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Image of "カンタレラ (Cantarella)"
Song title
  • "カンタレラ"
  • Romaji: Kantarera
  • Official English: Cantarella
Published February 21, 2008, with 169,000+ Niconico views and 2,655,000+ Niconico views (revised)
Featuring
Producers
  • Kurousa-P (music, lyrics)
  • exray, Terada, Bear, SYURI999, Fubuki, Um, kiri (illustration)
Links

Image of "カンタレラ (Cantarella)"
Song title
  • "カンタレラ ~grace edition~"
  • Romaji: Kantarera ~grace edition~
  • Official English: Cantarella ~grace edition~
Published March 2, 2013, with 742,000+ Niconico views and 432,200+ YouTube views
Featuring
Producers
  • Kurousa-P (music, lyrics)
  • Itto Maru (illustration)
  • Toki-fū Seiya (video)

More collaborators:

  • Teppei-sensei (violin solo)
  • Yama Ishimoto Kaoru (tenor sax)
  • Mizunashi Keihi (trumpet)
  • Soujirou (trombone)
  • Ariki Tatsurou (arrangement support)
  • Rhythm Section: [Mint]
  • Akai Ryuusei (piano)
  • [TEST] (guitar)
  • Aoi Setsuna (bass)
  • Shobon (drums)
  • Strings Section:
  • MIZ (first violin)
  • Yukiko Ono (second violin)
  • Kaoru Ogiwara (viola)
  • Iko Satouman (cello)
Links

BackgroundEdit

"Cantarella" is an original song by Kurousa-P. It is about an obsessive and intoxicating romance. A man (KAITO) who tries to keep his love for a girl (Miku) hidden and approach the girl in order to make her his. Taking time by the forelock, he gets closer to her, and he finally reveals himself.

KAITO and Miku personify Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia respectively, known for their suggested incestuous relationship and use of poison.

A short remake version of the song was later used as one of KAITO V3's official demos.

This song was later rearranged and uploaded as "Cantarella ~grace edition~", which was uploaded to YouTube on January 6, 2015. It was made in commemoration of the 5th anniversary of the original song.

The ~grace edition~ has entered the Hall of Fame.

LyricsEdit

Singer + Color
KAITOBoth

Japanese (日本語歌詞) Romaji (ローマ字)
見つめ合う。 mitsu me au.
その視線。 sono shisen.
閉じた世界の中。 tojita sekai no naka.

気づかないふりをしても酔いを悟られそう。 kizukanai furi o shite mo yoi o satora resou.

焼け付くこの心隠して近づいて。 yaketsuku kono kokoro kakushite chikazuite.
吐息感じれば痺れるほど。 toiki kanjireba shibireru hodo.

ありふれた恋心に今罠を仕掛けて。 arifureta koigokoro ni ima wana o shikakete.
僅かな隙間にも足跡残さないよ。 wazuka na sukima ni mo ashiato nokosanaiyo.

見え透いた言葉だと君は油断してる。 miesuita kotoba dato kimi wa yudan shiteru.

良く知った劇薬なら飲み干せる気がした。 yoku shitta gekiyaku nara nomihoseru ki ga shita.

錆びつく鎖から逃れるあても無い。 sabitsuku kusari kara nogareru ate mo nai.
響く秒針に抗うほど。 hibiku byoushin ni aragau hodo.

たとえば深い茂みの中滑り込ませて。 tatoeba fukai shigemi no naka suberi komasete.
繋いだ汗の香りにただ侵されそう。 tsunaida ase no kaori ni tada okasaresou.

ありふれた恋心に今罠を仕掛ける。 arifureta koigokoro ni ima wana o shikakeru.
僅かな隙間覗けば。 wazuka na sukima nozokeba.

捕まえて。 tsukamaete.

たとえば深い茂みの中滑り込ませて。 tatoeba fukai shigemi no naka suberi komasete.
繋いだ汗の香りにただ侵されてる。 tsunaida ase no kaori ni tada okasareteru.

Written by an unknown artist, this version of the lyrics was used in the English version of Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F 2nd.

Our gazes meet,
Inside this closed-off world

You may pretend not to notice but we're drunk on love

This burning heart, I hide it as I draw closer
To feel your sigh would enrapture me

Set a trap now in your ordinary love
Leaving no footprints around the cracks in your defenses

You thought you could see through my words but you got careless

You thought you could drink this powerful potion you knew so well

There's no point running from rusted chains
The more you fight the ticking hand of time

If we slipped into a deep thicket
The scent of our binding sweat would surely overwhelm us

Set a trap now in your ordinary love
If I find the smallest crack,

I'll catch you

If we slipped into a deep thicket
The scent of our binding sweat would surely overwhelm us

DerivativesEdit

Kokutoupocky-P's cover ft. Camui Gackpo and Kagamine Rin
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Featuring
Producers
Kokutoupocky-P (cover), Ryo Mizuki (illust)
Categories VOCALOID Cover
Description
One of the various Kokutoupokky-P's covers using Gackpo and Rin.
kouzuki's cover ft. Kagamine Rin & Len
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Featuring
Producers
kouzuki
Categories VOCALOID Cover
Description
A cover sung by Rin & Len that spawned its own PVs.
hipertan's cover ft. Kagamine Len
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Producers
hipertan
Categories VOCALOID Cover
Doruai-P's cover ft. MEIKO and Megurine Luka
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Featuring
Producers
Doruai-P
Categories VOCLAOID Cover
Machinegun-P's cover ft. Mine Laru
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Featuring
Producers
Machinegun-P
Categories UTAU Cover
KEIRA's cover ft. Genka Kazuki and Kasora (grace edition)
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Featuring
Genka Kazuki REVIVE (main); Kasora (chorus)
Producers
KEIRA (tuning, illust, video), HaruVampire (UST)
Categories UTAU Cover
Description
A cover that uses Utalis, the UTAU equivalent of Vocalis.

