Over The "Period"

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Over The “Period”

Song Information

Over The “Period”'s jacket.

Artist: TAG underground overlay
Composition/Arrangement: TAG
BPM: 23-840
Length: 2:02
Jacket design: mayo
First Music Game Appearance: DanceDanceRevolution (2014)
Other Music Game Appearances: None.



Song Connections / Remixes


  • Over The “Period” is the ENCORE EXTRA STAGE song of the 2nd Phase of the Replicant D-ignition event, achieved by obtaining a AA or greater on MAX.(period)'s CHALLENGE charts (which allows access to its DIFFICULT charts). Note that you required a PERFECT FULL COMBO on Over The “Period”'s charts in order to clear it.
    • This marks the second time a PERFECT FULL COMBO is required to clear the ENCORE EXTRA STAGE, after LOVE IS THE POWER -Re:born- in DanceDanceRevolution X3 VS 2ndMIX.
      • Currently, LOVE IS THE POWER -Re:born-, Over The “Period”, and ACE FOR ACES are the only songs in the DanceDanceRevolution series that required a PERFECT FULL COMBO to complete (as ENCORE EXTRA STAGE songs).
    • As of April 9th, 2015, obtaining a AA or greater on MAX.(period)'s EXPERT chart allowed access to Over The “Period”'s BASIC chart as the ENCORE EXTRA STAGE.
    • As of May 1st, 2015, obtaining a AA or greater on MAX.(period)'s DIFFICULT chart allowed access to Over The “Period”'s BEGINNER chart as the ENCORE EXTRA STAGE (BASIC if on Double Play).
    • As of July 2nd, 2015, obtaining a AA or greater on MAX.(period)'s BASIC chart also allowed access to Over The “Period”'s BEGINNER chart as the ENCORE EXTRA STAGE (BASIC if on Double Play).
    • From August 6th to December 23rd, 2015, Over The “Period” could be unlocked via the EXTRA ATTACK unlocking system, after unlocking MAX.(period). Note that the SURVIVED BONUS meter had to be filled on BEGINNER, then BASIC, DIFFICULT, and then finally EXPERT.
    • From December 24th, 2015 onwards, Over The “Period” has been automatically unlocked for all players.
      • It also received CHALLENGE charts on December 24th, 2015. These charts were exclusive to EXTRA STAGE, and could not be unlocked via-EXTRA ATTACK.
        • From DanceDanceRevolution A onwards, Over The “Period”'s CHALLENGE charts are playable by default.
  • Over The “Period” is the second song in DanceDanceRevolution (2014) to have CHALLENGE charts rated Level 19, after EGOISM 440.
    • Its Single CHALLENGE and Double CHALLENGE charts are the fourth and fifth ones to be rated Level 19, respectively.
    • Its Single EXPERT chart is also the third one to be rated Level 18, after Valkyrie dimension and PARANOiA Revolution.
    • It is also the third song to have a Single DIFFICULT chart rated Level 15, after Valkyrie dimension and PARANOiA ~HADES~.
    • It is also the second song to have a Single BASIC chart rated Level 12, after MAX.(period).
    • Its Double BASIC chart is the second Double BASIC chart to be rated Level 12, after Arrabbiata.
    • It is also the third song to have a BEGINNER chart rated Level 8, after Pluto The First and Elemental Creation.
      • Over The “Period”'s BEGINNER chart is the first BEGINNER chart on an arcade DanceDanceRevolution game to feature corner jumps.
      • Also, with 40 Freeze Arrows, Over The “Period”'s BEGINNER chart has the highest amount of Freeze Arrows in a BEGINNER chart, beating POSSESSION's 35.
  • RINON and "The Dark One" are featured in Over The “Period”'s jacket.
  • Prior to DanceDanceRevolution WORLD, Over The “Period”'s music video is shown in the background of a gray-recolored variant of the REPLICANT background dance stage and is not full-screen.
  • Over The “Period” ranked #1 in the BEMANI Fan Site CHECK!SONGS Monthly Ranking list for June 2015.
    • The song then became available for download via the Chakushin★uta♪ (着信★うた♪) service, where it is titled as Over The "Period"(フル).
  • TAG's song comments for DDR TAGMIX -LAST DanceR- reveals the final line of Over The “Period”'s song comment: "...I love BEMANI and DDR".
  • Over The “Period” is available in DanceDanceRevolution GRAND PRIX from May 8th, 2024, by purchasing the GRAND PRIX music pack vol.26 (グランプリ楽曲パック vol.26).

