Wikia

Vocaloid Wiki

Dark Woods Circus Series

Comments86
4,466pages on
this wiki
Darkwoodscircuspv
The Dark Woods Circus Series (暗い森のサーカス Kurai Mori no Circus) is a series of 5 songs, plus one thought to have relations to the series, composed by Machigerita-P. The songs mainly feature Hatsune Miku, although Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, and KAITO make an appearance in the song Dark Woods Circus. This series has a novel adaptation and it was released on July 27.


BackgroundEdit

The songs tell of Miku's insanity, when being shipped to an asylum, she and others are deformed and sent to a circus, where eventually she commits suicide, is sent to hell, and finally spends the rest of eternity as the Grim Reaper.

The SongsEdit

Translation-mark Before adding translated or subbed videos, please read this tutorial to avoid listing gravely mistranslated ones.

鋼ノ女王、檻ノ姫 / Steel Queen, Caged Princess (Haganeno Jooh, Orino Hime)

default.jpg
Favicon-nicoFavicon-youtube
Uploaded Feb.03.2008 Featuring Hatsune Miku
Music Machigerita-P
Lyrics {{{lyricist}}}
Video nashiro
Note: This song is know as "Steel Cage Princess" in western fandom, but "Steel Queen, Caged Princess" is more suitable. This tradition comes from SakeBliss's mistranslated title.


The first song in the series. The literal translation is Steel Queen, Caged Princess. The song is about Miku being held captive and being put in a "cage" by a "Queen" in a "castle". It is revealed that Miku was actually going insane, and the insanity is locking up her sanity in a "cage". (Note that in the song "Wide Knowledge, Madness" it shows how Miku is sent to an asylum and they start deforming the patients. Though it isn't in the series, it is related.)

暗い森のサーカス / Dark Woods Circus (Kurai Mori no Circus)

default.jpg
Favicon-nicoFavicon-youtube
Uploaded Feb.25.2008 Featuring Kagamine Rin, Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Len, KAITO
Music Machigerita-P
Lyrics {{{lyricist}}}
Video nashiro
The second and most well known song in the series. In this song, Miku and others are now deformed and are in a circus where they are ridiculed by the visitors. Miku is now a "Deformed Diva". Rin and Len have both of their heads on the same body. KAITO is "The One who Likes to Eat Things Cold", hinting at caniballism (Cold Things = human flesh). They all hate the circus, although Rin pretends to like it, while Len and Miku express their hatred openly.
Main Article: Dark Woods Circus

青い氷の城 / Blue Ice Castle (Aoi Koori no Shiro)

default.jpg
Favicon-nicoFavicon-youtube
Uploaded Apr.24.2008 Featuring Hatsune Miku
Music Machigerita-P
Lyrics {{{lyricist}}}
Video nashiro
The third song in the series. It reveals that Miku was married and taken away to the circus, then later commits suicide by cutting her arms and legs off, which is represented by the blue ice on her arms.

赤い沼の底 / On the Bottom of Red Swamp

default.jpg
Favicon-nicoFavicon-youtube
Uploaded Mar.09.2008 Featuring Hatsune Miku
Music Machigerita-P
Lyrics {{{lyricist}}}
Video nashiro
Note: This song is know as "Red Swamp Bottom" in western fandom, but "On the Bottom of Red Swamp" is more suitable. This tradition comes from SakeBliss's mistranslated title.


The fourth song in the series. After Miku commits suicide, she is sent to hell, which is known as the "Red Swamp". She states that she is in pain, her skin burning to dust, her eyes melted beyond recognition, and her intestines being dragged on the floor. She says that she doesn't want to hear people begging God to let them leave, saying they deserved it for their selfish desires.

番人と鎌 動画 / Guard and Scythe

default.jpg
Favicon-nicoFavicon-youtube
Uploaded Apr.01.2008 Featuring Hatsune Miku
Music Machigerita-P
Lyrics {{{lyricist}}}
Video nashiro
The final song in the series. Miku becomes the Grim Reaper to atone for her sins (Suicide) and wields a scythe. At one point, she must judge her husband, and, with tears in her eyes, beheads him.

Related SongsEdit

博識であるが故、狂気 / Wide Knowledge of Reason, Madness.

default.jpg
Favicon-nicoFavicon-youtube
Uploaded Mar.04.2008 Featuring Hatsune Miku
Music Machigerita-P
Lyrics {{{lyricist}}}
Video nashiro
In the PV, it shows an insane Miku being interned in a sanatorium where people are deformed. Machigerita-P later stated on his blog that even though the PV was related to the series, the song itself was not a part of the series.


Novel AdaptationEdit

Dark Woods Circus Novel

Cover of the Dark Woods Circus novel.

The novel adaption was released on July 27, 2012. It is avaliable for purchase in Amazon and Tsutaya for ¥ 1,260. A trailer can be seen here .

List of ChaptersEdit

  • Chapter 1: The Beginning
  • Chapter 2: The Wonderous Diva
  • Chapter 3: The Slug and Bigazoo
  • Chapter 4: Moonlight and Darkness
  • Chapter 5: Coffin of Sweet Death
  • Chapter 6: The Two Headed Twins
  • Chapter 7: The Prince of The Dark Tower
  • Chapter 8: The Ringleader

External linksEdit

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki