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Zettai Kibō Birthday (絶対希望バースデー) is the ending theme for Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School - Despair Arc and a character song for Nagito Komaeda, performed by Nagito's voice actor Megumi Ogata.

It was released on August 3rd, 2016 as an A-side single of the same name along with Zansakura -zanka- and two off-vocal versions of both songs.

Background

The song seems to be about the birth of absolute hope and Nagito meeting someone "he was born to meet" in the middle of the night at school's campus, though it seems to be more about Nagito's feelings and thoughts than any actual real events. The situation is very sexual, which is made even more clear by the Japanese wording and has been pointed out by Ogata.[1]

According to Ogata, Zettai Kibō Birthday is how Nagito feels outside and Zansakura -zanka- is how he feels on the inside.[2]

Lyrics

TV Length

Kanji Romaji
「夜の校舎の真ん中で ココロ踊らせ 待ち続けてた yoru no kousha no mannaka de kokoro odorase machitsudzuketeta
「キミと出会えた そのためにうまれてきた」と "kimi to deaeta sono tame ni umaretekita" to
思える その瞬間を omoeru sono toki wo

だから boot up, warm up, hang up…make up, mess up, down up dakara boot up, warm up, hand up... make up, mess up, down up
ボクのすべてを キミに捧ぐ boku no subete wo kimi ni sasagu
そうさ think up, pop up, pull up…brush up 護れるなら sou sa think up, pop up, pull up... brush up mamoreru nara
最強・最後の 希望のヒカリ saikyou saigo no kibou no hikari

wow wow… 煌めいて 耀いて wow wow... kirameite kagayaite
wow wow… 最高のキミを魅せてよ もっと! wow wow... saikou no kimi wo misete yo motto
wow wow… 止まらない グルーヴで wow wow... tomaranai guruuvu de

絶望 踏み越え 輝け 【I miss you】 zetsubou fumikoe kagayake 【I miss you】
絶対的希望の バースデー zettai teki kibou no basudee

Kanji English
「夜の校舎の真ん中で ココロ踊らせ 待ち続けてた In the school campus at midnight, my heart throbs as I continue waiting
「キミと出会えた そのためにうまれてきた」と "I was born for the sake of meeting you",
思える その瞬間を I think at the moment

だから boot up, warm up, hang up…make up, mess up, down up so boot up, warm up, hang up… make up, mess up, down up
ボクのすべてを キミに捧ぐ I give my all to you
そうさ think up, pop up, pull up…brush up 護れるなら that's it, think up, pop up, pull up… brush up—if it's to protect you
最強・最後の 希望のヒカリ the strongest final light of hope

wow wow… 煌めいて 耀いて wow wow... sparkling, shining
wow wow… 最高のキミを魅せてよ もっと! wow wow... captivate me even more with your best self!
wow wow… 止まらない グルーヴで wow wow... with the unstopping groove

絶望 踏み越え 輝け 【I miss you】 overcome the despair and shine (I miss you)
絶対的希望の バースデー absolute hope's birthday

Romaji English
yoru no kousha no mannaka de kokoro odorase machitsudzuketeta In the school campus at midnight, my heart throbs as I continue waiting
"kimi to deaeta sono tame ni umaretekita" to "I was born for the sake of meeting you",
omoeru sono toki wo I think at the moment

dakara boot up, warm up, hand up... make up, mess up, down up so boot up, warm up, hang up… make up, mess up, down up
boku no subete wo kimi ni sasagu I give my all to you
sou sa think up, pop up, pull up... brush up mamoreru nara that's it, think up, pop up, pull up… brush up—if it's to protect you
saikyou saigo no kibou no hikari the strongest final light of hope

wow wow... kirameite kagayaite wow wow... sparkling, shining
wow wow... saikou no kimi wo misete yo motto wow wow... captivate me even more with your best self!
wow wow... tomaranai guruuvu de wow wow... with the unstopping groove

zetsubou fumikoe kagayake 【I miss you】 overcome the despair and shine (I miss you)
zettai teki kibou no basudee absolute hope's birthday

Full Length

Kanji Romaji
「夜の校舎の真ん中で ココロ踊らせ 待ち続けてた yoru no kousha no mannaka de kokoro odorase machitsudzuketeta
「キミと出会えた そのためにうまれてきた」と "kimi to deaeta sono tame ni umaretekita" to
思える その瞬間を omoeru sono toki wo

