Aquaplus Vocal Collection Vol. 9 — English Scans



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Aquaplus Vocal Collection Vol. 9

Featuring music from White Album 2: Introductory Chapter, To Heart 2: AD Next, Le prince de l’Etoile, and To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers

 

 

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Aquaplus Vocal Collection Vol. 9

Featuring music from White Album 2: Introductory Chapter, To Heart 2: AD Next, Le prince de l’Etoile, and To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers

 

  1. Love Out of Reach

White Album 2: Introductory Chapter opening theme

 

  1. Deep Love

White Album 2: Introductory Chapter featured song

 

  1. White Album (Live at Campus Fes)

White Album 2: Introductory Chapter featured song

 

  1. Sound of Destiny (Live at Campus Fes)

White Album 2: Introductory Chapter featured song

 

  1. After All (Feelings Spelled Out)

White Album 2: Introductory Chapter featured song

 

  1. Love Out of Reach (Live at Campus Fes)

White Album 2: Introductory Chapter featured song

 

  1. Twinkle Snow

White Album 2: Introductory Chapter ending theme

 

  1. Thrill

To Heart 2: AD Next OVA opening theme

 

  1. Setting Out

To Heart 2: AD Next OVA ending theme

 

  1. Trials in Love

Le prince de l’Etoile opening theme

 

  1. Halfsies

Le prince de l’Etoile ending theme

 

  1. Rainbow Wind

To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers opening theme

 

  1. My Friend

To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers ending theme

 

  1. Echoes

To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers ending theme

 

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Love Out of Reach   Sung by Rena Uehara

Lyrics: Naoko Sutani / Composition: Shinya Ishikawa / Arrangement: Junya Matsuoka

 

Are you playing the loner?

I found myself wondering why

Before I knew it

I was drawn to you more than anyone

 

How do I reflect my heart in this mirror?

 

If I keep feeling this hopeless love

Will it show itself one day?

Until that hazy answer comes into view

My love won’t go anywhere

 

The day I first spoke to you

And you turned to me

You were so dazzling

That I couldn’t look straight at you

 

How do I trace myself into your heart?

 

If I keep feeling this unfulfilled love

Will the day come when it appears?

Give me one little glimpse of that hazy answer

And I know my love will come alive

 

How do I reflect my heart in this mirror?

 

If I keep feeling this hopeless love

Will it show itself one day?

Until that hazy answer comes into view

My love won’t go anywhere

 

Electric bass: Kentaro Sawa

Electric guitar: Hideo Mitsuda

All other instruments and programming: Junya Matsuoka

 

Deep Love                   Sung by Setsuna Ogiso

Lyrics: Nana Mizuki / Composition: Noriyasu Agematsu (Elements Garden) / Arrangement: Junya Matsuoka

 

As snow danced in the night sky

The two of us nestled together, watching it

The warmth between our hands

Was so gentle

 

The promise that was meant to last forever

Disappears into the fleeting, faded blue between the clouds

 

Just being next to you, that alone was enough

Before I knew it I was full, with no dreams bigger than the present

 

Whenever we are, wherever we are

Just keep holding me tight

Even if the everyday seeps into our passion

My love for you will never end

I believe in it

You’ll always be the only one I see

 

The words and hours we share change their shape

The moon’s tears melt on our white cheeks

 

I keep wanting to say, “Don’t go, just a little longer”

I keep telling myself, “We’ll see each other again, won’t we?”

 

Two people suddenly dash off in different directions

And there’s no stopping them

The silence overwhelms our imagination and tears us apart

If there were one little wish I could make

It would be to tell you “I’m sorry”

 

Just thinking these thoughts won’t get them across

You have to speak them, you have to move

The secrets the two of us kept hidden

Will be forgotten if we leave them there

So… come on, hurry up and come here…

 

Just being next to you, that alone was enough

The next time we meet, will we be able to laugh together again?

