one!' or
      something like that.  Whenever I've heard people say that in
      that tone of voice it was kind of like a 'what am I going to
      do with him?' (directed at the sky or something).
Moratta wa! -- "Gotcha!"
Kimare! -- "It's over!"
      'Be decided!' sounds pretty strange, but that's the literal
      translation.  This is why literal translations are so terrible.
Konoo-! -- "Take this!"
      This could actually again be another 'jerk!'  That's how a lot
      of Japanese animation and comics characters mean this.


Banguu, mitete kure! -- "Bongoo, watch me!"
      Strange translation, but I guess it's because he's supposed to
      be teaching and raising Bongoo.  Mitekure can also mean something
      like the looks of something, e.g. 'mitekure warusoh na' is
      something like 'you shouldn't be seen like that' or 'it looks
      pretty awful' or something like that.  Here, tho', I don't think
      that meaning can be implied any way.
Muda da!  Akiramero! -- "It's useless!  Give up!"
Jama o suru na! -- "Don't get in my way!"
Usero! -- "Get out of here!"
      This is another 'vanish!' comment.  There are quite a few.
      Still, I think that 'begone!' sounds too haughty for Rock.
      Another translation may be 'die!', but that's probably too


Moh hikikaesenain da yo! -- "I can't go back anymore!"
      A nice poetic translation is 'I can no longer retrace my
Chi yo...yami yo...ware no moto ni! -- "Blood!  Darkness!  Be my
Ore wa...kokoro o torimodosu! -- "I'll take my soul back!"
      see Siegfried for kokoro rant
Ken yo...chikara o ware ni! -- "Sword, grant me strength!"
Tamashii yo...tsudoe! -- "Focus, spirit!"
      Lit. 'souls, converge!'  Again a very strange translation.  Even
      'focus, spirit!' is a bad translation but he's not saying any-
      thing truly profound.  It's not like Kenzaburoh Ooe wrote this.
Mada tarin to iu no ka? -- "Still not enough...?"
      This could also be 'are you still so stupid?' or 'haven't you
      had enough yet?' or 'am I still not enough?'  So I left it very
      amiguous.  I'm not even fully sure of what he's saying, but I
      don't think it's the 'stupid' one.  I only know he says this
      when he's fighting his 'mid-boss'.
Uowaria! -- "It's over!" (heavily slurred)
Kuraeei! -- "Eat this! / Take this!"
Koko made da! -- "It's over! / This is it!"
Motto da! -- "Try harder!"
      see Siegfried


Subete o kirisaiteyaru! -- "I'll tear you to pieces!"
      Jack the Ripper is referred to as 'Kirisaki Jack'.  'Subete'
      actually means 'everything', but I think she's referring to
      slashing the person all over, not slashing up everything in
      the room.  So 'I'll slash everything!' is a little strange.
Motto shite mo ii no yo... -- "You can fight harder, you know...."
      Another translation:  'It's alright to come at me more' or some-
      thing like that.
Ken yo!  Unare! -- "Sword!  Cry out!"
      You could say like 'snarl' or 'growl' instead.
Kono kenkoso watashi no takara -- "This _sword_ is my treasure!"
      She's saying 'it's this _sword_ specifically I value so much!'
Moh oshimai yo! -- "This is it! / It's all over!"
Madamada! -- "It's not over yet!"
      see Maxi.
Shibutoi yatsu ne! -- "What nerve!"
      Literally, this is 'you're a pushy fellow aren't you?' but it's
      a bit idiomatic, and 'what nerve you've got!' is kind of an old,
      set translation.
Abarenja nai yo! -- "Don't you dare struggle! / Stop struggling!"
      Literally, abareru means all sorts of things, all of them re-
      lated to hot temper or acting up.  Fretting, struggling, bucking
      (as in a horse), and ravaging and raging are a few examples.
      However, she's definitely not saying 'I'm not raging / I'm not
      crazy!' as one might expect -- the 'ja nai yo' is a negative
      command--e.g. 'Namenja nai yo!' -- "Don't underestimate me /
      better not mess with me!" (lit. don't lick!)
Odorei! -- "Dance!"

LI XIANGHUA (LI - Plum.  A common Chinese name given to Chinese im-
-----------  migrants by the Japanese.  I haven't seen Xianghua yet)

Yaru shika nai wa ne -- "Guess I have no choice"
      No choice but to beat you up I'd assume.
Tekagen nashi tte itta desho! --"I told you I wouldn't pull my punches!
      The sentence literally says 'I told you I make no allowances!'
      Either one works, but the 'allowances' one is a little more
Zatto konna mon ne! -- "Well, you get what I mean now, right?"
      A totally literal translator would say, 'Roughly speaking, it's
      that!'  If anyone finishes translating something and that's what
      it looks like, that means you have to think what that might be
      saying.  Believe me, it can be agonizing.  I still don't like
      my translation, actually....
Gochisohsama! -- "Thanks for everything!"
Seigi wa katsu! ...nanchatte -- "Justice triumphs! - or...something..."
      I hate this puffy, airheaded Japanese animation stock character.
Ehhen! ...doh? -- "Tee-hee!  How was it?"
      See what I mean?  They get annoying fast.
Kore de, oshimai! -- "It's all over / this is it! / here it comes!"
Itadaki! -- "Gotcha!"
Omake yo! -- "You've lost!"
Todome! -- "It's all over! / this is it!"


