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Image of "炉心融解 (Roshin Yuukai)"
Song title
  • "炉心融解"
  • Romaji: Roshin Yukai
  • English: Nuclear Meltdown
  • Official English: Meltdown
Published December 19, 2008, with 2,667,000+ Niconico views and 50,000+ SoundCloud views
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Image of "炉心融解 (Roshin Yuukai)"
Song title
  • "炉心融解"
  • Romaji: Roshin Yukai
  • English: Nuclear Meltdown
  • Official English: Meltdown
Published August 30, 2009, with 7,306,000+ Niconico views
Featuring
Producers
Links

BackgroundEdit

It's surely that kind of a world.
"Meltdown" is an original song by iroha(sasaki) and is his best work. It's also one of Rin's most notable songs.

There are various interpretations of this song. The PV can be literally interpreted as Rin jumping into a nuclear reactor to commit suicide, or it can be interpreted figuratively as Rin trying to get rid of her past or purge herself of her sins in order to grow up and become an adult.

Iroha has said the lyrics and video represent conflicts in the singer's inner psychological world. In the video, Rin jumps into a reactor core/nuclear reactor and chokes someone, possibly to death. The little Rin stands for innocent childish mind inside her. The choking scene symbolizes erasing her past self and starting anew.[1]

ControversyEdit

There was a controversy over the video and the Weekly Vocaloid Ranking on Nico Nico. Taking advantage of the Vocaloid Ranking's score system, people made dummy accounts and put the song on their My List just to increase the song's score in the ranking, making it stay in the top 20 indefinitely. Though iroha(sasaki) asked his viewers to stop this illegitimate practice, they did not stop and in retaliation, Iroha deleted the video from his account and put it up on Nagimiso.SYS's. This disqualified the video from being in the rankings, as one of the requirements is that the original composer must submit it.

This raised awareness about the cheating behind the rankings. The score system was modified, thus taking many long-lasting regulars such as "Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu", "Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru", and "World is Mine" off the list altogether.

The new PV put up on Nagimiso.SYS's account features several touched-up areas including a different-looking reactor, new countdown text, and added detail in certain scenes.

Succeeding versionsEdit

Asami Shimoda's Cover
Featuring Asami Shimoda
Author(s)
iroha(sasaki)
Category Human cover

Description

A cover of the song by Asami Shimoda, featured on the album Prism.
SF6 Library version
Author(s)
iroha(sasaki)
Category Arrangement
Roshin Yuukai/ DIVELA REMIX
Featuring Kagamine Rin and Kagamine Len V4X
Author(s)
Category VOCALOID cover

LyricsEdit

Japanese (日本語歌詞) Romaji (ローマ字)
街明かり華やか machi akari hanayaka
エーテル麻酔の冷たさ eeteru masui no tsumetasa
眠れない午前二時 nemurenai gozen ni-ji
全てが急速に変わる subete ga kyuusoku ni kawaru

オイル切れのライター oiru gire no raitaa
焼けつくような胃の中 yaketsuku you na i no naka
全てがそう嘘なら subete ga sou uso nara
本当によかったのにね hontou ni yokatta no ni ne

君の首を絞める夢を見た kimi no kubi wo shimeru yume wo mita
光の溢れる昼下がり hikari no afureru hirusagari
君の細い喉が跳ねるのを kimi no hosoi nodo ga haneru no wo
泣き出しそうな眼で見ていた nakidashisou na me de miteita

核融合炉にさ kakuyuugouro ni sa
飛び込んでみたいと思う tobikondemitai to omou
真っ青な光包まれて奇麗 massao na hikari tsutsumarete kirei
核融合炉にさ kakuyuugouro ni sa
飛び込んでみたら tobikondemitara
そしたら soshitara
すべてが許されるような気がして subete ga yurusareru youna kigashite

ベランダの向こう側 beranda no mukougawa
階段を昇ってゆく音 kaidan wo nobotteyuku oto
陰り出した空が kageridashita sora ga
窓ガラスに部屋に落ちる mado garasu ni heya ni ochiru

拡散する夕暮れ kakusansuru yuugure
泣き腫らしたような陽の赤 nakiharashita you na hi no aka
融けるように少しずつ tokeru you ni sukoshi zutsu
少しずつ死んでゆく世界 sukoshi zutsu shindeyuku sekai

