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Song title
  • "想像フォレスト"
  • Romaji: Souzou Foresuto
  • English: Imagination Forest
Published February 01, 2012, with 3,345,000+ Niconico views
Featuring
Producers
  • Jin (music, lyrics)
  • Wannyanpu (illustration, video)
  • Gacchan (mix, mastering)
Links

BackgroundEdit

A story of a dreaming Medusa.
「That's the reason why even the world is unexpected and bizarre.」
—Author's comment
This song was uploaded on January 31, 2012, and has reached over 1,000,000 views, becoming the first IA song to do so. The story about seeing eye-to-eye, and relates Marry Kozakura's background.

Marry is a lonely girl living in the forest, who isolate herself from the rest of the word. Since no one ever notices her house, no one comes to visit. Since she is away from society everything she knows comes from reading her books. She longs for the real world and asks for forgiveness. Knowing there is life somewhere inside of her, she imagines a wild future, wishing to live the same adventures told in her books. Lost in a daydream she suddenly hears the voice of someone outside of her house. Out of panic she spills her tea and is lost about what to do.

She then remembers her mother's words who tells her not to look into anyone's eyes or they'll turn to stone, which hints her origins. She is a hybrid of Human and Medusa, a thing that she has always hated because it causes people to fear her.

Back to the present, Marry hears the person who owns the voice knocking at the door. It's the first knock she's ever heard. As she tries to pretend she didn't hear the knock she trips over a book, when the door suddenly opens.

Another flashback then shows how Marry lost her mother. When she was a kid she was attacked by two humans. Shion comes to save Marry but one of the boys grabs her leg while the other one attacks her. To protect her daughter, Shion turns both boys into stone. However the stress on Shion's body is too much and she dies as a result, leaving Marry alone.

Back to the present, Marry hides under a table and covers her eyes as the boy who was knocking the door is surprised. Marry tells him that if he looks into her eyes he'll turn to stone. The boy simply smiles, and tell her that he was afraid too. Then, in an attempt to comfort her, the boy puts headphones into Marry's ears and plays music. Marry is inspired by the music. The boy puts his hood on her head as a present and invites her to leave the house.

At the end of the song, Marry is looking up at her house as she prepared to leave it for good, when the wind blows through her hood. She turns around and smiles at her new friends, Seto, the boy and Kido, the girl who was accompanying him.

This song is one of the tracks for Jin's Kagerou Project and is featured in the album Mekakucity Days.

Main article: Kagerou Project

Succeeding versionsEdit

空想フォレスト
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Translation Kuusou Forest (Fantasy Forest)
Featuring
IA
Producers
Jin (music, lyrics), Wannyanpu (video)
Categories Remaster
Description
A revamped version of Imagination Forest, renamed as Fantasy Forest (空想フォレスト Kuusou Foresuto). This new version includes a new instrumental, remix and a improved animation with some new details.
Mekakucity Actors Version
MekakuAnimeCover10
Featuring
Yoshida Takumi
Producers
Jin
Categories Arrangement; Human Cover
Description
This version is featured in the anime Mekakucity Actors.

LyricsEdit

Japanese (日本語歌詞) Romaji (ローマ字)
夏風がノックする natsu kaze ga nokku suru
窓を開けてみると mado o akete miru to
何処からか doko kara ka
迷い込んだ鳥の声 mayoikonda tori no koe

読みかけの本を置き yomi-kake no hon o oki
「どこから来たんだい」と笑う "doko kara kitan dai" to warau
目隠ししたままの mekakushi shita mama no
午後三時です gogo san-ji desu

世界は案外シンプルで sekai wa angai shinpuru de
複雑に怪奇した fukuzatsu ni kaiki shita
私なんて誰に理解もされないまま watashi nante dare ni rikai mo sarenai mama

街外れ、森の中、 machi hazure, mori no naka,
人目につかないこの家を hitome ni tsukanai kono ie o
訪れる人など居ない訳で。 otozureru hito nado inai wake de.

目を合わせないで! me o awasenaide!
固まった心、一人ぼっちで諦めて katamatta kokoro, hitori-bocchi de akiramete
目に映った 無機物(もの)に 安堵する日々は me ni utsutta mono ni ando suru hibi wa

物語の中でしか知らない monogatari no naka de shika shiranai
世界に少し憧れることくらい sekai ni sukoshi akogareru koto kurai
許してくれますか? yurushite kuremasu ka?

