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This song also appears in SEGA's rhythm games. For information on this, see the SilentBlue page on this song.


Song Information

ENDYMION's jacket.

Artist: fallen shepherd ft. RabbiTon Strings
Composition/Arrangement: ARM (IOSYS)
Guitars: zyukucho(COOL&CREATE)
Violin: Clara Fudeshi
Viola: Momoko Hayashi
BPM: 220-440 (DanceDanceRevolution), 220 (DANCE aROUND), 110-880 (SOUND VOLTEX)
Length: 2:01
Movie: square_head
Jacket design: square_head
First Music Game Appearance: DanceDanceRevolution A
Other Music Game Appearances:



Song Connections / Remixes


This song has different backgrounds, banners, jackets, or other related images. For more information, please see this page.
  • ENDYMION is DanceDanceRevolution A's EXTRA EXCLUSIVE LEVEL A song. It was added on July 13th, 2017, and can only be played on EXTRA STAGE LEVEL 3 after unlocking it in the RINON'S ADVENTURE III event as the final unlock.
    • The RINON HEAT POWER gauge is reset upon selecting the song, forcing players to re-access EXTRA STAGE LEVEL 3 in order to play the song again.
    • ENDYMION's CHALLENGE charts became accessible (while still exclusive to EXTRA STAGE LEVEL 3) after clearing its EXPERT chart and then clearing ACE FOR ACES as the ENCORE EXTRA STAGE immediately after. (Single and Double charts must be made accessible separately.)
    • From April 26th, 2018 to July 25th, 2018, ENDYMION could be accessed on EXTRA STAGE LEVEL 1 after completing RINON'S ADVENTURE.
      • Also from April 26th, 2018, ENDYMION's CHALLENGE charts are available on EXTRA STAGE LEVEL 1 after completing RINON'S ADVENTURE without needing to clear ACE FOR ACES.
    • From July 26th, 2018, ENDYMION has been unlocked for normal play upon completing RINON'S ADVENTURE.
    • As of DanceDanceRevolution A20, it is available by default.
  • Before April 26th, 2018, ENDYMION had an alternate jacket that was used on the song select screen, resembling a "sealed" or "locked" version of the main jacket.
    • This jacket is also seen at the beginning of ENDYMION's unique video.
  • ENDYMION has a unique video. However, it is played in the background of a red variant of the REPLICANT dance stage and is not full-screen.
  • ENDYMION's Single and Double CHALLENGE charts previously held the record for the highest notecount on any non-long version song in DanceDanceRevolution with 925 and 900 notes respectively, until MAX 360's Single and Double CHALLENGE charts surpassed it with 1000 and 945 notes respectively.
    • These CHALLENGE charts are the fifth Single and sixth Double charts, respectively, to be rated Level 19.
    • ENDYMION's Double CHALLENGE chart, having a STREAM value of 224, makes ENDYMION the second song to have charts that exceed 200 in any area of the GROOVE RADAR, following EGOISM 440 from DanceDanceRevolution (2014).
  • In Greek mythology, Endymion was variously an Aeolian shepherd, hunter, or king who was said to rule and live at Olympia in Elis.
    • Accordingly, the woman depicted on the jacket art is the Greek moon goddess, Selene, who in mythology fell in love with Endymion and placed him into an eternal slumber in order to preserve his beauty.
    • However, Youhei Kimura notes in the song comments that the title was inspired by the Dan Simmons novel of the same name.
  • Despite having a displayed BPM of 220-440 in the DanceDanceRevolution series, ENDYMION's actual minimum and maximum BPMs are 110 and 880, respectively. The SOUND VOLTEX series uses the correct BPM values.
  • ENDYMION ranked #1 in the BEMANI Fan Site CHECK!SONGS Monthly Ranking list for July 2017.
  • ENDYMION is one of the unlocks of the POLICY BREAK event. For more information on the dates it could be unlocked in the SOUND VOLTEX series, please see the event page.
  • ENDYMION is the one of the Phase 2 unlocks of the DANCE aROUND × DanceDanceRevolution 2022夏のMUSIC CHOICE event. It could be unlocked in DANCE aROUND from September 8th, 2022 to January 30th, 2023.
    • As of September 6th, 2023, it is an EXTRA STAGE exclusive song instead.
  • At 220 BPM, ENDYMION is currently tied with ギミチョコ!! for having the record of the fastest constant BPM in the DANCE aROUND series.
  • ENDYMION is available in DanceDanceRevolution GRAND PRIX's GRAND PRIX mode from February 20th, 2023, by purchasing the GRAND PRIX music pack vol.15 (グランプリ楽曲パック vol.15).
  • ENDYMION is available in SOUND VOLTEX EXCEED GEAR コナステ from March 13th, 2024, by purchasing the Konasute SOUND VOLTEX BEMANI Selection Music Pack vol.1 (コナステ版 SOUND VOLTEX BEMANI セレクション 楽曲パック vol.1).

Song Production Information


Hello, this is fallen shepherd.
Who is... ARM from IOSYS (laughs)
Let's go with a mysterious artist for a boss song with a mysterious feeling!
Following U1's advice, I used a strange name, get it?

Although Endymion is an enigmatic myth, the scales are inspired by Dan Simmons' science fiction.
Feel the sense of urgency with an absolute strength. Feel it.

