And she is back! – While work for next articles is waiting in my drawer, I thought to make a short post on the release of a new single (maxi) by popular ballad singer and movie cult siren Kaji Meiko (梶 芽衣子・かじ めいこ)😍. I’m a big fan of her music and have translated two of her songs so far here on MyLittle Dejima. The links for those articles you may find at the end ⬇ of this post – tune in🎶.
KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (魔女の宅急便・まじょのたっきゅうびん), I haven’t seen the movie myself yet, I guess I should catch up on that eventually. For the song, I picked it up by sheer chance when watching Japanese television. It was the background music of a SANTORY non-alcohol drink advertisement ;).
After the movie Dragon Ball Z Resurrection (F「rieza」) earlier this year, the first new Dragon Ball episode aired in over almost 2 decades on Japanese TV since the beginning of this month. The story sets in sometime after Majin Boo‘s defeat. The earth seems to be once again freed from evil, but somewhere out in the universe a new, a mightier enemy is lurking to threaten this newly gained state of peace.
Since April I follow this anime show, which is in fact one in many years for me. It officially airs fortnightly on DAISUKI.net online streaming service, the Japanese counterpart of CRUNCHYROLL. Contents are available for free during the two weeks, until the next show is up and running.
As the title gives away, this beautiful song plays also on the theme of Sakura (cherry blossoms). The time when Japan is plunged into a sea of white and pink flowers, is maybe one of the most romantic, on the other hand it may also be a time of longing and heartbreaks. Fukuyama Masaharu’s (福山雅治) Sakura Zaka or Sakura Hill tells such a story.
Another heart capturing song of Meiko Kaji that goes down like honey. Although it tells a sad story of hardship during separation, it’s absolutely wonderful vocally and in melody.
A blessed actress and singer she is, Kaji Meiko, and Akane Gumo (あかね雲) just one of her many beautiful songs that will put the listener under a spell. Below the lyrics with Furigana provided. The English translation done personally, which might not be perfect, but hopefully conveying the meaning and scenes.