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BEMANI Timeline
1997 - 1998 - 1999
2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009
2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019
2020 - 2021 - 2022 - 2023 - 2024


KONAMI celebrated the 20th anniversaries of DanceDanceRevolution and pop'n music in September with little events and new songs, even making anniversary pages for both games. On September 28th, KONAMI also started location testing a new BEMANI game, Rizminance.

In addition, KONAMI announced a new spin-off project of HinaBitter♪, titled BandMeshi♪ (バンめし♪).

Unfortunately, 2018 saw KONAMI continuing their practices at the end of 2017 well into 2018 as well, which again can be viewed on the BEMANI Sound Team page.


  • February 10th: The 7th KONAMI Arcade Championship and 第四回天下一音ゲ祭 finals were held at JAEPO 2018.
  • February 11th: After months of rumors, KONAMI officially announces the endings of REFLEC BEAT and MÚSECA via BEMANI Pia, a 20th anniversary BEMANI book sold at JAEPO 2018.
  • February 12th: beatmania IIDX 25 CANNON BALLERS is released to Korean arcades.
  • February 14th:
    • jubeat clan ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK released.
    • GITADORA Tri-Boost Original Soundtrack Volume.03 released.
    • GITADORA Tri-Boost Re:EVOLVE Original Soundtrack released.


  • March 7th: beatmania IIDX 25 CANNON BALLERS ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK released.
  • March 23rd: DANCERUSH STARDOM is released to Japanese arcades.
    • It is the first BEMANI arcade game with in-game language selection options.




  • June 26th: Offline kits for MÚSECA 1+1/2 were released, as well as conversion kits to change MÚSECA to Bishi Bashi CHANNEL (ビシバシCHANNEL) are available from this date as well.


  • July 24th: SOUND VOLTEX IV HEAVENLY HAVEN gets heavily censored in the South Korean version of the game. Due to interference from South Korea's video games board, Game Rating and Administration Committee (GRAC), all songs added after November 16th, 2017 were temporarily removed from the game (except for BLASTER GATE charts for older songs).
    • Song updates were paused as well until August 23rd, 2018, when all missing songs were restored. However, the censorship of the jackets remained.
      • On August 2nd, 2018, a similar censorship happened with DanceDanceRevolution A, with EXTRA SAVIOR song ALGORITHM temporarily absent from the Korean release of the game.
      • The BEMANI SUMMER GREETINGS event, which started on August 10th, cannot be accessed in the Korean version of GITADORA Matixx, unfortunately suggesting the censorship issues with GRAC have not yet been fully resolved.
  • July 31st:
    • support (though not online) for MÚSECA 1+1/2 ends, marking the official end of the series.
    • Patent no. 2922509, which mainly covered elements of the original beatmania series such as keysounded notes and vertical note scrolling, reaches the end of its term.



  • October 10th: pop'n music うさぎと猫と少年の夢 Original Soundtrack and pop'n music うさぎと猫と少年の夢 Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition released.
  • October 11th: ノスタルジア Op.2 is released to Korean arcades.
  • October 17th: pop'n music peace is released to Japanese arcades.
  • October 25th: Amusement IC service is implemented for a selection of arcade games released by KONAMI, SEGA, and BANDAI NAMCO.


  • November 7th:
    • beatmania IIDX 26 Rootage is released to Japanese arcades.
    • EDP presents ここなつワンマンライブ2018 ミライコウシン is released.
  • November 8th: pop'n music peace is released to Korean arcades.
  • November 12th: beatmania IIDX 26 Rootage is released to Korean arcades.
  • November 15th: KONAMI announces on their official Tokimeki Idol (ときめきアイドル) twitter that the game will be taken offline on January 15th, 2019, and will include an offline patch.