Song Production Information


I had planned the story for Replicant D-ignition from the beginning.

First of all, MAX.(period) was going to be included in the arcade version.
MAX.(period) was recorded in the game that was the counterpart of the rumored final arcade title, I myself knew this so I was hesitant to record.
But I was against it. Pretending to end. It is not going to end. Is it just dramatic?

Replicant D-ignition began.
It was finished with EGOISM 440, a really good job by U1, and then MAX.(period) appearing at full force. Is the arcade series finally over? How many people thought it was?
Meanwhile, someone tweeted.

"TAG has yet to appear"

It was a very good read.
This song appeared in Phase 2 after a short period, and the excitement when this song appeared was extraordinary, to the point where some knees trembled.

So the condition was clearing the ENCORE EXTRA STAGE with a PERFECT FULL COMBO while playing in DIFFICULT? Now that Good is part of a combo, it seemed like that antithesis of hard.
I think that there was not a sense of tension at all.

Since X3's LOVE IS THE POWER was cleared up easily, this time the Difficult chart was made Level 15 so it would not be able to be cleared that easily, but it was a bit overkill...

It just rolled out in a direction that I never thought.
Top players recorded it. A song that was gradually cleared.
When the strategy battle involving not only Japan but Taiwan, South Korea, North America, etc. started, there was a feeling of excitement and expectation similar to whether human beings could reach an unknown planet for the first time.
I checked the progress everyday and was amazing. Today, the human race has reached so far.

And when the long-awaited first clear arrived, I was happy as if I cleared it.
However, at that time there was another chart cleared besides Difficult. "Beginner chart seems to have been cleared... Even though it is the easiest chart of Over The “Period”", "It is a real hell...", but I knew the veteran player who came this far would do it.

When the melody from Another Phase appears in the middle of the song, please remember the story that began with Another Phase, the song that symbolized the DanceDanceRevolution title which removed the numbering, and that ends with Over The “Period” (but it is not the end!).

Let's advance together. The light points to the place beyond.

Why do you need KONAMI ORIGINAL songs?


Jacket Design Information


The direction was decided, it was a two-shot jacket featuring RINON and "The Dark One", it's an impressive jacket which I memorably remember drawing it while listening to TAG, NAGI, and others in the staff team discussing about the story and the content of the event.

Looking back to my work folder at the time, there are many patterns of rough layout images in which various words were written.

I drew the jacket from one of the designs chosen by TAG chose from those layout images.
Among those words, one of the impressive words that were featured on it was "it's not a confrontation between those two characters".
While listening to the song, its jacket pictures the image of what is further beyond the end.

Difficulty & Notecounts

DanceDanceRevolution difficulty rated from 1 to 20 from X onwards. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

Game Single Double
Beginner Basic Difficult Expert Challenge Basic Difficult Expert Challenge
Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows 232 / 40 388 / 43 561 / 45 718 / 41 781 / 28 / 0 373 / 37 553 / 48 713 / 41 759 / 25 / 0
DanceDanceRevolution (2014)→A3 8 12 15 18 19 12 15 18 19
DanceDanceRevolution WORLD→Present 8 12 ↑16 18 19 12 ↑16 18 19
DanceDanceRevolution GRAND PRIX 8 12 15 18 19 12 15 18 19
Replicant D-ignition
NITRO vial-unlockable Songs chaos eater (Blue) - Destination (Green) - HAPPY☆LUCKY☆YEAPPY (White) - Sand Blow (Yellow)
Samurai Shogun vs. Master Ninja (Red)
Special Boss Songs EGOISM 440
ENCORE EXTRA STAGE Songs: MAX.(period) - Over The “Period”