The Kagerou Project / Kagerou Days (カゲロウデイズ Kagerou Purojekto / deizu) is a series of songs by the Vocaloid song producer Shizen no Teki-P (Jin). The songs tell the story about Mekakushi Dan, a group of teenagers with unusual powers, called "Eye Abilities".
Most songs are sung by Vocaloid IA, while the earlier songs were sung by Vocaloid Miku Hatsune. The project started at February 17, 2011 when the first song Artificial Enemy was uploaded to Nico Nico Douga.
#0 - Tateyama Ayano
Ayano Tateyama (楯山文乃) was a classmate and close friend of Shintaro and the original founder of the Mekakushi Dan. She committed suicide by jumping off of the roof of her school.
Ayano is a girl with long black hair that can appear dark brown, with two red clips on on the left fringe. Her eyes are colored in a simple grey. In Toumei Answer, she is seen wearing a red scarf and a black school uniform with a white ribbon attached to it. Her stockings are black and her shoes are dark brown.
The daughter of a teacher, Kenjirou and an archaeologist, Ayaka, as well as the founder and first leader of the Mekakushi-dan. Her member number at the time was "0." She was a cheerful girl who was Shintaro's classmate. It is presumed that she makes low grades by the 56 she receives in Toumei Answer. Even though she called herself stupid, she was always smiling and seemed to be having fun
#1 - Tsubomi Kido
Tsubomi Kido (木戸 つぼみ) is the first member of the Mekakushi Dan and currently its leader.
Kido wears a dark and pale purple-gray hoodie. There is a headphone design on the hood and an iPod button design on the front. Underneath is a red jacket styled with a high collar. Along with this, Kido wears green pants and green converse shoes. The left side of her pants is rolled up to her knee. Kido has long, light green hair, and black eyes.
Concealment: Kido's ability is the "Hiding One's Eyes" ability. She can divert perception towards objects and even people within 2 meters of herself and/or her surroundings, rendering them invisible. Conversation while being hidden also won't be heard by outsiders. Physical contact, however, breaks the effect, so it isn't useful in very crowded places. Along with this vulnerability, if a person outside the 2 meter bubble is familiar with someone being concealed, her power will not be as strong.
Kido's ability works more when preventing people from recognizing those being hidden, rather than making them unable to be seen. She has practiced to control her ability perfectly and to not disappear suddenly.
#3 - Kousuke Seto
Kousuke Seto (瀬戸 幸助) is the second member of the Mekakushi Dan.
Seto is a young man with black hair and brownish-greenish eyes. When he was young, he wore a white hoodie with golden trousers and purple sneakers. However, in present day, he is always seen wearing a dark green jumpsuit and dark green sneakers. He also wears a yellow clip on the left side of his head.
Seto is a kind-hearted person, first visible through his behavior while befriending Mary and inviting her to join the Mekakushi Dan, while everyone else in Mary's life had bullied her. He dislikes his Eye Ability, because he sees it as a power, where you "steal" with glances, without needing communication, so he rarely uses it on anyone.
As a result of his kindness, he also makes friends easily, like the first time he met Shintaro. He is also good friends with Kido and Kano, as they all came from the same orphanage, and lives with them together in an apartment. He often wanders off to explore new places.
To gain money for living he works as a florist at a shopping center, and also in various other jobs, such as traffic control and delivering newspapers.
Analysis: Seto has a power known as "eye-stealing" ability, which allows him to read information from the target.
Animal Communication: Seto can also speak to animals using his eye ability, as hinted from a short scene in Children Record and confirmed in Chapter 3 of the manga.
#3 - Shuuya Kano
Kano Shuuya (鹿野 修哉) is the third member of the Mekakushi Dan. He is also the one who came up with the name Mekakushi Dan on his own initiative, as stated by Kido.
Kano is a young boy with blonde hair and yellow "cat-eyes", as Shintaro described it. He's wearing a black brown-ish hoodie with a white inside and black dots at the head part, over a light brown shirt. His pants are blue and combined with a brown belt, while wearing black boots.
