Outer Science
Outer Science - Title.png
Name
Kanji アウターサイエンス
Rōmaji Autā Saiensu
English Outer Science
Song Information
Music and lyrics Jin
Illustrations and Movie Sidu
Characters Main:
Marry Kozakura
Snake of Clearing Eyes
Konoha
Minor:
Tsubomi Kido
Kousuke Seto
Shuuya Kano
Momo Kisaragi
Ene
Shintaro Kisaragi
Hibiya Amamiya
Hiyori Asahina
Kenjirou Tateyama
Ayano Tateyama
Haruka Kokonose
Ayaka Tateyama
Azami
Tsukihiko
Shion Kozakura
Sung by IA
Uploaded August 31, 2013
NND Link Niconico Broadcast
YT Link YouTube Broadcast
Album Mekakucity Records


The story of the eyes saying as much as the mouth.[note 1]

—Jin's Song Introduction

Outer Science (アウターサイエンス Autā Saiensu) is the fourteenth song of the series, featured on the album Mekakucity Records.



Background


Outer Science features the end of the Music Route. The Snake of Clearing Eyes's original plan to reunite all the new snakes with a new Medusa in the real world has failed because Ayano had entered the Kagerou Daze, claimed the Snake of Favoring Eyes and remained there. The Snake of Clearing Eyes has posssessed Konoha, resulting in Kenjirou's death and changing Konoha's appearance into a black, gray, and yellow color scheme. He begins his new plan to kill those who received a snake to force Marry Kozakura to rewind the world.
The snake, in Konoha's body, mocks its former master, Azami, who is trapped in the Kagerou Daze and powerless without her snakes. She watches the Mekakushi Dan's Tragedy begin and calls it a "loathsome tale". Centuries ago, the Snake of Clearing Eyes had tricked Azami into creating the Kagerou Daze, which "swallows dead hearts" and "gouges out eyes".
The Snake of Clearing Eyes welcomes Marry to the birth of the Tragedy. Marry cries that she does not want this, but the Snake of Clearing Eyes tells her to accept her fate to become a new "monster" and the next "master".
Once more, the snake ridicules Azami for how the story of her life went and that how she carelessly fell into love. He laughs out loud, calling her foolish.
The snake addresses Marry again by rhetorically asking her if she has the Snake of Combining Eyes, also known as the "Queen Snake", which was given to her long ago by her grandmother, Azami, to save her life. The Snake of Combining Eyes makes her absorb the snakes of those that died and, with enough snakes, allows her to alter the Kagerou Daze and the world itself. He calls her the "Queen of this Tragedy" and bows to her mockingly.
The snake, in Konoha's body, approaches the Mekakushi Dan. Kido, Kano, Seto and Momo stand protectively in front of Marry, but the Snake of Clearing Eyes easily overpowers and kills them with force and guns, and he also kills Hibiya by pushing him towards an oncoming truck. He sits above Kenjirou's lifeless body and grins at Marry, the last survivor. Not wanting to live in a world without her friends, Marry gives in to the snake's deliberate provocations and wishes with the power of Combining Eyes to rewind the world. The Snake of Clearing Eyes, knowing that this will happen over and over again, proclaims that he will continue sneering.

Jin's Comment


Mekakucity Records Booklet

“This story isn't fictional.
And that’s why all of your ‘tragedies’ 
Are so stupid that it makes me yawn.”
Just like how when children are told by adults, “That’s so immature,”
There are times when people are looked down on from above.
Even if children view it as something grand and magnificent, 
To the adults, it seems lacking and worthless.
However, imagine that there is an existence that looks down at those adults in the same way.
This is the song of a monster that overlooks everything. 
People’s lives, hearts, meetings, memories, deaths—
He looks down on it all, as if they are “stupid” events in a book.
What if that existence started influencing someone’s everyday life to merely kill time?
Please enjoy this helplessly unfolding tragedy.[1]


Lyrics & Translation



Kanji
Romaji
矮小く惨めに生きた生命が
Chiisaku mijime ni ikita seimei ga
死んではドアを叩くでしょう
Shinde wa DOA o tataku deshou
小さな主は見兼ねる
Chiisa na aruji wa mikaneru
「嫌な話だ」
"Iya na hanashi da"


大きく広がる喉と胴体は
Ookiku hirogaru nodo to doutai wa
死んだ心を溶かすように
Shinda kokoro o tokasu you ni
ゆっくり命を飲み込み
Yukkuri inochi o nomikomi


目を刳り貫く
Me o kurinuku


ねえ 君も祈っちゃったんでしょう
Nee, kimi mo inocchattan deshou
僕に睨まれた時にさ
Boku ni niramareta toki ni sa
そんな悲壮精神が
Sonna hisouseishin ga
大好物だ
Daikoubutsu da


ようこそ 我が胎内へ
Youkoso waga tainai e
愛とエゴへの終着点
Ai to ego e no shuuchakuten
君もすぐに生まれかわれる
Kimi mo sugu ni umarekawareru
怪物みたいで素敵なことでしょう?
Kaibutsu mitai de suteki na koto deshou?