For this song, the violin, viola, and guitar were played live.
... I will write it again, but the violin was actually performed by human beings.
I studied "Grandes études de Paganini" and barely scratched what can be expressed with the violin.
Paganini, who is said to have sold his soul to the devil, destroyed the hearts of human performers.

By the way, thank you Fudeshi (Vn), Hayashi (Vla) of RabbiTon Strings who performed for me.
And thank you zyukucho(COOL&CREATE) for the guitar!

Video Production Information


A huge characteristic of this song is its disconnected rhythm, seeming as though patched together, wrapped up with classical elements.
And thus it feels like a demonic shift.

With the thought that you will be able to enjoy a memorable experience by visually matching up the characteristics of this type of song, I created a movie with the motif of a shifting sky.

The red, burning sky where Endymion falls to earth.
The sky where the winds blow violently to the ultra-high-speed A melody.
The sky that has lost its distorted dimension from the extreme BPM change.
The sky that reassembles itself to the rhythm of the characteristic timbre.
The sky where violently roaring thunder comes and goes to the bass.
The gold sky that blesses the player who finally reached the home stretch.
And lastly, the sky that has regained its blue peacefulness.
Which sky remained in your memory?

As a matter of fact, this production continues to the results screen.
Defeat ENDYMION and reclaim the blue sky!

Jacket Design Information


The impression I got from this song was a nobility enhanced by the strings, classical timbre and dance music interwoven with a far-off divinity.

In order to express that impression, I compared the player to ENDYMION who is a descendant of the gods, and made a jacket with the motif of a "forbidden encounter" with the moon goddess, Selene.

Additionally, I thought it necessary to go in a heretofore unseen direction unique to this song, so that the player can experience the far-off divinity and high ranking of this song even more.

So I colored the song selection screen a deep red, hid the real jacket, and made production decisions just for this song.

The red sky, a sky that cannot be normal, will make the player feel a sense of impending doom. In addition, I thought about the direction of covering the jacket in a black exterior, in order to achieve the virtuous feeling of covering the gods with artifacts and the goddess emerging from the broken visage so that one feels the far-off atmosphere of eeriness.

The reason for the production decision of RINON shooting such a thick beam is that the player fighting all their Heat Power can pile their feelings up onto her figure and become immersed in the game.

By all means, reach this song with your own feet and relish the atmosphere that the "forbidden encounter" brings.

Difficulty & Notecounts

DANCE aROUND difficulty rated from 1 to 10.
DanceDanceRevolution difficulty rated from 1 to 20 from X onwards.
SOUND VOLTEX difficulty rated from 1 to 20 from IV HEAVENLY HAVEN onwards. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd and VOLTEX @ wiki.)


Game Level
Basic Advanced Master
Notecounts - 109 128


Game Single Double
Beginner Basic Difficult Expert Challenge Basic Difficult Expert Challenge
Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows 276 / 14 473 / 15 591 / 21 783 / 22 925 / 28 / 0 468 / 14 580 / 18 741 / 26 900 / 30 / 0
DanceDanceRevolution A→Present 9 13 15 18 19 13 15 18 19
DanceDanceRevolution GRAND PRIX 9 13 15 18 19 13 15 18 19


Game Level
Max Chain 971 1208 1512 2223 -
Effected By レッドホットスクリューズ レッドホットスクリューズ レッドホットスクリューズ クリムゾンホットテンぺスト -
Jacket Artists square_head square_head square_head square_head -
SOUND VOLTEX VIVID WAVE→Present 7 14 17 19 -
SOUND VOLTEX EXCEED GEAR コナステ 7 14 17 19 -
DanceDanceRevolution A EXTRA EXCLUSIVE Songs
New Century - RISING FIRE HAWK - Astrogazer - Come to Life - Emera - Start a New Day - Ishtar - out of focus - Neutrino - Cosy Catastrophe
IN BETWEEN - Love You More - Pursuer - Vanquish The Ghost
VALLIS-NERIA - I'm so Happy - BabeL ~Next Story~ - 恋はどう?モロ◎波動OK☆方程式!! - Playing With Fire - 8 -eight- - True Blue - Sakura Mirage
INSECTICIDE - 朱と碧のランページ - 打打打打打打打打打打 - 鬼天 - HAVOX - 量子の海のリントヴルム - 灼熱Beach Side Bunny - ΕΛΠΙΣ - ドーパミン
伐折羅-vajra- - Virtual Bit - 爆なな☆てすとロイヤー - アキネイション - 踊るフィーバーロボ - JOMANDA - If - Boss Rush - 恋歌疾風!かるたクイーンいろは
Rebellio - We Go Down - Concertino in Blue - Glitter Flatter Scatter - cobalt - НУМЛ - RHYZING BEAT - Evans - Chrono Diver -PENDULUMs- - ECHIDNA
Sulk - Midnight City Warfare - †渚の小悪魔ラヴリィ~レイディオ† - Yum Yum Sweetie - MODEL FT4 - V - Übertreffen - 蛇神 - Harmonia - ENDYMION
Nebulas - αρχη - 卑弥呼
DANCE aROUND × DanceDanceRevolution 2022夏のMUSIC CHOICE
DANCE aROUND → DanceDanceRevolution Easy Peasy - Go Down - Prettiful! - You You You
Acid,Tribal & Dance (DDR EDITION)
DanceDanceRevolution → DANCE aROUND Dancer in the flare - Sakura Sunrise - Yuni's Nocturnal Days - ヤマトなでなで♡かぐや姫