Kaze ni Naritai

“I Want to Become the Wind”

  • Written by Serizawa Rui
  • Composed by Shibaya Toshihiko
  • Arranged by Nobuta Kazuo
  • Performed by Ogata Megumi (Haruka)
  • Translated by Kurozuki

Prologue/Scene I and Haruka’s poem from Uranus-Neptune-ChibiMoon-Plus

Japanese & English Lyrics
Kikanaide kure doko kara kita no ka
Furenaide kure kono kizu ni
Yurenaide kure nakushita kinou ni
Tomenaide kure sore ijou

Please do not ask me where it is that I came from
Please do not touch this wound that I have
Please do not sway back to the lost yesterday
Please do not stop any more than that

Ima mo kokoro ni nemuraseta yume arashi no you ni sawagu kedo
Senaka wo mukete mabataki hitotsu namida no you ni chirashite yuku no sa
Ano hi kara eranda tatakai no hibi
Kaze ni naritai kaze ni naritai

Even now the dreams put to sleep inside my heart clamor like a storm, but
Turning my back to them, the twinklings scatter apart like a single tear
Since that day when I chose the days of fighting
I want to become the wind, I want to become the wind

Semenaide kure yasashiku nakute mo
Nakanaide kure kono mune yo

Please do not condemn me, though I am not kind
Please do not cry, heart of mine

Karen ni saita mujaki na hana ni kuchidzukeru hi wa mada tooi
Daremo ga yume wo mirareru sekai kono mi wo tate ni mamoru to chikatta
Ano hi kara haruka na senshi e no michi
Kaze ni naritai kaze ni naritai
Kaze ni naritai kaze ni naritai

The day I kiss the lovely blooming flowers of innocence is still far away
A world where everyone can have dreams I swore to protect with this body
Since that day, I’ve been on the distant road toward being a soldier
I want to become the wind, I want to become the wind
I want to become the wind, I want to become the wind

Prologue – Scene I: Haruka, Kawaki no tsuisou

“Haruka, Recollection of Thirst”

  • Performed by Ogata Megumi
  • Translated by Kurozuki

[The phone rings.]

Michiru?

There’s nobody else who would call at this time.

I was sleeping!

Right now?

Iwake Beach will still be there tomorrow and the day after.

It’s an inconvenience.

Just wait. I’ll be there soon.

[Hangs up the phone.]


Cold… In little light, my planet of isolation makes even myself freeze over. Before I met you, I was a pirate, taking for my own everything I liked in the world that I could see. I was a queen, leading all those around me.

Motorsports. Hang gliding. Basketball. Fencing. Whatever I did, nothing was a match for me. I went along, satisfied with that life. I spent the time convincing myself that I was satisfied.

But… But then… I felt I was really about to break apart. I felt I was going to be crushed by irritation. After I tore off the mask of the daytime, every night in bed I cried out without a voice.

No… This me is not me. It’s not the real me! I was but a child, trying to escape my own destiny. Wrapped in a thin blanket, I was a naked child crying.

And then, when I met you, I understood at once. You were that person. You were that person I searched for, and at the same time was afraid of.

You, elegant but having wild eyes… Never turning your eyes from reality, fighting against everything… You taught me that destiny is something you choose yourself.

Like the larva dies and is reborn a butterfly, at that time the cowardly me was killed by you. You, strong and able to keep fighting. And yet… When I’m thinking of you… for some reason… gentle feelings… fill my heart…

[The last sentence uses the word ‘michiru’, meaning ‘to be full’, and of course at the same time it refers to the person Haruka is speaking of.]

Poem

  • Performed by Ogata Megumi
  • Translated by Kurozuki

Everything to me was just the world spread out before my eyes. Whatever the past, it became small while shining inside the mirror. The dirty sky… The echoes of the train… The noise of daytime… Everything around becoming a flowing line and flying off.

The remaining white moon… The rays of light brimming over… The sweet shape… of the girls’ hands… Everything around becoming a flowing line and breaking off.

At that time I will become the wind. I will become a wind prettier than anyone. I will become a wind stronger than anything.

With my hands on the wheel, stepping on the gas… My chest throbs… The ultra-high-speed world. That is the one space that’s just mine.

For me to be me… I cut through the haze of heat. Sweat slowly pours down. Exposed to the light, the world is fully exposed. That is the one space that’s just mine. For me to not be me…

High above, the clouds blow about over the vivid aquamarine sea. While I seek after it so much that I feel longing, I still feel like letting go sometimes. The dream I have in my heart… I pursue it so much that it hurts, but I still want to destroy it sometimes. The future I have in my heart… What on earth is it I keep running for? Just how far will I keep running?

The jet disappeared into the setting sun. It soared past, leaving two bold lines in the sky. Like it was searching for an exit, my gasping heart then gave an answer for the first time. If I don’t keep running, I won’t be able to see anything. If I don’t keep running, nothing will end. If I just finish once… If I just get the checkered flag once… At that time I will become the wind. I will become a wind prettier than anyone. I will become a wind stronger than anything.