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Double Lariat
Song title
"ダブルラリアット"
English: Double Lariat
Uploaded February 5, 2009 (NND) and October 24, 2009 (YT), with 5,773,000+ (NND) and 2,917,000+ (YT) views
Singer(s)
Megurine Luka
Producer(s)
Agoaniki-P (music, lyrics, illustration, video)
Links
Niconico Broadcast • YouTube Broadcast (official)
piapro Broadcast (with lyrics)

BackgroundEdit

The lyrics of "Double Lariat" talk about how the singer continues spinning around endlessly without stopping. Despite that there are people that are better at it than the singer in the song, the singer persists in trying to increase his/her reach. Finally, with a reach of 6300 km in radius and with the head tilted 23.4 degrees, the singer contemplates a scene that he/she didn't notice before. The singer finally asks to be accompanied if he/she someday tires of continuing to spin.

A possible interpretation of this song is that the singer is the Earth itself; its radius is approximately 6300 km and its axial tilt is 23.4 degrees.

Another interpretation of the song is persistence, that one should chin up, never look back and never give up. Continue doing what you do and, in that way, extend your reach not only in one of your favorites, but throughout the world and the universe.

PopularityEdit

With over five million views, "Double Lariat" is the most popular Luka song on Niconico and one of the highest-viewed VOCALOID song uploads on the website. On YouTube, it has over two million views; while still a considerable amount, this puts it well behind several uploads of Dixie Flatline's "Just Be Friends", which share a combined total of over twelve million views.

AlbumsEdit

"Double Lariat" was released as a single by KarenT on November 4, 2009. Additionally, the song is featured on the albums BALLOOM BEST, EXIT TUNES PRESENTS Megurhythm feat. 巡音ルカ, VOCALOID BEST from ニコニコ動画(あお), AGOA GO GO GO, and Hatsune Miku ‐ Project DIVA‐2nd NONSTOP MIX COLLECTION. Covers and alternate arrangements have been included in various other albums.

LyricsEdit

Japanese (日本語歌詞) Romaji (ローマ字)
半径85センチが この手の届く距離 hankei hachijuugo senchi ga kono te no todoku kyori
今から振り回しますので 離れていてください ima kara furimawashimasu node hanarete ite kudasai

ただ回る事が楽しかった このままでいたかった tada mawaru koto ga tanoshikatta kono mama de itakatta
ただ回る事を続けていたら 止まり方を忘れていた tada mawaru koto wo tsuzuketeitara tomarikata wo wasurete ita
周りの仲間達が 自分より上手く回れるのを mawari no nakamatachi ga jibun yori umaku mawareru no wo
仕方ないと一言 つぶやいて諦めたフリをしていた shikata nai to hitokoto tsubuyaite akirameta furi wo shite ita

半径250センチは この手の届く距離 hankei nihyaku-gojuu senchi wa kono te no todoku kyori
今から動き回りますので 離れていてください ima kara ugokimawarimasu node hanarete ite kudasai

から回る事も楽しかった このままでいたかった karamawaru koto mo tanoshikatta kono mama de itakatta
から回る事を続けていたら 報われると信じていた karamawaru kono wo tsuzuketeitara mukuwareru to shinjite ita
周りの仲間達は 自分より高く回れるから mawari no nakamatachi wa jibun yori takaku mawareru kara
下から眺めるのは 首が痛いと拗ねたフリをしていた shita kara nagameru no wa kuni ga itai to suneta furi wo shite ita

半径5200センチは この手の届く距離 hankei gosen-nihyaku senchi wa kono te no todoku kyori
今から飛び回りますので 離れていてください ima kara tobimawarimasu node hanarete ite kudasai

どうでしょう? 昔の自分が見たら褒めてくれるかな dou deshou? mukashi no jibun ga mitara homete kureru kana
目が回り軸もぶれてるけど me wa mawari jiku mo bureteru kedo

23.4度傾いて眺めた町並みは  nijuusan ten yon-do katamaite nagameta machinami wa
いつの間にか見た事のない色に染まっていた itsu no manika mita koto no nai iro ni somatte ita

半径6300キロは この手の届く距離 hankei rokusen-sanbyaku kiro wa kono te no todoku kyori
今ならできる気がしますので 離れていてください ima nara dekiru ki ga shimasu node hanarete ite kudasai

半径85センチが この手の届く距離 hankei hachijuugo senchi ga kono te no todoku kyori
いつの日か回り疲れた時は 側にいてください itsu no hi ka mawaritsukareta toki wa soba ni ite kudasai

