The Original Sin Story (原罪物語Genzai Monogatari), formerly known as The Original Sin series or 始まりの罪シリーズ(Hajimari no Tsumi "First Sin/Crime series"), is a series of songs made by mothy, also known as Akuno-P. This series is composed by eight songs, with four of them being album exclusive releases.
Set in the Magical Kingdom Levianta and in the deep woods of the fictional country Elphegort, this series is the beginning of mothy's complex storyline: The Evillious Chronicles and the prequel to the Seven Deadly Sins series.
Before the beginning of everything, a child was born to Barizol. In one dimension, the child was a crossdressing boy and in another, a child genius. The boy grows up shunned, and ends up dumped by his girlfriend when he tells her of her crossdressing habits. When the daughter became infected with "malice" she approached a reseacher to help her and he told her to kill the son of Barizol in the other world. The son is left alone in his room crying while his parents scream at him from outside, as the daughter approaches him, she realizes she can't kill him and saves him instead. Proclaiming themselves twins, Levia and Behemo travel across the universe in the god ark.
In her youth Maria Moonlit recieved a message from the gods Levia and Behemo, believing them to be her parents. They told her to create vessels for them in the same way she created her son Adam. Maria becomes anxious ans states that being a being a doll, she can't comprehend what's happening.
Long ago, in Divine Levianta, a great prophet foretold that a great disaster will fall upon the country. The only way to avert this is to have one chosen individual give birth to the "Twin Gods". Then, the mother will become queen of Levianta. With this in mind, the Royal Institute searched for a suitable candidate, eventually making contact with the witch Eve Zvezda from the village of Nemu, who agreed to participate in the project. Eve became the first "Mem Aleph", mother of the gods.
Eve is assigned a partner to oversee the project by the name of Adam Moonlit. Adam apparently had other plans for Levianta after another scientist, Seth Twiright, with the support of the senate, had stolen his mother away. Using a brainwashing drug called "Venom" in order to make things easier, Adam believed that he will take control of Levianta. Unfortunately the twins Cain and Abel, whom Eve gave birth to, were stillborn, thus the project failed. Grieved by this, Adam heartfully apologized to Eve for what he had done to her and asked for her hand in marriage. Eve agreed. The two of them then fled the country to start a happy life together in Held's Forest.
Seth Twiright then took control of the project. To fulfill his own ambitions, he sought out another suitable candidate to be "Mem Aleph".
This story happens after the events of the song "Project「MA」". It tells about a woman named Meta Salmhofer. When she was a child, she didn't know her parents, and at the age of 20, she fell in love with a murderer (Pale Noel). Because of this, she was called a witch. After the failure of the Project「MA」with Eve Zvezda, Meta was arrested because she was suspected of killing Eve's children. While waiting to be executed, Seth offered freedom to her in exchange for her becoming one of his lab experiments. In the laboratory, Hänsel and Gretel were being created in two beakers. While Meta is watching them both, she remembers that she was also created in a beaker, which explains why she didn't know her parents. Thinking that the children would be used for greedy purposes, Meta ran away with the two to the neighboring country. On a full moon night in the Held Forest, Meta let both children down for a minute, and when she came back, both children were missing. This is where the events of Moonlit Bear begin.
“Because on this kind of dark Night, a frightful Bear comes out"
Curiously, this song was released much after its sequel (more than six months after).
The song concerns Eve, now married to Adam and is there for a "Moonlit", who finds two "apples" on the ground while she is walking through the forest. Thinking that they were some kind of gift from God and Adam will be happy with the finding, she takes them and returns hastily to her home to avoid any wild animals that could appear. Her fear becomes true, and a "bear" begins to chase her, wanting to recover both "fruits". As the pursuit becomes more intense, the she begins to cry in despair. Oddly, the "fruits" and the "bear" began crying, too. When the beast finally catches her in front the door of her home, she kills it in a fit of despair and rage.
Finally in her home, she is received by Adam. As he glimpses at what she is carrying, his expression turns to a mixture of horror and sadness, and he asks her to "return those children to their mother". It is in that moment that it is revealed that the "fruits" were Hänsel and Gretel, and the "bear" was Meta Salmhofer who tried to recover her children. He tells her that she can still try to fix this, but she replies that it is already too late. Outside of the cabin lies the lifeless body of Meta, and next to her is a little glass bottle, the feeding bottle for her babies. The song ends with scene of forest and the Abandoned on a Moonlit Night's melody.
After the failure of Eve Zvezda and Meta Salmhofer, Project MA continued to pursue the birth of the twin gods. However, during several years, the efforts were fruitless.
For the 7th attempt, four candidates have been choosen: Milky Eights, Ly Li, Elluka Chirclatia, and Irina Clockworker. Eventually, the ambitions of the women overcame them, and they began to plot against each other. In the midst of these circumstances, Ly dies after falling over a cliff, and Milky hangs herself, raising suspicion about their deaths.
Seeing this, Irina approaches Elluka and asks that they stop fighting, stating to her sister-in-law that she has her support, as her brother, Kiril Clockworker, wants her to be the new Queen. Elluka thanks her and swears to protect her. However Irina takes the chance and stabs Elluka in the back. As Elluka agonizes, the last thing she witness is the crying expression of her sister-in-law.
With all the candidates eliminated, Irina is declared the new MA and crowned as queen, awaiting give birth to the twin gods. However, the new queen isn't safe, as Kiril is plotting get rid of her.
Heartbroken due Irina's betrayal, Kiril begins to doubt about his sister and the intention of the Project's overseer, Seth Twiright. In middle of this, Kiril notices despite his music box is broken, he still can hear its melody, along with a voice which seems to be Elluka's.