君の首を絞める夢を見た kimi no kubi wo shimeru yume wo mita
春風に揺れるカーテン harukaze ni yureru kaaten
乾いて切れた唇から kawaite kireta kuchibiru kara
零れる言葉は泡のよう koboreru kotoba wa awa no you

核融合炉にさ kakuyuugouro ni sa
飛び込んでみたいと思う tobikondemitai to omou
真っ白に記憶融かされて消える masshiro ni kioku tokasarete kieru
核融合炉にさ kakuyuugouro ni sa
飛び込んでみたらまた昔みたいに tobikondemitara mata mukashi mitai ni
眠れるようなそんな気がして nemureru you na sonna ki ga shite

時計の秒針や tokei no byoushin ya
テレビの司会者や terebi no shikaisha ya
そこにいるけど見えない誰かの soko ni iru kedo mienai dareka no
笑い声飽和して反響する waraigoe houwashite hankyousuru

アレグロ・アジテート areguro・ajiteeto
耳鳴りが消えない止まない miminari ga kienai yamanai
アレグロ・アジテート areguro・ajiteeto
耳鳴りが消えない止まない miminari ga kienai yamanai

誰もみんな消えてく夢を見た dare mo minna kieteku yume wo mita
真夜中の部屋の広さと静寂が mayonaka no heya no hirosa to seijaku ga
胸につっかえて mune ni tsukkaete
上手に息ができなくなる jouzu ni iki ga dekinaku naru

あああああああああああああ!!!!!(Shout!!) aaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!! (Shout!!)

核融合炉にさ kakuyuugouro ni sa
飛び込んでみたらそしたら tobikondemitara soshitara
きっと眠るように消えていけるんだ kitto nemuru you ni kiete ikeru n da
僕のいない朝は boku no inai asa wa
今よりずっと素晴らしくて ima yori zutto subarashikute
全ての歯車が噛み合った subete no haguruma ga kamiatta

きっとそんな世界だ kitto sonna sekai da

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

The city lights are spectacular,
but I feel ether's lingering chill
I can't sleep, It's 2 AM,
And everything's changing so fast

I'm like a lighter out of fluid
My insides are on fire
Sometimes I wish
It was all a lie

In my dream I strangled you
In the languid afternoon light
I watched your throat, thin and twitching
Through eyes brimming with tears

I want to jump into the core
Beauty wrapped in pure blue light
If I could jump into the core
I feel as if all would be forgiven

The second hand on a clock, a TV host
Someone there I just can't see
Their laughter echoes as it swells

Allegro agitato
The ringing in my ears won't fade, won't stop
Allegro agitato
The ringing in my ears won't fade, won't stop

I dreamed the whole world vanished
In the night, my room feels vast
And the silence chokes my heart
Making it hard to breathe

If I jumped into the core
I'd vanish, like I had gone to sleep
A morning without me would be perfect
All the gears everywhere meshing together

That's how the world would be

DerivativesEdit

JonathanMDful's ft. VY1V4 Cover
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JonathanMDful
Categories VOCALOID cover
Nico-P's ft. Kagamine Rin APPEND Cover
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Featuring
Kagamine Rin Append
Producers
Nico-P (illust, cover)
Categories VOCALOID cover
Description
A cover using Rin's power and sweet appends with an original illustration of the author
darkninjavn2011a's ft. Iroha Cover
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Featuring
Producers
darkninjavn2011
Categories VOCALOID cover
Ariel's ft. Iroha Cover
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Featuring
Producers
Ariel
Categories VOCALOID cover
( ゚д゚ )'s ft. "That Voicebank" Cover
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Featuring
"That voicebank"
Producers
( ゚д゚ )
Categories UTAU cover
mk's feat. Momo Cover
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Featuring
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mk
Categories UTAU cover
Bǎi fēn hào 73's ft. Yuan Xiao and Yong Qi Chinese cover
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Featuring
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Bǎi fēn hào 73
Categories Sharpkey cover

Yoppei's Cover
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Producers
Categories Human cover
Description
A cover by Yoppei. It has reached over 5,000,000 views on Niconico and has also been exploited for soramimi lyrics.

