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KOKORO (ココロ/kokoro) is one of the more notable songs sung by Rin Kagamine and produced by Toraboruta-P. The song is very popular among Vocaloid enthusiasts and has spawned a large number of covers and PVs.


Original Song and PV

ココロ (KOKORO) / (Heart or Soul)

Kokoropv

Orginal Kokoro PV

Sung by Rin Kagamine
Music and lyrics by Toraboruta-P


(Original video by Toraboruta-P)

In Kokoro , Rin is a robot made by a lonely scientist (This could be probably Len). But she is missing something that can't be found in a program: a heart and a mind (kokoro means both heart and mind). Eventually her creator passes away, leaving her alone for several hundred years. Eventually she begins to wonder about the man who created her, and accesses his research. Discovering more and more about the scientist and how hard he worked to create a kokoro for her, the robot is moved and is awakened to a world of new feelings. Overcome with emotion, the robot sings her feelings of sadness and gratitude to the person who created her. However, the kokoro which she found herself was too great for her fake body, and after some time the robot passes away.

Vocaloid Song and PV Covers

ココロ・キセキ (KOKORO/KISEKI) / (Heart or Soul/Miracle)

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Sung by Len Kagamine
Music and lyrics by Jun-P (Zyun)


(Original video by Jun-P)

KOKORO/KISEKI serves as a prologue to KOKORO, telling the story of the scientist who created the robot in KOKORO. The scientist, represented by Len, creates a robot but realizes that she is missing something important: her kokoro. He wishes to share happiness and sadness with her, and so he begins working tirelessly at creating a heart and mind for her. However, as he works the scientist becomes aware of how his life will eventually come to an end. As he begins to lose hope, a miracle (KISEKI) suddenly happens: he recieves a message from the robot from the future, after she has created her own kokoro. Seeing how happy and yet tragic she looks, and realizing that his research was not all for nothing, the scientist obtains peace and passes away in tranquility.
In addition to KOKORO and KOKORO/KISEKI there is a version where both songs are mixed together, both stories told at the same time. As the melodies of the two songs were written to complement each other, the final effect is a complete and harmonious experience.
There is also a second version of KOKORO and KOKORO/KISEKI mixing together both songs, this time to form a more involved and different take on the story. The first half of the original songs are played seperatly, one after the other. The first is told from Rins point of view, and then Lens. The songs then switch between one and the other and eventually resulting in a cresencdo of both songs finales being played in unison. Nico Broadcast Youtube Broadcast

ココロ・キセキ (KOKORO/KISEKI) / (Heart or Soul/Miracle) KAITO/MEIKO

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Mixed by black
Kaito version of "KOKORO/KISEKI" by ChocobaGenchou-P
Meiko version of "KOKORO" by ChocobaGenchou-P
Original Music by Toraboruta-P and Jun-P

This version sung by Kaito and Meiko follows the same story as the original KOKORO and KOKORO/KISEKI, with Kaito taking the role as the scientist and Meiko portraying the robot. Both versions oringally existed spereratly but were combined in the same fashion as Rin and Lens versions to form a harmonious melody when played together.

Alternate PVs

Kokoro

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Catagory: Handrawn
Nicovideo Broadcast
Youtube Broadcast
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Catagory: Hand-drawn
Nicovideo Broadcast
Youtube Broadcast
It was this PV which popularised the dialogue at the ending of the song.
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  • Artist: Hasurarin.
Catagory: Hand-drawn
Youtube Broadcast
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  • Animation: Broather. 3D Models: kio.
Catagory: CGI
Nicovideo Broadcast
Youtube Broadcast

Kokoro/Kiseki

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  • Artist: Guraida (Glider).
Catagory: Hand-drawn
Nicovideo Broadcast
Youtube Broadcast
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  • Artist: Fukusanbutsu.
Catagory: Hand-drawn
Nicovideo Broadcast
Youtube Broadcast


Human Fandubs

Kokoro

Vocals: Namako Nyurokuna
Language: Japanese
Original PV:

Here the vocalist adds in dialogue during the intro, instrumental and outro to the original KOKORO as well as singing the song herself.


Vocals: Isaka
Language: English
Lyrics: Perróxido
PV: Broather & Fukusanbutsu

In the same style as Namako's Fandub, dialogue between the robot and scientist are added to flesh out the story.


Vocals: marie10812
Language: Spanish
Lyrics: Arechan
PV: Fukusanbutsu

The popular dialogue 'Thank you Father' is also added to the end of this song as well.


Kokoro/Kiseki

Vocals: Yamai & Usa
Language: Japanese
PV: Guraida (Glider) (Nico) / Hasurarin (Youtube)

Yamai and Usa sing both Kokoro and Kokoro/Kiseki together in one melody.


Vocals: Perróxido & Isaka
Language: English
Lyrics: Perróxido
PV: Broather & Fukusanbutsu

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