少女革命ウテナ さあ、私とエンゲージして…
[Engage Toi â Mes Côntès]
Shoujo Kakumei Utena - Saa, Watashi to Engage Shite...
  ORIGINAL
少女革命ウテナ さあ、私とエンゲージして…
[Engage Toi â Mes Côntès]
Release Date: 4-3-98 (April 3rd, 1998)
Catalog Number(s): KICA-396 & 397
Price: ¥3,570
Released by: KING Records Co., Ltd.
  REMASTER
少女革命ウテナ コンプリートCD-BOX
DISK5 - さあ、私とエンゲージして…
Release Date: 8-27-08 (August 27th, 2008)
Catalog Number(s): KICA-920〜928
Price: ¥12,000
Released by: KING Records Co., Ltd.
  REMASTER
少女革命ウテナ コンプリートCD-BOX
DISK6 - さあ、私とエンゲージして…
Release Date: 8-27-08 (August 27th, 2008)
Catalog Number(s): KICA-920〜928
Price: ¥12,000
Released by: KING Records Co., Ltd.
This hefty two disc set really feels like two unrelated albums, with a veritable buffet of auditory content between them. The first disc is comprised unreleased and alternative background music for the series, interspersed with a non-linear series of 'drama' tracks, where the television series cast reinacts scenes word for word from the Chiho Saito manga. This is often....interesting, given the script for the manga is a little more blunt. I'm talking to you Touga. (A full translation, of course, is available.)

The background music is a mixed bag, and all of it is, unsurprisingly, in terrible French. There's definitely a strangely Christian bent to the names given, but that isn't a prominent motif in Revolutionary Girl Utena so I don't take it especially to heart. Definite standouts are The Rose Bride, Clergyman, and Atonement, with real prize probably being Kiss.

The second disc is more or less the official soundtrack for the 1997 Utena musical, which played in Tokyo during the last episodes of the show during the Christmas season. (Why yes, I have a high-definition copy of this uploaded on YouTube!) The songs on this disc are not all of the ones in the musical, and KaNNa, the woman that plays Anthy in the production, recorded all of these. Why is hard to say, though it would not be difficult to accept as an answer that she was the most talented vocalist.


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, Disc 2]
少女革命ウテナ さあ、私とエンゲージして…
[Engage Toi â Mes Côntès]
Japanese Tracklist, Disc 2

01. 薔薇の刻印の手紙1(インストゥルメンタル)
02. 強く気高く
03. 王子様がいい
04. 世界を革命するために1
05. 絶対運命黙示録2

06. 薔薇の花嫁
07. 影絵少女1
08. ウェルカム2
09. Eye catcher
10. 舞踏会の夜に

11. デュエリスト
12. 女の子の季節
13. 花のない薔薇
14. 守ってほしい
15. ありがとう愛を

16. 輪舞-revolution(TVsize)
[Japanese Tracklist, Disc 1]
少女革命ウテナ さあ、私とエンゲージして…
[Engage Toi â Mes Côntès]
Japanese Tracklist, Disc 1

01. 第一幕:バラの刻印
02. nouvellé mariée [花嫁] (ヌーヴェル・マリエ)
03. 第二幕:決闘者たち
04. foi [信仰] (フォア)
05. 第三幕:背徳の兄妹

06. fascination [魅惑] (ファッシナシオン)
07. 第四幕:エンゲージして…
08. bal [舞踏会] (バル)
09. 第五幕:シャワーの彼
10. chouchou [愛玩動物] (シュシュ)

11. programe de radiodiffusion [ラジオ番組]
      (プログラム・ドゥ・ラディオディフュジオン)
12. ondes électriques [電波] (オンド・エレクトリーク)
13. 第六幕:お願い!ハニワッチャ!!
14. animal sauvage [野生動物] (アニマル・ソバァージュ)
15. 第七幕:梢だけの幹

16. icône [聖像] (イコーヌ)
17. croix [十字架] (クロワ)
18. tentation [誘惑] (タンタシオン)
19. 第八幕:深き瑠璃色の影
20. Terre promise [約束の地] (テール・プロミース)

21. こんにちは赤ちゃん
22. 夜明けのスキャット
23. ドナドナ
24. 第九幕:ルシファーの罠
25. confession [懺悔] (コンフェッシオン)

26. prêtre [聖職者] (プレートル)
27. rêdemption [贖罪] (エクスピアシオン)
28. 第十幕:世界を革命する者
29. fruit défendu [禁断の木の実] (フリュイ・デファンデュ)
30. 第十一幕:私の王子様

31. baiser [キス] (ベゼ)
32. 第十二幕:いつか一緒に輝いて
33. Rose&release (karaoke)
34. 第十三幕:わたしと、あなたが、もう一度……



Disc 1 (Background Music & Audio Drama)

