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Mekakushi Code / Mekakushi Chord
Blindfold Code / Blindfold Chord
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Name
メカクシコード
Mekakushi Kōdo
Blindfold Code
Blindfold Chord
Song Information
Jin
Sidu (Illustration)
Chuuta (Encoding)
Tsubomi Kido
Miku Hatsune
May 29th, 2011
Mekakucity Actors
Mekakucity Days
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A song of hiding your eyes.[note 1]

—Jin's Song Introduction


Mekakushi Code or Mekakushi Chord[1] (メカクシコード Mekakushi Kōdo) is the second song of the series.



Background

Description


The song tells the story of a group of people, of which Tsubomi Kido is the leader, called the Mekakushi Dan. Anyone can join the group, even in the middle of missions; there is no limit to the number of members, nor is there a particular requirement to join. However, one only gets to enter the hideout of the gang with a password. The group completes missions, some of which are dangerous, and recruits new members.

Lyrics & Translation



希望の消えた世界は
太りすぎてちょっとも飛べない。
依然僕にマチガイ
をインポートする。

ズボンの裾伸びきって
iPodのコードが揺れる
イヤホンをあてがって
とりあえずはフード被っておけば
問題ないや。

「目隠し完了。」
いつもどおり視えない現状。
非常灯赤く光れば
またシュールな景色になる。

案外今日が来なくても、
ローファイな風景を連れて
生涯不安症な君と
明日へ先に行けそうかもね。

「さぁさぁ、なんかないものか。」と
ユレ気味にビートを刻めば
そうそう悪いもんじゃあないさ。
まぁ、飽きないうちは。

虚栄心を呑み込んで
2つ目の遮断機を右へ。
期待に胸が詰まって
口元がちょっとニヤッとしそうだ。

グルービーになりきって
走り気味にリードするけど
俄然空気に馴染んで
誰にも気付かれていないのなら
断然オーライ

「任務続行。」
あと20分。引けないでしょう?
スニーカー結び直して
「ほら、合図だ。クールに行こう。」

上昇中の体温なら
ハイパスで一気にトばして
延々肥大中の街を
西へ、北へ、君のそばへ。

「おいおい、ちょっとオーバーだろ?」
金髪のヒールが笑えば、
残念、解らないだろうね。
隠し切れない 君じゃ。

募集人数無制限。
無論、途中参加も歓迎。
募集要項無条件。
服装は自由。

自称ウブな君だって
合言葉ハサんで即加入。
そりゃあそうさ僕なんて
ニジオタコミュショーヒキニート。
だが問題ないぜ?

「気分最高」
振れるピーキー止まない警鐘
ネオンが不意に落ちれば
さぁ、フードを脱いでみせて。

「READY」

案外今日が来なくても、
ローファイな風景を連れて
生涯不安症な君と
明日へ先に行けそうかもね。

「さぁさぁ、どんなもんなのさ」と
赤い目こすって見渡せば
なんだい、つまんなくもないな。
じゃあ、冷めないうちに

いただいてしまおうか。



Kibō no kieta sekai wa
Futorisugite chotto mo tobenai.
Izen boku ni machigai
O inpōto suru.

Zubon no suso nobikitte
iPod no kōdo ga yureru
Iyahon o ategatte
Toriaezu wa fūdo kōmutteokeba
Mondainaiya.

"Mekakushi kanryō."
Itsumo dōri mienai genjō.
Hijōtō akaku hikareba
Mata shūruna keshiki ni naru.

Angai kyō ga konakute mo,
Rōfai na fūkei o tsurete
Shōgai fuanshō na kimi to
Asu e saki ni ikesō kamo ne.

"Sā sā, nankanai mono ka." to
Yure-gimi ni bīto o kizameba
Sō sō warui mon jā nai sa.
Mā, akinai uchi wa.

Kyoeishin o nomi konde
Futatsume no shadanki o migi e.
Kitai ni mune ga tsumatte
Kuchimoto ga chotto niyatu to shisō da.

Gurūbī ni narikitte
Hashirigimi ni rīdo surukedo
Gazen kūki ni najinde
Dare ni mo kizukareteinai no nara
Danzen ōrai

"Ninmu zokkō."
Ato nijuppun. Hikenaideshō?
Sunīkā musubi naoshite
"Hora, aizuda. Kūru ni ikō."

Jōshō-chū no taion nara,
Hai pasu de ikki ni tobashite
En'en hidai-chū no machi o
Nishi e, kita e, kimi no soba e.

"Oi oi, chotto ōbā daro?"
Kinpatsu no hīru ga waraeba,
Zan'nen, wakaranaidarōne.
Kakushi kirenai kimi ja.

Boshū ninzū museigen.
Muron, tochū sanka mo kangei.
Boshū yōkō mujōken.
Fukusō wa jiyū.

