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FAQ/Walkthrough by Tyma

Version: 0.3 | Updated: 10/08/06




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                                 FAQ/Walkthrough
                            North American PS2 Version
                                  Version 0.3
                                October 08, 2006





Table of Contents

1.   Intro
2.   FAQ

3.   Game Mode
3.1    Default Songlist
3.2    Boss Songs

4.   Stellar Master Mode
4.A     Popcorn
4.B     Glow
4.C     Uguisu
4.D     Red Dolphin

5.   Song Information
5.A     Licenses
5.B     Konami Original
5.C     BeMani Transplant
5.D     Revival Tracks
5.E     Boss Songs
5.F     Production BGM

6.   Special Thanks
7.   Version Information



What's New
----------

After managing to drop my PS2 and thus needing to order replacement parts for
it, I got a tad delayed ^^;

Upon re-wiring it, I realised what a horrible existance it is to sit and listen
to Girls Just Wanna Have Fun for the better part of an hour, in order to figure
out the lyrics.

So in place of the licenses, this update includes Song Information for the
first round of unlocks from the 'Uguisu' and 'Red Dolphin' planets. Namely :

Blue Impulse, Gekkou Chou, Kagerow, Graduation, iFuturelist, Ki-Se-Ki,
Love Shine, The Least 100 Sec, Murmur Twins, Ska Ska no.3.

I'm liking this update, because I got to listen to Kagerow a lot :D

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1.0  Intro

Welcome to Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA, the 213871397913th game in the DDR
series. It's a game that plays music, and challemges you to follow the music by
performing a series of choreographed steps.

The aim of this FAQ isn't so much to answer questions about successfuly playing
the game, but to document the far more interesting parts of the game, and to
highlight things which make the game much, much more than just jumping up and
down on a plastic mat, while bad music plays from your TV.

DDR SuperNOVA is the product of 8 years of Dance Dance Revolution, beatmania,
Pop'n Music and Guitar Freaks games, and in many ways, this FAQ is the product
of 8 years of love for these games. It's written with the intention that you
will read through it from start to finish to learn new things, not to quote
small parts of, when you want to refer to things.

Although I've tried my best to document every new and unique aspect of the
game, The bulk of this FAQ is the Song Information section. This is all written
in the hope that someone out there will look up their favorite song, learn
something new about it, and appreciate it on a whole new level. This is
something I always loved about the DDR series, and it's what drives my
continued love affair with the songs, and the people behind them.

It's reccomended that you read the game manual before reading this FAQ, because
I'm not going to regurgitate any of the information it provides you. This is a
document about the music, people and challenges that make up Dance Dance
Revolution SuperNOVA. It's not an FAQ about which arrows to step on. Who on
earth would want to read that? ^^;

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2.0  FAQ

Q. How many songs are in the game?
A. 59 full-fledged songs, and around 10 more songs which are only playable in
   Stellar Master Mode. The default songlist has 32 songs. The others all have
   to be unlocked.

Q. Does it contain all of the songs and features of the arcade?
A. No, the game only aims to contain songs which were exclusive to the arcade
   version of Supernova. Of that mighty list, the PS2 version is missing 1 of
   the new Konami Original songs, several of the 'Bemani crossover' songs, and
   all but 3 of the licenses. It replaces them with new licenses, and songs
   borrowed from the 'Ultramix' series.

Q. How do you unlock songs?
A. By playing Stellar Master mode and beating certain 'Showdown' stages, hidden
   songs become available for purchase in the shop. To unlock them, choose the
   "shop" option on the main menu, and spend "points", which you accumulate
   every time you play a song.

Q. What do "VIP Cards" do?
A. When you complete a 'Showdown', you receive the VIP Card for that showdown.
   Beating certain showdowns or combinations of showdowns will unlock new
   planets.

Q. I keep passing all the songs in Stellar Master Mode, and doing what it tells
   me, but it's not letting me complete the trials!
A. Play without modifiers. Make sure all the modifiers in the "options" menu
   are turned off. Make sure you aren't playing with any special 'Arrow'
   graphics turned on, either.

Q. What are the 'Boss Songs'
A. Healing-D-Vision, Max 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix), Fascination Maxx, Fascination
   (Eternal Love Mix) and Chaos. The first 4 are playable by playing 'Game
   Mode' and getting a "AA" grade on your final stage. The boss song you play
   is dependant on the 'Difficulty Mode' you chose at the start of the game.
   Easy   - Max 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix)
   Medium - Healing-D-Vision
   Hard   - Fascination Maxx
   All Music - Fascination (Eternal Love Mix)
   Get an "AA" grade on any boss song to play Chaos

Q. How do you unlock the Boss Songs?
A. Play 'Game Mode', reach the boss stage, and get a grade of "A" or higher on
   the Boss Song. This will make it available for purchase in the shop.

Q. How do I earn points?
A. Points are earned and added to your total whenever you clear a song, in any
   mode.

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3.0  Game Mode

[reserved]

----

3.1  Default songlist

At the start of the game you are given a choice of 'difficulty mode'. The songs
appearing on the song wheel will change according to this choice. Choosing 'All
Music' from this menu will enable every song.

E - This song available on 'Easy'
M - This song available on 'Medium'
H - This song available on 'Hard'


-Licenses
- M H   Yomoyasu Hotei - Battle Without Honor Or Humanity
E M H   Captain Jack - Centerfold (130BPM Move It Mix)
E M H   NM featuring Susan Z - Come Clean
- - H   Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance
E M -   Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
E M H   Tiggy - Freckles (KCP Re-Edit)
E - -   Lipps's Inc - Funkytown
E M H   Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
- - H   Julia - Heaven Is A Place On Earth (German Election Mix)
- M H   Caesars - Jerk It Out
- - H   Ferry Corsten - L.E.F (Loud Electronic Ferocious)
E M H   David Bowie - Let's Dance
E M -   Carlos Jean - Mr Dabada (Groove Wonder Remix)
E M H   The Crystal Method - Robogirl
- M H   Armin Van Buuren - Shivers (Radio Edit)
E M -   Lulu - Shout
E M -   Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone
E M H   Paul Van Dyk feat. Wayne Jackson - The Other Side (Radio Mix)
- M -   Roger Sanchez - Turn On The Music (Axwell Radio Edit)
E M H   The Buggles - Video Kill The Radio Star

-New Konami Original
- - H   Scotty D Revisits U1 - Flow (True Style)
E M H   Chiyotia - Fly Away
E M -   Naoki feat Becky Lucinda - My Only Shining Star
E M H   BeForU - Peace
E M -   SysSF feat. Donna Burke - Star Gate Heaven
- - H   Jun - True Love

-Bemani Crossover
E M H   D-Crew - Curus
- M -   Terra - Mugen
- - H   Taka Respect for JSB - No.13
- - H   Tatsh - Xepher

-From CS
- - H   Terra - Doll
E M H   Asletics - Hit 'n' Slap

-Boss Song
E - -   Jondi & Spesh - Max 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix)
- M -   De-strad - Healing-D-Vision
- - H   100-200-400 - Fascination Maxx
- - -   2MB - Fascination (Eternal Love Mix)
E M H   De-Sire Retunes - Chaos

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3.2  Boss Songs

Each difficulty mode has a unique boss song. To play the boss song, beat the
'Final Stage' (by default the 3rd stage) with a "AA" rank.

The easiest way to do this is to find a song with a simple and consistent beat
(read : Freckles), and to change the speed of the steps in the options menu, to
make them as fast as you can realistically read. It's much easier to play by
reacting to arrows at fast speeds, than by using rhythmic intuition at slow
speeds.

If you score a "AA" or higher, a siren will sound during the results screen,
and you'll be given a 4th stage (the 'Extra Stage'), and the boss song will be
highlighted by default. You are free to play any song as your Extra Stage, but
you will be forced to play the song in 1.5x speed, in reverse, with a very
strict life bar.

The boss song available depends on the difficulty mode selected at the
beginning of the game :

Easy   - Max 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix)
Medium - Healing-D-Vision
Hard   - Fascination Maxx
All Music - Fascination (Eternal Love Mix)

Getting a grade of "A" or higher on the boss song will make it available for
purchase in the shop. Getting a "AA" grade will allow you to play a 5th stage
(One More Extra Stage). The only song you can play on this stage is Chaos. It
can only be played on 3x speed, in reverse, and the game will end the moment
you break your combo.

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4.0  Stellar Master Mode

                                                "If the world were a turntable"
                                                          "Spin it all the way"
                                           "Be the stellar master that you are"


----

4.1  Introduction

Each world (Stellar Joint) starts with a small songlist, and a list of trials
to complete. You are free to play any of the songs on any difficulty, but the
aim is to fulfil the requirements of the 5 trials, while doing so.

Each trial is listed as follows

-

1. Objective (Quantity)
[Step patterns allowed] [Option]

-

If the option box contains a "O", then changes can be made in the options menu
before choosing the song. If the option box contains an "X", then changing any
option will disqualify you from completing the trial, until they are reset.

After completing 3 trials, the world's first Showdown will open. Completing 4
and 5 trials will open the "Ex" and "Diamond Ex" showdowns, respectively.

A showdown is played as a series of back-to-back stages, containing snippets of
songs with various gameplay twists. Each showdown contains several possible
stages, of which 4 or more are randomly selected, each time you attempt the
showdown. All possible stages are listed in the FAQ, as follows :

-

Stage Code
Artist - Song                                               [Step Pattern Used]
An explanation of what the stage entails, what you have to do to clear it, and
any tricky surprises you'll need to look out for. On harder stages, this also
includes hints, tips and methods of completely cheating

                                                                      "Comment"

-

Unless noted, the object of each stage is always to pass the song with some
health remaining on your health bar.

Passing showdowns earns "VIP Cards", which are collected to open up even more
worlds. Passing certain showdowns will also open up new songs, courses, arrow
skins and characters for purchase in the shop.


----

Quick Note From The Author

From this point on, all songs are referred to by their legible artist and
title.
Any song which contains Japanese characters, symbols or hearts is just written
in a sensible fashion, and subtitles have been dropped for the sake of
formatting.

Stellar Master Mode includes several stages which recycle pieces of production
music from previous Konami games. These are usually very short and simple
stages, and aren't playable in any form outside of Stellar Master Mode.