01. Act I: The Rose Signet [1:42] *
02. The Rose Bride [nouvellé mariée] [3:14]
03. Act II: Duelists [0:52] *
04. Faith [foi] [1:13]
05. Act III: Immoral Siblings [0:35] *

06. Fascination [fascination] [1:16]
07. Act IV: Get Engaged... [0:36] *
08. Ball [bal] [1:42]
09. Act V: He's in a Shower [0:35] *
10. Chu-Chu [chouchou] [2:07]

11. Radio Show [programe de radiodiffusion] [2:26]
12. Radio Waves [ondes électriques] [1:04]
13. Act VI: Please! Haniwaccha!! [1:27] *
14. Wild Animals [animal sauvage] [1:32]
15. Act VII: Kozue's Own Miki [0:31] *

16. Sacred Image [icône] [2:39]
17. Cross [croix] [2:43]
18. Temptation [tentation] [1:33]
19. Act VIII: Shadow of the Deepest Azure [2:20] *
20. Promised Land [Terre promise] [1:55]

21. Hello, My Baby [2:42]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Hello, My Baby
Released on OST 5

Episode 27: Nanami's Egg
The first stanza of this song plays
earlier in the episode, during the montage
of Nanami mothering her egg.

OST 5: Now, Engage Yourself to Me..., disc 1, track 21

[Ayu Ohseki]
Hello, My Baby
Translation by Ayu Ohseki

Hello, my baby! Your smile 
Hello, my baby! Your cries 
Your tiny hands and round eyes 
How do you do? I'm Mommy!

Hello, my baby! Your life 
Hello, my baby! Your future 
This happiness is what Daddy desires 
How do you do? I'm Mommy!

This is the mark of love 
for the two of us alone 
I'll pray to raise you 
healthy and beautiful

Hello, my baby! I have a request 
Hello, my baby! Sometimes, Daddy and I 
You see, we want you to make a quiet night 
Just for us--so good night 
Please, my baby 
Good night, my baby! I'm Mommy!

[Nozomi (Official)]
Hello, My Baby (Aired Lyrics)
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

Hello to you, little babe. To your smiling face.
Hello to you, little babe. To your cries, as well.
Those little hands you have! Your eyes, squeezed tightly shut!
How do you do? I'm your mother, dear.



22. Dawn Scat [3:59]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Dawn Scat
Released on OST 5

Episode 27: Nanami's Egg
This song airs during the climax of the
episode, when Nanami finds her egg has
hatched, and lord knows what comes out of it.

OST 5: Now, Engage Yourself to Me..., disc 1, track 22

[Ayu Ohseki]
Dawn Scat
Translation by Ayu Ohseki

When we love each other, this transient world comes to a halt 
The two of us shall go on to a world without time
The night shall not flow, nor shall the stars fade 
The song of love shall simply resound

We love each other, and so our clock comes to a halt 
Our clock comes to a halt
Lu lu lu lu lu......

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

When one is in love, time stands still.
In a timeless world, the couple walks on.
The night is still, the stars never fade.
Only the echoes of a love song remain.

For a couple in love, even the clocks will stop.
(Humming isn't translated.)



23. Dona Dona [3:06]
[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. 




24. Act IX: Lucifer's Trap [1:23] *
25. Repentance [confession] [1:52]

26. Clergyman [prêtre] [1:50]
27. Atonement [rêdemption] [1:45]
28. Act X: The One Who Will Revolutionize the World [1:13] *
29. The Forbidden Fruit [fruit défendu] [1:33]
30. Act XI: My Prince [1:08] *

31. Kiss [baiser] [2:07]
32. Act XII: Someday, We'll Shine Together [1:04] *
33. Rose & Release (karaoke) [1:34]
34. Act XIII: Once Again, You and I Will... [0:17] *

* [Read Acts I-XIII of the audio drama here, translated by Verthandi]


Disc 2 (Revolutionary Girl Utena Musical Soundtrack)

01. Letters of the Rose Signet I [1:51]
02. With Strength and Nobility [3:10]
[Verthandi]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Strongly, Nobly
Translation by Verthandi
          KaNNa (as Dios)

It's all right; you're not alone
I have given you power
So that you may go on living; strongly, nobly

Take heart, loneliness suits you not
I will always be by your side
I want you to live; strongly, nobly

Small one, enduring under grief
It's alright...take heart...
Strongly...nobly...

