For the album, please refer Super scription of data / Eiko Shimamiya


Super scription of data is the opening for the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei OVA adaptation. It was performed by Eiko Shimamiya. The song was written by Shimamiya herself. A titular single featuring the full version was released on 24th June, 2009.

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Lyrics

Kanji Romaji Translation

教えましょうか?
その代り誰にも
言わない約束
してね

指切りげんまん 
嘘 ついたら針千本

Oshiemashou ka?
Sono kawari dare ni mo
Iwanai yakusoku
Shite ne

Yubikiri genman
Uso tsuitara hari senbon[1]

Would you like me to tell you?
In return, you must promise
To not tell anybody else,
Okay?

Let's make it a pinky swear;
If you lie, a thousand needles you will swallow[1]

折りたたまれたまま 
蠢いている
物語を

ひろげてみせてよ 
過去も未来も
Super scription of data

Oritatamareta mama
Ugomeite iru
Monogatari wo

Hirogete misete yo
Kako mo mirai mo
Super scription of data

Folded up into layers,
Is that story which is
Squirming about

Open it out and show me
The past and the future; they're
Super scription of data

Kanji Romaji Translation

教えましょうか?
その代り誰にも
言わない約束
してね

指切りげんまん 
嘘 ついたら針千本

Oshiemashou ka?
Sono kawari dare ni mo
Iwanai yakusoku
Shite ne

Yubikiri genman
Uso tsuitara hari senbon[1]

Would you like me to tell you?
In return, you must promise
To not tell anybody else,
Okay?

Let's make it a pinky swear;
If you lie, a thousand needles you will swallow[1]

折りたたまれたまま 
蠢いている
物語を

ひろげてみせてよ 
過去も未来も
Super scription of data

Oritatamareta mama
Ugomeite iru
Monogatari wo

Hirogete misete yo
Kako mo mirai mo
Super scription of data

Folded up into layers,
Is that story which is
Squirming about

Open it out and show me
The past and the future; they're
Super scription of data

生まれ変わる
たびに埋め込まれた
色のついた
クリスタル

その七色 
すべて 出そろった時

Umarekawaru
Tabi ni umekomareta
Iro no tsuita
Kurisutaru

Sono nanairo
Subete desorotta toki

With each rebirth,
Embedded into us
Were those crystals
Tinged with color

When all of those seven shades
Come together and present themselves...

めくるめく輪廻は 
プリズムの剣で
断ち切られて

悲しみのカケラは 
もうどこにも無い
Super scription of data

Mekurumeku rinne[2] wa
Purizumu no ken de
Tachikirarete

Kanashimi no kakera wa
Mou doko ni mo nai
Super scription of data

The gleaming cycle of rebirth[2]
Will be sliced apart
By that sword forged of prisms

Shards of unhappiness are
Nowhere to be found anymore
Super scription of data

あなたが望むから
それはいつだって
そこにある

あなたが変えるなら
すべてが変わる
Super scription—

Anata ga nozomu kara
Sore wa itsu datte
Soko ni aru

Anata ga kaeru nara
Subete ga kawaru
Super scription—

Because you desire so,
It will always be there
For you, anytime

If you were to change it,
Everything will transform
Super scription—

めくるめく輪廻は 
プリズムの剣で
断ち切られて

悲しみのカケラは 
もうどこにも無い
Super scription of data

Mekurumeku rinne wa
Purizumu no ken de
Tachikirarete

Kanashimi no kakera wa
Mou doko ni mo nai
Super scription of data

The gleaming cycle of rebirth
Will be sliced apart
By that sword forged of prisms

Shards of unhappiness are
Nowhere to be found anymore
Super scription of data

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Yubikiri genman, uso tsuitara hari senbon (指切拳万、嘘ついたら針千本) is a chant uttered by participants engaging in a pinky swear. More likely to be used by young children when they make promises or share secrets, it signifies complete and abject loyalty. An English equivalent would be "Cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye".

    The full mantra is "Yubikiri genman, uso tsuitara hari senbon nomasu" (指切拳万、嘘ついたら針千本呑ます, lit. Finger chop and ten thousand punches—if you lie, you shall swallow a thousand needles). The grisly mantra is speculated to have arisen from medieval traditions, where people must cut off their pinky finger if they break a promise—or may offer it to someone as a sign of loyalty. The ten thousand needles are said to refer to Porcupinefish, and not actual sewing needles.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Rinne (輪廻, Saṃsāra) refers to the cycle of death and rebirth, which is a fundamental belief in most Indian religions. According to the concept of Saṃsāra, all existence is connected and cyclical. One's soul is not liberated after death and must continue to be reborn as different beings in various realms and this cycle goes on until they are relieved of the karmic debt they bear. Even the gods and higher beings are not exempt from this cycle.

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Translation: Meera Malhotra

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