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Song Information


Artist: L.E.D.
Composition/Arrangement: Toshiyuki Kakuta
BPM: 160
Length: 1:54
VJ: Fukutomi WAVE (video and overlays)
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro
Other Music Game Appearances:



Song Connections / Remixes



  • Blue stragglers are main sequence stars in open or globular clusters that are more luminous and bluer than stars at the main sequence turn-off point for the cluster.
  • A mermaid character appears in BLUE STRAGGLER's overlays.
  • In BLUE STRAGGLER's movie, several Latin phrases are seen (in order of appearance):
    • Verum cur non audimus? (Why do we not listen to the truth?)
    • Veritas numquam perit. (Truth is never lost.)
    • Veritas vos liberabit. (The truth will set you free.)
    • Astra non mentiuntur. (The stars will not lie.)
    • Ubi spiritus est cantus est. (Where there is a soul, there is a song.)
    • Nil desperandum. (Do not despair.)
    • Alea jacta est. (The die has been cast.)
    • Suggestio veri, suggestio falsi. (A suggestion of truth, a suggestion of falsehood.)
    • Exitus acta probat. (The outcome justifies the deed.)
    • Age quod agis. (Do well what you do.)
    • Fortes fortuna juvat. (Fortune favors the brave.)
    • Quod erat demonstrandum. (That which was to be proved.)
      • At the end of the video, this last sentence is abbreviated to "Q.E.D.". Afterwards, the letter "Q" is replaced with a "L", ultimately forming the word "L.E.D.".
  • BLUE STRAGGLER is one of the bistro saucer 2nd Set unlocks of jubeat saucer. It could be unlocked from November 1st to 30th, 2012.
    • In jubeat saucer fulfill, it can be unlocked as part of saucer macchiato's Side Menu from April 23rd, 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.
    • In jubeat festo, it can be purchased at the emo MART.
  • The beatmania IIDX charts of BLUE STRAGGLER are known for their strange judgment timing for reasons currently unknown.
  • In the U.S./EU iTunes version of the beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Vol.1 album, BLUE STRAGGLER is spelled as Blue Straggler.
  • BLUE STRAGGLER was removed from jubeat saucer and later revived in the same game as part of saucer's song swap system. For further information on which dates was removed/revived, see this page.
  • BLUE STRAGGLER is available in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS as part of the beatmania IIDX INFINITAS 楽曲パック vol.4.

Song Production Information


Video Production Information

Fukutomi WAVE

<Q>Suggestio veri, suggestio falsi

<A>Sic itur ad astra


Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 12.
jubeat to clan difficulty rated from 1 to 10, and 1 to 10.9 from festo onwards. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from jubeat@Wiki and BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

beatmania IIDX

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Notecounts - 440 761 1328 - 442 843 1311 -
beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro→Present - 4 7 10 - 4 8 10 -
beatmania IIDX INFINITAS - 4 7 10 - 4 8 10 -
beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE - 4 7 10 - - - - -


Game Level
Basic Advanced Extreme
Notecounts 321 605 780
jubeat saucer→clan 5 9 10
jubeat festo→Present 5 9.7 10.3
jubeat plus 5 9 10
jubeat plus (Android) 5 9 10
jukebeat 5 9 10