If you do not lose your noble sentiment,
The time shall come for us to meet once more
As the seasons change, when the roses hath bloomed sevenfold
I will invite you to join me at the Ends of the World

It's alright...take heart...
Strongly...nobly...
It's alright...take heart...
Strongly...nobly...
[EJ Translation]
With Strength and Nobility
Translation by EJ
          KaNNa (as Dios)

It’s all right — you are not alone
Because I’ve given you my power,
you can live with strength and nobility

Be at peace — loneliness doesn’t suit you
I’ll always be at your side, so
I want you to live with strength and nobility

Oh, small child who bears up under sadness
It’s all right, never fear
Live with strength and nobility

If you never lose your noble thoughts
There may come a time when we can meet again
When the seasons have gone round
and the roses have bloomed seven times
I’ll invite you to an End of the World just for the two of us

It’s all right, never fear
Live with strength and nobility
It’s all right, never fear
Live with strength and nobility


03. I'd Rather Be a Prince [3:27]
[Verthandi]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
I'd Rather Be a Prince
Translation by Verthandi
          KaNNa

Utena:
I want to be a prince!
Instead of a sheltered princess,
I'd rather be a prince

To search for something dearest to me,
I want to be a strong
and noble prince

I want to be a prince
Wrapped in the scent of roses
I'd rather be a prince!

If girls must lack strength and nobility,
Then I'll be a prince
who everyone admires

Chorus:
The princess so longed after the prince
That she decided to become a prince herself,
But was that really such a good idea?

Wakaba:
You're a prince, you say?
I'd love to have a prince who'd protect only me
Looking over your shoulder,
you'd see my gentle smile
You're a strong, noble prince, you say

Chorus:
The princess so longed after the prince
That she decided to become a prince herself,
But was that really such a good idea?

[A prince, you say]
To look for something dearest to me [A prince, you say]
(in my dreams)
[A prince, you say]
I want to be a strong, noble prince [A prince, you say]
(my dreams)
A prince (a prince) [a prince]
I wanna be a prince!
[EJ Translation]
I Want to Be a Prince
Translation by EJ
          KaNNa

I want to become a prince
Not a princess who needs protection–
I want to be a prince

To find the thing that’s most important to me
With strength and nobility
I want to become a prince

I want to become a prince
Enveloped in the scent of roses,
I want to be a prince

Even though I’m a woman, as long as I don’t lose
My strength and nobility, everyone will see
That I’m a prince

The princess so admired the prince
That she made up her mind to become a prince herself
But was that really such a good idea?

Be a prince
Protect me and me alone–be my prince
If you turn around, with a kind smile floating to your lips
And gaze at me, with strength and nobility
Be a prince

I want to become a prince
Not a princess who needs protection–
I want to be a prince
Be a prince
To find the thing
that’s most important to me
Be a prince
I want to be a strong, noble prince
A prince, a prince, a prince, a prince
I want to be a prince


04. For the Sake of Revolutionizing the World I [4:52]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
For the Sake of Revolutionizing the World I
Revolutionary Girl Utena Musical

The musical's spin on Touga's Student
Council speech.

OST 5: Now, Engage Yourself to Me..., disc 2, track 4
OST 6: Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~, track 6

[Verthandi]
For the Sake of World Revolution I
Translation by Verthandi
          KaNNa (as Anthy, Touga, Saionji, Juri, and Miki)

Touga:
If the eggshell does not break,
the chick will die without having been born
We are the chick! The egg is the world!

If we do not break the world's shell,
we will die without having been born
Smash the world's shell!

Student Council:
For the sake of world revolution,
For the sake of world revolution

Touga:
We were chosen by the Rose Seal
Saionji:
We gather in accordance with
the letters from the Ends of the World
Miki:
Each of us Duellists, awarded a chance
Jury:
To win the Bride of the Rose in a Duel

Anthy:
Come now, and engage yourself to me
We will go to the illusionary Castle in the air
For the power to bring the world revolution
Belongs to the one who is with me

I am now devoted to Saionji-sama
And spend each day at his side
By the Code of the Rose Seal,
this is the Rose Bride's destiny

Student Council:
We were chosen by the Rose Seal
We gather in accordance with
the letters from the Ends of the World
Each of us Duellists, awarded a chance
To win the Bride of the Rose in a Duel
For the sake of world revolution
For the sake of world revolution

[EJ Translation]
To Revolutionize the World
Translation by EJ
          KaNNa (as Anthy, Touga, Saionji, Juri, and Miki)

If it does not break the egg’s shell,
the chick will die without being born
We are the chick; the world is the egg

If we do not break the world’s shell,
we will die without being born
Destroy the world’s shell!

