Featured Video Series of the Week: Engine (Japanese Drama)

This week’s featured video series is a Japanese drama known as “Engine.” Jiro Kanazaki is a driver with astonishing technique and speed. An altercation in a European race tour forced him off his team and when he tries to come back on, he finds that the team no longer needs him as they have younger and more skilled drivers. Jiro attempts to get back in the game, but lives with his parents and helps with their orphanage in the meantime. Click here to go to this show.

Japanese Pop: Perfume – Polyrhythm (Kanji/Romaji/English Lyrics)

Lyrics

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日本語

Polyrhythm

とても大事な 君の思いは 無駄にならない 世界は回る
ほんの少しの 僕の気持ちも めぐりめぐるよ

繰り返す このポリリズム あの衝動はまるで恋だね
繰り返す いつかみたいな あの光景が蘇るの
繰り返す このポリリズム あの反動が嘘みたいだね
繰り返す このポリループ ああプラスティックみたいな恋は 恋は 恋は
また繰り返す このポリリズム このポリリズム このポリリズム
ポリリズム ポリリズム・・・
リズム リズム・・・
ポリループ ポリループ・・・
ループ ループ・・・

ほんの少しの 僕の気持ちが 君に伝わる そう信じてる
とても大事な 君の想いは 無駄にならない 世界は回る
ほんの少しの 僕の気持ちも めぐりめぐるよ

繰り返す このポリリズム あの行動はまるで恋だね
繰り返す いつかみたいな あの感情が蘇るの
繰り返す このポリリズム あの反動が嘘みたいだね
繰り返す このポリループ ああプラスティックみたいな恋は 恋は 恋は
また繰り返す
ポリリズム ポリリズム・・・
リズム リズム・・・
ポリリズム ポリリズム・・・

Romaji

Polyrhythm

totemo daiji na kimi no omoi wa
muda ni naranai sekai wa mawaru
honno sukoshi no boku no kimochi mo
meguri meguru yo

kurikaesu kono poririzumu (polyrhythm)
ano shoudou wa marude koi da ne
kurikaesu itsuka mitai na
ano koukei ga yomigaeru no
kurikaesu kono poririzumu (polyrhythm)
ano handou ga uso mitai da ne
kurikaesu kono poriruupu (polyloop)
aa purasutikku (plastic) mitai na koi da

mata kurikaesu
kono poririzumu (polyrhythm)…

poririzumu (polyrhythm)…
rizumu (rhythm)…
poriruupu (polyloop)…
ruupu (loop)…

honno sukoshi no boku no kimochi ga
kimi ni tsutawaru sou shinjiteru
totemo daiji na kimi no omoi wa
muda ni naranai sekai wa mawaru
honno sukoshi no boku no kimochi mo meguri meguru yo

kurikaesu kono poririzumu (polyrhythm)
ano koudou wa marude koi da ne
kurikaesu itsuka mitai na
ano kanjou ga yomigaeru no
kurikaesu kono poririzumu (polyrhythm)
ano handou ga uso mitai da ne

kurikaesu kono poriruupu (polyloop)
aa purasutikku (plastic) mitai na koi da koi da koi da
mata kurikaesu

poririzumu (polyrhythm)…
rizumu (rhythm)…
poririzumu (polyrhythm)…

English

Polyrhythm

So that your most precious feelings wouldn’t go to waste (as) the world goes round
Make just a bit of my feelings go round and round you too

Do that again, that polyrhythm…
That drive* is just like love, right?
Do that again someday, I wanna see
Bring back that scene to life
Do that again, that polyrhythm
That reaction seems like a lie
Do that polyloop
Ah, that plastic-like love
Once more, do that again
That polyrhythm, that polyrhythm
polyrhythm polyrhythm
rhythm rhythm
polyloop polyloop
loop loop

Let just a bit of my feelings flow through you so you’ll believe me
So that your most precious feelings wouldn’t go to waste (as) the world goes round
Make just a bit of my feelings go round and round you too

Do that again, that polyrhythm
That act is just like love, right?
Do that again someday, I wanna see
Bring back that impression* to life
Do that again, that polyrhythm
That reaction seems like a lie
Do that again, that polyloop
Ah, that plastic-like love
Once more, do that again
polyrhythm polyrhythm
rhythm rhythm
polyrhythm polyrhythm

AKB48 – Sugar Rush (シュガーラッシュ) MV

Full Version Music Video

Japanese Rock: AKB48 – Sugar Rush (シュガーラッシュ) (Kanji/Romaji/English Lyrics)

Lyrics

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日本語

Sugar Rush

どんな道だって
まっすぐじゃないだろ?
そう 曲がりくねって
凸凹してるはずさ

つらいこと
時にはあるよね
僕たちは
それでも走るよ
甘いものでも
いかが?

