Nogizaka46 19th Single Coupling Song 『Maa ii ka?』 Lyrics & Translation

Oh, hi! It’s been a while.

As always, I’m busy with my office work lately.

I found a spare time on weekends, and this one will be one of me being productive in this fandom.

 

Before I put the lyrics and translation, let me write down my thoughts for this song.

I forgot where did “Maa ii ka?” gets aired. But I found it in my YouTube home. The moment I listened intro part, I was thinking, “Why it sounded like a kid song? I think I’ve heard this melody somewhere in my childhood…”
The more I listened to the music, I couldn’t stop grinning. Once I finished listening to the song, I’ve already decided that this is the best coupling song of 19th!…so far. I’m waiting for Ikuchan and Kuboshi’s musical song and then I’ll re-decide it.

 

So here comes the lyrics!
(I don’t know if someone out there already done with this lyrics translation. So maybe that someone’s translation is better than mine. I still do the translation just…for fun!)

『まあいいか?』
Maa ii ka?
Well, whatever

(まいやん)
「あなたはいつも言ってたよね
世界で一番親友だって
今の今まで信じてたけど
私の元カレと浮気した?」
(Maiyan)
“Anata wa itsumo itteta yo ne
Sekai de ichiban shin’yuu da tte
Ima no ima made shinjiteta kedo
Watashi no moto kare to uwakishita?”
(Maiyan)
“You’re always saying it, right?
‘I’m your best friend in the world!’
I’ve been believing you since then but
you cheated with my ex boyfriend?”

(まなったん)
「ウチらは家が近かったし、
幼稚園のときから一緒だから
好きなケーキも好きな動物も
好きな彼氏も似てるよね?」
(Manattan)
“Uchira wa ie ga chikakatta shi,
Youchien no toki kara issho dakara
Sukina keeki mo sukina doubutsu mo
Sukina kareshi mo niteru yo ne?”
“Our houses are near to each other,
We’ve been together since in kindergarten
Our favorite cakes and animals are same
Even we like the same boyfriend, right?

しょうがないかも
気が合う二人
好きになるのも
同じタイミング
付き合い始めたのは
(まいやん) 私が先でしょ?
始めてキスしたのは
(まなったん) 私が先でしょ?
まあいいか?
まあいいか?
Shouganai kamo
Ki ga au futari
Suki ni naru no mo
Onaji taimingu
Tsukiaihajimeta no wa
(Maiyan) Watashi ga saki desho?
Hajimete kisu shita no wa
(Manattan) Watashi ga saki desho?
Maa ii ka?
Maa ii ka?
I guess it can’t be helped
Both of us gets along
We like someone
At the same time
The one who started dating
(Maiyan) I was the first one, right?
The one who kissed
(Manattan) I was the first one, right?
Well, whatever
Well, whatever

(まなったん)
「私に嘘はつかないって
ケンカをした後指切りしたね
仕事忙しいって言ってたけど
昨日合コンしたんだって?」
(Manattan)
“Watashi ni uso wa tsukanai tte
Kenka wo shita ato yubikirishita ne
Shigoto isogashii tte itteta kedo
Kinou goukon shitanda tte?”
(Manattan)
“You told me you won’t tell lies to me
We pinky-swore after got into a fight
You said you were busy with work, but
I heard you went to a mixer yesterday!”

(まいやん)
「もちろん誘いたかったけど
誰かの紹介嫌いだったよね?
ある日突然巡り合うような
運命でなきゃ恋じゃない」
(Maiyan)
“Mochiron sasoitakatta kedo
Dareka no shoukai kirai datta yo ne?
Aru hi totsuzen meguriau you na
Unmei denakya koi janai”
(Maiyan)
“Of course I wanted to invite you
But you said you hate to get introduced to someone, am I right?
It doesn’t count as romance if
it is not fated to happen across someone”

