SoftBank Hawks Theme Song

There are two versions of the theme song of Fukuoka’s baseball team, the SoftBank Hawks. One is the version played in the stadium, the other is a more pop-like version done by the group AAA. I’ve translated with the somewhat militaristic stadium version in mind. The translation follows the lyrics (Japanese, then romaji).

いざゆけ若鷹軍団

玄界灘の潮風に
鍛えし翼たくましく
疾風のごとく さっそうと
栄光めざし 羽ばたけよ
(ソレ!)

いざゆけ無敵の若鷹軍団
いざゆけ炎の若鷹軍団
我らの 我らのソフトバンクホークス

ペナント競うグランドに
闘魂燃えて敵を打つ
一投一打火をはきて
白球熱き嵐呼ぶ
(ソレ!)

いざゆけ無敵の若鷹軍団
いざゆけ炎の若鷹軍団
我らの 我らのソフトバンクホークス

ソフトバンクホークス!(x6)
勝ちどきあげろ!
勝ちどきあげろ!
勝ちどきあげろ、ヤフードーム!!!

力の限り戦わば
勝利はつねに此処にあり
輝く空に感激の
チャンピオンフラッグひるがえれ
(ソレ!)

いざゆけ無敵の若鷹軍団
いざゆけ炎の若鷹軍団
我らの 我らのソフトバンクホークス

Iza Yuke Wakataka Gundan

genkainada no shiokaze ni
kitaeshi tsubasa takumashiku
hayate no gotoku sassou to
eikou mezashi  habatake yo
(sore!)

iza yuke muteki no wakataka gundan
iza yuke honoo no wakataka gundan
warera no warera no sofutobanku hookusu

penanto kisou gurando ni
toukon moete teki wo utsu
ittou ichida hi wo hakite
hakkyuu atsuki arashi yobu
(sore!)

iza yuke muteki no wakataka gundan
iza yuke honoo no wakataka gundan
warera no warera no sofutobanku hookusu

sofutobanku hookusu! (x6)
kachidoki agero!
kachidoki agero!
kachidoki agero, yafuu doomu!!!

chikara no kagiri tatakawaba
shouri wa tsune ni koko ni ari
kagayaku sora ni kangeki no
chanpion furaggu hirugaere
(sore!)

iza yuke muteki no wakataka gundan
iza yuke honoo no wakataka gundan
warera no warera no sofutobanku hookusu

Go Forth, Young Hawks!

Train your wings
in the salty breeze of the Genkai Sea
Swift like a hurricane,
aim for glory and take off!
(That’s right!)

Go forth, peerless Young Hawks!
Go forth, Young Hawks of Flame!
Our, our SoftBank Hawks

On the diamond where you compete for the pennant,
Fire up your fighting spirit, and strike the enemy
With each pitch, with each hit, flare up
The ball’s heat will stir up a storm
(That’s right!)

Go forth, peerless Young Hawks!
Go forth, Young Hawks of Flame!
Our, our SoftBank Hawks

SoftBank Hawks! (x6)
Let’s cheer for victory!
Let’s cheer for victory!
Let’s cheer for victory, Yahoo Dome!!!

If you fight to the limits of your strength,
Victory will always be at your side
Wave the pennant that inspires us
in the shining sky
(That’s right!)

Go forth, peerless Young Hawks!
Go forth, Young Hawks of Flame!
Our, our SoftBank Hawks

{Note: This is a slightly tweaked version of the translation I had published to my JET blog. That post is here. The biggest difference is that I chose to translate 若鷹軍団 less literally this time, ignoring the 軍団 (“gundan,” meaning “military corps”) to get “Young Hawks” instead of the “Young Hawks Corps” I’d used before.}

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