Composition/Arrangement: Jun Wakita
Length: 1:46 (beatmania IIDX, REFLEC BEAT), 2:03 (ノスタルジア)
Movie: shiro (video and overlays)
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 7th style
Other Music Game Appearances:
Song Connections / Remixes
- Spica is part of wac's Zodiac series of songs, representing Virgo.
- Spica sounds quite different on all three difficulties.
- The beatmania IIDX 7th style Original Soundtrack version of Spica is based on the HYPER chart version of the song, albeit with an extended ending.
- In the arcade series of REFLEC BEAT, Spica's BASIC, MEDIUM/HARD, and SPECIAL/WHITE HARD charts use Spica's NORMAL, HYPER, and ANOTHER versions of the song, respectively.
- REFLEC BEAT plus originally only used the NORMAL audio for the BASIC/MEDIUM/HARD charts, likely because the option to use split audio files between its difficulties was not yet implented. The BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS PACK 08 was originally withdrawn on October 6th, 2017 for this reason. This was eventually fixed in REFLEC BEAT plus version 4.5.7, first available on November 29th, 2017.
- In the ノスタルジア series, Spica's Normal, Hard/Expert, and Real charts are based on the NORMAL, HYPER, and ANOTHER versions of the song respectively, albeit with an extended ending.
- A live medley of Spica, OVER THE CLOUDS, and Make A Difference was played at the beatmania IIDX secret LIVE ~one night premium party~ on September 13th, 2003. This medley can be found on the BEMANIトップランカー決定戦 2006 Sound Tracks, titled wacのライブ用トラック１。 ハウスっぽいやつ集めたの。.
- Spica (α Virgonis) is the brightest star in the constellation of Virgo, and one of the brightest stars in the night sky.
- Spica had a unique title card in beatmania IIDX 7th style. This title card was not kept in subsequent releases, or the CS release of beatmania IIDX 7th style.
- Spica's overlays were removed from the beatmania IIDX arcade games as of beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro due to technical issues.
- Spica could be unlocked in REFLEC BEAT groovin'!! Upper as part of the 8th Set (PHQUASE's SELECTION) of the BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS unlocking system. It could be unlocked after unlocking the other songs of the 8th Set.
- Its SPECIAL chart could be unlocked via the BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS event as well after unlocking Spica's BASIC/MEDIUM/HARD charts.
- From September 17th, 2015 onwards, it could be purchased from the REFLEC Shop for 3800 and 1500 Refle for its BASIC/MEDIUM/HARD and SPECIAL charts, respectively.
- In REFLEC BEAT VOLZZA, its BASIC/MEDIUM/HARD charts could be purchased in the Garage for 20 VOLZZA KEYs. Its SPECIAL chart could be purchased for 8 VOLZZA KEYs after clearing the song.
- In REFLEC BEAT VOLZZA 2, it was playable by default.
- Spica has different jackets for BASIC, MEDIUM/HARD and SPECIAL/WHITE HARD.
- These jackets are based on the original overlays for Spica in beatmania IIDX.
- REFLEC BEAT plus uses only the BASIC jacket as of version 4.5.7.
- Originally, the 3 jackets were arranged into a 2 by 2 grid formation, with a black space in the bottom right corner, to make a singular jacket.
- Spica's BASIC jacket is used as its jacket on the ノスタルジア series.
- Spica can be unlocked from April 12th, 2016 on beatmania IIDX INFINITAS' Akashic Explore event.
- After being removed from the initial release of REFLEC BEAT 悠久のリフレシア, Spica was revived on February 23rd, 2017.
- Spica is part of the Maishuu! Ichika no chou BEMANI rush 2020 (毎週！いちかの超BEMANIラッシュ2020) event. It could be unlocked in ノスタルジア Op.3 from August 26th, 2020 until October 29th, 2020.
- From August 25th to September 22nd, 2022, it can be unlocked through the limited time episode Toki wo meguru ongaku-sai Vol.IV (時を巡る音楽祭 Vol.IV).
- Spica received a Real chart in ノスタルジア Op.3 on October 14th, 2020.