だから boot up, warm up, hang up…make up, mess up, down up dakara boot up, warm up, hand up... make up, mess up, down up
ボクのすべてを キミに捧ぐ boku no subete wo kimi ni sasagu
そうさ think up, pop up, pull up…brush up 護れるなら sou sa think up, pop up, pull up... brush up mamoreru nara
最強・最後の 希望のヒカリ saikyou saigo no kibou no hikari

wow wow… 煌めいて 耀いて wow wow... kirameite kagayaite
wow wow… 最高のキミを魅せてよ もっと! wow wow... saikou no kimi wo misete yo motto
wow wow… 止まらない グルーヴで wow wow... tomaranai guruuvu de

絶望 踏み越え 輝け 【I miss you】 zetsubou fumikoe kagayake 【I miss you】
絶対的希望の バースデー zettai teki kibou no basudee

キミが目覚める瞬間を 息を潜ませ 待ち続けてる kimi ga mezameru shunkan wo iki wo hisomase machitsudzuketeru
紅き涙の濁流に 揉まれ呑まれて 墜ちゆくその先で akaki namida no dakuryuu ni momare nomarete ochiyuku sono saki de

だから lock up, mix up, cut up…key up, sex up, wrap up dakara lock up, mix up, cut up... key up, sex up, wrap up
めちゃくちゃ 溺れさせてあげる mechakucha obore sasate ageru
そうさ break up, use up, end up…hook up 繋がるから sou sa break up, use up, end up... hook up tsunagaru kara
最凶・災後の 希望の萌し saikyou saigo no kibou no kizashi

wow wow… 踊ってよ 謳ってよ wow wow... odotte yo utatte yo
wow wow… 最幸のキミを魅せてよ きっと! wow wow... saikou no kimi wo misete yo kitto
wow wow… 這い上がれ ないほどの wow wow... haiagarenai hodo no

絶望だけが 生みだせる 【I want you】 zetsubou dake ga umidaseru 【I want you】
絶対的希望は ダイハード zettai teki kibou wa daihaado

wow wow… 踊ってよ 謳ってよ wow wow... odotte yo utatte yo
wow wow… 最幸のキミを魅せてよ 「ずっと!」 wow wow... saikou no kimi wo misete yo "zutto"

wow wow… 煌めいて 耀いて wow wow... kirameite kagayaite
wow wow… 最高のキミを魅せてよ もっと! wow wow... saikou no kimi wo misete yo motto
wow wow… 止まらない グルーヴで wow wow... tomaranai guruuvu de

絶望 踏み越え 輝け 【I miss you】 zetsubou fumikoe kagayake 【I miss you】
絶対的希望は ダイハード zettai teki kibou wa daihaado
絶対的希望の バースデー zettai teki kibou no basudee

Kanji English
「夜の校舎の真ん中で ココロ踊らせ 待ち続けてた In the school campus at midnight, my heart throbs as I continue waiting
「キミと出会えた そのためにうまれてきた」と "I was born for the sake of meeting you",
思える その瞬間を I think at the moment

だから boot up, warm up, hang up…make up, mess up, down up so boot up, warm up, hang up… make up, mess up, down up
ボクのすべてを キミに捧ぐ I give my all to you
そうさ think up, pop up, pull up…brush up 護れるなら that's it, think up, pop up, pull up… brush up—if it's to protect you
最強・最後の 希望のヒカリ the strongest final light of hope

wow wow… 煌めいて 耀いて wow wow... sparkling, shining
wow wow… 最高のキミを魅せてよ もっと! wow wow... captivate me even more with your best self!
wow wow… 止まらない グルーヴで wow wow... with the unstopping groove

絶望 踏み越え 輝け 【I miss you】 overcome the despair and shine (I miss you)
絶対的希望の バースデー absolute hope's birthday

キミが目覚める瞬間を 息を潜ませ 待ち続けてる I keep waiting with bated breath for the very moment you wake up
紅き涙の濁流に 揉まれ呑まれて 墜ちゆくその先で in the muddy stream of red tears, being pushed and swallowed, sinking further down

だから lock up, mix up, cut up…key up, sex up, wrap up so lock up, mix up, cut up… key up, sex up, wrap up
めちゃくちゃ 溺れさせてあげる I'll let you mess me up and indulge
そうさ break up, use up, end up…hook up 繋がるから that's it, break up, use up, end up… hook up—because we're connected
最凶・災後の 希望の萌し the omen of hope after the worst disaster

wow wow… 踊ってよ 謳ってよ wow wow... dance, sing
wow wow… 最幸のキミを魅せてよ きっと! wow wow... surely, you captivate me with your happiest self!
wow wow… 這い上がれ ないほどの wow wow... until I can't crawl up

