English Translation of Lyrics
I’ll shake off the hands others hold out to me and advance past a world of false freedom
The days I spend are meaningless and feel like the beginning of the end
Here even the truths I had faith in begin to stop making sense
What is true bliss?
There is nobody here
Who knows the answer to that?
Dreams sleep broken and ravaged in these lands
And I refuse to live like I am already dead
My hesitation put the light out of my reach
I’ll let the world see my last hopes and the chains that bind me
I’ll let them see my radiance
Anime Prayers Answered
If there is one thing that can be annoying about anime, it’s overused tropes and storylines. For instance, do you realize how many anime stories out there take place at a Japanese high school? Do you? Well, there are a lot. Too many to count.
So whenever there is an anime deviating from this pattern, it can be a breath of fresh air. “Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi” (The Sunday without God) certainly has an interesting premise.
Synopsis: God abandoned the world on Sunday. As a result, nobody in the world can die or reproduce. A little girl, Ai, is the gravekeeper for a village. She has prepared 47 graves for the eventual deaths of every member of the village. Later, a boy who identifies himself as “Hampnie Hambart, the ‘Man-eating Toy’,” which is coincidentally the name that Ai’s mother left behind as the name of her father, arrives in the village and slaughters everybody. Just what is going on?
The first episode proved really fascinating.
God created the world on a Monday.
On Tuesday, He drew the line between Order and Chaos.
On Wednesday, He arranged each and every number.
On Thursday, He permitted the ebb and flow of time.
On Friday, God explored every nook and cranny of the world.
On Saturday, He rested.
And on Sunday, God … forsook the world.
“Heaven and Hell are too crowded. It won’t be long before this world is, too. Ah, I have failed.”
When God abandoned the world, leaving behind only those words, people stopped dying. Even as their hearts stopped beating, even as their flesh rotted, the dead kept moving. It is said that in order to save those people, God sent to this world one final miracle: the gravekeepers.
Be warned – this anime is of a darker nature with its religious undertones, violence and other extreme elements. I am very curious about how this story unfolds.
“The Sunday without God” is an anime title I have very high hopes for this summer season.