The opening song is composed and written by my dear friend Nyanfood . She finished it 2 years ago, but at that time we couldn't find a suitable vocalist. Last year I was lucky to meet Anton from chorus battle group. I wanted the song to be in Japanese and Anton happen to know a translator: Datenkou. At the same time Anton gathered an instrumental arranger and mixer: NickStradi and Suponjiii. While they were busy with the music, I got my hands on After Effects to learn animation.
2 months is a very short time to learn a program from scratch, but I managed to create this video.
「 Lyrics & Composing」
❖ English ver written and composed by Nyanfood
❖ Japanese translaton by Datenkou
「 Vocalist 」
「 Arrange & Mix 」
❖ Arranged by Nickstadi
❖ Mixed by suponjiii
「 Artist & Animation 」
❖ Pinlin [ me]
I assume that most people don't understand Japanese lyrics, so here an English (original) version:
In these walls, their hands can never reach us.
Past these doors, their words can never hurt us.
It's not your breathing,
it's not your heartbeat sounding step by step
Unlocking all the secrets in me.
It's not your screaming,
It's not you telling me to stay strong.
You weren't wrong but it takes more just to keep me sane.
Do you think it's a game?
Do you think I'll be played?
Are you looking to fall?
Are you looking to fade?
Soon the knight takes pawn,
and the rook takes the knight.
Time to send out your queen
if you're asking to fight.
Why aren't you scared of heights?
If you climb then you will drop.
How can you bear to understand?
The doors that guard my truth,
you open in my name.
Cruel prophet of my fate, I know
I'm just another secret, you're no
Cinderella waiting to be saved,
You're why my heart's no longer mine.
It starts with an introduction of the characters, the chess pieces, in a setting. Danger is coming closer to the protagonist. The backgrounds go from bright to darker, as if the world flipped around in the second half. I didn't want to focus too much on romance and show more of the atmosphere, but there are sweet CGs that pop up briefly. Please let me know what you think!
Thank you for reading! Have a doodle of Blace.