MASK

Sung by: Okui Masami & Matsumura Kasumi

Translated by: Mina-P (Email: Minako@senshigakuen.com)

Version 2.00


Note: For those unfortunate people who haven't heard it, MASK is the amazing ending theme song to the anime TV series Bakuretsu Hunters. This song is simply amazing: it's upbeat, mysterious, sexy, and fits perfectly with the feel of the series. On a side note, this is also a favorite sing-along song for Mako-chan and me. Unfortunately, we have NEVER gotten the lyrics right, not once. I know the lyrics aren't that long or hard to learn but... we just CAN'T remember them, okay!? [crying to self]


—Mystery— mashou o utsusu     purachina no tsukiakari

kasuka ni hohoemu kuchibiru     azayaka ni someta...

—Mystery— Platinum moonlight reflects a devilishness

Lips that curl into a faint smile are dyed vividly...


mitsumeteite     sorasanai de

anata no sono shisen de fuuin wa tokareru

Keep looking forward and don't turn away

With that look in your eyes, the seal can be broken


shai na Venus     kamen sutete     yasashikute zankoku na

sugao o misetai no     anata dake ni ageru     Secret

I want to kiss you, Surrender to your heart

nigebasho no nai yajuu     ai no meiro no naka de iki taeru made

Shy Venus, throw away your mask, I want you to show

Your true, tenderly cruel self, a secret that I give just to you

I want to kiss you, Surrender to your heart

Like a beast with no place to run to, inside of love's labyrinth until your breath dies out


—Sadistic— jounetsu no muchi de     odoraseteageru

marude haritsumerareta ito     ayatsuru you ni...

—Sadistic— I'll let you dance inside of passion's whip (1)

The threads are completely strained, like someone's pulling them...


togireta koe de sakebu     "I Love You"

kono mune ni kizamikomu     kienai akashi o

With your broken voice cry "I Love You"

The never-fading proof is carved into my heart


zurui Venus     kamen sutete     yasashikute zankoku na

sugao o miseru no wa     daremo shiranai toki no Carnival

I want to hold you, Surrender in my heart

ai ni oboreta yajuu     yumemi kokochi no mama de iki taeru made

Sly Venus, throw away your mask, showing

Your true, tenderly cruel self is one instant of carnival where no one knows you

I want to hold you, Surrender in my heart

Like a beast drowned in love, feeling like you're dreaming until your breath dies out


shai na Venus     kamen sutete     yasashikute zankoku na

sugao o misetai no     anata dake ni ageru     Secret

I want to kiss you, Surrender to your heart

nigebasho no nai yajuu     ai no meiro no naka de iki taeru made

Shy Venus, throw away your mask, I want you to show

Your true, tenderly cruel self, a secret that I give just to you

I want to kiss you, Surrender to your heart

Like a beast with no place to run to, inside of love's labyrinth until your breath dies out


zurui Venus     kamen sutete     yasashikute zankoku na

sugao o miseru no wa     daremo shiranai toki no Carnival

I want to hold you, Surrender in my heart

ai ni oboreta yajuu     yumemi kokochi no mama de iki taeru made

Sly Venus, throw away your mask, showing

Your true, tenderly cruel self is one instant of carnival where no one knows you

I want to hold you, Surrender in my heart

Like a beast drowned in love, feeling like you're dreaming until your breath dies out


(1) This is actually a really clever pun, especially if you know the series. Muchi is written in katakana, and without kanji, the word can mean three different things: ignorance, shamelessness, or whip. Therefore, they're either in passion's ignorance, passion's shamelessness, or passion's whip. As all fit the series, I didn't know which to pick for the translation, so I just went at random.


Lyrics taken from the What's Up Guys single, KIDA-120 (track 2). Not like the words make any sense if you haven't heard the song, anyway. Romanized and translated into English very badly by Mina-P, with desperately needed help, as always, by Mako-chan. Any comments or corrections can be mailed to Mina-P at Minako@senshigakuen.com.


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