Kano is a young man who belongs to Mekakushi Dan. Has an unfocused, aloof personality and always has a smile on his face. Because he teases Mary, Momo and Kido a lot, he's often considered to be a flirt, but when it counts, he's worth relying on.
Illusion: Kano possesses a power known to "deceive one's eyes". It can change what people around him see and show them something different, but he can only use it on himself, means he cannot change appearances of others etc.
#4 - Kozakura Mary
Mary Kozakura (小桜 茉莉) is the fourth member of the Mekakushi Dan. She was designed by Wannyanpu.
Mary is a girl with white hair and pink eyes. In Imagination Forest, Mary is shown wearing a blue dress with a white apron and bare feet. She has a pink ribbon in her hair. Her attire is the same in Children Record. Her hoodie is white with pink roses on it.
As a child she used to wear a pink dress with white knee socks and red shoes. Also a small pink flower was put in the left side of her hair.
Mary is a 1/4-Medusa, 3/4-human girl. She is extremely shy around different people and always freaks out around new people. Similar to Shintaro, Mary is an extreme hikkikomori, which means she has no stamina. Because of that, Mary tends to be very clumsy for how she spilled all the tea and rag at Momo, and identically flung the handheld massager towards the terrorist leader.
Paralysis: Mary has a power known as the "Eye Contact" ability, which she inherited from her mother Shion. It allows her to temporarily stop the movement of whoever meets her gaze. It is not as complete as her mother's or grandmother's power as she is not able to turn people into stone, but to more "freeze" them.
Combine: Mary also has the ability to "Combining Eyes" with the others snakes. It was given to her by Azami as she entered the Kagerou Daze.
#5 - Kisaragi Momo
Momo Kisaragi (如月桃) is the fifth member of the Mekakushi Dan and Shintaro's little sister. She was designed by Wannyanpu.
Momo has orange hair with black underneath, which is usually seen tied in a side tail, and has orange eyes. Her casual outfit is a pink short sleeved hoodie with "阿吽" (aun) written over the chest and a blue shirt underneath. She wears white shorts with red sneakers.
Momo's stage outfit is an orange dress with a yellow strip down the middle. She has black and orange detached sleeves. Around her waist there is a black belt and the right side of her dress is frills. Two chains hang out the back of her dress that formed an infinity sign, while another one hangs from her collar. She also wears long socks which cover most of her legs, where the right one is yellow, while the left one is orange. Momo's hair has braids in it. In Otsukimi Recital PV, she is shown wearing a checkered pink hoodie and a pink skirt with black leggings.
A very popular idol, but encountered quite a number of difficulties. She's a first year in high school. Ever since a childhood accident at the beach with her father, she has the "eye-captivating" power. Because of her power, she was often alienated from people and had no friends, but once meeting the Mekakushi Dan, she regained her original, bright character. She has a peculiar sense in taste and fashion; it's common for her opinions to disagree with people. Unlike her brother, Shintaro, Momo doesn't do well at school and is always scolded by Kenjirou due to it. She is shown to only score 2 marks for a biology paper despite having attended two whole weeks of supplementary lessons. Her personality is pretty much the same as her brother's, stated by Jin.
Captivation: Momo's ability, known as "Eye Attention", can draw peoples' attention, regardless of their preferences in tastes or interests.
#6 - Ene
"Ene" (エネ) is the sixth member of the Mekakushi Dan. She was once human, known as Takane Enomoto (榎本 高根), but was later turned into a computer program.
In Artificial Enemy, Ene is shown with long teal hair and blue eyes. She has a blue and white jacket and a blue and black skirt. She is also wearing black leggings/boots.
In Headphone Actor, Ene is shown as the human Takane with black hair and red eyes. She wears a black jacket with several yellow stripes adorning the sleeves over her hot-pink shirt. She also wears a black gas-mask and silver headphones, as well as black leggings, white shorts and red sneakers.
