Broken Blade

Beautifully poignant song, which opens the anime series Broken Blade. Sometimes people wonder why I love mecha anime. This one has many hallmarks of Japanese classics – the reluctant pilot who is unwilling to kill, who fights for a kind but reluctant king, against an enemy who is none other than their old friend and schoolmate. More than enough life lessons and moral dilemma to last a lifetime.

The song is called “FATE”, sung by KOKIA. The lyrics meaningfully follow the melancholy determination of the music:

Fate
Lyrics / Composition: KOKIA
Arrangement: Itou Masumi
Vocals: KOKIA

I have no special things at all, but grasped in those hands is more than enough love.
Those who have something to believe in will go through these thoughts for the sake of unwavering love.
If I can fight against fate, I will go with all of these feelings raised.

 Perhaps it will open to those who continue to love and do not doubt – the light to the future.
Those who have something to believe in will go through these thoughts for the sake of unwavering love.
So that I can keep on existing as a decent person, I will continue to hold up a light of hope on this chest of mine.

The translation is from this blog post.

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