|Kagamine Rin||Red Rin||Irina (data)|
|Other Names||The World's Most Pure Machine Gun |
The One Who Destroys
|First Appearance||It's the End!|
|Last Appearance||In Your Eyes.|
- "Don't stagger; just for today, it's our Sunday"
Kagamine Rin is a Vocaloid living in Japan in the present day era. In the past, Rin had a data file based on Irina uploaded into her after the girl's suicide, and then was infected with a virus programming after. Having her memories of this and Irina partially erased, Rin lived a relatively normal life with her fellow Vocaloids Len and Miku, trying to get the love and attention of the former while she rivaled over the latter. This life began to fall apart when her past memories caught up with her.
In the Russia EraEdit
- "Those days you weren't "Rin""
After the tragic death of a Russian girl named Irina, her dog, and her comrade, the officer Elena recreated their story in spam-files. Meanwhile, the Vocaloid Kagamine Rin was also made in a factory, while Urusei Teppannov, under the directive of Putin, created a virus for the purpose of destroying Irina. After being uploaded onto the internet, the spam file for Irina journeyed until entering Kagamine Rin's programming. The newly formed consciousness later ended up in Sugamo, Japan.
The suffering girl, wishing to at least forget all of the things she'd seen, was reprogrammed along with Kagamine Len by a Vocaloid uploader in Tokyo, having her memories erased. Being happy for a short time and unbothered by her programming, she nonetheless fought with her enemies, such as an AI of Ronald McDonald and America, under Irina's delusion of being Putin's right-hand woman. When she later regained her memories, Rin begged to be herself for just a little longer.
- "More than Hatsune Miku, I'll show you that I shine!"
To keep herself and her new life from vanishing, Kagamine Rin made an arrangement with the uploader to erase her memories again. The uploader, getting cold feet, instead pressed enter on her programming repeatedly, wiping her memories temporarily. For safekeeping, "Irina's" memories were also removed and placed on a disk. By her first New Year's a more innocent, albeit Putin-obsessed, Rin excitedly planned to take the world by storm as a Vocaloid.
For a time afterwards Rin began to live normally, getting to know her fellow Vocaloids Kagamine Len and Hatsune Miku, singing songs for her producer, and playing as Zangief in Street Fighter. She, over time, fell in love with Len and began trying to get his attention, only for him to be obsessed with Miku. As Miku continually bested her in sales and Len's heart, Rin became depressed and regularly bought weed from Ronald to get high. When Valentine's day approached, Rin decided to give Len a special chocolate to impress him.Using a myriad of ingredients, even gunpowder, Rin worked all the previous night to make her chocolate; she then put it in a small box, handing it over to Len on Valentine's Day. Low on sleep and "corrupted", Rin repeatedly urged Len to eat her gift. When he hesitated, Rin switched to her virus personality and tried to violently coerce him into eating it instead. Some time after that day, Rin started wearing a long grey coat, white scarf, and Russian hat when she went outside, an outfit reminiscent of Irina's.
By the season of cherry blossoms, Rin had become fed up with her uploader and hoped to go to Russia to meet Putin. During this point, she also realized that Ronald McDonald had been deceiving the children and decided to kill him to solve this. Taking a submachine gun and a shovel, Rin made a date with Len to meet by the road where the cherry blossoms bloomed. After making the date, she approached Ronald and shot him with the submachine gun, burying him under the cherry trees with Len's help and evading the police.After burying Ronald, Rin took Len back to her house and, giving him an initiation ceremony of sorts, resolved to teach him survival skills like how to kick, use a knife, and brush his teeth. She then sent Len to the store to buy her sugared natto. Happy at everything finally going well in her life, Rin sat and waited for Len. During this Ronald, who had escaped his "grave", came to Rin's house and attacked her with a gun.
Losing the fight with Ronald, Rin decided to call the police; once they arrived, however, she was the one arrested after failing to pass herself off as an innocent victim. Len, as well, was arrested during this time. After being processed and tried under juvenile laws, Rin and Len were released and let off with a scolding. The two walked home together from Shibuya Station, while Rin became frustrated once again to see Len fawning over Miku on the way back.
