Virtual Star Embryology

Music & Words: J.A. Seazer (J.A.シーザー)
Arranged: Shinkichi Mitsumune (光宗信吉)
Ending Theme:
Music & Words: J.A. Seazer (J.A.シーザー)
Arranged: Shinkichi Mitsumune (光宗信吉)
Vocals: Maki Kamiya (上谷麻紀)
Duel Chorus:
Music, Arrangement, Lyrics: J.A. Seazer (J.A.シーザー)
Chorus: Tokyo Konsei Gasshodan (東京混声合唱団) &
Engeki Jikken-shitsu "Ban'yū Inryoku" (演劇実験室 "万有引力") Theater Laboratory "Universal Gravitation"

Track 1 of Virtual Star Embryology is the full length ending theme version, where the last three stanzas are repeated once. Track 7 of Internal Clock, Municipal Orrery is the duel song version, which is what's provided by the Nozomi and CPM translations. It's the same, except without the repeated stanzas. Track 32 of Internal Clock, Municipal Orrery is the TV length ending theme, where no stanzas repeat, and the bolded stanzas are excluded.
Virtual Star Embryology
Translation from Nozomi
        DVD Release (2011)
Ancient times. Perfection. Isolation in the desert.
Atmosphere. Atom. Causality star.
Yes, a child of earth is
conceived.
The embryo of philosophy.
Egg. Perfection. The origin in the nest.
Stamen. Pistil. A single seed.
Yes, a child of earth
grows.
The child of philosophy.
And then
lunar heaven! Mercurian heaven. Venusian heaven.
Solar heaven. Martian heaven. Jovian heaven.
Saturnian heaven. Stellar heaven. Motive heaven.
And then... The endless surface of the torus.
A single organic mechanism.
A single perpetual motion machine.
Ah, it is empty movement.
Just empty movement. Empty...
(Last three stanzas repeated for full length
ending theme version.)

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Virtual Star Embryology
Translation by allegoriest
 
Antiquity, completion, solitude in the desert
air, atoms, planet of causation
Yes, the child of this land is
conceived
The foetus of philosophy
Egg, completion, origin in the nest
Stamen, pistil, a small seed
Yes, the child of this land
grows
The children of philosophy
And 
Sphere of the Moon, Sphere of Mercury, Sphere of Venus
Sphere of the Sun, Sphere of Mars, Sphere of Jupiter
Sphere of Saturn, Sphere of Fixed Stars, Sphere of Primum Mobile
And further, an endless infinite torus
One organic mechanism
One perpetual motion machine
Ah, it’s empty movement
That’s an empty movement
And
Sphere of the Moon, Sphere of Mercury, Sphere of Venus
Sphere of the Sun, Sphere of Mars, Sphere of Jupiter
Sphere of Saturn, Sphere of Fixed Stars, Sphere of Primum Mobile
And further, an endless infinite torus
One organic mechanism
One perpetual motion machine
Ah, it’s empty movement
That’s an empty movement, it is
Virtual Star Embryology
Translation by EJ
 
Antiquity, perfection, alone in the desert
Atmosphere, atom, a star of causality
Yes, the child of earth
Is conceived
The embryo of philosophy
Egg, perfection, an origin in a nest
Stamen, pistil, a single seed
Yes, the child of earth
Grows up
The child of philosophy
And then
The sphere of the moon, the sphere of Mercury, the sphere of Venus
The sphere of the sun, the sphere of Mars, the sphere of Jupiter
The sphere of Saturn, the sphere of fixed stars, the sphere of mobile stars
The torus continues into eternity, endlessly
A single organic engine
A single perpetual motion device
Ah, it is empty motion
Yes, it is empty motion
And then
The sphere of the moon, the sphere of Mercury, the sphere of Venus
The sphere of the sun, the sphere of Mars, the sphere of Jupiter
The sphere of Saturn, the sphere of fixed stars, the sphere of mobile stars
The torus continues into eternity, endlessly
A single organic engine
A single perpetual motion device
Ah, it is empty motion
Yes, it is empty motion, motion
Virtual Star Embryology
Translation from Central Park Media
        DVD Release (2002)
Ancient times, Perfection, Isolation in the desert
Atmosphere, Atom Causality star
Yes, a native child is
conceived
The embryo of philosophy.
Egg, Perfection The origin in the nest
Stamen, Pistil A single seed
Yes, a native child
grows
The child of philosophy
And then
lunar heaven! Mercurian heaven, Venusian heaven,
Solar heaven, Martian heaven, Jovian heaven,
Saturnian heaven, Stellar heaven, Motive heaven.
And then.... The endless surface of the Taurus
A single organic mechanism
A single perpetual motion machine
Ah, it is empty motion
Just empty motion, That's what it is
(Last three stanzas repeated for full length
ending theme version.)