To revolutionize the world
To revolutionize the world
We who have been chosen by the Rose Seal
We who gather in accordance with the letters from End of the World
Each of us duelists, given a chance
The victor of the duel will obtain her: The Rose Bride

Yes, become engaged to me and we’ll go
To the illusory castle in the sky
The power to revolutionize the world
Belongs to the one who is with me

Now, I spend each day
Entirely devoted to Saionji-sama
That is the law of the Rose Seal
The fate of the Rose Bride

We who have been chosen by the Rose Seal
We who gather in accordance with
the letters from End of the World
Each of us duelists, given a chance
The victor of the duel will obtain her: The Rose Bride
To revolutionize the world
To revolutionize the world


05. Absolute Destiny Apocalypse II [1:51]
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.



06. The Rose Bride [3:59]
[Verthandi]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
The Bride of the Rose
Translation by Verthandi
          KaNNa (as Anthy and Dios)

Anthy:
Come, please take these hands
Come, please take this life
All of me belongs to you

Yes, please take this humble rose
Yes, whensoever it pleases you
All of me belongs to you
This tenderly swollen rosebud shall bloom
In the warmth of your courage and nobility

Now, begins our life together
Now, begins our new love
All of me belongs to you

Anthy & Dios:
Now, begins our life together
Now, begins our new love

Anthy:
All of me belongs to you
All of you belongs to me
All of me belongs to you
All of me belongs to you


[EJ Translation]
The Rose Bride
Translation by EJ
          KaNNa (as Anthy and Dios)

Ah, please take these hands
Ah, please take this life
I give all of myself to you

Yes, please pluck me
Yes, whenever you like
I give all of myself to you
The rosebud that grew so large it hurt
Is coming apart because of your courage and nobility

Now is the beginning of our days together
Now is the beginning of a new love
I give all of myself to you

Now is the beginning of our days together
Now is the beginning of a new love

I give all of myself to you
You give all of yourself to me
I give all of myself to you
I give all of myself to you



07. Shadow Play Girls I [2:07]
[Verthandi]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Shadow Play Girls I
Translation by Verthandi
          KaNNa (as Shadow Girls A-ko and B-ko)

I wonder, I wonder, do you know what I wonder?
There's a secret ritual in the Dueling Arena

One plus one equals san! (Jp. "three")
"San" means sun, right?
My, you're bright!
Wow, I'm dazzling!

Two plus two equals go! (Jp. "five")
And "go" means go!
But you can't do that...
Do what? How?

I don't get it, I don't understand
If you can't solve the riddle, can't solve the riddle
Just leave it as a question
Mystery is history!
I wonder, I wonder, do you wonder what I know?
The Victor will be the one who takes the Bride

But without love, is it really okay?
Oh sure! No problem!
But you might need it after all...
Like, no way!

You can never have too much fun!
Oh, I get it!
But that girl's a little dense...
Totally!

It never changes, it never changes
The thornless rose, the thornless rose
Contains a powerful venom, all the same
The loser will be history!
I wonder, I wonder, do you know what I wonder?
I wonder, I wonder, do you wonder what I know?

[EJ Translation]
Shadowplay Girls
Translation by EJ
          KaNNa (as Shadow Girls A-ko and B-ko)

Do you, do you, do you know?
A secret rite in the dueling arena

One plus one equals three (san)
“‘Sun’ is ‘taiyou’, right?”
“It feels warm.”
“Oh, it’s dazzling!”

Two plus two equals five (go)
“‘Go’ is ‘ike’!”
“We have to do it, don’t we?”
“Huh? Do what?”

I don’t understand, I don’t understand
If we can’t solve it, if we can’t solve it
We can’t stay in doubt
The mystery is history
Do you, do you, do you know?
The winner took the Rose Bride

Is it all right if there’s no love?
“It’s fine, it’s fine!”
“Surely love is necessary!”
“No, that’s not true!”

If you pass the time enjoyably, guu!
“Ah, I see.”
“But things roll off that girl like water off a duck’s back.”
“Yeah, always…”

It doesn’t change, it doesn’t change
A thornless rose, a thornless rose
But it has a very effective poison
The opponent who loses is hystery
Do you, do you, do you know?
Do you, do you, do you know?



08. Welcome II [3:42]
[Verthandi]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Welcome II
Translation by Verthandi
          KaNNa (as Utena and Anthy)

Anthy:
Utena-sama, you really
Dislike the duels, don't you

Utena:
I can't avoid them,
(spoken) But I hate them.
But if I fought again, I'm sure
I'd learn to like it

I won't run away
Until the day comes
When I'll understand everything
I want to protect you
Forever and ever
So your smile will be unclouded

Utena (concurrently with Anthy in next stanza):
I won't run away
Until the day comes
When I'll understand everything
I want to protect you
Forever and ever
So your smile will be unclouded
It seemed so shy
Because I love your smile
I want to protect you

Anthy (concurrently with Utena in previous stanza):
I have a feeling that
Something is about to change
A dangerous scent
Envelops me
And puts me in a wistful mood
There was such a smile
Far in the past,
At the edge of my memories,
Even though I should have forgotten it


[Ayu Ohseki]
Welcome
Translation by Ayu Ohseki
          KaNNa (as Utena and Anthy)

The truth is, Mistress Utena, 
That you hate dueling, don't you? 

