Please let me roll once again
April 8, 2019 7:46 AM   Subscribe

Wowaka, a popular vocaloid producer and vocalist for the band Hitorie, has passed away at the age of 31 due to heart failure. He was known for his unique and instantly recognizable style and for his relatable lyrics. Lluvia has a thread on twitter mourning his passing and commemorating his work. His songs are available on his official Youtube channel, but there are no English translations. So here are a few of his more popular vocaloid songs with English subtitles:

Unfortunately, I'm not very familiar with his work with Hitorie -- or not enough to find decent English translations of the best songs. If someone else is more knowledgeable, please link them below?

* Sorry for the Project Diva and live concert videos, but these had the most understandable translations I could find.
posted by anthy (4 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
"Rolling Girl" is a bizarre, brilliant song song, parlaying uptempo pop, a soaring melody and a perky, cheery singing voice into something very dark. Not in a gothic sense, but as a portrayal of depression as something that continually weighs on you and frustrates you. And you can feel it even without understanding the lyrics.

31 is way too young. I hope he had achieved some peace.
posted by ardgedee at 12:32 PM on April 8, 2019

I've been listening to Rolling Girl all day.

posted by Nyrha at 1:33 PM on April 8, 2019


I remember learning about Wowaka from Mary Cagle's comic Let's Speak English, where one mini-arc was about going to a Hitorie concert.
posted by danb at 8:58 PM on April 8, 2019 [1 favorite]

posted by flatluigi at 6:53 PM on April 9, 2019

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