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Dream of life by Itou Shouhei

Dream of Life had captured my heart from watching the opening of the 2nd season of the Bakuman anime. If you have not seen it, I highly encourage it since the series itself is wonderful and charming. It’s also by the same mangaka team as infamous Death Note. Anyway, Dream of Life is a wonderful upbeat and catchy song which you would enjoy listening when getting up in the morning or anytime you feel you need a boast.

Dream of life
Lyrics: Itou Shohei, Kawamura Yuki
Music: Itou Shohei
Arrangement:Aki Hishikawa
Vocals: Ito Shohei
Opening theme to Bakuman 2nd season

Bold is English Translation
Italic is Original lyrics

Yume kanaeru made chousen wa tsuzuku
Boku wa doko made chikazuketa n darou?
“juunen go no mirai” kagayaiteru sugata wa
Koukai wa shinai jibun de egaita story

I’ll keep challenging myself until I realize my dream
How much closer have I gotten?
“The future, ten years later,” an image of myself shining
I won’t regret anything, it’s a story I wrote by myself

Fumidaseba yukute habamu “genjitsu”
Makenai to ima mune ni chikatta

I won’t lose, I vow to my heart

Kokorozashita tsukamitai yume ga aru kara
Moyashite yuke jounetsu wo atsuku
Yume no tochuu de meguri au deai to wakare
Kimi ga oshiete kureta boku dake ga motsu chikara
Tachiagatteku n da yo nando tsumazuita tte…
Dream of life

I’ll keep my red hot passion burning
On my way to my dream, with new encounters and goodbyes
You taught me about the power that only I possess
With that I’ll stand up again, no matter how many times I fall…
Dream of life

Akirame wa shinai dare ni mo watasenai
Kono yume dake wa kakegae nai mono
Kuyashi namida nara gutto koraeta ano hi
Kodoku no kazu dake plus ni kaeteku story

This dream is the only thing that can’t be replaced
Tears of regret, I used all my strength to hold them back that day
A story where I’ll change all my lonely moments into pluses

Norikoete mo sugu aratana “genjitsu”
Kiri hiraite yuku mirai kono te de

I’ll cut my way through to the future with this hand

Kokoro no oku mamoritai yume ga aru kara
Shinjite yuke oikaze ni notte
Mezasu basho wa tada hitotsu “kimi to waraitai”
Boku ni takushite kureta yume he tsunagaru hikari
Kimi wo tsureteku kara mada minu ashita he ima
Dream of life

I’ll believe in it, riding on the tailwind
There’s only one place I’m aiming for, “I want to laugh with you”
The ray of light that links to my dream, you gave it to me
I’ll bring you along to the unseen tomorrow now
Dream of life

Furikaeru to tashikana ashiato ga
Ikutsu mono nayami yorokobi de dekite ita
Kyou made ikita boku nari no akashi wa tsuyosa he
Mune ni kizami mae he fumidashiteku n da

I’ve managed to gain many troubles and laughter
The proof that I’ve lived up to today is changing into my strength
Engraving it in my heart, I can now step out to the future

Kokorozashita tsukamitai yume ga aru kara
Moyashite yuke jounetsu wo atsuku
Yume no tochuu de meguri au deai to wakare
Kimi ga oshiete kureta boku dake ga motsu chikara
Tachiagatteku n da yo nando tsumazuita tte…
Dream of life

I’ll keep my red hot passion burning
On my way to my dream, with new encounters and goodbyes
You taught me about the power that only I possess
With that I’ll stand up again, no matter how many times I fall…
Dream of life


Romaji and English lyrics from JpopTime