These tears that would fall forever Are a prayer for your death The voice that echoes in the land of past, present and future Whispers "goodbye" if you listen Ahh, you were born and have lived So let go with those two hands And head off into eternity I must have been dreaming in my sleep When that radiant joy filled me Ahh, the moment when I first met you Was the guide into this dark night Heading off into eternity
True blood is invited to a horizon. この世界の果てで 踊り続ける影は星の轍よ True blood is invited to a horizon. 血の運命(さだめ)よエンドレスワルツ 求め続ける永遠(とわ)に届かぬ星の轍よ
血はやがて滅ぶことなき僕に 優しき眠りを与えてくれるのか? True blood is invited to a horizon. この綻ぶ(ほころぶ)爪で 刻み続ける傷は星の轍よ True blood is invited to a horizon. 血の嘆きよエンドレスワールド 狂い続ける祈りの主は星の轍よ
星よ星よ 僕に終わりを 星よ星よ 僕に死を
The Death of the Stars
The shadow of the moon in the dark of night Whispers to the loneliness of eternity Under a sky with no place to call home Our empty hands tremble Even bloody we set out on a journey with no destination Are we not even allowed to dream?
True blood is invited to a horizon At the end of this world The shadow of the stars' death dances on True blood is invited to a horizon The fate of our blood is an endless waltz We continue seeking an unreachable infinity, the death of the stars
For my undying, indestructible blood Will you not grant me a gentle sleep? True blood is invited to a horizon With these splayed fingers The scars that are continually carved are like the death of the stars True blood is invited to a horizon The lamentation of our blood, this endless world Our mad prayer to the death of the stars
Stars, oh stars, grant me an end Stars, oh stars, grant me death
The musical 『LILIUM-Shoujo Junketsu Kageki-』 starring members of Morning Musume '14 and S/mileage has ended its run in Tokyo on June 15th in a wave of positive reviews. This entirely un-idollike tale of love and hate has become a hot topic for delivering top-notch performance quality beyond all expectations. It will be playing at the Morinomiya Piloti Hall in Osaka starting from June 20th.
For 『LILIUM-Shoujo Junketsu Kageki-』, the cast is all-female, and is the 3rd project coming from the Girls' Drama Club that has idols acting in musicals. This time round it features members of Morning Musume '14, S/mileage and some of the Hello! Project Kenshuusei. Currently, Morning Musume has been regaining popularity with their focus on formation dance, which lends itself as a solid foundation for this musical, and also take note of S/mileage who are also challenging themselves with this formation dance in the musical.
While their acting skills were as perfect as to be expected, their singing has been especially praised. There were clear solo parts for each, and more than displaying just ordinary singing prowess, they were able to express the emotions of the musical in song, showcasing their strength in their usual profession as singers. That 「power of expression」 is so strong it sucks the audience in. The interaction between the two leads Sayashi Riho （Morning Musume '14） and Wada Ayaka （S/mileage） in particular were a faithful enactment of the pitiful and fragile bonds between these two girls.
This cruel tragedy of love and hate seems almost to betray the traditional image of idols. Before the show started, opinion seemed divided over the nature of the content, but after it began, opinions started coming in on the Internet: 「I thought it was just another idol production so I went in to watch without any expectations, but I was so moved that I couldn't even stand up from my seat afterwards」or 「It's enjoyable even for people who are not fans of Hello! Project. The singing and acting was really good.」. Such high praise has started to draw attention to this musical. The producer Niwa Tamon "Andrew"（BS-TBS） commented 「I wanted the world to know how good the girls from Hello! Project were at singing and dancing. By bringing their singing and dancing to the forefront, we want to change what society thinks of idols, in a good way "betraying" the traditional image of idols in the process」.
『LILIUM ─Shoujo Junketsu Kageki─』 will be showing on June 20th and 21st at Osaka's Morinomiya Piloti Hall.
Additionally, the 「Girls' Drama Club Project」 is currently carrying out auditions for cast members. Those who pass the audition will be able to participate in the musical in October with S/mileage, as well as be considered for future musicals with the same Project. The age range is girls from 8~20 years old. For further details please consult Gekkan DeView July edition or Web DeView.
The all girls idol musical 『ＬＩＬＩＵＭ－Shoujo Junketsu Kageki』 that began this year is the 3rd installment of the Girls' Drama Club project. Right now, on top of being able to see the formation dance Morning Musume '14 is famous for that is generating so much buzz, S/mileage too is challenged to be part of the same. The level of perfection there was to be expected of course, but the core of the musical, the singing, is also something to look out for.
Instead of having regular choral singing with the full cast, there were clear solo parts for each, and on top of displaying ordinary singing prowess, they were able to express the emotions of the lines in song, which is what makes a musical a musical. More than just as actors, but it is precisely because of their strength as singers that they were able to pull it off so admirably. In any case, their 「power of expression」 was simply amazing.