Within the game itself, these songs are all listed as 'Unknown', by the artist
'Unknown', and are played on 'Unknown' difficulty. This seems to be a shortcut
taken by the producers or translators of the game, as most of the songs used
have previously been attributed titles and authors, in various forms of media.

For the sake of a speed, the correct names will be attributed to these songs
later. ^^;


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4.A  Popcorn Walkthrough


Popcorn Songlist
----------------

Captain Jack - Centerfold
NM featuring Susan Z - Come Clean
Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance
Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
Lipps's. Inc - Funkytown
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
David Bowie - Let's Dance
Carlos Jean - Mr Dabada
Armin Van Buuren - Shivers
Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone



Popcorn Trials
----------------

01. Complete 2 songs! (2)
[Beginner] [O]

02. Complete 2 songs with rank "C" or better (2)
[Beginner / Basic] [O]

03. Score 7.5 million points with 5 songs (5)
[Basic / Difficult] [X]

04. Complete 2 songs with PiX (2)
[Difficult] [O]

05. Complete 5 Songs (5)
[Expert / Challenge] [X]

Complete 2 : Popcorn Showdown
Complete 3 : Popcorn Ex Showdown
Complete 5 : Popcorn Diamond Ex Showdown


Popcorn Unlocks
--------------

Bird  [arrow]
Pixel [arrow]



Walkthrough
-----------

PiX is the game's mascot, and the single cause of all evil in the world. The
"complete 2 songs with PiX" Whenever you play a song, you'll be given a random
background dancer, one of which is PiX. To complete the challenge, select and
fail any song, until you randomly get given PiX as the dancer. When you get
her, clear the song, and repeat a second time.

The following songs do not use background dancers, so can't be used to complete
the challenge : Dance, Dance, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Let's Dance.



----------------
Popcorn Showdown                              [Requires 3/4 passes to complete]
----------------


PC-1
Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
Pix commands you to clear the song, scoring great or perfect on at least 40
steps.
                                                  "This is not Raspberry Heart"


PC-2
NM featuring Susan Z - Come Clean                                       [Basic]
The arrows do not move in time with the music. Instead, you have to step on
them as shown on the notechart, without any regard to timing. If it gives you
trouble, just plug in a dual-shock controller, and mash all 4 buttons as
quickly as possible ^^;
                                             "The (down arrow) is easy to miss"


PC-3
Asletics - Hit 'n' Slap                                              [Beginner]
Clear the song. Every time to step on the down arrow, you must score a great or
perfect.
                                               "Hit to the slap to the maximum"


PC-4
Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
Clear the stage. If you move your feet off the left and right arrows, Pix leaps
out of your TV and glues them in place.
                                                 "Learn to stay off the center"


-------------------
Popcorn Ex Showdown                           [Requires 4/5 passes to complete]
-------------------


PC-EX1
Chiyota - Fly Away                                                      [Basic]
Play the song using 'Bird' arrows.
                                                     "Trust your power of love"


PC-EX2
Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
Clear the song. Every step is a jump.
                                 "It's still not as stupid as Super-Max-Me Mix"


PC-EX3
Naoki feat. Yuki - Blue Impulse                                     [Difficult]
The arrows do not move in time with the music. Instead, you have to step on
them as shown on the notechart, without any regard to timing. If it gives you
trouble, just plug in a dual-shock controller, and mash all 4 buttons as
quickly as possible ^^;
                                                    "Do 30 combos from the top"


PC-EX4
Lipps's Inc - Funkytown                                                 [Basic]
Complete the song.. It gets more interesting than this, I promise ^^;
                                               "Focus only on inverted arrows!"


PC-EX5
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun                            [Difficult]
Only step on the left and right arrows.
                                                 "Let's get something to drink"


PC-EX6
Big Idea - Baile Le Samba                                               [Basic]
Clear the song with a AA or higher. The music is muted.
                                        "Baile Le Samba never sounded so good!"


PC-EX7
Armin Van Buuren - Shivers                                              [Basic]
Clear the song with a "C" grade of higher. The arrow markers are placed halfway
down the screen. Hit the arrows when they reach the markers.
                                              "You'll do well at the showdown!"


---------------------------
Popcorn Diamond Ex Showdown                   [Requires 4/5 passes to complete]
---------------------------



PC-DEX1
Captain Jack - Centerfold                                           [Difficult]
Two of the arrow markers are detached from their normal positions, meaning that
the arrows in two columns must be pressed 1 beat EARLIER than arrows in the
other two. For some reason, this seems to be easier on a mat than on a
controller.
                                                           "My blood runs cold"


PC-DEX2
Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
You have to hit a single arrow. It's an up arrow, and it's the 1st beat of the
4th bar.
                                                         "Get a perfect score!"


PC-DEX3
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun                            [Difficult]
Clear the song. The columns for the up and down arrows have been switched.
                                                  "That's all they really want"


PC-DEX4
Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
Clear the song. If you don't twirl around, Pix will hurt you...
                                    "...while making a full turn and complete!"


PC-DEX5
Carlos Jean - Mr Dabada                                             [Difficult]
Clear the song. The arrows are AWESOME.
                                                                     "DDR GBC!"


PC-DEX6
Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To                                     [Beginner]
Clear the song with a "AAA" grade
                               "The key is to keep a close watch on the screen"


PC-DEX7
Berimbau '66 - Brazilian Anthem                                         [Basic]
Arrows in the horizontal columns slow down as they reach the top of the screen.
Arrows in the vertical columns speed up as they reach the top of the screen. If
you're using a dual-shock, try using your left hand exclusively for horizontal
columns, and the right hand exclusively for vertical columns.
                                                               "bababababadada"

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4.B  Glow Walkthrough


Glow Songlist
---------------

Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance
Tiggy - Freckles
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Julia - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
Ferry Corsten - LEF
The Crystal Method - Robogirl
Lulu - Shout
Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone
Paul Van Dyk feat. Wayne Jackson - The Other Side
The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star



Glow Trials
-------------

1. Complete 3 songs! (3)
[Beginner] [X]

2. Clear "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" (1)
[Beginner / Basic] [X]

3. Clear 5 songs with "A" grade or higher (5)
[Basic / Difficult / Expert]  [X]

4. Select "roulette" and land on any song EXCEPT "Dance Dance". Clear it (1)
[Dififcult]  [O]

5. Clear 2 songs with "AA" grade or higher (2)
[Difficult / Expert / Challenge] [X]

Complete 2 : Glow Showdown
Complete 3 : Glow Ex Showdown
Complete 5 : Glow Diamond Ex Showdown



Glow Unlocks
-------------

Glow [character]



Walkthrough
-----------

The trials are all pretty straight-forward. Remember not to use turn on any
modifiers in the options menu, before trying to AA things.



-------------
Glow Showdown                                 [Requires 4/5 Passes to complete]
-------------


GL-1
Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
Clear the song. It only uses left and right arrows.
                                                "Learn to stay off the center!"


GL-2
Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, WIN
                                                   "Don't be scared of arrows!"


GL-3
Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
Clear the song.
                                           "Don't get your feet in the center!"


GL-4
Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
Clear the song, preferably with a full combo of 8.
                                                     "Don't step on the center"


GL-5
Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
... I think you'd better not place your feet in the center of the pad.
Something tells me that Konami wouldn't like that...

                                              "Step on each as fast as you can"


----------------
Glow Ex Showdown                              [Requires 4/5 Passes to complete]
----------------


GL-EX1
Paul Van Dyk feat. Wayne Jackson - The Other Side                    [Beginner]
Clear the song with a "B" grade or higher. The left and right columns have been
switched.
                 "You know it's going to do this with Xepher Challenge, right?"


GL-EX2
Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone                                   [Beginner]
The right arrow column has been detached from the others. You need to hit the
right arrows a full beat before other arrows. Clear the song with a "B" grade
or higher.
                                     "Does the Diamond EX VIP Card taste good?"


GL-EX3
Wilma De Oliveira - Tierra Buena                                        [Basic]
Clear the song without your combo ever exceeding 9. You can safely ignore every
8th arrow, and comfortably pass the song.
                                            "Complete with less than 10 combos"


GL-EX4
Tiggy - Freckles                                                    [Difficult]
The song is played with "Pixel" arrows. Clear it with a combo of at least 3
                                                     "Whenever NMR plays DDR.."


GL-EX5
Ferry Corsten - LEF                                                  [Beginner]
All the arrows appear in a single column. Jumps have all been removed, so you
don't need to worry about ever getting 2 arrows at once. If a freeze arrow is
obscured, and you can't tell which arrow it's meant to be, then it's USUALLY
the opposite direction of the arrow that follow it.
                                                   "Complete with A or better!"


GL-EX6
Jimmy Weckl - Centaur                                                [Beginner]
Clear the song. It's played on 'reverse' (arrows scroll down the screen)
                              "10 fine horses, running to fulfil your dreams!"


GL-EX7
Julie Ann Frost - Balalaika                                             [Basic]
Clear the song. All steps on the down arrow must score 'perfect'
                                                   "Focus only on (down arrow)"



---------------
Glow Diamond Ex                               [Requires 4/5 Passes to complete]
---------------

GL-DEX1
Paul Van Dyk feat. Wayne Jackson - The Other Side                   [Difficult]
Clear the song with a "C" grade of higher. The arrow markers are placed halfway
down the screen. Hit the arrows when they reach the markers.
                                                    "Complete with A or better"


GL-DEX2
Lulu - Shout                                                        [Difficult]
Clear the song with a "B" grade or higher. The left and right columns have been
switched.
                                         "It's the best part of the song, too!"