 

Whenever we are, wherever we are

Just keep holding me tight

Melting in an even hotter passion

My love for you will never end

I believe in it

You’ll always be the only one I see

 

Vocals: Madoka Yonezawa

All instruments and programming: Junya Matsuoka

 

 

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White Album (Live at Campus Fes)         Sung by Setsuna Ogiso

Lyrics: Yuki Morikawa / Composition: Eiji Ogata / Arrangement: Kazusa Touma, Takeya Iizuka

 

Though we spend day after day out of touch

Our feelings are always right there beside us

 

We claim we’ll be fine even if we can’t see each other

But our brave words are always mixed with sighs

 

The treasure we left in the passing seasons

It’s a puzzle missing its most important piece

Just as the white snow covers the streets

We can fill up the blanks in this album

 

When I feel like the weight of loneliness might break me

Passing anxious days all on my own

 

You tell me it’s all right, pat my shoulder,

And bring me back around with your smile

 

Even if we separate, I’ll have your words

Strange as it seems, that’s enough to make me happy

The fleeting snow envelops my secret thoughts

Dyeing the pure white pages of this album

 

The treasure we left in the passing seasons

It’s a puzzle missing its most important piece

Just as the white snow covers the streets

We can fill up the blanks in this album

 

Vocals:  Madoka Yonezawa

Composition: Shinya Ishikawa

All instruments and programming, arrangement: Michio Kinugasa

 

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Sound of Destiny (Live at Campus Fes) Sung by Setsuna Ogiso

Lyrics: Naoko Sutani / Composition: Kazuhide Nakagami / Arrangement: Kazusa Touma, Takeya Iizuka

 

Captured by that shapeless thing called love

I know there is such a thing as love that stops your heart

The longing that you made me feel every time we met

I still believe in it—it will never disappear

 

Unending passion that never rests

Where does it come from? Where does it sleep?

 

The stars draw the path of my destiny, countless shining lights

There’s one thing I know now—I will never leave you

I close my eyes and hear my heartbeat, proof that I’m alive

Following the rhythm my heart pounds out

I’ll dance as I go! As far as it takes me…

 

Even though I’m tired of hurting and being hurt

I still fall in love that takes my breath away

 

A world of darkness may await me on my path

But I know I’ll be able to keep my eyes bright

 

The stars turn the wheel of a single, flowing destiny

Dwelling in the hearts of people, strong and weak, hot and cold

Touch your chest and feel your heartbeat, proof that you’re alive

Following the melody the stars play

I’ll sing as I go! Forever and on…

 

We will go dancing along to whenever

the rhythms of our hearts take us

heard “Sound of Destiny”

 

Vocals: Madoka Yonezawa

Electric guitar: Katsuyuki Nagano

All other instruments and programming, arrangement: Junya Matsuoka

 

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After All (Feelings Spelled Out)   Sung by Rena Uehara

Lyrics: Miu / Composition: Shinya Ishikawa / Arrangement: Michio Kinugasa

 

A flock of birds takes off from the earth

Where is my lonely heart supposed to go?

 

I still have the kisses we shared that day

Our matching heartbeats as we held each other tightly

 

The summer I spent in love with you is over

And the memories it brought are returning to the sky

You were so dazzling and kind, and I loved you

I’m still searching for your voice and your dreams

Stay just a little longer, just like this

 

Only the lights adorning the weekend streets

Wrap up my heart as it bleeds through

 

Lovers sway in silhouette

Before I know it, longing overtakes me

 

I think of the last autumn I spent with you

Of the footsteps long gone, of your hands, of tomorrow

Being happy by your side was everything

The confusion and loneliness still show themselves

But soon enough I’ll forget it all, just like this

 

I call your dear name, but the wind just sweeps it away

Taking me far, far from the past, from that day

 

 

Some day—I know it—I’ll wait for winter

Follow my memories back to this place

More than anyone, more than ever

I’ll sing of you, even if the words never reach you

Feel what I feel and and believe in a new time

 

All instruments and programming: Michio Kinugasa

 

Love Out of Reach (Live at Campus Fes)                           Sung by Setsuna Ogiso

Lyrics: Haruki Kitahara / Composition: Kazusa Touma / Arrangement: Kazusa Touma

 

Are you playing the loner?

I found myself wondering why

Before I knew it

I was drawn to you more than anyone

 

How do I reflect my heart in this mirror?

 

If I keep feeling this hopeless love

Will it show itself one day?

Until that hazy answer comes into view

My love won’t go anywhere

 

The day I first spoke to you

And you turned to me

You were so dazzling

That I couldn’t look straight at you

 

How do I trace myself into your heart?

 

If I keep feeling this unfulfilled love

Will the day come when it appears?

Give me one little glimpse of that hazy answer

And I know my love will come alive

 

How do I reflect my heart in this mirror?

 

If I keep feeling this hopeless love

Will it show itself one day?