どっちにしても
縁遠いよね
占いなんて
外れてばかり
彼氏がいないことに
(まなったん) なんだか慣れちゃった
彼氏がいなくたって
(まいやん) それなりに楽しい
まあいいか?
まあいいか?
Docchi ni shitemo
Endooi yo ne
Uranai nante
Hazurete bakari
Kareshi ga inai koto ni
(Manattan) Nandaka narechatta
Kareshi ga inakutatte
(Maiyan) Sorenari ni tanoshii
Maa ii ka?
Maa ii ka?
Either way,
We have little prospect of marriage*)
Things like divinations
They are always miss
Being not having a boyfriend round
(Manattan) I’m getting used to it
Not having a boyfriend
(Maiyan) I enjoy my life as it is
Well, whatever
Well, whatever

まあいいか?しょうがない
まあいいか?しょうがない
Maa ii ka? Shouganai
Maa ii ka? Shouganai
Well, whatever. It can’t be helped
Well, whatever. It can’t be helped

いつもあなたといれば
寂しくなんかないから
ずっと後を追いかけて
金魚のフンでいようね
Itsumo anata to ireba
Samishiku nanka nai kara
Zutto ato wo oikakete
Kin’gyou no fun de iyou ne
As long as I’m with you
I don’t feel lonely at all
I’ll forever follow you
Let’s tag along together

もし彼氏ができても
(まいやん) スネたりはしない
もし彼氏ができても
(まなったん) 仲良くできるわ
Moshi kareshi ga dekitemo
(Maiyan) Sunetari wa shinai
Moshi kareshi ga dekitemo
(Manattan) Nakayoku dekiru wa
If you get a boyfriend
(Maiyan) I won’t sulk
If you get a boyfriend
(Manattan) I still can get along with you

ホントはどうかしら?
(まいやん) 絶対許さない
ホントはどうかしら?
(まなったん) 早く別れさせたい
まあいいか?
まあいいか?
まあいいか?
まあいいか?
まあ……
よくないって!
Honto wa doukashira?
(Maiyan) Zettai yurusanai
Honto wa doukashira?
(Manattan) Hayaku wakaresasetai
Maa ii ka?
Maa ii ka?
Maa ii ka?
Maa ii ka?
Maa…
Yokunai tte!
Honestly speaking?
(Maiyan) I absolutely won’t let that happen
Honestly speaking?
(Manattan) Hurry, break up already
Well, whatever
Well, whatever
Well, whatever
Well, whatever
Well…
As if we’d say that!

 

Okay, that’s all.
A catchy music with unique lyrics, and MAIYAN’S RAP AND KUROISHI??? Those are the reason why I really like this song. Can’t wait to watch the MV ❤

Now…
I’ll continue checking my partner’s translation of “Sayonara no Imi” fanfic and then translate my parts.

*) It’s kinda hard to translate the word 縁遠い (endooi) in this context. If someone knows a better translation for this word, kindly let me know m(_ _)m

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[SUB] Ikuta Erika & Shiraishi Mai’s Speech in 18th Single Senbatsu Announcement

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5t0n2o_18-speech_tv

 

First of all, congratulations to Momochan and Master Yoda for being the new (double) centers!

Phew…

So here goes my thoughts.

1. Actually I’m a bit relieved the moment I knew that it would be another wCenter again. So the possibility of someone’s “last single” is getting lower.

2. I had a feeling that some of 3rd gen members would be chosen as senbatsu. But I didn’t expect they would be in center position.

3. I was scared that Minami will be dropped again to under member. The announcer didn’t say her name until 3rd row fully filled by other members. But I’m glad that she is in the 2nd row.

4. Ikuchan in 2nd row. Again. Well, I guess it can’t be helped. The management can’t give her another hard time to coexist in Nogizaka and being a solo career. Being front member means that they have to attend most of the single promotion in most medias.

