|NND / YT|
|Romaji||Shuumatsu Shounen Henzeru|
|Release Date||March 19, 2015 (DL)|
|Preceded by||Master of the Hellish Yard|
|Followed by||Seven Crimes and Punishments|
- "One of the fragments that it gave birth to, his name is Hänsel."
Ending Boy Hänsel is a song released by Akuno-P on March 19, 2015 as a bonus track for the purchase of the Seven Crimes and Punishments album and Deadly Sins of Evil: Fifth Pierrot from Animate. The song follows the life of Hänsel and his reincarnations up until the end of the world.
The narration tells of how a seed of "malice" inside a beaker birthed Hänsel, a boy able to reincarnate; he lives as a woodcutter's son who defeats a witch, a slow-witted servant of Gluttony, Fifth Pierrot under the command of Santa Claus, and now an apostle of the eventual true end. The narration states how he appears on the full moon with either a silver knife or glass bottle depending on the person.
It then explains how the gods created the world as a millennial kingdom that was supposed to have eliminated malice, with four endings according to its rules: The endings of the Masters of the Graveyard, Court, Hellish Yard, and Heavenly Yard, the final ending possibly leading to utopia. As each ending is unavoidable, ultimately no matter the conclusion, punishment is mete equally to all. It notes that Hänsel's destiny beyond the millennium is yet unknown, being either an angel or mad familiar depending on the person.
The song primarly uses drums, electric and bass guitars, a viola, and a piano. The song opens immediately with the main instrumental, and by 0.13, a riff from the viola begins. The riff ends by 0.36, and heads back into the main instrumental. The first verse begins at 0.41, and ascends into a pre-chorus at 1.03 The chorus begins at 1.26, raised into a new key. The tune descends back into the main instrumental at 1.48, with added instrumentation.
The second verse begins at 2.05, followed by the second pre-chorus at 2.28. The second chorus succeeds the pre-chorus at 2.51, later ending at 3.13. The instrumental does not go back into its main counterpart afterwards, rather maintaining the chorus instrumental for the bridge. The third and final chorus begins at 3.48, ending at 4.08. The song ends in a variation of the main instrumental, ending at 4.22.
Escape of Salmhofer the WitchEdit
Escape of Salmhofer the Witch covers Hänsel's birth in a beaker as alluded to in Ending Boy Hänsel. The song shows how he was created first in Meta's womb and later stolen from the Leviantan Royal Institute.
Tale of Abandonment on a Moonlit NightEdit
Tale of Abandonment on a Moonlit Night details the story of the original incarnations of Hänsel and his sister Gretel, after they are abandoned in the woods by their parents. The song references the events of this one, with the "witch" being thrown in a furnace.
Evil Food Eater ConchitaEdit
The song Fifth Pierrot details Hänsel's service to "Santa Claus" during his incarnation as Lemy Abelard, working as the titular Fifth Pierrot mentioned in Ending Boy Hänsel.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- The song's title refers to its main character, Hänsel, and his role as a boy for one of the ends to the world.
- A unique album CD cover card was included with the purchase of the Seven Crimes and Punishments album and Deadly Sins of Evil: Fifth Pierrot from Animate for a limited time; by scanning the card with a COCOAR app, the song file was sent to the scanner's smartphone.
- During a livestream interview held on August 2, 2015, mothy stated he would like to make a counterpart to the song featuring Gretel; he qualified he didn't want to release the songs too soon, believing it would be "unfair" for those who paid for Ending Boy Hänsel's code.