- Spica is available in コナステ ノスタルジア as part of the コナステ ノスタルジア 楽曲パック vol.2.
From "beatmania IIDX". Shining blue Spica, the maiden in the sky of fertility.
Song Production Information
Video Production Information
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated 1 to 7+ from 7th through 9th style, 1 to 8 in 10th style, 1 to 8+ in IIDX RED, and from 1 to 12 from HAPPY SKY onwards.
REFLEC BEAT to groovin'!! Upper difficulty rated from 1 to 10+, 1 to 13 in VOLZZA/VOLZZA 2, and 1 to 15 in 悠久のリフレシア.
ノスタルジア difficulty rated from 1 to 12 for Normal to Expert charts. Real charts rated from 1 to 3 diamonds (◆). (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 7th style→9th style||-||3||7+||N/A||-||3||7||N/A||-|
|beatmania IIDX 10th style||-||3||8||N/A||-||3||7||N/A||-|
|beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED||-||3||8||N/A||-||3||↑8||N/A||-|
|beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY||-||3||↑9||12||-||3||↑9||12||-|
|beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD→18 Resort Anthem||-||3||9||↓11||-||3||9||12||-|
|beatmania IIDX 19 Lincle→Present||-||↑4||9||11||-||3||9||12||-|
|beatmania IIDX 7th style CS||※1||3||7+||7+||-||3||7||7||-|
|beatmania IIDX 8th style CS||※1||3||7+||7+||-||3||7||7||-|
|beatmania IIDX 9th style CS||※1||3||7+||7+||-||3||7||7||-|
|beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS CS||1||3||9||11||-||3||9||12||-|
|beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST||1||3||9||11||-||3||9||12||-|
|beatmania IIDX INFINITAS||-||4||9||11||-||3||9||12||-|
|beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE||-||4||9||11||-||-||-||-||-|
※ Prior to beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS CS, Spica's BEGINNER notecount was 189.
|REFLEC BEAT groovin'!! Upper||5||7||10||10+|
|REFLEC BEAT VOLZZA→VOLZZA 2||5||7||10||↑12|
|REFLEC BEAT plus||5||7||10||-|
|REFLEC BEAT 悠久のリフレシア||6||9||12||14|
|wac's Zodiac series of songs|
|ストレイ・マーチ (Aries) - BEEF (Taurus) - murmur twins (Gemini) - moon_child (Cancer) - Regulus (Leo) - Spica (Virgo) - アストライアの双皿 (Libra)|
ピアノ協奏曲第1番"蠍火" (Scorpius) - 牧神笛吹きて (Capricornus) - Ganymede (Aquarius) - アルレシャ (Pisces)
|BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS|
|1st Set (DJ TOTTO's SELECTION)||ABSOLUTE - CHOCOLATE PHILOSOPHY - LOGICAL DASH - era (nostalmix)|
|2nd Set (TAG's SELECTION)||DROP THE BOMB - AXIS - fellows - MAD BLAST|
|3rd Set (Des-ROW's SELECTION)||大見解 - Funky sonic World - BE LOVIN - CURUS|
|4th Set (Ryu☆'s SELECTION)||GENOM SCREAMS - Presto - JET WORLD - Go Beyond!!|
|5th Set (TOMOSUKE's SELECTION)||I'M GONNA GET YOU! - the keel - LOVE IS ORANGE - Gamelan de Couple|
|6th Set (kors k's SELECTION)||Flash Back 90's - White Eve - HELL SCAPER - starmine|
|7th Set (Users' SELECTION)||明鏡止水 - Pink Rose - sync - Beyond The Earth|
|8th Set (PHQUASE's SELECTION)||COSMIC COWGIRL - BOBBY SUE AND SKINNY JIM - 男々道 - Spica|
|9th Set (wac's SELECTION)||PULSE - GRADIUSIC CYBER - Nova emoção - 踊るフィーバーロボ|
|10th Set (dj TAKA's SELECTION)||♥Love²シュガ→♥ - Lucy - GUILTY - V - V₂|
|CONTENTS SELECTION||ZERO-ONE - MAKE A JAM! - Ping×Pong×Dash - DAY DREAM|