Artist: 朱雀 VS 玄武
Composition/Arrangement: Suzaku, Genbu
Genre: ESOTERIC SPEEDCORE
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS
Other Music Game Appearances: None.
Song Connections / Remixes
- Like every 朱雀 song, 卑弥呼 also has the characteristic 朱雀 loud guitar sound.
- 卑弥呼 is the ONE MORE EXTRA STAGE song of beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS' EMPRESS PLACE.
- Himiko (or Pimiko) was a shaman queen of Yamataikoku in ancient Wa (Japan).
- As it was the case with the ONE MORE EXTRA STAGE songs since beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY, the arcade LED marquee displays a special message when 卑弥呼 is played as ONE MORE EXTRA STAGE: "WELCOME TO MY COUNTRY 'YAMATAIKOKU'". This is a reference to Himiko's origin.
- Originally, this was misspelled as "WELCOME TO MY CONTRY 'YAMATAIKOKU'". This was fixed in the January 6th, 2009 update.
- According to the game files, the name of the golden creature appearing in 卑弥呼's overlays is Orochi. In Japanese mythology, Orochi is an 8-headed and 8-tailed dragon slain by the Shinto god Susanoo.
- 卑弥呼's genre, ESOTERIC SPEEDCORE, has no connections with the speedcore genre. Instead, it is a play on Ganymede's genre, ESOTERIC SLOWCORE.
- 卑弥呼 marks the first collaboration between Yoshitaka Nishimura and Jun Wakita in BEMANI.
- It is also the first and only collaboration between two CARDINAL GATE artists from beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD.
- It is also the first song under Yoshitaka's 朱雀 alias that is not linked to the story of Vanessa de Verdet.
- The comments of videos featuring 卑弥呼 were considered an inside joke.
- 卑弥呼 has appeared as the 3rd STAGE in every Single Play Kaiden course in the arcade beatmania IIDX titles since it was introduced in beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS.
- 卑弥呼 received Black ANOTHER charts in beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST.
- 卑弥呼 was added to beatmania IIDX INFINITAS on November 9th, 2016 as part of the November 2016 Basic Subscription Monthly Songs.
- From August 2017, it can be purchased with BITs.
Song Production Information
Because I am just a turtle...
(Hey, do you know?)
(Birds can fly! I CAN FLY!)
Video Production Information
Difficulty & Notecounts
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS→Present||-||6||11||12||-||7||11||12||-|
|beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST||3||6||11||12||12||7||11||12||12|
|beatmania IIDX INFINITAS||-||6||11||12||-||7||11||12||-|
|EMPRESS PLACE||Kung-fu Empire - Arabian Rave Night - Marie Antoinette|
|EMPRESS PLACE ONE MORE EXTRA STAGE||卑弥呼|