Saturday, 24 March 2012

supercell - 僕らのあしあと Bokura no ashiato

Black Rock Shooter (BRS) ended today at 8 episodes. One of the shortest series I have watched but still it was good. BRS was anything but typical, to me at least. I guess it was sort of a growing up anime but with very intense emotions.
 School students having to deal with extreme family backgrounds and how they break down under all the stress. At the same time, each of them have an avatar in another world who are all fighting and bearing their pain for them. This is a very simplified summary for BRS so if you are confused, you should definitely check it out. It is only 8 episodes long after all. On a side note, I really liked the ending as it wasn't something I would expect after watching the first few episodes. Also, some words of caution to those who want to watch it. You need to really prepare your mind for the incoming intense mind screwing but rest assured when you actually finish watching the last episode, you will feel a lot better.
Now, about the actual song. The title reads "bokura no ashiato" which translates to "our footsteps". It is by supercell and it came in the same CD as kokuhaku. It is a song written specifically for the anime with "the other me" being their avatars in the other world. It is a soothing song that really calms you down after each episode of BRS.

この道をどこまでも行こう
これまでの日々を抱えて ああ これからも
心の中にいるもう一人の自分に尋ねながら
さあ 歩いていこう

誰かのようになりたくて
だけどなれるはずもなくて ああ いじけるなら
心の中にいるもう一人の自分が教えてくれる

あるがままなんかじゃきっと
いられないから
誰もが皆悩んでもがいている
弱音吐いたり愚痴ってみたり
そうやって毎日を過ごしてる
傷つけられることに慣れた僕らは知ってる
優しさとか思いだけじゃ生きていけないことを
だけど自分らしくありたいと思うんだ
いつだって僕ら歩いてく

確かな強さが欲しくて
誰かに認められたくて ああ 探してる
地図なき旅路さ
口笛でも吹いて焦らずいこう

得たものもあるけれどそれ以上にね
たくさんのものを失ってきた
迷い続けて 途方に暮れて
それでもさ 願うんだよ
明日の自分

言葉じゃうまく伝えることができない僕ら
何をしても悲しくなるばかりで口をつぐむ
だけど自分らしくありたいと思うんだ
どうしたって僕ら歩いてく

幾つもの痛みを 幾つもの挫折を
繰り返して進んでゆく
不器用なまま一歩ずつ

傷つけられることに慣れた僕らは知ってる
本当は愛されたくて仕方がないことを
認める勇気が持てないのならば
もう迷わず手を伸ばそう
優しさとか想いだけじゃ生きてゆけはしない
だからこそ自分らしくありたいと願うのです
希望を数えて 明日を数えて
そうやって僕ら歩いてく
まだ見ぬ明日へ歩いてく
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kono michi wo doko made mo ikou
koremade no hibi wo kakaete aa korekara mo
kokoro no naka ni iru mou hitori no jibun ni tazune nagara
saa aruite ikou

dareka no you ni naritakute
dakedo nareru hazu mo nakute aa ijikeru nara
kokoro no naka ni iru mou hitori no jibun ga oshiete kureru
aru ga mama nanka jya kitto
irarenai kara
daremo ga minna nayande mogaiteiru
yowane haitari guchitte mitari
sou yatte mainichi wo sugoshiteru

kizu tsuke rareru koto ni nareta bokura wa shitteru
yasashisa toka omoi dake jya ikite ikenai koto wo
dakedo jibun rashiku aritai to omounda
itsudatte bokura aruiteku

tashikana tsuyosa ga hoshikute
dareka ni mitome raretakute aa sagashiteru
chizu naki tabiji sa
kuchibue demo fuite aserazu ikou

eta mono mo aru keredo sore ijyou ni ne
takusan no mono wo ushinatte kita
mayoi tsudukete tohou ni kurete
sore demo sa negaunda yo
ashita no jibun

kotoba jya umaku tsutaeru koto ga dekinai bokura
nani wo shitemo kanashikunaru bakari de kuchi wo tsugumu
dakedo jibun rashiku aritai to omounda
doushitatte bokura aruiteku

ikutsu mono itami wo ikutsu mono zasetsu wo
kurikaeshite susundeyuku
bukiyou na mama ippo zutsu
kizu tsuke rareru koto ni nareta bokura wa shitteru
hontou wa aisaretakute shikata ga nai koto wo
mitomeru yuuki ga motenai no naraba
mou mayowazu te wo nobasou
yasashisa toka omoi dake jya ikite yuke wa shinai
dakara koso jibun rashiku aritai to negau no desu
kibou wo kazoete ashita wo kazoete
sou yatte bokura aruiteku
mada minu ashita he aruiteku
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We will go no matter where this path leads
Carrying the burden of days past and the days to come too
While asking the other me inside my heart
Let's walk forward

Wanting to be like someone else
Even though it is impossible....growing timid because you feel inferior
The other you in your heart will teach you

If you remain how you are now
You will not be needed
Everyone is worrying and struggling with this
Complaining and grumbling
Wasting the days away

We know because we are used to getting hurt
that just kindness and thoughts won't get you through life
but even so, I still want to be myself
No matter when, we will be walking forward

Wanting strength
Wanting to be acknowledged....still searching for it
On this journey without a map
Whistle a tune and don't rush yourself

We have gained some things but even more than that
we have lost
Wandering and being at a loss
but even so I still wish for
my tomorrow self

We cannot convey it properly with words
No matter what we do we always end up miserable and so we seal our lips
Even so I still wish to be myself
No matter what, we will walk forward

Countless pain and countless setbacks
get repeated as we move on
one step at a time, clumsily

We know because we are used to getting hurt
that in reality we just want to be loved so bad that we are helpless
If you don't have the courage to acknowledge this
Stop hesitating and stretch out your hand
You can't get through life with just kindness and thoughts
That is why we wish to stay ourselves
Let's move forward
while counting our hopes and tomorrows
Let's move forward towards a tomorrow still unknown

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