But you cannot avoid them 
(spoken) Like it or not. 
I'm sure you will fight again 
I have that feeling

I won't run away 
Until, one of these days, 
The time comes when I know everything 
I want to protect you 
Forever 
So that your smile doesn't cloud over

Utena (concurrently with Anthy in next stanza):
I won't run away
Until, one of these days,
The time comes when I know everything
I want to protect you
Forever 
So that your smile doesn't cloud over
Because I love
Your shy smiles
I want to protect you

Anthy (concurrently with Utena in previous stanza):
I have a premonition
That something is changing
A dangerous scent
Envelopes me
And puts me in a trance
Even though smiles
Are something I should
Have forgotten a long time ago
Have forgotten a long time ago



09. Eye catcher [0:13]
10. On the Night of the Ball [3:03]
[Verthandi]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
On the Night of the Ball
Translation by Verthandi
          KaNNa (as Nanami and Company)

"Welcome to the Dance Party!"
Welcome to the ball!
"Welcome to the Dance Party!"
Tonight is a special night

I wonder if I'll find a wonderful love?
Can I confess to the
girl of my dreams?

Just a brief rendez-vous, on the night of the ball
And I'll find,b And I'll find,
A love that's only for me

"Welcome to the Dance Party!"
This ball will be excellent
"Welcome to the Dance Party!"
Secrets will come out tonight

"Welcome to the Dance Party!"
Welcome to the ball!
"Welcome to the Dance Party!"
Tonight is a special night

I wonder if I'll be the Dance Queen?
Will I spend the whole party alone?
I won't hand my partner over to anyone
And big brother,
Big brother is mine alone

"Welcome to the Dance Party!"
Welcome to the ball!
"Welcome to the Dance Party!"
Tonight is a special night

"Welcome to the Dance Party!"
This ball will be excellent
"Welcome to the Dance Party!"
Secrets will come out tonight

"Welcome to the Dance Party!"
Welcome to the ball!
"Welcome to the--!"

[EJ Translation]
On the Night of the Ball
Translation by EJ
          KaNNa (as Nanami and Company)

Welcome to the dance party,
welcome to the ball
Welcome to the dance party –
tonight is a special night

I wonder if I’ll find a wonderful lover
I wonder if I’ll be able to confess to the
person who’s been on my mind

A brief rendezvous on the night of the ball
Let’s find, let’s find
A love that’s all our own

Welcome to the dance party –
the ball is excellent
Welcome to the dance party –
tonight is a night of secrets

Welcome to the dance party,
welcome to the ball
Welcome to the dance party –
tonight is a special night

I wonder if I can become the Dance Queen
I’ll make today’s party all mine
I won’t relinquish the best partner to anyone
My brother,
my brother is mine alone

Welcome to the dance party,
welcome to the ball
Welcome to the dance party –
tonight is a special night

Welcome to the dance party –
the ball is excellent
Welcome to the dance party –
tonight is a night of secrets

Welcome to the dance party,
welcome to the ball
Welcome to the…





11. Duelist [0:39]
[Verthandi]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
The Duelist
Translation by Verthandi
          KaNNa (as Utena and Anthy)

Anthy:
Roses of the noble castle
Power of Dios that sleeps within me
Heed your master and come forth

Utena:
Grant me the power to bring the world revolution!


[Ayu Ohseki]
Duelist
Translation by Ayu Ohseki
          KaNNa (as Utena and Anthy)

O rose of the noble castle 
O power of Dios that sleeps within me 
Answer thy master, and hearken upon us...

...the power to revolutionize the world!



12. Girls' Season [1:33]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Girls' Season
Revolutionary Girl Utena Musical

A catchy number for the musical, performed
by Wakaba.

OST 5: Now, Engage Yourself to Me..., disc 2, track 12
OST 6: Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~, track 20

[Verthandi]
Girls' Season
Translation by Verthandi
          KaNNa (as Wakaba)

A girl's pet should be a Siamese cat or a Maltese dog
Our hair in billions of curls, tied with ribbons
Hugging cheek-to-cheek, aren't we lovely?

A girl's dream should be to date a dreamy guy
Watching a movie or having dinner together
With our arms folded childishly, isn't it romantic?

Someday, we'll all be grown-up
Until then, please forgive us this girls' season
Surely, someday, we'll be all grown-up
But until then, it's girls' season

We want to be told that we're pretty
We want to be told that we're cute
We want to be told "I love you"
Because it's girls' season

[EJ Translation]
A Girl's Season
Translation by EJ
          KaNNa (as Wakaba)

A girl's pet is a Siamese cat or a Maltese 
Decorating their curls with ribbons 
Holding them, nestling your face against them - lovely!

A girl's dream is to go on a date with a wonderful boy 
Going to dinner and a movie together 
Walking arm-in-arm, being taken care of - romantic!