-NitamagoMix-
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Featuring
Producers
baker (remix), Nagimiso.SYS (illusts)
Categories Remix, VOCALOID cover
Description
A techno remix by baker of Kagamine Rin's original "Meltdown", sung by Hatsune Miku. The video was able to climb all the way up to No.2 in the Nico Nico Daily charts and was able to receive around 44,000 views in a very short period of time after it was uploaded.
Hard R.K. mix
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Featuring
Kagamine Rin
Producers
cosMo (remix), Nagimiso.SYS (illusts).
Categories Remix
Description
A popular remix of "Meltdown" done by CosMo and illustrated again by Nagimiso.SYS. This version features a different music arrangement as well more expressiveness in Rin's voice, with various voice breaks and changes of pitch. The PV also features a new design for Rin, looking younger than her original depiction and wearing a lolita dress. This new design resulted in being more popular than her original one. The Hard R.K. mix received its own merchandising and inspired "Meltdown"'s module for Project Diva 2nd. This song is also featured in the EXIT TUNES compilation album EXIT TUNES PRESENTS Vocalolegend feat. 初音ミク
Roshin Yuukai -melt down- JunK Arrange
Niconico logo
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Featuring
Kagamine Rin
Producers
rerulili (guitar), Kihee (bass), toku (piano & mixdown), hatsuko (illust), nagimiso (material), Mienohito (video)
Categories Remix
Description
A jazzy "Meltdown" remix by rerulili. This version features various jazz instruments like the bass, piano and drums.
Studio Kit Remix
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Featuring
Kagamine Rin
Producers
KIT
Categories Remix
Description
A hard and catchy trance remix realized by Studio Kit.
koma’n's Piano Version
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[nn]
Producers
Categories Arrangement
Roshin Yuukai ~piano.ver~
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Featuring
Kagamine Rin act2
Producers
kyaami
Categories Arrangement; VOCALOID cover
Description
Rin ACT2 singing to koma’n's piano version.
marasy's Piano Version
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Producers
Categories Arrangement
Osamuraisan's Guitar Version
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Chiptune Arrange
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Producers
branflakes325
Categories Arrangement
Music Box Arrange
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[nn]
Producers
Kyuuma
Categories Arrangement

ロリ誘拐
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Featuring
Producers
Categories Parody
Description
A "Meltdown" parody with a lolicon Twist. This parody proved to be quite popular, receiving various VOCALOID covers and fanmade PVs.
御兄誘拐
Niconico logo
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Featuring
Kagamine Rin, Megurine Luka, Hatsune Miku, KAITO
Producers
Chanagi-P (lyrics), Maroyan (illusts).
Categories Parody
Description
A parody song and a sort of answer song to the KAITO's version of Loli Yuukai. On this versions the roles are swapped and now KAITO is the one sexually harassed by Rin, Miku and Luka. The song was well received, winning a place on the weekly ranking, staying on the top 5 during two weeks (#118, #119).
裸身融解
Niconico logo
[nn]
Featuring
KAITO
Producers
Shinya-P, luna (illust)
Categories Parody; VOCALOID cover
Description
A parody sung by KAITO with a "S&M twist".
邪心融解
Niconico logo
[nn]
Featuring
LIQU@., Reji
Producers
LIQU@. (vocals), Reji (chorus), Windress (mix)
Categories Parody; Human cover
Description
This parody is about "Chunibyo" (中二病: 8th grade syndrome). Simply, one of the most typical symptoms of Chunibyo is that teens often fantasize about themselves as some special or transcendental being.
ローリン融解
Niconico logo
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Featuring
Kagamine Rin, Hatsune Miku
Producers
Nise
Categories Mash-up
Description
A mix of wowaka's "Rolling Girl" with "Meltdown".
Poyzo's PV (ローリン融解)
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Featuring
Kagamine Rin, Hatsune Miku
Producers
Poyzo
Categories Fanmade PV
Description
A typography PV of "Rolling Melt" by Poyzo.
Lyrics Shuffle
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Featuring
Kagamine Rin / Asami Shimoda
Categories Mash'up
Description
The vocals have been shuffled and mixed together to create an unintelligible, meaningless, and humorous result.

Other media appearancesEdit

LiteraturesEdit

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Video gamesEdit

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GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Iroha’s Blog

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