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Song Information

BEYOND THE EARTH's pop'n music banner.
Beyond The Earth's DanceDanceRevolution / REFLEC BEAT jacket.

Artist: 猫叉Master
Composition/Arrangement: Naoyuki Sato
BPM: 140
Length: 2:13
pop'n music Genre: CONTEMPORARY NATION (コンテンポラリーネイション)
pop'n music Character: Yima [CS10]
pop'n CG designer: かーる
Beat'n Groovy Character: Cool D [BnG]
Movie: SYO-jy
First Music Game Appearance: pop'n music 10 CS
Other Music Game Appearances:



Song Connections / Remixes

  • BEYOND THE EARTH is the first song in 猫叉Master's CONTEMPORARY NATION song series.
  • A long version of BEYOND THE EARTH appears on the pop'n music 12 いろは ♥ CS pop'n music 10 original soundtrack, as well on 猫叉Master's first album, Raindrops.
  • A future house remix of BEYOND THE EARTH by Sota F., titled BEYOND THE EARTH (STARDOM Remix), can be found in DANCERUSH STARDOM.
  • A rock cover of BEYOND THE EARTH by Reiji Sakurai was uploaded to his YouTube channel.


This song has different backgrounds, banners, jackets, or other related images. For more information, please see this page.
  • BEYOND THE EARTH marks the first appearance of Naoyuki Sato in BEMANI.
  • In the beatmania IIDX, DanceDanceRevolution, and REFLEC BEAT series, BEYOND THE EARTH's title is capitalized as Beyond The Earth.
  • In the older versions of pop'n music 10 CS (SLPM-65769 or SLPM-65770), and the arcade releases of pop'n music 13 カーニバル and pop'n music 14 FEVER!, BEYOND THE EARTH's artist was misspelled as 猫又Master.
    • In the "KONAMI the Best" version of pop'n music 10 CS (SLPM-66210), BEYOND THE EARTH's artist was corrected to 猫叉Master.
    • It was also misspelled as 猫又Master in Beyond The Earth's REFLEC BEAT jacket. This was corrected to 猫叉Master on March 30th, 2015.
  • BEYOND THE EARTH was unlockable in pop'n music 13 カーニバル from December 7th to 28th, 2005, as part of the Waku-waku pop'n world (わくわく ポップンワールド) event.
  • In pop'n music 13 カーニバル, BEYOND THE EARTH's songwheel genre was misspelled as コンテンポラリーネーション.
  • In Beat'n Groovy, BEYOND THE EARTH's artist was romanized as NEKOMATA Master.
    • On the iTunes page for Raindrops, BEYOND THE EARTH's title was capitalized as Beyond the Earth, while the artist was romanized as NEKOMATA-Master.
  • BEYOND THE EARTH's Beat'n Groovy 5-Buttons chart is exactly the same as its original pop'n music 5-Button chart.
  • BEYOND THE EARTH was available on 코나미 팝픈뮤직 as downloadable content from July 23rd, 2009.
  • BEYOND THE EARTH was added to the BEMANI Category folder in pop'n music Sunny Park.
  • Despite that its sequel, サヨナラ・ヘヴン, made its arcade beatmania IIDX debut in beatmania IIDX 17 SIRIUS, Beyond The Earth did not appear in an arcade beatmania IIDX game until beatmania IIDX 22 PENDUAL, unlockable in the Chrono Seeker event.
  • Beyond The Earth received a new set of Double charts in beatmania IIDX 22 PENDUAL, including a brand-new Double ANOTHER chart with Charge Notes.
  • Beyond The Earth could be unlocked in REFLEC BEAT groovin'!! Upper as part of the 7th Set (Users' SELECTION) of the BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS unlocking system. It could be unlocked after unlocking the other songs of the 7th Set.
    • Beyond The Earth was first place among the 30 possible song picks for the set.
      • Beyond The Earth was also in consideration by Ryu☆ to be added to his BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS set [1].
    • Its SPECIAL chart could be unlocked via the BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS event as well after unlocking Beyond The Earth'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.
  • BEYOND THE EARTH received an EASY chart in pop'n music éclale on December 21st, 2015.
  • After being removed from the initial release of REFLEC BEAT 悠久のリフレシア, Beyond The Earth was revived on November 22nd, 2017.
  • Beyond The Earth is available in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS as part of beatmania IIDX INFINITAS Music Pack vol.9 (beatmania IIDX INFINITAS 楽曲パック vol.9).
  • BEYOND THE EARTH is available in pop'n music Lively as part of スタートアップセレクション 楽曲パック vol.2.
  • Beyond The Earth appears as selectable background music in CHASE CHASE JOKERS (チェイスチェイスジョーカーズ).
  • Beyond The Earth is available in DanceDanceRevolution GRAND PRIX from March 13th, 2024, by purchasing the BEMANI SELECTION music pack vol.1 (BEMANI SELECTION楽曲パック vol.1).
  • Beyond The Earth features its beatmania IIDX video in DanceDanceRevolution, which is displayed fullscreen and eliminates any on-screen dancers.

