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The Kagerou Project is a series of Music/{{Vocaloid}} songs by producer Jin(Shizen no teki-P).

The songs in the series are the following:
* Songs originally released on Nico Nico Douga
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN_UJHwDFk0 Jinzou Enemy (Artificial Enemy)]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oExRkiPLJ4s Mekakushi Chord (Blindfold Chord)]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONyfbDPc7y0 Kagerou Daze (Heat-haze Daze)]]
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7KNYk4f3XQ The PV by Wannyanpuu]][[note]]this isn't canon[[/note]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hsc4LW-la-M Headphone Actor]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXB2tFFYr58 Souzou/Kuusou Forest (Imagination/Fantasy Forest)]][[note]]this song was initially titled Souzou Forest in the original upload, however, it was changed to Kuusou Forest for the album.[[/note]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6K9gv487BQ Konoha no Sekai Jijou (Konoha's State of the World)]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xeTDHAPqvQ Kisaragi Attention]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwuaYUer00U Children Record]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98YWS7WuB0o Yobanashi Deceive (Night Tales Deceive)]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9wrDGfYCWA Lost Time Memory]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aifXu5kcETI Ayano no Koufuku Riron (Ayano's Happiness Theory)]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1fNZs9_yP4 Otsukimi Recital (Moon-Viewing Recital)]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVupc6DYKaI Yuukei Yesterday (Sunset Yesterday)]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsc6HO-D4II Outer Science]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHPbRfk05UQ Summer Time Record]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Qqu16ffVk Never Lost Word]][[note]]Released December 29 2017[[/note]]
* Album-exclusive songs
** Dead and Seek
** Shinigami Record (Reaper Record)
** Ene no Dennou Kikou (Ene's Cybernetic Journey)
** Toumei Answer (Transparent Answer)
** Gunjou Rain (Ultramarine Rain)
** Shounen Brave (Brave Boy)
** Marry no Kakuu Sekai (Marry's Fictional World)

So far, Jin has released 3 albums (Mekakucity Actors, Mekakucity Days & Mekakucity Records) and a single (Children Record). The final album, Mekakucity Records, was released on May 29.

All of these songs connect to each other to tell the story of a town and a select number of its inhabitants who seem to have special abilities concerning their eyes. These songs, coupled with the [[LightNovel/KagerouDaze novel]] and [[AllThereInTheManual the information that Jin releases]] come together and are collectively known as the Franchise/KagerouProject. Everything can be a little difficult to understand, so if you need any help with that there are 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.]]'''

