Akuno-P or mothy (an acronym for "Master of the Heavenly Yard") is a Vocaloid producer who is famous for his complex stories made using the Vocaloid program as well as making manga, light novels, and short stories. Here are his Niconico and YouTube accounts, as well as his blog and Twitter
His works with their own pages are:
- The Torture Tower Doesn't Sleeps series
- The Story of Evil: The Paper Demon and the Secret Archive
Tropes seen in mothy's songs:
- Abusive Parents: The father in Flame of Yellow Phosphorus is heavily implied to be this, in addition to locking his young daughter out in the cold until she'd sold all her matches.
- Animated Actors: Mothy seems to treat the Vocaloids this way, and each is credited for the role of the character in the PVs they're in. For example, Len playing both Allen and Lemy in Servant of Evil and The 5th Pierrot respectively.
- Cannot Spit It Out: A variation; in To the Reticent You Rin displays irritation at her boyfriend being unable to tell her that he loves her. She's understandably overjoyed when he finally does at the end.
- Clock Punk: A theme in Screws, Gears, and Pride.
- Crapsack World: In the Torture Tower Doesn't Sleep series. The world is filled with greedy and unpleasant people, including a famed general who had a secret hobby for torturing and whose "daughters" carry it on for him.
- Then there's Watching Us" which seems to take place in the industrial revolution (or an equivalent,) which features rampant pollution and the poor who work long hours in mills and factories.
- Dark Messiah: Both Rin and Len in "Messengers of the Infinity Mirrors".
- Despair Speech: Near the end of "White Brick and Black Mourning Dress", when the singer realizes she never got the hand mirror that was promised to her if she could "remain pure." She concludes she must be corrupted and worthless.
- The Dog Bites Back: In Flame of Yellow Phosphorus, Rin's father kicks her out of the house and refuses to let her eat anything until she sells all the matches. She burns the house down with him still inside.
- Downer Ending: Flame of Yellow Phosphorus also counts. The singer burns to death.
- Fallen Angel: The messengers in ''Messengers of the Infinity Mirrors" star the story as two winged being who loose them after spending time with humans. They don't mind it though as it's a proof that they love and are loved by humans.
- Green Aesop: Watching Us. Interestingly, it doesn't so much go for showing the effect the smog spewing factory has on the environment, as it does the effects on the people in the town; Len gets severely ill from all the smog and Rin has to work hard in a sweatshop to pay off the hospital bills. Luka, a personified star, sees and hears all this and notices how everyone wishes on stars, including the twins. She then expresses guilt that she is unable to give them their wishes and desperately wishes herself that she could help them.
- How We Got Here: Flame of Yellow Phosphorus opens with Rin being burned at the stake, then flashes back to what led to her execution.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: In "Messengers of the Infinity Mirrors", the titular mirrors are angelic messengers who came to Earth from Heaven to save music from perishing. They reflected the true nature of humanity, which ultimately corrupted them and caused them to lose their divinity, leading to this trope."If we seem to be evil
That is surely your own form
We are little more than infinity mirrors
Mirrors that reflect the truth"
- Innocent Flower Girl: The girl in Flame of Yellow Phosphorus, as a tribute of the Little Matchstick Girl. Whether her innocence is real or not, depends on how you see her action.
- Karmic Death / Death by Irony: Rin from Flame of Yellow Phosphorus. She burns down her house with her father still inside, and is in turn executed because of the aforementioned killing via death by fire.
- Kill It with Fire: In the beginning of Flame of Yellow Phosphorus, Rin is shown being burned at the stake. It's later revealed that she's being executed for setting fire to her home and killing her father in the process.
- Lyrical Dissonance: Mothy REALLY loves this trope, to the point that when he makes a "cute" song fans can't believe it, to the point that some even pick the lyrics apart, piece by piece to find some sign of a tragedy in the song. The shadow parade really takes the cake though.
- Moe Anthropomorphism: In Torture Tower Doesn't Sleep, the three sisters.
- The singer of "Watching Us" is revealed at the end to be the stars, as in the actual stars in the sky.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The lovely names of the sisters from Torture Tower Doesn't Sleep, Gibbet, Rack and Maiden (as in Iron Maiden).
- Obliviously Evil: The three sisters from Torture Tower Doesn't Sleep don't seem to think it's wrong to capture people and torture them until they either die or begin to enjoy it. (Granted, they seem to have it really in for people who are actually DESERVING of torture, but still.)
- Reality Ensues: A weird example in "Watching Us", since it still has a supernatural element; wishing on stars doesn't really work. You can wish for miracles all you want, you'll never get them.
- Religion of Evil: The "Ugly God" the Lord of Torture and his daughters worship in Torture Tower Doesn't Sleep.
- Science Fantasy: His most frequent genre of choice.
- Self-Made Orphan: In Flame of Yellow Phosphorus, Rin burned down her house with her father still inside.
- Stealth Pun / Visual Pun: From Flame of Yellow Phosphorus. Rin was burnt on stake, just like how rinnote on her matches burnt. Combine it with the song's title and you got a hell of pun for this tear-jerking song.
- Take Up My Sword: The three sisters of Torture Tower Doesn't Sleep are mentioned to have picked up their duties in honour of their father.
- Title Drop: More often than not, the last line of the chorus of Torture Tower Doesn't Sleep is "goumontou wa nemuranai", which is the Japanese title of the song.
- Twist Ending: Mothy loves this trope. For example, Wendy is a song about the same character from Peter Pan singing about flying off with Peter—and then in the end it's revealed she died after jumping out the window and that she can only fly now because she's dead.
- Unwanted Spouse: Played for Drama at the end of White Brick and Mourning Dress. When the girl grew up she married someone she didn't love and lived an unhappy life, and the only thing that made her happy was her son.
- Villain Song: Over half of all the songs mothy has ever made were the from the perspective of a villain.