Everyone becomes an adult someday 
Until then, let me have my girl's season 
Surely, someday, I'll become an adult 
But until then, it's my girl's season

I want to be told I'm pretty 
I want to be told I'm cute 
I want to be told someone loves me 
Because this is my girl's season



13. Flowerless Rose [2:53]
[EJ Translation]   [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Flowerless Rose
Translation by EJ
          KaNNa

My dream is scattering
My love is running away
My time is disappearing
No one loves the flowerless rose

Though I feel, my feelings don’t reach
Though I swore to, I can’t protect you
Though I pray, my prayer isn’t granted
Tomorrow doesn’t come for the flowerless rose

Tears of blood are flowing
Anger of blood wells up
Repentance of blood races through me
The flowerless rose is withered destiny

Though I regret, I will not return
Though I wish, there is nothing
Though I shout, I can’t be heard
The flowerless rose blooms alone

My dream is scattering
My love is running away
My time is disappearing
No one loves the flowerless rose
The flowerless rose…


14. I Want You to Protect Me [2:45]
[Verthandi]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
I Want You to Protect Me
Translation by Verthandi
          KaNNa (as Anthy)

My heart felt warm for the first time
Inside me, something frozen began to melt
Your words brought
Long-forgotten tears from my eyes

I want you to protect me,
Embrace me again
I want your tenderness,
Comfort me

The strength that gave you such happiness
The nobility that fought your loneliness
Is now returning myself to me

I want you to protect me,
Hold me close to your heart
I want your tenderness,
Comfort me

Because you are...
You are my...
My only prince


[EJ Translation]
I Want You to Protect Me
Translation by EJ
          KaNNa (as Anthy)

My heart grows hot for the first time
Something that was frozen is melting
The tears forgotten behind my eyelids
Waver in my eyes at your words

I want you to protect me
Hold me once more
I want kindness
Let me lean on your shoulder

The strength to obtain your happiness
The nobility to fight against your loneliness
Are now transforming me into myself

I want you to protect me
Hold me to your chest
I want kindness
Let me lean on your shoulder

Because you are, you are
My, only my
Prince



15. Thank You for Your Love [2:41]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Thank You For Your Love
Revolutionary Girl Utena Musical

The closing song of the 1997 musical, sung
by Utena and Anthy.

OST 5: Now, Engage Yourself to Me..., disc 2, track 15
OST 6: Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~, track 27

[Verthandi]
Thank You for Your Love
Translation by Verthandi
          KaNNa (as Utena and Anthy)

Anthy: Thank you for your courage
Utena: Thank you for your tears
Anthy: Thank you for your victory
Utena: Thank you for your smile

Utena: I'll keep winning for you, forever
Anthy: I will always believe in your victory

Utena: With strength and nobility,
Anthy: Wrapped in tenderness,
Utena & Anthy: We'll go on living

Utena: I won't forget myself anymore
Anthy: The heart you won back is with you

Utena: Feeling like this,
Anthy: Devoted body and soul,
Utena & Anthy: We'll go on living

Anthy: Thank you for your courage
Utena: Thank you for your tears
Anthy: Thank you for your victory
Utena: Thank you for your smile
Utena & Anthy: Thank you for your love

Anthy: Thank you, my prince
Utena: Thank you, my bride
Utena & Anthy: I love you forever

[EJ Translation]
Thank You for Your Love
Translation by EJ
          KaNNa (as Utena and Anthy)

Thank you for your courage
Thank you for your tears
Thank you for your victory
Thank you for your smile

I’ll always keep on winning
I always believe in your victory

With strength and nobility
Clothed in kindness
I’ll go on living

I won’t forget who I am again
My heart has been returned along with you

On my own terms
Entrusting my heart and body to you
I’ll go on living

Thank you for your courage
Thank you for your tears
Thank you for your victory
Thank you for your smile
Thank you for your love

THANK YOU MY PRINCE
THANK YOU MY BRIDE
I LOVE YOU FOREVER



16. Rondo-revolution (TVsize) [1:34]
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.




The Rose Bride is an alternate version of Revolutionary Girl l • overture from OST 1.
Faith is an alternate version of Nova on OST 3.
Fascination is an alternate version of Fruit of the Sin from OST 2. (Which has an another alternate version, Poison on OST 3.)
Sacred Image is an alternate, but very similar version of Pessimism from OST 3. (They are the same piece of music, but two different recorded piano performances.)
Temptation is virtually identical to Ball of Death from OST 2. (There's a very slight change in pace in the last 30 seconds or so, but I can't imagine most people would notice the difference without simultaneous play-that's how I found it, by catching it fall just out of sync.)
Promised Land is an alternate version of Aphrodite of Death from OST 1.
Dona Dona is a different performance of Dona Dona from OST 2. (Check song Information)
Repentance is an alternate version of Confession Elevator - Daydreaming Troublesome Insects from OST 2.
Clergyman is an alternate version of Nemuro Memorial Hall from OST 2.
Atonement is an alternate version of Eternal Secret from OST 2.



