Engine Gattai! Engine-Oh G6!

Engine Fusion! Engine-Oh G6!

Romaji Lyrics English Translation

Jinjin engine, muttsu no soul
Engine Gattai, muteki no G6!

Kibou no ener-G (kibou no energy)
Bishitto kan-G (sou kanji)
Akuji wo sou-G (akuji wo souji)
Risou no sekai

Ichiji ga ban-G (ichiji ga banji)
Kiwadoi ran-G (sono range)
Minna de chan-G (minna de change)
Custom shiyou ashita wo

Negai zenbu tsunagetara
Motto yuuki dekaku naru sa

(Come on, G6! G6, get together!)

Ima da tune up! Tune up!
Osorenna minagiru power (We can try!)
Mita ka super-duper saikou no
Body de burnin’ run (our pride)
Sou sa speed up! Speed up!
No limiter! Saishuu corner (We can fight!)
Kimero super duper kyouretsu na
hissatsuwaza wo (Dive into the sky!)
Hashiridashita seigi wa tomerarenai
Kore zo Go-On! G6! G6! Engine-Oh G6!

Muttsu no soul to itsutsu no heart
Jinjin engine muteki no G6!

Hatenaki tabi-G (hatenaki tabiji)
Nakama wo shin-G (sou shinji)
Naku no mo dou-G (naku no mo douji)
Egao saku no mo

Tomeru ze san-G (tomeru ze sanji)
Kiken he bun-G (let’s bungee)
Ikioi dai-G (ikioi daiji)
Mucha gurai ga choudo ii

Jibun dake no tame ja nai
Omou dake de tsuyoku naru sa

(Come on, G6! G6, get together!)

Ima da tune up! Tune up!
Wasurenna ano hi kizanda (We can try!)
Yume ga super duper saikou no
emblem dakara (Our pride)
Dou da speed up! Speed up!
Over fender kaze kiru racer (We can fight!)
Ikuze super duper genkai mo
hikari mo koete (Dive into the sky!)
Warui yatsura ni mae wo hashirasenai
Kore zo Go-On! G6! G6! Engine-Oh G6!

(Come on, G6! G6, get together!)

Ima da tune up! Tune up!
Osorenna minagiru power (We can try!)
Mita ka super-duper saikou no
Body de burnin’ run (our pride)
Sou sa speed up! Speed up!
No limiter! Saishuu corner (We can fight!)
Kimero super duper kyouretsu na
hissatsuwaza wo (Dive into the sky!)
Hashiridashita seigi wa tomerarenai
Kore zo Go-On! G6! G6! Engine-Oh G6!

Muttsu no soul to itsutsu no heart
Jinjin engine muteki no G6!

Jinjin engine muttsu no soul
Engine Gattai, muteki no G6!

Rumbling engines, with six proud souls!
Engine Fusion! It’s the invincible G6!

Hope’s bright ener-G (hope’s bright energy)
You’ve gotta feel its sur-G (yeah, its surge)
Now let’s take out this garba-G (take out the garbage)
And clean up our world

We’re walking on the ver-G (walking on the verge)
But we know our ran-G (know our range)
Together we can chan-G (together we can change)
And customize our future!

When we all have the same goal in sight
Our courage will know no bounds!

(Come on, G6, G6, get together!)

Now come on, tune up! Tune up!
Let your overwhelming power crush your fears!
Take that super duper chassis to its
limits on a burnin’ run! (That’s our pride!)
That’s right, just speed up! Speed up!
You have no limiter! Just take the final corner!
Now use your super duper special move for
an intense finish! (Dive into the sky!)
Once your justice is revved up, there’s no stopping it!
This is Go-On’s G6, G6! Engine-Oh G6!

Six proud souls, and five pure hearts!
With the rumbling engine of the invincible G6!

 On a never-ending voya-G (a never-ending voyage)
We can’t let ourselves diver-G (no, don’t diverge)
We’ll let our spirits mer-G (let our spirits merge)
Through the good times and the bad

 Now, let’s stop this dama-G (let’s stop this damage)
And bungee into danger (Let’s bungee!)
We’ve gotta have coura-G (gotta have courage)
The more reckless we are, the better!

But we’re not here fighting for ourselves
Let that knowledge give us power!

(Come on, G6, G6, get together!)

 Now come on, tune up! Tune up!
Don’t forget the dreams that we’ve always shared
Now they’re the super duper emblems of
all the great things we can do!
So we’ll speed up, speed up, try and keep up!
Watch our racing form cut through the air
We’re zooming out of sight at
super duper speed! (Dive into the sky!)
We won’t let those villains overtake us now!
This is Go-On’s G6, G6! Engine-Oh G6!

(Come on, G6, G6, get together!)

Now come on, tune up! Tune up!
Let your overwhelming power crush your fears!
Take that super duper chassis to its
limits on a burnin’ run! (That’s our pride!)
That’s right, just speed up! Speed up!
You have no limiter! Just take the final corner!
Now use your super duper special move for
an intense finish! (Dive into the sky!)
Once your justice is revved up, there’s no stopping it!
This is Go-On’s G6, G6! Engine-Oh G6!

Six proud souls, and five pure hearts!
With the rumbling engine of the invincible G6!

Rumbling engines, with six proud souls!
Engine Fusion! It’s the invincible G6!

I’m not entirely happy with this. Lemme expand on that: I really, really like this song. It’s got a catchy beat and it’s incredibly cleverly written with the -G pun, which works a lot better than it does in English (especially as Japan pronounces a lot of English words with “g” sounds even if they end in a “j” sound in actual English). While I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad translation, the song is innately just so damn cleverly written that you’re always going to lose a certain something – especially as the choruses are just kind of really densely packed with a lot of English terms.

A Thing I find with song translations is that, if you’re going to be showing the actual lyrics alongside it, you’re kind of unable to really make any drastic changes to stuff – because people can see your workings out, see what the original Japanese was, and hence that kind of cognitive desync caused by the English terms in one side being noticeably different from the other is a thing you seriously have to worry about.

So yeah, I feel kind of bound that, in an ideal world, you’d just flat-out kinda rewrite the choruses to make the same point in a more pleasing way, but with songs you’re kind of stuck singing to their tune, as were. Alas.

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