In Children Record, Ene is seen with a dark blue jacket with white stripes going up the arms. She is wearing a black skirt and black boots with her feet non-existent and scattered to resemble pixels. Her hair is pulled back by her headphones. Takane is also seen with black hair and hazel eyes, wearing a silver headphone, a creamy long-sleeved shirt and a purple and black striped skirt over shorts with black shoes.
Ene is a naive, often cheeky, cyber girl who started living inside of Shintaro's computer as a virus, after she arrived in a mail of an unknown sender. She can invade anything that uses electricity, and goes out of her way to annoy Shintaro - but is also reflective when her pranks go out of hand. She usually renames the folders on his computer, changes his passwords, and lots of other similar things. Although she can be deleted from his computer, she will reappear as soon as he connects to the Internet again. She also has some familiarity with the sister of Shintaro, Momo. Momo does not seem to dislike her, since Ene does not live in her own computer, but she became kind of mad at her for suggesting something about yuri between Momo and Mary.
When she was still human, Takane used to be frustrated about her illness which would frequently cause her to faint, hence why she was always crabby. After losing her human body and becoming data, she became much more cheerful and extremely noisy instead.
Immortality: Ene's eye ability is known as the "Opening Eyes", which allows her to be immortal.
Also able to transform.
#7 - Kisaragi Shintaro
Shintaro Kisaragi (如月 伸太郎) is the seventh member of the Mekakushi Dan. He became a NEET after finding out that his best friend, Ayano, had committed suicide. He is also the older brother of Momo.
Shintaro is a young man with black hair and brown eyes. He is shown wearing various outfits, like a t-shirt and shorts when he is at home. However, he wears a black T-shirt with brown pants and a red jacket with white stripes that go down the sleeves when he goes out outside.
Shintaro is a hikkikomori (recluse/shut-in) and a young man with an IQ of 168. Since everything in the world seemed to have obvious answers, Shintaro had an apathetic personality. After Ayano's death, he began to regret losing her, trying to understand her true feelings of why she leaped off of the building. Later on, after two years had passed, he became hopelessly addicted to the Internet and even states that he would die without it. He forces himself to remember Ayano and is afraid of forgetting her, because of this he purposely avoids contact with people and didn't want to move forward. Because he is actually very weak, when Ene came, her presence was so overwhelming he couldn't do anything but accept her.
His favorite manga is Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne.
The song that Shintaro made before Ene ruined it was actually "Toumei Answer".
He actually wrote a lot of lyrics, but despite his plans to write songs he never finished any song before the one mentioned in the manga, which Ene deletes.
The reason Shintaro wears jersey in the summer is because Ayano thinks it suits him.
Shintaro dislikes roller coasters, and calls the roller coaster at the theme park a 'death coffin'.
Shintaro seems to have an obsession with carbonated drinks.
He is usually scared of haunted houses.
He owns a pet rabbit, as seen in the manga
#8 - Amamiya Hibiya
Hibiya is a young boy with short light brown hair and brown eyes. He is wearing a white vest with a hood over a blue shirt. He also wears brown shorts and sandals.
He is very mature for his age, although he has a cheeky personality.
Focusing: Hibiya's eye ability is "Eye Focusing". It has the power to perceive objects and details that are far away from an aerial view.
His favorite vegetable is a pumpkin.
He thinks his own name is weird.
He tends to call Momo 'oba-san'.
He had a crush on Hiyori.
The first part of his name "Hibi" means "days" in Japanese.
#9 - Konoha
Konoha (コノハ) is the 9th member of the Mekakushi Dan. He was once a human called Haruka Kokonose (九ノ瀬遥) but was turned into a cyber-being as he received his eye power.
Haruka is an average looking boy with black hair, which grows down to his ears and is slightly longer at the back. He is shown with grayish brown eyes. Above his right cheek he has a small birth mark. Under his usual long-sleeved, dark green pullover, he wears a white shirt, which only shows through his neckline. His pants are checkered with dark gray and brown, and they slightly cover up his black shoes.
