少女革命ウテナ バーチャルスター発生学
Shoujo Kakumei Utena - Virtual Star Hasseigaku
  ORIGINAL
少女革命ウテナ バーチャルスター発生学
Release Date: 11-6-97 (November 6th, 1997)
Catalog Number(s): KICA-374
Price: ¥3,059
Released by: KING Records Co., Ltd.
  US RELEASE
Virtual Star Embryology
Release Date: 2-8-05 (February 8th, 2005)
Price: ~$14.98
Released by: Pioneer / Geneon [Item: 5270-2]
UPC: 013023527027
  REMASTER
少女革命ウテナ コンプリートCD-BOX
DISK2 - バーチャルスター発生学
(TVオリジナルサウンドトラック II)
Release Date: 8-27-08 (August 27th, 2008)
Catalog Number(s): KICA-920〜928
Price: ¥12,000
Released by: KING Records Co., Ltd.
The second soundtrack covers the background music, duel choruses, and opening and closing themes of the Black Rose Saga (aka Kurobara Hen), spanning episode 14-24. Both the opening Rondo-Revolution [Rinbu-Revolution] and first closing Truth are featured here in their TV length. Virtual Star Embryology as an ending theme is covered on this album, with full length and karaoke versions of the J-Pop style rendition of it. Also here is the version of Absolute Destiny Apocalypse used in the Akio and Apocalypse Arcs.

The background music takes a dramatic turn for this arc, with songs like Nemuro Memorial Hall, Eternal Secret, and Fruit of the Sin helping to set the shifting dramatic weight of the series. The duel choruses are still performed by the same group that recorded the first arc’s, and it’s perhaps for this reason that Mikage’s duel, I Am An Imaginary Living Body, which is recorded by Seazer’s theater group, 'Theater Laboratory - Universal Gravitation' [Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku], appears instead on the next soundtrack. The Black Rose Saga duels are largely very short, and very fast. An oddity in the track listing appears where the duels, which are presented in sequence, have Keiko’s duel chorus Transparent Period of Adolescence as track 6, before Wakaba’s Magic Lantern Butterfly Moth 16th Century, as track 7. Wakaba duels (episode 20) before Keiko does (episode 21) in the series, and I can’t help but speculate that this might have been the intended order and something changed in production.


A note: The given names are predominantly based on the Utena Translation Project's original translations of the songs. Where a song title has become widely accepted as different, ie. The Sunlit Garden instead of The Sunny Garden, I have used the more popular name. Punctuation has been altered to better match the Japanese tracklists.

The "Comparison" options when available are side by side multiple translations, romantization, and Japanese, depending on availability. They're an awesome and surprising resource, and I hope you check them out.

[Japanese Tracklist]   [Tracklist Comparisons]
少女革命ウテナ バーチャルスター発生学
Japanese Tracklist

01. バーチャルスター発生学
02. 不人幻魂合体術n
03. 架空過去型《禁厭》まじない
04. 地球は人物陳列室
05. 円錘形絶対卵アルシブラ

06. 成熟年齢透明期
07. 幻燈蝶蛾十六世紀
08. 輪舞-revolution (TV size)
09. 死のアフロディーテ・追憶
10. ひとときの蒸留

11. 放課後の少女たち
12. パノラマ爛漫
13. 鎮魂曲
14. ドナドナ
15. 瞳の中の予感

16. 夢見る細胞
17. 争いの城下へ
18. 慰みの郷愁
19. 根室記念館
20. 永遠の秘密

21. 告白昇降室〜空想の悪い虫
22. 蜜のナイフ
23. 号外少女(猿)
24. 死の舞踊
25. 絶対運命黙示録 with 万有引力

26. 罪の果実
27. truth (TV size)
28. バーチャルスター発生学 (karaoke)


01. Virtual Star Embryology [4:08]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Virtual Star Embryology
original duel chorus

Episode 25: Our Eternal Apocalypse
Duel name: Relation
Utena's last duel with Saionji, and the beginning of
the Akio Arc.