Anata o sukuitai -- "I want to help you"
Mada, taoreruwake ni wa ikanai -- "You still have to fall"
      Meaning 'In order to complete my mission, you still must fall'
      That 'still' is just kind of floating around there, and why she
      says it is not very clear.
Kiboh wa sutenai -- "I won't abandon hope"
Watashi, katta no ne! -- "I've won, haven't I!"
Chotto yarisugita kashira? -- "Maybe I've gone a bit too far...."
      Literally 'I wonder if I've done it a bit too much?'  Literal
      translations are terrible.
Yurushite ne -- "Forgive me"
Makerarenai no! -- "I can't be defeated!"
Saigo yo! -- "It's over / This is it!"
Gomen nasai ne -- "I'm sorry about that"
      Another translation could be 'please forgive me' again.
      The problem with just saying 'sorry' by itself is that 'gomen
      nasai' is actually fairly polite, despite it having the word
      'gomen' which by itself is used as a very informal apology.


Kike!  Waga tamashii no kodoh o! -- "Hear the heartbeat of my soul!"
      'Kodoh' justmeans 'beating' or 'pulsation', but you don't really
      hear pulse.  You can listen to a heartbeat but it's a little
      strange to say 'hear the throbbing of my soul' because you feel
      throbbing or pulsing, not hear it really.  You could also say
      'listen to' instead of 'hear'--won't hurt my feelings.
Nagaimono ni wa makarero tte ne -- "You're overwhelmed with its size,
      aren't you?"
      This is an awful sentence.  Makareru can mean a few different
      things.  He's literally saying "for long things, it's like
      'makareru' isn't it."  That's a terrible translation.  The only
      other way I can think of it making sense is 'You want me to
      make it a bit shorter don't you?'
Mada itai me ni aitai kai?--"You want me to teach you a lesson again?"
      I know he's not using 'mata' which is the standard 'again',
      but it's strange to say 'you still want me to teach you a les-
      son?' and mean what he means here.  This is obviously an idiom
      and shouldn't be translated as 'you want a black eye still?'
Shishoh, ore makemasen! -- "Master, I won't lose!"
Koko made da! -- "That's enough / it's over!"
Akirame na! -- "Give up!"
Yokoshima naru mono yo!  Messeyo! -- "Die, villain!"
      This is pretty good old Japanese, actually.
Kono-h! -- = "Bastard! / How's this?" (see Seung Mi Na)
Kurae! -- "Eat this! / Take that!"
Iza! -- "This is it!" (very approximate translation)
      'Iza' is a very difficult word to translate by itself.  It means
      something like 'ok, this is it, right now!'  It could be a
      part of 'Well OK then, come at me!'  Very ninja-ish.


Kono jiji ni kateru ka na -- "Let's see if you can beat this old man"
Kono shohbu shika to moraiuketa zo -- "I dominated you this round!"
      A little off mark, but I wanted it to be something that would
      fit closer to the time limit for the dub.  He's saying something
      like 'I just completely won this match'; 'no one would doubt
      that this victory was mine'.  So he's implying that he comp-
      letely had the upper hand the whole match.
Sen nen wa hayakaroh! -- "I'm way outta your league!"
      Literally, people often translate this as 'You're 1000 years
      too early!' which makes no sense.  I think it's more like 'I'm
      1000 years to fast for you' or something like that personally,
      but at any rate it means 'I'm just so much better than you!'
Sohsoh ni tachisarei! -- "Now, get the heck out of here!"
      Literally, 'Get up quickly and leave'
Kuraei! -- "Eat this! / Take that!"
Iza! -- "This is it!" (see Kilik)
Tawake ga! -- "How foolish!"
      He's saying 'tawake', a word that means foolishness or stupid-
Kanousei! -- "You show promise!"
      I'm not sure what he's saying here, but the word is 'promise'
      or 'possibility'.  I think he's referring to the other person's
      fighting technique.  Understanding vocals from games and ani-
      mation is the worst at times.  I understand movies just fine
      usually, but voice acting can really be quite hard.
Kakugo wa seyo -- "Prepare yourself!"



Kumo o tsuranaku hikari no hashira  |A pillar of light that pierced
     ga tachiagari                       through the clouds rose up
Subete no mono ni toki ga kita koto |And told each and ever person
     o tsugeru                           that the time had come

Fukureagaru janen ni taikoh suru    |The Spirit Blade, which hid the
     yohni                               righteous power strong enough
Tsuyoki haja no chikara o himeta    |To oppose the evil intentions
     Reiken                              which were rising up...

Yoritsuyoi tamashii wo motomeru     |...had, in the end, become fuel 
     jaken ni totte                      for the wicked sword
Sore ha shigoku no kate to natta    |that was seeking stronger souls.

Jaaku na hamon ga gohohken ni       |A wave of evil succeeded in fill-
     mitasare                            ing the defense sword,
Aratanaru mazawai no ken ga ubugoe o|And a new sword of calamity gave
     ageta                               out its birth cry

Zensekai ni todokantobakari ni      |Inferno's joyful voice resounded,
Inferuno no kanki no koe ga hibiku  |As if to tell the whole world of
                                         its arrival

Kiboh wa kiesari                    |All hope vanished, and
Ima, Ankokujidai ga tobari o akeru  |The curtain was then raised for
                                         the Age of Darkness

If I revise this document it'll probably be smaller, with less tran-
slation notes.  I'll probably also include other vocals I've heard
that weren't listed.

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