"Hajimari -Departure 2000-"
("The Beginning -Departure 2000-")
[!!]

Performed by: Checkicco
Lyrics: Hiromi Mori
Composition: D.A.I (Dai Nagao)
Arrangement: Ryou Yoshimata

º Checkicco (21-girl group) =
         Rina Tanaka, Mikuni Shimokawa, Miki Yahagi, Rika Arai, Megumi Igarashi, Asami Kumakiri, Aimi Ueda,
         Eriko Yoshioka, Megumi Machida, Marina Kushi, Emiko Sasaki, Mami Fujioka, Megumi Nozaki, Ran Shimano,
         Tomoko Mari, Eriko Matsumoto, Mayu Kato, Satomi Kaida, Hiromi Kobayashi, Ayano Otaki, and Yuka Ota


Song from at least:
[1 CD single] - Arigatou

»Layout Designed by: Oasis Heart3 (WAFTF)
»Translation & Romaji by: Kiwi Musume (WAFTF & Kiwi Musume's Lyrics Site)

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Kyou made kayoinareta michi
Shiokaze fuku machi
Hontou ni kore de owari nante
Chotto shinjirare nakute

Itsumo no SUTAJIO (Studio) de
"Otsukare-sama" no
Koe ni hotto shiteru ma mo naku
Sabishisa wa komiagete iru

Sotsugyou wa atarashii hajimari da ne
Hirogaru kono sora
Jibun dake no ikikata sagashite
Arukidasu yo

Korekara ashita kara wa betsubetsu demo
Kitto daijoubu sa
Mune ni wa atatakai yume ga aru
Hizashi no naka mae o muite

Hisshi ni nemui me o kosutte
Odori utai haneta
Omou youni naranai toki wa
Kuyashi namida koboreta ne

Futsuu ja keiken dekinai
Koto mo takusan
Kibishikatta RESSUN (Lesson) no ato wa
Minna to hitotsu ni natteta

Haru natsu aki fuyu e to mata ichinen
Kisetsu wa megutteku
Kondo au toki wa yume ni motto
Chikadzukitai

Tokidoki fukai nakute tsuraku nattari
Nakesou na toki demo
Dokoka de gambaru minna no koto
Omoidashite egao ni narou

Sotsugyou wa atarashii hajimari da ne
Hirogaru kono sora
Jibun dake no ikikata sagashite
Arukidasu yo

Korekara ashita kara wa betsubetsu demo
Kitto daijoubu sa
Mune ni wa atatakai yume ga aru
Hizashi no naka mae o muite

The roads I've gotten used to walking until today,
The town where sea breezes blow --
I kind of can't believe
That this is really the end...

I hear the usual -- "Good work" --
At the studio,
But I've got no time to feel relieved.
Sadness is overwhelming me...

Graduation is a new beginning;
The sky is spreading out --
I'll find my own way of living,
And move.

From now, from tomorrow, we'll go our separate ways,
But I'm sure I'll be OK.
There's a warm dream in my heart;
I'll stand in the sunlight and face forward.

Rubbing my tired eyes hard,
We danced and sang and jumped --
When things didn't work out,
We cried tears of regret...

There are so many things
That I couldn't have experienced normally...
After tough lessons,
I became one with everyone.

Spring, summer, autumn, winter;
The seasons of one more year will go by.
Next time we meet,
I want to be closer to my dreams.

Even when it all goes wrong, and things get rough
And I feel like crying,
I'll think of you guys, giving it your all somewhere,
And smile.

Graduation is a new beginning;
The sky is spreading out --
I'll find my own way of living,
And move.

From now, from tomorrow, we'll go our separate ways,
But I'm sure I'll be OK.
There's a warm dream in my heart;
I'll stand in the sunlight and face forward.
Oasis Heart3's Note:
[!!] Believe it or not, "Hajimari" and "Hajimari -Departure 2000-" DO NOT have the same lyrics (though they do have the same lyricist/composer, and they do have the same chorus). So the "Departure 2000" version is not really a "remix". Both versions also have different arrangers: Ryou Yoshimata arranged the "Departure 2000" version, and Seiji Kameda arranged the original version.

     ...And according to Map of the Heart, there are also (at least) two other versions of "Hajimari". From the looks of it, both of these songs use the original lyrics. (^^) The two versions are:
  1. chee's Version: also arranged by Seiji Kameda (chee's was a shuffle group that had Rika Arai [she sang and played bass], Aimi Ueda [she sang and played keyboard], and Mami Fujioka [she sang and played drums])

  2. Mikuni Shimokawa's Version: arranged by Susumu Nishikawa (Susumu also arranged songs for pee-ka-boo, the former group that Missile Innovation was in. As for Mikuni..she's quite famous now, and she used to be a part of Checkicco. In 2002, she released this special version of the song. =)