GL-DEX3
BeForYou - Graduation                                               [Difficult]
As the steps scroll up the screen, they slow down drastically as they reach the
top, making them hard to time.
                                                                   "I'm hungry"


GL-DEX4
Ferry Corsten - LEF                                                 [Difficult]
Clear the song without stepping on the down arrow. If EVER there was a sensible
time to put strips of Duct Tape over your TV, this is it!
                                  "Play as if the (down arrow) is not an arrow"


GL-DEX5
Julie Ann Frost - Balalaika                                         [Difficult]
All the arrows appear in a single column. Jumps have all been removed, so you
don't need to worry about ever getting 2 arrows at once. If a freeze arrow is
obscured, and you can't tell which arrow it's meant to be, then it's USUALLY
the opposite direction of the arrow that follow it.
                                                          "Carried on the wind"


GL-DEX6
Wilma De Oliveira - Tierra Buena                                        [Basic]
Two of the arrow markers are detached from their normal positions, meaning that
the arrows in two columns must be pressed 1 beat EARLIER than arrows in the
other two.
                                      "I'm sooo glad I didn't get this one ^^;"


GL-DEX7
Naoki with Y&Co - Can't Stop Fallin In Love -Super Euro Version-    [Difficult]
The left and right columns have been switched and this song title is too long
to fit nicely into the format of the FAQ. I order to counter it's width, I'm
simply going to make this pragraph excessively long, so hopefuly nobody will
notice how ugly it looks.. Hey, is this a good time to mention this game has
online features? I guess that's kind of pointless, since DDR is a physical
game, and you just know the guy on the other end it going to be using a Dual-
Shock. It's not like X-Box Live, where the 3 people who own the official PS2
Hard Drive can download bad mixes of Max300, either.. Oh well, I bet it makes
PiX happy, and that's really all that matters.
                                             "Compete in the internet ranking!"


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4.C  Uguisu Walkthrough



Uguisu Songlist
---------------

Tomoyasu Hotei - Battle With Of Without Humanity
BeForYou - Peace
Asaki - Gekkou Chou
Des-Row United - Kagerow
Terra - Mugen
Naoki feat. Yuki - Blue Impulse (For Extreme)
Terra - Doll
BeForU - Graduation
Akira Yamaoka - iFuturelist (DDR Version)
BeForYou - Ki-Se-Ki (DDR Edit)
Riyu Kosaka - Love Shine
Hirofumi Sasaki - The Least 100 Seconds



Uguisu Trials
-------------

1. Select "Roulette" and complete the song (1)
[Beginner / Basic / Difficult] [O]

2. Complete 3 songs with rank "C" or better (3)
[Beginner / Basic / Difficult] [X]

3. Dance with a female character 2 times in a row (2)
[Basic / Difficult / Expert / Challenge]  [O]

4. Make the roulette land on Gekkou Chou, and pass it (1)
[Difficult / Expert]  [X]

5. Complete 5 songs with rank "A" or better (5)
[Expert / Challenge] [X]

Complete 2 : Uguisu Showdown
Complete 3 : Uguisu Ex Showdown
Complete 5 : Uguisu Diamond Ex Showdown



Uguisu Unlocks
--------------

Blue Impulse      [music]
Gekkou Chou       [music]
Kagerow           [music]
Graduation        [music]
iFuturelist       [music]
Ki-Se-Ki          [music]
Love Shine        [music]
The Least 100 Sec [music]

Uguisu            [character]

Bee               [arrow]
Diamond           [arrow]
Tulip             [arrow]



Walkthrough
-----------

Go after the Gekkou Chou trial first, as it kills 2 birds with 1 stone.

Dancing with a female character twice in a row is something you can't engineer,
as the dancer is chosen at random. If you don't happen to complete it the time
it takes to complete the other trials, just play random songs, and only bother
to clear the ones which give you a female character. You'll get it eventualy.


---------------
Uguisu Showdown                               [Requires 3/4 Passes to complete]
---------------


UG-1
Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
The "song" is played on 2x speed. Hit the single arrow with a 'perfect' to
clear the stage. Hint : It's an up arrow
                                                                 "Get PERFECT!"


UG-2
BeForYou - Peace                                                     [Beginner]
The song is played with 'Bee' arrows. Clear the song to pass the stage.
                                                "Watch out for strange arrows!"


UG-3
Tomoyasu Hotei - Battle Without Honor Or Humanity                    [Beginner]
The song is played with 'Diamond' arrows. Clear the song to pass the stage.
                                                "Watch out for strange arrows!"


UG-4
Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
The aim is simply to press the up arrow as quickly as possible for 10 seconds.
The gimmick twists the rules of the game a bit, as the bar is nowhere near as
harsh as it usually is.
                                                       "Endure for 10 seconds!"


------------------
Uguisu Ex Showdown                            [Requires 4/5 Passes to complete]
------------------

UG-EX1
Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
Every step in the song is a jump (2 arrows at once). If you're playing on pad,
you may find it easier to slide across the pad, rather than jump. Clear the
song with a B to pass.
                                                        "Mosh Mosh Revolution!"

UG-EX2
Naoki with Y&Co - Can't Stop Fallin' In Love -Super Euro Version-       [Basic]
The song is played with 'Diamond' arrows. To clear the song, you have to pass
it, and rack up 50 'Marvelous' scores along the way.
                                                 "Start out by getting PERFECT"


UG-EX3
Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
The aim is simply to press the up arrow as quickly as possible for 10 seconds.
The gimmick twists the rules of the game a bit, as the bar is nowhere near as
harsh as it usually is.
                                        "But it's only actually FOUR seconds.."


UG-EX4
Asaki - Gekkou Chou                                                     [Basic]
Step on the 16th arrow only, and get a 'perfect' score. It's an up arrow
                                                  "Na na na na na na na na UP!"


EG-EX5
Terra - Doll                                                            [Basic]
The steps are slowed down to a fraction of their normal speed, making it very
hard to read. The easiest way to do this is to only focus on the very top of
the screen, and the arrows you need to imminantly press. Any other arrows in
the middle or bottom of the screen are just likely to confuse you, and you
don't need to know about them until they reach the very top. If it gives you
trouble, try and block off the lower 3/4 of your screen, to help you
concentrate
                                                  "Get used to the slow arrows"


EG-EX6
Akira Yamaoka - iFuturelist                                             [Basic]
All the arrows appear in a single column. Jumps have all been removed, so you
don't need to worry about ever getting 2 arrows at once. If a freeze arrow is
obscured, and you can't tell which arrow it's meant to be, then it's USUALLY
the opposite direction of the arrow that follow it.
                                                           "Pix likes practice"


EG-EX7
Des-Row United - Kagerow
[Beginner]
As the steps scroll up the screen, they slow down drastically as they reach the
top, making them hard to time. When the beat stops, the steps follow the
trumpet in the background. Use that to judge your timing.
                                                     "Pix wants to be popular!"


EG-EX8
BeForYou - Peace                                                    [Difficult]
The song is played with 'Tulip' arrows, which look inverted, and confuse the
hell out of me ^^;
                                       "Is that Naoki, or one of the new ones?"



--------------------------
Uguisu Diamond Ex Showdown                    [Requires 4/5 Passes to complete]
--------------------------


UG-DEX1
Akira Yamaoka - iFuturelist                                            [Expert]
The arrows do not move in time with the music. Instead, you have to step on
them as shown on the notechart, without any regard to timing. If it gives you
trouble, just plug in a dual-shock controller, and mash all 4 buttons as
quickly as possible ^^;
                                                                 "Step by step"


UG-DEX2
Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
You have to hit a single arrow. It's an up arrow, and it's the 1st beat of the
4th bar.
                                                                "Get MARVELOUS"


UG-DEX3
Riyu Kosaka - Love Shine                                            [Difficult]
The song is played with "Bee" arrows, and needs to be passed with a full
combo, in order to clear.
                                                 "Heighten your concentration!"


UG-DEX4
Tomoyasu Hotei - Battle Without Honor Of Humanity                   [Difficult]
Akira Yamaoka - iFuturelist                                             [Basic]
All the arrows appear in a single column. Jumps have all been removed, so you
don't need to worry about ever getting 2 arrows at once. If a freeze arrow is
obscured, and you can't tell which arrow it's meant to be, then it's USUALLY
the opposite direction of the arrow that follow it.
                                                      "Pix will dance with ya!"


UG-DEX5
Asaki - Gekkou Chou                                                 [Difficult]
The aim is to clear a few bars from the middle of the song with a full combo.
In order to make me spend 10 minutes in Training Mode with a video camera,
naughty little Pix has cunningly hidden one of the arrows.. It's the 17th
arrow, and it's meant to be "up"
                                                                   "Silly Pix!"


UG-DEX6
BeFoU - Ki-Se-Ki                                                        [Basic]
AAA a few bars of the song.. On Hidden Mode.. Isn't this fun? Don't you love
Pix? I bet she has some really FUN ideas for how we're going to play
Fascination Maxx...
                                                                     "Get AAA!"


UG-DEX7
Riyu Kosaka - Love Shine                                            [Difficult]
The arrows and arrow markers are detached from their normal positions, meaning
every vertical arrow occurs one beat EARLIER than every horizontal arrow. If it
confuses you, just remember that there are no jumps in the song. All the jumps
are illusions.
                                                                  "NO JUMPING!"


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4.D  Red Dolphin Walkthrough


Red Dolphin Songlist
--------------------

NM featuring Susan Z - Come Clean
Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
Carlos Jean - Mr Dabada
Armin Van Buuren - Shivers
Roger Sanchez - Turn On The Music
NC feat. NRG Factory - Innocence Of Silence
Naoki feat. Becky Lucinda - My Only Shining Star
Yu_tokiwa.djw - Murmur Twins
Anettai Maji Ska Bakudan - Ska Ska No.3
The Surrenders - Gorgeous 2012
Uzi-Lay - Put Your Faith In Me (Saturday Night Mix)



Red Dolphon Trials
------------------

01. Select "random" on the song select, and clear the song (2)
[Beginner / Basic] [O]

02. Clear 3 songs with "A" grade or higher (3)
[Beginner / Basic / Difficult] [X]

03. Turn on "Arrow (Rainbow)" in Options, and clear 4 songs (4)
[Beginner / Basic / Difficult / Expert / Challenge] [O]

04. Turn on "Jump (Off1)" and "Cut (On)"in options and clear 5 songs (5)
[Expert / Challenge] [O]

05. Clear a song with "AA" grade or higher (1)
[Difficult / Expert / Challenge] [X]

06. Dance with a male character 3 times in a row (3)
[Expert / Challenge] [O]

Complete 3 : Red Dolphin Showdown
Complete 5 : Red Dolphin Ex Showdown
Complete 6 : Red Dolphin Diamond Ex Showdown


Red Dolphin Unlocks
-------------------

Gorgeous 2012        [song]
Innocence Of Silence [song]
Murmur Twins         [song]
Put Your Faith In Me [song]
Ska Ska No.3         [song]

Red Dolphin          [character]



Walkthrough
-----------

Lots of trials involving modifiers this time. Remember to turn them off again
before moving onto the next trial.

