Music Box #66 – Kimi Janakya Dame Mitai

Hi guys! Here is today’s post out on time! This week I decided to go with the opening from Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun! It complements the theme of this month for my Friday Favourite posts as well! 🙂

 

She was being kinda sweet to me yesterday…

(It seems you’re the only one for me)

But it’s not like I’m interested or anything…

(It seems you’re the only one for me)

… Man, I guess it’s pretty obvious; I’m even saying these things out loud!

(It seems you’re the only one for me)

One of the ways to take this song is to read it as Suzuki talking about Mamiko or to take it as any of the characters in the shows really. From Nozaki’s point of view, those around him are necessary and are the only ones for him because they are the models of his manga stories. The ‘she’ can be replaced with any pronoun really but I do think it a fun idea to read the song as an interpretation Sakura’s feelings for Nozaki written as her fantasy because, he was sweet to her and she is interested in him and voices it quite often.

The inside of my head may look like a field of flowers or a shoujo manga,

But I don’t even care.

Considering it is a shoujo manga, this is so very true. Anyways, Sakura’s head is a field of flowers considering she thinks everything Nozaki does is cute or finds some optimistic outlook in his actions that isn’t even there. She’s basically blinded by her love but doesn’t seem to care at all.

I just need to see you right away,

And learn the truth,

About this world’s principles… the meaning of love… and the categories of happiness.

I just want to know you better;

Though it’s not like me to talk like this,

Nothing will change if I play it cool.

It seems you’re the only one for me!

Sakura does want to Nozaki as often as she can which is why she decides to help out with his manga even though that wasn’t her intention. For her, being with Nozaki brings her happiness and maybe, she’ll understand the meaning of love by being around someone who didn’t realise he was confessed to twice. Of course, this is Sakura acting tough because in reality, she just wants to be with Nozaki and that makes her do some stupid stuff.

She should be noticing any time now,

(It seems there’s no meaning without you)

As I pass her house again today.

(It seems there’s no meaning without you)

Yeah, I know… That means I’m totally expecting something.

(It seems there’s no meaning without you)

Unfortunately, for Sakura, Nozaki doesn’t seem to realise her feelings even though she has hinted at them and blatantly said them. She is totally expecting something by going to his house all the time and hoping he realises which he never does. I feel sorry for Sakura; she fell in love with one hell of a character.

Even if this turns into a rumor or becomes the talk of the neighborhood,

I just can’t bring myself to care.

That’s already happened amongst her friends who have all figured out that she loves Nozaki since it’s clear as daylight but she doesn’t care about that because it isn’t coming in the way of her being with Nozaki.

You’re really the only one,

And I want to at least be myself with you,

Falling over laughing, letting our complaints out, and fighting back tears.

I feel like I’m all alone in this world;

It’s enough to make even me laugh,

But I can’t be satisfied by anyone else.

It seems there’s no meaning without you.

In front of Nozaki, Sakura is nice, spoilt and everything in between. With him, she acts however she wants because she is comfortable around him. Whilst she doesn’t feel alone in the world, she is livelier when she is with Nozaki than anyone else hence she can’t be satisfied with anyone but him.

Getting plenty lost, running into walls here and there,

It’s like my heart is a maze with you at the end.

I overthink things and the paths split apart,

Left! No, right! Everything seems like a trick,

And I just can’t take it any more.

I bet Sakura feels this way. Considering Nozaki didn’t realise she confessed to him twice, she probably felt lost and hit a wall because how do you confess to a guy like that? He may be the end result but Sakura is unsure as to how to get there even though she is always with him. It’s hard for her to decide whether she should confess again or just continue the way things are because they’re super close anyways even though that’s not what she wants. It is something she worries out.

I just need to see you right away,

And learn the truth,

About this world’s principles… the meaning of love… and the categories of happiness.

I just want to know you better;

Though it’s not like me to talk like this,

Nothing will change if I play it cool.

It seems you’re the only one for me!

Even through her confusion and her feelings which are out in the open, Sakura just wants to see Nozaki and be with him because her love isn’t pointless at least for her. by being close to him, Sakura gets to know Nozaki better as a person and understand him because after all, he is the only one for her.

Lyrics are from Lyrical Nonsense.

I’ll leave the song here for you to enjoy! 🙂

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4 comments

  1. This was really pretty and insightful. I never gave much meaning to lyrics–especially in anime openings, but there’s definitely so much more to it. Like its own story unfolding with instrumentals and vocals.

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    • Thank you! 😊
      Yeah I always feel like songs, like any other component of an anime, are there for a reason so I like picking them apart in my own way. :’)

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  2. Even though I listen a lot of Japanese music, I don’t really pay much attention to the lyrics (I should though lol). I love this song so it was real interesting to read the analysis on it! 🙂

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