Shingeki no Kyojin and Kochakaden are having a collaboration right
now, where if you buy them and scan the qr codes on the bottles you can listen
to the characters voices (most of them are about telling you not to push
yourself too hard and to get some rest) on your smartphone/tablet. If you
collect all the five characters (Eren, Mikasa, Armin, Levi and Hanji) you can
listen to a special drama.
I am lucky to be able to
listen to the special drama :D Here’s a summary of it.
Kaneki stare at the woman he haven’t met in ages.”Oh it’s you again? Still hunting those titans again? Its been a long while since they met face to face even though his face said’s he hates her. He still miss her.
Isayama’s new blog post and comment on Hanji (’s gender role?)
Isayama just made a new post on his blog recommending a new album by Shinsei Kamattechan, a Japanese rock band from Chiba city. He also specifically recommended one of their songs “Jibun rashiku”, meaning “Just like oneself/ True to oneself.”
He later commented “もしハンジのキャラソンみたいなものがあったら、こちらの「自分らしく」なイメージですね、前にも言ったかもしれないけど”. This sentence means “If there is something like a character song for Hanji, it will be this 「Jibun Rashiku」-ish image. I might also have said this before.”
The English lyrics of “Jibun Rashiku” can be found here, translated by renai-junkie with translator’s notes. (I used Google to look for an Eng. translation of this song and found your post. Please let me know if you prefer me to take it down!) I will paste a short version below.
They all say to live life like a man, like a woman But that’s not something I can do They all say to live life like a man, like a woman But that’s not something I can do
I could never be a man, a woman So it’s tough having everyone’s stern eyes on me I’m hated by men, by women So I’ll live life as myself
They all say to live life like a man, like a woman But that’s not something I can do Some people wanna be effeminate Some people wanna be brawny But I, But I, more
I could never be a man, a woman So I wanna rock out my hairstyle and lifestyle I’m “boku”, and an “atashi” too Even if they hate me for it, right now, I wanna sing honestly, like a human being
Now I’m a boy, now I’m a girl Now I’m a boy, now I’m a girl
I could never be a man, a woman So I wanna rock out my way of life, my lifestyle I’m hated by men, by women So I can’t even lie about it ‘Cause I’m an idiot
I wanna keep on rockin’ out my way of life, my lifestyle As myself, who could never be a man, a woman So
I’m “boku”, and an “atashi” too, even if they hate me for it, Right now, I wanna sing honestly, like a human being
So it may be confirmed that Hanji is gender-neutral!