MekakuCity Actors

The Kagerou Project (カゲロウプロジェクト, lit. “Heat Haze Project”), also known as “Kagerou Daze” (カゲロウデイズ Kagerō Deizu, lit. “Heat Haze Daze”), is a Japanese mixed-media project. It started as a Vocaloid song series created by Jin (Shizen no Teki-P) (じん(自然の敵P)). The story revolves around the Mekakushi Dan, a group of teenagers with unusual eye-related powers.

The series became popular on the video sharing website Niconico after the release of the song “Kagerou Daze”, which also gave the series its name. The song has amassed over 3 million views and is the most popular song of the project. A 12-episode anime adaptation titled Mekakucity Actors (メカクシティアクターズ, lit. “Blindfold-city Actors”)—”Mekakucity” being a portmanteau of “mekakushi” (“blindfold” in Japanese) and “city”—aired between April 12 and June 28, 2014. The series was directed by Akiyuki Shinbo and produced by Shaft.

Opening Theme:
“daze” by Jin ft. MARiA from GARNiDELiA
Ep 06: “Headphone Actor” by LiSA
Ep 09: “Ayano’s Theory of Happiness” by Okui Aki

Ending Theme:
“days” – Jin ft. Lia
Ep 01: “daze” – Jin ft. MARiA from GARNiDELiA
Ep 08: “Lost Time Memory” by Matsuyama Kouta (from BYEE the ROUND)
Ep 12: “Summertime Record” by Jin

Insert Song:
Ep 02: “Kisaragi Attention” by Haruna Luna
Ep 03: “Mekakushi Code” by Yasagure Koneko
Ep 04: “Kagerou Days” by Taguchi Shouichi (from Sentimental Vector)
Ep 06: “Yuukei Yesterday” by LiSA
Ep 10: “Kuusou Forest” by Yoshida Takumi (from phatmans after school)
Ep 11: “Otsukimi Recital” by I.A

Bonus CD:
1 – Children Record (JIN ft. MARiA from GARNiDELiA)
2 – Kisaragi Attention (JIN ft. Haruna Luna)
3 – Mekakushi Code (JIN ft. Yasagure Koneko)
4 – Kagerou Days (JIN ft. Taguchi Shouichi from Sentimental Vector)
5 – Yuukei Yesterday (JIN ft. LiSA)
6 – Headphone Actor (JIN ft. LiSA)
7 – Konoha no Sekai Jijou (JIN ft. Nanou)
8 – Lost Time Memory (JIN ft. Matsuyama Kouta from BYEE the ROUND)
9 – Ayano no Koufuku Riron (JIN ft. Okui Aki)
10 – Kuusou Forest (JIN ft. Yoshida Takumi from phatmans after school)
11- Otsukimi Recital (JIN ft. I.A)
12 – Summertime Record (JIN)

[June 18, 2014] OP & ED: daze / days

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