Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season 1st Opening Theme – Hakanaku mo Towa no Kanashi

In notes published in Animedia about the song, it was mentioned that the ‘Kanashi’ part of the song title was intentionally rendered in katakana so that it would have a double meaning, 悲し/哀し and 愛し. All three variations are pronounced the same and carry similar meanings, but 愛し would denote that something is so dear and lovely that it’s heartrending sad.

A Brief Yet Eternal Sorrow
Vocals: UVERworld
Lyrics: TAKUYA∞
Composition: Katsuya & TAKUYA∞
Arrangement: Katsuya & TAKUYA∞

Before love says that love is, “Too heavy,” rejects comprehension
And turns into hatred…

Just about everything is so, right?
In situations where you get bad penalties, there’s always the reality of covering them up and faking it
In the era of distorted dilemmas
Even we, who should have made a promise together, pass by each other without noticing

I abandoned the fact
That we destroyed each other and understood each other
Is this a wreck?
Don’t acknowledge me; even when I confront it
I can’t escape the images from when I fell

I’ll find your eyes and the warmth of your hands
Time and time again

Just about everything is so, right?
In situations where you get bad penalties, there’s always the reality of covering them up and faking it
In the era of distorted dilemmas
Even we, who should have made a promise together, pass by each other without noticing

The city that won’t change even if it’s gone
Won’t seek our salvation, right?
In the guise of someone honest
Everyone is inside of a crumbly crystal

Because I make more and more lies

Love only hurts me always…or so you whispered
You were scared of believing and cried, didn’t you?
Learn your weaknesses and become strong, by believing without fear
You’ll learn of true love, before it turns into hatred, right?

What I wanted
Isn’t this heartless
And contrived world

On the unviewable days without fragments of reason
Lowliness dwelt in my eyes that are tired of seeing

Lies that heal the heart- They exist
But it’s a lie that will steal my heart, right?

Even if I’m to draw closer to love, I’ll only be bitten…or so I whispered
I stopped believing and lived like that
With thoughts that I’m amazed of even if I stand up against despair
It’s fine if I’m clinging onto a brief life

What I wanted
Isn’t this heartless
And contrived thing

A love lost in this city-
If I search for its meaning
I’ll become a little better and be able to move on, right?


Hakanaku mo Towa no Kanashi
Vocals: UVERworld

Ai ga ai o “omosugiru” tte rikai o kobami
Nikushimi ni kawatte iku mae ni…

Nani mo kamo sou daro?
Batsu no warui jijou ni wa itsumo futashite   kuwasemono no riaru
Yuganda jirenma jidai de
Yakusokushita hazu no futari sae   kizukazu toorisugite yuku

Kowashiatte   wakariatteta koto mo
Okizari ni shita
Kore ga nare no hate na no?
Mitomenaide   tachimukatta toki mo
Ochite yuku toki no imeeji kara nigedasezu ni

Nando de mo sagashidasu yo
Kimi no me   sono te no nukumori o

Nani mo kamo sou daro?
Batsu no warui jijou ni wa itsumo futashite   kuwasemono no riaru
Yuganda jirenma jidai de
Yakusokushita hazu no futari sae   kizukazu toorisugite yuku

Inaku tatte kawari wa shinai machi wa
Boku no sukui o motome ya shinai darou
Matomo na yatsu ni narisumashite
Dare mo ga kuzuresou na kesshou no naka de

Nando mo uso o kasaneru kara

Ai wa itsumo watashi o kizutsukeru dake…tte kimi wa tsubuyaite
Shinjiru koto ga kowakute naitan daro
Yowasa o shitte tsuyoku nare   osorezu shinjiru koto de
Nikushimi ni kawaru mae no   hontou no ai o shiru no darou

Hoshigatteta mono wa
Kokoro ga nai   tsukurareta
Konna sekai ja nain da yo

Miterarenai   riyuu no kakera mo nai hibi
Iyashisa ga yadotteta   utsushitsukareta hitomi ni

Kokoro o iyasu uso sore mo ari nante
Demo kokoro o ubau no ga uso darou

Ai ni chikazukou to mo   kamitsukareru dake…tte boku wa tsubuyaite
Shinjiru koto o yamete ikitetan da yo
Zetsubou kuratte tatte mo   akireru hodo no omoi de
Hakanai inochi   shigamitsuite ikya ii

Hoshigatteta mono wa
Kokoro ga nai   tsukurareta
Konna mon ja nain da yo

Kono machi de ushinatta ai
Sono imi sagaseba
Sukoshi mashi ni natte susumeru darou

9 responses to “Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season 1st Opening Theme – Hakanaku mo Towa no Kanashi

  1. Thanksssssssss for the lyrics! Can you post the kanji too plz? 🙂 When’s the full ver coming out???

  2. @ Gartenreader:
    The single is being released on the 19th of November.

  3. There’s a radio rip out already.

  4. The full version is out..

    Could anyone help update the translation..tq

    *SNIPPED BY CHIISAI*

  5. @ XeGa:
    Those aren’t official lyrics。

  6. Oooppss! sorry for jumping the gun. XeGa

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