Until that hazy answer comes into view

My love won’t go anywhere

 

Vocals: Madoka Yonezawa

Composition: Shinya Ishikawa

Lyrics: Naoko Sutani

Electric bass: Kentaro Sawa

Electric guitar: Hideo Mitsuda

All other instruments and programming, arrangement: Junya Matsuoka

 

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Twinkle Snow           Sung by Akari Tsuda

Lyrics: Naoko Sutani / Composition: Junya Matsuoka / Arrangement: Michio Kinugasa

 

We talked and talked until it got dark

Beneath a clouded winter sky

 

I don’t know when it started, but every time we part

I just want to stay with you a little longer—which really means…

 

Softly

The snow piles up on the feelings of love that I found tonight

Will I find this dear feeling again tomorrow?

I want to shine more brightly for you than I did today

As I gaze up at the flickering sky, the snow kisses me gently

 

If you find a girlfriend, somewhere along the line

Will you keep talking to me like this?

 

Some day, your girlfriend will come first

I hate the thought of you leaving me—which really means…

 

Softly

The snow piles up on the feelings of love that I found tonight

Will I find this half-weeping feeling again tomorrow?

I want to shine more brightly for you than I did today

As I gaze up at the flickering sky, I’ll kiss the snow back, gently

 

I’m growing up as I discover all these feelings

The snow will wrap me up protectively until the budding season

 

Twinkling

The snow piles up on all the feelings I found this year

Come spring, a new me will start to sprout

Hoping to shine more brightly for you than I did this year

As I gaze up at the flickering sky

I’ll make my wish to the snow, pray to the snow, kiss the snow, gently

 

Acoustic & electric guitar: Hideo Mitsuda

All other instruments and programming: Michio Kinugasa

 

Thrill                Sung by Rena Uehara

Lyrics: Naoko Sutani / Composition: Junya Matsuoka / Arrangement: Junya Matsuoka

 

I’m looking for a thrill to make my heart dance

I want to keep laughing like this forever

 

Earnest, reliable to everyone

A little strong-willed

Positive, always too energetic

That’s how I like myself

 

Hanging on to my childish heart

I’m aiming to be a wonderful adult

 

If I find a thrill that makes my heart dance

I’ll be fine on the nights that I feel like crying

I’m looking for a thrill to make my heart dance

I want to keep laughing like this forever

 

Sometimes I can’t read the mood around me

Sometimes it puts people off

But I never worry, always too energetic

That’s how I like myself

 

Today I think I may have made it

One step closer to being a wonderful adult

 

If I find a thrill that stays in my heart

I’ll be fine on the nights that I can’t sleep

I’m looking for a thrill to stay in my heart

I want to keep laughing like this forever

 

Today I think I did very well

Good night! Tomorrow I’ll keep up the pace

 

Once I’ve found a thrill that makes my heart dance

I’ll be fine no matter what happens

Once I’ve found a thrill that stays in my heart

I want to embrace myself with a smile on my face forever

 

Electric bass: Michio Kinugasa

Acoustic & electric guitar: Hideo Mitsuda

All other instruments and programing: Junya Matsuoka

 

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Setting Out                  Sung by Rena Uehara

Lyrics: Hazuki Endo / Composition: Michio Kinugasa / Arrangement: Michio Kinugasa

 

In the season of departures, as soft sunlight spills through the trees

I remember your smile, the classroom where we messed around

 

One slow step forward into a new time…

 

I’ll never forget that we met

The nights we spent talking, the days we cried

A tiny stroke of chance made me who I am now

Thank you for meeting me

For understanding me, for scolding me

We’ll meet again ten years from now, the same feelings in our hearts

 

The future felt so far away back then

Our mothers held our hands and protected us, but now

 

No matter how many tears are shed, I’m not turning back…

 

The indelible memories

Of being loved, of causing pain

Will strengthen and support my weak heart

So thank you for loving me

For embracing me unconditionally

Ten years from now, words of welcome will still be waiting

 

A flock of little birds takes off into the boundless sky

Following the roads each of us chose

Loneliness wells up in me…

 

I’ll never forget that we met

The nights we spent talking, the days we cried

A tiny stroke of chance made me who I am now

Thank you for meeting me

For understanding me, for scolding me

We’ll meet again ten years from now, the same feelings in our hearts

 

All instruments and programming: Michio Kinugasa

 

Trials in Love            Sung by Akari Tsuda

Lyrics: Naoko Sutani / Composition: Shinya Ishikawa / Arrangement: Michio Kinugasa

 

I always thought you were kinda cute

You kept talking to me and I got my hopes up

 

Then it turned out you liked someone else

You told me so, and I lost the fight before it even started

 

My heart might be a mess, I might want to cry my eyes out

But I’ll be rooting for you anyway

 

