Title: Kyokugen no Dummy Head Kannou Song SEVENTH HEAVEN Vol. 7 KANADE
カナデ(Kanade) ー 森久保祥太郎 (Morikubo Shoutarou)
You find yourself going around in circles as you attempt you head towards the lily fields and die. It is then Kanade appears and introduces himself as the master of the estate and SEVENTH HEAVEN, a group of Shinigami. He teases you with the death you want yet does not let you die that instant. Instead he brings you to the mansion with the snap of his fingers. You are obviously afraid of Kanade and worse, he suggests the two of you play a game…
Track 01 – Drama I
*Crickets chirp as you walk*
[0:12] *Chuckles* Good evening. Ah~ Did I frighten you? I’m sorry. *Chuckles* You want to go to the lily fields ahead of here, don’t you? Because it’s said that if you die surrounded by lily flowers, you’ll die beautifully. Yet you are unable to get there. You go back and forth from the same place. Which way should you go? I wonder. Which way could it be? How about you think about it yourself?
[0:53] Well, wherever you go, it’ll be the same. “Why”? Why do you think it’s so? Let’s see, if I said it like this, would you understand? *Chuckles* You see, this is my estate so I can change its form to what I want it to be. And from time to time, I also play pranks with it. For example, that’s right… even now I’m playing with you by making you lose your way. *Chuckles*
[1:34] Quiet. Don’t make a scene. *Smiles* First, remember this…That I don’t really like noisy people. So you must not make a sound. Shhh. Yes, that’s a good girl. *Chuckles* I am Kanade, a shinigami who sends souls over to the other world with my singing voice. An existence called SEVENTH HEAVEN and I am also their master.
[2:13] *Chuckles* I could send you over to that world right now but it’s not time yet. So play with me a little more. Okay? Shinigami are very bored beings because unlike humans, no matter what we touch, we can’t feel a single thing. We’re an existence that is given nothing else but the ability to wield death. *Chuckles* Plus, well, to part with someone like you who has a pure soul so soon would be boring as well. So, let’s play. It’s decided. *Chuckles*
[3:04] Of course, you can’t refuse. Now, I’ll lead you to the mansion.
Track 02 – Drama II
[0:03] *Chuckles* Welcome to Hiiragi Mansion. Did I frighten you again? Bringing you here, that kind of thing isn’t difficult for me at all. *Chuckles* I’m sure I told you this. This mansion will become what I will it to be. Ahh, that’s right. I’ll warn you just once. Now that you have stepped into this mansion if you try to die by any means other than by my power, you will only become a wandering soul that suffers eternally. Which means… You understand, right? You know what you should do if you want to gain peace after death. *Chuckles* Try your best in keeping me happy, okay? *Chuckles* Well then, take a seat on the sofa.
[1:13] Yes, that’s a good girl. But why do you keep quiet? Ah, those eyes. You’re scared of me aren’t you? I see. But it wasn’t my intention to done anything to you. *Chuckles*
[1:32] Ah~ah, that’s no good, you’ll bore me. Let’s play for a bit, though you’ll probably end up broken. Well, whatever. Hey, where do you want to get broken from? Your spirit? Or maybe your body? *Chuckles* Can I break your body first? It’d be boring if your spirit breaks first. Your soul is so pure that it probably makes me think so even more. *Chuckles*
[2:15] Ah, of course I don’t mind you resisting. It seems more interesting that way. If you obey me easily then it won’t even kill time at all. Hah. First, I’ll have you make a sound that you won’t believe you could ever make, leave those lips.
[2:38] *Chuckles* Are you afraid what kind of sound you’ll make? Do you hate discovering that what you call yourself is not pure? So you hate it? But I won’t stop because of you. *Chuckles* Ah~ah, maybe I should just eat you up. Haha, you don’t have to be wary. Ha, well it’s a slightly dull how untainted you are. Haha.
[3:22] Hm. *Snaps fingers* That’s right. I’ve thought of a really interesting game. Here, look. There’s a chess set on the table right? Why don’t we take the chance and play a game? *Chuckles* What’s wrong? Did you think you’d be tortured and killed? I won’t do something like that. Ahh but this isn’t just any old chess. That’s right, each and every piece is a human’s life. Haha, if one just happens fall over, someone will die, okay? Be careful. Here, look.
