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"Invincible Rainbow Arrow" is A-set's debut single.

It debuted on January 30th, 2019 on both Lemniscate YouTube channels, releasing in both English and Japanese. The song was performed and written by A-set, while the music was composed by the president of Lemniscate, Renju Okiura.

The song is featured plentifully throughout AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES. The instrumental version is played during one of A-set's streams, as seen in Day 3: Sunday - gyoukAI, where A-set was planning on live-singing before being interrupted. A short version of the Vocal Solo edition is performed by A-set at Sunfish Pocket in Day 4: Monday - syuurAI. The Grand Finale version of the song is played as the credit song of the Resolution Route, and the full version of Vocal Solo is featured in the unlockable Dance Mode after that ending. Additionally, Iris's theme "Appearance of Iris" is a chip-tune rendition of "Invincible Rainbow Arrow," featured during her appearances at the Lemniscate Entertainment Offices.

The song in Japanese is titled 虹ノ矢ハ折レナイ (Niji no Ya wa Orenai, lit. Can't Break the Rainbow Arrow).

Lyrics[]

As there are three versions of the song in different languages: the video version, the soundtrack version, and the true version. All versions are in Japanese and English, and all written by A-set.

English[]

(Verse)

Teacups that are flying,
on maps mystifying,
you'll think that I'm lying,
This old tale of mine,
A journey through time.

A permanent fire,
cold frost on the pyre,
fruit never expires,
You've seen in your eyes,
you've seen in your mind.

(Pre-chorus)

While the old bow their heads,
while the blind lead the blind,
The marble loses shine,
the eye clouds by design.
But we know in our soul,
the one hope, the one truth.
That if we believe we can,
we can make miracles!

(Chorus)

Even with the devils of time against you,
never let the fire fade in you!
See the golden goddess with wings of rainbow
set sail through the night sky to embrace you!

Resist! Allow your heart to take you!
Never let this merciless world erase you!
Passing down the light of the torch to guide you,
and you shall be bathed in light!

Vocal Solo[]

The full version of the song is featured in the game's Dance Mode and in the soundtrack:

(Verse)

Track through the dimensions,
Spellcasting connections,
and secret conventions,
and when you are here,
there's no need to fear.

But call me a cynic,
Approaching the limit,
My heart in my lyrics,
but will they break through?
And will they reach you?

(Pre-chorus)

While the old lose their way,
and forget about faith,
While the rains turn to ice,
their hearts lock like a vice,
But we know in our soul,
the one hope, the one truth.
The fires of love,
can warm any heart!

(Chorus)

Resist! Your dreams are worth defending!
Fight on! Your will is unbending!
See through the void in your eye: unblinking!
The pyramid of your mind: unending!

Revolt! Even with death impending!
Live on! Dream through space: rending!
Walking with the spirit of hope beside you,
and our hope shall never die!

The fires of love will never die!

(Bridge)

Iris on a mission, the sacred herald,
Let me be your guide, the rainbow seraph!
Let's play together, ShovelForge our world!
The arrow of time! Through music and rhyme!

(Pre-chorus)

While the old bow their heads,
while the blind lead the blind,
The marble loses shine,
the eye clouds by design.
But we know in our soul,
the one hope, the one truth.
That if we believe we can,
we can make miracles!

(Chorus)

Even with the devils of time against you,
never let the fire fade in you!
See the golden goddess with wings of rainbow
set sail through the night sky to embrace you!

Resist! Allow your heart to take you!
Never let this merciless world erase you!
Passing down the light of the torch to guide you,
and you shall be bathed in light!

The Invincible Rainbow Arrow!

Grand Finale[]

In the Grand Finale version, the second verse and the bridge are both changed. Otherwise, the finale version is the same as the extended version.

(Second Verse)

A punch to the forehead,
my kick like a warhead,
you're pinned on the floor, spread,
I'm queen of this brawl!
And I'll show you all!

I don't want to hide it,
that's what I decided,
I can't live divided,
I know I was wrong!
I love you, Mom!

(Bridge)

I'm who they say is the best detective!
Although without me, he's ineffective.
That's it, we're done! I'm walking out of here!
I'm home. Welcome back.

Japanese[]

The JP lyrics were translated by pennelini, you can find her post here.

(Verse)

Flying cups, parallel maps
Time trip, I’ll tell only you

A blaze that can’t be extinguished,
snowflakes that won’t melt,
Immortal ambrosia
Since it’s you, I’m sure you’ll understand

(Pre-chorus)

All the adults put their faces down
Their glassy eyeballs cloud over
But only we know
That the power of belief brings miracles

(Chorus)

Even if a demon tries to abduct you
I’m sure the goddess that runs through the night sky
Will do a lariat with her rainbow wings

Even if this world tries to erase you, resist!
I’ll outrun light and protect you

Japanese romaji (Grand Finale ver.)[]

Soratobu kappu parareru mappu taimu to rippu
Kimi ni dake oshieyou

Kienai rekka tokenai rikka fujimi no pikka
Kimi ni nara wakaru hazu

Otonatachi wa kao utsumuke
Biidama no me kumoraseteru
Dakedo bokura dake shitteru
Shinjiru chikara kiseki okosu koto

Tatoe akuma ga kimi o saraou to shite mo kitto!
Yozora kakenukeru megami niji no tsubasa de rariatto
Kono sekai ga kimi o keshi sarou to shite mo Resist!
Boku ga hikari oikoshite kimi o mamoru yo

Missairu kikku komekami fukku yon no ji rokku
Kimi ni dake misetai na
Waki tatsu kekki ichinenhokki de shakai fukki
Oyakoko shite ageru!

