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Welcome! At Lyrical Nonsense, we provide professional-level English translations for Japanese songs, as well as providing other language translations by a diverse team from around the world!
We hope you find something that meets your interests – or even better: something you never knew you were missing!


リリカルナンセンスへようこそ!私達は邦楽の歌詞を中心に英語や多言語の翻訳を提供しています。新譜のニュースとかCDの発売日についての情報を集めることもたまにあります。幅広いジャンルの翻訳を楽んでください!
Lyrical Nonsense is:
  1. 英訳/English
  2. カタロニア訳/Català
  3. ドイツ訳/Deutsch
  4. スペイン訳/Español
  5. ガリシア訳/Galego
  6. インドネシア訳/Indonesia
  7. イタリア訳/Italiano
  8. マレー訳/Melayu
  9. ポルトガル訳/Português
  10. トルコ語/Türkçe
  11. 中国訳/中文
  12. Music Videos (PV)
  13. Social Media / PR
  14. 運営/Administration

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Thaerin Philos

Japanese music enthusiast | Lyrical translator.
邦楽熱心家・歌詞翻訳家のセリンです! 是非、一声かけて下さい!

Buy me a coffee to keep me going!
(/・ω・)/ ☕彡 ヽ(^。^)ノ
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    友達になろう!

    Toria

    Feels Addict| 感情ズ中毒者 --- Lvl 84
    Lyrics Database| 生き歌詞字引 --- Lvl 75
    Bubblebender | シャボン使い --- Lvl 63

    Always open to new music--please suggest any songs/bands!
    聴いたことないアーティストをいつでも聴いてみたいから、おすすめどうぞ!
    友達になろう!

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      Eureka

      楽しくないことを最後までとっとくタイプです。はい。
      idk what priorities are.

      歌の翻訳のリクエストは歓迎しますぜ✧
      Feel free to request song translations :D

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        Klonos Heart

        Languages lover, moon admirer, aspiring philologist, and, of course, a great fan of manga, anime and music.

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          talk to me!

          Iza

          i love music, and i watch too much anime
          also currently in k-pop hell

          ich nehme gerne übersetzungswünsche an!
          talk to me!

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            Shippuu

            Just your typical anime/manga/light novel/visual novel lover nevertheless a passionate translator.
            And of course a sucker for jpop~
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              Klonos Heart

              Languages lover, moon admirer, aspiring philologist, and, of course, a great fan of manga, anime and music.

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                  Stephany_C

                  I really love Animes, Light Novels and Mangas. Now I'm a nonsense-translator.

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                    Dianaa

                    Aspiring writer and translator
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                      youkais

                      Mi sueño es aprender japonés. Entre otras cosas de la vida de adulto (!), adoro ver anime y hacer deportes.
                      Si quieres conversar, no dudes en escribirme :)

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                          Lacie Aeon

                          An undergrad student and sometimes a pianist.

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                              Tell Me :)

                              Zen

                              A student, music addict, and programmer.
                              Tell Me :)

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                                EmZEE

                                Tomorrow Will be More Colorful Than Today, Believe it and it Will Happen

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                                  Waruimono

                                  No one knows what it's like to be the Waruimono.

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                                    Cloud Neko

                                    Aspiring translator :)
                                    Malay/ English/ Japanese

                                    Likes to read SJ, Light Novel, journals and books.
                                    A great fan of anime, manga, art and music.

                                    Motto: ~ Discover life through music ~

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                                      Yuki

                                      Want to help me fill my bio? Just... PLEASE HELP ME!

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                                        My things~

                                        Sekizai

                                        It takes courage to sail in uncharted waters, but remember that even in the depths of the darkest ocean, some light always pierces through~
                                        My things~

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                                          NahoSaenokiChan

                                          Hey! My name is Naho and I love all horror related things!
                                          #JaeheeIsBaehee

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                                            Requests

                                            After

                                            I translate because that's what I love.

                                            Twitter hesabı üzerinden şarkı çevirisi isteğinde bulunabilirsiniz.
                                            Requests

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                                              Tarou

                                              This looked empty, so I thought I'd fill it in.
                                              Hello. I like watching anime. So, you come here often?

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                                                luhoo

                                                anime lover and brunch-goer

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                                                  port87

                                                  See our full collection in LN's Music Videos (PV) section!
                                                  Find even more great music videos @ fansoop.com!
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                                                    友達になろう!

                                                    Toria

                                                    Feels Addict| 感情ズ中毒者 --- Lvl 84
                                                    Lyrics Database| 生き歌詞字引 --- Lvl 75
                                                    Bubblebender | シャボン使い --- Lvl 63

                                                    Always open to new music--please suggest any songs/bands!
                                                    聴いたことないアーティストをいつでも聴いてみたいから、おすすめどうぞ!
                                                    友達になろう!

                                                    Latest posts by Toria (see all)

                                                      Follow me!

                                                      Thaerin Philos

                                                      Japanese music enthusiast | Lyrical translator.
                                                      邦楽熱心家・歌詞翻訳家のセリンです! 是非、一声かけて下さい!

