June 22nd, 2016

Inoo&Hikaru: upward

Happy birthday, Inoo!

Happy birthday today to my favorite tekito prince ♥ I wasn't able to write a fic this year like I did last year, but I wanted to do a little something, so I translated Hikaru's song that he wrote and sang for Inoo on Radirer last Saturday!

Inoo Kei~
Hosting Radirer together forever, even if it's our tedious rambling, is it ii no?*
Spending time together, just like this, the two of us,
No matter what, forever, spending this time together,
And someday, this clock will become an antique~**
For us to be like this, is it ii no~?*

Translator's Notes:
* This would more easily translate to "Is it okay to…?" but I wanted to preserve the "ii no" call and response.
** The term "old clock" (古時計) is much more romantic sounding than just "old clock" so I translated it as antique… the meaning is clearly that Hikaru implying wanting to spend many years together, so hopefully that comes through.

Isn't it the cutest ever?! I don't know about you, but that sounds a lot like a proposal to me. And Inoo said yes ♥ I'm so happy that these two get to do the radio together.

And, like Hikaru, I feel really lucky for all the "time" that I get to spend with Inoo as a fan, watching him live on Mezamashi and listening to his live radio and seeing him in concerts and stage plays, and I also am so thankful for all the stuff that Inoo does that I can enjoy not-live as well: magazines, jweb, dramas, variety shows, and everything else that he puts so much effort into. He's a wonderful person and a wonderful idol, and I really appreciate how he puts his all into his work, even if his "on" persona is to pretend that he's not. I hope that he has a great year with a lot of success and some time to relax, too, and I'll be looking forward to all of his projects this year. ♥