- 1 Broken
- 1.1 Song Information
- 1.2 Lyrics
- 1.3 Song Connections / Remixes
- 1.4 Trivia
- 1.5 Song Production Information
- 1.6 Video Production Information
- 1.7 Difficulty & Notecounts
Artist: dj TAKA feat. AiMEE
Composition/Arrangement: dj TAKA
Lyrics/Vocals: Aimee Blackschleger
Length: 1:42 (REFLEC BEAT, jubeat), 2:17 (beatmania IIDX, ポップンリズミン)
Jacket design: もとこ
First Music Game Appearance: REFLEC BEAT
Other Music Game Appearances:
- beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem
- jubeat plus / jubeat plus (Android) RUNRUNマラソン！ pack 2
- jubeat saucer
- jukebeat KONAMI music pack 54
- REFLEC BEAT plus MUSIC PACK 13
- REFLEC BEAT + KONAMI MUSIC PACK 09
- ポップンリズミン dj TAKAパック1
Images of broken glass all red I think those broken pieces are all that remains of my heart can't concentrate on myself there is nothing anymore isolated, ignored sharp fragments all over the city remind me you're not with me I am only imagining you can sympathize and realize I want to gather it again if you'll only let me rebuild
Song Connections / Remixes
- A slightly extended version of Broken can be found on the REFLEC BEAT ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK.
- ポップンリズミン and the beatmania IIDX series use this extended version of Broken.
- A remix of Broken by iroha(sasaki), titled Broken 8cmix, can be found in SOUND VOLTEX BOOTH.
- A long version of Broken appears on dj TAKA's second album, True Blue....
- A remix of Broken by DJ Genki, titled Broken -DJ Genki Remix-, also appears on dj TAKA's second album, True Blue....
- Broken is unlocked in REFLEC BEAT by reaching Level 100.
- In REFLEC BEAT limelight, it is unlocked by reaching the third part of Glass Stage 1-3. It is the 24th old REFLEC BEAT song in limelight unlocked via Glass Stage.
- Retroactively, Broken is the first REFLEC BEAT song to have a chart rated Level 10+, and subsequently Level 11.
- Unlocking Broken in REFLEC BEAT or limelight also unlocks the song in beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem or beatmania IIDX 19 Lincle, as part of Lincle LINK 1.
- As of June 27th, 2012, it can be unlocked in beatmania IIDX 19 Lincle or beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro by reaching Q-pro Level 45 (as part of Lincle LINK 5). It is the seventh and last Lincle LINK 1 song in beatmania IIDX to be unlocked this way.
- Broken can be unlocked in jubeat saucer from April 1st, 2013 as part of the Pastel-kun to Smith-shi no RUNRUN marathon! (パステルくんとスミス氏のRUNRUNマラソン!) crossover event with REFLEC BEAT colette. It is the first unlockable song of the 2nd Meeting, after Pastel-kun completes 10 laps around the track.
- In jubeat saucer fulfill, it can be unlocked as part of saucer macchiato's Side Menu from May 1st, 2014.
- In jubeat prop, it can be unlocked by playing it as a BONUS TUNE from May 28th, 2015.
- In jubeat Qubell, it is one of the Garnet unlocks of the dig dig Qubell unlocking system.
- In jubeat clan, it can be unlocked in the jubeat SHOP.
- Broken received RENEWAL charts in REFLEC BEAT VOLZZA, unlockable as part of the fourth phase of the Pastel-kun to Gakkii-hakase no dokidoki rhythm kenkyujou (パステルくんとガッキー博士のドキドキリズム研究所) event. They could be unlocked after assembling the Eye Bells (アイベル) instrument.
- In REFLEC BEAT VOLZZA 2, these charts were playable by default.
- After being removed from the initial release of REFLEC BEAT 悠久のリフレシア, Broken was revived on June 8th, 2017.
- Its WHITE HARD chart could be unlocked through a quest in Reflesia Mode (リフレシアモード) from June 15th to 28th, 2017.
- Broken was added to beatmania IIDX INFINITAS on July 5th, 2017 as part of the July 2017 Basic Subscription Monthly Songs.
Song Production Information
It was decided early on that I would compose two songs for REFLEC BEAT.
"I would like a trance song with a sad melody and foreign vocals, similar to Colors" was the request I received from Yoshitaka.
As he is someone that has done so much for IIDX, I do not think I could bring myself to refuse his request, so I tried my best.
However, it caught me off guard when I heard that this was going to be used for the last song.
At the time, the growing quality expectations had left me anxious throughout the production, but listening to it now, I am rather pleased with how it turned out.
Video Production Information
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 12.
jubeat difficulty rated from 1 to 10.
REFLEC BEAT to groovin'!! Upper difficulty rated from 1 to 10+, 1 to 13 in VOLZZA/VOLZZA 2, and 1 to 15 from 悠久のリフレシア onwards.
ポップンリズミン difficulty rated from 1 to 10. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem→Present||-||5||9||12||5||9||12|
|beatmania IIDX INFINITAS||-||5||9||12||5||9||12|
|jubeat plus (Android)||4||9||10|
|REFLEC BEAT limelight→groovin'!! Upper||5||8||10+||-|
|REFLEC BEAT VOLZZA→VOLZZA 2||5||8||11||-|
|REFLEC BEAT plus||5||8||10+||-|
|REFLEC BEAT +||5||8||10+||-|
|REFLEC BEAT VOLZZA→VOLZZA 2||5||8||11||-|
|REFLEC BEAT 悠久のリフレシア→Present||7||10||13||15|
|Lincle LINK #1|
|Common Songs||中華急行 - Thunderbolt|
|beatmania IIDX Songs||Broken - Sakura Reflection - SPECIAL SUMMER CAMPAIGN! - Survival Games - THE FALLEN - Wuv U|
|REFLEC BEAT Songs|| Anisakis -somatic mutation type"Forza"- - Bad Maniacs - reunion - Second Heaven - Turii ~Panta rhei~|
Why did you go away
|1st Annual Meeting|| jubeat: 梅雪夜 - Clumsy thoughts - この青空の下で|
REFLEC BEAT: spring pony - Good-bye Chalon - アルストロメリア
Final Song: anemone
|2nd Annual Meeting|| jubeat: Broken - Our Faith - 愛は不死鳥の様に|
REFLEC BEAT: True Blue - The Wind of Gold - †渚の小悪魔ラヴリィ～レイディオ†
Final Song: ZZ
| 3rd Annual Meeting
(DJ TOTTO Meeting)
| jubeat: Windy Fairy - DRAGON KILLER - ストレイ・マーチ|
REFLEC BEAT: Arousing - Mirage - アストライアの双皿
Final Song: chaplet
|Mission DELTA|| jubeat: VALLIS-NERIA|
REFLEC BEAT: JOMANDA
Final Song: Lisa-RICCIA