*Knocks over a chess piece*
[4:13] Hmph. They fall over so easily…just like this, see? Ahh, did someone just die? Yes, of course! *Chuckles* Now let the game begin! You go first.
[4:44] What’s wrong? Even though I am waiting for you to make a move. Ahh, could it be that you’re scared of touching someone’s life with your own hands? Don’t think too much about it. See, it’s nothing big.
*Knocks another piece over*
[5:01] Right? Ah, did I frighten you even more? But…Hmm…I don’t really understand. You will end up dying anyway yet even now are other lives are so important? So? Ha. Well, it’s your choice to hesitate.
*Continues to know over pieces*
[5:33] If you make me wait too long…
[5:38] *Laughs* Look, it’s because you’re being hesitant that people are dying rapidly. Is it okay? Hey? Ahahaha! Does your heart ache? Are you unhappy? Hey? Even so you have no choice but to submit to me. *Chuckles*
*Gets up to leave*
[6:03] Oh? Where do you intend to go? Ahh~ You’re going to run away from me. That’s fine, I’ll let you go. Go on, go!
*Sweeps everything off the table and you run*
[6:23] *Laughs* it’s fine, I’ll wait for you. For you to give up and come back to me. I have to think of a punishment for you. *Chuckles*
Track 03 – Drama III
*Violin music plays and stops as you open the door*
[0:18] Ah, it’s you. Have you finally given up? *Chuckles* It’s okay, why don’t you enter the room?
*Walks in and closes door*
[0:30] It seems like you’ve finally understood that you can’t run away from me. Now…I need to punish you, don’t I?
[0:43] I’ll embarrass you myself. What does it feel like to be corrupted before you die? Hey, why don’t you try screaming and crying? You’ll show me all of your pitiful self. I’ll undo the buttons of your clothes for you. Here, look. Look at yourself getting naked.
[1:17] How much can you take until you cry? Hey? *Chuckles*
[1:29] *Sigh* Tears are already falling. Ah~ah. *Chuckles* Okay, I’ll stop undressing you, because I can touch you even if I don’t. Like this. *Chuckles* Do you realise, when my fingers crawl over you, that I am truly in front of you? Do you? *Chuckles*
[2:12] Hm? *Sighs* It’s seem I’m being called. It can’t be helped. I’ll be going back to my room for a bit. Since I have to look over the other shinigami as well. I can’t pay attention to you as much as I thought. *Sigh*
[2:38] Ahh~ That’s right. You can look around the mansion all you want but listen well. On rainy nights, you must be by my side. *Smirks* You need a reason? Let’s see…Then it’s “because I yearn for you”, or something? Are you happy with that? I’ll see you later. *Kiss* *Chuckles*
[3:15] Oh and I hate being made to wait. Remember that well.
*Thunder rumbles as he walks out*
*Opens door and enters*
[3:36] *Sigh* Are you awake? I see you were asleep. Hey, you can hear it too right? The rain has gotten pretty heavy, hasn’t it? I wonder if it’ll be raining all night. So, I wanted to ask you something.
[4:08] Hey, why do you back away? What is it like to be cornered against the wall? I’m sure I told you what you should do on rainy nights. Listen carefully, okay? I’m extremely, extremely angry that you left me waiting. Apologising doesn’t change the fact that I experienced something unpleasant.
*Slams wall beside you*
[4:48] Do you understand? *Chuckles* That’s good, be even more scared of me. Be so scared and realise you can’t struggle. I’ll give you one more chance. Got it? Stay like this for a while…in my arms. Just be quiet and be hugged by me. Stay still like this.
[5:31] No, I didn’t say you could move. If you’re like this then even my familiar is even better than you at listening to me. *Smirks* Ah, that’s right. You probably haven’t noticed but he’s been watching you all this time. You can think of it as if he knows a lot of your secrets so try not to anger him as well.
[6:01] Ahh~ I just remembered. He told me when you had your first love and many other things. *Chuckles* Let’s see, for example…What things you will blush at, and the like. *Chuckles* Yes, even what you heard with these ears and what hurt you. Hey, you have a bunch of things you don’t want to be revealed right? *Chuckles*
[6:44] Why am I doing such a thing, you ask? *Laughs* You ask and interesting question. I am a shinigami. I can manipulate you humans in any unreasonable way as much as I want. That’s all it is. *Chuckles* For you to require a reason for that… Hmph.
