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「バスケやるのに理由{りゆう}がないとだめですかね」 Translator's TL: "To be honest, I'm not sure anybody actually needs a reason to play basketball." Your TL: "Do you really need a reason to play basket?" Both look "okay". To me as a native speaker, however, the nuance of the sentence-ender 「かね」 is considerably more important for a deeper comprehension of this sentence ...


I think the meaning of this sentence is “you must have a reason in order to play basket” I heard from some animes and from the Japaneses, they end the sentence with “ですかね” with an affirmation meaning.


Perhaps it would help to rearrange it into a more standard word order? 私{わたし}がすぐあなたのこと探{さがし}出{だ}すと約束{やくそく}する This と is just the standard quotative particle associated with 約束する. In the lyrics she just said 約束する first and followed that with the content of the promise.

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