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  • Member: Arigatomina
  • Studio: Forever Fornever
  • Title: Gleam
  • Premiered: 2004-02-07
  • Categories:
    • Action
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Romance
  • Song:
    • Yu Yu Hakusho Gleam - Darkness in the Light (Yami ni Hikari)
  • Anime:
  • Comments: Thanks go to Rose Thorne for this one.

    This is a tribute to Touya, naturally so since this is his theme song. The singer is Touya's voice actor, Matsumoto Yasunori, so those who haven't seen this far into the anime - *yes* that little blue-haired ice demon has a very deep voice. ;p I think it's a quirk in YYH - think of Hiei's deep voice being completely opposite of his small stature - it keeps you from thinking of them as 'effeminate.'

    Anyway, since there isn't that much footage of Touya, and the song does speak of a 'group' (tachi - we), I've included the only one from Touya's group who survived - Jin. This means it's something of a tribute to both of them, and that works since they're both after the 'light.' Those who don't know their stories, just keep in mind the lyrics of the song - the 'ninjas' that Touya and Jin were part of lived in the Makai where there is no sunlight. Their motivation is a desire to have what the 'others' have, the light. But anyone who's watched the series knows they don't get that - any light they find in their struggles is inside themselves. As corny as that may sound, I do think the grudging friendship Touya makes with Kurama, and Jin and Yusuke (who hit it off from the very beginning), bring some sort of satisfaction to that drive they have for 'light.'

    Editing:
    Windows Movie Maker 2.0, Showbiz (conversion), VirtualDub (conversion), TMPGEnc (compression).
    Note - I had to edit the song to cut out the dialogue in the beginning, so don't be surprised if there are a few 'gray' areas. Also, I wanted this to be a 'dramatic' vid more than a hard action vid, so you won't get many 'hits' or effects. This is similar to my 'Nightmare' vid - a tribute with some lyric sync and a 'mood-matching' style rather than beat=cut type editing.

    Engligh Lyrics:

    Running out of the Darkness I hear sounds of crying
    Demanding light, I intently continue this journey

    Out of the darkness, this horrible darkness, I whisper in a low voice
    When will I ever feel warmth?!

    Radiance comes for a moment, then fades into a dim light
    Seize it! Your losing your chance!
    Find youself, that figure!

    Light and shadows clash and cover everything
    Unsolvable problems pierce the warmth with ice

    Someday, surely, enough light will be in the world
    For we shall light up the world!

    Fearing things and what-not
    Or to disobey your fate
    To worry about betraying people
    Just barely seeing or knowing them...

    You seek the light, just barely in your grasp
    We leave the darkness, demanding light

    Complete romanji/english lyrics:
    http://www.animelyrics.com/anime/yyh/yyhgleam.htm

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  • 9.17

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