As performed by:
Theater laboratory - Universal Gravitation
Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku
演劇実験室◎万有引力

OST 3: Internal Clock, Municipal Orrery, track 7
OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>, track 11


Virtual Star Embryology (Full Length)
second closing theme

As performed by:
Maki Kamiya (上谷麻紀)

OST 2: Virtual Star Embryology, track 1
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 2  


Virtual Star Embryology (TV Length)
second closing theme

As performed by:
Maki Kamiya (上谷麻紀)

OST 3: Internal Clock, Municipal Orrery, track 32
OST 6: Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~, track 13  


Virtual Star Embryology (New Remix Version)
girls character song best bonus track

As performed by:
Maki Kamiya (上谷麻紀),
with Tokyo Konsei Gasshodan (東京混声合唱団)
& Suginami Jidou Gasshodan (杉並児童合唱団)

Starchild Girls Character Song Best (Compilation Album), track 17  

[UTP Translation]
Virtual Star Embryology (Full Length Closing)
Translation by Robert Paige &
          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 
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


[Nozomi (Official)]
Virtual Star Embryology (Full Length Closing)
Official Translation
          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...

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...


02. Inhuman Illusory Soul Fusion Magic [1:25]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Inhuman Illusory Soul Fusion Magic
original duel chorus

Episode 14: The Boys of the Black Rose
Duel name: Aliénation
The introductory duel of the Black Rose Saga, against
the Chairman's unfortunate fianceé Kanae Ohtori.

OST 2: Virtual Star Embryology, track 2
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 13

[UTP Translation]
Inhuman Illusory Soul Fusion Magic
Translation by Robert Paige, Yasuyuki Sato, &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

They can be divine spirits, 
they can be evil spirits

Ah, even if Heaven's vapors were brought here...
Secret thoughts can also be virtue! 
They can also be vice!
Ah, even if Hell's bewitching atmosphere were carried here...
As long as such suspicious forms do come,
they shall have a dialogue!

On a moonlight night already severely cold,
might a spirit leave its body!

A mystery beyond the ken of humans,
and humanity, dwarfed by their Creator,
is made to tremble in fear at the sight!

[Nozomi (Official)]
Inhuman Illusory Soul Fusion Magic
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

There are good spirits and
there are bad spirits.

Aah! Even if the fragrance of heaven is brought here.
In the depths of hell there is good 
and evil, too!
Aah! Even if the salt of hell is carried here.
Since the forms cloaked in doubt are coming, 
speak profoundly. 

Though it's false, like the brilliant moon...
I wish to keep my treasure close.

A wonder beyond man's knowledge.
People of the world, so small, feel fear.
That form is the field of battle.


03. Utopian Past Tense Incantation [2:04]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Utopian Past Tense Incantation
original duel chorus

Episode 15: Landscape Framed by Kozue
Duel name: Attaché
Kozue's turn in the Black Rose Saga.

OST 2: Virtual Star Embryology, track 3
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 4


Utopian Past Tense Incantation
alternate version

As performed by:
Theater laboratory - Universal Gravitation
Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku
演劇実験室◎万有引力

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 7
OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>, track 4  

[UTP Translation]
Utopian Past Tense Incantation
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

Time Machine
To the past, to the future, whoosh, zip, zoom!
Time Machine
My childhood when I was so adorable.

Making a lotus carpet,
Playing with dolls,
A mysterious charm, Fi! Fi!
Candy
I wore a beautiful kimono
Children's Festival

Oh, my dream machine...
Flowerstorm
To the faraway ancient me,
Ten, two, one, zero... 
Take off!

Time Machine
To the past, to the future, whoosh, zip, zoom!
Time Machine
To the time of all my dreams and wishes

Hair tied back,
toting a box lunch,
A mysterious charm, Fi! Fi!
Amusement parks
Surprise! Surprise!
These are all my soul

Oh, my dream machine...
Dreamstorm
To the faraway ancient me,
Ten, two, one, zero... 
Take off!

