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English: Prisoner / Paperplane
|Uploaded August 11, 2008|
|Singer(s): Kagamine Rin/Len|
"Prisoner / Paperplane" (囚人紙飛行機) is originally a Len original song (Prisoner) and an answer song (Paperplane) first uploaded on 2008/2009 period. It later became notable enough to receive a background series, a novel series, and also a manga adaptation by Akamura Aki.
Though the song, novel, and manga may have different plots and also additional characters (in it's background series on the Prisoner Series, the girl's father is present) it all revolves on two "lovers", a prisoner and a sick person in which both of them died in their own respective point of views.
The song was first uploaded on November 2008 (collab PV ver.). The "original" Prisoner video was taken down from Nico Nico Douga. Various illustrators such as Nazekorewo-P, Nazyo, Carl, and even more participated on the collab PV. It was a hit and reached over 400,000 views. A year after the song was uploaded, more "background" was added to the storyline of Prisoner; for the "answer" song sung by Rin, Paper Plane was uploaded. Like Prisoner; it too was a collab PV and was a hit.
To explain more on Prisoner and Paper Plane's background, three more songs were added and is considered as an individual series named "Prisoner Series". It has no relation whatsoever with the novels, (the kingdoms are not mentioned there) however it has several connections to the "songs" (such as Rin's father siding with the enemies)
- Main article: Prisoner Series
Shuujin to Kami Hikouki -Shounen Paradox-Edit
On April 25, Shuujin-P posted on his blog that a novel adaptation of Prisoner / Paper Plane will be published by PHP books on May 29, 2012. It's title is 囚人紙飛行機 ―少年パラドックス― (Prisoner, Paperplane ~Boy Paradox~) or 囚人と紙飛行機 (Prisoner and Paperplane Boy Paradox). The staff is:
- Author: Shuujin-P
- Character design: Madoromi
- Pin up: Osamu, Manbou no Ane
- Illustration: Suzumi, Neko no Mimiko, Madoromi, Zain
It's currently known that the book will have a "soft cover" version and is available for purchase from Amazon for 1,200 yen. On May 24, the official site was launched, revealing five characters derived from Megurine Luka, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Meiko, and Kaito, (with VY2's winning entry design "Roro" by Manbou no Ane as a side character).
Originally in the series, it's never been introduced who the hero and the heroine's names were (As said in the song Prisoner; last line). In the novel however, their names were not revealed in the novel adaptation. Len is known by the name "Number 420", and Rin "the girl on the other side of the wall".
One week after the novel was published on May 29; it was announced on Vocalonovel's twitter that the novel Prisoner, Paperplane ~Boy Paradox~ have sold very well and is going through a reprint in production. The novel sold relatively well; the other two novels released not too long with each other, Toraboruta-P's "Kokoro Novel" and Halyosy's "Sakura no Ame Novel" did not sell as fast as the Prisoner Novel (Kokoro novel took an entire month for a sold out; Prisoner Novel only took a week).
Number 420 (The Boy over the Fence)Edit
Number 420 (420 番; 420 ban) is the main character of the novel. His real name is not revealed in the novel, even until his death, everyone addresses him as Number 420, with an exception for the "Girl over the Fence" (Ruri) and Meika (she addresses Number 420 as Anonymous / Unknown). The story is told from his point of view (the novel written in first person) and Number 420 narrates his life there, up until he was executed in the end of the novel.
In the novel he's a rather polite and innocent boy. He's somewhat a curious person who always wonders and is also rather negative (though it's to be expected for he's a prisoner). On the epilogue (his execution time / death) it was revealed that he was fifteen years old.As for his physical appearance, Number 420 is shown to have blonde hair and emerald eyes, and he's based from the Vocaloid "Kagamine Len" and in the song, voiced by said Vocaloid.
Ruri (The Girl over the Fence)Edit
Ruri Perdando (ルリ・ペルデント; Ruri Perudento) is Number 420's love interest in the novel. She made her first appearance by the end of Chapter 1 where Number 420 instantly fell in love with. Not much is known about the girl, many of the things Number 420 and she talk about are rather trivial and they rarely talk about themselves. Like Number 420, her name was not revealed in the novel and he had always addresses her as "to you over the fence" or "that girl". In the upcoming novel "Prisoner / Paperplane Girl's Aporia" site it was revealed her name is Ruri.
Although Number 420 often talks about her, details on the Ruri are very vague. After four months on sending paper airplanes with Number 420 she bid her farewell and vaguely stopped seeing him. In a matter of role and appearances, Meika or even non-Vocaloid characters such as Shazna and Rythme makes more appearances compared to the girl.
As for her physical appearance, the girl over the fence is shown to have blonde hair and sapphire eyes, who is also described on wearing a pendant. She's based from the Vocaloid "Kagamine Rin" and in the song, voiced by said Vocaloid.More information should be available on the girl's version of the novel "Prisoner / Paperplane Girl's Aporia" due on November 2012.
- Kaimuraru Furagu; カイムラル・フラグ
- He is based from "Kaito"
- Although they resemble each other Kaimural is NOT Kaimu from the Prisoner Series.
- He is Miluka's possible love interest.
- In Shoujo Aporia it's revealed that he is Ruri's elder brother.
- Miruka Kiisaido ; ミルカ・キーサイド
- She is based from "Megurine Luka"
- She is Kaimural's possible love interest.