KaNNa
anthy in the musical/disc 2 vocals

When it was decided that I would perform in the "Revolutionary Girl Utena" musical, my first thoughts were "What kind of girl is this Himemiya Anthy, really?" and "How should I play her?" I was filled with distress and unease...
With those feelings, I faced my first day of rehearsal.
But as the rehearsals progressed, I received much advice from the cast members and staff, and steadily made my way towards the "Anthy" inside myself.

I had been filled with unease about this role, but as the performances mounted, I was having fun with the part, and I know why: I am truly greatful that I could meet such a wonderful cast.

I sang the songs on this album while thinking of the stage and enjoying myself. I want you to feel many different things about many people as you listen to it. I thank everyone for giving me this wonderful chance. So, I want to send out these words:

...thank you for your courage... I'm now a big fan of "Revolutionary Girl Utena."

[translated by Verthandi]



Since no one at present has translated these liner notes, this is the Japanese text, which I would be very happy to replace with a translation should anyone like to do that! E-mail me at giovanna[at]ohtori.nu! I used an OCR reader for this, then compared it against the original, but if something makes zero sense, check the scans of the text further down for the original. (Until then, Google Translate will give you a sort of usable translations!)

Kunihiko Ikuhara
director

僕が十代のころ暮らした、とある関西地区に“だんじり”と呼ぶ祭があった. 4〜5メートルはある巨大な地車の櫓に、太鼓、笛、などを操る数人を乗せ、30〜 40人ぐらい(……だったと思う)で公道を引き走るという、少々荒っぽい祭りだった。

当時、僕はその祭りに青年団として参加していたのだが、あるとき、その“だ んじり”が、道を曲がり切れずに、横転してしまうとゆう事故をおこした。重量が 何トンあるかも知れないようなものが横転するのだから、ただではすまない。地 車は辺りの家の塀をぶち壊し横たわっていた. 僕は地車を引いていた側だっ たが、櫓の中に友人のTが乗っていてた。彼は右の手の平を、その地車の下 敷きにしてしまい,病院にかつぎ込まれた。別に珍しいことじゃなかった祭り で物が壊れたり、けが人が出たりするのは、どこのそれでもよくある話だからだ。

一それ以来、僕は二度と祭りに参加するのをやめてしまった。もともと祭りそ のものが、たいして好きじゃなかった……とゆうのが、当時の自分の理由だっ たが、本当のところは 友人の血を見た ことにすっかりおじけづいたのだろう、たぶん。だから、当のTが何事も無かったかのように、次の年 から、また同じように祭りに参加していたことか、僕には不思議に見えたのだろう。

さて, 僕は大人になってしまった。そして、アニメーションを作るという集団作業は、祭り ごとだった。はたして、僕の心はあの十代のころと比べて何か変化はあったのだろうか?

僕は今、純粋にあのときのTに憧れている。


Chiho Saito
manga

昨年末3つの「ウテナ」が終了した.TV版「ウテナ」と漫画版「ウテナ」と舞台 版「ウテナ」である.TV版は「王子様はいない.あえて王子様になろうとする者は、 こんなにつらい」という男性の女性に対する主張の出たラストになっていて、これ は作品を創ったのがビーパパスの男性スタッフだったから、当然の結果だった。

で、私の漫画版である。

私はいつも無自覚に作品を創っているので気付かなかったが、監督の幾原さんや 脚本の檟戸さんに言わせると、私の作品はいつも「王子様が愛をもって主人公を救 うようにみせて、実は才能のある主人公が、愛で王子様を救う」というものなのだそうだ。

そこで、漫画版「ウテナ」は、いつもの私の作品のように「困った王子様」暁生さん を救うべく物語は出発したはずだった。なのに最後にきて、どうしてもウテナが「困ったお姫様」アンシーを救うという「ウテナ」の「ウテナ」たる根幹を無視するわけにはいかなくなってしまった。女が女を救う---.しかも愛をもって...!?これは困った。いつもの私の世界と違う…!!「世界の殻を破らねば、我らは生まれず 死んでゆぐ世界の殻を破壊せよ世界を革命するために」が「ウテナ」とビーパパ スの信条(?)だそうだから、ビーパパスの一員として、当然私も世界を革命しなくて はならなくなった私は居心地の悪さを半分楽しみながら漫画版のラストを描き終 えたけれど、「愛を持って」の部分がうまくいったかどうか、どうも自信がなかった。

そんな折り、三ツ矢氏の手になるミュージカル版が目の前に現れた舞台は良‘ くできていて楽しくて、TV版と漫画版を程良くミックスした感じだったそしてウテ ナ&アンシーはTV版よりも漫画版よりも、西園寺の言うところの「ラブラブな状態」 に見えた。うん、いいじゃないか、と私は今さら思った。

私の世界は革命され始めたのであろうか?