Otonatachi wa kibou wasure
Koori no naka toji komotteru
Dakedo bokura dake shitteru
Aisuru honoo subete tokasu koto

Tatoe dareka ga yume o ubaou to shite mo joto!
Kagayaku hitomi ga areba kimi wa muteki no piramiddo
Kono uchuu ga yume o horobosou to shite mo Revolt!
Bokura no shinjiru kimochi kesshite makenai

Ai no hi wa kesenai

Kanzen muketsu seigi no Officer
Watashi ga inaku ya tada no ossan
Itta ne kisama konbi kaishou ja!
Tadaima! Okaeri!

Otonatachi wa kao utsumuke
Biidama no me kumoraseteru
Dakedo bokura dake shitteru
Shinjiru chikara kiseki okosu koto

Tatoe akuma ga kimi o saraou to shite mo kitto!
Yozora kakenukeru megami niji no tsubasa de rariatto
Kono sekaiga kimi o keshi sarou to shite mo Resist!
Boku ga hikari oikoshite kimi o mamoru yo

Niji no ya wa orenai!

Trivia[]

  • In the YouTube and end credit versions of the song's subtitles, the word "merciless" is misspelled as "mercilous." It is spelled correctly in the Dance mode subtitles.
AI: The Somnium Files spoilers!
  • On Day 2: Saturday –saikAI–, during the 11:45 AM investigation segment at the Lemniscate Entertainment Offices, Aiba hacks into Ota's computer and finds the public conversations he has on To-Witter with his strawman sockpuppet accounts. In those conversations, Ota mentions that "Invincible Rainbow Arrow" was written by A-set to honor a terminally ill fan of hers afflicted with a brain tumor. However, it is revealed in the main story that Iris herself has a brain tumor, so, while it's unclear if this fan of hers even exists, the inspiration for the song seems to come from the same place.
  • According to Lead Editor Alex Flagg, the reason why "Invincible Rainbow Arrow" was released on YouTube as part of the promotional campaign for the series was because the team wanted to present the song as a "catchy pop song written by a teen idol with all the typical trappings of saccharine pop," but once players had cleared the game, the song could be dissected and the deeper undertones could be understood. This is meant to reflect the game's theme of people hiding their inner personalities under an exterior veiled public persona.[1]

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Videos (Pre-release)
0: Uchikoshi Introduces Net Idol A-set! (Invincible Rainbow Arrow)
1: Tesa's Top 3 Favorite Snacks and Mascots!
2: Tesa Visits Maid Cafe Sunfish Pocket!
3: There's No Way This Trespassing Idol Can Be This Cute!
4: Tesa's Matsushita Diner Review! Omelet Rice Edition!
5: A-set Reservations Unknown
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fAInal: rw nw prt m hrw
A-set's GDC All-Access Convention Report!
Sneaking Into ABIS!
Exploring a Dreamworld!
This Is Your Idol
7: Zanki Zero Let's Play! Can Tesa Survive the Ruins?! (Alt)
8: It’s time to talk about the Cyclops Case (might lose subscribers for this...)
9: My 10-Day Vacation Diary
10: AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES Let's Play! Detective Tesa!
11: That Time I Got Forced To Do Impressions by an Egyptian God
12: Tesa's Spirited Away Adventure: Picture Book Edition!
13: Tesa Answers Over 30 Questions at Super Speed!
14: "Invincible Rainbow Arrow" Dance feat. Mizuki, Ota, and...White Horse Woman?!
15: Sneak Peek at AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES LE/Day One Edition!
16: You Won't Believe the Friend I Just Made! (Secret video)
17: Graduation (AX Panel)
Videos (Post-release)
18: A-set's AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES Exclusive Launch Day Let's Play
19: AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES Let's Play Part 2! Ota is here!!!

References[]

  1. Alex Flagg on Discord: "I just wanna say I really appreciate how many people are starting to put together the meaning behind the lyrics and how the attitude completely shifts when you read it in a certain context \ those lyrics were incredibly difficult to write, not only in terms of rhyme scheme and meter, but also to preserve the foreshadowing and symbolism \ there's a reason the song was debuted before the game was released, in other words \ we wanted it to come across as a catchy pop song written by a teen idol with all the typical trappings of saccharine pop \ but then after playing the game and fully understanding the context the layered meaning becomes more evident \ it's one of the major themes of the game itself, that there's a difference between our "public" selves, our outward-facing selves, and our inner lives, and the lyrics of Iris's songs was just one example highlighting that"
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