S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!
S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!

悲しくなったら
瞼(まぶた)を閉じてごらん
ほら 夢の中なら
涙も忘れられる

もし ここで
エンストしたって
僕たちは
慌てたりしない
甘いものでも
いかが?

S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!
S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!

身体(からだ)のハイウェイ
駆け巡るよ
糖分を
元気のガソリンに・・・
WOW WOW WOW

S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!
S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!

S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!
S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!

S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!
S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush

Romaji

Sugar Rush

donna michi datte
massugu janai darou?
sou magarikunette
dekoboko shiteru hazu sa

tsurai koto
toki ni wa aru yo ne
boku tachi wa
sore de mo hashiru yo
amai mono de mo
ikaga?

S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!
S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!

kanashiku nattara
mabuta wo tojite goran
hora yume no naka nara
namida mo wasurerareru

moshi koko de
ENSUTO shitatte
boku tachi wa
awatetari shinai
amai mono de mo
ikaga?

S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!
S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!

karada no HIGHWAY
kake meguru yo
toubun wo
genki no GASOLIN ni…
WOW WOW WOW

S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!
S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!

S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!
S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!

S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!
S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush

English

Sugar Rush

Every single road
isn’t straight, right?
Yes, they twist and turn
and should be uneven

It will be tough
at times
But we
will nonetheless run
How about
some sweets?

S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!
S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!

When you feel sad,
try closing your eyes
See, if you’re dreaming,
you even can forget about your tears

Even if we
stall our engines here
we won’t
panic or anything
How about
some sweets?

S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!
S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!

Rush about
On the highway of your body!
The sugar changes
into the gasoline of energy!
WOW WOW WOW

S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!
S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!

S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!
S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!

S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush hey!
S・U・G・A・R
Jump into your racing car
Say Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush

Japanese Pop: AKB48 – Beginner (Kanji/Romaji/English Lyrics)

Lyrics

日本語

Beginner

In your position set!

昨日までの経験とか
知識なんか荷物なだけ
風はいつも通り過ぎて
後に何も残さないよ

新 しい道を探せ!
他人の地図を広げるな!
伏せた目を上げた時に 0 になるんだ

僕らは夢見てるか?
未来を信じているか?
怖いもの知らず 身の程知らず
無鉄砲なまま
今 僕らは夢見てるか?
子どものようにまっさらに…
支配された鎖 は引きちぎろう
Change your mind
Change your mind
何も知らなくていい Beginner!

失敗して 恥をかいて
傷ついたこと トラウマになって
あんな思い 2度と嫌だと
賢 くなった大人たちよ

チャレンジは馬鹿げたこと
リスク 回避するように
愚かな計算して何を守るの?

僕らは生きているか?
明日も生きていたいか?
わかったふりして 知ったかぶりで
夢も久しぶり
そう 僕らは生きているか?
命無駄にしてないか?
脈 を打つ鼓動を今 感じろ!

Stand up! Together!
生まれた日 思い出せ!
誰もが Beginner!
Stand up! Right away!
初めから 簡単に
上手くは行かねえ
Stand up! Together!
最初に戻ればいい
もいちど Beginner!
Stand up! Right away!
開き直って 開き直って
どうにかなるさ
古いページは破り捨てろ
さあ 始めようぜ!
We can be reborn all the time

僕らは夢見てるか?
未来を信じているか?
怖いもの知らず 身の程知らず
無鉄砲なまま
今 僕らは夢見てるか?
子どものようにまっさらに…
支配された鎖 は引きちぎろう

何もできない
ちゃんとできない
それがどうした?
僕らは若いんだ
何もできない
すぐにできない
だから僕らに可能性があるんだ

雨は止んだ
風は止んだ
見たことのない
光 が差すよ
今が時だ

君は生まれ変わった Beginner!