Yoji Enokido
story/screenplay

番組終了後の年明け、打ち上げ旅行と称して、越後湯沢に遊びに行った その二日目、僕と幾原とさいとう先生は(他のスタッフやキャス卜がスキーに興 じる傍ら)、このアルバムの内容について(まあ遊び半分で)検討していた.

——なんだか懐かしい空気だな....

そう、正月に三人がホテルの一室でカンゾメになるというのは、二年前の企画 打合せとあまりにも似すぎた状況であった.(幸い、今回幾原は倒れなかった(笑)) 思ぇば、登場人物たちにまだ名前すらなかったあの頃の不安をよそに、天上ウ テナは最終回まで挫けず戦いぬいてくれたんだなあ、とひとり僕は感慨にふけっ たりした。それはすべて惜しみない協力を寄せてくれたスタッフ、キャストのおかげ である。(感謝一)

今回のドラマシークェンスは、さいとう先生のマンガ版をベースに構成してみま した。いわばアニメ版の声優さんによる、さいとうちほワールドである。企画意図は ややマニアックである.(でもわりと好きだな、こ一ゆ一の)

ところで、三つの願いをかなえてくれるのがなぜハニワッチャなのかは、僕に も謎である。アニメの黒薔薇編でもチョコレートを抱えた埴輪が登場していた

が.......ウテナは埴輪と縁がある?あるいは、それは鳳学園が前方後円墳

らしき景観を備えていることと、なにか関係があるのかもしれなし、(笑)。

とにかく、KaNNaさんのハートフルなディスクとあわせて、楽しんでもらえれば幸いです.


Yuji Mitsuya
director/screenplay for the musical

『少女革命ウテナ』のミュージカル化は非常に難しく楽しい仕事でした。まず台本と作詞が遅々 として進まず、皆さんに大変な迷惑をかけてしまい辛い思いをしました。この仕事に取り掛かった当初、 原作コミックスの雰囲気とテレビ•アニメのテイストが若干異なっていると感じたからです。どちらに 焦点を合わせるべきか•••。どうすれば両者のニュアンスが出せるのか•••。ウンウン苦しんだあげ く台本と詞は完成したのです。ミュージカルの命である音楽は、私の作詞が遅れてスケジュールが 厳しくなってしまったにもかかわらず、光宗さんに素敵なナンバーを書いていただけて幸せでした。 そして理想のキャスト。台本は地獄でしたが、演出は天国でした。いやあ、稽古、楽しかった。初日の 本番を一番喜んで見ていたのは私かもね。そのミュージカル『少女革命ウテナ』の音楽がCDにな りました。これから落ち込んだら、このCDを聞いて、ウテナ天国に舞い上がりたいと思います。


Shinkichi Mitsumune
composer for the television series

例の最終回、奥井雅美嬢の「Rose & release」の直前に流れるBGM。

実はあの曲はその曲だけのためにレコーディングの日を設けた。つまり最終 回専用の曲である。こう言ったことはアニメでは賛沢なのかもしれないが、実 はこういうパターンは以前、関わった某アニメに続き2回目たった。監督日ぐ「最 終回は絵と音をシンクロさせる。つまり、絵を音に合わせる」と。いわゆる、絵と音 のシンクロは、フィルムスコアリングという手法で、絵が出来てから作曲する のが普通だ。それを、絵の方を音に合わせるとは、それが非常に賛沢なことだと言うことを意味していた。つ まり、ここからアンシーがでてきて、ここからチュチュが出てきて…という大まかな秒数を最初にもらって作曲し、 その後、絵の方を微調整したのである。これは、自分にとっては非常にエキサイティングな作業だった。

結果は皆さんがご覧になったとおりである。基本的には「死のアフロディーテ」のモチーフを使って いる。冒頭のフレットレス•ベースはアマチュア時代からの親友で若手No.1のベーシスト、岡田治郎に 演奏してもらった。メロディーに続く部分は全くの即興のフレーズである。なにか特別なサウンドを作り 出せているという一体感が、スタジオ全体に感じられた:自分にとっては至福の時だ。演奏している ミュ—ジシャン達にも同じ波動が伝わっているような感覚がした。これは、自分の思い上がりだろうか? 思えば、「ウテナ」との開わりは全て、人との出会い、インスピレーシヨンとの出会い、と言い換え ることが出来るだろう。努力して必死にあがいてやったのではなく、なにか自動操縦でここまで来た ような…その瞬間,瞬間に起こる出来事を、確実に記録する、という作業だったのかもしれない。

人生というものは、めくるめく織物のようなもの。たった一つの出会い(モチーフ)が段々、大きな意味 を持ち、最後には素晴らしい模様を描き出す。ただ、始めたときはその大きな模様が見えないだけなのだ。




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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