- "My memories return, I can see Russia"
At some point after their release, Rin and Len began attending Miku's Junior High. During this time, Rin began making changes in anticipation of one day going to Russia, such as quitting using weed. She also changed her outfit to a darker coat and Russian hat. Despite her changes, Len continued to prefer Miku over her, frustrating her. On one occasion, she even had to drag Len home, as he had gotten sidetracked staring at Miku. During this time, Rin learned that Len was having a relationship with Abe-san. During class, Rin consulted her teacher, Tashiro, and was told that "Octopus in a Mini Skirt" were the magic words to Len's heart.With her magic words, Rin gave Len a letter telling him to come meet her; she then went behind the school and waited for him, tying her hair into pigtails to look more like Miku. With Len arriving late, Rin panicked until he showed up, upon which time she berated him for his tardiness. Quickly moving on, she asked Len what he thought of her becoming an idol like Miku, as she chanted her "magic words".
Hearing Len express his disapproval, Rin interpreted it as a rejection and went into a catatonic state, repeating "Octopus in a Mini Skirt" over and over. She then chased Len off with a submachine gun, shooting at Abe-san's jacket in the process. Taking out her pigtails, Rin continued to stare morosely at the ground before being approached by Miku. Standing beside her, Miku attempted to comfort Rin, only for Rin to eventually brush her off in disgust. She then bemoaned her failures, as well as musing aloud about her past in Moscow and Sugamo.
From that point, Rin moved on from her rejection and drifted apart from Len, being nominated for student council and beginning to enjoy herself in school. One day, while she walked through Tokyo Dome City, Rin was startled when Len suddenly came and hugged her. As she protested, Len inserted the disk containing Irina memories into her headphones, bringing all of Irina's memories back to Rin as if she herself had experienced them.From that point, Rin moved on from her rejection and drifted apart from Len, being nominated for student council and beginning to enjoy herself in school. One day, while she walked through Tokyo Dome City, Rin was startled when Len suddenly came and hugged her. As she protested, Len inserted the disk containing Irina memories into her headphones, bringing all of Irina's memories back to Rin as if she herself had experienced them. Seperating from Len, Rin's anger faded to wonder and a newfound appreciation for him, knowing he was once "Irina's dog".
She held out her hand to him, hoping to once again rekindle their relationship; seeing Len's sudden hesitance, Rin tried to cheer him up while her memories continued to return, expressing her wish to be with him and waiting for him to admit the same. As Len only looked away, muttering to himself, Rin pressed closer and tried repeatedly to reassure him. Finally, as a last attempt to get Len's attention, she riled his anger with an insult. Once again asking Len for his answer, Rin was overjoyed when Len took her hand at last. The two then shared a romantic date in Tokyo Dome City Attractions before Rin finally walked back home alone.
- "The last day is near...This is the beginning"
Over time, Rin became aware that she would eventually disappear from her virus as a result of getting her memories back; in spite of this she remained positive. Later on it was arranged for Rin to sing on television in late December, and she dressed in a cat outfit for the broadcast. She then proceeded to sing the song Assassin! to her score of viewers, including Len and Miku, before finishing up to a round of applause. Afterwards, in her school outfit and Russian coat, scarf, and hat, Rin went to the train station and called Len on her cellphone.Wandering around the city and hoping Len would give her a Christmas present, Rin listened to Hatsune Miku's track titled "Last Song" on her iPod. She was then approached by the tall, dark form of Camui Gackpo. He brought out a gun and shot at her, breaking one of her headphones. As he fired again, Rin watched Len suddenly arrive and kick the gun away; while she stood in shock, Len told her to run, claiming he'd be fine, and although conflicted Rin took off towards home.
As she ran, Rin realized that with her broken headphones she wouldn't be able to insert her backup disk and that the time she would disappear for good was approaching, although hoping that she would at least have one more good memory with Len before then. Rin then finally reached her dorm, where she collapsed upon walking through the front door. She woke up in her data world interior, separating into her red virus self and the Irina data file. The two then had a verbal confrontation before the Irina data file resolved to disappear and destroy herself, having realized the whole truth of what she was.The virus and the Irina spam file, still separated internally, then began working in tandem to control Rin. Stripping off her Russian clothes and school uniform, the disjointed Rin, wearing her original Vocaloid outfit, walked out into the blizzarding Tokyo. Then, she prepared to shoot into herself in the temple with a gun, as the real Irina had once done. Smiling, she stared on ahead as Len arrived at her location and then collapsed, a USB port shot into him by Miku.
She then stood by as Miku shot her with the same, knocking her unconscious. Afterwards, Miku dragged her back into her house and lay her under a sheet next to Camui Gackpo, who had also gotten hold of a USB to link himself into Rin's interior. As Rin waited in her data interior and prepared to destroy herself, Miku explained to Len everything that had occurred regarding her, and all the Vocaloids present then entered into the girl's data interior.
