Epilog for Legend 1999 & 1997

Included in "LIVE - LEGEND 1999 & 1997 APOCALYPSE" (released on 2014 Oct. 29th).

Epilogue for Legend "1999"   on 2014 Jun. 30th

[A new goddess will be born from the holy mother.
2013 December 21st, Legend "1997", SU-METAL's birthday celebration.]

[Makuhari Messe Event Hall, 2013 December 21st, Legend "1997", SU-METAL's birthday celebration.]


Epilogue for Legend "1997"   on 2014 Dec. 21st

[The story of the Red Night]

When the sky is dyed crimson
and the beats of life resound around,
the door of the apocalypse shall be opened.
The braves of steel who are chosen from all over the world
will gather in Jerusalem, the sacred place of martial arts,
and aim at being the strongest under heaven among the finalists.

[Only those who have got BABYMETAL Apocalypse and the official Metal name
shall be guided to the special sacred place (Mosh'sh Pit / arena)...]

[Red Night]

Legend "Giant Corset Festival"
- Metal Martial Arts Tournament for the Strongest under Heaven, the Final - 2014 March 1st,

Nippon Budokan.

[The story of the Black Night]

When the jet-black darkness comes down to the sacred place Jerusalem,
for the Doomsday, the Fox God will bring out the giant magic circle
and summon BABYMETAL.
The chosen ones that have the Metal names shall be the witnesses,
and the summons ceremony shall be held.
Towards the next stage, BABYMETAL shall fall into eternal sleep...

[Black Night]

Legend "Doomsday" - Summons Ceremony - 2014 March 2nd,

Nippon Budokan.

[March 1st, Red Night, Legend "Giant Corset Festival"
- Metal Martial Arts Tournament for the Strongest under Heaven, the Final -
    At Budokan, 2 days in succession!!
March 2nd, Black Night, Legend "Doomsday" - Summons Ceremony -]

[BABMETAL 1st Album Available in February 2014]



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

  ROMAJI TRANSCRIPTION AND NOTES ARE BELOW.


[i] About "Live at Budokan"

As the name means, "日本武道館" (Nippon Budôkan), or shortly "Budokan", is the hall for Japanese martial arts. Its capacity is about 10,000 people. It was built in 1964 for the judo competition of Tokyo Olympics. It is modeled after "夢殿" (Yumedono) of "法隆寺" (Horyuuji) in Nara, having an octagonal shape.

It has been famous as a concert venue since the Beatles held concerts in 1966. Many overseas & Japanese artists have released the "Live at Budokan", but the acoustics are not good for concert because it was not designed expecting such usage. Though some newer halls of the like size have better acoustics and big artists hold concerts at much bigger venues (such as baseball domes), holding a concert at Budokan is still a big milestone for Japanese young artists & their fans.


Epilogue for Legend "1999"   on 2014 Jun. 30th

Romaji TranscriptionEnglish TranslationNotes
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[Sei-naru haha kara aratana megami ga tanjoo suru.[A new goddess will be born from the holy mother.
Nisen-juu-san nen juuni gatsu nijuu-ichi nichi LEGEND "Ichi-Kyuu-Kyuu-Nana" SU-METAL seitansai.]2013 December 21st, Legend "1997", SU-METAL Birthday Celebration.]
 
[Makuhari Messe Ibento Hooru,
Nisen-juu-san nen juuni gatsu nijuu-ichi nichi LEGEND "Ichi-Kyuu-Kyuu-Nana" SU-METAL seitansai.]
[Makuhari Messe Event Hall,
2013 December 21st, Legend "1997", SU-METAL Birthday Celebration.]
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Epilogue for Legend "1997"   on 2014 Dec. 21st

Romaji TranscriptionEnglish TranslationNotes
 
[Akai Yoru no monogatari][The story of the Red Night]
Tenkuu ga kurenai ni somariWhen the sky is dyed crimson
inochi no kodoo ga hibiki wataru tokiand the beats of life resound around,
mokushiroku no tobira wa hiraku no da.the door of the apocalypse shall be opened.
Zensekai yori erabareshi kootetsu no yuusha-tatchi ga The braves of steel who are chosen from all over the world
budoo no seichi Herusaremu ni tsudoiwill gather in Jerusalem, the sacred place of martial arts,3
fainarisuto o mezasu no da.and aim at being the strongest under heaven among the finalists.4
[BABYMETAL APOCALYPSE (mokushiroku) o te-ni-ireta kooshiki METAL neemu o motsu mono dake ga tokubetsu na seiiki (MOSH'SH PIT/ariina) e michibikareru...][Only those who have got BABYMETAL Apocalypse and the official Metal name shall be guided to the special sacred place (Mosh'sh Pit / arena)...]5
[Akai Yoru][Red Night]
LEGEND "Kyodai Korusetto Matsuri"
- Tenka-ichi Metaru Budookai Fainaru -
ni-sen-juu-yo nen san gatsu tsuitachi,
Legend "Giant Corset Festival"
- Metal Martial Arts Tournament for the Strongest under Heaven, the Final -
2014 March 1st,
6,7
Nihon Budokan.Nippon Budokan.8,[i]
 
