I found really good and well done translations of Märchen over at youtube today! And I thought I should share them ^.^
01 Yoiyami no Uta (The Song of Dusk)
Hm, I got more of the story now, and it seems that Ido is a creature that like Märchen also died in the well or something like that, and it melted together with Märchen to wake him up again to take revenge. It also woke up the doll that he had as Elize. But I still don’t know for sure if the doll is just like that on it’s own, or if she is the same as Elizabeth but just after revenge for her love being killed. Or maybe it is the revenge wish of Therese? Märchen’s mother?
02 Kakei no Majo (The Witch at the Stake)
I’m not sure if I should feel sorry for the old witch/mother, it seems she sent her daughter out when she couldn’t feed her herself, and she regretted it later and became religious. Then when her daughter never returned she might have decided to not listen to god anymore and when a nun then came to her house she killed her, not knowing it was her own daughter. After that she inherited her dead husbands fortune, and might have wanted to make up for not taking care of her daughter with taking care of the hungry children…
Like I said, not sure how to feel about that old woman…
But still, Grethel sounds so cute!!
03 Kuroki Okami no Yado (The Black Landlady’s Inn)
Yes! This translation gave me the name of the story! I found it now! The man from the gallows tells off a landlady that has no more liver to make for her costumers, and she then goes out to steal livers from newly hung offenders, but in the end one of them comes back from the dead for his liver. I love stories like that XD But it seems that here she is tired of having to wait for the people to die, so she instead hangs her servant girl to then cut out her liver. I don’t know if she just hangs her, or if she gets her publicly executed for something.
But this song also goes back to their 2nd chronicle story, as many of the others also does. That damned shinigami guy keeps poping up all the time XD I should really read a translation of that album soon, I am getting curious XD
04 Garasu no Hitsugi de Nemuru Himegimi
(The Princess Sleeping in a Glass Coffin)
I would have been ashamed if I had gotten this wrong XD But most of what I thought was right ^.^ And I just love the scene where the prince asks for Snow White. “Dwarves, will you give me that corpse?” He does not think she is alive or anything, he just wants to marry a dead woman XD
Once again, love the revenge at the end, it is charming XD And I have been wondering what the hell that random conversation in the middle there is, but then after I saw the first song again, I wonder if it has anything to do with the man that Märchen became one with in the well? That creature was called Ido… and that man in the conversation was Idolfried. I do not know, but it is a thought.
05 Sei to Shi wo wakatsu Kyoukai no Furuido
(The Old Well at the Border that separates Life and Death)
AH! Things makes more sense now! I found the story of this one too! Mother Holle is a little like the Norwegian Askeladden fairy tales, of a brother that works well and does all right, while his two older brothers never wants to do any work at all, and in the end Askeladden gets all fame and glory XD
This story tells of a young girl that lives with her stephmother and younger stephsister (Cinderella much XD?) Her father died by falling down a well, and his name was Idolfried! Dum dum DA!!!!
She ends up falling down the well too, but she ends up in another world where Idolfried/Märchen allows her time to think about her revenge, and she helps some bread and a apple tree in the other world, before she comes into the service of Mother Holle. She helps her for a time, and as a reward for her good work, she is sent home covered in gold. Her little sister is not so lucky and comes back covered in pitch (it is something used in asphalt I think…) and she can never get it off.
It seems that the girls can see Märchen, since the daughter said she talked to her father. And in the end of the song the sound of the rats can point towards the black death from the prologue single. Does this mean that this is the same well that Märchen fell into?
And I love that Revo is also the rooster, bread and appletree XD
06 Bara no Tou de Nemuru Himegimi (The Princess Sleeping in a Tower of Roses)
I guess everyone knows the story of sleeping beauty XD? This is the one without rape, so that is at least a good thing. The only thing I didn’t get before in this song was the ending about the last curse, that she would abandon her daughter in the forest, I thought it could be the girl in the second song, but when I read it I saw that she had not been abandoned as a baby, but when she was older.
But there might be a hint at the end, as the melody sounds like one of the older songs, and the princess could be a character from the Elysion album, from the song Majo to Lafrenze and I don’t think it went well with her… she is found by the same witch that cursed her mother and raised by her to use her purity to protect the gates of Hades from opening. But she falls in love with Orpheus, who takes her virginity. But after she finds out he just needed to open the gats of Hades to get to his true love that had died. She curses him and if he turns to look at his true love while they escape, he would loose her again. And he so does 😛
07 Aoki Hakushaku no Shiro (The Blue Earl’s Castle)
Tells of a terifying man with blue beard that killed his wives and kept them locked up in a room. It seems here that one of his dead wives wishes for revenge, and Märchen uses the earl’s newest wife, her sister and two brothers as his tool to set the revenge into action.
But Bluebard has a big mental problem… first he says that he might have loved his first wife, but still he killed her. It sounds like he really enjoys killing his wives, but then he says that he won’t forgive the people that claimed someone to be a witch? Does he mean that someone said one of his wives were a witch and he wants to protect the reputation of his loved wife even if he himself killed her? Or could there have been a woman he loved before that died as a witch? Could that have been Märchen’s mother? Could Bluebeard then be Märchen’s father? I should have read the single songs better *faint*
Oh, and Bluebard also quite frankly says: he rapes his wives, then kill them, and if God had a hole, he would rape him too!
08 Haritsuke no Seijo (The Crucified Saint)
This one is just sad! Elizabeth never loved anyone else than Märchen and when she finally is reunited with him it is after her death… life is unfair… but that damned doll got hers!
And I am curious about the family relationship here… he wants her to call her father, but he is her brother? I do not want to dwell deeper in this right now -.-
The last song has not been translated yet I just found out XD So I will take that later, it is mostly just Märchen saying goodbye to the world T.T