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- Romaji: Kokoro
- Official English: Heart
ココロ (Heart) is an original song by Toraboruta-P featuring Kagamine Rin.
The song tells a story about a robot (Rin) made by a lonely scientist, but is missing a program unable to be made: a heart. Some time after her creation, her scientist passes away, leaving her alone for several hundred years. She begins to wonder about her creation and makes a wish. She accesses the files that her creator had left and finally gains a heart. In the process, she discovers what it's like to be happy and sad. With her new feelings, she gratefully dedicates all of the songs that she sings to her creator. In the end, the miracle robot had a short in her system and could no longer sing. However, she had a smile on her face in her last moments, resembling an angel.
A prequel named Goodbye, Thank You was made for the album of the same name. It tells the story of the robot's creation and the making of the heart told from the scientist's (Gackpo) point of view.
This song has entered the Hall of Legend.
A cover of the song by Asami Shimoda, featured in Prism.
|Categories||Self-cover; VOCALOID cover|
A piano arrangement featured in Goodbye, Thank You.
|Japanese (日本語歌詞)||Romaji (ローマ字)|
|孤独な科学者に作られたロボット||kodoku na kagakusha ni tsukurareta robotto|
|出来栄えを言うなら”奇跡”||dekibae o iu nara "kiseki"|
|だけどまだ足りない 一つだけ出来ない||dakedo mada tarinai hitotsu dake dekinai|
|それは「心」と言うプログラム||sore wa "kokoro" to iu, puroguramu|
|幾百年が過ぎ||ikuhyaku toshi ga sugi|
|独りで残された||hitori de nokosareta|
|奇跡のロボットは願う||kiseki no robotto wa negau|
|知リタイ アノ人ガ||shiritai ano hito ga|
|命ノ 終リマデ||inochi no owari made|
|私ニ 作ッテタ 「ココロ」||watashi ni tsukutteta "kokoro"|
|今 動き始めた 加速する奇跡||ima ugoki hajimeta kasoku suru kiseki|
|ナゼか ナミダが 止まらナい・・・||nazeka namida ga tomaranai…|
|ナぜ 私 震える？ 加速する鼓動||naze watashi furueru? kasoku suru kodou|
|こレが私の望んだ「ココロ」？||kore ga watashi no nozonda "kokoro"?|
|フシギ ココロ ココロ フシギ||fushigi Kokoro Kokoro Fushigi|
|私は知った 喜ぶ事を||watashi wa shitta yorokobu koto o|
|フシギ ココロ ココロ フシギ||fushigi kokoro kokoro fushigi|
|私は知った 悲しむ事を||watashi wa shitta kanashimu koto o|
|フシギ ココロ ココロ ムゲン||fushigi kokoro kokoro mugen|
|なんて深く切ない・・・ああああ～～||nande fukaku setsunai… aaaahhh~|
|今 気付き始めた 生まれた理由を||ima kizuki hajimeta umareta riyuu o|
|きっと独りは寂しい||kitto hitori wa sabishii|
|そう、あの日、あの時||sou, ano hi, ano toki|
|全ての記憶に宿る「ココロ」が溢れ出す||subete no kioku ni yadoru “kokoro” ga afuredasu|
|今 言える 本当の言葉||ima ieru hontou no kotoba|
|捧げる あなたに||sasageru anata ni|
|アリガトウ・・・ この世に私を生んでくれて||arigatou… kono yo ni watashi o unde kurete|
|アリガトウ・・・ 一緒に過ごせた日々を||arigatou… isshoni sugoseta hibi o|
|アリガトウ・・・ あなたが私にくれた全て||arigatou… anata ga watashi ni kureta subete|
|アリガトウ・・・ 永遠に歌う||arigatou… eien ni utau|
Written by an unknown artist, this version of the lyrics was used in the English version of Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F 2nd.
A robot made by a lonely scientist
In almost every way a "miracle"
But this miracle wasn't enough
There was one thing it couldn't run:
A program called "Kokoro"
Left all alone
The miracle robot pleads
I want to know how he felt
Working till his dying day
Making it for me
Just now it started, a quickening miracle
For some strange reason the tears won't stop
Why am I shaking? The accelerating beat
Is this the "Kokoro" I wanted?
Now I can say these words of truth
And offer them to you
For bringing me into this world
For the days spent together
For all you've given me
Forever I'll sing
A version using VocaListener
A cover, with some parts of the spin off Kokoro・Kiseki. Sung by Kagamine Rin and Len's V4x voicebanks. The PV used is Glider's PV.
