"Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai", (美しき残酷な世界); also known as "This Beautiful and Cruel World", performed by Yōko Hikasa, was the first closer in the Japanese version of the series. It was replaced by Great Escape in episode 14.
Our names won't be remembered If we die like trampled flowers I refuse to be forgotten Written off as less than worthless
Scream and cry But none will hear you Plead and beg But none will help you You no longer live as cattle Will you rise and join the battle?
There are beings that live off of fears And their words are like knives
As they play with our lives They'll try to control you As if they own you Will you let them steal your freedom?
Channel the anger swelling inside you Fighting the boundary 'till you break through Deep in your soul there's no hesitation So make yourself the one they all fear
There is a wild fire inside you Burning desire you can't extinguish Your crimson arrow Rips through the twilight This is the moment for war