DerivativesEdit

Rin's Cover
Featuring Kagamine Rin
Author(s) WinterdrivE
Category VOCALOID cover
that x Halyosy's Cover
Featuring Halyosy, that
Author(s) Halyosy
Category Human cover
rockleetist's English Cover
Featuring rockleetist
Author(s) rockleetist
Category Human cover

Jazz Arrangement
Featuring (Instrumental)
Author(s) Ichi
Category Arrangement

Nata's PV
Featuring Megurine Luka
Author(s) Nata
Category Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)
Noya's Touhou PV
Featuring Megurine Luka
Author(s) Noya
Category Alternate PV
AiLeon-P's PV
Featuring Megurine Luka
Author(s) AiLeon-P
Category Fanmade PV
Arcade-P's PV
Featuring Megurine Luka
Author(s) Arcade-P
Category Fanmade PV

Double Melody
Featuring LOLA
Author(s) Shopanya
Category Parody; Spin-off

Other media appearancesEdit

ConcertsEdit

This song is featured in the 39's Giving Day 2010 Concert, the MikuPa Live in Tokyo 2011 Concert, the MikuPa Live in Singapore 2011 Concert, the MikuPa Live in Tokyo 2012 Concert, the MikuPa Live in Hong Kong and Taiwan 2012 Concert, the MikuPa Live in Sapporo 2013 Concert, the MikuPa Live in Kansai 2013 Concert, and the MikuExpo in Indonesia 2014 Concert.

OtherEdit

This song featured in the mook ボカロ☆バンドスコア. Piano sheet music appeared in the ピアノソロ やさしくひける (Piano Solo Yasashiku Hikeru) collection.

GamesEdit

Featured in the game(s)...
Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- 2nd YouTube
Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Dreamy Theater 2nd Niconico YouTube
Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Arcade YouTube
Miku Flick/02 (DLC)
Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F 2nd YouTube

TriviaEdit

  • The trait that makes this video so special is that Luka doesn't stop spinning even when the video is paused. This is possible because the video is in .swf file format, in other words a Flash Animation instead of a Flash Video. This also makes possible the addition of some easter eggs mentioned below.
  • The Lariat is a professional wrestling move where the fighter wraps his/her arm around the opponent's upper chest and neck and then forces them to the ground. Two Capcom characters (Mike Haggar and Zangief) uses a variant of this move where they stretch their arms out horizontally, clench their fists, and then simply spins in an effort to hit the opponent. It is not known whether or not the song's title comes from this move.
    • Both characters also makes a small cameo in the video.
  • The song also features Miku, Rin and Len, KAITO, MEIKO, and Gackpo. They appear only at the right time when the video is paused at a certain scene. Each Vocaloid does a small action as an Easter Egg.
    • 0:45 - KAITO comes in eating ice cream while at the same time Mike Haggar is performing the Double Lariat. As KAITO goes on near him, he gets sent flying into the Sky when he gets punched.
    • 1:06 - Miku passes by while playing an electric guitar.
    • 1:42 - MEIKO comes in after Luka starts spinning around the area. As Luka continues spinning, Zangief appears spins towards the sky, and MEIKO smacks him unconscious with her bottle of Sake, lands and drags him away.
    • 1:47 - Rin passes through the screen using her bow as a helicopter.
    • 2:20 - When Luka floats in the sky, Rin passes through the screen again.
    • 2:48 - When the street is shown with Gackpo appears riding in an Eggplant Motorcycle. A moment later, Len appears in his underwear dancing around in middle of the street.
    • 3:11 - In the final chorus, if one waits a bit Rin, Len and Miku will appear along with Luka while in the background appear Gackpo riding his Eggplant Motorcycle and KAITO carrying a drunk MEIKO on his back.
  • When the Good Smile company's Luka Nendoroid was released, it included a Double Lariat-based face along her neutral face, and her singing face.[1]

GalleryEdit

Century Wind Luka Concept
Contest Entry by tk28 for the SGコス2 contest

M hardrock
Luka's Hard Rock module for the song "Double Lariat" from the videogame Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- 2nd
Megurine Luka Hard Rock
Luka's Hard Rock module for the song "Double Lariat" from the videogame Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Arcade

Luka nenderoid Lariat face
Good Smile company's Nendoroid Luka using her Double Lariat's face along puchi Tako Luka figurine.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nendoroid Megurine Luka by Goodsmile - Osasaki's Place

External linksEdit

Star icon Official
  • Official Art:
    • piapro - Spinning Luka animation (GIF)
Ext article icon Articles
Dlc icon Downloads

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