Following the voice instructions, Kiril sneaks in the Pantheon, looking for the 'Sin', an ancient ark-shaped artifact that could resurrect his fiancee. Kiril hurries up to use the ark, however due his haste, the spell backfires awfully causing a monstrous explosion that obliterates the whole country, and in middle of the disaster, Elluka is brought back to life.
After the catastrophe Elluka, awakes in middle of Levianta's scorched ruins, noticing her revival also granted her the immortality. Seeing that she lost everything that she treasured, Elluka witness two faint lights descending into the Held's Forest.
The song tells the tale of the two children raised by Eve Moonlit. Fourteen years after the events, Hänsel and Gretel are abandoned by their foster parents. In the beginning, the kids are lured with false promises as they travel deep into the forest, and notice the sad expression of their parents. They then realize that they are going to be abandoned.
After wandering through the woods for a while, they find a little glass bottle. The kids fill the bottle with the Moon's light, and use it as a lantern to find their path back home. They immediately recognize as the house of a "Witch". They kill their foster parents, believing that Eve Moonlit is "The Witch" and that her husband is "her henchman". Feeling comfortable in the house, the children decide to settle down there, saying that soon they're going to see to their "real parents".
After killing their foster mother by pushing her into the oven, Hänsel and Gretel splits Original Sin her in seven parts, each one becoming one of the Seven Deadly Sins, represented by an object. The Lust becomes a rose, the Gluttony becomes seeds, the Pride becomes a precious stone, the Envy becomes a fountain (represented as a jar), the Sloth becomes the wind (represented along the clockwork doll from Hakoniwa no Shoujo), the Greed becomes the earth (represented inside of a sand clock) and finally the Wrath becomes the forest itself (represented as the moon illuminating the woods). Then, the Seven Deadly Sins rise in the sky and are spread throughout the world. As this happens, the twins ask that someone clean the filth created by their "mother". Seeing the current situation, the Held, the forest's guardian, asks an old friend, an immortal witch named Elluka Clockworker, to retrieve the Seven Deadly Sins. The witch has some sort of tragic story, which gave her eternal life and caused the death of her loved one. With nothing to lose, the witch begins this quest. She travles and evetually ends up at the Venomania mansion and the events of The Lunacy of Duke Venomania begin. Then the song ends with a faint "Lu Li La" sung by Hänsel and Gretel along the final piano melody.
In Moonlit Bear and Abandoned on a Moonlit Night, the main characters seem to become "moonstruck" in the obsolete meaning of the word. The Moon has a long association with insanity and irrationality, some philosophers such as Aristotle and Pliny the Elder argued that the full Moon induced insanity in susceptible individuals. Furthering its link with it, the words "loony" and "lunacy" derive from the latin word Luna (Moon). Interestingly, both songs have an association to the Moon in their titles.
The "little glass bottle" that appears in Moonlit Bear and Abandoned on a Moonlit Night seems to be a reference to the song Regret Message. The bottle is also mentioned in the song Lu li la, Lu li la, the Resounding Song appearing along the Four Mirrors of Lucifenia, showing a deep link with the Kagamine's role through the The Evillious Chronicles.
About the song Moonlit Bear:
The song's name is intentionally in English. In a wordplay similar, the word "Bear" from the title can be interpreted as the animal species, or can be read as a verb synonymous to the word "carry", referring to the burden that the protagonist carries: The first crime/sin.
Eve's black cloaked attire resembles the stereotypical look of a witch. This is a reference to her end in the song Okizari Tsukiyosyou.
The song has some references to the Book of Genesis, particularly the Fall of Man. These references are:
The name of the protagonist: Eve Moonlit, and her husband Adam Moonlit. Adam and Eve were the first people made by God.
In Eve's warped vision both babies are seen as "Fruits", particularly apples. This is a common representation of the Forbidden Fruit which caused the Fall of Man. In this song, like in the biblical story, this "Fruit" is what causes the First Crime or Sin.
About the song Abandoned on a Moonlit Night:
Many people thought that the twins committed suicide due the last phrase: "Let's go meet our "real" mother and father". However, this was discarded with the debut of Chrono Story.
About the song Chrono Story:
Rgveta, who illustrated the original PV, also put out the English PV on a specially made Youtube account. Rather than english subs and Japanese subs like most subbed PVs, this one had only English subs, due to the fact that Rgveta had access to the original, unsubbed PV.
The English PV on YouTube was featured on mothy's blog.
The other women that appears with Elluka Clockworker after the title's presentation are the alter-egos of the sorceress through The Evillious Chronicles, specifically Lukana Octo (pink haired woman) and Kayo Sudou (black haired woman). This is possible through a technique or spell called "Body Swap" which allows her change or merge with another individual, the details about it are unknown and are vaguely mentioned in the "Evils Kingdom"'s booklet.
The character Elluka Clockworker is featured in many other songs, including the following:
Recollective Musicbox (she has been revealed to be the fiancee)
Princess Sandwoman's GIFT (at the end of the PV, she has a conversation with her apprentice Gumillia)
The Story of Evil (she is the court magician, unmentioned in the songs but mentioned in its novel version: "Closure of Yellow")
Five the Pierrot (she is Number Seven, the Magician, under the name Hanne Lorre)
Near the end of the PV appear the silhouettes of 4 women with rose accented chokers. They are four of the missing women who sing during "TheLunacy of Duke of Venomania". Those women are:
Maylis Belzenia, Age 22, 3rd Princess of the Belzenia's Empire. (MEIKO)
Gumina Glassred, Age 21 , Aristocrat. (Gumi)
Mikulia Greeonio, Age 18, Peasant. (Miku)
Lukana Octo, Age 20, Tailor. (Luka)
Their appearance hints that they, in some way, carried some of the Sins along them to their respective countries triggering some of the later events of the Seven Deadly Sins series.