Naoto Fūga and Milia's cover
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Categories Human Cover
Description
A cover sung by KAITO's voice provider, Naoto Fūga.
clear and nero's cover
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Categories Human Cover

ViolinxViola's violin cover
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Producers
ViolinxViola
Categories Arrangement

ShiroMeshi's PV
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Featuring
KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Producers
ShiroMeshi
Categories Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)
Description
Due to the similarities,certain key parts in the story, and other peculiar points of symbolism: this PV is most likely an allusion to the Borgia family legend-the notorious family who was said to have invented the titular poison. KAITO and Miku, play a twisted brother and sister in a story of hidden agendas, bloody murder, romantic passion and forbidden desires; all of which...eventually come to haunt them in the end. However; the end of the PV implies that the tragedy ends on a bittersweet note. [citation needed]
Kooten Bergh no Youhei's PV
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Featuring
KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Producers
Kooten Bergh no Youhei
Categories Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)
Description
In this PV, KAITO appears to be Miku's childhood friend and the person who teaches her how to play the violin. As his feelings for her grows, he sets a complex montage to seduce her, appearing as a mysterious masked man that visits each night and in different situations, just to meet her.
Ichika's PV
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Featuring
KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Producers
Categories Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)
Description
One of Ichika's first works as a PV producer. Also one of the first Cantarella PVs and probably one of her most known works, besides her collaborations with mothy.
Niyake's PV
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Featuring
KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Producers
Niyake
Categories Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)
Orokamono's short PV
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Featuring
KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Producers
Orokamono
Categories Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)
Description
This PV is currently incomplete.
mie's PV
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Featuring
KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Producers
Categories Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)
Description
A Cantarella PV by Mie. In this PV, KAITO and Miku knew each other since childhood, having a complex past that binds them. KAITO, now an adult, is interested in Miku but actually she seems to be engaged to or courted by Len. Despite this, KAITO sets up a plan: getting rid of the suitor and deceiving the girl to make her fall into his trap.
jastwch's PV
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Featuring
KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Producers
jastwch
Categories Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)
Papipu's PV
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Featuring
KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Producers
Papipu
Categories Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)
Ranko's PV
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Featuring
KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Producers
Ranko
Categories Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)
Description
A fanmade PV with an Eastern aesthetic.
bia's PV
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Featuring
Producers
bia
Categories Fanmade PV
Description
A PV with a monochrome aesthetic, similar to Ichika's PV.
noka's Dance × Mixer PV
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Featuring
Producers
noka
Categories Fanmade PV
Description
A choreographic PV using Dance×Mixer software.
Tenkomori's hand-drawn PV
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Featuring
KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Producers
Categories Fanmade PV (hand-drawn), Parody

Shotarella
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Featuring
KAITO, Kagamine Len
Producers
Renkon-P
Categories VOCALOID Cover; Parody
Description
A Shotacon take-on by Kagamine Len and KAITO.

Other media appearancesEdit

Theater Production: CantarellaEdit

A musical based on this song ran in Shibuya's Space Zero theater in Tokyo from August 3 to August 7, 2011. It was directed by Yukio Ueshima, with Kentarou Kanesaki, Otouto no Ane and Tomohisa Sakou starring in the main roles.[1] The play was also streamed live on Nico Nico Douga.[2]

Written and Pictured SerializationEdit

B's-LOG Comics published a novel called Cantarella -Forbbiden Love is Poison- in September 15, 2011 and a manga adaptation called Cantarella -Immoral Love and End of Poison- in March 1, 2012. The novel was written by Kaoru Ooshi and illustrated by Madarame, the manga was illustrated by Akira Sakamoto.

Ichika made a manga adaptation as well called Cantarella -Poison of Blue- which was published in the digital magazine Nico Nico Age Premium in April 9, 2011 (also available at Yahoo Bookstore). The physical print was released in October 9, 2012.

The first works mentioned are inspired off of the theater play and the later one uses both KAITO and Miku.

DiscographyEdit

This song was featured in the following albums:

Video gamesEdit

This song was featured in the following video games:

TriviaEdit

  • Cantarella is a poison or narcotic said to have been used by the Borgia family as their favorite poison in political assassinations. There are many rumors about its nature, preparation and real effects.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://info.nicovideo.jp/nicomu/cantarella/cast.html
  2. ANN - Vocaloid KAITO's Song Adapted into Stage Musical

External linksEdit

OfficialEdit

UnofficialEdit

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