Even among those, the ones to look out for are the two leads, Sayashi Riho and Wada Ayaka. The interaction between the pair is painfully sweet and pitiful at the same time, and a loyal representation of the tenuous bonds between these fragile girls.
June 15th 2014(Sun) marked the end of the 10 days of the Tokyo showings, and on the final day the full cast came out to a standing ovation for the curtain call. With the end of the Tokyo shows, the musical 『LILIUM ─Shoujo Junketsu Kageki─』 is already receiving rave reviews on the Internet.
With a cast of currently popular idols like the selected members of Morning Musume '14 and all of S/mileage, even before the tickets formally went on sale to the public, it was entirely within expectations to see the fans themselves having trouble getting tickets. The Girls' Drama club that was newly formed in the spring of this year is basically a female-only theatrical cast launched to show off the strength of these idols in both song and dance in the form of musical productions. Amidst the storm of praise on Twitter and other web sources, there were also many opinions coming from theater professionals who have watched 『Lilium』, stating how they felt once more the true strength of Hello! Project.
Actress & Commentator Nakae Yuri says 「The last scene was shocking in of itself, but what was most shocking to me was how capably the girls of Morning Musume and S/mileage were able to pull off this dark fantasy.」
Actress Fukunaga Marika says 「The potential, hard work, charm, songs, dancing, acting, the cuteness, the coolness, the beauty, the dual forces of light and dark, positivity and negativity -- all these things combined to fill me to the bursting, and I almost felt like throwing up. This was how maddeningly wonderful it was.」
Such was the praise coming from them.
The scriptwriter is Suemitsu Kenichi from the Kansai region. 『LILIUM ─Shoujo Junketsu Kageki─』 is the 3rd project he has worked with them since last year's 『Warera Jeanne～Shoujo Seisen Kageki～』. It will be showing at Osaka's Morinomiya Piloti Hall on June 20th and 21st after this.
There are no flowers that bloom eternally, no matter how beautiful they were, they were wilt eventually ───────── The story of love and hate woven by these girls trapped within the garden of a thousand years. Morning Musume '14 selected members × S/mileage take on the roles of fragile, pitiful vampires, a gothic musical!
Oh flower that blooms eternally without wilting I fall asleep thinking of you The flower that resembles these eternal girls Surely it will appear beautiful forever
Oh flower that blossoms alone in the land of despair Be aloof instead of lonely, and bloom proudly Surely no one would pluck that flower So that fragile beauty can last unto eternity
The purity of these girls is etched upon your heart I'll follow you even unto death, and go forth on this eternal journey The purity of these girls is etched upon your heart Surely when I lie within the cradle of death, I shall dream of you The purity of these girls is etched upon your heart Girls' Purity Girls' Purity
Lily: The eternal Chrysalis comes to an end We wake from this dream The fairytale reaches its conclusion Let's return to the world of reality No matter how tough things get We should accept it all We shouldn't dream within a dream Dreams can only bloom properly in reality
All: At the end of the eternal Chrysalis The beautifully blooming flowers are scattered At the end of the eternal Chrysalis Let's sing of "memento mori" At the end of the eternal Chrysalis We put an end to the girls' party At the end of the eternal Chrysalis The curtains fall at the Grand Guignol
Camellia: That's right, I loved you Sylvatica: That's right, I loved you too Both: And we swore to stay together forever Camellia: But you vanished from my sight Sylvatica: I'm sorry I couldn't stay with you Both: Because you woke from the dream / Because I woke from the dream Sylvatica: Forget-me-not Camellia: I forgot about you Sylvatica: Forget-me-not Camellia: Something I should never have forgotten Sylvatica: Forget-me-not Camellia: Even the days I spent with you Sylvatica: Please don't forget me...... Camellia: No, I couldn't keep my promise Sylvatica: Please don't forget me...... Camellia: But I finally remember now Sylvatica: Don't forget me Camellia: My beloved Both: I'll hold on to the memory of having loved you Forget-me-not
Marigold: At this cold and rainy clan I met my one and only precious friend She was the only one who held my hand The only one to smile kindly at me Up till then I was No different from being dead And she was the one who breathed life into me
I've decided never to cry again The moment our hands touched I found the reason for me to go on living I've decided never to cry again The moment our hearts connected I found the meaning for my life
False: Let's dream together Let's share the same dream This is our utopia So let's dream together Everything you ever wanted Let this happy dream last forever Locked away like a precious treasure If ever I should say to the moment Stay on! You are so beautiful! Let time stop So you can stay beautiful eternally
All: Shared Illusion of Utopia It's too lonely to dream on alone So let's share this happy dream Shared Illusion of Utopia It's too cruel to live on in this world alone So let's dream on together