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Alone Gensomaden Saiyuki Song Quote Analysis

Friday, November 25, 2016
“All of the people coming and going bear heavy burdens, searching for tomorrow.”
- Alone (song from Gensomaden Saiyuki)

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Alone is the second ending theme song from the Gensoumaden Saiyuki anime and manga series by Kazuya Minekura. It was sung by Shimokawa Mikuni.

Saiyuuki tells the story of 4 men who were sent by the Goddess of Mercy on a journey to the west to stop the resurrection of the Demon King and to save the world from youkai (demons) that have gone berserk and out of control thanks to what was known as the Minus Wave.

Alone is such a sad and melancholy-sounding song, so it’s no wonder that you get quotes like this as part of its lyrics. What do you think of it?

It’s the truth, isn’t it? Everyone has problems, things to worry about, stuff that bothers them, etc. We all have our burdens, our pains and sorrows. There are times when despair and anxiety and fear grip us.

You may see people smiling and looking happy, but is that really the truth? What is really hidden behind the smiles of some people?

Are their smiles fake? Are they just smiling to hide the pain that they feel inside? The phrase 'searching for tomorrow' can be likened to hope.

With all the things that we have to endure and face each and every day, we all just want to find tomorrow, right? We’re searching for something or someone to believe in. We want to cling to tomorrow, to hope, to the future, just trying our best to hold on and keep believing no matter how much it hurts.

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki based on the image by Dane-of-Celestia (CC:BY) from deviantArt

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