Music Comment

Run across the earth and dance in the sky! Towards the distance, beyond nostalgia.

Song Production Information

beatmania IIDX

Nekomata Master

This chorus melody was called "shiraso sorashi shidore" and it kept spinning in my head round and round, and before I knew it, I created this song. Hmm, I'm sure when I walked around Keyakizaka to relax~.... I immediately returned in a hurry and programmed the data, which I feel was completed relatively quickly. I think that was around one year ago.
As the 7th CS version sound director kita-g previously said, I think it's important "to feel". We interpret feelings using our own sensibilities to create new works. That expression contains empathy and all possibilities for something born from other interpretations. I've currently listened to many CDs and went to see many live performances, so I don't really know what are the roots that influenced me, but to those who somehow have empathy when listening to this song, by all means, please try to express this with some other things. It can be anything, such as pictures, words, or sounds. I'm sure it'll lead to something in the future. Just kidding~. From Nekomata Master.

pop'n music

Nekomata Master

Hello, I'm Nekomata Master, who's participating in the pop'n series for the first time. I've only played pop'n for half a year in the first place. As I saw ota2 loudly hitting the pop'n controller behind me, and momentarily murmured to myself "what's happening here?", I unexpectedly received a song request.
Using the theme of ethnic music, this resulted in a sorrowful pop feeling with various north to south tastes. Please listen, feel, and dance to it together. That's right, feeling is more important than listening. However, perhaps you might not have time to dance, but....
No, it still has a high difficulty level. You won't really have time to dance. By the way, I'm not the culprit in charge of these notecharts. This song's charts were created by ota2, which brilliantly soars beyond the human reflex limit. I mean, to be honest, I can't clear them. In particular, the middle section's percussion solo is a demon. I want to scream "aaaaaaaaah". Let's scream like a screaming machine.
So, don't give up and clear it~.

Video Production Information


On a certain day, somewhere in Tokyo.
"There's a meeting."
"Here's the video for the next song in the next game (CS 9th)..."
"Is it wrong?"
"Well, it's just that time..."
"... Is something wrong?"
"...... It's nothing."
"If that's the case, wonderful."
"It's a telegram!"
"Let's read it aloud."
"Huh!... the sound comment and song image is stolen" "Stolen...?... Is this assault?"
"... (It's nostalgic perhaps...)"
"Hmm. Is the middle section's 'charare~ chorare~ chara~ chachacha~ chare~ teraro~ teorare~' a horseman's gallop? Then that's assault..."
"... You have a point."
"Maeda Toshimasu (Keijiro)!"
"Hmm. A horseman's gallop blooms on the battlefield!"
"In that case, I'd like elements of a castle raid."
"Umm... my work time..."
"Let's be motivated somehow."
"It's great to overcome a quantitative disadvantage."
"No, no, it's more than that..."
While arguing
"... Well, are there no objections about "this" content?"
"No objections x2"
"Yeah, no objection..."
"Well, CONTEN... it's not... hmm, Be... Beyo..."
"Beyond the Earth"
"I decided that this video will be about 'a small castle raid, with a happy and embarrassed horseman, and a bonus'! Well, this is the end of the 46th emergency meeting in my mind!"
"...... Seriously?"

Character Information

Birthplace: The peak of Gods
Hobbies: Dancing
Likes: God, love, fertile earth
Dislikes: Dirty things

A solitary dancer who offers prayers to Gods through dance.
They pray for people with love every day.


The moment of Yima's birth.
It's still only 6cm long in my sketchbook.
But, even though it's merely 6cm, it's close to the finished character.
When I first heard this song, I felt the draft of "wind running across the earth". Inside me!
I took a slightly different approach making this character than other characters, whom I created their silhouette with importance from the beginning.
I'd like Yima to forever be a solitary dancer.
No one can catch up. Continuously.

Chart Production Information


He's a super large typhoon, not a super large newcomer☆ "Nekomata Master" appears here.
(Come to think of it, 2004 had many typhoons~)
He delivered the order for this game at an amazing speed. As expected.
I look forward to your continued support (fish).
I think the notecharts turned out like this as much as possible.
Nekomata screamed "aaaaaaaaah", but dooooooooon't scream like this.