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Virtual Star Embryology
Translation from Pioneer/Geneon
        Album Release (2005)
Ancient, perfect, deserted and in solitude
Air, atom, destiny-star
Yeah, child of earth
Conception
Fetus of philosophy
Egg, perfection, the origin of nurturing
Stamen, pistil, a piece of a seed
Yeah, child of earth
Growth
Child of philosophy
And
Moon Mercury Venus
Sun Mars Jupiter
Saturn Fixed star Motive star
Further circulation, infinitely everlasting
A kind of organic engine
A kind of perpetual motion device
Ah, lost motion
I'm a lost motion
And
Moon Mercury Venus
Sun Mars Jupiter Saturn
Fixed star Motive star
Further circulation, infinitely everlasting
A kind of organic engine
A kind of perpetual motion device
Ah, lost motion
I'm a lost motion
Virtual Star Embryology
Translation by Yasayuki Sato &
        Utena Translation Project (1998)
Ancient times, perfect, solitude in the desert
Air, atoms, the planet of causality
Yes, a native child
Conception
The embryo of philosophy
Egg, perfect, the origin in the nest
A stamen, a pistil, one seed
Yes, a native child
Growth
The child of philosophy
And
Lunar Heaven, Mercurial Heaven, Venusian Heaven
Solar Heaven, Martian Heaven, Jovian Heaven
Saturnian Heaven, Sidereal Heaven, Motive Heaven
Further circular infinity without end
A kind of organic engine
A kind of perpetual motion device
Ah, lost motion
I'm a lost motion
And
Moon Mercury Venus
Sun Mars Jupiter Saturn
Fixed star Motive star
Further circular infinity without end
One organic system
One perpetual motion device
Ah, it is an empty movement
That is an empty movement. It is.
Virtual Star Hasseigaku
Transcribed by Yasayuki Sato, &
        Utena Translation Project
Taiko, Kanzen, Sabaku ni Kodoku
Kuuki, Genshi, Ingaritsuboshi
Sou, Tochi no Ko
Jutai
Tetsugaku no Taiji
Tabago, Kanzen, Ireko ni Kigen
Oshibe, Meshibe, Hitotsubu no Shushi
Sou, Tochi no Ko
Seichou
Tetsugaku no Kodomo
Soshite
Tsukiten Suseiten Kinseiten
Taiyouten Kaseiten Mokuseiten
Doseiten Kouseiten Gendouten
Saranaru Enkan Mugen ni Hatenaki
Hitotsu no Yuukitekina Kikan
Hitotsu no Eikyuu Undou Souchi
Aa Kuudou Nari
Sowa, Kuudou Nari Narii
Soshite
Tsukiten Suseiten Kinseiten
Taiyouten Kaseiten Mokuseiten
Doseiten Kouseiten Gendouten
Saranaru Enkan Mugen ni Hatenaki
Hitotsu no Yuukitekina Kikan
Hitotsu no Eikyuu Undou Souchi
Aa Kuudou Nari
Sowa, Kuudou Nari Narii
バーチャルスター発生学
As Provided by Yasayuki Sato &
       Utena Translation Project
 
太古、完全、砂漠に孤独
空気、原子、因果律星
そう、土地の子
受胎
哲学の胎児
卵、完全、入れ子に起源
雄蕊、雌蕊、一粒の種子
そう、土地の子
成長
哲学の子供
そして
月天 水星天 金星天
太陽天 火星天 木星天
土星天 恒星天 原動天
さらなる円環無限に果てなき
一つの有機的な機関
一つの永久運動装置
アー空動なり
そは、空動なり なり
そして
月天 水星天 金星天
太陽天 火星天 木星天
土星天 恒星天 原動天
さらなる円環無限に果てなき
一つの有機的な機関
一つの永久運動装置
アー空動なり
そは、空動なり なり

Translation Notes From allegoriest:

air, atoms, planet of causation
Causation is the law of cause and effect. I think both sound stupid, but hey.

And further, an endless infinite torus
A torus is a fancy mathematical doughnut. I will sit here for hours looking up what some ancient god of toothpicks was to tell you about it but fuck if I care about mathematical doughnuts.

Sphere of the Moon, Sphere of Mercury, Sphere of Venus, etc
The different spheres of heaven in the chorus are the celestial spheres of heaven in Dante’s Paradise. The last is the Empyrean where God lives, but that doesn’t happen here. Unless it’s in the fancy mathematical doughnut. Which as previously stated, I don’t care about. They literally say like, Lunar Heaven, but it is very clearly supposed to be Paradiso, it’s in the same order and written the way Japan chose to translate it.

Ah, it’s empty movement
Empty Movement could be plenty of things. Hollow motion, lost movement. This is like the Unconditional Fate Revelation, I’m not fighting this and I won’t be burnt at the stake today. Tomorrow, maybe. But not today.


Revolutionary Girl Utena music by KING Records, US release by Geneon. Content from these releases compiled here by Giovanna for Empty Movement. Fan-translations belong to named creators and reproduced with their permission. Yay!