[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kagepro_5380.jpg]][[caption-width-right:350:The Mekakushi Dan.]]
The Kagerou Project is a series of Music/{{Vocaloid}} songs by producer Jin (Shizen no teki-P), with character designs by artists Sidu and Wannyanpuu. Each song in the series is connected to each other to tell a story centering on a group of people with [[MagicalEye special abilities that are born from their eyes.]]

There is also a [[LightNovel/KagerouDaze novel series]] written by the producer himself, which comes together with the [[Music/KagerouProject songs]] and [[AllThereInTheManual information released by Jin]] to tell the complex plot behind a town that seems to be hiding more than it appears.

''Mekakucity Records'', the second and last album for the series, was released on May 29, 2013.

A manga is also currently being serialized monthly on Comic Gene and is illustrated by Mahiro Sato, and as per the announcement in the Children Record booklet, an anime produced by Creator/StudioSHAFT under the title ''Anime/MekakucityActors'' began airing on April 12, 2014. A short anime movie for the franchise premiered in theaters in winter of 2016, titled ''[=X4D=] Kagerou Daze -in a days-''. Another animation project, titled ''Mekakucity Reload'', was announced in 2017.

If you're interested, there are more in-depth guides to the series [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dnEiuBKTgjoVO0xjKmeo7QR4Cumw_qBC2Km_4FyQDwU/edit?pli=1 here]] and [[http://pkmnbreedergold.tumblr.com/post/31755847307/afterstories here]].

'''[[Characters/KagerouProject Now has a character page.]]'''

'''Seeing as the series is spread across different media, there are separate pages for the [[Music/KagerouProject music]], [[Anime/MekakucityActors anime]] and the [[LightNovel/KagerouDaze novel]]. Please put tropes specifically referring to those under their respective pages.'''

!! Kagerou Project contains examples of:

* AmbiguouslyHuman: Konoha.
* AllThereInTheManual: Some of the information about the characters are only mentioned in the accompanying booklets for the music cds.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: The Mekakushi Dan's eye powers tend to be connected to things they wished for prior to [[spoiler:their deaths]]. There are exceptions to this rule, but virtually all the characters who do have powers relating to these wishes have experienced a lot of emotional turmoil because of them.
** Takane was narcoleptic and wished she had a body that didn't need things like food or sleep to function.
** Haruka was frail from his congenital illness and wanted a stronger body.
** Momo wanted people to notice her and not just her genius big brother.
** Seto wanted to be able to understand people's feelings without having to talk to them.
** Kano wanted to hide the evidence of his mother's abuse.
** Kido internalized her family's abuse so badly she wanted to just disappear.
* ABoyAndHisX: A Boy and His Cybernetic Girl Program-Thing Who Enjoys Pranking Him
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: All members of the Mekakushi Dan have a color associated with them.
** Kido - Violet
** Seto - Green
** Kano - Black
** Marry - Pink
** Momo - Orange
** Ene - Dark Blue
** Shintaro and Ayano - Red
** Hibiya - Light Blue
** Konoha - Chartreuse
** Other characters are also associated with colors; Hiyori is also associated with pink, Kenjirou is associated with a rusty orange, and Shion is associated with lavender.
* DeadAllAlong: In a sense. [[spoiler:The entire main cast died at some point, but came BackFromTheDead.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Ayano.]]
** [[spoiler:Shintaro due to the above in Route XX.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Shintaro, Ayano, [[spoiler: Takane/Ene, and Haruka/Konoha.]] Before all the incidents happened. The latter two were in a special section of the school but still interacted with the former two.
* FriendlessBackground: All of the main characters to some degree. Shintaro was an InsufferableGenius and apathetic at best, driving all others (except Ayano) away, Momo's ability is implied to have alienated her peers (as well as making her hate going out in public), Kido's power literally made her invisible to others, Kano was kept at home by his abusive mother, Seto was bullied until he met the latter two, Marry lived alone for ''137'' years because she was afraid of hurting people, Ene and Konoha [[spoiler:actually ''did'' become friends with Shintaro and Ayano, but prior to that, they were mostly isolated from all of their peers except for each other due to their respective health conditions.]] and Hibiya's ultra-conservative parents stunted his social skills, while his fixation on Hiyori makes him fight with other boys. Hiyori herself seems to like him... but only when he's a convenience to her. Luckily, they all become TrueCompanions.
* GroundhogDayLoop: Hibiya and Hiyori, [[spoiler:and on a larger scale, all of the characters due to Marry resetting the timeline when Kuro Konoha kills them.]] Implied with [[spoiler:the rest of the main cast]] as well.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Shion, Marry's mother, was actually half-human. Thus, Marry is only one-fourth gorgon and three-quarters human.
* IdentityAmnesia: The quiet and often expressionless Konoha used to be [[spoiler:the happy-go-lucky Haruka Kokonose. They still share a few traits, however, such as large appetites, pale skin, air-headedness, and kind dispositions.]]
* InsecuritySystem: The mall boasts one of the most advanced electronic security systems ever. Yet it's easily hacked and hijacked by the terrorists, and later Ene.
** In all fairness, however, Ene is essentially a living computer program, there's almost nothing she couldn't hack as long as she has a contact point.
* InsideAComputerSystem: Ene happens to be living in Shintaro's computer, though she can also inhabit phones and [=TVs=].
* MagicalEye: Some important characters have eye abilities.
* PlotTriggeringDeath: [[spoiler: Ayano's suicide.]]
** Even before that, [[spoiler:Ayaka's (Ayano's mother) death could be considered one, as Kenjirou's wish to see her again is the only reason the BigBad of the series can exist in our world]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Many, if not all, of the characters have this in common.
* WhamEpisode: ''Lost Time Memory'', with its reveal that [[spoiler: Ayano had an eye power]].
** ''Ayano's Happiness Theory'''s reveal that [[spoiler: Ayano was the sister figure to Kido, Seto, and Kano, and the original creator of the Mekakushi-dan]].
** The [=MekakuCity=] Records booklet, since it reveals that [[spoiler: everyone actually came {{Back From The Dead}} because of their eye powers.]]
** '''''[[FriendlyTarget OUT]][[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath ER]] [[KillEmAll SCI]][[EverybodysDeadDave ENCE.]]'''''
** ''Anime/MekakucityActors'' episode 11. [[spoiler: Not only is Shintaro's ability revealed to be the "Recording Eyes" ability, but he's been with it since the end of the first timeline, when Marry bestowed it to him.]]
* YouCantFightFate: Even though the several [[spoiler: timelines, that the story consists of, differ from one another; There are some events that will '''always''' occur. Haruka/Takane will always turn into Konoha/Ene, Seto will always find Marry (Albeit sometimes before Ayano's death, and sometimes after), Hibiya and Hiyori will be involved in the loop and more.]]