As Konoha he has snow white hair, which grows down to his ears, and is tied into a ponytail at the back of his head. His eyes are bright red. Around his neck he wears a black, scarf-like collar, decorated with two yellow arrows pointing downward. On both sides of his head there are black and yellow headphones with yellow ear cups, and two black stripes thereon. The right side of his face features two red circles above his cheek, which are connected through thin lines. His clothing consists of a white, long-sleeved shirt he wears over a longer black one, and yellow flap trousers. The white shirt has a deep, round neckline and two rounded cuts at both sides, over his waist. The black bibs of his flap trousers are not on his shoulders, but instead are hanging down loosely. Again, the legs of his trousers show black, down pointing arrows on both sides. The ends of the trousers are stuffed into black boots, which both have yellow arrows instead of black ones on them. From his sleeves there are black bands hanging down.
In the "Children Record", "Lost Time Memory" and "Outer Science " PVs, there appears another version of Konoha, which has black hair and wears a black shirt instead of a white one. The black shirt that Konoha wears beneath the upper one remains black. His eyes appear yellow, as do the yellow circles above the right cheek. This verson is recognized as Dark Konoha or Kuroha
In the "Summertime Record" PV another version of Haruka/Konoha appears. It looks much more like Haruka, has brown hair, while wearing a white shirt and black pants combined with a beige coat. His eyes appears black with some white details and he also has black circles on his right cheek like Konoha used to have.
Konoha is a gentle and quiet boy with amnesia. He currently resides at Hiyori's sister's house as a foster child. Not knowing about the normal world, he's rather my-pace (air-headed, lost). In his spare time, he plays baseball with the neighborhood children. He is known to possess a strong curiosity for the unknown. He seems like a brother to Hiyori and Hibiya and is always with them.
As Haruka, he didn't care much about what people thought; he didn't seem to care when he was in nothing but his underwear in front of Takane. In the novel Haruka is often drawing and not paying attention in class. Haruka was known to have a serious illness or disease that made him a weak physical and often sickly.
Awakening: Konoha's ability, "Awakening Eyes", gives him the ability to remake his body into one that he finds to be his "ideal". However, this put a large strain on his mind, and causes him to lose part of his memory.
Hiyori Asahina (朝比奈 日和) is the deceased friend of Hibiya and Konoha and the younger sister of Ayaka , who was involved and died in the groundhog-day loop on August 15th.
Hiyori is a young girl with black hair, which is tied as two ponytails. Her eyes are brown. She is shown wearing a black top with a pink strapped dress and black shorts. On her feet she is wearing brown sandals with pink straps.
In Wannyanpu's fanmade PV, she is seen with short black hair and a white shirt with a black strapped dress on top. She also has a bracelet and wears black sandals.
Ayaka's younger sister, and a little girl who admires the big city. She's incredibly active and also stubborn, and was the person who dragged Hibiya to the city with her. She's popular among her classmates, but not interested in such things, and even Hibiya is only considered a "convenient classmate who listens to what she says."
Kenjirou Tateyama (楯山研次朗 Tateyama Kenjirou) is the homeroom teacher of Momo and father of Ayano.
He has brown hair, black eyes, and stubble below his chin. He wears black glasses, a lab coat over his red striped shirt, dark jeans, and dark brown shoes.
Kenjirou is a high school teacher and Momo's homeroom teacher. He provides both stern and kind guidance to Momo, who can't come to school often due to idol activities. He lost his family in the past, but still continues to do his best in educating students. He possesses the power of "making eyes clear".
Clarity: Kenjirou's ability is to make eyes clear
Shion Kozakura (小桜 紫苑 Kozakura Shion) is a 1/2 Medusa. She was the mother of Mary and the daughter of Azami. She protected her daughter from bullies, but at the cost of her own life.
