Don't be afraid myself
Not to be confused with Don't Be Afraid.
Don't be afraid myself
Artist: platoniX with ray.D
Composition/Arrangement: Tatsuya "Tatsh" Shimizu
Lyrics/Vocals: Junko Hirata
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED
Other Music Game Appearance: None.
まだ見ぬ明日へと 突き進む勇気が あれば強くなれるから (We shine our 7Keys) 生まれ変わってゆく この願いが いつかキミに届くように... Don't be afraid myself 僕らの明日は 輝き続けるためだけにある 未来へと走り出せ 僕らだけが 見つめていた永遠を超えて 今、飛び立とう 未来へと走り出せ Don't be afraid myself Don't be afraid yourself 心に響くメロディーはいつか きっとキミを照らす光
mada minu asu e to tsuki susumu yuuki ga areba tsuyoku nareru kara (We shine our 7Keys) umare kawatte yuku kono negai ga itsuka kimi ni todoku you ni Don't be afraid myself bokura no asu wa kagayaki tsuzukeru tame dake ni aru mirai e to hashiri dase bokura dake ga mitsumete ita eien wo koete ima, tobi tatou mirai e to hashiri dase Don't be afraid myself Don't be afraid yourself kokoro ni hibiku MELODY wa itsuka kitto kimi wo terasu hikari
You'll have the courage to carry on to that new tomorrow It will make you stronger (We shine our 7keys) Someday this newly reborn dream Will reach out to you ... Don't be afraid myself The future that we'll share Exists just so we can let it shine, So run on into the future Let's stand up and fly Crossing over that eternity that We have sought together; Let's run into the future Don't be afraid myself Don't be afraid yourself Someday, this melody that echoes in your heart Will be a light that shines down on you
Song Connections / Remixes
- A trance remix of Don't be afraid myself by mh sequence, titled Don't be afraid myself (trance edge mix), appears on the V-RARE SOUND TRACK 14 CD.
- Don't be afraid myself's lyrics mention the 7Keys difficulty in beatmania IIDX. 7Keys was renamed to HYPER in beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY, the following game.
- Don't be afraid myself is a beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED preview song in beatmania IIDX 8th style CS.
- Don't be afraid myself is unlockable in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS from April 8th, 2020, after purchasing its charts with BITs.
Song Production Information
platoniX has changed its membership from its original lineup; it's now a two-member unit consisting of myself and the vocalist Junko Hirata.
The title basically means "Don't be afraid of myself". I think there are a lot of problems that can arise, even just in day to day life. You can challenge these problems through work, study ... or a difficult song. Nothing will change through fear. This is the sort of concept Junko Hirata and I arrived at through discussion. You can think of this as platoniX' battle song for everyday life.
After talking to Tatsh, we decided to make a song to cheer people on infused with platoniX's own personality.
Life is filled with all sorts of good and bad things, so we all want to be strong and look cool! It's not so much about the sense of achievement from being able to overcome large obstacles ... Yes, I think it's that sparkling figure that is one's real self ... I hope everyone can feel this way by listening to this song.
Finally, I think the dance number looks really great thanks to the work put in by back dancers Natsumi and Yukari. Definitely play this song!
Video Production Information
This is my first contribution to beatmania. When I first heard the song and saw the dance, I was tempted to just use the raw material itself as the finished product. I thought a lot of things like, "Don't we want to show the whole dance!?" and "Isn't it already synched to the music!?" Through a lot of trial and error, I used effects and image shots to try to get back to my original goal of "show the whole thing!" instead of cutting out parts of the routine. I tried to reconstruct as much of the original through editing and processing, but what do you all think?
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated 1 to 7+ in 8th style, 1 to 8+ in IIDX RED, and from 1 to 12 from HAPPY SKY onwards.
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED||1||5||7||N/A||-||6||8||N/A||-|
|beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY||-||5||↑8||10||-||6||8||10||-|
|beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD→14 GOLD||-||5||8||10||-||6||↑9||10||-|
|beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS→Present||-||5||↑9||10||-||6||9||10||-|
|beatmania IIDX 8th style CS||-||5||7||7||-||6||7+||7+||-|
|beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED CS||2||5||7||8+||-||6||8||8+||-|
|beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE||-||5||9||10||-||-||-||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX INFINITAS||-||5||9||10||-||6||9||10||-|