[Nozomi (Official)]
Utopian Past Tense Incantation
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

Time machine!
To the past, to the future! Whoosh! Zoom!
Time machine!
Back to when I wasn a precious young child.

On a carpet of lotus blossoms.
Playing with my dolls.
That wonderous spell! Fi! Fi!
Hard candy...
That pretty dress I wore. 
The 7-5-3 festival. 

Oh, my dream machine!
A shower of cherry blossoms.
Taking me to my distant, past self...
Ten! Two! One! Zero! 
Take off! 

Time machine!
To the past, to the future! Whoosh! Zoom!
Time machine!
Back to those days of dreams and hope.

Tying my hair back.
A lunch-box in my hand!
That wonderous spell! Fi! Fi!
Amusement parks.
Surprise! Shock!
My heart cries out,

"Oh, my dream machine!" 
A storm of dreams! 
Taking me to my distant, past self
Ten! Two! One! Zero! 
Take off!


04. Earth as a Character Gallery [1:52]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Earth as a Character Gallery
original duel chorus

Episode 17: Thorns of Death
Duel name: Jalousis
Shiori discovers Juri's locket, and
summarily flips out.

OST 2: Virtual Star Embryology, track 4
OST 6: Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~, track 16
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 10


Earth as a Character Gallery
alternate version

As performed by:
Theater laboratory - Universal Gravitation
Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku
演劇実験室◎万有引力

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 3
OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>, track 10  

[UTP Translation]
Earth as a Character Gallery
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

Twin relationships are the
capricious, heartless lies of desires
propagating endlessly in the
interval between two mirrors.

Ah, man does not exist.
Ah, within the darkness
Ah, the sound of the waves

Even light casts shadows, 
making a pair out of me and me.
Isolation outbreak, 
that's the reason making a pair out of me and me. 

Twins, 
twins-in-law, 
Scheming twins, 
absent twins...

Since we see the invisible,
The contrived world rises to the surface.
Amusement apparatus and optical illusions,
Then contrived world rises to the surface.

Earth is a contrivance of personalities
Earth is a toybox of personalities
Earth is a department store of personalities
Earth is an exhibition of personalities
Earth is a museum of personalities
Earth is a curio box of personalities

Earth is...

[Nozomi (Official)]
Earth as a Character Gallery
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

The infinitely opposing relationship
in the interval between two mirrors.
The evergrowing desires and
the fickle, cruel lies.

Aah! Man does not exist
Aah! Within the darkness
Aah! The sound of the waves...

Even light makes darkness
I am opposed against myself!
Outbreak of loneliness, that's the reason...
I am opposed against myself!

Twins.
Step twins.
Scheming twins.
Absentee twins. 

To see what can't be seen
a scheming world surfaces.
Made of gaming equipment and painted backdrops
a scheming world surfaces.


-  
-  
-  
The Earth is a character, a museum.
The Earth is a character, a glass shelf.
 
The Earth is...

Note: The version of this song that plays
during the duel cuts out the first four lines of
the last stanza. All album versions include them.


05. Conic Absolute Egg Archibras [1:34]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Conic Absolute Egg Archibras
original duel chorus

Episode 18: Mitsuru's Growing Pains
Duel name: Impatience
The criminally-young-to-be-dueling Tsuwabuki fundamentally
misunderstanding what it means to be an adult. Mostly.

OST 2: Virtual Star Embryology, track 5
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 15

[UTP Translation]
Conic Absolute Egg Archibras
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

A philosophical existence
The domain of mainstream magic's 
Grand Guignol

A normal sigh, a heavy sigh, 
an anxious sigh, a grieving sigh, a pleasured sigh... 
I gather my breath, 
store up my breath, 
through a magnifying glass. 

