Route Venus

  • Written by Takeuchi Naoko
  • Composed by Nagai Makoto
  • Arranged by Kashihara Nobuhiko
  • Chorus arranged by Kashihara Nobuhiko and Nagai Makoto
  • Performed by Fukami Rica (Minako)
  • Translated by Kurozuki
  • Original Japanese lyrics at WikiMoon

“Ms. Fukami Rica herself sings the image song of Minako. It’s also a song inserted giving the image of Minako dreaming of idols. In episode 154 (S 27), the music was playing on a cassette player as she was about to open her own recital at Honjou Nursery School. Incidentally, when she appeared on stage she decided to sing ‘Moonlight Densetsu’. It’s being used as karaoke. Minako also announces this song in episode 192 (Stars 26), ‘Yume itchokusen! Idol Minako tanjou’ [‘A straight line toward dreams! Minako the idol is born’]”

Japanese Lyrics English Lyrics
Sono doa akete
Nokori jikan ga
Suikomareteku
Hitomi wo agete
Massugu mitsume
Saigo no kisu wo shite
Arukidashite ne

Honto wa
Kaze ga
Chigireru kurai
Kokoro ga hikitometeru
Michi wa wakareru no ne
Unmei na no hoshi ga kimeta
Anata no eranda
Shiroi ruuto
Sobieru mirai
Mayowanaide

*Umi ga hirogaru
   Kaze ga yurete kuru
   Sukoshi samui kedo
   Hashiridashite
   Anata no koto
   Wasurenaide
   Ichiban aishiteru
   Tsurai kedo
   Koko kara miteru
   Sabaku no yoake wo

Sono mado akete
Anata no jikan
Hajimatte yuku
Mabuta wo tojite
Shite hoshikatta
Saigo no yoru no kisu
Oboete ite ne

Honto wa
Sora ga
Kuzureru kurai
Kokoro ga naite iru
Michi wa betsubetsu na no
Unmei na no hoshi ga kimeta
Watashi no eranda
Aoi ruuto
Sobieru mirai
Wasurenaide

Asa ga hajimaru
Hito ga ugokidasu
Sukoshi kowai kedo
Arukidashite

Watashi no koto
Wasurenaide
Ichiban aishiteru
Kurushii kedo
Koko kara miteru
Sabaku no yoake wo

*Repeat

Open that door
The time remaining
Is being drawn away
Lift up your eyes
Stare straight ahead
Give me one last kiss
And walk away

Truly
So much
That the wind is biting
My spirit is restrained
Our paths divide apart, I know
It’s destiny, the stars have decided
The one that you chose
The white route
The future looms ahead
Don’t lose your way

*The sea spreads out wide
   The wind comes blowing this way
   It may be a little cold
   But start running forth
   Do not forget
   About yourself
   The one I love the most
   Even though it’s hard
   From here I look out
   And see the desert daybreak

Open that window
The time of yours
Is beginning now
Close your eyes
I wanted to have
One last kiss at night
Remember it

Truly
So much
That the sky crumbles down
I am crying in my heart
Our paths are separate from each other
It’s destiny, the stars have decided
The one that I chose
The blue route
The future looms ahead
Don’t forget about it

The morning is beginning
People are starting to move
It may be a little scary
But start walking forth

Do not forget
About me
The one I love the most
Even though it hurts
From here I look out
And see the desert daybreak

*Repeat