Well, I finished YANKEE but I’m tired as fuck and don’t want to do the final checkover, so that’ll go up tomorrow at some point instead. Thanks for waiting.
Q:I'm not sure if you know, but vgperson already finished translating the album, I believe.
Well that’s excellent for vgperson but I vastly prefer my own translations and romaji. I’m almost done anyway.
??? What book scans?They claimed to have scans of the art book that comes with the special edition of Kenshi Yonezu’s YANKEE album, which would be really useful in getting translation done since I can’t find any lyrics for anything yet. But the download they provided (which took two fucking hours) only had the album encoding in .m4a format and nothing else.
So apparently that person that claimed to have the BK scans didn’t have them; it was just a really badly compressed version of the album for some reason despite being labeled as BK+320k, so back to waiting.
Anyway, album officially drops in about 40 minutes or so, so I expect lyrics to start popping up if there aren’t any yet. I’ll be working hard to try to get them finished, though I should probably get SANTA MARIA and MAD HEAD LOVE done in advance to save some time.
You don’t understand??? That’s hachi singing??
Since it’s now April 22 in Japan, the copies in the Kansai and Kanto regions might have shipped yet. Assuming that Kenshi’s listener base isn’t entirely cancerous nico-chuu, some art from the special edition booklet or lyric scans should surface at some point, though that’s not necessarily the case, since I think it was only last month that diorama’s booklet got uploaded to baidu.
ハチ feat. 米津玄師
For the few complaints I’ve gotten about “uploading the album”, it’s mostly just for listening, and I’m only upping five. Not only that, if you were paying attention at all, the album leaked like six days ago because Amazon shipped several orders to China and Singapore early. Seriously, I think if you search 米津玄師 ＹＡＮＫＥＥ it’ll be on the front page of Google. This isn’t news. I myself didn’t notice because I usually don’t search for albums until 3 days before since that’s the usual time Amazon accidentally ships early.
That said, I encourage you all to buy the album anyway since it is really good and as far as I can find it’s the only way to get the delicious art book and DVD it comes with (since BK scans are hard to find and I’ve literally never seen a DVD upload for anything, really). The price is a little steep but I think if you get it on iTunes there should be a price reduction, at least it was like that for diorama. I think they’ll give you 百鬼夜行 (The Night-Parade of One Hundred Monsters) early (though if you own the Santa Maria single, it’ll already have that plus 笛吹けども踊らず (which is often translated incorrectly as “Flute without Singing”; it’s a verse from the Book of Matthew, chapter 11, verse 17: “We have Piped unto You and Ye have not Danced”).
The Storm in the Flower (花に嵐)
The Braggart Tom-Cat (ホラ吹き猫野郎)
DONUT HOLE (Kenshi Yonezu ver.)
As soon as lyrics or booklet scans are found I will translate them. Going to try to avoid vgperson getting to them first if I can help it.