Heavy sighs and normal sighs and 
anxious sighs and grieving sighs, pleasured sighs and 
heavy sighs and normal sighs and 
anxious sighs, grieving sighs and pleasured sighs and 
heavy sighs and normal sighs, 
anxious sighs, grieving sighs and pleasured sighs and 
heavy sighs. 
Hahahah!

Energy does not exist, in any form!
Useless energy does not exist at all!

Ubermensch - mechanism drawing breath
Ubermensch - flesh model of humanity
Ubermensch - analysis of endless layers
Ubermensch - transcendent synthesis

Ah! Ah! Celestial revolution.
Ah! Ah! Existence composition.
The birth of a new species?
Or the limit of human potential?

Everywhere, clocks are ticking. 
Even here, my heart is pounding. 
A hammer that strikes time; 
Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam!
I, the time traveler, will open the door!

[Nozomi (Official)]
Conic Absolute Egg Archibras
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

Philosophical existence.
The realm of the
Grand Guignol of common magic.

A normal sigh. A heavy sigh.
A labored sigh. A grieving sigh. A pleasured sigh.
A collection of sighs. 
A container of sighs.
A magnifying lens.

A normal sigh. A heavy sigh.
A labored sigh. A grieving sigh. A pleasured sigh.
A normal sigh. A heavy sigh.
A labored sigh. A grieving sigh. A pleasured sigh.
A normal sigh. A heavy sigh.
A labored sigh. A grieving sigh. A pleasured sigh.
A normal sigh.
Ha! Ha! Haaa!

In anything, there is no energy at all.
In everything, there is no wasted energy

The Absolute Being! A breathing machine!
The Absolute Being! The anatomical model of flesh
The Absolute Being! Like peeling the layers of a shallot
The Absolute Being! A supreme synthesis

Ah! Ah! The Celestial Revolution.
Ah! Ah! The synthesis of existence.
The birth of a new species?
The limit of human potential?

Both are frightened. 
My heart is also pounding.
The hammer strikes time!
Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam!
I, the time traveler, will open the door!



06. Transparent Period of Adolescence [1:45]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Transparent Period of Adolescence
original duel chorus

Episode 21: Troublesome Insects
Duel name: Dépendance
The penultimate duel of the Black Rose
falls to Keiko, Nanami's minion.

OST 2: Virtual Star Embryology, track 6
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 16


[UTP Translation]
Transparent Period of Adolescence
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

Vanish! Fade away! Melt away!
Get out of my sight!
Any and all people!
Vanish! Fade away! Melt away!
Get out of my sight!
The instant imposters.

Betray by a hope
Vengeance through a wish
I'm sick of the time of such an era

I run away
Get lost- everything!
I no longer want anything!

Driving a driverless side car
An imaginary journey of three thousand miles
Subway, high speed, airport
Let's go 100 miles an hour
Mysteriously powered, a gale, a fugitive

[Nozomi (Official)]
Transparent Period of Adolescence
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

Vanish! Fade away! Melt away!
Disappear!
Any and all around me!
Vanish! Fade away! Melt away!
Disappear!
All you instant imposters!

Betrayed by dreams.
Avenged by hopes.
I've had enough of this age!

I'm going to run!
Everyone, go away!
I don't want anything anymore!

Straddling an unmanned sidecar
taking a fantasy journey of 3000 leagues.
Subway, highway, airport...
Here I go! At 100 kilometers per hour!
The wonder! The hurricane! The fugitive!


07. Magic Lantern Butterfly Moth 16th Century [1:38]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Magic Lantern Butterfly Moth 16th Century
original duel chorus

Episode 20: Wakaba Hath Flourish Verdantly
Duel name: Limite
Wakaba's soul-wrenching, completely brutal
duel. One of the hardest to watch.

OST 2: Virtual Star Embryology, track 7
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 18


[UTP Translation]
Magic Lantern Butterfly Moth 16th Century
Translation by Robert Paige, Yasayuki Sato, &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

Oh, the pity! Although the aged man
put all his strength
into his skillful sword,
How pathetic his skill is in his age...
He misses his target, sword swishing through the air,
staggers and falls, 
oh, that old man.