淡々と流れ出した tantan to nagaredashita
生まれてしまった理不尽でも umarete shimatta rifujin demo
案外人生なんで。 angai jinsei nande.
私の中じゃ。 watashi no naka ja.

ねぇねぇ、突飛な未来を nee nee, toppi na mirai o
想像して膨らむ世界は souzou shite fukuramu sekai wa
今日か明日でも kyou ka ashita demo
ノックしてくれないですか? nokku shite kurenai desu ka?

なんて妄想なんかして nante mousou nanka shite
外を眺めていると soto o nagameteiru to
突然に聴こえてきたのは喋り声 totsuzen ni kikoete kita no wa shaberi-goe

飲みかけのハーブティーを nomi-kake no haabu tii o
机中に撒き散らし tsukue-juu ni makichirashi
「どうしよう…」 "dou shiyou..."
とドアの向こうを見つめました。 to doa no mukou o mitsumemashita.

「目を合わせると石になってしまう」 "me o awaseru to ishi ni natte shimau"
それは両親に聞いたこと sore wa ryoushin ni kiita koto
私の目もそうなっている様で watashi no me mo sou natteiru you de

物語の中なんかじゃいつも monogatari no naka nanka ja itsumo
怖がられる役ばかりで。 kowa ga rareru yaku bakari de.
そんな事知っている訳で。 sonna koto shitteiru wake de.

トントン、と響きだした tonton, to hibikidashita
ノックの音は初めてで nokku no oto wa hajimete de
緊張なんてものじゃ kinchou nante mono ja
足りないくらいで。 tarinai kurai de.

ねぇねぇ、突飛な世界は nee nee, toppi na sekai wa
想像しているよりも souzou shiteiru yori mo
実に簡単にドアを jitsu ni kantan ni doa o
開けてしまうものでした。 akete shimau mono deshita.

目を塞ぎうずくまる姿に me o fusagi uzukumaru sugata ni
その人は驚いて sono hito wa odoroite
「目を見ると石になってしまう」 "me o miru to ishi ni natte shimau"
と言うとただ笑った to iu to tada waratta

「僕だって石になってしまうと "boku datte ishi ni natte shimau to
怯えて暮らしてた obiete kurashiteta
でも世界はさ、案外怯えなくて demo sekai wa sa, angai obienakute
良いんだよ?」 iin da yo?"

タンタン、と鳴り響いた tantan, to narihibiita
心の奥に溢れてた kokoro no oku ni afureteta
想像は世界に souzou wa sekai ni
少し鳴り出して sukoshi naridashite

ねぇねぇ、突飛な未来を nee nee, toppi na mirai o
教えてくれたあなたが oshiete kureta anata ga
また迷った時は mata mayotta toki wa
ここで待っているから。 koko de matteiru kara.

夏風が今日もまた natsu kaze ga kyou mo mata
あなたがくれた服の anata ga kureta fuku no
フードを少しだけ fuudo o sukoshi dake
揺らしてみせた。 yurashite miseta.

DerivativesEdit

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Shingakki-P's Cover ft. Kagamine Rin
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halyosy's Cover
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halyosy (vocals, mixing, encode), Gacchan (video mixing, mastering)
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Mes's English Cover
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Itou Kashitarou's Cover
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Producers
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Ishigantou's Cover
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Categories Human Cover

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adstlaxy (chorus)
Producers
adstlaxy (arrangement, guitar), Beki (piano), Gito (illust), Diabolo (logo), Chelsea (video), KagomeP (mastering)
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ShounenT's Acoustic Arrangement
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Categories Human Cover; Instrumental Arrangement
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Producers
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Categories Instrumental Arrangement
FPokkari's Music Box Arrangement
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Producers
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Categories Arrangement
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IA (chorus)
Producers
itikura (arrangement), Kazu (illust)
Categories Remix
Ani-son.Cover.ProJect's Band Arrangement
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Featuring
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Producers
Ani-son.Cover.ProJect (arrangement), Mes (English lyrics)
Categories Human Cover; Arrangement
Silverick's Violin Arrangement
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Categories Instrumental Arrangement
Osamuraisan's Acoustic Arrangement
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Producers
Osamuraisan (arrangement), yasu (mixing)
Categories Instrumental Arrangement

Touhou MMD PV
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Featuring
Producers
Kokuou
Categories Fanmade MMD PV
Description
A MMD video of Imagination Forest's PV. Similar to Mary's story, this video is about Alice (from the indie game series Touhou) who lives alone in a forest.

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