Jishō ubu na kimi datte
Ai kotoba hasande soku kanyū.
Soryā sōsa boku nante
Niji ota komyushō hikinīto.
Daga mondainaize?

"Kibun saikō"
Fureru pīkī yamanai keishō
Neon ga fui ni ochireba
Sā, fūdo o nuide misete.

「READY」

Angai kyō ga konakute mo,
Rōfai na fūkei o tsurete
Shōgai fuanshō na kimi to
Asu e saki ni ikesō kamo ne.

"Sā sā, donna monna nosa " to
Akai me kosutte miwataseba
Nan dai, tsumannaku mo nai na.
Jā, samenai uchi ni

Itadaite shimaō ka.



(Unofficial Translation)

This world from which hope has vanished
Has become too fat to fly.
Even so, mistakes are
Imported into me.

The hem of my pant leg is stretched to the limit,
And my iPod cord sways
Putting my earphones in,
If I put my hood up first
There shouldn’t be any problem.

“Blindfolding complete.”
As usual, we can’t be seen.
When the red emergency lights come on,
They make the landscape surreal.

Even if today unexpectedly didn’t come,
Bringing along lo-fi scenery,
I think I could head for tomorrow early
With you and your lifelong anxiety disorder.

If you say “Come on, there’s nothing to it, is there?”
And pound out a trembling beat
That’s not so bad, is it?
Well, so long as you don’t get tired of it.

Swallowing my pride,
I turn right at the second railroad crossing.
Anticipation fills my chest
And I find myself smirking a little.

Though I get into a groove
And take the lead at a run
If I can quickly adapt to the situation
And no one notices me,
It’s completely all right

“Continue the mission.”
Twenty more minutes. We can’t pull out now, right?
Retying my sneaker, I say,
“Hey, there’s the signal. Let’s make this cool.”

If my body temperature is rising,
I can get rid of the heat all at once with a high-pass filter[note 2]
And go to the west, to the north, to you,
Through the city that keeps getting larger.

When the blond heel laughs
“Hey, hey, aren’t you going overboard?”
It’s too bad, I guess you wouldn’t understand,
Since you can’t completely hide yourself.

There’s no limit on membership numbers.
You can even join mid-mission.
There are no conditions for joining.
There’s no dress code.

Even you, who say you’re naive,
Can join instantly if you give the password.
Oh, right, I should say,
I’m a 2D otaku hiki-NEET with a communication disorder.
But that’s not a problem, okay?

“This feels great!”
I’m at my best under pressure[note 3], swinging from low to high; The alarm bells don’t stop
When the neon lights suddenly go down,
Go on, take your hood off.

「READY」

Even if today unexpectedly didn’t come,
Bringing along lo-fi scenery,
I think I could head for tomorrow early
With you and your lifelong anxiety disorder.

If we say “Come on, what kind of thing is this?”
While rubbing our red eyes and then looking around
At least it’s not boring.
Well then, shall we dig in

Before it gets cold?[2]

Trivia

  • Since the katakana for "Kōdo" can translate to both "code" and "chord", there has been some confusion about the title of this song. The song is most commonly known under the name "Mekakushi Code", although the MV of the song daze, which was released three years after the release of Mekakushi Code includes an image where the name of the song is shown as "Mekakushi Chord", implying that it was either originally meant to be translated to chord or was later renamed.
  • It was believed that the line "ニジオタコミュショーヒキニート" (nijiota komyushō hikinīto) referred to Shintaro, as the line translates to "I’m a 2D otaku hiki-NEET with a communication disorder". However, the daze MV shows three screens at about 0:44 with closeups on Kido, with text on these screens reading "terrible geek", "communication disorder", and "NEET stay-at-home", making it clear that the line in question refers to her.
  • The video features Sidu's first work as an artist for the series.
  • It achieved one million views on Niconico on February 24, 2013 and was Jin's seventh song to do so.[3]
  • It was voted as the #20 Kagerou Project song in the KagePro Song Popularity Ranking 2019.[4]

References

Notes

  1. 目を隠す話 Me o kakusu hanashi.
  2. Translator's note: High-pass filter is a term that is used in both audio and image editing for filters that let higher frequencies through and block or reduce lower frequencies. They are generally used to remove unwanted noise and make the thing the filter is applied to clearer or sharper.
  3. Translator's note: The word used here is “peaky,” a loan word that originally referred to car engines that perform well at high speeds but poorly at lower speeds and has come to also be used to describe people whose performance is similarly all-or-nothing.

References

  1. Mekakushi Code is used in guides, but Mekakushi Chord is used in daze's MV and in English media translations.
  2. Translation by EJ Translations
  3. Hatsune Miku Wiki
  4. KagePro Song Popularity Ranking 2019 manga


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