|NND / YT (subbed)|
|Original||South North Story|
|Singer(s)||Kagamine Rin (original/Act2)|
|Release Date||November 28, 2008|
|Collaborators||uniMemo-P (english lyrics, arrange, guitar, video, Rin Act 2 tuning, Len tuning)|
KEMUKEMU Studio (background illustration)
- "How are you?"
- ―Kagamine Rin and Riliane Lucifen d'Autriche[src]
South North Story is a song made by Akuno-P in collaboration with uniMemo-P released on November 28, 2008. According to both producers, the song crosses over two Rins from different worlds as they meet per happenstance.
In an unspecified city in modern Japan, a Rin heads south while wondering where and who she is. Another Rin heads north looking for a girl she doesn't really know. At an intersection, the two meet and are baffled by their resemblance to each other, but decide to have a chat while they have the chance. Over drinks, the two discuss their similarities and one notes that if they switched places no one would notice. They go on to say how, in the south, one Rin was just a student at school, while the other ruined a country in the north. The duo talks about all the good and bad things that happened to each other in their respective lives and note how they look alike, but come from two different worlds.
Len appears, strumming on his guitar. He sings in English about the crossing worlds and how the girls are alike but not the same, and that there's "no reason" for it but they're there anyway, ending by saying it is "time to go". In the end, the two Rins have to part ways, but both of them have high hopes that they will meet again at the crossing some day.
The song manipulates both Kagamine Rin and Len voicebanks, with a combination of Rin's original and Act2 vocals, for the VOCALOID2 engine. As a collaboration, both Mothy and UniMemo-P utilize Kagamine Rin, whereas Len is only portrayed by uniMemo-P. Piano, drums, bass guitar, and synthesizers are used for instrumental.
The song begins with an opening melody from a piano, and the first verse begins at 0.12, from Rin's ACT2 voicebank. At 0.34, a continuation of the first verse with ACT1 Rin singing begins, and at 0.50, the first pre-chorus begins, followed by the first chorus at 1.09. At 1.35, the second verse begins, with ACT1 Rin starting. At 1.53, the verse continues with ACT2 Rin singing. By 2.10, the second pre-chorus begins, with ACT1 Rin beginning, and then switches to ACT2 Rin at 2.14. This continues until 2.30, when the second chorus begins. At 2.50, an instrumental break begins, with backing from Len. The final chorus starts at 3.09, and then becomes an instrumental variation of the chorus by 3.27, which plays until the song's end.
The Daughter of EvilEdit
The Daughter of Evil describes the acts of the north Rin as alluded to in South North Story and is visually referenced by the song itself.
Regret Message details the suggested events in South North Story and is visually referenced by the song itself.
- In The Daughter of Evil: Wiegenlied of Green, the song Michaela sings to cheer up a young child is called "South North Story".
- The first letters of the three words (SNS) is a reference to RinLenSNS, a social website visited by mothy before achieving greater popularity.
- The song Screws, Gears, and Pride also features two Rins of both versions and is created by the same two producers.
- The north Rin's comment about how easily the two Rins could switch places alludes to The Servant of Evil and Allen's switch with Riliane to escape the Lucifenian Resistance.