Daum tv팟 - opening song of Lazenca - To Boy From Sun



(see also: Youtube - ending song of Lazenca - Save Us)

Just a couple of things to note about Lazenca..

The title of the opening song, "해에게서 소년에게," is probably a reference to an older song that was composed in 1908 during the Joseon Dynasty.

The lyrics' contents are completely different though. Here's the lyric for the opening song from Sengoku's site:

눈을 감으면 태양의 저편에서
들려오는 멜로디 내게 속삭이지
이제 그만 일어나 어른이 될 시간이야
너 자신을 시험해봐 길을 떠나야해
니가 흘린 눈물이 마법의 주문이 되어
너의 여린 마음을 자라나게 할꺼야
남들이 뭐래도 니가 믿는 것 들은
포기하려하거나 움츠려 들지마 힘이 들 땐
절대 뒤를 돌아보지마 앞만 보며 날아가야해
너의 꿈을 비웃는자는 애써 상대하지마
변명하려 입을 열지마 그저 웃어 버리는거야
아직 시간이 남아있어 너의 날개는 펴질꺼야
Now we flying to the univers 마음이끄는곳 높은곳으로 날아가 절대 뒤를 돌아보지마 앞만 보며 날아가야해
너의 꿈을 비웃는자는 애써 상대하지마
변명하려 입을 열지마 그저 웃어 버리는거야
아직 시간이 남아있어 너의 날개는 펴질꺼야

더 높이 더 멀리 너의 꿈을 찾아 날아라
소년아 저 모든 별들은 너보다 먼저 떠난 사람들이 흘린 눈물이란다. 세상을 알게된 두려움에 흘린 저 눈물이 이다음에 올 사람들을 인도하고 있는것이지


When you close your eyes, from the sun’s direction
I hear a melody whispered

Now it’s time to wake up and become a grownup
You must set out on a journey to prove yourself

The tears that you’ve shed will become magical spells
Which will make your innocent mind grow

No matter what others say, your beliefs -
Do not give them up or try to hide them… when it gets hard

Never look back; always look and go forward
Do not face those who mock your dreams
Do not open your mouth; just smile away
For now there is time; you will spread your wings.

Now we flying to the universe
We will fly to the high place that our hearts cling to

Never look back; always look and go forward
Do not face those who mock your dreams
Do not open your mouth; just smile away
For now there is time; you will spread your wings.

Lad, all those stars are…. by those who have departed before you
The tears that were shed. The fear that comes with understanding the world…. that was shed
That tear will guide the next person who will take on the journey.

I think that the Gairun mech's head was meant to resemble a Joseon-dynasty Korean helmet. It's like how the original Gundam (RX-78 Gundam)'s head has the V antennae of a Samurai's helmet.

As you can see, the Korean helmet has a poll that goes up from the tip of the helmet to the red tassle at the top. The Gairun mech also has gold dragon symbols that are typical of the Chinese and Korean armors from 15th ~ 19th century.

More pics:



(tracing with pencil, not by me)
(Toonivers is a cable channel in Korea dedicated to anime.)What I don't really get is why there was a shift in preference from alternative rock during the late 1990s to female bubblegum pop for the opening and ending songs by the early 2000s. Hamos also had a pretty decent alt. rock song. I just can't stand stuffs I hear in animes nowadays.

2 comments:

Pedro said...

I watched Lazenca in 2001 on the local tv channel in South Africa. It's one series that stuck in my mind more than any other. Storyline, concepts and characters were briliant. But I can't find it anywhere. I'm really grateful if you can help or offer suggestions.

dokebi said...

I think if you search it in Korean (라젠카) you can find some episodes on Google Videos. It'd be much harder to find episodes in English.

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