「ああ 神様なんで」って
"Aa, kamisama nande" tte
「もういやだよ」と泣いたって
"Mou iya da yo" to naitatte
受け入れろよ これは運命だ
Ukeirero yo, kore wa sadame da
次の次の次の主に懸命しよう
Tsugi no tsugi no tsugi no nushi ni kenmei shiyou


神話も命も人の運命も
Shinwa mo inochi mo hito no unmei mo
うっかり恋に落ちるのも
Ukkari koi ni ochiru no mo
ひっそり蛇は笑い出す
Hissori hebi wa waraidasu
「馬鹿な事だ」
"Baka na koto da"


あぁ、なんだいなんだいもう溜まらないね
Aa, nandai nandai mou tamaranai ne
くすんだ心を 舐るのは
Kusunda kokoro o neburu no wa
小さな命に取り付き
Chiisana inochi ni toritsuki
目を埋め込む
Me o umekomu


ああ 君に宿っちゃったんでしょう
Aa, kimi ni yadocchattan deshou
目を合体させる(合わせる)運命(能力)でさ
Me o awaseru nouryoku de sa
君がこの悲劇の
Kimi ga kono higeki no
「女王」なんだ
'Jou'ou' nanda


謳歌しろよ生命よ
Oukashiro yo seimei yo
愛とエゴの合掌際
Ai to ego no gasshousai
揺れる日々も 崩れ始める
Yureru hibi mo kuzurehajimeru
「始めの悲劇」へ足並み合わせて
"Hajime no higeki" e ashinamiawasete


「返して」と嘆いたって
"Kaeshite" to nageitatte
「もう嫌だよ」と哭いたって
"Mou iya da yo" to naitatte
知る事かよ それが運命だ
Shiru koto ka yo, sore ga sadame da
酷く脆くちゃちな物語(日々)は正銘だろう
Hidoku moroku chachi na hibi wa shoumei darou


なんて馬鹿な生命は
Nante baka na seimei wa
何度でも抗って
Nando demo aragatte
同じ話(日々)へ 逆流(戻り)始める
Onaji hibi e modorihajimeru
無謀に 不様に
Mubou ni buzama ni
泣いて 哭いて 啼いて 綯いて
Naite naite naite naite


ああ 不様な生命よ
Aa, buzama na seimei yo
「なんで?」だのと言う前に
"Nande?" da no to iu mae ni
求めすぎた  罪に傅け
Motomesugita tsumi ni kashizuke
虚ろな奇跡が弾けて崩れて
Utsuro na kiseki ga hajiketekuzurete


「もう なんだか良いや」って
"Mou nandaka ii ya" tte
何度もただ泣いたって
Nando mo tada naitatte
終わりすらも直に薄れる
Owari sura mo jiki ni usureru


次の次の次に来る
Tsugi no tsugi no tsugi ni kuru
次の次の日を
Tsugi no tsugi no hi o
次の次の次も嘲笑しよう
Tsugi no tsugi no tsugi mo choushou shiyou


A life lived puny and miserably;
Once dead, should it not knock at the door?
The little master watches attentively;
"What loathsome tales."

A large-reaching throat and body,
As if dissolving a dead heart,
Slowly gulp down life,
Gouging out eyes...

Say, you wished for it too, didn't you?
In that moment I glared at you...
Such tragic souls
Are my favorite meal...

Welcome to my womb,
Love and ego's final destination
You too will soon be born anew;
Is it not fantastic, to be like a monster?

"Oh, god, why?", hm?
"I don't want it," you cry
Merely accept it - this is fate!
The next, next, next master, I eagerly await...

Myths, lives, the destinies of people,
Even carelessly falling in love...
The quiet snake laughs loud:
"Such foolish things."

Ahh, I just can't seem to get enough
Of tasting their darkened hearts;
Possessing their little lives,
Embedding in their eyes...

Ahh, it dwells in you, does it not?
The ability (fate) of meeting (unifying) eyes...
Indeed, in this tragedy,
You are the "queen"...

Lives, give praise;
As love and ego press hands together,
The shaking days begin to crumble,
And toward the initial tragedy, they pace together...

"Give it back," you lament
"I've had enough," you wail
You think I care? That is fate!
This terrible, brittle, puny story is the real thing!

How idiotic are your lives...
Time and time again, you resist,
Beginning to revert to the same old story,
Recklessly, uncouthly,
Crying, weeping, howling, writhing...

Ahh, what unsightly lives!
Before you even ask "Why?"
You demand too much - serve for your crime!
A hollow miracle snaps and crumbles...

"I, I don't even care anymore";
Again and again, you just sit and cry
As even the end immediately fades,

The next, the next, the next to come,
At the next, and the next day,
And the next, and the next, I'll still sneer...[2]

Trivia


  • It was voted as the #5 Kagerou Project song in the KagePro Song Popularity Ranking 2019.[3]
  • The music video depicts the world rewinding by showing these events: Momo and Seto standing protectively in front of Marry (likely before the Snake of Clearing Eyes's attack), high schoolers Takane and Shintaro arguing while Haruka and Ayano stand behind them, a younger Hiyori smiling and showing Hibiya a crayfish, Ayaka scolding a dozing Kenjirou, Shion reading Marry a book, Azami walking with Tsukihiko and a toddler-aged Shion, and lastly a slumbering Azami, who has yet to open her eyes for the first time.
    • This segment reveals that whenever Marry rewinds, it is to the world's beginning with Azami.
    • This segment also reveals that Hibiya and Hiyori were friends earlier in their childhoods.
  • While Shintaro and Ene are seen in the visuals of the music video, they are not shown in the scene when the Snake of Clearing Eyes kills the Mekakushi Dan. This is because the Music Route depicts the events of Route XX, where Shintaro kills Ene and himself.[4]
  • In the scene where the the Snake of Clearing Eyes kills the Mekakushi Dan, only Hibiya and Kenjirou are colored with their character colors (cyan and brown). Notably, they, besides Konoha, are the only characters who have been possessed by the Snake of Clearing Eyes.

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