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“Ai o Torimodose
Ai wo Torimodose
Single by Crystal King
A-side "Ai o Torimodose!!"
B-side "Yuria... Towa ni"
Released October 5, 1984
Format 7" EP
Genre J-Pop
Label Canyon Records
Writer(s) Kimiharu Nakamura (lyrics)
Michio Yamashita (composer)
Michio Yamashita & Hiromoto Tobisawa (arrangers)

"Ai o Torimodose!!" (愛をとりもどせ!!), also known as "YOU wa SHOCK" (YOU は SHOCK, yū wa shokku) from its refrain, is the famous opening theme of the popular Japanese TV series Fist of the North Star (北斗の拳, Hokuto no Ken). The song's title means "Take back the love!!" in English and is performed by the rock band Crystal King (クリスタルキング, Kurisutaru Kingu). The verses are sung by Monsieur Yoshisaki (ムッシュ吉崎, Musshu Yoshisaki) and the chorus by Masayuki Tanaka. "Ai o Torimodose!!" is featured as an extra "special BGM" in the PlayStation 2 version of the multiplatform Jissen PachiSlot Hisshohou! Hokuto no Ken video game and is also used as the opening for the 2005 Sega-Sammy arcade arcade game. Monsieur Yoshisaki sung the song solo for the movie Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken: Raoh Den Junai no Shō.

VHS クリスタルキング 愛をとりもどせ!!~ユリア・・・永遠に

VHS クリスタルキング 愛をとりもどせ!!~ユリア・・・永遠に.mpg

The song has been covered by multiple artists, including Animetal on Animetal Marathon IV and Decade of Bravehearts and Akira Kamiya on Kids' Song Hit Paradise!. Most recently, Hiromi Konno as Akira Kogami and Minoru Shiraishi as himself covered "Ai o Torimodose!!" under the name Uchoten (有頂天, Uchōten) for the theme song of the Lucky Star OVA.

Mixed Martial Artist Josh Barnett uses the song as an entrance theme in PRIDE Fighting Championships.

Lyrics

YOU wa SHOCK
Ai de sora ga ochite kuru
YOU wa SHOCK
Ore no mune ni ochite kuru

Atsui kokoro kusari de tsunai demo
Ima wa muda da yo
Jama suru yatsu wa yubisaki hitotsu de DOWN sa

YOU wa SHOCK
Ai de kodō hayaku naru
YOU wa SHOCK
Ore no kodō hayaku naru

Omae motome samayō kokoro ima
Atsuku moete iru
Subete tokashi muzan ni tobichiru hazu sa

Ore to no ai wo mamoru tame
Omae wa tabidachi
Ashita wo miushinatta

Hohoemi wasureta kao nado mitaku wa nai sa
Ai wo torimodose

YOU wa SHOCK
Ai de yami wo kirisaite
YOU wa shock
Ore no yami wo kirisaite

Daremo futari no yasuragi kowasu koto
Deki wa shinai sa
Hikitsuke au kizuna wa hanarenai nido to

Ore to no ai wo mamoru tame
Omae wa tabidachi
Ashita wo miushinatta

Hohoemi wasureta kao nado mitaku wa nai sa
Ai wo torimodose

Youは Shock 愛で空が落ちてくる
Youは Shock 俺の胸に落ちてくる
熱い心 クサリでつないでも 今は無駄だよ
邪魔する奴は 指先ひとつで ダウンさ

Youは Shock 愛で鼓動早くなる
Youは Shock 俺の鼓動早くなる
お前求め さまよう心今 熱く 燃えてる
全てとかし 無惨に飛び散る はずさ

俺との愛を守る為 お前は旅立ち
明日を 見うしなった
微笑み忘れた顔など 見たくはないさ
愛を取り戻せ

Youは Shock 愛で闇を切り裂いて
You は Shock俺の闇を切り裂いて
誰も二人の安らぎ 壊すこと出来はしないさ
引け付け合う 絆は離れない 二度と

俺との愛を守る為 お前は旅立ち
明日を 見うしなった
微笑み忘れた顔など 見たくはないさ
愛を取り戻せ

I'll Take Back My Love!!
translated by Tomoaki Okuzumi and Robert Gibson†

You are shocked!
The sky comes falling with love
You are shocked!
It comes falling in my heart
You can't chain down our blazing hearts,
I'll take down those in my way with one fingertip

You are shocked The pulsation quickens with love
You are shocked The pulsation quickens in me
My heart blazes hotter as I search for you,
and it will melt everything.

You had left on your journey to keep our love,
but we lost tomorrow
I don't want to see a lost smile on you.
I will take back my love!

You are shocked! With love darkness is torn to pieces
You are shocked! My own darkness is torn to pieces
No one can separate us, our tie is so strong,
We will never be separated again.

You had left on your journey to keep our love,
but we lost tomorrow
I don't want to see a lost smile on you.
I will take back my love!

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