Dancing with a male character three times in a row is something you can't
engineer, as the dancer is chosen at random. If you don't happen to complete it
the time it takes to complete the other trials, just play random songs, and
only bother to clear the ones which give you a male character. You'll get it
eventualy.


--------------------
Red Dolphin Showdown                          [Requires 3/4 Passes to complete]
--------------------


RD-1
Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
Clear the song with a full combo
"Pix gives good massages!"

RD-2
Unknown - Unknown   [Unknown]
The song consists of a single freeze arrow. Why not sit on the pad, and reflect
upon all the danciing that you've done today? Doesn't it leave you feeling
relaxed, and in-touch with your inner self?
"DJ Damien will sue"

RD-3
Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
Clear the song with an "A" grade or higher
"Good job!"

RD-4
Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
Clear the song with an "A" grade or higher. Every step is a jump
""


-----------------------
Red Dolphin Ex Showdown                    [Requires 4/5 Passes to complete]
-----------------------


RD-EX1
The Surrenders - Gorgeous 2012                                          [Basic]
The arrow markers have been moved to just over halfway down the screen. Hit the
arrows when they reach the markers, and clear the song.
    "There is no part of the song that can be quoted without offending someone"

RD-EX2
LED-G vs Guhroovy - Love Is Dreaminess                                  [Basic]
The arrows scroll up and down the screen several times, before they reach the
top. If it gets confusing, try to focus only on the arrow markers, and react to
arrows as they reach the very top. Remember also that this is being played on
Basic Mode, and that anything that any steps which look difficult are just an
illusion caused by the scrolling effect.
                                               "Now with authentic Rave-Vision"

RD-EX3
Naoki feat. Becky Lucinda - My Only Shining Star                        [Basic]
As the steps scroll up the screen, they slow down drastically as they reach the
top, making them hard to time.
                                                   "Listen to your heart beat!"

RD-EX4
Uzi-Lay - Put Your Faith In Me (Saturday Night Mix)                  [Beginner]
Two of the arrow markers are detached from their normal positions, meaning that
the arrows in two columns must be pressed 1 beat EARLIER than arrows in the
other two. If you'r using a dual-shock, try using your left hand exclusively
for horizontal columns, and the right hand exclusively for vertical columns.
                                                          "Causing much mayhem"

RD-EX5
NC feat NRG Factory - Innocence Of Silence                              [Basic]
All the arrows appear in a single column. Jumps have all been removed, so you
don't need to worry about ever getting 2 arrows at once. If a freeze arrow is
obscured, and you can't tell which arrow it's meant to be, then it's USUALLY
the opposite direction of the arrow that follow it. Clear the song with a full
combo to pass.
                                                              "Do full combos!"

RD-EX6
Yu_tokiwa.djw - Murmur Twins                                            [Basic]
Clear the song without stepping on the up arrow. Stepping on the up arrow
instantly causes you to fail.. Have I mentioned duct taping your TV isn't
really as dangerous as it sounds?
                                                    "I want to be an astronaut"

RD-EX7
Roger Sanchez - Turn On The Music                                       [Basic]
The steps have been slowed down to a fraction of their normal speed.
                                                    "Complete with B or better"


-------------------------------
Red Dolphin Diamond Ex Showdown               [Requires 4/5 Passes to complete]
-------------------------------


RD-DEX1
Yu_Tokiwa.djw - Murmur Twins                                        [Difficult]
The arrow markers have been moved into the lower half of the screen, and
hidden. Pix has the right idea, by hinting that you should "watch where MISS
appears", to figure out where the arrow markers are.. Well done Pix, that would
work really well if it didn't actually say "boo" instead of "miss"..
                                                     "Watch where MISS appears"

RD-DEX2
NM featuring Susan Z - Come Clear                                   [Difficult]
The right arrow column has been detached from the others. You need to hit the
right arrows a full beat before other arrows. Keep in mind that most of the
times the right arrow appears, it's part of a jump.
                                                       "Let the rain fall down"

RD-DEX3
NC feat. NRG Factory - Innocence Of Silence                         [Difficult]
Clear the song without your combo ever exceeding 9. You can safely ignore every
8th arrow, and comfortably pass the song.
                                                            "Is the mat ready?"

RD-DEX4
Shawn The Horny Master - Fly Away (Mix Del Matador)                    [Expert]
In a HILARIOUS pun, the song is played with "bird" arrows.. Get it?!.. they
make off-beat arrows incredibly hard to read. Get a combo of at least 30, and
pass the song to clear the stage.
                                           "Just reaching out to the sky above"

RD-DEX5
SySF feat. Donna Burke - Star Gate Heaven (Future Love Mix)         [Difficult]
The arrows in the left column move at twice the speed of the other arrows.
                                                   "Open up etheral imaginings"

RD-DEX6
Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
The song consists entirely of left and right arrows, which bear no relation to
the music. The goal is to get a combo of 40 steps. Make sure you don't go too
fast, especialy on a dual-shock.
                                                           "Nintendo Powermat!"

RD-DEX7
Terra - Mugen                                                       [Difficult]
The song is played on 2x speed, and the steps have been replaced with 'drops'
(3 arrows at once). The object is to hit the panel which is NOT shown as part
of the step. For example, if the next step is left/right/down, you need to
press up.. Or just plug in a dual-shock and mash all 4 buttons for the entirety
of the song! :D
                                         "Foyboy's Mugen DWI in all it's glory"

RD-DEX8
Anettai Maji-Ska Bakudan - Ska Ska No.3                             [Difficult]
The right arrow column has been detached from the others. You need to hit the
right arrows a full beat before other arrows. This is one of the easiest
incarnations of the theme.
                                                                   "Knead feet"


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5.0  Song Information

Information for each song is provided here. Most of the information isn't
mentioned at all in the game itself, and comes courtesy of 8 years of paying
far too much attention to Konami's website.

I hope that even if you don't really care who sung the rap at the end of some
song you've never played, you'll appreciate the rich tapestry of music and
gameplay, that makes the DDR series so interesting. If it wasn't for the depth
of this 'expanded universe' outside of the actual game, there's no way I'd
still be playing it.

If this is your first time playing DDR, I hope this makes the game more
interesting :D

---

Song information is provided in the following format:


Song Title

Composed by : Song credits are included if known
Lyrics      : Artists are usually referred to by their real names
Vocals      : Not the alias that the song is released under

DDR Debut    : Unless the song is new, this is the DDR game it first appeared
on

Origin       : The music CD or BeMani game for which this song was written

Available on : Commercial CDs which contain this song


Lyrics
------

Song lyrics are posted in standardised formatting. Japanese songs are
romanised.


Trivia
------

Interesting trivia about the song, or the people behind it. I think this is
important, because it for many fans of the series, DDR's 'extended universe' of
artists crossover games is what keeps us coming back to a game which has
ultimately been exactly the same for the past 8 years.


142 BPM                         [Category                       Song Duration ]
Song difficulty on Single mode  [Beginner x / Basic x / Difficult x / Expert x]
Song difficulty on Double mode  [             Basic x / Difficult x / Expert x]


----

Songs are listed on the songwheel (and in the FAQ) under various
categories.

Licenses
These songs have not been commissioned for Dance Dance Revolution, and were
originally featured on commercial music CDs. Konami has paid a large sum to the
artist's record label, in order to feature the music in Dance Dance Revolution.

Konami Original
These songs were written specifically for Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA by
Konami's team of in-house musicians, and cannot be found on commercial CDs. The
songs are usually produced alongside the arcade game, so that the steps can be
tailored to the song, and in some cases, the song can be tailored to the steps
that the producers want to create.

BeMani Transplant
These songs were written specifically for one of Konami's other music games, by
the same team of musicians who create the Konami Original songs. Although the
songs were not designed specifically for DDR, they may have been edited or
remixed for the game.

Revival Track
These are songs from previous DDR games. Some of them are from the Japanese DDR
series, and some of them are from American spin-off games. In most cases, these
songs were written by Konami's in-house team.

Boss Song
These songs (with the exception of MAX 300 Super-Max-Me Mix) are new Konami
original songs written specifically for Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA. The
songs are not playable through conventional methods, but are playable as an
'extra stage' for players skilled enough to achieve a "AA" rank on their final
song. They are intended to be hidden and inaccessible to most players, but can
be unlocked and played as normal songs in the PS2 version.

Production BGM
These songs are only playable certain Stellar Master Mode showdowns, and do not
appear on the song selection screen. They are all listed as 'Unknown - Unknown'
within the game.

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5.A  Licenses
-------------

[next update]


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5.B  Konami Original
--------------------


Flow (True Style)

Composed by : Yuichi Asami
Lyrics      : Scott Dolph
Vocals      : Scott Dolph

Origin : Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (Arcade Release)

Lyrics
------

Stand - If you will, right next to me
Wrapped around, in the wind of eternity
See - for yourself, the history
Nature's way is boasting victory

Grab - The fruits of tomorrow
From which the energy of life we borrow
Taste - The weight of time
The only weight is of glory and crime

Know this - How weak and petty we are
In the grand picture we're grown afar
Hey - we can't help it
greedy only in our requisite
For love - you're very existence
You're the source of my subsistence

Slow. Down. Take. Your. Time. And. Feel. The. Flow

Only if we watch together, everything bears a flow
Only with you, do I wanna be part of the flow

Know this - How weak and petty we are
In the grand picture we're grown afar
Hey - we can't help it
greedy only in our requisite
For love - you're very existence
You're the source of my subsistence

Slow. Down. Take. Your. Time. And. Feel. The. Flow

Only if we live it can we keep up with this beat of the flow
Only with you do I wanna fall into the flow

Only if we watch together everything, bears a flow
Only with you do I wanna be part of the flow


Trivia
------

This song originally appeared in Dancing Stage SuperNOVA simply titled 'Flow'.
After the popularity of the song started to rise, a remix 'Flow (Raga Style)'
was leaked onto the Internet, and rumours spread of a Japanese remix
called 'Flow (True Style).