Nothing I can do about it, I’m really hopeless

I’ll keep my front up to the bitter end

Nothing I can do about it, but when I see you looking so happy my chest tightens up

God, you haven’t forgotten, right? Happiness, I’m ready

 

I always thought you were kinda cute

You looked so depressed and I got my hopes up… I’m sorry

 

Then it turned out you got turned down

You told me so, and I mentally pumped my fist in victory

 

My heart is all mixed up, though I’m happy

But all I can say is “Cheer up”

 

Nothing I can do about it, I’m really hopeless

To you I’m still just a friend

Nothing I can do about it, but when I see you looking so sad my chest tightens up

But thank you, God! Thank you for this love

 

Nothing I can do about it, I’m really hopeless

I’ll keep my front up to the bitter end

Nothing I can do about it, but when I see you looking so happy my chest tightens up

God, you haven’t forgotten, right? Happiness, I’m ready

Happiness, I’m ready

 

All instruments and programming: Michio Kinugasa

 

Halfsies           Sung by Akari Tsuda

Lyrics: Naoko Sutani / Composition: Michio Kinugasa / Arrangement: Michio Kinugasa

 

Walking down an endless road, plenty of baggage in hand

You, my darling, simply helped me without a word

 

My heart felt joy at your kindness—it made me want to be kinder, too

 

If I could smile and have fun with you forever, I would be so happy

And I would always go halfsies on this bliss with you

 

I looked again and you were carrying even more baggage than mine

You, my darling, simply hauled it all without a word

 

My heart felt sorrow at your kindness—I don’t want you suffering for me

 

You don’t have to take it all with a smile—ask me for help, I would be so happy

And I want you to go halfies on the sadness with me

 

Kindness is warm, right? But I realized

Sometimes it’s cold, and that’s when it hurts

 

If I could smile and have fun with you forever, I would be so happy

And I would always go halfsies on this bliss with you

 

You don’t have to take it all with a smile—ask me for help, I would be so happy

And I want you to go halfsies on the sadness with me

 

Electric guitar: Hideo Mitsuda

All other instruments and programming: Michio Kinugasa

 

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Rainbow Wind          Sung by Rena Uehara

 

The rainbow wind smiled kindly

Showing me which road to follow

 

For some reason, whenever you laugh I laugh too

Normally I’d be depressed over things not going my way

 

I may be as airy and tender as new leaves

But the strength to hold my own is sleeping in my heart

 

I never want to forget these happy moments

As one day bounces into the next

The rainbow wind smiled kindly

Showing me which road to follow

 

For some reason, whenever you’re there I feel stronger

Normally I’d be so anxious I couldn’t take a step

 

If I told you how I really felt, I’m sure you would be happy

The happiness in my own heart would spread and overflow

 

I never want to forget these happy moments

As one day bounces into the next

The rainbow wind will go on and on

Showing me which road to follow

 

I never want to forget these happy moments

As one day bounces into the next

The rainbow wind smiled kindly

Showing me which road to follow

 

I never want to forget these happy moments

As one day bounces into the next

The rainbow wind will go on and on

Showing me which road to follow

 

All instruments and programming: Michio Kinugasa

 

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My Friend                    Sung by Rena Uehara

Lyrics: Naoko Sutani / Composition: Michio Kinugasa / Arrangement: Michio Kinugasa

 

Tomorrow may be even better than today

But this moment only comes once, and I want to enjoy it with you

 

I thought you were a rival standing in my way

If you went right I went left, if you went forward I stepped back

 

I had no idea that in the crushing darkness

Something was lighting the path, guiding me

 

Tomorrow may be even better than today

But this moment only comes once, and I want to enjoy it with you

 

Seeing you laugh brings me such great happiness

Whenever I’m sad you cheer me up so readily

 

I realized that in the crushing darkness

Someone was lighting the path, guiding me

 

We may have no choice but to move past the edge of this cliff

But if we spread our wings, we can fly anywhere

 

Crying and laughing together, forgiving, fighting again

Suddenly we trust each other, my irreplaceable friend

 

Tomorrow may be even better than today

But this moment only comes once, and I want to enjoy it with you

 

We may have no choice but to move past the edge of this cliff

But if we spread our wings, we can fly anywhere

 

All instruments and programming: Michio Kinugasa

 

Echo                  Sung by Rena Uehara

Lyrics: U / Composition: Hideo Mitsuda / Arrangement: Hideo Mitsuda

 

It’s hard to walk through these streets hazy with smoke

Why did you leave with nothing but a lie, leaving only a promise behind?