A shrieking sword swish, 
Troy's castle tower,
and the burning summit was rent asunder, 
with a thunderclap.

Paris was deafened 
temporarily.

Witness! The white-haired old man,
raising it as if to cut, 
holds his sword up in the sky,
and Paris is petrified.
Paris soon regains his hostility,
and brings his blood-stained, dripping blade
down upon the aged king

[Nozomi (Official)]
Magic Lantern Butterfly Moth 16th Century
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

Oh, how pitiful
The man puts all his power
into his familiar, old sword,
but his aging arms feel pity.
His aim falls short, 
the old man staggers
and falls as the blade whiffs.

The howl of the sword's swing.
The Watchtowers of Troy
with flaming tops flash with lightning
and come crashing down.

Pyrrhus becomes 
deaf for a time. 

Behold! White-haired old man!
The sword raised to slay you
has frozen in the sky!
Pyrrhus is completely still!
But after a moment, Pyrrhus' animosity returns
And his hot-tempered sword of blood 
takes aim at the aged king, and cuts him down.


08. Rondo - revolution (TVsize) [1:35]
Wheel Dance - revolution (TV length)
Translation by Verthandi

Let's go on living, bravely and with style...
Even if the two of us are ever separated...
Take my revolution!

In the sunlit garden, holding hands,
We drew near and consoled each other.
We said we'd never fall in love again.

In that photograph of us,
standing cheek-to-cheek,
A touch of loneliness fills our smiling faces.

Even though we dream, even though we cry, 
even though we hurt ourselves, 
And reality approaches frantically,

I want to find my place,
the worth of my existence.
From this day, I will take myself and

Bravely strip down to nothing at all,
Like a rose spinning free. 
Even if the two of us are ever separated, 
I will change the world.


[Nozomi Translation]
A Round Dance - Revolution (TV length)
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

Let's live heroically, let's live with style.
Even if the two of us are torn apart...
...take my revolution.

In the sunlit garden, we both joined our hands.
Drawing close for comfort, we both swore: 
...never again would we ever fall in love. 

I see that photo of us
standing cheek to cheek...
...and place a bit of my loneliness in our smiles.

Even if I dream, even if I cry,
even if I get hurt...
...reality keeps on coming recklessly.

I wanna find my own place,
the value of being 
the person I've been until now...

Let's find the strength to throw it all away. 
Strip down to nothing at all.
Become like rose petals, blowing free! 
Even if the two of us are torn apart
I swear that I will change the world.


09. Aphrodite of Death • Reminiscence [3:45]
10. A Distillation Time [1:10]

11. Girls After School [2:40]
12. Panorama of the Full Bloom [1:22]
13. Requiem [2:01]
14. Dona Dona [2:56]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Dona Dona
Royal Knights version

Episode 16: Cowbell of Happiness
This version airs first, during Nanami's melodramatic
fantasy about her brother having her slaughtered
like a cow.

OST 2: Virtual Star Embryology, track 14


Dona Dona
Yasui Kazumi version

Episode 16: Cowbell of Happiness
This version airs second, at the climax of the
episode when Nanami turns into a cow.

OST 5: Now, Engage Yourself to Me..., disc 1, track 23

[EJ Translation]
Dona Dona (Soundtrack 2 Lyrics)
Translation by EJ

One fine afternoon, on the road to the market
A cart rumbles along, carrying a calf
The adorable calf is going to be sold
It looks on with mournful eye

Dona dona dona dona – carrying the calf
Dona dona dona dona – the cart sways
Dona dona dona dona – carrying the calf
Dona dona dona dona – the cart sways

In the blue sky, on the breeze, a swallow wings swiftly by
The cart goes on towards the market, carrying the calf

[In English]
How the winds are laughing
They laugh with all their might
Laugh and laugh the whole day through
And half the summer’s night!

