Epilog for Black Night

Included in "LIVE AT BUDOKAN" (released on 2015 Jan. 7th).

Epilogue for "Black Night"   on 2014 Mar. 2nd

Legend "Doomsday".
The sound of the bell that tells the opening of a new Metal Resistance
resounds from the giant magic circle. It is the time of fate.
BABYMETAL have completed the Metal Resistance in this land
and have set out on the training journey to foreign lands,
on a new mission of the Metal Resistance...

[In Japan, activity halted, mission complete.]
[The angel of dance, the angel of love, the holy feasts,
new gods, the world of gods, the gods of steel,
a new legend series descending.]

When the angel of dance enveloped by a dazzling light descends,
a new legend shall be born.
[Legend "Y", YUIMETAL's holy birthday celebration]
When the angel of love enveloped by a warm light descends,
a new legend shall be born.
[Legend "M", MOAMETAL's holy birthday celebration]

[Legend "Y", YUIMETAL's holy birthday celebration
& Legend "M", MOAMETAL's holy birthday celebration
in
Europe.]



  • The texts enclosed in [   ] were not narrated, only displayed on the screen.

  ROMAJI TRANSCRIPTION AND NOTES ARE BELOW.


[i] About "BABYMETAL say good-bye to Japan"
    & "In Japan, Activity Halted, Mission Complete"

When hearing "Now we will advance to foreign lands" (in Japanese), Japanese fans were simply delighted. When hearing "BABYMETAL say good-bye to Japan", Japanese fans were a little worried.

The next morning, several TV shows reported in their entertainment sections that BABYMETAL performed at Budokan, halted their activity in Japan and would move their base to Europe. There was no such official announcement except the tweet "BABYMETAL have departed". However, the source must be the written information the management company (Amuse Inc.) sent to TV stations with the video material, as usual.

Some fans were really worried, but living in Europe was impossible because Miss Yui & Miss Moa belonged to Sakura Gakuin and were in compulsory education. The next day the official twitter tweeted "But the oracles of the Fox God are capricious, so they may suddenly appear in front of you" (in Japanese).

Looking back at the end of March 2015, it may be said BABYMETAL's activity in Japan decreased. The number of the concerts decreased from 24 to 10 in Japan (from 28 to 23 in total), comparing with from 2013 April to 2014 March. What is worse, 'he' hid BABYMETAL. They appeared less than before in Japanese mass media. Fans had few chances to hear BABYMETAL's own words. Sakura Gakuin gave BABYMETAL's fans some information of Miss Moa & Miss Yui (such as their school journal), but fans could get no information of Miss Suzuka except her figure singing on the stage. Fans call it survival confirmation to find her in the back stage photo posted by Sakura Gakuin's official twitter after their concert.

And, on 2015 March 29th, Miss Moa KIKUCHI & Miss Yui MIZUNO graduated from Sakura Gakuin... Congratulations...


Epilogue for "Black Night"   on 2014 Mar. 2nd

Romaji TranscriptionEnglish TranslationNotes
 
LEGEND "DOOMSDAY".Legend "Doomsday".
Sore wa aratana Metaru Rejisutansu no makuake o tsugeru kane no ne gaThe sound of the bell that tells the opening of a new Metal Resistance
kyodai mahoojin yori nari-hibiku unmei no toki.resounds from the giant magic circle. It is the time of fate.
BABYMETAL wa kono chi de no Metaru Rejisutansu o kanketsu shiBABYMETAL have completed the Metal Resistance in this land
ikoku no chi eto musha-shugyoo no tabi ni deta,and have set out on the training journey to foreign lands,1
aratana Metaru Rejisutansu no shimei o ukete...on a new mission of the Metal Resistance...
 
[Nihon katsudoo kyuushi ninmu kanryoo][In Japan, activity halted, mission complete.][i],2
[Butoo no tenshi ai no tenshi shinsei-naru utage[The angel of dance, the angel of love, the holy feasts,
aratanaru kamigami kami sekai kootetsu-shinnew gods, the world of gods, the gods of steel,3
NEW LEGEND SERIES koorin.]a new legend series descending.]
 
Mabayui hikari ni tsutsumareta butoo no tenshi ga koorin suru tokiWhen the angel of dance enveloped by a dazzling light descends,
aratana densetsu ga tanjoo suru no da.a new legend shall be born.
[LEGEND "Y" YUIMETAL seitan-sai][Legend "Y", YUIMETAL's holy birthday celebration]
Atatakai hikari ni tsutsumareta ai no tenshi ga koorin suru tokiWhen the angel of love enveloped by a warm light descends,
aratana densetsu ga tanjoo suru no da.a new legend shall be born.
[LEGEND "M" MOAMETAL seitan-sai][Legend "M", MOAMETAL's holy birthday celebration]
 
[LEGEND "Y" YUIMETAL seitan-sai
LEGEND "M" MOAMETAL seitan-sai
[Legend "Y", YUIMETAL's holy birthday celebration
& Legend "M", MOAMETAL's holy birthday celebration
inin
EUROPE.]Europe.]4
 

Notes

  1. The word "武者修行(の旅)" (musha-shugyoo (no tabi); training journey) means the journey of samurai (= musha) who travelled around Japan and asked other samurai for lessons or challenged them to a (test) match. The word is antique (J-E dictionaries suggest "knight errantry" for it), but still used figuratively for the long journey of training.
  2. "Ninmu kanryoo" (= mission complete) is the phrase that was announced when Karen Girl's was disbanded. The group was formed to sing the theme songs of an anime, and Miss Suzuka was its member.
  3. Considering BABYMETAL's activity in 2014, there seemed to be nothing notable that corresponds to these three mystifying phrases except a new god of drums has joined to BABYMETAL's backing band (as a backup) and BABYMETAL held several concerts in Europe & North America in 2014.
  4. Legend "Y" was held in Paris on 2014 Jul. 1st and Legend "M" was held in Koeln on 2014 Jul. 3rd, but, before & after them, 4 concerts were held in Tokyo (they seem to have been added later). They were titled as "APOCRYPHA-I", "-II", "-Y" & "-M", held on 2014 Jun. 23rd, 24th & Jul. 21st. 9 or 8 songs were performed. The audience were about 1300 for each, limited to the members of APOCALYPSE WEB (the de facto official fan club).
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