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Revolutionary Girl Utena – Chikyuu Keimusho Panopticon

November 20, 2018

Chikyuu Keimusho Panopticon – 地球刑務所パノプティコン – Earth Prison Panopticon

パノプティコン(全貌監視刑務所)で監視される
地球刑務所のわれらは孤独な囚人なり

PANOPUTIKON (zenbou kanshi keimusho) de kanshi sareru
chikyuu keimusho no warera wa kodoku na shuujin nari

Observed within the all-seeing prison Panopticon[1]
We in the prison of Earth are lonely inmates

それはもはや機械と同じ
繋げる螺旋や蝶番
通すパイプ管ホース

sore wa mohaya kikai to onaji
tsunageru neji ya chouban
toosu PAIPU kan HOOSU

It has already become like a machine
Held together by screws and joints
With pipes, tubes, and hoses running through it

パノプティコン(全貌監視刑務所)で監視される
地球刑務所のわれらは孤独な囚人なり

PANOPUTIKON (zenbou kanshi keimusho) de kanshi sareru
chikyuu keimusho no warera wa kodoku na shuujin nari

Observed within the all-seeing prison Panopticon
We in the prison of Earth are lonely inmates

そこで思うは
もっと独りを知ろう
もっと独りになろう
もっと独りを考えよう

soko de omou wa
motto hitori o shirou
motto hitori ni narou
motto hitori o kangaeyou

What we think of there:
Let’s get to know loneliness more deeply
Let’s become lonelier
Let’s contemplate loneliness further

独りりとり独りりとり
独りりとり独りりとり
独りりとり独りりとり
独りりとり独りりとり

hitoriritori hitoriritori
hitoriritori hitoriritori
hitoriritori hitoriritori
hitoriritori hitoriritori

Lonelinessness Lonelinessness
Lonelinessness Lonelinessness
Lonelinessness Lonelinessness
Lonelinessness Lonelinessness

ああああ
ああああ

aaaa
aaaa

Ahhh
Ahhh

パノプティコン(全貌監視刑務所)で監視される
地球刑務所のわれらは孤独な囚人なり

PANOPUTIKON (zenbou kanshi keimusho) de kanshi sareru
chikyuu keimusho no warera wa kodoku na shuujin nari

Observed within the all-seeing prison Panopticon
We in the prison of Earth are lonely inmates

やがて望むは
空を飛び、万哩の深海に行き
あらゆる無用機械を発明し
記憶無くした人になること

yagate nozomu wa
sora o tobi, banri no shinkai ni yuki
arayuru muyou kikai o hatsumei shi
kioku nakushita hito ni naru koto

What we soon wish for:
To fly through the sky, to be ten thousand leagues under the sea
To invent all the useless machines
To become people without memories

攻めらるるは超時間攻撃
攻めらるるは超偽善攻撃
攻めらるるは超欲々攻撃
攻めらるるは超無情攻撃
攻めらるるは超不安攻撃
攻めらるるは超疫病攻撃
攻めらるるは超天然攻撃
攻めらるるは超細菌攻撃

semeraruru wa chou jikan kougeki
semeraruru wa chou gizen kougeki
semeraruru wa chou yokuyoku kougeki
semeraruru wa chou mujou kougeki
semeraruru wa chou fuan kougeki
semeraruru wa chou ekibyou kougeki
semeraruru wa chou tennen kougeki
semeraruru wa chou saikin kougeki

Attacked by a super time attack
Attacked by a super hypocrisy attack
Attacked by a super greed attack
Attacked by a super cruelty attack
Attacked by a super uncertainty attack
Attacked by a super plague attack
Attacked by a super nature attack
Attacked by a super bacteria attack

攻められるは(超)あるない攻撃

semerareru wa arunai kougeki

Attacked by a (super) presence/absence attack

Note:

[1] The Panopticon is a hypothetical prison designed by philosopher Jeremy Bentham in the late 1700s with the intention of creating a building where a single guard could observe every inmate, wherever they might be, from a central location in which none of the inmates could see him. (Thus, while it would obviously not be possible for the guard to watch every single inmate at the same time, the prisoners would never know whether or not they were being observed and would theoretically be on their best behavior at all times.) While no true Panopticon has ever been constructed (though there have been a small handful of buildings that have claimed to be based on the principle), the concept has been popular in the arts over the centuries for its metaphorical value.

(Original lyrics by J. A. Seazer.)

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