The wait is over doods and peeps. The highly anticipated Kase-san animated short has premiered. It is a 5-minute long music video and my reaction is a simple one: Give us an anime adaptation. Seriously. Use the same animation quality in this music video and we are good to go.
UPDATE: Thank you everyone who helped make this possible. Here’s hoping Japanese animation studios get the message and phase 2 is eventually initiated.
The magical Kase-san music video got over 100K views, all according to my brilliant plan. Now let’s try and boost that number even further by spreading the word to even more Nation members out there! We are getting that anime no matter what!
Translated lyrics are down below.
The lyrics to the song, Kimi no Egao (Album Version) by Oku Hanako were found the Thoughts on Oku Hanako blog HERE in both Japanese and English. Fits Yamada and Kase-san’s relationship rather well even if it was originally composed as a melody for the disaster relief of the earthquake and tsunami.
When I met you there was spring light and a breeze in the street
My childish heart cheered in the distant summer night of that day
I neglected loneliness as I passed through the autumn day
A warm winter street reassured me of your warmth
At all times you have a sincere look in your eyes. Even if you fall you will stand up again
I drew some strength from your profile that only gazes ahead
Your smile and your voice created my future
The time that began to move carved out slowly changing days
I should be able to overcome difficulty at any time because I have a dream
Now I have found something precious, something that I want to protect
I don’t know the reason for your tears that day
Beyond the upset I saw a path leading to a dream
I’m not afraid of mistakes. If I take a step forwards then I can have more faith in myself
People look towards the other side of sadness. This is what the sight of your back has told me
At my side, by your side, I could cry with longing to live in the moment
A dream without end must lead to somebody’s future
Don’t give up. Whenever I heard your voice
I found something precious, something that I want to protect
I am not alone. I am always by your side because I want to see your smile