[7:12] *Sighs* But I guess…for example…say…what if I say it’s because I hate the sound of rain? What will you do? That’s enough. Don’t speak anymore.
[7:38] Tch. *Sigh* Which of them had said they liked the sound of rain? I can’t understand them. I hate this sound. This sound that’s like souls crying…This…
[8:01] Hey, I told you that shinigami can’t feel anything at all right? But there is one thing that we can. The warmth of a soul. That’s the only thing we can feel. The warmth that is the last thing people who die, leave in this world. *Laughs* It’s really stupid isn’t it? Really, even if we feel it…
*Lightning strikes and rumbles*
[8:45] Entrust your body to me more. Come on. Listen to me. Don’t make me angry. Okay? Making you suffer is even easier than making chess pieces fall over. Because in the end I’m an existence that takes humans’ lives. Without hesitation.
*Thunder rumbles and clock ticks*
Track 04 – Drama IV
[0:07] Hm? Hey, you finally woke up. *Chuckles* Hey, were you held by me even in your dreams? *Laughs* It’s rare for you to come to me. What’s wrong? Did you think of a way to take revenge on me or something?
[0:31] Huh? You’re here because you thought I was acting weird last night? Hmph. Is it really just for a reason like that? Hmm… Well I give things that have life freedom to thing what they like for you to make conjectures about me is something that’s not allowed.
[1:01] Don’t speak nonsense! *Sighs* I shouldn’t have talked to you. See you.
[1:12] …?! What… is with this hand? When did I say that it was okay to grab hold of my clothes? What? You’re worried about me? *Chuckles* You’re the only one who would say something like that. Even the rest of SEVENTH HEAVEN are only scared of me. Yet… What? Aren’t you scared of me? You’re not scared now? Hnn…
[1:56] So? What do you want, pretending to open up to me? Ahhh~ You’re thinking that if you get on my good side like that then you won’t have to die. People like you… I want to kill them the most. Hey, do you want to try wandering about as a soul that suffers endlessly?
[2:30] Tch. You won’t look away from my eyes. Hnnn… If you had then I would have done exactly what I said immediately. Too bad. Ahh~ *Chuckles* Ahh how amusing. You’re a strange girl. *Laughs* Well, I don’t hate girls like you. Let me tell you this. It’s not like I trust you. Hmph. But I might be… pleased. Ah that’s right. I’ll tell you something interesting as a reward.
[3:31] Here, look at this chess piece. It’s a piece from before. Go on, take a good look. Did you really think that someone died by something like this? *Laughs* Hey, did you seriously think I killed them through a game? What’s wrong? So surprised you can’t speak? Hey? *Laughs* There’s no way I could kill someone just by knocking over a chess piece. Lives aren’t that trivial.
[4:07] And yet… *Laughs* Hilarious. *Chuckles* Don’t be angry. There’s a proper reason for this. Hey, do you want to know? You see… It’s because I wanted to do so.
[4:30] *Laughs* Ahh how amusing. Thank you for letting me tease you. It didn’t really matter if you stayed tricked but I was tired of making scary expressions. You’re so easy to trick that’s it’s kind of cute. *Chuckles* Hey hey, let me trick you one more time. Yeah? I can’t? *Chuckles*
[5:01] You really are the perfect person to kill time with. What? Are you still angry? But I’ve really taken a liking to you. So I’ve decided. I’ll take you to my room.
Track 05 – Drama V
*Door opens and you both walk in*
[0:07] *Sighs* This is the first time I’ve invited someone into my personal room. Do you understand… that it’s something special? *Chuckles* Hey, can’t you see that the space next to me is free? Go on, sit. *Chuckles* Don’t be so stiff. Didn’t you say you weren’t scared of me?
[0:39] In this mansion, there are six other shinigami who have the same power as I do. But right now they aren’t here. Hm? What? Are you curious about the other shinigami? *Chuckles* Let’s see. They’re all good boys. I really do like them. They understand just who they are. Even to what and to who they should kneel down before.