The Japanese version of DDR SuperNOVA did indeed include 'Flow (True Style)'.
Although the song is identical to the original, the steps in True Style speed
up and slow down at various points. It also includes challenge steps, which
were not present in the original song.

In the arcade, Flow (True Style) is only playable on Japanese machines, or on
American machines which have installed a patch which makes it playable.


140-280 BPM       [Konami Original                               Duration 1:39]
Single            [Beginner 3 / Basic 4 / Difficult 6 / Expert 8 / Challenge 8]
Double            [             Basic 4 / Difficult 6 / Expert 8 / Challenge 8]


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Fly Away

Origin : Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (Arcade Release)

Composed by : Shoichiro Hirata
Lyrics      : ChiyoTia
Vocals      : ChiyoTia


Lyrics
------

When we were young, we used to share dreams
Dreams that never fade away
You were the king, I was your queen
And in my dreams, there were destiny
I could never turn around
No matter what comes in my way

Feel so high
If you just go, and release your fears
Don't be ashamed to cry

No way back
The journey may be long
But trust your power of love

Fly away, we'll fly away
Just reaching out to the sky above
Don't be afraid
Fly away, we'll fly away
Just spread your wings and fly away

Uh oh, uh oh

Fly away, we'll fly away
Just reaching out to the sky above
Don't be afraid
Fly away, we'll fly away
Just spread your wings and fly away


Trivia
------

Fly Away was one of only 2 new songs included in the first unveiling of Dancing
Stage SuperNOVA.


125 BPM                         [Konami Original                 Duration 1:43]
Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 3 / Difficult 6 / Expert 8]
Double                          [             Basic 3 / Difficult 6 / Expert 7]


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My Only Shining Star

Composed by : Naoki Maeda
Vocals      : Becky Lucinda, Scott Dolph

Origin : Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (Arcade Release)


Lyrics
------

Are you ready

My only shining star, you are my guiding star
5,4,3,2,1 Shining star

You should meet my only shining star
They'll make all your dreams come true
And if you meet my only shining star
They can do the same for you

Shining down from up above (shining down)
Shining down on you (shining down)
Shining down is what they do
So you can dance, the whole night through

Meet my only shining star
Make all your dreams come true
And if you meet my only shining star
They can do the same for you

Shining down from up above
Shining down on me and you
Shining down is what they do
So you can dance the whole night through (ohh)

Tell me, tell me, where you are

My only shining star, You are my guiding star

You're my guiding star

Meet my only shining star
Make all your dreams come true (come true)
And if you'll meet my only shining star
They can do the same for you

D, to the A, to the A, to the N, to the A, to the C, to the C, to the E
Dance baby


Trivia
------

That isn't how you spell 'dance'.

Scotty D recorded his rap using the same delivery he uses as the 'announcer'.
When the game tries to play an announcer sample, this often causes him to talk
over himself, and occasional produces such comedy gems as "My guiding star,
you're NOT an ordinary fella!" and "You're my 100 hundred guiding combos star!"

This song is often used in various Konami preview videos, usually for DDR
products and events. The version used in these videos does not include any of
Scotty D's vocals.

155 BPM                         [Konami Original                 Duration 1:40]
Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 3 / Difficult 5 / Expert 6]
Double                          [             Basic 3 / Difficult 4 / Expert 7]


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Peace

Composed by : Naoki Maeda
Lyrics      : Riyu Kosaka
Vocals      : Noria Shiraishi, Sayaka Minami, Lisa Sotohana, Riyu Kosaka,
              Yoma Komatsu

Origin       : Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (Arcade Release)
Available on : BeForU - BeForU II


Trivia
------

The song's title is pronounced 'Peace Foon Vee', although for obvious reasons,
it's usually just written as 'Peace'.

After DDR Extreme, Naoki credits Peace as being the first DDR song he wrote in
3 years, and the first song written for DDR SuperNOVA. This suggests that the
original music he wrote for DDR Strike was originally written before DDR
Extreme, but had never been published.

An extended version of Peace features on BeForU's 2nd album 'BeForU II'.

142 BPM                         [Konami Original                 Duration 1:35]
Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 2 / Difficult 5 / Expert 6]
Double                          [             Basic 2 / Difficult 5 / Expert 6]


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Star Gate Heaven

Composed by : Sota Fujimori
Vocals      : Donna Burke

Origin : Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (Arcade Release)


Lyrics
------

Long before the planets were forming the truth
Joining the parts brought together by longing
A world never seen before you and I were born
Enter into another dimension to travel with me to sentient star power
Holding a message of love to return it one lonely night

Open up ethereal imaginings to worlds beyond the stars
(Take me out to paradise)

Open up your truest self and deepest heart, though we'll never part
(Take me out to paradise)


Trivia
------

Although this is Donna Burke's debut in the DDR series, she is best known to
videogame fans for singing the opening and closing themes to Square Enix's
Gamecube RPG 'Final Fantasy : Crystal Chronicles'.

Donna has previously worked with Konami as a voice actor, appearing in 3
consecutive Silent Hill games, portraying a different character in each.


145 BPM                         [Konami Original                 Duration 1:34]
Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 3 / Difficult 5 / Expert 7]
Double                          [             Basic 3 / Difficult 6 / Expert 8]


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True Love

Composed by : Junko Karashima
Vocals      : Schanita

Origin : Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (Arcade Release)


Lyrics
------

True love, true love, I'm looking for true love
Looking for true love wherever I go
True love, true love, I'm looking for true love
For true love, for true love, so love me so, so

Looking for true love, looking for true love
I'm looking for true love wherever I go
Looking for true love, looking for true love
I'm looking for true love so love me so, so

Sunday, Monday, asking my heart again
Tuesday, Wednesday, love them, desert them
Thursday, Friday, I'll look deep inside, and then start again
Please

Making him handsome, make him strong
Making him kind, to last the whole night long
Making him handsome, make him strong
Making him kind, to last the whole night long

Oh, true love - oh, true love
Oh, true love - oh, true love
Oh, true love - oh, true love
Oh, where will I go?

Oh, true love - oh, true love
Oh, true love - oh, true love
Oh, true love - oh, true love
Your very existence

Oh, could this be the one
Could the next one be the one
Really? My true, true love

True love, true love, looking for true love
Looking for true love wherever I go
True love, true love, I'm looking for true love
Looking for true love, so now love me so, so

Oh, true love - oh, true love
Oh, true love - oh, true love
Oh, true love - oh, true love
Oh, where will I go?

Oh, true love - oh, true love
Oh, true love - oh, true love
Oh, true love - oh, true love
Your very existence



Trivia
------

In Dancing Stage SuperNOVA, this song is listed in-game as "Jun - True Love",
and was credited to Bemani regulars Junko Karashima and Tahirih Walker. This
was recently changed subsequent releases to read "Jun feat Schanita - True
Love". Jun credits this as being the first BeMani song sung by Schanita, which
suggests that this isn't an alias for her regular vocalist Thirih.

Schanita sings the phrase 'True Love' 49 times in 96 seconds.

On average, that's once every 1.95 seconds.


188 BPM                         [Konami Original                 Duration 1:36]
Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 4 / Difficult 5 / Expert 8]
Double                          [             Basic 4 / Difficult 5 / Expert 8]


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5.C  BeMani Transplants
-----------------------


Curus

Composed by : Osamu Migitera
Lyrics      : Osamu Migitera
Vocals      : Makoto

Origin       : Pop'n Music Iroga
Available on : Pop'n Music Iroha OST


Lyrics
------

I think you decide it, When I keep my love to be best
Now I wonder how, you slipped away from me
Make me run always, how my loves fade into blue
That's immobility all-time, all-place, somewhere
In fact, I was understanding that
You know how to rescue me with such your touch.
But it should be a dream made real
So I'm going to become trouble my uneasiness

The flow, from you, to me, love

Flow, flow
Flow, flow

It - was a - dream you knew how to - rescue me.
I know, you know


Trivia
------

Although Curus was always written with high-pitch vocals in mind, It took Osamu
so long to find a suitable vocalist, that when the song appeared in beta tests
for Pop'n Music 12, the only recording available was one of Osamu singing it
himself.

The song was re-recorded before the final release of the game, with Osamu's
regular female vocalist Makoto providing the vocals.


184-188 BPM                     [BeMani Transplant               Duration 1:34]
Single                          [Beginner 2 / Basic 2 / Difficult 4 / Expert 7]
Double                          [             Basic 2 / Difficult 4 / Expert 7]

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Gekkou Chou

Composed by : Asaki

Origin       : Guitar Freaks 8 / Drummania 8
Available on : Guitar Freaks 8 & Drummania 8 OST


Lyrics
------

Ano takasa wa dore hodo de syou
To anata wa itte ita
Osanai koro otsuki sama no sita de kirakira no michikake adotta
Hitotsu toge ni hureru tabi kiete iku

Hitotsu mo kobosanu you tenohira de sukutte tameta
Tsuki wa nakunatte ita

Sayonara mono iwanu mono tachi yo
Kitto zutto sou nano desyou
Kirakira to hikaru tsuki ha
Aa yuki iro no chou ni toke namida ni natta


Trivia
------

The song's name translates to english as 'Moonlight Butterfly'

The song has a music video consisting of pans and animations of black and white
drawings. The video is continualy distorted, to give it a very edgy gothic
style. Although the video is not included in this game, elements of it are used
in the song's banner.

The identity of the artist 'Asaki' (who wrote, performs and sings this song) is
hotly debated within the BeMani community. Many believe him to be Visual Key
singer Asaki Yuuhei, or long-time BeMani musician Hirofumi Sasaki. In all
BeMani publicity photos, Asaki's face is obscured or blurred, in order to
further maintain the mystery.