[Nozomi (Official)]
Dona Dona (Aired Lyrics)
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

On a lazy, sunny afternoon on the road to the marketplace
A wagon rattles along carrying a calf within.
The precious calf is going to be sold.
Such a sad look the calf's eyes hold.

Dona Dona Dona Dona The calf rides on inside.
Dona Dona Dona Dona The wagon sways from side to side.
Dona Dona Dona Dona The calf rides on inside.
Dona Dona Dona Dona The wagon sways from side to side.

A blue sky above, a gentle breeze blowing, swallows flying to and fro 
A wagon heads to the market carrying a calf within,
If only he had wings 
he could return to his happy pasture.

Dona Dona Dona Dona The calf rides on inside.
Dona Dona Dona Dona The wagon sways from side to side. 



15. A Hunch on the Look in the Eyes [1:58]

16. Dreaming Cells [2:28]
17. To the Battle Castle [2:24]
18. Nostalgia of Diversion [2:16]
19. Nemuro Memorial Hall [1:55]
20. Eternal Secret [1:46]

21. Confession Elevator ~ Daydreaming Troublesome Insects [3:43]
22. Knife of Nectar [1:50]
23. Extra Girl (Ape) [2:33]
24. Ball of Death [1:54]
25. Absolute Destiny Apocalypse with Universal Gravitation [2:49]
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse
Translation by allegoriest

The absolute destiny apocalypse
The absolute destiny apocalypse
birth records, 
baptismal registry, 
death records

The absolute destiny apocalypse
The absolute destiny apocalypse
My birth, 
absolute birth, 
apocalypse

A brilliant place in a dark desert, made of leaves 
A gold gilded Eden 
Day and night turning upon eachother 
Time gilded paradise lost 

Darkness of Sodom
Darkness of light
Distant darkness 
Endless darkness

The absolute destiny apocalypse 
The absolute destiny apocalyptic 
darkness, apocalypse


[Nozomi Translation]
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse
Official Nozomi
          DVD Release (2011)

The absolute destiny apocalypse.
The absolute destiny apocalypse.
Birth records,
baptismal records,
records of death.

The absolute destiny apocalypse.
The absolute destiny apocalypse.
My own birth,
absolute birth.
Apocalypse.

A shining place in a desert of darkness.
A gold-plated Shangri-La.
Day and night turning back on one another.
A time-plated Paradise Lost.

The darkness of Sodom,
the darkness of light.
The darkness of distance, 
the endless darkness.

The absolute destiny apocalypse.
The absolute destiny apocalyptic 
darkness.



26. Fruit of the Sin [1:16]
27. truth (TVsize) [1:18]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
truth (Full Length) 
first closing theme

Episodes 1-24
Performed by: Luka Yumi (裕未瑠華)

OST 1: The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution, track 35
Revolution/Truth Single, track 2
OST 6: Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~, track 28


truth (TV Length) 
first closing theme

Episodes 1-24
Performed by: Luka Yumi (裕未瑠華)

OST 2: Virtual Star Embryology, track 27  


truth (original R&D mix) 
luka yumi single exclusive

Performed by: Luka Yumi (裕未瑠華)

Luka Yumi: Truth Single, track 1
Luka Yumi: Truth Single, track 3 (karaoke version)  

[Verthandi]
truth (TV Length)
Translation by Verthandi

Missing truth & forever
Kissing love & true your heart
Hold me in your arms so true
Reality is the key to tomorrow
I want to keep destroying lies

Although we've said this much, 
you still can't see

Excuses are suited to grown-ups
Who still cling to fairy tales
Unchosen angels even have no 
   need for wings

Missing truth & forever
Kissing love & true your heart
I believe that I'll love myself tomorrow
And because I want to believe,
I want to be hated by lies


[Nozomi Translation]
truth (TV Length) 
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

Missing truth and forever,
kissing love and true your heart.
Hold me right with your arms so true.
The key to unlock tomorrow is reality.
I want to keep smashing lies apart.

