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♪ Handbeat Clocktower ♫
NND / YT (subbed)
Technical Information
Original Name: 針音ノ時計塔 -handbeat clocktower- (Shin on no Tokeitou -handbeat clocktower-)
English Name: Handbeat Clocktower
Singer(s): KAITO

Kaai Yuki

Kagamine Rin/Len (backup)

Release Date: March 30, 2012
Collaborators: Yuurin, Ichika, Osamu, Yuu, Batako, GAN, Hatsu, Yoshidadondorian, Denki, Suzunosuke (illustrations)

DNA (video)

Series: Story of Evil
Year: EC 505
Placed at: Castle of Hedgehog, Marlon

"What in the world is evil?"

Handbeat Clocktower, or Sound of the Clocktower's Needle, is a song Akuno-P, released on March 30, 2012. This is the seventh song of the Story of Evil.  It follows Kyle Marlon's story after The Daughter of Evil, Praeludium of Red


In the center of Castle of Hedgehog, Kyle rushes to the top of a tower called the Heartbeat Clocktower to confront Prim Marlon. He questions if she actually is a "demon" or the person he calls "mother". As he runs upstairs several thoughts and memories fill his mind, of Ney and the Seven Sins. Yukina Freesis encourages him by saying that the right path still hasn't vanished yet and that the Story of Evil has ended. She says that as long as they keep praying, the endless rain will one day eternally stop. Now Kyle says to himself that he will no longer hesitate, even if it comes to a point where he has to turn his blade to his own mother and his sister, Ney Futapie.

Almost reaching the top of the clocktower, Kyle encounters Ney posessed by the Demon of Gluttony, and is forced to confront her. Ney gains the upper hand and almost kills him, but he is saved by Germaine Avadonia. Kyle says that one day, when he can laugh at his past suffering, he will write the "true story" of what happened. He questions for the last time if the one at the top of the clocktower, now decaying on the chair, was indeed a "demon" or the person who he once called "mother".


Singing Roles[]

KAITO as Kyle Marlon

Yuki Kaai as Yukina Freesis

Rin Kagamine as Riliane Lucifen d'Autriche

Len Kagamine as Allen Avadonia

Non-Singing Roles[]

MEIKO as Germaine Avadonia

Neru Akita as Ney Futapie

Prima as Prim Marlon

Cameo Appearances[]

Kiyoteru Hiyama as Keel Freesis

SF-A2 miki as Mikina Freesis

GUMI as Gumillia

Luka Megurine as Elluka Clockworker

Miku Hatsune as Michaela

Teto Kasane as Chartette Langley

Lily as Liliane Mouchet

Haku Yowane as Clarith

LE♂N as Leonhart Avadonia

TETO as Chartette Langley

Tsukuyomi Ai as Aile Freesis

Tsukuyomi Shouta as Shaw Freesis

Related Songs[]

Heartbeat Clocktower (EC 990)[]

With clear references to Heartbeat Clocktower and featuring a similar melody, Handbeat Clocktower can be considered an arrangement of that previous song.



  • This song has been rumored to be part of the Clockwork Lullaby series by having the "Ru Ri Ra" pattern on it. However, Akuno-P has confirmed that it is not part of the Clockwork Lullaby.
  • This song was featured on the trailer of the novel The Daughter of Evil, Praefatio of Blue.


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