218 BPM                         [BeMani Transplant               Duration 1:23]
Single                          [Beginner 2 / Basic 3 / Difficult 5 / Expert 7]
Double                          [             Basic 3 / Difficult 5 / Expert 9]

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Kagerow

Composed by : Osamu Migitera
Lyrics      : Osamu Migitera
Vocals      : Osamu Migitera, Hidaka Meidai, Tsuboi

Origin       : Pop'n Music 11
Available on : Pop'n Music 11 OST, Des-ROW - D


Lyrics
------


Sou itsu no hi darou ka, nani mo kamo wakaranakute,
Dare ni mitsukaranai you ni, boku wa sono toki wo matsu

Kasuka na kioku ni yureru kokoro
Meguru kisetsu, kawaru keshiki
Kimi ga kokoro tozashi tsuzukeru nara
Don't know why you gotta pain tonight

Sawagu mi to, kageru fuan
Tobitatsu tame no smile, kill your fear
Kimi wa saisho kara shitteita
Waiting so long, ready tonight (go!)

Wakari kitta owari mitsume nayamu yoryoku aru no naraba
Saki wo mizuni ima wo matte saite chiru hana
Kekka osore mo gaku hima ga aru no naraba doudou
Mugamuchuu toki korogete waraiteku hana

Mae wo niramu kankaku wo wanpaku ni randa
Hiraku hazu no nai tobira wo hiraku tame no awnser
Saki wo kaeru tame ni ima wo kesshite magenu you
Satori kitta tsura to bokete maite sakebu go

Yurameku mizu no uede kakusareta kimi no sono hane wo
Hakanai karada no naka ni kakusareta kimi no sono chikara

Tae gatai tae manasa no endless no souzou
Fly to the end of life
Sae wataru kankaku wo katsugi agete joujou
I might be as one night, one life

Kieteiku chikara wo furi shibotte
Kimochi wo takaku mochi tsuzukete
So far nagaku, my life to be
Kore ga deaeru saigo no shunkan


Trivia
------

The song title is pronounced "Ka-ge-roo', and romanised as 'Kagerou'. The song
shares it's name with a controversial japanese rock band, which may explain
it's unconventional spelling within the game.

The word Kagerou means various things in japanese, although in this case the
song is about freedom, and the appreciation of life. Osamu uses a mayfly as a
metaphor for a being that has infinite freedom, but only a single day in which
to experience life.

The song is incorrectly translated in-game as "Dragonfly". Although both
Dragonfly and Mayfly may appear interchangeable, the song specificaly refers to
mayflies, and their single-day lifespan. The same is not true of dragonflies.

In Pop'n music, the song has a mascot called Kajika, who carries a crystal
around with him, dangling from a pole. According to the character's official
biography, he lives in a cave, and uses the 'living energy source' of the
crystal to illuminate the world around him.

The group name 'Des-Row United Special' (Des-Row Group Special in japanese) was
previously known as 'Des-Row feat. Tsuboi For Alpha'. The change was made in
order to conceal the work of Tsuboi, who repeatedly performs in Des-Row's
songs, against his record label's wishes. Since this is a breach of contract,
he cannot receive billing within the games themselves, and all appearances are
billed as "Des-Row +1", "Des-Row +r" etc. When the group perform live on the
"Pop'n Music Artist Live" DVDs, Tsuboi's face is constantly concealed from the
camera.

Although Des-Row writes songs about a variety of subjects, he is most notable
for writing and singing anti-american songs such as 'Daikenkai' (a song
referencing some of the injustices Japan suffered during World War 2), and
'Close My Eyes For Me' (A song about his dislike of current american foreign
policy, and how he feels it could bring about a metaphorical end to the world.
Although Daikenkai has previously been featured in the american game 'DDR
Extreme 2', Des-Row's feature song from the arcade version of DDR SuperNOVA
(Dan Dan Doh) is not included in the Playstation 2 version, most likey
because of it's political lyrics.

An extended version of this song is featured on Des-Row's album 'D'.


164 BPM                         [BeMani Transplant               Duration 1:37]
Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 4 / Difficult 5 / Expert 7]
Double                          [             Basic 3 / Difficult 4 / Expert 8]

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Mugen

Composed by : Naoki Maeda
Lyrics      : Junko Karashima
Vocals      : Junko Karashima

Origin       : Pop'n Music Iroha
Available on : Terra - Revolution, Pop'n Music Iroha OST


Lyrics
------

Aki no tsuki, utakata
Fuke yuku sora, kikyou ni somu
Sayakeki kage, o miteita
Ikue ni naru, mushi no neiro ga
Sabishikute yamu koto o inota ta

Kono basho ga kurushii no wa naze
Anohi anata o, ushinatta kara deshou

Aki no tsuki, utakata
Honoka ni, koboreru hikari
Mitsukete, kureta no wa
Anata deshita

Mangetsu yo, moshi hitotsu
Hitotsu dake negai ga kanau to iunaraba
Aitai mou ichido dake
Setsuna no
tomoshibi de ii
Yobi samashite


Trivia
------

Although many of Naoki's previous songs include recurring themes of heartbreak
and longing, Jun's lyrics appear to hold personal significance. The lyrics tell
the touching story of a girl visiting the autumn festivals held in japan, and
the feelings she has to deal with whenever she looks up at the autumn moon, a
vision which always brings back memories of a time she spent with a significant
person. She recalls their time together, before breaking down, and wishing upon
the moon that she could see him again just one more time.

The theme of the lyrics is the tragedy of something so beautiful as the autumn
sky bringing such pain to someone, whenever they gaze upon it. Naoki attests
that although the lyrics are the most important part of the song, his goal in
composing it was to create music that took such tragedy, and made it beautiful
again, feeling it poignant that	something so tragic could touch so many people,
in arcades all over japan, and that through the game, the song would bring them
joy.

An extended version of the song is available on Terra's album 'Revolution'.

In Pop'n Music, the song's name is written entirely in Japanese, reading "Mugen
no Hikari", which translates to 'Illusion Of Light'. The song is named 'Mugen'
in DDR SuperNOVA, to fit in with it's Japanese vocals, and the traditional
Japanese instruments used in the music.

This is one of the few Pop'n Music songs which receives a new banner for it's
DDR incarnation. The original banner featured the character Kikyo (the song's
mascot) posing with a skull. Although their fourth song in Pop'N Music, this is
the first song not to feature the popular character Judy.

During the first public unveiling of the game, Mugen and Fascination Maxx were
the only new songs in the game to have 10-foot steps. Although the song still
retains the same steps, the difficulty has been downgraded severely, leading
fans to presume that the original listing was either a mistake, or that Konami
drastically overestimated it's difficulty.

171 BPM                         [BeMani Transplant               Duration 1:39]
Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 3 / Difficult 6 / Expert 8]
Double                          [             Basic 3 / Difficult 5 / Expert 8]

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Murmur Twins

Composed by : Jun Wakita
Lyrics      : Yu Tokiwa
Vocals      : Yu Tokiwa

Origin       : beatmania 8th Style
Available on : beatmania 8th Style OST

Lyrics
------

Follow you, jamming away to anything
Just to come on, to anything
Just to believe in we're hiding, alone in the dark
Leave me alone, mom

You don't have to believe in a color yourself
But I just saw it
Gotta keep alot of the things
Oh you know, fight the bad feeling, no fair
If you wanted the view, then I having your fun
There's something wrong with these
Follow to me, and can do our song tonight
I just wanna be, another song
So I don't mind that we don't talk to me
True, do you really know that song
So, well, okay
You are mine besides

Follow you, jamming away to anything
Just to come on, to anything
Just to believe in we're hiding, alone in the dark
Give me some more
Can we believe in anything
Why you are sad? We don't know
Sat at the door and leave us safe from the dark
Leave me alone, mom


Trivia
------


Murmur Twins appeared in early betas of DDR Strike, but was pulled from the
game before release, presumably because it's existing popularity would help
provide another 'big song' to re-launch the DDR series in arcades.

The song is accompanied by it's music video, taken from beatmania IIDX. The
video is produced by Gyo Eguchi, using illustrations by VJ Kaeru

The computer at the end of the video is running 'WacOS', a pun on 'MacOS', and
the Wakita's regular BeMani alias, Wac. Various files on the desktop relate to
Wac's previous BeMani songs, and all end in the file suffix '.djw', which
stands for 'DJ Wac'.

In a brief scene, the twins are dressed as Mimi and Nyami, the macots for the
Pop'n Music series.

The song has a 'sequal' in beatmania IIDX 9th style, titled 'Moon Child'.
Although an instrumental, the song re-unites Tokiwa and Kaeru, and although the
music seems to emulate Murmur Twins at various points, it takes on a much
darker tone. At the time, it was considered one of the hardest songs in the
series.

A remix of the song appears in Pop'n Music, titled 'MurMur Twins (Guitar Pop
Style). The remix is arranged by Good-Cool.

An official remix of the song exists, titled 'Kors K - Murmur Twins (Scrab The
Hardcore Remix). It was featured on a Konami V-Rare CD, a series of CDs given
away with pre-orders of Japanese BeMani games.


171 BPM                         [BeMani Transplant               Duration 1:35]
Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 2 / Difficult 6 / Expert 7]
Double                          [             Basic 2 / Difficult 6 / Expert 7]

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No.13

Composed by : Takayuki Ishikawa

Origin       : beatmania IIDX 10th Style
Available on : beatmania IIDX 10th Style OST


Trivia
------

Although DJ Taka is known for a fusion of classical music and modern techno,
only 2 of those previous songs were based on pieces of historical music.
Although credited for the song, Taka humbly considers himself as having merely
performed minor arrangement work, and insists that Johan Sebastian Bach wrote
this song for beatmania IIDX, 300 years before it's release.

The song consists of Taka performing Johan Sebastion Bach's "Invention No. 13
in A minor, BWV 784". Although song is simplified for play in beatmania, his
arrangement is very true to the original, and even when broken down into sound
samples, produced arguably the hardest song that beatmania fans had seen at the
time. When played on the "another" difficulty, the song contained more notes
than any other song in the series.


172 BPM                         [BeMani Transplant               Duration 1:30]
Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 4 / Difficult 7 / Expert 9]
Double                          [             Basic 4 / Difficult 6 / Expert 8]

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Rainbow Rainbow

Composed by : Ryutaro Nakahara

Origin       : beatmania 10th Style
Available on : beatmania 10th Style OST


Lyrics
------

Hey
Alrighty
Go

Rainbow
Dance
Go

Rainbow to the sky
Rainbow to the dream
Rainbow (hey)

Dance
Go
Rainbow (hey)


Trivia
------

The song title is often pronounced 'Double Rainbow' in japan.