[Kuroi Yoru no monogatari][The story of the Black Night]
Seichi Herusaremu ni shikkoku no yami ga otozureru tokiWhen the jet-black darkness comes down to the sacred place Jerusalem,3
unmei no toki e mukete, Kitsune sama wa kyodai mahoojin o shutsugen sasefor the Doomsday, the Fox God will bring out the giant magic circle9
BABYMETAL o shookan suru no de aru.and summon BABYMETAL.
METAL neemu o motsu erabareshi mono-tachi ga shoonin to nariThe chosen ones that have the Metal names shall be the witnesses,5
shookan no gi ga tori-okonawareru.and the summons ceremony shall be held.
Tsugi-naru suteeji ni mukete, BABYMETAL wa eien no nemuri ni tsuku no da...Towards the next stage, BABYMETAL shall fall into eternal sleep...10
[Kuroi Yoru][Black Night]
LEGEND "DOOMSDAY"
- shookan no gi -
ni-sen-juu-yo nen san gatsu futsuka,
Legend "Doomsday"
- Summons Ceremony -
2014 March 2nd,
Nihon Budokan.Nippon Budokan.
 
[san gatsu tsuitachi, Akai Yoru,
LEGEND "Kyodai Korusetto Matsuri"
- Tenka-ichi Metaru Budookai Fainaru -.
[March 1st, Red Night,
Legend "Giant Corset Festival"
- Metal Martial Arts Tournament for the Strongest under Heaven, the Final -
11
Budokan 2 DAYS!!At Budokan, 2 days in succession!!
san gatsu futsuka, Kuroi Yoru,
LEGEND "DOOMSDAY"
- shookan no gi -.]
March 2nd, Black Night,
Legend "Doomsday"
- Summons Ceremony -]
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[BABMETAL 1ST ALBUM AVAILABLE IN FEBURARY 2014.]
 

Notes

  1. The music is an arrangement of "Elens dritter Gesang" a.k.a. Schubert's "Ave Maria". The image of some "holy mother" is projected on the backdrop of the stage. There are persons who wear the cone-shaped full-face hood on the stage.
  2. The capacity of Makuhari Messe Event Hall is near 9000, while that of the NHK Hall where Legend "1999" was held is about 3600.
  3. The word on the screen is "Herusaremu" (in kana), but clearly the narrator didn't pronounce "h" (she of course doesn't make such mistakes), and the Japanese call Jerusalem "Erusaremu", so I take it as referring to Jerusalem.
  4. On the screen, "finalist" (in kana) is superposed on "天下一" (tenka-ichi). The latter, however, means "number one under heaven" (i.e. world's best/strongest...) while the former means a person who competes in the final round (= the last part of the competition), so I translate this way.
  5. This "BABYMETAL APOCALYPSE" refers to the binder & booklet #1. It was the passport to the de-facto official fan club "BABYMETAL APOCALYPSE WEB" (pre-opened on 2013/12/10 & closed on 2014/12/31). The club members could choice whatever name they liked (if still unused) in the form of "****-METAL". Only the club members could buy the arena tickets (of both concerts). The passport of 2015 is "THE ONE" tee-shirt.
  6. "Giant Corset Festival" is a literal translation. In the package of the "Live at Budokan", it is given an English title "Corset Festival Extra" (BABYMETAL's first solo concert was titled "Corset Festival").
  7. "Tenka-ichi Budokai" (= Strongest unter the Heavens Martial Arts Tournament) is the fictional tournament of martial artists depicted in "Dragon Ball" (a famous Japanese manga).
  8. "Nihon" & "Nippon" are equally used for Japan. The official reading of Budokan is "Nippon Budôkan", but the narrator read it as "Nihon".
  9. On the screen, "unmei no toki" (= the time of fate) are superposed on the English word "DOOMSDAY".
  10. I translate the text literally, but don't know well what the text means.
  11. The titles "Akai Yoru" (= Red Night) & "Kuroi Yoru" (= Black Night) are the homage to X Japan (a famous heavy metal band). On 1994 Dec. 30th & 31st, they held two concerts at Tokyo Dome, which were titled "Aoi Yoru" (= Blue Night) & "Shiroi Yoru" (= White Night).
        I missed "Akai Yoru", "Kuroi Yoru" & their translations in the text and fixed them on 2015 Feb. 15th.
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