1st Samurai

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1st Samurai

Song Information

Artist: sampling masters MEGA
Composition/Arrangement: sampling masters MEGA
BPM: 175-200
Length: 1:55
Genre: お江戸テクノ (OEDO TECHNO)
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 10th style
Other Music Game Appearances: None.


Several vocal samples can be heard, including "Who's that?".

Song Connections / Remixes


  • 1st Samurai is beatmania IIDX 10th style's default EXTRA STAGE. When accessed as such, the background changes, and the music select BGM changes into a sample of 1st Samurai.
  • 1st Samurai is the first EXTRA STAGE song in beatmania IIDX not composed by NAOKI, and the first one done by a commissioned artist.

Song Production Information

sampling masters MEGA

Huh? How is this "samurai"? Well, don't think about that too much, please.
All at once there were lots of notes, then they violently ... violently? Uhh ... so I wrote another song I can't play, huh ... and so I wrote in the barrage of shamisen even while thinking that. I wonder how many of the end notes someone can actually hit ... I'd like to see someone play this, if I could. It's like a fast rain, though you wouldn't say that, so more like a downpour, I guess. Well, play it well, like a samurai. (Whaaaa?)

Video Production Information


He's like something you'd see in Nikkou Edo, old Uzumaki movies produced by Toei, or Oedo Onsen Monogatari ... casually dressed, holding a thin sword, and sporting a top knot, cutting through a scene full of people with a bold dash! It's not something that would happen in real life, but if it did, don't you think this would be the BGM for it!? ... that's how "1st Samurai" feels to me.

Even though his clothing is in disarray, he's cool-faced to the end, casting a glance to the stylish girl beside him. ... well, that's the sort of attitude you've got to have when you play this sort of difficult song, anyway. I hope you'll try to play it that way.

Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated 1 to 8 in 10th style, 1 to 8+ in IIDX RED, and 1 to 12 in HAPPY SKY onwards.

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Beginner Normal Hyper Another Normal Hyper Another
Notecounts 282 546 1016 1383 729 1016 1455
beatmania IIDX 10th style - 7 8 N/A 7 8 N/A
beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED - 7 ↑8+ N/A 7 ↑8+ N/A
beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY→Present - ↓5 ↑10 11 7 ↑10 12
beatmania IIDX 10th style CS - 5 8 8 7 8 8
beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS CS 3 5 10 11 7 10 12