|♪ Handbeat Clocktower ♫|
|NND / YT (subbed)|
|Original Name:||針音ノ時計塔 -handbeat clocktower- (Shin on no Tokeitou -handbeat clocktower-)|
|English Name:||Handbeat Clocktower|
Kagamine Rin/Len (backup)
|Release Date:||March 30, 2012|
|Collaborators:||Yuurin, Ichika, Osamu, Yuu, Batako, GAN, Hatsu, Yoshidadondorian, Denki, Suzunosuke (illustrations)
|Series:||Story of Evil|
|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".
KAITO as Kyle Marlon
Yuki Kaai as Yukina Freesis
Rin Kagamine as Riliane Lucifen d'Autriche
Len Kagamine as Allen Avadonia
MEIKO as Germaine Avadonia
Neru Akita as Ney Futapie
Prima as Prim Marlon
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
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.
- Nicopedia - Song's article in Nicopedia