The song uses the same "go!" sample as many early DDR songs.

As well as being the most anticipated BeMani Transplant in DDR SuperNOVA, it
also has arguably the most interesting story behind it.

Shortly after the release of beatmania IIDX 3rd Style in the year 2000, Konami
announced a 'musicmanship trial' conpetition, allowing players to submit their
own original pieces of music to Konami. The rather awesome prize was to have
their song featured in the next IIDX game.

The contest was announced as a tie between 2 songs. 'Kors K - Clione' and 'Ryu
- Starmine'. Although both songs were a hit, Starmine in particular has
achieved incredible success. Along with 'V', it has consistantly remained as
one of the most popular songs in the series. 10 games later, it is still seen
as a signiature tune for the entire beatmania series.

During the production of beatmania IIDX 10th Style, both artists were contacted
to produce new songs for the game. Ryutaro submitted 3 songs, the most popular
of which was Rainbow Rainbow.

In the game's production notes, Ryutaro describes once seeing a 'double
rainbow', consisting of a far-away rainbow being overlapped by another rainbow
closer in the distance, so that the two seem joined. Ryutaro gazed at the
rainbows until they started to dissipate, and left wishing that he could convey
to someone the feeling that the sight had given him.

After going home that evening, Ryutaro tried to took a bath, while constantly
trying to work out a melody in his head. Every time he thought of something, he
would rush downstairs to his keyboard, and put parts of the song in place.

After finishing his (very long) bath, Ryutaro put a simple arrangement of the
melody onto his computer, and went to bed. The next morning he woke up,
remembered the song, and upon rushing downstairs to confirm it wasn't just a
dream, was delighted to confirm that he song was indeed as 'awesome' as he'd
remembered.

The song is rather unique, in that each note is played twice in very quick
succession, with both notes almost overlapping. It isn't clear whether this it
the method Ryu intended to convey the image of the 'double rainbow', or whether
the combination of energy and euphoric release are intended to convey the same
feeling he experienced that day. It's probably a combination of both.


177 BPM                         [BeMani Transplant               Duration 1:30]
Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 2 / Difficult 4 / Expert 7]
Double                          [             Basic 2 / Difficult 5 / Expert 8]

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Ska Ska no.3

Composed by : Ono Hideyuki

Origin       : Pop'n Music 6
Available on : Pop'n Music 6


Trivia
------

The song is a follow-up to 'Ska Ska No.1', which featured in the original
'Drummania' game. Ono feels this song is truer to an authentic Ska sound, since
the original song was a part of the Guitar Freaks series, and therefore
required the song to be written specificaly for play on a drum and a guitar.

During the development of Keyboard Mania 3, Ono wrote' Ska Ska No.2', although
it was later re-named to 'Cassandra'.

Ska Ska No.4 is a piece of production music used in Guitar Freaks 11. An
extended version of the song is playable in Pop'n Music Fever.


138 BPM                         [BeMani Transplant               Duration 1:24]
Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 3 / Difficult 5 / Expert 7]
Double                          [             Basic 3 / Difficult 6 / Expert 7]


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Xepher

Composed by : Tatsuya Shimizu
Lyrics      : Tatsuya Shimizu, Maya Takamura
Vocals      : Junko Hirata, Natori Yumi

Origin       : beatmania IIDX Happy Sky
Available on : beatmania IIDX Happy Sky OST


Lyrics
------

Existing in this place now are un cleanable lies
I wonder when it has begun
How far do
I have to go to see the light?

Stars in your eyes
Stars in your heart

You will live in shadow
of shade and commit the eight sin
Unrequited existence will turn
Everything into nothing

Trivia
------

This is Tatsh's second 'Medieval Choir' song, and the immediate follow-up to
'Sphere'. After the music was originally composed as 'Medieval Choir 2', Tatsh
was presented with a video concept written by Maya Takamura (VJ Maya) about a
boy and a girl who fall in love, while their world is literally being
destroyed. The poem suggests that although they have the power to save the
world, they care only about love and hatred, During the night of a great
battle, they commit the 'eighth sin', which turns 'everything into nothing'.

Maya originally described the world through a which Tatsh condensed, and re-
wrote into the lyrics of the song. Other elements of the poem were re-written
and placed in the background of the music video, and in promotional wallpapers,
which can be found on the IIDX Happy Sky website.

The background video which plays during the song consists of still images drawn
by Maya Takamura, along with the song's lyrics, and other verses of the poem
appearing on-screen. Although the song's name is pronounced 'Zepher', it is
written with an 'X'. According to Tatsh, the letter represents the unknown, and
suggests that it is up to fans of the game to fully develop and flesh-out the
world he and Maya have created.

The song was immensely successful amongst beatmania fans, and was one of the
first songs included in early versions of DS SuperNOVA. Although the song is
one of the hardest songs in beatmania, it appeared in SuperNOVA as one of the
easiest 8-foot songs. After talking to fans at the UK beta test, the developers
added the 10-foot Challenge steps to the song in time for it's American and
Japanese unveilings.

A second version of the song exists on the 'Bemani Toprankers' CD, called
'Xepher ver 1.1). It isn't clear whether this is a re-arrangement of the song,
or an version from early in the song's production.


170 BPM          [BeMani Transplant                              Duration 1:41]
Single           [Beginner 1 / Basic 5 / Difficult 7 / Expert 9 / Challenge 10]
Double           [             Basic 5 / Difficult 6 / Expert 9 / Challenge 10]

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5.D  Revival Tracks
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Blue Impulse

Composed by : Naoki Maeda
Lyrics      : Junko Karashima
Vocals      : Yuki

Debut        : DDR Extreme
Origin       : beatmania IIDX 8th Style
Available on : beatmania IIDX 8th Style OST, Terra - Revolution


Lyrics
------

Touch the sky

Nee doushite, mune ga itai no
Tomanai ame ni
Kokoro utsushite
Sekai de ichiban kanashikutemo

Kumori no ano toi sora wo mite
Kono basho ni yagate
Mabushii hikari ga sasu koto oshieteiru

To the sky high, Toberu hazu
Niji wo tobikoete yuke
Ano hi miseta namida wa
Itsuka kagayaku kachi ga aru

Toki wa tsukuru mono
Kimi ga tsukuriugokasu mono
Kimi dake no te ni nigirareteiru
Tobira no kagi ga aru

Where is your bright dream, sou zutto
kimi wo shijite ite ne
Kujikesou na toki wa omoidashite
Watashi ga koko ni iru koto wo



Trivia
------

This song is commonly refered to as "Aoi no Shoudou", and previously mis-
translated as 'Youthful Urges', a title mostly used to poke fun at Naoki's
habbit of employing japanese school-children to sing for him.

Although they had previously collaborated on 'Ever Snow' in DDRMAX 2, this is
the first song written entirely by Naoki and Jun.

Terra's album 'Revolution' contains a re-recording of Blue Impulse, this time
sung by Jun. The album also contains a remix of the song by Sota Fujimori.


145 BPM                     [Revival Track - BeMani Transplant   Duration 1:36]
Single                      [    Beginner 1 / Basic 3 / Difficult 5 / Expert 8]
Double                      [                 Basic 3 / Difficult 5 / Expert 8]

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Doll

Composed by : Naoki Maeda
Lyrics      : Junko Karashima
Vocals      : Junko Karashima

DDR Debut    : DDR Strike
Origin       : beatmania 10th Style
Available on : Terra - Revolution, beatmania 10th Style OST


Lyrics
------

Torimaku kono sekai ni
Shiroi wa ga maiorita
Kagiri aru kara koso tsuyoku
Utsukushiku hikaru
Setsuna wo mitsuketa

Doitsu shitsu ni tozasareta
Utsuro na hibi ni
Haji yume wo mita kimi ni furetai
Sonna sonzai ni kidzuke kanai kimi wa
Sayonara to aru ha itta

Ikusen no tsukihi wo koe
Mezameta tsumoru omoi wo
Naze tsutaeru juu sae naku
Miokuru koto shika
Yuru sarete inai no

Toozakaru kage
No way to tell you my heart
Semete ima tsutae saete
Kiseki ga hitotsubu no namida
Egao no to eien to hikikae ni


Trivia
------

Taken from beatmania IIDX 10th Style, this is officially Terra's 4th song as a
duo (although they have produced other songs before this with various third-
parties involved in the creative process). Although similar in style to the
first 3 songs, the popularity of Doll has made it the group's defining song.
Songs they had written before this are now said to 'sound a lot like Doll' ^^;

The video that plays in the background is taken from beatmania IIDX 10th Style.
Although produced specifically for the song, the video is part of a series of
movies in which Konami artist 'Goli' draws the beatmania IIDX mascots in
various settings typical of Japanese cartoons. Previously, Goli has also
produced a similar movie for the song 'Love Shine' in a previous IIDX game, in
which the mascots were depicted as school children.

An extended version of this song is featured on Terra's album 'Revolution'


170 BPM           [Revival Track - BeMani Transplant             Duration 1:41]
Single            [Beginner 1 / Basic 4 / Difficult 6 / Expert 8 / Challenge 9]
Double            [             Basic 4 / Difficult 6 / Expert 9 / Challenge 9]


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Graduation

Composed by : Naoki Maeda
Lyrics      : Noria Shiraishi, Riyu Kosaka, Yoma Komatsu, Shiyuna Maehara
Vocals      : Noria Shiraishi, Riyu Kosaka, Yoma Komatsu, Shiyuna Maehara

Debut        : DDR Extreme
Origin       : DDR Extreme
Available on : DDR Extreme OST, BeForU - BeForU


Lyrics
------

Kizu tsuita toki ano namida mo sotto
Usurete itta
Furikaettara itsu demo jibun no ibasho ga atta kara ka na

Aruite yukou
Te wo nigitte sou
Itsu mo sou datta nani ga atte mo
Shinjiteta massugu ni
Mitsumeteta tooi basho wo

Donna toki demo
Hisshi ni natte
Wakaranakute
Nayande dore mo
taisetsu na kioku
Da-ka-ra kakegae no nai
sonna hibi wo
Kitto wasurenai
Sorezore no
michi arumu to shite mo

Aruite yukou
Ashita mitsukeyou
Ima kara atarashii sutaato kitte shinjiyou
Massugu ni
Itsu ka no tooi basho made


Trivia
------

In DDR extreme, the song has a japanese subtitle, roughly translating to
'Graduation (Our New Tomorrow)'

This was the first song announced for DDR Extreme, via a mock newspaper column
on Konami's website.

