Machigerita is a Japanese singer, song writer, and composer who first got famous for being a Vocaloid producer. Though he has seemingly retired from Vocaloid, he still keeps his musical career going by writing songs for other artist while also preforming his own songs. He also founded the band "NILADMIRARI" which became the name for one of his projects. He also writes novels based on some of his works.
Vocaloid solo album discography:
- white album (2008)
- Addict box (2009)
- Fallen (2009)
- Starrysky Prayer (2009)
- MOREMOREWORLD (2010)
- Katte Kudasai (買ってください, Please Buy This, 2010)
- Gekkou Total Ecplise (月光トータルイクリプス, Moonlight Total Eclipse, 2010)
- Ouka Ryouran (桜花繚乱, Cherry Blossom Abundance, 2010)
- Shiawase ni Naretara (幸せになれたら, If I become happy, 2010)
- alone (2011)
- I ♥ Visualizm (2012)
- Halloween Monster Party Night (2012)
- Dream Meltic Halloween (2012)
- Pumpkin Head Spooky Dance (2012)
- Halloween Patisserie Tricka Torka (2012)
- Yume Nikki no Tame no Waltz (ゆめにっき の ため の ワルツ, Waltz for a Dream Diary, 2013)
- Greedy Halloween Candy Nights (2015)
Own vocals solo album discography:
- Machigebox (マチゲ箱, 2013)
- Sanbi Suru Koushin (讃美する行進, Glorifying March, 2014)
- The Blooming of The World of Darkness (2015)
- Innocentia (2015)
- Dark Woods Circus (2015)
- Amnesia (2015)
- Monotonous (2015)
- Greedy Halloween Candy Nights (2015)
- Erikubi (襟首, Nape of the Neck, 2015)
- Kurai Mori no Circus (暗い森のサーカス, Dark Woods Circus, 2012)
- Candy Addict Full Course (キャンディ アディクト フルコォス, 2013)
- Yami no Kuni Harousu (闇の国 ハロウズ, Kingdom of Darkness Hallows, 2013)
Tropes applying to Machigerita and his music:
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- Bishounen: Did you even look at the header image?
- Descended Creator: He plays the scientist in Test Tube Princess.
- Given Name Reveal: During his first performance with NILADMIRARI, he revealed his real first name to be Daisuke (written in Japanese as 大典) and it will be the name he'll use when working with the band.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: He often blogs about his cooking and has cross dressed in produce he sold. Sometimes he occasionally uses feminine pronouns.
- Only Known By Their Nick Name: Machigerita has only been known as such. He's gone out of his way to erase all traces of his legal name, even his coworkers only refer to him as Machigerita or "Machige". Up until he founded NILADMIRARI that is.
Works in general
- This Is a Work of Fiction: Machigerita has constantly put disclaimer's on his works. Even on Mother he had to clarify that his mother isn't a monster who can twist her neck around. Despite this, the majority of his western fans started spreading the rumor that some of his songs were based on true stories, Dark Woods Circus for example.
- Obligatory Bondage Song: Erikubi.
- Pun: Due to the nature of the Japanese language there are lots of opportunities to sneak in double meanings in the written lyrics. Machigerita takes advantage of these opportunities a lot.
- Abusive Parents: Tsugihagi Sandoku is about a young girl being emotionally abused by her mother until she eats her.
- A God Am I: Possibly Test Tube Princess when the girl's creator dubs her a child of god.
- Bad People Abuse Animals: Even worse; bad people kill animals. In "Rotten Girl Grotesque Romance", the titular stalker, who happens to be a Yandere murderer, sends the object of her affections a severed kitten head as a gift.
- Becoming the Costume: "Strange Masquerade Halloween" is about a group of people who are invited to a Halloween party, the titular masquerade, and who spend the night eating, drinking, and dancing. Eventually, however, they all transform into their masks.
- Consuming Passion: "Full Course For Candy Addicts" is about cannibalism, but it has lyrics with a creepily sexual undertone to them.
- Creating Life Is Bad: In Test Tube Princess a scientist creates an artificial life form meant to function as a weapon of mass destruction dubbed "The Final Weapon" or "Eve". However (most likely unintentionally), Eve grew aware of herself and began questioning why she wasn't allowed to have feelings like a normal human. Eventually after being tested, Eve grew tired of destroying things and vanished.