5. I laughed hard when Manatsu tripped over the podium. Well done :))

6. Seeing Maiyan’s smile in this senbatsu announcement is somehow reassuring. Please don’t graduate before I see you in person

7. Momochan’s face emotion is…kind of scary. I mean, it’s different with the ones back then. It’s like, “Oh, no. Why me? Is it okay for me to be here? I can feel the Senpais’ weird tensions behind me…”

I think the management is pushing the 3rd gen a little bit too much. Like holding their solo concert, and even let NOGIBINGO!8 as their own TV show. Do they (management) even think about 2nd gen members feelings? Especially those members who never gets into senbatsu. So many wrath voices of 2nd gen fans out there. And I think it’s getting worse with this 18th single senbatsu announcement.
Well, I understand that the management is planning to draw some new fans or let the current fans to like these 3rd gen members so when their (fans’) oshimen graduates, they still have another favorite members from 3rd gen and stay support Nogizaka.
Am I right?
Indeed the 3rd gen members have so many potentials and as for their looks, they’re above average. But I’m not sure they will be the replacements when the time of Ikuchan/Maiyan’s graduation comes.

8. TBH, I was hoping that Mizuki will be a senbatsu member. But I knew it would be Yoda who stands alongside Momochan.

The management has to fulfill fans’ demands out there. Yes. Yoda already has a LOT of fans. It can’t be helped. Please do your best even if you’re not a senbatsu.

 

I think that’s all. I apologize if I said too much. I knew I shouldn’t say such things because I’m still new in Nogizaka fandom. But… I have the rights to speak out my thoughts, right? 🙂

Last but not least,

 

HAPPY 26TH BIRTHDAY, ACCHAN!! (Maeda Atsuko)

I still love you :*

161207 Ikuta Erika's Blog ("Boku ga Yukanakya Dare ga Yukunda"〜♪462)

こんばんは
Good evening.

昨日はクリスマスライブ1日目でした!
Yesterday was a one day Christmas live!

久々のライブ
一緒に盛り上がってくださったみなさん
ありがとうございます☆
A live concert after a while
Thank you very much to those
who excited together there☆

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今回は新しく
1人プロデュースのコーナーができたよ〜
This time,
I managed to produce one-man corner~

私は「僕が行かなきゃ誰が行くんだ」を
ソロでやらせていただきました。
I sang “Boku ga Ikanakya Dare ga Iku nda
in solo mode.

元は電子音でアップテンポのユニット曲なのですが
アレンジをボサノバ風に変えていただき
アコギ、フルートと共に
アコースティックver.で歌いました♪
This song is originally an electric musical and upbeat song
but I changed it into Bossa Nova style along with
accoustic guitar and flute.
I sang it in accoustic version♪

すっごく楽しかったぁぁ
武道館で1人で歌うって
やっぱり特別な気持ちだったなぁ。
It was very enjoyableee
Singing in solo mode in Budokan
gave me a special feel.

贅沢な経験をさせていただきました<(_ _*)>
また小さなとこからでも
みなさんの前で歌えたらいいな〜
Thank you for this extravagance experience<(_ _*)>
I want to once again sing in front of everyone
no matter how small the venue is.

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黄色いサイリウムや声援に
本当に心が温かくなりました。
My heart became warm when
I see the yellow light sticks and listen the cheerings

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ありがとうございます!!
Thank you very much!!

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一緒に演奏してくださった
フルートの坂上さん
アコギの天野さん
Sakagami-san who played the flute
and Amano-san who played the accoustic guitar

そしてアレンジしてくださったFNSでおなじみ
今野ストリングスの今野さん
Also, the well-known as FNS arranger,
Konno Strings’ Konno-san,

ありがとうございました!!
Thank you very much!!

今日19時〜はFNS歌謡祭生放送☆
FNS Kayousai live broadcast today starts from 19 o’clock☆

グループで「サヨナラの意味」
そして私は
林部智史さん×ウエンツさんと「あいたい」
コラボさせていただきます!
As group, we’ll sing “Sayonara no Imi
And I also appear in a collaboration
along with Hayashibe Satoshi-san and Wentz-san
who will sing “Aitai

ドキドキ
みてね〜〜
I’m nervous
Please watch~~

ライブ
イジリーさんも来てくれたよー
Ijily-san came to the concert

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エリカ(。・∀・。)☆彡
Erika(。・∀・。)☆彡

 

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