[1:20] Ah, but I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t anything I was unhappy about them. Akira has never invited me to play poker. Even though he often asks Mint. It’s really displeasing, isn’t it? Not that I care. Hmph. That’s right… Mint is an excellent shinigami but that’s why he’s boring. I pull pranks on them from time to time. It’s all minor, nothing big at all. I only stimulating them a little. I mean, I enjoy it too. *Chuckles*
[1:59] Shion and Yuri get along well, surprisingly. They always tease and play with Hinata. So much to the point I sometimes get sick of it. When I see them acting like that, they seem like humans just like you. It’s fun watching them.
[2:26] Ah, that’s right. I’ve already decided how you’re going to entertain me. What do you think it is? *Chuckles* Hey, I really have taken a liking to you so…
*Pushes you down*
[2:53] Just like this… *Kiss* I’ll play with you. *Chuckles* Hey, make an arousing expression. Go on, you can right? *Chuckles* It’s no good. Not arousing enough. Let me see you better.
[3:16] Now, come here. *Smiles* Yes, that’s it. *Sighs* Taking my time like this to look at you is good too. I wonder what it is? Right, you look a little more mature. What’s wrong? Your blushing. Is it because you’re about to be loved by me? *Chuckles* How cute. There there. Okay, now just lean towards me like that.
[3:59] You heard me right? I won’t say it again.*Chuckles* If it was permitted, I’d want to stay like this forever. *Kiss* *Chuckles* That’s great. Yeah, I’m liking you even more. So-
[4:33] Hm? What? It’s you.
[4:37] Ahh, you’re jealous that I’m only paying attention to her, aren’t you? But you’re not allowed to interrupt. Go on, go away. Right now, I want to be alone with her.
*Crow caws and flies away*
[4:56] *Sighs* Really, what horrible timing. Tch. I’ve lost interest. Well it doesn’t matter. He always accomplishes his missions obediently. He also told me about that child. Hm? Oh. Who am I talking about? I’m talking about…that child who tried to fight against the law of death in secret from me. Even when he is part of SEVENTH HEAVEN…
[5:38] Is something like that possible, you ask? Do you think he succeeded? I dealt him his punishment personally…in order to teach him what it means to upset the law. Listen well. Humans will die without fail. Before such a law, all lives are equal. That is both the principle of this world and my rule. Continuing to protect this is my mission as the master of Hiiragi Mansion. I don’t mind who I am hated by, as a result. Even if they are my fellow shinigami. It is fine. Just hate death, hate me. Resent us. You can even think to want to kill me. Even so, I will continue to complete my mission.
[6:45] Hn? Why do you make such a sorrowful expression? Am I not sad, you ask? That… Did I have emotion like that?
[7:06] …! Geez, really. You are the first to have said that. You really are a strange girl. Hey, can I break you here and now? Hm?
[7:42] Hey, were you really not scared of me? Do you still thing that? Why do you smile? No. I don’t want to see such an expression. I hate it. I hate it a lot. I hate…that. I really hate it. You were a bore! I wasn’t fun at all!
[8:23] Hey. I have continuously judged all souls to this day. Without a single exception. Without mercy to even my fellow shinigami. I will continue to do that from now on. And certainly, forever. That’s why…Soon I need you to die.
Track 06 – Drama VI
[0:07] Hah. …You’re here. Now, come over here. Hey, look. The full moon is beautiful as always.
I always ponder while gazing at the moon. When humans are before the inescapable law of death, how do they struggle, and how do they touch someone’s heart. After death has come for them, what is it that is left behind? No matter what it may be, I need to know what it is. …And…Now I am going to end your life.
*Walks towards you*
[1:02] You are ready? I’ll let you go…in peace. Now, show me your soul.
*Soul floats out*
[1:18] So this is your soul. It is beautiful. Really.
[1:27] Hm? Why do you touch my hand? …I see. You are trying to convey a last piece of warmth to me. That’s no good. You know my hand? It should not touch anything other than death. You don’t know. You don’t know just how many lives I’ve taken and ended. I will just accept your kindness. That’s why…go on…let go.
[2:15] Hm…? Even so you still intend to do this? I see.