Shion was a young woman who had the same red eyes and long white hair as Mary, though unlike her, her forehead was not covered by her fringe. She is shown having a red rose at the left side of her hair. She was also seen wearing a red dress with a brown shawl draped around her.
Shion seemed to be a loving mother who doted on her daughter Mary. She lived with Mary in the forest. She didn't allow Mary to go out and reminded her not to look in anyone's eyes, or they will be turned into stone. Out of love for Mary, she sacrificed her life to save her daughter from two boys who were bullying her.
Paralysis - Shion has a power known as "Eye Contact" ability, which allows her to temporarily stop the movement of whoever meets her gaze. Mary also inherited this power from her. Unlike her daughter, she was able to turn people into stone, but it would cause too much of a strain to her body and killed her when she used it.
Azami (薊) is a full Medusa, and both the mother of Shion and grandmother of Mary. She created the never ending world, which was originally only created for her and her family to live in.
Azami has long and curly black hair that reaches down past her hips and grows as snakes. A red hair-band holds it together. Her eyes as that are colored in a crimson red. As for her clothing she wears a white dress with a black and pink coat over it combined with white stockings and black shoes. There are snake scales on her cheeks.
She is a full Medusa. Her hair grows as snakes and each snake possesses an unique ability. Because she has an immortal body, she thinks of humans as "dull creatures, that die easily". However, at one time, she fell in love with a young soldier, who was the first human to not fear her, and started a family. Human lifespans are short, and fearing that she might end up alone again, Azami used the powers of the snakes to create a never ending world.
Paralysis - Azami has a power known as "Eye Contact" ability, it allows her to temporarily stop the movement of whoever meets her gaze. Shion inherited this power from her. She is also able to turn people into stone, yet she didn't use this power in the plot yet, so it's unknown if she could use it more than once.
Snakes - Each one of her snakes has a special ability that gave each member of the Mekakushi Dan their abilities.
Her favorite word is "xxx". In Kagerou Day IV -the missing children-, she used this word in her diary entry, hinting as her ideal initial.
It is said in the Children Record booklet that she is seen in Kagerou Days. Fans assume that she is the cat that Hiyori is holding at the end of the PV, others that she is the laughing heat.
Her birthday is the same day as the 'Kagerou Days' occured, that is on 15 August.
In Children Record PV, some people think that she's Ene in black appearance, because of the snake scales grown on her cheeks.
Jin calls her a very irregular character or "The presence of the fantasy world".
Jin mentioned Azami's meaning in the language of flowers is "Independence", "Revenge" and "Do not touch". However, there also is the meaning "relief"
Jin also mentioned the birthday flower for August 15th seems to be a sunflower, with the meaning, "I only have eyes for you."
Tsukihiho is the deceased husband of Azami, father of Shion and grandfather of Mary.
The human who became Azami's husband. Since he was born, he was light-haired and light-eyed, and was considered a "monster" by the other villagers. One day, he met the Medusa Azami and in response to her warning "I'm a monster. Don't come near me.", tells her, "Being alone is a sad thing. I'm a monster as well, so let's spend our life together."
Afterwards, their daughter Shion is born and the three live peacefully, but their home is attacked by the villagers who mistakenly believed that Tsukihiko had been confined there. This causes Azami to enter the Heat Haze.
Ayaka Tateyama (楯山 絢香) is the deceased mother of Ayano and the wife of Kenjirou.
Ayaka had a cheerful and generous personality and cares for every member of her family equally. However she is also unstoppable when angered, and that is part of what keeps the family together. She had been interested in the "Legend of Medusa" of the hometown from her childhood. With the ambition to become a professional archaeologist she went to university to take a course and met Kenjirou, who was in the same class with her. They fell in love, married and as the time went by had a child named Ayano. At some point she heard of three kids with special abilities who had come to the orphanage. Her and Kenjirou eventually adopted Kido, Kano and Seto and she tried her best to help her husband in understanding their powers. She died as her and her husband got caught in a landslide they were researching