No matter how much the two of us may talk
you still just can't see anything.

Excuses are fitting for adults who
just cling to old stories.
The angels who weren't chosen 
   don't need wings to fly!

Missing truth and forever,
kissing love and true your heart.
I like who I'll be tomorrow
I'll believe in myself because I want to believe.
I want to be hated by lies.


28. Virtual Star Embryology (karaoke) [4:08]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Virtual Star Embryology
original duel chorus

Episode 25: Our Eternal Apocalypse
Duel name: Relation
Utena's last duel with Saionji, and the beginning of
the Akio Arc.

As performed by:
Theater laboratory - Universal Gravitation
Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku
演劇実験室◎万有引力

OST 3: Internal Clock, Municipal Orrery, track 7
OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>, track 11


Virtual Star Embryology (Full Length)
second closing theme

As performed by:
Maki Kamiya (上谷麻紀)

OST 2: Virtual Star Embryology, track 1
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 2  


Virtual Star Embryology (TV Length)
second closing theme

As performed by:
Maki Kamiya (上谷麻紀)

OST 3: Internal Clock, Municipal Orrery, track 32
OST 6: Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~, track 13  


Virtual Star Embryology (New Remix Version)
girls character song best bonus track

As performed by:
Maki Kamiya (上谷麻紀),
with Tokyo Konsei Gasshodan (東京混声合唱団)
& Suginami Jidou Gasshodan (杉並児童合唱団)

Starchild Girls Character Song Best (Compilation Album), track 17  

[UTP Translation]
Virtual Star Embryology (Full Length Closing)
Translation by Robert Paige &
          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 
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


[Nozomi (Official)]
Virtual Star Embryology (Full Length Closing)
Official Translation
          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...

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...






Kunihiko Ikuhara
director

The world is chaotic and indistinct. However, even in such a world, there is certainly a definite existence in this world. Even though they certainly clearly exist in this world, they appear to be too beautiful, unsightly ugly or simple daily lives so that their true characters are vaguely accepted. I don't wish to deliver such a concept intelligibly through arranged and analyzed animation.

I don't wish to extract only the parts where the cels could be expressed numerically or lines could be articulated. If anything, I'd rather display unclear parts that can't be expressed numerically or lines that can't be articulated by using a picture to show such things indeed exist as clearly as chaos. — I respect Mr. Mitsumune and Miss Kamiya. I undoubtedly believe those two clearly showed the existence of such a world.

Maki Kamiya
singer

Although I am basically an optimistic person, on the day I received a phone call from my old friend Mitsumune-san, who's one of today's shining stars, I was feeling depressed because of the decreasing number of people hanging around me since last spring. "This time around, we're going to work on the animation show called Revolutionary Girl UTENA and... mumble, mumble..." If there was a god who threw me away, here was a god who picked me up... Unknowingly, "the power to do a revolution" appeared to be working out in my life since I gave him my response, "please let me do it!"... From that moment on, I started to receive contacts from many of my long lost friends and people started to appear around me. After the beginning of the recording session, I realized that there was a rather inevitable fate, more than coincidence, oddly tangled up as I encountered people with whom I became involved with on UTENA. I've met many members of the staff previously on different occasions apart from my work, starting with Director Ikuhara who owned an album from a rock band that I used to belong to... With each recording session, I could no longer describe "Revolutionary Girl UTENA" with the word "work." When I was appointed to sing a new ending theme song, "Virtual Star Embryology," my head was going "%@%*!#@%??"; However, I somehow got the point.

If a stranger heard it, it'd be considered a coincidence, however, it was all "inevitable" for me.

After the end of recording, those "inevitable" things brought me a revolution with immense power. am certain that the answer to that will be my precious weapon for my future. I believe I now possess "a sword" that I can bring out from inside myself at the time I need to fight a duel.