[2:26] You really are a fool! The closer our hearts get the more sorrow death brings and yet… No, that’s not right. It is because it’s me that I must know this pain. I guess I have somehow been running away from this. Then…
*Pulls you towards him and hugs you*
[2:56] I won’t run away anymore. Just like how you didn’t run away from me, I won’t run away from you anymore. Hey…it’s okay. Make me suffer for eternity. Make me long for you after you are gone. This is your warmth. This is how you look…when you’re bashful. Ah, yes. Hey, lend me your hand. Put it against mine. You have experienced different things with these hands haven’t you? I can tell. If…if we didn’t meet like this…if we didn’t then could I have cried, experienced anger and laughed with you? Would I have been able to believe ‘eternity’ was a word for happiness with you?
[4:22] *Kiss* Hey. At least let me see more variations of your expressions in this time we have left. That’s right. Humans confirm each other like this. *Kiss* You actually like that done to you, don’t you? Haha, your face is all red. You don’t want to be stared at anymore? Hm? But tonight, I can’t stop for you. Because you’ll soon be gone. Don’t think about anything for now. Be full of me. Turn around.
[5:19] Beautiful, even when I look at you like this. Haha, just by drawing my finger along your back you…hahaha. Are you feeling me? Hey, so are you? Aah, this is good. Yes. Haha, what’s wrong? It’s not enough? That’s okay, I’ll give you…a little more. *Kiss* Lose yourself more. Show me more. Don’t worry, you don’t have to feel embarrassed because I want to see everything. Okay? Here, let me see your face. Don’t look down. Okay?
[6:22] Yes. You are very beautiful. Hey, not yet. More. I…! …Don’t have enough of you. You when you’re dishevelled, the you that you can’t believe is you, entrust yourself to me. I want to think that all of you is mine. Please, just for now. You know, these lips of yours…I really like them. They’re warm and kind, and I like them. So give me more of them? *Kiss* The lips alone aren’t enough. I don’t hate your ears either. Or these hands. Everything.
[7:30] What kind of power would I need to have…? Who do I need to be…? What kind of world would this need to be…?! …So that I could be with you like this without worry…?! I know it’s an unending cycle of thought! But…I just can’t help but think. Don’t go anywhere…other than within my arms!
[8:05] Hey, let me see your eyes. So that I can recall the colour of your eyes at any time.
*Bell tolls continuously*
[8:20] Hey, do you… No, do you also hate me? I am not permitted to think that I want to see you smile more than I have already seen. The one and only person who felt sorrow on my part, who smiled for me…!
*Bell tolls louder*
[8:48] *Sigh* Your world will soon end. Here, the final moment has arrived. I will end you.
Track 07 –NEVER∞EVER (Song)
今 灌ぎ禊（みそ）がれ逝く そう、昏い闇の中
挿し込まれてる 甘い指先 原罪（つみ）に濡れてる 蜜
乱れ狂う その瞳（め）の 裏側に視た
夢を知り 願った 声に、ならぬもの―――……
NEVER∞EVER 円環の中、終わらない 死の官能（うた）
黒鴉（からす）が告げた 鐘の音色が 響き渡るよ the end
NEVER∞EVER 円環の中、終わらない 愛の官能（うた）
Ima sosogi misogare iku. Sou, kurai yami no naka
Oshikomareteru amai yubisaki tsumi ni oboreteru mitsu
Midare kuruu sono me no uragawa ni mita
Yume o shiri negatta koe ni naranu mono…
“Kimi no subete wo kanjitai kara”
NEVER∞EVER Furui hi no ame dake ga miminaru
NEVER∞EVER En no naka owaranai shi no uta
“Motto yorokonde, kono toki o matteita kara”
Mou, honoka ni kanjiteiru Seventh, subete no hikari ga kie
Karasu ga tsugeta kane no neiro ga hibiki wataru yo the end
Sei to shi no hazama de shizumu kono koe wa
“Ikusen ikuyo okureba owari ga kuru no darou?”