A mix between Kokoro and Kokoro・Kiseki
Hatsune Miku NTβ
ryusouta (VSQx, tuning), iXima (illust)
|Categories||Piapro Studio NT cover|
A cover of the song using Miku NTβ
SupaMame Team (fanmade PV)
|Categories||PV, Human cover|
Faeri (cover, illustration)
|Categories||Human cover, English cover|
Speedyblue (cover, mix), Faeri (English lyrics)
|Categories||Human cover, English cover|
Masaki (remix), Hekicha (illust, video)
|Categories||Remix, Fanmade PV|
A popular electronica remix of Kokoko which has reached the 94,800+ views on Niconico. The song was featured in the album "Melody∞Cycle".
Umidori san (violin), sishenfan (illustration)
An violin cover using sora's piano arrangment
An electronica remix of Kokoro, available on Fenny Ruliati's YouTube account.
Brother-P (fanmade PV)
It was this PV which popularized the dialogue at the ending of the song.
A popular PV which has reached 10,000+ views on NND.
A touching take on the ココロ story by Ema Arihara, showing the true intimacies the robot and scientist experience. A mix of the original song, piano arrangement and orchestral arrangement are played throughout the slideshow. It is considered the epitome of the "Kokoro" saga and the emotions it invokes. The doujinshi is available to read in pixiv.
|Categories||PV, Human cover|
a mashup of blending in three popular vocaloid songs. Kokoro, Double Lariat and ACUTE
Other media appearancesEdit
This song was featured in the following literatures:
- Piano Solo Yasashiku Hikeru collection. (piano sheet music)
- VOCALOID Best Selection series. (sheet music)
Toraboruta-P announced that on April 27, 2012; (previously it's stated to be April 17, but it was delayed) he will release his novel entitled "Kokoro", a novel based on the song.
The novel is written by Katsuyoshi Ishizawa and illustrated by Nagimiso.SYS, an illustrator most notable for his PV of "Roshin Yuukai" also a card illustration by redjuice. The price is 1,200 yen and was available for purchase in Amazon on April 27.
A crossfade of the novel ("Kokoro" arrangement by Toraboruta-P and video by Nagimiso.SYS) can be seen on niconico and YouTube. A month after the novel was put on sale on Amazon, it was announced that the "Kokoro" novel had sold out and could no longer be purchased from Amazon. There is currently no news of a second wave of printing; it has sold faster than expected.
The novel tells the story of a group of scientists who worked on realistic-looking robots. Their works included 'Number 02' (Kagamine Rin) and 'Mirai' (Hatsune Miku). One of the scientists wished to install the Heart, a program that allowed the robots to have feelings, into Number 02. However, the others refused, due to the fact that a few years back, when they installed the program into 'Number 01 Rin', the robot went insane and killed a scientist named Kagamine Rin. The robot has since been modified into 'Number 02'. The Heart, which still contained memories of Rin, was secretly installed into Number 02. Many centuries later, Number 02 woke up and and found out that she was surrounded by a search party. There she meets 'B' (Kagamine Len), who explains to her that they were looking for the Heart. Number 02 then explains the origins of the Heart…
This song was featured in the following albums:
- Torabotic World
- Goodbye, Thank You
- Torabotic Symphony
- Hatsune Miku ‐Project DIVA‐ 2nd NONSTOP MIX COLLECTION
- Nico Nico East Storybook Original Song Collection
- VOCALO★POPS BEST
- VOCALOID BEST from Nico Nico Video (Red)
- The VOCALOID
- Vocalo Supermix
- TIME TO SAY HELLO!
- Project mirai COMPLETE
This song was featured in the following concerts:
Animelo Summer Live 2009Edit
Animelo is an Anime-Central concert where songs from various anime are performed in a concert-like fashion. It was here that Miku appeared as a surprise in 2009. Not only Miku came, but Rin and Len's voice provider, Asami Shimoda, sang "Kokoro" as a teaser for introducing Miku, who sang みくみくにしてあげる♪ (Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru♪). The song Black★Rock Shooter followed Miku's appearance, along with its anime's trailer.
Katsuyoshi Ishizawa, Redjuice.
This song was featured in the following video games:
- Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- 2nd
- Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Arcade
- Miku Flick/02 (DLC)
- Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Arcade Future Tone
- Hatsune Miku Project mirai 2
- Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F 2nd
- Hatsune Miku: Dreamy Vocal
- ↑ http://unison.xrea.bz/kkranother/
- ↑ ANN - 'Kokoro' Vocaloid Song, Stage Play Adapted Into Light Novel.
- Kokoro novel announcement
- Kokoro novel release date
- Amazon (EN)
- Amazon (EN) (Goodbye, Thank You)
- Amazon (JP)
- KKBOX (Goodbye, Thank You)
- Spotify (Goodbye, Thank You)
- Spotify (Piano ver.)