- Subverted in the sequel Houkai Utahime where the scientist tries again. Eve Mark 2 does question her reason for existence and wonder if there is more to life than senseless killing, but, in the end she decides she doesn't care and keeps destroying.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: The remake of one of his most known songs Mother has a hidden message, which is the "daughter" begging the viewer to save her and then warning them to look behind them. Even the description for the first remake upload makes it look like Machigerita was murdered.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Seems to be a running theme for most of his songs, such as Full Course Candy Addict and Tsugihagi Sandoku.
- I Am Not a Gun: Eve in Test Tube Princess, and her successor in Houkai Utahime, though this is eventually subverted for the latter. See Creating Life Is Bad above for a further explanation.
- Lyrical Dissonance: Usually tends to be averted, as most of his songs have dark lyrics to match their instrumentals, but zig-zagged in Rensou Kakudai Chocolate-Holic. The meaning is rather lighthearted - it's about girls competing to make chocolate for their crush on Valentine's Day - but a good chunk of the song is an intense track you'd expect from his usual style. However, it does have a few cutesy-sounding parts that would be typical of a song with this theme.
- Monster Clown: Pierrot is about a sadistic, child murdering and torturing clown, who's also kind of implied to be a pedophile.
- Monster Mash: Multiple of his Halloween songs feature an assortment of monsters.
- "Halloween Monster Party" has several undead creatures and monsters having a party on Halloween - specifically mentioned are a ghost, werewolf, witch, zombie, and a skeleton.
- "Darker Halloween YumYummy Gillia" features several monsters, who refer to themselves as the "storytellers", luring humans into their world. Amongst the cast is a groveling woman (a reference to his earlier song "Dream Meltic Halloween"), demon twins, a puppeteer (a reference to "Karakurishi to Midori"), an undead Cat Girl, a Mad Scientist and his Artificial Human.
- Nothing Is Scarier: Mother is extremely vague yet terrifying. It begins with a laughter and then a scream before a girl notices her mother is in the house and sees her neck twisting, she then makes an unsettling stutter and her voice gets all the more deep as she begs the viewer to run for their life as mother has already "gotten" her. It ends with a distoring sound effect. There isn't even a real music video to clue you in, it's just a picture of the daughter, staring.
- In the remake it ends with a screech and the girl choking out her last word, "mother".
- Urban Legends: Meta example with "Rotten Girl Grotesque Romance"; it's been rumored that the song is based off of a real murder case in Japan that was officially never revealed to the public, but there was a report that was leaked about it. It's worth mentioning Machigerita has never confirmed this to be true, and if the song's Vocaloid Wiki page is anything to go by, he thought up the lyrics on a train ride home and has no idea what was going through his head when he came up with the lyrics.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: The titular character in Test Tube Princess wonders why she could not have been allowed to love other people and keeps questioning her creator why he made her the way she is, when she isn't given an answer she runs away.
- Yandere: Fairly common in his songs, but some notable examples are "Rotten Girl Grotesque Romance", which is about a girl stalking her neighbor who she's infatuated with, and going so far as to kill his girlfriend, and "Sunset Love Suicide", which is about a girl committing a Murder-Suicide with her lover when she thinks other people are trying to steal her lover from her.
- Fanservice: Machigerita has occasionally released covers where he intentionally tries to make himself sound more sexual and tags those videos as "Erogerita".
- His own cover of Erikubi takes it to new heights. It would have been enough that the song itself is about sex, but coupled with him moaning, gasping, and begging for a release is almost overwhelming for some fans.Machigerita: Ah, ah, ah, ah, soon. Ah, ah, ah, ah, you and I. Ah, ah, ah, ah, will reach our climax. AH! AH! AH! AH! Laiyai.
- His compositions for Tsukiuta's January male representative Mutsuki Hajime are some of the sexiest songs in the series, particularly "Koiwasuregusa" (Hajime's duet with his partner, March representative Haru), and "Aa. Kami wo Nadete, Hoho wo Nadete, Omae wo Aishite yaru" ("Ah. I will stroke your hair, I will brush your cheeks, and I will love you.")
- His own cover of Erikubi takes it to new heights. It would have been enough that the song itself is about sex, but coupled with him moaning, gasping, and begging for a release is almost overwhelming for some fans.
- Playing Against Type: It's hard to believe that he is the one composing the first opening theme of AkaSeka, a poetic and upbeat song entitled Kotohogi no Hana. About half of songs for the Tsukiuta stage plays are also upbeat, like the themes for both. "Oboro no Koe" and "Tenko Eika" from Kurenai Enishi aren't upbeat, but they are slow, melancholy, and pensive, also against his "type", so to speak.