'''Please only list down tropes relating to the music here. If it refers to the [[Franchise/KagerouProject series]] as a whole or the [[LightNovel/KagerouDaze light novel and manga adaptation]], please list them down on their respective pages.'''
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!!Kagerou Project contains examples of:
* ArtEvolution: It's very slight and a little hard to catch, but in the six months between Children Record and Yobanashi Deceive Shidu's art style changed from round-ish and slightly deranged stylization for each character to body builds more fitting for their ages that's more anatomically correct (though still somewhat deranged).
* AscendedFangirl: Wannyanpuu was officially recruited as a member of the project after she uploaded her exceptionally done PV for Heat Haze Daze.
* CallBack: As seen [[http://kikithedeceiver.tumblr.com/post/54424173544/similarities-between-kisaragi-attention-and-otsukimi here]], plenty of scenes in Otsukimi Recital are reminiscent of Kisaragi Attention. Fitting, since both are Momo's songs.
** Otsukimi Recital even begins with a short interlude from Kisaragi Attention's chorus.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Marry.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Marry tends to walks around barefoot in "Fantasy Forest".
* DomedHometown: TheReveal of [[spoiler:the song, "Headphone Actor"]].
* DraggedIntoDrag: In [[https://youtu.be/p1fNZs9_yP4?t=1m20s 1:20 of Moon-viewing Recital]], Hibiya has it done to him for a photo with Momo, both in maid uniforms, as a FreezeFrameBonus.
* EvilGloating: ''Outer Science'' in a nutshell.
* ExpressiveHair: Marry's hair tends to start moving and waving around much like snakes whenever she feels growing excitement or happiness.
** Takane's pigtails fly upward when she'd either annoyed or flustered ([[{{Tsundere}} or both]]) by Haruka in the ''Yuukei Yesterday'' videon.
* EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: "Headphone Actor" starts out with the announcement that the world would end within the next 24 hours, and the rest of the song details the ensuing pandemonium as the main character makes a mad sprint to the city limits.
* FaceRevealingTurn: Ayano during the ''Lost Time Memory'' PV. [[spoiler:She turns toward Shintaro and opens her eyes to reveal that they are glowing red, and therefore, that she has obtained an eye power]]. It even comes during a DramaticPause in the song.
* ForcedToWatch:
** Poor, poor [[spoiler:Marry during ''Outer Science'']]...
** ''Konoha's State of the World'' is basically this trope in song form, as he's powerless to prevent the deaths of Hibiya and Hiyori during ''Kagerou Daze'', instead having to watch it over and over.
* FreezeFrameBonus: In [[https://youtu.be/p1fNZs9_yP4?t=1m20s 1:20 of Moon-viewing Recital]], Hibiya is DraggedIntoDrag for a photo with Momo, both in maid uniforms, in a split-second flash.
* GroundhogDayLoop: Implied in "Kagerou Daze", "Konoha's State of the World" and "Outer Science".
* HairDecorations: Momo tends to wear her short hair with a few ribbons and Marry also wears a ribbon after the events of "Imagination Forest".
** Seto also has a barrette in his hair.
** Ayano wears two red clips.
* {{Hikikomori}}: Marry was raised as one.
** After [[spoiler: Ayano commits suicide]], Shintaro doesn't leave his house for two years.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: There are three variations to the song titles: Most songs in the series tend to be titled '''(Japanese word)(English word)'''[[note]]These songs are mostly akin to that of character songs as they discuss more character-specific parts of the story[[/note]], some are '''completely Japanese'''[[note]]Konoha's State of the World & Ene's Cybernetic Journey; they're in a (song's main character) no (something relevant to the song)pattern--roughly translates to something along the lines of (song's main character)'s (something relevant to the song). They tend to talk about ''plot driving'' events[[/note]], and others are '''completely English names''' [[note]]Headphone Actor, Dead and Seek & Lost Time Memory; These are extremely plot relevant songs.[[/note]]
** OddNameOut: Children Record somewhat breaks this pattern, but this is probably because it's more of an "opening song". Outer Science doesn't have an obvious reason though.
* IAmBecomingSong:
** "Shounen Brave" for Seto, about how his meeting with Marry taught him that bravery can mean reaching out to others.
** "Ene's Cybernetic Journey" for Ene, about how her journey through the world of computers [[BecameTheirOwnAntithesis changed her.]]
** "Never Lost Word" for Kido, about her wanting to move past her fears and open up to her true companions.
* IdolSinger: Momo from "Kisaragi Attention" is an extremely straight example. She seems to be an idol singer almost exclusively from her ability to draw people's attention with her "eye-captivating" ability, resulting in her isolation from her peers. She gains a good set of friends after meeting the Blindfold Gang members.
* ImageSong: Very prominent, as there is one for almost each of the main characters depicted.
* IronicEcho: In "Kagerou Daze", Hibiya throws himself in the way of a truck in an attempt to end the GroundhogDayLoop he was trapped in. [[spoiler: In the PV for "Outer Science", Kuroha throws Hibiya into an oncoming truck, killing him for good.]]
* MamaBear: Shion in "Fantasy Forest". [[spoiler:Sadly, she dies as a result of protecting Marry.]]
* MindScrew:
** "Headphone Actor" starts with Takane finding out the world is going to end and hearing her own voice contacting her to tell her how to survive. It gets stranger from there.
** "Ene's Cybernetic Journey". Storywise, it covers [[spoiler: the year between when Takane left the Kagerou Daze and when she reunited with Shintaro]], which it conveys via a string of cryptic statements, bizarre digressions, and internet-related imagery.
* PensieveFlashback: The PV of Shounen Brave.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Used very prominently in "Children Record", but also seen in "Imagination Forest" and perhaps "Kisaragi Attention," though the nature of Momo's power was not particularly dangerous.
* SleepCute: Hibiya and Hiyori near the end of ''Konoha's State of the World''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Kagerou Days or Kagerou ''Daze''? Most have taken to the former and official merchandise lists it as the latter, but it still isn't totally clear on what everyone should use. It's the same problem with Lost Time Memory and ''Loss'' Time Memory.
* [[StandAloneEpisode Stand Alone Song]]: ''Toumei Answer'' and to some extent, ''Kagerou Daze.''
* StepfordSmiler: Ayano is a type A.
** Kano's a type A as well.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: In Wannyanpuu's ''Kagerou Daze'' PV, just before [[spoiler:she's impaled during the second verse, you can see Hiyori frown and clutch her hands against her chest. Given TheReveal that she was also aware of the time-loop at the end of the song, she probably knew [[CruelAndUnusualDeath what horrible death she was about to experience]]]].
* ThreeAmigos: Kano, Kido, and Seto- The three original members of Mekakushi Dan.
* VillainSong: ''Dead and Seek'' and ''Outer Science'' are both sung from the perspective of the BigBad. The former is about his [[MadScientist unethical experiments]], and the latter is mocking the heroes for thinking they can resist him.
* YearInsideHourOutside: In "Kagerou Daze", It's revealed that Hibiya had been trapped in the GroundhogDayLoop for decades.
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