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A Halloween Classic in Japanese

Japanese version of the Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEIFbi9zWuE

Lyrics w/ literal English translation: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/%E3%83%8F%E3%83%AD%E3%82%A6%E3%82%A3%E3%83%BC%E3%83%B3%E3%83%BB%E3%82%BF%E3%82%A6%E3%83%B3%E3%81%B8%E3%82%88%E3%81%86%E3%81%93%E3%81%9D-japanese-halloween-welcome-hallowe.html

Original song for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQuVFBSPGcU

I just wanted to share this Japanese version of "This is Halloween" from Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. My family makes a tradition to see this movie at least once between Halloween and Christmas. I think the Japanese version sounds cuter but the voices do a good job also making it creepy. I think it's a good example of how things change in translation between two songs. The overall message is the same, but the Japanese version seems a little more welcoming and gives more of a sense of thrills, if that makes sense.

Enjoy!

October 30, 2018

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AStrangeChiald

The nightmare before Christmas is one of my favorite movies sksksk. its an amazing movie~

October 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Francy-Chan

Awesome! I love "The nightmare before christmas" ! ^_^

October 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/glitterstar3333

now i'm playing the song from kingdom hearts thank you

October 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Maressa29

Thank you! I love this movie and now it will help me to improve my japanese :)

October 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ram33531

This song is cuter in Japanese

October 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Faisane

Thank you!

Btw, the translation site you list has an embedded clip of the song, so it is possible to watch and read at the same time.

November 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/_arianaganguly_

thank u

November 14, 2018
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