- "Farewell, with a smile"
Back in her data interior, Red Rin and the Irina data file presumably merged once more and Rin began to alternate between her two programs, sitting in the snow waiting for Len. Eventually Rin spotted Len running towards her, and then watched as he was confronted by Camui Gackpo. As she watched her friend face off against Camui, Rin reminisced on all she had gotten to do in her time as a Vocaloid and all that she wouldn't be able to do now. After reminiscing, Rin finally thanked everyone who had let her tell her story; in that moment, she saw Len defeating Camui with the Atomic Suplex Hold.Seeing the happy ending that Len wished to show her, Rin began crying and thanked Len as well in the last moment. At peace with her disappearance, Rin finally vanished with a tearful smile and her eyes turned white. She then awoke from her data interior without any of her previous personality or memories, with Len waking up from the data world around the same time.
A blank slate, Kagamine Rin began mindlessly leading Len around Tokyo, expressionlessly walking through locations that had previously been important to them, like Shibuya station, Sugamo station, Studio Alta, and elsewhere. Eventually, they arrived in Tokyo Dome City and Rin swung her arms as she took in the sights. Suddenly, Len ran and caught up to her from behind, pulling her into a tight hug. While he did so, the blank Rin expressionlessly hugged him back and then listened in confusion as Len told her he loved her. A little later, she transitioned into Red Rin and taunted the camera.
- "Always, always, special."
- ―Len about Rin's attributes[src]
After being uploaded as a Vocaloid, Rin was an easily frustrated and fiery-tempered individual, always second to Miku and lovestruck over Len, who had a crush on the other idol. Taking measures to make herself seem more desirable, such as developing her "mew" verbal tic to seem more cute, she was often upset that they had little effect. As a result, she was prone to making physical attacks on her crush and would often wield a knife at him to get her way. Additionally, Rin originally had no scruples against murder if the target was reprehensible enough and was willing to kill Ronald due to the injustice she'd perceived him doing to the children.
Because of her past and otherwise, Rin had a variety of odd quirks; having a past life that lived in Russia, Rin was a huge Russia Otaku and was obsessed with Putin in particular, always wanting to visit the country and meet him. She would additionally fixate on Russian things, like playing as the Russian Zangief in Street Fighter, saying gratuitous Russian words, and wearing clothes reminiscent of Irina's own outfit. Before receiving her memories as Irina back, she was eager to return to Russia one day and acted for this purpose. She also would initially try to cope with her problems with weed, although dropping the habit later.When regaining her memories, Rin was shown to have more confidence in herself and displayed less frustration with how her life went, although nonetheless always fighting to get Len's affection. As part of her calmer personality, after realizing that she would disappear Rin struggled to make peace with her inevitable fate. Although desperate to be able to prolong her existence in the beginning and unhappy the first time her carefree life was coming to an end, she would over time come to accept her end and be happy for how far she had managed to come, having no more regrets.
After vanishing, Rin's blank slate self displayed no trace of her old self and little autonomy. She also no longer recognized Len or paid any attention to him in favor of the sights of Tokyo. Despite this, she still displayed some ability to interact with him, hearing his confession of love, even if puzzled by it, and hugging him after being hugged.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
- "No matter what, I couldn't win."
- ―Len remembers Rin's skills[src]
Being a Vocaloid and limited only by what was possible on the internet, Rin was stronger and able to take more abuse than a real person, including intensely cold temperatures. Similarly, she was skilled at wrestling and especially adept at using the Cobra Twist and high-kicks to dispatch her opponent. As an extension of this, she also became skilled at Street Fighter and often used Zangief, despite his being difficult to use. Aside from wrestling, Rin also had skill using heavy weaponry, such as a submachine gun, and lighter weapons like a knife, although she was usually helpless to defend herself against a pistol or smaller gun at close range.
As a Vocaloid Rin was also a very capable electronic singer and was able to become a very popular idol, additionally cute enough to excite her audience when displayed in the right outfit. Despite this, her popularity was such that she was always second to Miku, and only able to become an idol after the other Vocaloid quit being one. She was otherwise skilled in other activities, like being able to make money on the stock market, and had enough civic charisma to become part of school council in Junior High.
- "I'm always cute!!"
