What is the title of this old Japanese Superman record?
February 2, 2013 10:18 AM   Subscribe

I collect Superman memorabilia and recently bought a Japanese Superman children's story record, but I can't actually read Japanese beyond vague recognition of the characters that make up the name Superman. What is the title of this record?
posted by MegoSteve to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total)
The title seems to be "Oozora wo/大空を," which translates to "To the skies," kind of. It seems to be the secondary theme of whatever Superman series it's from, or so I infer from the text reading "Fukushudaika/副主題歌," which means... "secondary theme."

Finally, there's a label that says "Dorama iri/ドラマいり," which suggests there may be some kind of drama or radio play-type thing on the record.
posted by Sokka shot first at 10:48 AM on February 2, 2013 [1 favorite]

It's a little confusing (probably because there are a lot of assumptions the writers of the copy would have relied on when they wrote it - we're all familiar with A sides and B sides) but the A side seems to be the main Superman theme, the B side is an alternate theme.

I can't make out the white lettering in the extreme bottom-left of the image.
posted by KokuRyu at 11:05 AM on February 2, 2013 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Here's my effort at translating it.

"To The Skies" is what I've rendered as "Up, Up & Away!"
posted by spacewrench at 11:05 AM on February 2, 2013 [3 favorites]

Response by poster: Thank you for your answers! I have the record, and its sleeve has a multi-page comic inside that you can follow along with as you listen. One side has a story where he fights what looks like a pterodactyl/monster/Doragirasu (with actors, music, and sound effects), and the other side has two different Superman songs or themes.
posted by MegoSteve at 11:27 AM on February 2, 2013 [1 favorite]

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