Romaji

Beginner

In your position set!

Kinou made no keiken toka
Chishiki nanka nimotsu na dake
Kaze wa itsumo toorisugite
Ato ni nanimo nokosanai yo

Atarashii michi wo sagase!
Hito no chizu wo hirogeru na!
Fuseta me wo ageta toki ni zero ni naru’n da

Bokura wa yumemiteru ka?
Mirai wo shinjite iru ka?
Kowai mono shirazu minohodo shirazu
Muteppou na mama
Ima bokura wa yumemiteru ka?
Kodomo no you ni massarani…
Shihai sareta kusari wa hikichigirou
Change your mind
Change your mind
Nanimo shiranakute ii beginner!

Shippai shite haji wo kaite
Kizutsuita koto torauma ni natte
Anna omoi nido to iya da to
Kashikoku natta otona-tachi yo

Charenji wa bakageta koto
Risuku kaihi suru you ni
Oroka na keisan shite nani wo mamoru no?

Bokura wa ikite iru ka?
Ashita mo ikite itai ka?
Wakatta furi shite shittakaburi de
Yume mo hisashiburi
Sou bokura wa ikite iru ka?
Inochi muda ni shitenai ka?
Myaku wo utsu kodou wo ima kanjiro!

Stand up! Together!
Umareta hi omoidase!
Dare mo ga beginner!
Stand up! Right away!
Hajime kara kantan ni
Umaku wa yuka nee
Stand up! Together!
Saisho ni modoreba ii
Moichido beginner!
Stand up! Right away!
Hirakinaotte hirakinaotte
Dounika naru sa
Furui peeji wa yaburi sutero
Saa hajimeyouze!
We can be reborn all the time

Bokura wa yumemiteru ka?
Mirai wo shinjite iru ka?
Kowai mono shirazu minohodo shirazu
Muteppou na mama
Ima bokura wa yumemiteru ka?
Kodomo no you ni massarani…
Shihai sareta kusari wa hikichigirou

Nani mo dekinai
Chanto dekinai
Sore ga dou shita?
Bokura wa wakai’n da
Nanimo dekinai
Sugu ni dekinai
Dakara bokura ni kanou sei ga aru’n da

Ame wa yanda
Kaze wa yanda
Mita koto no nai
Hikari ga sasu yo
Ima ga toki da

Kimi wa umarekawatta beginner!

English

Beginner

In your position set!

Our past experiences and knowledge
Are just baggage
The wind keeps on blowing
And doesn’t leave anything behind afterwards

Search for a new road!
Don’t open someone else’s map!
When you look up from the ground you’ll be back at square one

Are we dreaming?
Do we believe in the future?
With no fears, with no regard to our limits
Throwing caution to the wind
Are we dreaming now?
As newly as kids
Let’s pull off the chains that control us
Change your mind
Change your mind
You don’t need to know anything, beginner!

Adults have failed and embarrassed themselves
And gotten hurt and traumatized
And become wise
Saying they never want to feel that way again

Challenges are stupid
What are you protecting by avoiding risk
And making silly calculations?

Are we living?
Do we want to live tomorrow?
We pretend to smile, pretend to understand
We haven’t dreamed for a while
Yeah, are we living?
Are we wasting our lives?
Feel the blood pulsing through your veins now!

Stand up! Together!
Remember the day you were born!
Everyone’s a beginner!
Stand up! Right away!
It won’t go easily
Right from the start
Stand up! Together!
Just go back to the beginning
One more time, beginner!
Stand up! Right away!
Open the book again, open the book again
It’ll be fine
Tear out the old pages
Come on, get started!
We can be reborn all the time

Are we dreaming?
Do we believe in the future?
With no fears, with no regard to our limits
Throwing caution to the wind
Are we dreaming now?
As newly as kids
Let’s pull off the chains that control us

We can’t do anything
We can’t do it right
So what?
We’re young
We can’t do anything
We can’t do it right away
And that’s why we have possibilities

The rain has stopped
The wind has stopped
And a light we’ve never seen
Is shining
Now’s the time

You’ve been reborn, beginner!