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The Waltz of Princess Kagami, known in Japan as just simply The Ball of Princess Kagami (カガミ姫の舞踏会 Kagami-hime no Butōkai?), is a song written and sung by Kagami Ochiai. Susumu Takajima provided the instrumentals for the song. Ochiai wrote this song as a love letter for Susumu Takajima to help cope the entire Drillimation community after Hiroshi Takajima's death, despite being released nine days after the fateful day.

The song was remixed by Koji Kondo and Mahito Konda for Super Mario Galaxy. The major difference is there are three remixes that were used as Rosalina's theme and the vocals were removed.

The song appears in the Le Fashionistas episode "Prom Pooper", albeit in a different Japanese version due to copyright issues.

Composition

The Waltz of Princess Kagami is written in the key of D Major at a speed of 100BPM. As suggested by the title, it is a waltz tune with a 3/4 speed.

Performances

The song was first recorded and performed in Nagasaki on July 11, 1997. Ochiai performed the song again at Susumu Takajima's inauguration as president of Drillimation Studios in March 1998. The song was performed once again at the wedding of Susumu Takajima and Kagami Ochiai on March 8, 2003.

Lyrics

The song's lyrics are written in Japanese, but Susumu Takajima translated the song into English, where subtitles can be viewed on the official music video on YouTube and VidSpace.

Japanese (original)

Japanese (Hiragana) Japanese (Romaji)
屋上で、そこに女

雲が揺れを見て
それを通して
いつも知って
愛するを知らない

年を経過、愛は来ない
忘れ去ら、宇宙にいる
とても寂しい
宇宙は空
愛を持っている

来て、ドリラーさま
一緒に踊りましょう
君が明るく
一千万回

騒ぎは、宇宙で開始さ
ハースクリッフは平和を破った
燃料がなく
誰が助け
愛があります

Okujō de, soko ni jo

Kumo ga yure o mite
Sore o tōshite
Itsumo shitte
Aisuru o shiranai

Toshi o keika, ai wa konai
Wasuresara, uchū ni iru
Totemo sabishī
Uchū wa sora
Ai o motte iru

Kite, Dorirā-sama
Issho ni odorimashō
Kimi ga akaruku
Issen man-kai

Sawagi wa, uchū de kaishi sa
Hāsukuriffu wa heiwa o yabutta
Nenryō ga naku
Dare ga tasuke
Ai ga arimasu

Japanese (Le Fashionistas)

It is a translation of the English lyrics.

ルーフトップの上に、女の子が座っていた
座って、見て、すべての雲が回る
しかし、それを通して
私はいつも知っていました:
私は愛する方法を知らなかった

年と年が過ぎた、私の愛は決して来なかった
しかし、私は宇宙にいるので忘れ去られている
私はとても寂しいように見えるかもしれません
宇宙でああ空
しかし、私は今、私の愛を持っています

ドリラーに来てください
私の人生のダンスを教えてください
しかし、すぐにあなたは私をもっと明るくするでしょう
千万回!

今や宇宙で騒ぎが始まった
その怪物であるハースクリフが平和を破った
私のすべての燃料がなくなった
誰が私を助けますか
私が持っているものはすべて私の愛です

English (translated)

Up upon the roof-tops, there sat a girl
Sitting, and watching, all the clouds twirl
But through and through
I always knew:
I didn't know how to love

Years and years have passed, my love never came
But I'm forgotten, because I'm in space
I may seem so lonely
In space oh so empty
But I now have my love

Come on Driller please come
Give me the dance of my life
But soon you will make me much bright
Ten million times!

Now a commotion has started in space
Hearthcliffe, that monster, has broken the peace
With all my fuel gone
Who will help me along
All I have is my love

Behind the scenes

  • Kagami Ochiai confirmed in an interview that this song is influenced by Princess Serenity from Sailor Moon, and the fact that Kagami Ochiai is, in fact, a princess living a long distance away from Susumu Takajima at that time.
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