Graduation was written by Naoki after he was made aware that the DDR series was
being cancelled, and that DDR Extreme would be the final arcade release. The
title is a metaphor, as the song symbolises the ending of the DDR series, but
also the bright new future that the series has given to all the people
involved.

After completing work on DDR Extreme, Naoki and BeForU released an acclaimed
album. Riyu Kosaka launched a solo career and released an album featuring cover
versions of songs from the DDR series. Naoki was moved to the Pop'n Music sound
team, and begun producing music with Jun, thus forming the group 'Terra', and
producing some of the most celebrated songs in the BeMani series.


120 BPM                         [Revival Track                   Duration 1:20]
Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 2 / Difficult 4 / Expert 6]
Double                          [             Basic 2 / Difficult 5 / Expert 7]


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Hit 'n' Slap

Composed by : Saito Isao
Lyrics      : Saito Isao
Vocals      : Saito Isao

DDR Debut    : DDR Ultramix 2
Origin       : beatmania The Final
Available on : beatmania The Final OST

Lyrics
------

Comingg at ya
I'm-a slap on my center, wave your dick

Been awakening, etch
I'm coming for - must be a way
You can sweat - because of april first
Inbetween, be Dre, who the rough-most gatcha
Control, you're messing 'round, swing, you make up

Hit to the script, there's a line of cocain
Brooklyn best, to the beats coming at ya
Don't you dropkick the state - Where's the end

I'm-a slap on my center, wave your dick

Hit to the slap, to the maximum
You no doubt, outta throw
Coming close with the end
Hit to the slap, to the maximum
You walking in, pack it in
To the fists coming at ya

Coming at ya
Drop to drop
Keep it spinning, where's the end

Coming at ya
Yeah, at a throw, coming through

Been awakening, etch
I'm coming for - must be a way
You can sweat - because of april first
Inbetween, be Dre, who the rough-most gatcha
Control, you're messing 'round, swing, you make up

Hit to the slap, to the maximum
You no doubt, outta throw
Coming close to the end
Hit to the slap, to the maximum
You walking in, pack it in
To the fists coming at ya

Coming at ya


Trivia
------

Saito has never posted the lyrics to the song anywhere, so I'm not sure if it's
actually complete gibberish, or a series of phrases he's taken from english
hip-hop songs, and strung together, without knowing what they really mean.

This song does not appear in the DDR SuperNOVA arcade machine.


103 BPM                         [BeMani Transplant               Duration 1:20]
Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 2 / Difficult 4 / Expert 6]
Double                          [             Basic   / Difficult   / Expert  ]

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iFuturelist

Composed by : Akira Yamaoka
Lyrics      : Akira Yamaoka
Vocals      :

Debut        : DDR Strike
Origin       : beatmania IIDX DistorteD
Available on : beatmania IIDX DistorteD OST, Akira Yamaoka - iFuturelist


Lyrics
------

You came to fight - chi ni somaru daichi ni
Hate me crash - tenshi no kubi wo
Kill you fight - tsurugi ni ikari wo
And you die - omae ni ataeru

Fight back - uchi otose
Fight back - habataku tenshi no tsubasa megakete ubae
Fight back - kuchihatete
Fight back - ikinu
Fight back - kono megami wo idaite nemure


Trivia
------

The title is pronounced "e-future-ist".

The song's lyrics are incredibly surreal and agressive, instructing listeners
to worship chaos, embrace darkness, and 'die the land in blood'. The second
verse describes the killing of an angel, by tearing it's wings from it's back,
and 'letting it rot away and die'.

The song has it's own music video, in which 'iFuturelist' is a poticial
movement. In the video, a man dressed in black leather biker/bondage gear
(traditionaly associated with the homosexual movement in japan) stands infront
of the group's banner, and shouts the lyrics to the song, as a passionate
political speach. The video has a very dark tone, and often cuts to images of
the group's flag being agressively waved at the camera.

The song's video exists in beta copies of the arcade game, but was removed from
the game before it's commercial release. Although the song itself is more
violent and agressive than the video, the homo-erotic images, combined with
themes of revolution and agression could have been considered too harsh for a
lovely happy dancing game ^^;

The song was written for beatmania IIDX DistorteD, and was one of the first
playable songs in beta copies of the game. While Distorted was in production,
Konami included the song as a 'BeMani Transplant' in DDR Strike. It was
playable in both DDR Strike and DDR SuperNOVA, before DistorteD was finally
released.


150 BPM           [Revival Track - BeMani Transplant             Duration 1:42]
Single            [Beginner 1 / Basic 4 / Difficult 6 / Expert 8 / Challenge 9]
Double            [             Basic 4 / Difficult 6 / Expert 8 / Challenge 9]


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Ki-Se-Ki

Composed by : Naoki Maeda
Lyrics      : Junko Karashima
Vocals      : Noria Shiraishi, Sayaka Minami, Lisa Sotohana, Riyu Kosaka,
              Yoma Komatsu

Debut        : DDR Festival
Origin       : beatmania IIDX RED
Available on : beatmania IIDX RED OST, BeForU - BeForU II,
               BeForU - Ki-Se-Ki (single)


Lyrics
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Ookiku nani ka ga ugoki dashiteiru
Mou sude ni nani ka ga hajimatteta

Hitomi no oku ni mieta
Kasunderu keshiki ni ha
Sorezore no hana ga saku
Unmei wo kimeru hana

Ima koso aratana tobira wo hiraku toki
Soko ni ha watashi ga iru
Aratana sekai ga aru

Shinjiteta sono kiseki ha
Mabushiku kagayaki tsuzukeru
Hitosuji no hikari ha unmei no michi shirube
Inochi wo fukikaeshita
Kiseki no hana wo mitsuketara
Umare kawareru koto
Utsukushisa no imi ga wakaru

Ima wo ikiru subete no mono
aruki tsuzukete iku...
shiranu uchi ni "mayoi" ha kie
harukana mirai he to....
anata ni mo saku toki ha kuru
unmei no hana
kiseki ha tazunere
soshite kagayaiteiku darou


Trivia
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The song's name translates to english as 'Mi-Ra-Cle'

This was the first new song to be recorded since Shiyuna Maehara left the
group, and was replaced with 3 new members. The new group was original called
'BeForU NEXT', but are refered to simply as 'BeForU' in the music video. Most
BeMani games seem to alternate between refering to the group as BeForU, and as
BeForU NEXT.

Ki-Se-Ki was released on CD and DVD singles. The CD features an extended
version of the song, an instrumental, and also new versions of Graduation and
Firerly, re-recorded with to replace Shiyuna's lines with those of the new
members. The DVD features interviews with all 6 members (and Naoki), filmed in
a tokyo arcade. At various points in the interviews, they all play the various
BeMani games scattered around the arcade.


155 BPM                     [Revival Track - BeMani Transplant   Duration 1:46]
Single                      [    Beginner 1 / Basic 5 / Difficult 7 / Expert 8]
Double                      [                 Basic 4 / Difficult 7 / Expert 8]

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The Least 100 Sec

Composed by : Hirofumi Sasaki

Debut        : DDR Extreme
Origin       : beatmania The Final
Available on : beatmania The Final OST, Guitar Freaks 5 & Drummania 4 OST


Trivia
------

The song does indeed last for exactly 100 seconds, although only 95 seconds are
actually played by the player, and the recording contains 1 second of silence.

Although it first appeared in beatmania, this song was specificaly written for
Guitar Freaks, Drummania and Keyboard Mania. By combining 3 machiens from the
same generation, the song can be played in 'session mode', with the guitar,
drum and keyboard sections of the song each being played in real-time by a
seperate player.

The song is most famous for it's Drummania incarnation, in which is it listed
as the hardest song in the series at 'lvl 99'.

The song is is played on a keyboard, guitar, bass guitar and drum. When the
song was recorded, the first 3 parts were recorded live, and then sampled into
the game. The drums in the song were programmed using a computer, due to the
difficulty of getting anybody to play the section flawlessly in realtime.

When Konami announced an online vote to determine which BeMani Transplant songs
should be included in DDR Extreme, The Least 100 Sec and Across The Nightmare
were touted as popular 'joke' entries, by members of western message boards, as
both songs contain notes too fast to be realisticaly played as a DDR song. As
it turns out, both songs were included in DDR Extreme, although both contain
entirely abstract steps, which bear little resemblance to the music, or the
steps/notes used in previous BeMani titles.

An extended version of the song exists, titled 'The Least 333 Seconds'.


200-263 BPM                 [Revival Track - BeMani Transplant   Duration 1:40]
Single                      [    Beginner 3 / Basic 5 / Difficult 7 / Expert 8]
Double                      [                 Basic 5 / Difficult 8 / Expert 8]

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5.E     Boss Songs
5.F     Production BGM

[coming soon]

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6.0  Special Thanks

Kongouryoku - Most (if not all) japanese and romanised lyrics. Thank you so
much for the work you carried out in posting all those lyrics over the years.
I hope now that with this FAQ, I can bring your work to a the appreciation of a
much wider audience.

Mantic - Helping decode the 'Star Gate Heaven' lyrics from ye olde line-out
recording.

Voiddd.com - Song difficulties and BPMs for the revival tracks.

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7.0  Version History

v 0.3 - October 08 2006 - Added song information for the first batch of 
        unlockable songs. Fixed my PS2 ^^;

v 0.2 - October 01, 2006 - Added information for Red Dolphin, added a
        'walkthrough' section for each world, which deals with the best way to
        go about completing each trial.

        Added Song Information for all of the default songs, sans-licenses.

v 0.1 - September 27, 2006 -  Basic structure established. Information for
        Uguisu, Popcorn and Glow.

NEXT  - More Song Information for more unlocks.

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                                                     Copyright 2006 Tyma Hughes
                                         Dedicated to the memory of DanceManiaX









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