                                                      Buy me a coffee to keep me going!
                                                      (/・ω・)/ ☕彡 ヽ(^。^)ノ
                                                      Follow me!

                                                      Latest posts by Thaerin Philos (see all)

                                                        Follow me!

                                                        Thaerin Philos

                                                        Japanese music enthusiast | Lyrical translator.
                                                        邦楽熱心家・歌詞翻訳家のセリンです! 是非、一声かけて下さい!

                                                        Buy me a coffee to keep me going!
                                                        (/・ω・)/ ☕彡 ヽ(^。^)ノ
                                                        Follow me!

                                                        Latest posts by Thaerin Philos (see all)

                                                          友達になろう!

                                                          Toria

                                                          Feels Addict| 感情ズ中毒者 --- Lvl 84
                                                          Lyrics Database| 生き歌詞字引 --- Lvl 75
                                                          Bubblebender | シャボン使い --- Lvl 63

                                                          Always open to new music--please suggest any songs/bands!
                                                          聴いたことないアーティストをいつでも聴いてみたいから、おすすめどうぞ!
                                                          友達になろう!

                                                          Latest posts by Toria (see all)

                                                            Yuki

                                                            Want to help me fill my bio? Just... PLEASE HELP ME!

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                                                                zio

                                                                Behind-the-scenes operator. Curious about nuance.

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                                                                  Recruitment:
                                                                  Please contact Thaerin: [email protected] for all inquiries!
                                                                  1. English Translators
                                                                  2. Other Language Translators
                                                                  3. Content Managers

                                                                  There’s just so much to do; join us in translating the world! We’re looking for J>E translators who have a strong literary flair and understand the unique challenges of song translation. In addition to native-level English, you should have a high level of grammatical comprehension in Japanese, capable of identifying full phrases/ideas and their correct meaning. If you have a strong understanding of nuance in Japanese and a solid literary style, we would love to hear from you!

                                                                  ☆ For reference, you should be confident that your comprehension is at least equivalent to JLPT N1 (no certification necessary) ☆
                                                                  ☆ You should be receptive to constructive criticism from your peers ☆
                                                                  ☆ You should be actively available to submit at least two translations per week (ideally much more) ☆
                                                                  {Please be aware that we are not currently a commercial project; we donate our time out of love and dedication.}

                                                                  The application process is simple! Please send us two song translations: one from an artist you like, and one from an artist you really dislike.

                                                                  Join us in our goal to raise the level of art, quality, and accuracy applied to Japanese lyric translation!

                                                                  Do you make exceptional lyric translations in your native language from a Japanese or English source? We think it’d be nice to make LN as international as possible!

                                                                  Please submit two trial translations via email (of songs already posted on Lyrical Nonsense): one from an artist you like, one from an artist you dislike. Our staff will take a look, judging your style and grasp of nuance in the source language.

                                                                  In your email, please be sure to address the following points in some way:

                                                                  ・ We require that you have very high confidence in your writing ability + a fluent understanding of either Japanese or English. What is your language background and what are your current study practices?

                                                                  ・ Please note that we expect you to submit translations regularly (at least one song per week). To develop and maintain your skills, consistency is essential. Tell us about your availability and how often you plan to contribute.

                                                                  ・ Everyone has different motivations for why they translate. Please let us know why you specifically enjoy translating lyrics and why engaging in the process is important to you.

                                                                  ☆Please be aware that we are not currently a commercial project; we donate our time out of love and dedication.☆


                                                                  日本語か英語の歌詞を自分の母国語(英語以外)に翻訳することに興味を持っていますか?リリカルナンセンスを出来るだけ国際的なサイトにしたいですから、応募してください!しかし、私達は全ての言語の翻訳をチェックすることが不可能ですので、自分の翻訳能力に自信を持たない人はご遠慮ください。もう既にこのサイトにある言語の翻訳をしたい人は「自分の大好きな歌」と「自分の大嫌いな歌」の翻訳を一つずつメールで提出してください。それでこちらのスタッフがその翻訳をチェックして応募者のニュアンスのセンスを確認します。このサイトにはまだ載っていない言語の翻訳をしたい人はこちらに気軽に連絡してください!(このサイトにとって)応募者の経験や興味のある範囲を理解した上で大丈夫です!一緒に世界の翻訳しましょう!

                                                                  LN needs some help on the admin side of things! We’re looking for someone to help with creating/managing page content found on the site. If you also have an interest in transliterating from Japanese–>Romaji, that would be even better! The more time our translators can spend translating, the further we can grow. So come join us in building a more complete resource! (This is also a great activity to do while listening to music if you’re behind in your library like I am.)
                                                                  ヽ(^。^)ノ


                                                                  Disclaimer:


                                                                  All original Japanese lyrics are copyright to their respective owners. All translations and transliterations are the added value of their credited authors.

                                                                  Copying of content and usage elsewhere is not permitted without explicit consent by content owners.

                                                                  Please do not re-post our work elsewhere, but please do link back to the source!

                                                                  Use of media content is permitted under our affiliate relationship with neowing.co.jp / cdjapan.co.jp.


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