Composition/Arrangement: Shounen Radio
Genre: POST ROCK
pop'n music Character: ookami-boy 
Movie: F-FLY (overlays by kaeru)
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 9th style
Other Music Game Appearances:
Song Connections / Remixes
- moon_child is part of wac's Zodiac series of songs, representing Cancer.
- A remix of moon_child by Mr.T, titled moon_child [E-S style mix], can be found on the V-RARE SOUND TRACK 10 CD.
- moon_child's ANOTHER chart version sounds different to the OST version.
- moon_child's video was meant to be more extensive using kaeru's illustrations, but was cut back due to production deadlines.
- On July 22nd, 2009, moon_child received a Double ANOTHER chart in beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS.
- moon_child was added to beatmania IIDX INFINITAS as part of the January 2016 Basic Subscription Monthly Songs.
- On May 18th, 2016, it became unlockable through the Akashic Explore event for players who did not already have it.
- From November 2016, it can be purchased with BITs.
- From April 20th, 2022, it is available by default in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS (2020).
- moon_child is one of the NAVI-kun to tabi wo shiyou! (ナビくんと旅をしよう！) unlockable songs of pop'n music うさぎと猫と少年の夢. It can be unlocked from July 20th, 2017.
- From August 20th, 2018, it is available by default.
- Unlike the other BEMANI songs added to the update, moon_child shows its rival character instead of a song jacket on the music select screen.
- moon_child is available in pop'n music Lively as part of the beatmania IIDXセレクション 楽曲パック vol.1.
- moon_child also appears as one of the background music selectable to play during Accel Rave Time (アクセルレイブタイム) in SEVEN'S BEAT (セブンスビート), a KONAMI medal redemption game.
Song Production Information
In a nutshell ... the moon, cats, radio waves, guitar, young boys, radio, they're the best.
Video Production Information
Several seconds of animation from only three drawings. The child of the moon smiles in the night. What's with that? I could have filled a whole book with this material if I'd had the opportunity. However, there simply wasn't the time, and lots of people participated on this project in various ways (some people had the idea of doing another VJ ARMY with this song). It ended up being like turning the tuner dial of a radio round and round, and we figured that we'd stumble into something good this way. Firefly took up the part of scolding us into doing something useful. I was kind of apprehensive about what would happen to the fairy-tale like nature of my original work, but it ended up looking really cool, the way I intended it to. It ended up as a pretty nice little movie. Thanks! You never know what's gonna happen when you try making stuff this way. it's really neat.
This was pretty rough! I had the difficult task of filling in the gaps between the images kaeru-san drew! All this without changing the feeling of kaeru-san's images and world view ... Without ... without ... I put lots of work into that, but ... !? My deepest apologies to all of kaeru-san's fans!
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 7+ in 9th style, 1 to 8 in 10th style, 1 to 8+ in 11 IIDX RED, and 1 to 12 from 12 HAPPY SKY onwards.
pop'n music difficulty rated from 1 to 50 from Sunny Park onwards.
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 9th style||-||4||7+||N/A||-||4||7+||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 10th style||-||4||8||N/A||-||4||8||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED||-||4||↑8+||N/A||-||4||↑8+||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY→15 DJ TROOPERS||-||4||10||12||-||4||11||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS→18 Resort Anthem||-||4||10||12||-||4||11||12||-|
|beatmania IIDX 19 Lincle→Present||-||↑5||10||12||-||4||11||12||-|
|beatmania IIDX 9th style CS||-||4||7+||7+||-||4||7+||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY CS||2||4||10||12||-||4||11||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST||2||4||10||12||-||4||11||12||-|
|beatmania IIDX INFINITAS||-||5||10||12||-||4||11||12||-|
|beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE||-||5||10||12||-||-||-||-||-|
|pop'n music うさぎと猫と少年の夢→Present||14||26||43||49||26||-|
|pop'n music Lively||14||26||43||49||-||-|
|wac's Zodiac series of songs|
|ストレイ・マーチ (Aries) - BEEF (Taurus) - murmur twins (Gemini) - moon_child (Cancer) - Regulus (Leo) - Spica (Virgo) - アストライアの双皿 (Libra)|
ピアノ協奏曲第1番"蠍火" (Scorpius) - 牧神笛吹きて (Capricornus) - Ganymede (Aquarius) - アルレシャ (Pisces)