◊ Arranger: Shibayan
◊ Vocals: 3L
◊ Album: ココロバイブレーション
◊ Circle: ShibayanRecords
◊ Release date: December 30, 2010 (Comiket 79)
◊ Website: http://homepage3.nifty.com/shibayan/s...
◊ Original: ラクトガール ～ 少女密室 ／ Locked Girl ~ The Girl's Secret Room
「東方紅魔郷 ～ the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Patchouli Knowledge's theme」
◊ Picture artist: Ram Hachimin
◊ Translation: Kafka-Fuura
Sun Sign 「Royal Flare」
"Undulating sun flares that burst from the center.
Sunday is a good day for this magic"
Five Elements Sign 「Philosopher's Stone」
"The power of Fire, Water, Wood, Metal, and Earth combined.
This one-week magician is really giving it her all today. "
Ooooh, the irony.
This is it! The last entry of the Patchouli Week, my favorite of the batch, and my favorite vocal overall (along with Dream Bottom from Syrufit). It was a bit predictable, but I couldn't resist uploading this one. With subs!
Heck, this vocal is just a masterpiece. I started to love Shibayan's works when I heard his rendition of Necrofantasia in Syrufit's Where is Love. This is also when I started to love 3L, since I didn't know at first it was her who did 銀のめぐり (In HEART CHAIN, from SYNC.ART'S). I was completely stunned and charmed by her voice and by her amazing voice range. She's now second in my favorite vocalists top 3, just after Mei Ayakura and just before Mai Kotoge. And. Oh god. You can't even imagine my reaction when I discovered this vocal. Let's count: Shibayan, doing a Locked Girl (my favorite character's theme) vocal, with 3L as the vocalist.
The lyrics are really beautiful, and are a direct reference to fairytales.
I can't help but imagine Patchy as a girl dreaming of being like the princesses in fairytales, finding one day her "true love". She doesn't want to be trapped by a hopeless love (the "trash kiss" here), but then realizes all those stories and "happy ends" are not real, and that she will never be able to access true love because she's a witch and blames God for doing to her this "awful sabotage".
...at least, that's how I see it.