|NND / YT (subbed)|
|Romaji||Hakoniwa no Shoujo|
|English||Clockwork lullaby II|
|Release Date||June 22, 2008|
July 3, 2008 (PV)
|Collaborators||Aono, Suzunosuke, Tatsuri, Mari no Hito, *tsuitachi*, Momo☆Y☆A☆, Mayuki, Painter Brioche, Hena, Kyaruri, Yakou, Ayakaze, ataru, Chii Oumi, Ha!Ne, Nez@Benio (illustrations)|
|Series||Clockwork Lullaby Series|
|Preceded by||The Last Revolver|
|Followed by||Judgment of Corruption|
- "Not knowing about the outside world is fine."
- ―Clockworker's Doll[src]
Miniature Garden Girl is a song released by Akuno-P on June 22, 2008 and later uploaded with a PV on July 3 the same year. It is the third song in the Clockwork Lullaby Series, detailing the experiences of the Clockworker's Doll while under the ownership of Gallerian Marlon.
A girl sings about how no one but her and her caretaker are in her little room, and how she will forgo learning about the outside world to sing with him. Being called "daughter" and calling her caretaker "father" in return, the girl relates how she was given multiple treasures to compensate her for not being able to walk, including a red glass, a blue spoon, and two yellow mirrors. While her father is always kind, the girl continues to wonder about the outside world, and observes the objects in her room mocking her, claiming she is the same as them. The girl vows to stay inside and sing for her father regardless. One day, she hears him say the word "war" and wonders why the room is burning. At the song's end, inside the wreckage of a house is the remains of a lonely man and a half burned doll.
The song begins with sound effects simulating footsteps, a door slamming, and the winding of a key, and the opening chorus beginning at 0.08. The bridge begins at 0.42 and ends for the first verse at 1.00. The song's pre-chorus starts at 1:36, leading into the chorus at 1.53. A musical bridge starts at 2.26, with the second verse beginning at 2.46, leading to the second pre-chorus at 3.21 and the third chorus at 3.38 with a variation on the lyrics, using the "lu li la" melody. At 4.16, the bridge begins, followed by a brief instrumental at 4.30. At 4.53, a final verse begins, and is sung until the song's end.
Judgment of CorruptionEdit
Judgment of Corruption details the life and eventual death of the Clockworker's Doll's "father", in events occurring alongside Miniature Garden Girl.
Master of the CourtEdit
Master of the Court recounts the life of the Clockworker's Doll after she is healed by the Marlon Spoon, as it details the way in which she takes up the title of her "father" and goals.
The Muzzle of NemesisEdit
The Muzzle of Nemesis recounts the true circumstances behind the house fire that is described at the end of Miniature Garden Girl.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- A "miniature garden", 箱庭 (hakoniwa), is a small, Japanese garden often dedicated to children for their fun and pleasure.
- While commenting on the song, mothy admitted that, after releasing The Daughter of Evil, The Servant of Evil, and Regret Message, he felt pressured during its creation.
- The spoon, glass and mirrors the Doll mentions are actually the vessels of sin, making their debut before their significance was made known.
- The doll's size and appearance varies throughout the song PV.
- In the Judgment of Corruption song PV, one of the "episodes" is titled "The Miniature Garden Girl and the Vessels of Sin", alluding to the song.
- Similarly, during The Muzzle of Nemesis PV, the text "Doll of the Miniature Garden" appears when the Clockworker's Doll is shown.
- In Deadly Sins of Evil: Gift from the Princess who Brought Sleep, Margarita Blankenheim tells of how her husband has already sold her glasses, spoons and mirror, possibly alluding to the vessels in the song.
- In one illustration, the spoon is mistakenly drawn as a fork.
- Nicopedia - Song's article in Nicopedia (Japanese)