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☆ Perfume to perform at National Olympic Stadium for 2020 lead-up ☆

It has been announced that Perfume will be performing at Japan’s National Stadium as part of a 2 day live event to start leading up to the 2020 Japan Summer Olympics, 56 years after the stadium was opened, as well as a “SAYONARA” to the venue (the current National Stadium) that is being demolished in 2015 to make way for the 2020 stadium. The stadium has a record capacity of 80,000 for L’Arc-en-Ciel in March 2014.

The event, titled “SAYONARA 国立競技場 FINAL WEEK JAPAN NIGHT”, is being held across the 28th and 29th of May with the first day being “Yell for Japan” featuring artists such as Ikimonogakari, Yuzu and Kishitani Kaori. The second day is titled “Japan to the World”, which is the day Perfume are performing. This day is said to be for artists with global presence and also includes SEKAI NO OWARI, MAN WITH A MISSION and L’Arc-en-Ciel.

  • There is no news yet as to if it will be broadcast but the chances of it being broadcast are high
  • Tickets will be available here from 4/18 at 12:00(JST) until the 4/22 at 23:00(JST)
  • More info (in Japanese) can be found on natalie.mu, the event website and Perfume’s website

Pierrot - SEKAI NO OWARI (2014)

relative-theory:

Clown - SEKAI NO OWARI
Lyrics: Fukase

You’re a clown in a forest circus
Always playing the fool and making everyone laugh
You smile no matter how sad you are
So that everyone around you will laugh too
Truthfully, it gets to you when people make fun 
Of that strange red nose of yours
You pretend you don’t notice
Dancing and falling and laughing about
But it’s normal for people to cry when they trip over and get hurt

The trapeze is dangerous, so it’s okay if you don’t do it
"If I don’t, then who else will?" you say, laughing
The tightrope is dangerous, so I’d really rather you didn’t do it
But I guess this is already something you’ve decided to do
So I’ll be here cheering for you from the side
"Break a leg!"

Actually, I know that
Even though you’ve practiced countless times
You still fall from time to time
And get irritated
I want to tell you that you’re doing fine
But I understand why you’re starting to get impatient

I carefully watch you
Doing your best
And learning the magic of performance
While the circus is fast asleep
That’s why I wish you didn’t push yourself so hard
With that, it’s goodnight for today 

The trapeze is dangerous, so it’s okay if you don’t do it
"If I don’t, then who else will?" you say, laughing
The tightrope is dangerous, so I’d really rather you didn’t do it
But I guess this is already something you’ve decided to do
So I’ll be here cheering for you from the side
"Break a leg!"

The trapeze is dangerous, so it’s okay if you don’t do it
"If I don’t, then who else will?" you say, crying

The trapeze is dangerous, so it’s okay if you don’t do it
"If I don’t, then who else will?" you say, laughing
The tightrope is dangerous, so I’d really rather you didn’t do it
But I guess this is already something you’ve decided to do
So I’ll be here cheering for you from the side
"Break a leg!"

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I know I’ve already made this clear in past posts, but I really think Sekaowa’s best work recently are in their b-sides; Pierrot is much much much better that the actual promotional song, and the remix of Fukai Mori pretty much smashes them both.

Translation credits: relative-theory

Honoo to mori no carnival - SEKAI NO OWARI (2014)

relative-theory:

The Carnival of Flame and Forest- SEKAI NO OWARI
Lyrics: Fukase

There’s a ride called Cosmo Panic at an amusement park in Yokohama
And it’s emergency exit is the entrance to a party
When you open that door, you’ll find

A meeting place called Treeland, ruled over by an enormous tree
In this place, you’re the big star
Listen as the bells ring, the party is beginning

The carnival of flame and forest
Even the mummy men dance
Tonight, at this carnival that I was invited to

I was told by a wizard,
"We’ll keep your love a secret, 
for her life may be in grave danger otherwise.”

"Take me to the party",
you were the one who asked me that
Let’s go see the devil DJ
I’ll buy us some moon cocktails

I got a bit distracted watching the robot at the bar
And you got mad at me
So I kissed you while we were away from prying eyes
I think the next move should be yours to make, right?

The carnival of flame and forest
Even Cinderella is singing
Tonight, at this carnival that I was invited to

So I wouldn’t lose you in in the crowd
I held on to your hand, and told myself that I’d never let go

The carnival of flame and forest
Even the mummy men dance
Tonight, at this carnival that I was invited to

I was told by a wizard,
"We’ll keep your love a secret, 
for her life may be in grave danger otherwise.”

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This pretty much makes no sense if you don’t know Fukase is currently dating Harajuku pop darling Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Maybe they went on a date to Yokohama once. I don’t know. I don’t know.

(If you ask me, they still don’t make sense even once you take that into consideration, but whatever.)

Translation credits: relative-theory

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