And also, is it too good to be true that the release date of the album is on my birthday...?!

Shinkichi Mitsumune
music

I was astounded by the drawings from the UTENA project report that was given to me at the end of last year. What type of music could I give to such beautiful characters? Then, when I met with Director Ikuhara for the first time, he talked to me about interesting and difficult to understand topics and said, "Taboos that are hidden in the daily gaps in our lives." I pretended to understand what he was talking about at that moment, however in my head, I was confused. (The Director said, "I'm glad to have a musician who understands such topics." But, I was actually just pretending to know what he was talking about.)

-I see, at least I somehow understood it would be a strange story. (sweat)

I kept in mind three main focal points of "feelings of sharpness," "Beauty," and "pleasures of betrayal." I decided to detach myself from the project, regardless. certainly wanted to avoid the heavy expressions. I wanted to include some beats that always skillfully evaded something. In other words, all of the music of UTENA are "jokes with elegance?" to me.

Also there was the encounter with Mr. J.A. Seazer's music. My preconceived ideas were entirely torn apart by his music. I wonder if there's any other music created with such free inspiration. I believe that something like his music is what the words for which true originality were made for. I also faced the reality of the fact that I was the one tied up with horse sense. The musicians who performed Mr. Seazer's music played their instruments more freely through their own interpretation to deliver me a sense of freedom. After all, perhaps the somewhat "feeling out of joint" sensation provided by Mr. Seazer's music ignited their spirits of musicianship. They might have thought that they wanted to show a coolness of their own.

Another by-product of producing music for Mr. Ikuhara were the meetings with other people, namely Ms. Asako Tsushima, the conductor and director of the Suginami Children's Chorus. She was so cool that she did not even flinch and managed to perfectly conduct even 7/8 or 11/16 tempos!! A scene such as this recording session would be a special memory given only to people who were involved with the project. Right in front of my eyes, there were these high school girls wearing mini skirts and loose socks singing with pride as professional singers singing such a hard rhythm track. How cool they were!!! At the end of the session, Ms. Tsushima asked me, "is this program okay for these girls to watch?" She was probably sensing some kind of danger from the music...

The dream that I have now is to hold a live concert for "The Revelation of Absolute Destiny." Shall I have Maki Kamiya, the main vocalist, masquerade in Nanami's costume? The members of the Suginami Children's Chorus, will wear uniforms and loose socks (of course, I'll request Ms. Tsushima to conduct). I'll have the members of the Tokyo Mixed Chorus wear tuxedos. Then we'll do a competitive performance with "Universal Gravitation" led by Mr. J.A. Seazer. If you wish to come to the live concert and sing "The Revelation of Absolute Destiny" together with us, please send a post card to the personnel in charge of the project at STARCHILD. (I wonder if it's okay to write something like this at my own discretion???) Then take care of yourself and good-bye until we see each other at the phantom live concert.


1997 Japanese Release

 

2005 United States Release



OST 1: The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution
student council arc BGM and duels
OST 2: Virtual Star Embryology
black rose saga BGM and duels

OST 3: Internal Clock, Municipal Orrery
akio and apocalypse arc BGM and duels

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light
seazer duel chorus image album

OST 5: Now, Engage Yourself to Me...
unreleased BGM, drama tracks, 1997 musical soundtrack

OST 6: Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~
ikuhara selection best of

OST 7: Revival Record of the Rose Egg SOFIA
seazer being seazer album

OST 8: Adolescence Rush
adolescence apocalypse movie soundtrack

OST 9: COMPLETE CD-BOX
previous 8 albums, plus club remixes

OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>
seazer's universal gravitation recordings

OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>
seazer's mitsumune rearranged songs
OST 12: Barbara Dwarf Star Child Apocalypse
more seazer gonna seazer

Singles, Miscellanous Audio/Drama Recordings, Compilations
J.A. Seazer, Shinkichi Mitsumune, and the Music of Utena
So On and So Forth
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