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Song title
"カンタレラ"
English: Cantarella
Uploaded February 21, 2008, with 2,292,000+ views
Singer(s)
KAITO (main)
Hatsune Miku (chorus)
Producer(s)
Kurousa-P (music, lyrics)
exray, テラダ, ベア, SYURI999, 吹雪, うむ@lilium, kiri (illust)
Links
Niconico Broadcast (Version 2) • YouTube Broadcast (reprint)

Background

This song was part of the EXIT TUNES compilation album Vocalostar.

This song 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, known for their suggested incestuous relationship even though Kaito and Miku are not related.

This song has entered the Hall of Legend.

Succeeding versions

カンタレラ ~grace edition~
Romaji/English Kantarera ~grace edition~ (Cantarella ~grace editon~)
Featuring KAITO V3 (main), Hatsune Miku (chorus)
Author(s)
Kurousa-P (music, lyrics), Itto Maru (illust), Toki-fū Seiya (video)
Category Succeeding Version

Description

A remake of the song using KAITO V3 Soft and Whisper as the main vocals. It is featured on Kurousa-P album 5th ANNIVERSARY BEST. This version was included in the -Project DIVA- F 2nd, along the respective modules inspired from the PV.

Lyrics

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 wo 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

Derivatives

Gackpo & Rin's Cover
Featuring Camui Gackpo, Kagamine Rin
Author(s)
Kokutoupokky-P (song), Ryo Mizuki (illust)
Category VOCALOID cover

Description

One of the various Kokutoupokky-P's covers using Gackpo and Rin.
Rin & Len's Cover
Featuring Kagamine Rin/Len
Author(s)
kouzuki
Category VOCALOID cover

Description

A cover sung by Rin & Len that spawned it's own PVs
Len's Cover
Featuring Kagamine Len Power
Author(s)
hipertan
Category VOCALOID cover
MEIKO and Luka's Cover
Featuring MEIKO, Megurine Luka
Author(s)
Doruai-P
Category VOCLAOID Cover
Mine Laru's Cover
Featuring Mine Laru
Author(s)
Machinegun-P
Category UTAU cover
Kazuki's Cover (grace edition)
Featuring Genka Kazuki REVIVE (main), 過ソラ (chorus)
Author(s)
KEIRA (tuning, illust, video), HaruVampire (UST),
Category UTAU cover

Description

A cover that uses Utalis, the UTAU equivalent of Vocalis.

clear & nero's Cover
Featuring clear, nero
Author(s)
clear, nero
Category Human cover
Fuuga Naoto & Milia's Cover
Featuring Fuuga Naoto, Milia
Author(s)
Fuuga Naoto, Milia
Category Human cover

Description

A cover sung by KAITO's voice provider, Fuuga Naoto

ViolinxViola's Violin Cover
Author(s)
ViolinxViola
Category Arrangement

Meshi's PV
Featuring KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Author(s)
ShiroMeshi
Category 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. Template:Citation needed
Kooten Bergh no Youhei's PV
Featuring KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Author(s)
Kooten Bergh no Youhei
Category Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)

Description

In this PV KAITO appears to be the Miku's childhood friend and the person who teach her how to play the violin. As his feelings for her grows up, he sets a complex montage to seduce her, appearing as a mysterious masked man that visits each night and in different situations, just for a meeting her.
Nazekorewo-P's PV
Featuring Kagamine Rin / Len
Author(s)
Category VOCALOID cover, Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)

Description

A Kagamine Version of Cantarella done for the Rin & Len Mix. This PV depicts to both Kagamine as siblings raised on a twisted rich family.. As they grow up, Len's brotherly love for Rin warps in an incestuous love. Nazekorewo-P also did a fanfic explaining the background of this PV.[1]
Ichika's PV
Featuring KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Author(s)
Category Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)

Description

One of the first Ichika's works as PV producer. Also one of the first Cantarella's PV and probably one of her most known works, besides her collaborations with Akuno-P.
Niyake's PV
Featuring KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Author(s)
Niyake
Category Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)
Orokamono's short PV
Featuring KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Author(s)
Orokamono
Category Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)

Description

This PV is currently incomplete.
Mie's PV
Featuring KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Author(s)
Category Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)

Description

A relative new Cantarella's PV by Mie. In this PV KAITO and Miku knew since the childhood, having a complex past that binds them. KAITO now as adult is interested in Miku but actually she seems to be engaged or courted by Len.
Despite this KAITO sets his plan, getting rid of the suitor and deceiving the girl to make her fall into his trap.
jastwch's PV
Featuring KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Author(s)
jastwch
Category Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)
Papipu's PV
Featuring KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Author(s)
Papipu
Category Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)
Ranko's PV
Featuring KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Author(s)
Ranko
Category Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)

Description

A fanmade PV with an Eastern aesthetic
bia's PV
Featuring Kagamine Rin/Len
Author(s)
bia
Category Fanmade PV

Description

A PV with a monochrome aesthetic, similar to Ichika's PV
Dance × Mixer PV
Featuring Kagamine Rin/Len
Author(s)
noka
Category Fanmade PV

Description

A choreographic PV using Dance×Mixer software
Tenkomori's Hand-drawn PV
Featuring KAITO and Hatsune Miku
Author(s)
Category Hand-drawn PV, Parody

Shotarella
Featuring KAITO, Kagamine Len
Author(s)
Renkon-P
Category VOCALOID cover; Parody

Description

A Shotacon take-on by Kagamine Len and KAITO.

Other media appearances

Theater Production: Cantarella

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.[2] The play was also streamed live on Nico Nico Douga.[3]

Written and Pictured Serialization

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.

Games

Template:Game list

Trivia

  • 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.

Gallery

External links

Ext article icon Articles
Dlc icon Downloads

References

  1. http://www.pixiv.net/novel/show.php?id=5450
  2. http://info.nicovideo.jp/nicomu/cantarella/cast.html
  3. ANN - Vocaloid KAITO's Song Adapted into Stage Musical
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