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Yukimura is a wonderful character that has lots of potential... His name is quite fitting to his character as well. "Yuki" is the kanji for peace or happiness, and "mura" means village. I think this reflects the serenity of his nature very well.

The more interesting part about his name is the fact that it stems from the historic Japanese war hero, Sanada Yukimura. A brilliant tactician and expert in the art of war, he almost led a successful campaign against the then-shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. He is ultimately betrayed and meets a tragic end. I think it's interesting indeed, that the powerhouse tennis team Rikkaidai's Captain (Yukimura) and Vice Captain (Sanada) are named after this true life hero.

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Thursday, April 07, 2005

* Shinjitsu *


Shinjitsu - Lyrics (romanization & translation)
Yukimura Seiichi character single

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I recently stumbled upon Yukimura Seiichi's character single from Prince of Tennis and absolutely fell in love with it! I think it really reflects upon the quiet and smouldering passion behind this young Rikkaidai captain. It's a beautiful song. I loved the lyrics, and wanted to do my own translation of it, and decided to post them, while I was at it. This song really adds depth to this character, who is otherwise quite mysterious in the anime and manga. But I do think that he's a character with a lot of potential, and his enigmatic qualities only add to the intrigue. There is certainly much more to this sweet looking boy than you would expect.

Certainly, his quote from episode 127 is one of the passionate words I've ever heard:

If you take tennis away from me, nothing remains.
For I am tennis itself.

This song is performed by Yukimura's VA, Nagai Sachiko.

In her voice message at the end of the CD, she begins by quoting the above passage from the anime. She then introduces herself as Yukimura's VA. She never thought that think she would ever release a CD, and says if you live long enough, strange things can happen. She wonders whether yuki's passionate feelings have reached you through his song. She then says she's so thrilled that Yukimura's surgery was a success, and that he's gonna live. For she remembers the first time she spoke his lines, she sounded so dark, she was afraid he was gonna die. The director told her to try to sound a little stronger. And she has been thinking lately that she does need to be stronger for him, since he is the leader of Rikkaidai. This was her first voice acting job, but she also worked as a stage actress. She says she would always sort of "become" whoever she was acting on stage in real life and thinks that is why she's been rather serene lately...an influence of Yukimura.

If you would like to listen to this song (which I truly recommend!) be sure to visit Tsubame Gaeshi. Yukimura's single is located under Best of Rivals.

romanization

Shinjitsu

Hitori tatazumu jikan
Touku shizumu yuuhi wo mitsumeteru
Sugitekita kisetsu wa azayaka na omoide
Eien ni kagayaki tsuzukeru

Kokoni ima mo nokoru atsui omoi
Namiutsu jounetsu no kodou ga
Oshieru yo fukaku hibiite
Hontou no kokoro wo

Tomadou hodo tsuyoi omoi
Hirogaru sora ni tsutsumare teku
Tokihanasou oikosu toki wo
Hontou no kokoro de

Sotto te no hira hiraku
Yume ga kobore ochiru yo otomonaku
Ase ni kakusu namida
Yureteita kokoro mo
Tomo ni sou, norikoete kitane

Kokoni ima mo nokoru semaru omoi
Tsuyosa no imo wo motome nagara
Kanaeteku kimitachi ga iru
Hontou no yuuki de

Soba ni aruyo atsui omoi
Kagayaku jounetsu no tsuyosa ga
Oshieru yo, hitotsu hitotsu ga
Hontou no kokoro wo

Kokoni ima mo nokoru atsui omoi
Namiutsu jounetsu no kodou ga
Oshieru yo fukaku hibiite
Hontou no kokoro wo

Tomadou hodo tsuyoi omoi
Hirogaru sora ni tsutsumare teku
Tokihanasou oikosu toki wo
Hontou no kokoro de

Ima mo nokoru semaru omoi
Tsuyosa no imo wo motome nagara
Kanaeteku kimitachi ga iru
Hontou no yuuki de

Soba ni aruyo atsui omoi
Kagayaku jounetsu no tsuyosa ga
Oshieru yo, hitotsu hitotsu ga
Hontou no kokoro wo


translation

Truth

As I stand here alone
I watch the sun setting in the distance
Vivid memories of seasons past
Shine for eternity...

And even now, these heated emotions remain here
As the ripples coursing from my passionate beat
Reverberate deeply, speaking to me
Of my true heart

Almost bewildering, these feelings so strong..
As the sky spreads over, it envelopes me
And we should let go of these passing times
With our true heart

I gently open the palm of my hand
And my dreams spill over, without a sound
Tears hidden, within my sweat
And my wavering heart,
Together have come thus far...

And even now, these pressing emotions remain here
As I seek for my source of strength
I find my answer with you by my side
And with true courage...

They are by my side, these heated emotions
And the strength of my glimmering passion
Speaks to me, each to each
Of my true heart

And even now, these heated emotions remain here
As the ripples coursing from my passionate beat
Reverberate deeply, speaking to me
Of my true heart

Almost bewildering, these feelings so strong..
As the sky spreads over, it envelopes me
And we should let go of these passing times
With our true heart

And even now, these pressing emotions remain here
As I seek for my source of strength
I find my answer with you by my side
And with true courage...

They are by my side, these heated emotions
And the strength of my glimmering passion
Speaks to me, each to each
Of my true heart


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