“Shinitai to negatta koto sura wasureru hodo no tsukihi ga tachi”
“Taida to wa chigau en no naka ni itsuzukeru hidoi kurushimi”
“Da ga kimi o mita toki ni kanjita omoi o ima wa shinjitai”
“Dakara utaou, soshite tsugeyou”
“Saa boku no te de ikunda”
“Karadajuu de kanjite, soshite omotte”
“Omoeba omou hodo sono tamashi wa migakareru”
“Kono te wa hanasanai”
“Eien nante kurushii dake dakara”
“Ima kono shunkan ni kanjita mono subete o kimi ni sasageru”
“Boku mo kimi to ikitai – zutto soba ni itai”
“Kono omoi o kotoba ni suru nara tada hitotsu”
“Kimi o aishiteirunda”
NEVER∞EVER Furui hi no ame dake ga miminaru
NEVER∞EVER En no naka owaranai ai no uta
“…Tatta hitori no aishiki hito yo, sayounara… Keshite wasurenai kara”
En no naka, owaranai ai…
Now you will be filled, purified to pass over.
Yes, within the sorrowful darkness.
The sweet fingertips inserted,
nectar wet with the original sin.
Confused and crazy,
I saw it deep in your eyes.
I grasped a dream,
I prayed for something I couldn’t voice…
“Because I want to feel all of you”
The winter rain of ancient days is all that rings in my ears.
Within this Circle is a never-ending sensual song of death.
“Feel more pleasure. I’ve been waiting for this time…”
The ‘Seventh’ you feel faintly,
soon all the light will extinguish.
The sound of the bell that the black crow announced, resounds.
This voice that reveals on the threshold of life and death…
“How many thousands of nights of death do I have to deal before it ends?”
“So many days have passed to the point I have forgotten I even wished to die.”
“An awful pain different to that of Sloth, from continuing to be within the Circle…”
“But now I want to believe the feelings I felt when I saw you.”
“That’s why I will sing. And I will tell you.”
“Now, pass over by my hands.”
“Sense it with your entire body, and feel.”
“The more you feel, the more that soul will be polished.”
“I won’t let go of this hand.”
“Eternity only brings pain.”
“Now, in this moment, I will give you everything I felt.”
“Let it out more.”
“I want to pass over with you too… I want to be with you forever.”
“If I were to put this feeling into words then there is only one for it.”
“I love you.”
The winter rain of ancient days is all that rings in my ears.
Within this Circle is a never-ending sensual song of death.
“…The one and only person I love, goodbye… I won’t ever forget you.”
Within this Circle is a never-ending love.
Track 08 – Extra Track ～Final Message～
*Bell tolls continuously as it rains and steadies your body*
[0:18] Hah. How strange. I’ve heard this sound so many times before but why does it sound so sorrowful? You know, no matter how many lives are lost this world will continue to exist. Indifferently, just like this, as if it feeds off death.
[0:43] But proof that the life that is you existed has certainly been left behind. Within the words you’ve exchanged with someone up until now, within memories, within feelings. Your pure soul has not been lost to this world. I’m glad I waited for you. I’m glad I met you. I’m sorry. Thank you. …Goodbye.
 The literal translation would have been: “If I were anyone other than me…” but for the sake of a keeping that flow to the final part of the sentence I changed it to something with a similar meaning. ←
Well dang. It’s been over 3 years and here you have it. I have finally delivered the final instalment of the SEVENTH HEAVEN series. Though there are still another two bonus tracks left to be translated. Thank you to everyone who has waited extremely patiently for this. I’m sure you’ve read a translation of this volume somewhere else already but I hope you enjoy this too.
Coming back and listening to this volume again after so long made me appreciate it more. I had actually found this volume boring back when it first came out. I might have still been too hung up on Akira and Itsuki back then and I wasn’t really a Morikubo fan. But man, I might not like this as much as some of the other volumes of this series, this is still damn good. Rejet whatever happened to this quality of writing? This series gets me contemplating about all the thing that come with death and life. It made me think deep.
Anyways, to all you Kanade fans out there, I hope I’ve captured him well in English and enjoy. It’s a pity I don’t have access to the Stellaworth Short Story Bonus but I aim to have the Complete Set Bonus Track from Rejet and Animate out, followed by Thanatos night!!
We’re finally getting another story-song series and it may or may not have connections with SEVENTH HEAVEN. I mean it’s fallen angels!! And Zukki is in it!!! I wonder if the heroine is one of the many souls Seventh Heaven have sent over with their songs…(*’ω’*) I’m pretty excited for the series because of the concept but still a little worried since Rejet CDs haven’t really interested me lately. Now to wait for my CD to get to me… I know I like the songs already.