絶望だけが 生みだせる 【I want you】 only despair can create it (I want you)
絶対的希望は ダイハード the absolute hope is a die hard

wow wow… 踊ってよ 謳ってよ wow wow... dance, sing
wow wow… 最幸のキミを魅せてよ 「ずっと!」 wow wow... captivate me with your happiest self "always!"

wow wow… 煌めいて 耀いて wow wow... sparkling, shining
wow wow… 最高のキミを魅せてよ もっと! wow wow... captivate me even more with your best self!
wow wow… 止まらない グルーヴで wow wow... with the unstopping groove

絶望 踏み越え 輝け 【I miss you】 overcome the despair and shine (I miss you)
絶対的希望は ダイハード the absolute hope is a die hard
絶対的希望の バースデー absolute hope's birthday

Romaji English
yoru no kousha no mannaka de kokoro odorase machitsudzuketeta In the school campus at midnight, my heart throbs as I continue waiting
"kimi to deaeta sono tame ni umaretekita" to "I was born for the sake of meeting you",
omoeru sono toki wo I think at the moment

dakara boot up, warm up, hand up... make up, mess up, down up so boot up, warm up, hang up… make up, mess up, down up
boku no subete wo kimi ni sasagu I give my all to you
sou sa think up, pop up, pull up... brush up mamoreru nara that's it, think up, pop up, pull up… brush up—if it's to protect you
saikyou saigo no kibou no hikari the strongest final light of hope

wow wow... kirameite kagayaite wow wow... sparkling, shining
wow wow... saikou no kimi wo misete yo motto wow wow... captivate me even more with your best self!
wow wow... tomaranai guruuvu de wow wow... with the unstopping groove

zetsubou fumikoe kagayake 【I miss you】 overcome the despair and shine (I miss you)
zettai teki kibou no basudee absolute hope's birthday

kimi ga mezameru shunkan wo iki wo hisomase machitsudzuketeru I keep waiting with bated breath for the very moment you wake up
akaki namida no dakuryuu ni momare nomarete ochiyuku sono saki de in the muddy stream of red tears, being pushed and swallowed, sinking further down

dakara lock up, mix up, cut up... key up, sex up, wrap up so lock up, mix up, cut up… key up, sex up, wrap up
mechakucha obore sasate ageru I'll let you mess me up and indulge
sou sa break up, use up, end up... hook up tsunagaru kara that's it, break up, use up, end up… hook up—because we're connected
saikyou saigo no kibou no kizashi the omen of hope after the worst disaster

wow wow... odotte yo utatte yo wow wow... dance, sing
wow wow... saikou no kimi wo misete yo kitto wow wow... surely, you captivate me with your happiest self!
wow wow... haiagarenai hodo no wow wow... until I can't crawl up

zetsubou dake ga umidaseru 【I want you】 only despair can create it (I want you)
zettai teki kibou wa daihaado the absolute hope is a die hard

wow wow... odotte yo utatte yo wow wow... dance, sing
wow wow... saikou no kimi wo misete yo "zutto" wow wow... captivate me with your happiest self "always!"

wow wow... kirameite kagayaite wow wow... sparkling, shining
wow wow... saikou no kimi wo misete yo motto wow wow... captivate me even more with your best self!
wow wow... tomaranai guruuvu de wow wow... with the unstopping groove

zetsubou fumikoe kagayake 【I miss you】 overcome the despair and shine (I miss you)
zettai teki kibou wa daihaado the absolute hope is a die hard
zettai teki kibou no basudee absolute hope's birthday

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External Links

References

  1. Tumblr: Megumi Ogata Tweet, Translated by @JinjoJess (June 1st, 2017)
  2. Twitter Icon Megumi Ogata: "「絶対希望バースデー」サンプル盤! 狛枝「やっぱり円盤で聴くと、絶望と希望がいい音で押し寄せてきて格別だね…♡」 c/w「残桜」は、彼の裏の想いを綴った歌。どちらも作詞は私。 8/3発売。初回のみステッカー付♪ #ダンガンロンパ" (Image of tweet) (26 July 2016)

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