 

I bite down on the aftertaste of tears until it hurts

 

The smell I loved is nothing but a phantom now

But I don’t notice, the echo just repeats

I’m not strong enough to make solitude my own

And I don’t notice, the echo looks back again

If it’s to fade into the past, I’ll start running after it now

 

I don’t know where the night ends

But I know the answer is pointless

I sit hugging my knees, feeling a vague dizziness

 

Embracing just one moment, the last traces of that day

 

I’ll never be able to call the name I love again

I’ve realized now, and the echo repeats

I pretend I’m fine but it’s really the reverse

The echo looks back again and says, “I always knew”

I don’t care if you laugh at me, I just want to tell you everything

 

I bite down on the aftertaste of tears until it hurts

 

The smell I loved is nothing but a phantom now

But I don’t notice, the echo just repeats

I’m not strong enough to make solitude my own

And I don’t notice, the echo looks back again

If it’s to fade into the past, I’ll start running after it now

 

Acoustic & electric guitar: Hideo Mitsuda

All other instruments and programming: Michio Kinugasa

 

Recording & Mixing Engineer: Kenichi Arimura  (Studio Aqua)

Recorded & Mixed at Studio Aqua

Mastering Engineer: Koji Suzuki (Sony Music Studios Tokyo)

Mastered at Sony Music Studios Tokyo

 

Illustrations: Takeshi Nakamura

Tometa Ohara/Koharu Sakura

Mitsumi Misato

Tatsuki Amazuyu

Design: Hideaki Kawai

 

Special thanks: 81PRODUCE

Frontier Works

All Leaf/Aquaplus staff

 

A&R: Ryunosuke Kusaka (F.I.X. Records)

Koji Sawahata (King Records)

Toshiaki Sato (King Records)

Promotion: Masanobu Inao (King Records)

Ko Ehata (King Records)

Marie Wada (King Records)

Sales Promotion: Natsuko Moro (King Records)

Desk Promotion: Mariko Kobayashi (King Records)

Supervisor: Akio Mishima (King Records)

 

Director: Kenichi Arimura (F.I.X. Records)

Producer: Naoya Shimokawa

 

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Aquaplus Vocal Collection Vol. 9

Featuring music from White Album 2: Introductory Chapter, To Heart 2: AD Next, Le prince de l’Etoile, and To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers

 

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Aquaplus Vocal Collection Vol. 9

Featuring music from White Album 2: Introductory Chapter, To Heart 2: AD Next, Le prince de l’Etoile, and To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers

 

  1. Love Out of Reach Vocals: Rena Uehara

White Album 2: Introductory Chapter opening theme

 

  1. Deep Love Vocals: Setsuna Ogiso

White Album 2: Introductory Chapter featured song

 

  1. White Album (Live at Campus Fes) Vocals: Setsuna Ogiso

White Album 2: Introductory Chapter featured song

 

  1. Sound of Destiny (Live at Campus Fes) Vocals: Setsuna Ogiso

White Album 2: Introductory Chapter featured song

 

  1. After All (Feelings Spelled Out) Vocals: Rena Uehara

White Album 2: Introductory Chapter featured song

 

  1. Love Out of Reach (Live at Campus Fes) Vocals: Setsuna Ogiso

White Album 2: Introductory Chapter featured song

 

  1. Twinkle Snow Vocals: Akari Tsuda

White Album 2: Introductory Chapter ending theme

 

  1. Thrill Vocals: Rena Uehara

To Heart 2: AD Next OVA opening theme

 

  1. Setting Out Vocals: Rena Uehara

To Heart 2: AD Next OVA ending theme

 

  1. Trials in Love Vocals: Akari Tsuda

Le prince de l’Etoile opening theme

 

  1. Halfsies Vocals: Akari Tsuda

Le prince de l’Etoile ending theme

 

  1. Rainbow Wind Vocals: Rena Uehara

To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers opening theme

 

  1. My Friend Vocals: Rena Uehara

To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers ending theme

 

  1. Echoes Vocals: Rena Uehara

To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers ending theme

 

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Aquaplus Vocal Collection Vol. 9

Featuring music from White Album 2: Introductory Chapter, To Heart 2: AD Next, Le prince de l’Etoile, and To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers

 

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Aquaplus Vocal Collection Vol. 9

Featuring music from White Album 2: Introductory Chapter, To Heart 2: AD Next, Le prince de l’Etoile, and To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers

 

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Aquaplus Vocal Collection Vol. 9

Featuring music from White Album 2: Introductory Chapter, To Heart 2: AD Next, Le prince de l’Etoile, and To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers