BRILLIANT 2U

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BRILLIANT 2U

Song Information

BRILLIANT 2U's jacket.
BRILLIANT 2U("STREAM" Special)'s jacket.

Artist: NAOKI
Composition/Arrangement: Naoki
BPM: 150
Length: 1:24
Genre: EURO GROOVE
VJ: MORO (beatmania), VJ GYO (beatmania IIDX)
First Music Game Appearance: DanceDanceRevolution 2ndMIX
Other Music Game Appearances:

Lyrics

None.

Song Connections / Remixes

Trivia

This song has different backgrounds, banners, jackets, or other related images. For more information, please see this page.
  • BRILLIANT 2U's beatmania IIDX video appears as a bonus movie on the beatmania IIDX visual emotions 9 DVD, where it was confirmed that VJ GYO did the video for the song.
  • BRILLIANT 2U received LIGHT charts in beatmania IIDX 3rd style.
  • BRILLIANT 2U's background appears in five fathoms (beatmania II special version)'s video.
  • An unused banner for BRILLIANT 2U can be found in the DanceDanceRevolution Best of Cool Dancers and DanceDanceRevolution 2ndMIX with beatmania IIDX CLUB VERSiON data. In this banner, BRILLIANT 2U is credited to VULGAR Inc..
    • An incomplete background can be found in the DanceDanceRevolution Best of Cool Dancers data as well.
      • Another unused background can be found in the 2ndMIX data. Unlike the Best of Cool Dancers beta graphic, this unused background is taken from a background animation from the first DanceDanceRevolution title.
  • BRILLIANT 2U received a new Single MANIAC chart in DanceDanceRevolution 4thMIX PLUS, replacing the old one.
    • This chart later became its Single CHALLENGE chart in DDRMAX2, keeping the original one as its HEAVY chart (however, during the DDRMAX2 location tests, the 4thMIX PLUS MANIAC chart actually replaced the old chart, as CHALLENGE charts were not present during the location tests).
      • BRILLIANT 2U received a brand new Double CHALLENGE chart in DDRMAX2. This chart features Freeze arrows, unlike the other charts for the song.
      • It also received a unique background video in DDRMAX2, featuring the robot from B4U, NAOKI, the boy from STILL IN MY HEART, and the angel from SKY HIGH.
  • In DanceDanceRevolution BEST HITS, Dancing Stage EuroMIX CS and DanceDanceRevolution US CS, BRILLIANT 2U had a different BEGINNER single chart from the one seen in DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME.
  • BRILLIANT 2U received a new unique video in DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME2. This video was carried to the arcade releases in DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA.
    • This video is played full-screen and eliminates any on-screen dancers.
    • A video based on its 2ndMIX animations is shown when BRILLIANT 2U is played from the DDR SELECTION folder.
  • BRILLIANT 2U("STREAM" Special) is one of the My GROOVE RADAR (Myグルーヴレーダー) unlockable songs in DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA2. To unlock it, you must play songs that have charts which focus on the STREAM parameter of the GROOVE RADAR.
    • As of April 10th, 2008, BRILLIANT 2U("STREAM" Special) has been unlocked for normal play.
  • BRILLIANT 2U is one of Noria Shiraishi's favorite DanceDanceRevolution songs.
  • BRILLIANT 2U was featured on the CM for the Toyota Celica car[1].
  • BRILLIANT 2U is unlockable in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS from December 8th, 2016, after purchasing its NORMAL, HYPER, and ANOTHER charts with BITs.
  • In DanceDanceRevolution GB, BRILLIANT 2U runs at 145 BPM.
  • Since June 1st, 2017 in DanceDanceRevolution A, BRILLIANT 2U("STREAM" Special) no longer appears in the song selection screen if the player does not use an e-amusement pass.

Song Production Information

DanceDanceRevolution 2ndReMIX APPEND CLUB VERSiON vol.2

One of the songs that represents DanceDanceRevolution, which made the KONAMI artist Naoki Maeda famous. The realism of playing it in Beatmania is recorded as it is.
Playing it in IIDX is considerably difficult, but if you are a DanceDanceRevolution fan, you will want to play it on IIDX at least once.

beatmania THE FINAL

NAOKI

The very fact that this song is in beatmania THE FINAL made me feel some sort of closure.
Back I was creating BRILLIANT 2U, beatmania 2ndMIX had taken arcades by storm.
How many years have passed since then?
Times have changed, and the things that changed have changed significantly.
As all of these things are starting to change, is there anything that stays the same?
And just like the ebbs and flows of time, everything that has a beginning has an ending.
Are the things we're doing now working to create a tomorrow after they've ended?
It's a sad thing to only be able to remember the past.
And that's why the future that continues beyond the end of beatmania... begins here.

CS Information Data

DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME2

Debuting on DanceDanceRevolution, "BRILLIANT 2U" is a classic from the series.
Not only is NAOKI responsible for composing most of the KONAMI original music in the DanceDanceRevolution series, but songs like "BRILLIANT 2U" are considered theme songs of the game.
Be sure to check out the new challenge level steps of the song as well as the new "K.O.G G3 MIX" in this game as well.

Video Production Information

Untranslated.

Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania difficulty rated from 1 to 9.
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 5 in substream, 1 to 7 from 2nd through 4th style, 1 to 7+ in 5th style, 1 to 8 in 10th style, 1 to 8+ in 11 IIDX RED, and 1 to 12 from 12 HAPPY SKY onward.
DanceDanceRevolution difficulty from the original game to 2ndMIX rated from 1 to 8, 2ndMIX CLUB through 5thMIX (and the Solo games) rated from 1 to 9, 1 to 10 from DDRMAX2 to SuperNOVA2, and 1 to 20 from X onwards. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from KANI KANI CRAB and BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

beatmania

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Normal Hard Another Normal Hard Another
Notecounts 270 329 361 288 363 369
beatmania THE FINAL 5 5 6 4 5 5
beatmania III THE FINAL 5 5 6 5 5 6

beatmania IIDX

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
BEGINNER NORMAL HYPER ANOTHER LEGGENDARIA NORMAL HYPER ANOTHER LEGGENDARIA
Notecounts - 270 330 362 - 288 363 - -
beatmania IIDX substream→2nd style - - 4 N/A - - 4 - -
beatmania IIDX 3rd style→4th style - 3 4 N/A - 3 4 - -
beatmania IIDX 5th style - 3 4 N/A - 3 ↑6 - -
beatmania IIDX 10th style - 3 4 N/A - 3 6 - -
beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED - 3 4 N/A - 3 ↓5 - -
beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY→25 CANNON BALLERS - 3 4 4 - 3 5 - -
beatmania IIDX 3rd style CS - 3 4 4 - 3 4 - -
beatmania IIDX INFINITAS - 3 4 4 - 3 5 - -

DanceDanceRevolution

Original Charts

Game Single Double
Beginner Basic Difficult Expert Challenge Basic Difficult Expert Challenge
Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows 95 / 0 162 / 0 176 / 0 225 / 0 264 / 0 / 0 165 / 0 180 / 0 227 / 0 229 / 8 / 0
DanceDanceRevolution 2ndMIX→3rdMIX PLUS - 4 5 6 - 4 5 - -
Dancing Stage→1.5 - 4 5 6 - 4 5 - -
DanceDanceRevolution 4thMIX - 4 5 6 - 4 5 7 -
DanceDanceRevolution USA - 4 5 6 - 4 5 7 -
DanceDanceRevolution 4thMIX PLUS→5thMIX - 4 5 7 - 4 5 7 -
DDRMAX2 location test - ↓3 ↑6 7 - 4 ↑7 7 -
DDRMAX2 - ↑4 ↓5 6 7 4 ↓5 7 8
DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME→SuperNOVA2 1 4 5 6 7 4 5 7 8
DanceDanceRevolution X→Present 3 6 6 10 10 6 7 9 10
DanceDanceRevolution 2ndReMIX - 4 5 6 - 4 5 - -
DanceDanceRevolution GB - 4 5 6 - - - - -
DanceDanceRevolution 3rdMIX CS - 4 5 6 - 4 5 - -
おはスタ DanceDanceRevolution - 5 7 8 - 6 - - -
DanceDanceRevolution BEST HITS ※1 4 5 6 - 4 5 7 -
Dancing Stage EuroMIX CS ※1 4 5 6 - 4 5 7 -
DanceDanceRevolution US CS ※1 4 5 6 - 4 5 7 -
DanceDanceRevolution KONAMIX / Dancing Stage PARTY EDiTiON - 4 5 6 - 4 5 7 -
DanceDanceRevolution (PC) - 4 5 6 - 4 5 7 -
DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME JP CS 1 4 5 6 7 4 5 7 8
DanceDanceRevolution Party Collection 1 4 5 6 7 4 5 7 8
DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME2 / Dancing Stage Max 1 4 5 6 7 4 5 7 8
DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA2 JP CS 1 4 5 6 7 4 5 7 8
DanceDanceRevolution (PS3) / New Moves DLC 2 4 5 7 7 - - - -

※ This chart is different from the later BEGINNER chart (total notes: 81).

CLUB VERSION

Game Single Double
Beginner Basic Difficult Expert Challenge Basic Difficult Expert Challenge
Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows - / - 154 / 0 183 / 0 218 / 0 - / - / - 154 / 0 215 / 0 - / - - / - / -
DanceDanceRevolution 2ndMIX CLUB VERSiON 2 - 5 6 8 - 6 7 - -
DanceDanceRevolution 2ndReMIX APPEND CLUB VERSiON vol.2 - 5 6 8 - 6 7 - -
DanceDanceRevolution CLUB VERSiON (DC) - 5 6 8 - 6 7 - -

Easy Mode

Game Single Double
Beginner Basic Difficult Expert Challenge Basic Difficult Expert Challenge
Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows - / - 133 / 0 133 / 0 132 / 0 - / - / - 130 / 0 - / - - / - - / - / -
おはスタ DanceDanceRevolution - 3 4 5 - 4 - - -

"STREAM" Special

Game Single Double
Beginner Basic Difficult Expert Challenge Basic Difficult Expert Challenge
Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows - / - - / - - / - - / - 340 / 6 / 0 - / - - / - - / - 325 / 0 / 0
DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA2 - - - - 9 - - - 9
DanceDanceRevolution X→Present - - - - 13 - - - 13
DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA2 JP CS - - - - 9 - - - 9
DanceDanceRevolution X2 CS - - - - 13 - - - 13

DanceDanceRevolution Solo

Game Single
Basic Trick Maniac
Notecounts 158 176 225
DanceDanceRevolution 4thMIX Solo→4thMIX PLUS Solo 4 5 7
DanceDanceRevolution KONAMIX / Dancing Stage PARTY EDiTiON 4 5 7
DanceDanceRevolution (PC) 4 5 7
NAOKI's B-U series
BRILLIANT 2U - B4U - Be Rock U (1998 burst style)