Staff Comments


This song was called "waya!" among the designers. A song said to be mysterious. The shout... who's voice was it? What language was it? And what are these creatures repeatedly dancing in Karu's mind..? And I can only say that God's wrath is probably scary...


This is the final character included in this game.
I can't get enough of the mysterious dance that Karu somehow put all her heart into making. It'll increase.


I tried to express the victory dance using characters.
介→す→卍→斗→出→d→つ→命 ピカー
Well, let's join in!


This song and character perfectly fit together. I quite love them.
Please pray that my BB will continue a bit more (fish).


The head crest? Am I the only one who wants to squeeze it?
But if I do such thing, God will punish me... I don't want to get shorter...


When I heard this song's demo, I remember feeling something hot surging within me.
I somehow really want to return back to my hometown.
Perhaps when I return there, YIMA will probably greet me.


I can't help but imagine how this character looks facing the front (laughs).


I'm going to start stretching so I can dance like this in 10 years.

Difficulty & Notecounts

Beat'n Groovy difficulty rated from 1 to 8.
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 7+ in beatmania IIDX 9th style CS, and 1 to 12 from beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY and beyond.
DanceDanceRevolution difficulty rated from 1 to 20 from X onwards.
pop'n music difficulty rated from 1 to 43 through pop'n music 20 fantasia, and 1 to 50 from Sunny Park 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.
ポップンリズミン difficulty rated from 1 to 10. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from Pop'n Music Fever and BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

Beat'n Groovy

Game Button mode
3 Buttons 5 Buttons
Notecounts 188 303
Beat'n Groovy 3

beatmania IIDX

Old Charts

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Notecounts - 668 1102 1646 - 789 1237 - -
beatmania IIDX 9th style CS - 5 7+ 7+ - 6 7 - -

New Charts

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Notecounts / Charge Notes - 668 / 0 1102 / 0 1646 / 0 - 748 / 0 1214 / 0 1493 / 33 -
beatmania IIDX 22 PENDUAL - 5 ↑10 11 - 6 9 10 -
beatmania IIDX 23 copula→Present - 5 10 11 - 6 9 ↑11 -
beatmania IIDX INFINITAS - 5 10 11 - 6 9 11 -
beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE - 5 10 11 - - - - -


Game Single Double
Beginner Basic Difficult Expert Challenge Basic Difficult Expert Challenge
Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows 118 / 17 187 / 46 360 / 40 509 / 42 - / - / - 214 / 51 354 / 45 489 / 40 - / - / -
DanceDanceRevolution GRAND PRIX 3 5 10 13 - 5 10 13 -

pop'n music

Game Normal Mode Battle Mode
Notecounts 303 469 960 1325 493 933
pop'n music 10 CS 14 20 35 40 18 34
pop'n music 11 CS 14 20 35 40 18 34
pop'n music 12 いろは CS 14 20 35 41 18 34
pop'n music Lively ※8 26 41 47 - -
pop'n music 13 カーニバル→14 FEVER! 14 20 35 40 18 34
pop'n music 15 ADVENTURE→20 fantasia 14 20 35 ↑41 18 34
pop'n music Sunny Park→ラピストリア - 26 41 47 18 34
pop'n music éclale→Present ※8 26 41 47 18 34

※ Denotes chart has been changed from the previous arcade charts:

  • EASY chart: total notes: 183.


Old Charts

Game Level
Basic Medium Hard Special
Notecounts 157 323 670 896
REFLEC BEAT groovin'!! Upper 4 7 10 10+
REFLEC BEAT plus 4 7 10 -

New Charts

Game Level
Basic Medium Hard White
Notecounts 228 416 744 1022
REFLEC BEAT 悠久のリフレシア 5 9 12 13


Game Difficulties
Normal Hyper EX
Notecounts 219 290 525
ポップンリズミン 2 6 9
猫叉Master's CONTEMPORARY NATION song series
BEYOND THE EARTH - サヨナラ・ヘヴン - Echoes - Tree in Lake ~消えたチチカカの木~ - The Sky of Sadness - 砂塵カゲロウ - Journey - 祭ノ痕、君ヲ憶フ。
わくわく ポップンワールド
1st set Majestic Fire - バトル XIII - Violently Car
2nd set Der Wald - 妖怪Zの唄
3rd set キングモンキー - GADARINA - BEYOND THE EARTH - KING of the SEA
4th set Ferris wheel - Sanctum Crusade - フリーパス
5th set ポップンカーニバルマーチ
Chrono Seeker
New Songs COLOSSEUM - ろぴかる倶楽部 - Light My Fire - 時空トラベローグ - Symmetry - NEO GENERATOR SEVEN - Broken Sword
Revivals and CS Transplants in motion - tripping contact - IXION - Beyond The Earth
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
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