|NND / YT (subbed)|
|Romaji||Okizari Tsukiyo Shou|
|Release Date||October 6, 2008|
|Collaborators||Ichika (illustrations, video)|
|Series||Original Sin Story|
|Preceded by||Recollective Musicbox|
|Followed by||The Song I Heard Somewhere|
- Are you looking for the story titled Tale of Abandonment on a Moonlit Night?
- "Now, let's go see our real mother and father."
- ―Hänsel and Gretel[src]
A young boy and girl follow their parents through the woods, making several inquiries on their ultimate destination. After walking some ways, they notice that they will become lost if they continue. Left by their family, "Hänsel" and "Gretel" soon realize they've been abandoned. Choosing to wander through the forest for some time, the twins fill their glass bottle with moonlight to illuminate the path, though they are not certain that it is the right one. Finally, they reach a house that they've seen before, a "witch's house". They shove the "evil witch" into an oven, and the two ask for praise from their parents for killing the evil witch and her "evil henchman". At the song's end, they decide this is a good place to settle, as it reminds them of their home; they later they resolve to go find their "real mother and father".
The song begins with an opening instrumental, and the first verse begins at 0.20. Rin begins singing, then switches to Len at 0.39. At 0.55, a pre-chorus begins, a harmony between the two follows. At 1.14, the first chorus begins, preceding an instrumental break beginning at 1.32. At 1.52, the bridge begins. At 2.29, the second chorus begins, followed by a few verses beginning at 2.52. By 3.32, a variation of the opening instrumental plays, until the song's end.
Moonlit Bear explains Hänsel and Gretel's past, as it describes the death of their real mother and their theft at the hands of Eve Moonlit.
And Then the Girl Went Mad -Ending Tale on a Moonlit Night-Edit
And Then the Girl Went Mad -Ending Tale on a Moonlit Night- shares the same themes of moonlight, insanity, and parental abandonment in Tale of Abandonment on a Moonlit Night, as well as featuring the twins, Hänsel and Gretel, whom Nemesis hears reminding her of being abandoned.
Ending Boy HänselEdit
Ending Boy Hänsel details the many lives of the titular Hänsel after the events of this song. It also makes a reference the end of Tale of Abandonment on a Moonlit Night with the witch being thrown into the furnace.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- The song is based on the Brothers Grimm tale "Hänsel & Gretel".
- Initially, mothy planned for an entirely different song while producing it, wanting to name it "Zoo Detention".
- Like Moonlit Bear, Full Moon Laboratory, and Escape of Salmhofer the Witch, the story takes place on a moonlit night; the moon is often associated with madness and is the origin of the word "lunacy".
- The song's English title, "Insane moonlight", also alludes to the moon and its association with insanity.
- A short story elaborating on the events in the song is included in Waltz of Evil: The Deadly Sins of Evil Guidebook.
- The glass bottle present in the song seems to be the same one seen in Moonlit Bear; a similar glass bottle appears in Regret Message.
- Their uncertainty on whether or not they travel along the "right path" parallels Moonlit Bear, where Eve describes that the "right path" had already been lost; both songs also share the same melody during that part, although at a different pace.
- The song's opening melody is heard at the end of Moonlit Bear.
- The song's original lyrics were slightly changed by mothy for its release in the Original Sin Story: Complete Edition album.