Rotten Girl, Grotesque Romance (Stalker) (ロッテンガールグロテスクロマンス【ストーカー】)is a song sung by Vocaloid 01 Hatsune Miku. It classes as Vocaloid horror due to the disturbing nature of the story.
At a point in time, there was a mysterious murder case in Tokyo, Japan. The case was never revealed to the media, lest it disturb the public; there was, however, a report given to a member of the public by a corrupt officer involved with the case.
"A series of murders had been occurring around <Location removed> in which the victims’ bodies had gone completely missing. There were numerous signs to indicate that there was suspicious activity involved. One case, for example involved <Name removed>, a 20 year old man who had a love for cats. Located in his house were three parcels filled with dismembered cats. This suggested that the killer knew the victim. He was also engaged to <Name removed>, who had been murdered three days before. Her torso and head had also been found in the house, and it is unlikely her fiance had been the killer. Traces of her blood were found in a gift box, which had been adressed to the victim. However, this time, the return address had been written, as if it was to indicate that a stalker had been following him. We raided the return address. The place was the stuff of nightmares. The place itself was dismal- stained carpets and peeling walls, but that isn’t the first bit of it. There was dried blood everywhere, the ceiling, the floor, the walls, over furniture. It was as if someone had been trying to run a slaughterhouse in their own home. There were numerous sharp tools hanging from the walls that looked to be similar to that of a surgeon’s, including scalpels, bonesaws and other devices. Notably, there was one wall, lined with pictures of the victim, doing day to day activitites, unaware of the photographer. In the middle of the wall was a red curtain. When we opened the curtain, there were numerous boxes, filled with limbs and carcasses; the victim’s was found among them. The killer is still on the run."
The member of the public deemed it only appropriate to make a Vocaloid horror song from the killer’s perspective.
- spoilers below*
Rotten Girl, Grotesque Romance is said to have a strange effect on the people who watch it. Depending on the video edition, the accompanying picture varies. In one particular edition, it shows a picture of Miku along the photo wall, wearing a simple red dress, a pierced tongue, and pale skintone. The most noticable thing, however, is her eyes, which are identical to a dead person's- glazed over and lacking colour. They are also strangely wide (a reflection of a "yandere," an anime term defining an insane lover).
The song itself incorporates a variety of different sounds which give it a very fast pace and creepy feel. The lyrics are sung from the killer's perspective, detailing her stalking and adoration of her target. The most shocking part, however, is just before the bridge; the instruments cut out and the following lines are sung as if through a radio;
Look right here, behind the door,
Here is a present I made for you,
Every day you'll find the same thing,
a cat's head, since you love cats so much.
At the end of the verse, the sound of high heels can be heard, along with stone scraping. The sound gets faster and louder, as if the killer is approaching very rapidly, until the music jumps back in for the bridge.
First time listeners beware. This song is not for the light hearted or light stomached.