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Shoujo yo, Taishi wo Idake! (Girls, Be Ambitious!)

Hikaru image single, released 7/15/95
Original lyrics by Yuriko Mori
Music by Kazuo Zaitsu, arranged by Toben Yukawa
Sung by the Magic Knights:
Hikaru Shidou (Hekiru Shiina)
Umi Ryuuzaki (Konami Yoshida)
Fuu Hououji (Hiroko Kasahara)

Translation version 1.0, 2/6/98 by Fuu (Rika Takahashi)

Translator's Footnotes:
"issun" is actually ~3.03cm.
"jyuuhachiban" literally means 18th (which is what I kept), but why it's
18th is because "one's eighteenth" is an old Japanese slang term for
something you are really proficient at. Say, if translating was the best
trait I had, I can say "honyaku wa watashi no jyuuhachiban". However,
in most modern cases you still *write* 18-ban but you *read* as "ohako".
(a better example would be the one song that you can Karaoke in your
sleep -- if you go out karaoke with friends and sing it, you can say
that the song you just sang is your "jyuuhachiban / ohako" ^_^)
.... that make sense? ^^;;

And I guess I should say something about the title. The original quote
(god it's been so long after Japanese lit that I forgot who -- I *THINK*
it was Souseki) is actually "SHOUNEN yo, taishi wo idake!" ^_^ and the
literal translation would be "embrace ambition" instead of "be ambitious".

[Hikaru]
Ryoute de tsukutta bouenkyou kara harukana aozora nozoite miyouyo
Let's look at the vast blue sky from the binoculars we make with our hands
Coin no kawari ni yume wo iretara hareta miraiga kukkiri mieruyo
If we put a dream instead of a coin, you can clearly see the sunny future
Shinjiru kimochiga asu wo tsukurukara ashita wa kyou yori zettai kagayaku
Tomorrow is made by the feelings you believe in, so tomorrow will
definitely shine more than today


Ichiban genki de niban ga yuuki yappari yaru ki ga jyuuhachiban
First is energy, second is courage. Will to do it is 18th after all
Makenai makenai zettai makenai issun saki wa hikari dayo!
Won't lose, won't lose, definititely won't lose. Light is only an
inch away!


Tsuyoku yumemita koto wa itsunohika yume ja nakunaru
What you strongly dream of will someday be a dream no longer
Shinjiru kokoro chikara ni natte mahou ni kawaru
Your believing heart will become strength, and turn into magic


[Fuu]
Hitori ja tokenai nazo ga attemo sannin yoreba kanarazu tokemasu
There may be mysteries you can't solve alone, but if you get three
together it can always be solved

Hitori ja omotai heart no nimotsu mo minna de moteba karugaru motemasu
Burdens of the heart that is too heavy alone can be carried easily
if everyone carries it together

Nakitai toki wa han-kachi ni narushi ureshii toki wa issho ni utaaeru
I'll be a handkerchief when you want to cry, and I can sing with you
when you are happy


Ichiban shinrai niban shinjitsu itsudemo shinken jyuuhachiban
First is trust, second is truth. Eighteenth is always being serious
Nakanai nakanai kesshite nakanai ashita wa yasashii kaze ga fuku!
Won't cry, won't cry I will never cry. Tomorrow, a kind wind will blow!

Onaji yume wo minna de wakeaeba hyakubai ni naru
If we all share the same dream, it will multiply hundredfold
Atsui kokoro wo awasetara hora kiseki mo okiru
If we combine our passionate hearts, see, miracles can happen too.


[Umi]
Unmei tokatte aruto iukedo mirai wa jibun de kaete yukeruwa
They say there's things like fate, but you can change your own future
Watashitachi no yume sorega kagi nano power wo tabanete tobira wo oseba
Our dream, that is the key. Gather your powers, and push the door
Mugen no panorama hirogaru hazuyo ikiru-tte suteki na bouken dakara
And a panoramic infinity should spread because living is a wonderful
adventure


Ichiban wakuwaku niban ukiuki mezase tokimeki jyuuhachiban
First is excitement, second is cheerfullness. Heading for the
eighteenth - heart-throbbing

Ganbaru ganbaru gangan ganbaru atowa no to nare umi to nare!
Do my best, do my best, going ahead and doing my best. The rest can
go to the fields, to the sea!


Souyo minna mainichi kokoro goto umare kawatte
Yes, everyone is reincarnated every day from the bottom of their hearts
Original no drama wo tsukuruno modorenai Story
Making an original drama, a story that can't go back


[Hikaru, Umi, Fuu]

Tsuyoku yumemita koto wa itsunohika yume ja nakunaru
What you strongly dream of will someday be a dream no longer
Shinjiru kokoro chikara ni natte mahou ni kawaru
Your believing heart will become strength, and turn into magic

Yume wa kokoro ni kimeta sono toki ni kanai hajimeru
When you set your dream in your heart, that is the moment it starts
coming true

Shinjiru kokoro chikara ni natte mahou ni kawaru
Your believing heart will become strength, and turn into magic


Hikaru: Girls be Ambitious! Shoujo yo, taishi wo idake!
Umi: Honto ni Hikaru-tte genki ne. Maa, watashi mo ganbaranakutcha!
Really, Hikaru is full of energy. Well, I have to do MY best too!
Fuu: Hikaru-san. Umi-san. Soredewa yukkuri isoide mairimashou.
Hikaru-san, Umi-san, let's go, slowly but in a hurry.