This week on Spinning Pages to 14th century Japan where Tokoyo strives to be reunited with her father and faces many hardships during her trials.
[Ossu.] Even if tears spill from our eyes,[Ossu.] let’s confront it!
Single-mindedly, seiya soiya, let’s fight onwith our fists more… with our spirits more…with making all sharper.[Wo’oh wo’oh wo’oh.]
Still more, seiya soiya, let’s fight oneven if we get sad and unable to stand up.[Ah ossu ossu.]
(English translation is taken from BabyMetal)
Even though I am not super familiar with Babymetal's music, I really like their song Karate, and the video is really cool (just so you know). But when I saw the lyrics in English, I knew that this was the song I wanted to use for Tokoyo, the Samurai's Daughter. Why, because they remind me how Tokoyo went from numbly moving along to making a decision as to what she would do; that and it fits the determination that she found during her journey.
You can see my full thoughts on Tokoyo, the Samurai's Daughter by Faith L. Justice by hopping over to my review.
Don't forget to check out Babymetal's music video for Karate!!