Meika Farous (メイカ・ファロウス ; Meika Farousu) is one of the main supporting characters in the novel. She, along with Kaimural and Number 420 were one of the first characters to be introduced in the novel. Meika Farous made her first appearance on the first chapter of the novel, and met Number 420 (whom she addresses as Anonymous / Unknown) on his first day on prison (April 21), on his way to work. She's also a prisoner, and her prison number name is 144. Even so, Number 420 still addresses her as "Meika".
Although Number 420 doubted Meika at first, after she started a rather small conversation, he realized Meika was a kind person. She gave him bread, which was enough evidence for Number 420 to say she isn't a bad person and that he shouldn't have doubted her. She's shown to be somewhat outgoing and friendly from the conversation.As for her physical appearance, as shown from the book's illustrations, Meika has a short brunette hair with green eyes. Meika wears a short black dress over a dusty old lab coat and black shoes. On the official site's description, it's said that her position is "inmate" (in prison). She is based off the Vocaloid Meiko.
Lolo Rorelight (ロロ・ローレライと; Roro Rooreraito) is one of the prisoners in the novel's prison. He's introduced in Chapter 2 as a side character, he has no large role whatsoever and only appeared once in the scene where he had a conversation with number 420.
He's in the same cell with Shizna (non-Vocaloid character) who had troubles with Number 420 before as mentioned in Chapter 1. His mini profile on the novel described Lolo as an "ikemen" (a term meaning "very handsome man" / hot guy); with the prisoner number "003".
As for his physical appearance, it's also described to be a pinked semi-longed hair man, however in the promotional video of the novel, he's also shown to have yellow eyes (much like the original "Roro")."Lolo" is based from Manbou no Ane's "VY2" design "Roro" on the Vocafes event.
"April 21st, the day where I'll surely die."
The story starts on April 21, with him narrating the story. He was prisoner number 420; and briefly talked about the existence of "happy ends" negatively thinking about the world. Number 420 (his real name is not yet revealed nor will it ever be, for everyone addresses him as number 420) was then led to his cell by Kaimural (Kaito) where he found a blanket and walls of ceramic. Two new (non-vocaloid) characters were introduced, Rythm Garcha and Shazna Ivory; with whom tried to hurt number 420 to the point where he's shown to cry.
He met Meika afterwards; Number 420 was about to go to "work", (as a Prisoner there, he was supposed to "work") and wondered (since his previous encounter didn't go so well) whether Meika was a good person or a bad person. They chatted for a while, and the conversation eventually led to food. Meika asked whether he was hungry and wanted food; Number 420 said yes, and with that, Meika gave him bread. Number 420 concluded the fact (thanks to the little chat, and when she gave him bread to eat) that Meika was someone he could trust, and she wasn't a bad person, she was a good person.
By the end of the day, it was horrible. He cursed himself saying he'll surely die on his first day in prison as number 420, until he met a girl on the other side of the fence.
Shuujin to Kami Hikouki -Shoujo Aporia-Edit
On September 14, the same day where Shuujin-P announced the manga adaptation, he also confirmed the Girl's point of view of Prisoner / Paperplane, will be published on November 2012. Later on more info was added announcing the title and release date. The Girl's version title is "囚人と紙飛行機 少女アポリア" (Shuujin to Kami Hikouki Shoujo Aporia / Prisoner and Paperplane Girl Aporia) and is to be released on November 19, 2012 along with Buriru-P's novel "Himitsu Keisatsu".
A few days after @vocalonovel tweeted that there was a mistake regarding the news and the real published date will be November 17, 2012.
The staff is:
- Author: Shuujin-P
- Character design: Madoromi
- Illustration: Kyata, Putidevil, Suzumi, Denki, Tama, Madoromi, Zain, Deino
"Shoujo Aporia" will include a booklet, what was described as a "parody" of the novel cover illustration by the manga artist Akamura Aki (illustrator of the manga version of Prisoner / Paperplane) entitled "しゅーじんとかみひこーき とくてん" (Shuujin to Kami hikouki tokuten). The booklet contains several strips illustrated by Akamura Aki along with an interview with Shuujin-P and Zain regarding the third and final installment of the series.
Ruri (The Girl over the Fence)Edit
- Ruri (ルリ; Ruri) is Number 420's love interest in the novel.
Number 420 (The Boy over the Fence)Edit
- 420 番; 420 ban
- パカート・ペルデント / Pakato Perudento
- He is Ruri's father (and possibly Kaimural's)
- リイア カイロ / Riia Kairo
- She is based from the Vocaloid IA.
- She is Ruri's teacher and friend, who goes along relatively well with Doctor Hal and Kaimural.
Shuujin to Kami Hikouki -Urakata Antinomy-Edit
A third book is said to be "coming soon" in the novel's site entitled "Urakata Antinomy".
On September 14, 2012; Shuujin-P announced that his novel "Prisoner, Paperplane ~Shounen Paradox~" will have a manga adaptation. The manga'll be drawn by artist "Akamura Aki". And, it's first edition will be released on October 15 by Next magazine.
In his Nico Live he also added some "sneak peeks", or "manga versions" of the characters (can be seen in the gallery). It is said that all the main characters, and also the minor characters Shizna, Rhythm, and Lolo Rorelight, are confirmed to be characters in the manga. Shuujin-P also commented on his live broadcast that the manga will have a bit of humour.
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囚人 / Shuujin (Prisoner)
紙飛行機 / Kami Hikouki (Paper Plane)