Rin looked similar to the girl Irina and almost identical to Kagamine Len, having the same height, coloration, and facial structure as the two. She had bright blue eyes, pale clean skin, and blonde shoulder-length hair swept up into four white barrettes. As typical for a Vocaloid, she had a white headset attached to her head that had yellows lights, into which a USB drive or disk could be inserted to change or update her programming.
During school hours, Rin would wear her school uniform of a white dress shirt, a yellow tie, black shoes and tights, and a yellow plaid pleated skirt. She briefly wore her hair in pigtails, as well, to resemble Hatsune Miku At some point after attending Junior High Rin began wearing a dark Russian coat, hat and white scarf over her school uniform, resembling Irina's outfit.
During her song on live television, she wore a cat outfit with a black dress with a bow and bell on the front, thigh-high boots, long gloves, and a frilled skirt, changing back to her usual outfit soon after. Later on, after her confrontation with Red Rin, the divided Rin stripped off all her outer layers and returned to her Vocaloid costume for the remainder of the series.
- "That you... "love" me, I want you to say it, mew."
Rin's fellow Vocaloid and friend, the most important individual in Rin's life. Rin had a special connection to Len from the beginning due to their past lives together, one loving him as Irina's dog; with her memories gone, however, Rin instead came to love Len due to his unruly and hopeless personality. Wanting to spend time with him and teach him what she knew, she would drag him along on many of her activities. The two also shared the same uploader, often putting them in contact with each other.Despite wanting to get his love, she was often frustrated with how much he preferred Miku over her, as well as how he never payed her much attention. She, as a result, would often beat him up and bully him, although always eager to give Len another "last" chance. Although at first not seeming to care about his own desires and opinions as a result of her obsessive love, Rin began to calm down about Len considerably after he rejected her behind the school. As a result she decided not to spend as much time and effort on him and the two drifted apart while she began having fun in school; she also began to disapprove of his delinquent habits.
After receiving her memories, Rin's feelings for Len were reignited and compounded with Irina's previous love for her dog. Having a closer and more intimate relationship, Rin felt like she wasn't alone while with Len and deeply cared for him, wanting to make him happy. As they continued their relationship, however, she was continually frustrated by his inability to say her love for her; she would as a result work to impress him by her own natural talents rather than imitating Miku as before. In the end, Rin was grateful to Len for all he'd done for her and wanted to see him happy and living even as she faded out of existence.
- "I'm not Hatsune Miku. How awful! I'll rage out"
Rin's fellow Vocaloid. Despite Irina's fondness for Miku's songs in her "old life", Rin envied Miku greatly for her popularity as a Vocaloid and, even more so, for having Len's attention more than she did. Although not knowing her very well, she felt intense loathing for Miku from the start and found the way she acted irritating, calling her a pig when she could. Always finding herself second next to the other Vocaloid, however, she tried to imitate her for a time if it would make her more popular.
This rivalry with Miku would continue despite all else that happened to her, as she ultimately wanted to "win" against her with Len up until her disappearance, and called her "nothing" after Miku's own self-styled nickname. Despite this, Rin and Miku were capable of spending some time together and understanding each other, although Rin rarely gave her any kind words or expressed sympathy for the idol's situation. Similarly she was at odds with her boyfriend, Ronald, and didn't care what his disappearance did to the other Vocaloid.
A virus programming infecting Rin. After her memories were erased in a poor fashion, Rin was originally unaware of Red Rin's presence in her, the other merely being a facet of her occasionally violent and Yandere personality. As she would switch between her different programming almost flawlessly, Rin made no mention of her other half but would seem to switch to Red Rin when desiring to get her way or triggered by Irina's past in Russia. After Red Rin and Irina separated and merged, she began again switching flawlessly between her Red Rin self and ordinary self, before leaving only Red Rin behind.
- "My uploader is base."
Rin and Len's producer. Rin had a low opinion of her producer, finding him "base", likely due to his failure to make her popular as a Vocaloid. Due to this, she had no compunction insulting him and wished only to escape from him and go to Russia instead. Despite this, after initially meeting him Rin was able to trust him with erasing her memories so that she could remain without destroying herself, albeit betrayed in her trust by the faulty job done by the man. After regaining her memories for another time, Rin seemed to have no more interactions with her uploader, although acknowledging what he'd done for her.
- In January 2010, Rin won first place of the "Favorite Putin-P Series character" poll held on Putin-P's blog by 56%.
- Outside of the series, Rin is occasionally referred to as "Puurin" by her creator to distinguish her from the real program Kagamine Rin.