ジン – 解読不能 (Kaidoku Funou)

“Kaidoku Funou” is Jinn’s third single, and also the second OP theme for「コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ」(Code Geass Hangyaku no Lelouch). While many fans of Code Geass have expressed their dislike of this song, this single boosted Jinn in the top ten in the Oricon Charts for the first time.

Compared to “COLORS” by FLOW or even to their earlier single “Raion”, it lack the pace and power that allowed those songs to fit the OP so well. However, “Kaidoku Funou” still exhibited the abundant energy that is really the best part of Jinn. Like “Raion”, the energy of this song really felt as if they didn’t hold back while performing the song, and frankly, it is every bit as addicting and infectious once you get used to the slight off-key singing and simplistic lyrics.

Speaking of the lyrics, I thought that they kinda fit, and it was a bit about Lelouch was seeking his “dreams” and how it is faraway and unattainable. Of course, my Japanese is not the best in the world and I could be very wrong, but I though some of the lyrics really fitted that image. The energy, melody, and the guitar in this song is good enough to compensate many of the downsides of Jinn.

The b-side track, “Someday”, is a much slower ballad with a melancholy tone. However, the melody is very soothing and the singing is much more even in this song. The song is not particularly brilliant or outstanding, but its easy melody and music more than makes up for it. It also is one of the best sung songs of Jinn.

In all, I don’t think the sole reason why “Kaidoku Funou” reached Oricon top ten was because it was the OP theme for Code Geass (though a large part is probably due to it), but it is so far the best single of Jinn. If you liked “Raion”, you will definitely like this single.

Rating: 4/5

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歌詞 / Lyrics:

解読不能

夢見てた、夢
果て無き遠く
乾いた日々の 空色・手の中

等間隔 音の中で試行錯誤
時間・間隔の無い空間
等身大 音をたてて
僕の顔、造って行く
キレイに、片方だけ。

この手に落ちた、
腐りかけのリンゴ
鏡に映る、僕らの裏側まで。

等間隔 音の中で試行錯誤
時間・間隔の無い空間
等身大 音をたてて
僕の顔、造って行く
キレイに、今も…

遠感覚 人の中で試行錯誤
時間 感覚の無い空間
頭身台 爪をたてて
僕の顔、削って行く
キレイに、片方だけ。

──遠感覚。
──等身大。

Someday

地を這う娘 綺麗な華は見つかったのかい?
訳も無く自分を見失うわけがないだろうよ

Someday…Someday
いつか太陽が君を照らすだろう
今、この場所を花園に変えよう

海知る少年 夢の小石は流されたのかい?
意味もなく声枯れ 叫ぶはずもあるまい

Someday…Someday
いつか太陽が君を照らすだろう
今、この場所を花園に変えよう

一つ、二つ、言の葉 舞い降りて
私は、今。私は、、、。

Someday…Someday
いつか太陽が君を照らすだろう
今、この場所を花園に変えよう

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