Image of "カンタレラ (Cantarella)"
Song title
  • "カンタレラ"
  • English: Cantarella
Uploaded February 21, 2008, with 2,471,000+ Niconico views
  • Kurousa-P (music, lyrics)
  • exray, Terada, Bear, SYURI999, Fubuki, Um, kiri (illust)


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

"Cantarella" 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 and use of poison even though KAITO and Miku are not related.

This song has entered the Hall of Legend.

Succeeding versionsEdit

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


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


Gackpo & Rin's Cover
Featuring Camui Gackpo, Kagamine Rin
Author(s) Kokutoupocky-P (song), Ryo Mizuki (illust)
Category VOCALOID cover
Rin & Len's Cover
Featuring Kagamine Rin/Len
Author(s) kouzuki
Category VOCALOID cover
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), Kasora (chorus)
Author(s) KEIRA (tuning, illust, video), HaruVampire (UST),
Category UTAU cover

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

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

Meshi's PV
Featuring KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Author(s) ShiroMeshi
Category Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)
Kooten Bergh no Youhei's PV
Featuring KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Author(s) Kooten Bergh no Youhei
Category Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)
Nazekorewo-P's PV
Featuring Kagamine Rin / Len
Author(s) Nazekorewo-P
Category VOCALOID cover, Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)
Ichika's PV
Featuring KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Author(s) Ichika
Category Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)
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)
Mie's PV
Featuring KAITO, Hatsune Miku
Author(s) mie
Category Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)
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)
bia's PV
Featuring Kagamine Rin/Len
Author(s) bia
Category Fanmade PV
Dance × Mixer PV
Featuring Kagamine Rin/Len
Author(s) noka
Category Fanmade PV
Tenkomori's Hand-drawn PV
Featuring KAITO and Hatsune Miku
Author(s) Tenkomori
Category Hand-drawn PV, Parody

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

Other media appearancesEdit

Theater Production: CantarellaEdit

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 SerializationEdit

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.


Featured in the game(s)...
Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- 2nd
Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Arcade Niconico YouTube
Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Dreamy Theater 2nd YouTube
Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F 2nd YouTube


  • 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.



  3. ANN - Vocaloid KAITO's Song Adapted into Stage Musical

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