Sakura

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This page is for the Reven-G song titled 桜. For other songs titled Sakura, please see Sakura (disambiguation).

For the beatmania IIDX DJ Sakura, please see Sakura (character).

Song Information

桜's jacket.

Artist: Reven-G
Composition: NAOKI MAEDA, Japanese folk song
Arrangement: NAOKI MAEDA
BPM: 13-320 (beatmania IIDX), 14-320 (DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME→SuperNOVA), 20-320 (DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA2→Present), 320 (REFLEC BEAT)
Length: 1:40
Genre: SPIRITUAL
Movie: VJ GYO (IIDX 8th style→19 Lincle), Unknown (IIDX 20 tricoro→Present)
Jacket design: RICE.C
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 8th style
Other Music Game Appearances:

Lyrics

None.

Song Connections / Remixes

Trivia

This song has different backgrounds, banners, jackets, or other related images. For more information, please see this page.
  • The name "Sakura" refers to the cherry blossom tree that blossoms during the springtime.
  • 桜 is beatmania IIDX 8th style's EXTRA STAGE song. When accessed as such, the music select BGM changes to a sample of 桜, and the background changes to cherry blossom petals.
    • In the arcade version of beatmania IIDX 8th style, 桜 had its own unique splash screen, with the text in pink. This was not carried over to any CS beatmania IIDX game.
  • In beatmania IIDX 8th style, 桜's genre in the songwheel is misspelled as SPRITUAL.
  • 桜 is one of the 6th PASS hidden songs of DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME.
  • 桜 held the record for the song with the lowest BPM at any point in the DanceDanceRevolution arcade series, at 20.6 BPM, for nearly 20 years, until it was beaten by Get Your Wish from DanceDanceRevolution A3 and DanceDanceRevolution GRAND PRIX, with 20 BPM.
    • Also, with a peak low of 13 BPM, 桜 has the lowest BPM point of any song in the REFLEC BEAT series.
  • Before DanceDanceRevolution X2 and in the REFLEC BEAT series, 桜's artist is shown as RevenG.
  • ALICE appears in 桜's DanceDanceRevolution graphics and movies.
  • SAKURA received a unique video in DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME2. This video was carried over to the arcade releases of DanceDanceRevolution in DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA.
    • This video is played full-screen and eliminates any on-screen dancers.
    • As of beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro, 桜 also uses a revised version of this video in the beatmania IIDX series.
  • 桜 is one of very few songs in DanceDanceRevolution in which the EXPERT chart is more difficult and higher rated than the CHALLENGE chart.
  • 桜 had its EXPERT and CHALLENGE charts swapped during the DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA2 location test. After the test, the charts were swapped back, and the Single charts re-rated, but the swapped ratings were not fixed on Double.
  • SAKURA received a Double BEGINNER chart in DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX3.
  • SAKURA received a new set of graphics in DanceDanceRevolution Disney Channel EDITION.
    • The background video, though, is a direct rip of its EXTREME2 video.
  • 桜 was performed live in the release event for DanceDanceRevolution (PS3).
  • 桜 appears as downloadable content for DanceDanceRevolution S+, in the DDR EXTREME Pack 4.
  • 桜 is the second FINAL ROUND song of REFLEC BEAT colette -Spring-.
  • 桜 was added to DanceEvolution ARCADE on March 22nd, 2013.
    • It has both the slowest and fastest BPMs in the DanceEvolution series, at 13 and 320 BPM respectively.
  • 桜 can be unlocked from April 12th, 2016 on beatmania IIDX INFINITAS' Akashic Explore event.

Song Production Information

Reven-G

"Sakura" is the flower in the hearts of Japanese people.
When I listen to this melody, I strangely feel nostalgic, something which awakens my Japanese genes.
Although the rhythm is based on the artificial rhythm of MAXX UNLIMITED, it has been fully refined and customized throughout the song.
I introduced traditional Japanese instruments in the arrangement, fusing them with current synthesizer technology.

As a Japanese person, I've recently made a lot of songs with traditional and classical Japanese music as the theme, but now the songs under Reven-G are finally departing Japan and heading towards Europe.

Video Production Information

VJ GYO

When you think about it, it's really amazing that you can clearly understand which country this song is from, by the instruments used and its melody. I think it's surprising.
Music evolves while spreading. I think that's one of the charms of dance music.
On the other hand, this song deepens evolution and promotes new music.

On the dance floor filled with people wearing various non-national costumes, wearing an extravagant and seasonal kimono with bright flowing patterns (would men wear oyoroi and jinbaori?), would attract big attention! It feels like that.

Staff Comments

RICE.C

This is my favorite song. Japanese things are hot.

I've received many e-mails asking "who's that girl?". Thank you. As you can see, she's ALICE. Although she's from Hong Kong, please don't mind that she's wearing a kimono. I thought a kimono suited her the most..

I wonder if this theme is "beauty-styled honor".

Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated 1 to 7+ in 8th and 9th style, 1 to 8 in 10th style, 1 to 8+ in IIDX RED, and from 1 to 12 from HAPPY SKY onwards.
DanceDanceRevolution difficulty rated from 1 to 10 from DDRMAX2 to SuperNOVA2, and 1 to 20 from X onwards.
DanceEvolution difficulty rated from 1 to 5.
REFLEC BEAT to groovin'!! Upper difficulty rated from 1 to 10+, and from 1 to 13 in VOLZZA/VOLZZA 2. (Ratings obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

beatmania IIDX

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
BEGINNER NORMAL HYPER ANOTHER LEGGENDARIA NORMAL HYPER ANOTHER LEGGENDARIA
Notecounts 302 541 819 1123 - 605 819 1047 -
beatmania IIDX 8th style→9th style - 5 7+ N/A - 6 7+ N/A -
beatmania IIDX 10th style - 5 8 N/A - 6 8 N/A -
beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED - ↑6 ↑8+ N/A - ↑7 ↑8+ N/A -
beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY→Present - ↑7 ↑10 12 - ↑8 ↑10 12 -
beatmania IIDX 8th style CS - 5 7+ 7+ - 6 7+ 7+ -
beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD CS 3 7 10 12 - 8 10 12 -
beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST 3 7 10 12 - 8 10 12 -
beatmania IIDX INFINITAS - 7 10 12 - 8 10 12 -
beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE - 7 10 12 - - - - -

DanceDanceRevolution

Game Single Double
Beginner Basic Difficult Expert Challenge Basic Difficult Expert Challenge
Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows 160 / 0 228 / 7 345 / 3 446 / 1 356 / 1 / 0 226 / 9 317 / 6 438 / 1 352 / 1 / 0
DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME→SuperNOVA 3 5 8 10 9 6 8 10 9
DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA2 3 5 8 ↓9 ↓8 6 8 ↓9 ↑10
DanceDanceRevolution X→Present 5 7 11 13 11 7 11 13 11
DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME CS JP 3 5 8 10 9 6 8 10 9
DanceDanceRevolution FESTIVAL 3 5 8 10 ※9 6 8 10 ※9
DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME2 / Dancing Stage Max 3 5 8 10 9 6 8 10 9
DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX3 / Dancing Stage Unleashed3 N/A 5 8 10 N/A 6 8 10 N/A
DanceDanceRevolution Disney Channel EDITION 1 5 8 10 9 6 8 10 9
DanceDanceRevolution S+ 5 7 11 13 - - - - -

※ These CHALLENGE charts are only playable in the Adrenaline Course in Challenge Mode.

Other charts not shown on the above table:

  • DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX3 / Dancing Stage Unleashed3 Double BEGINNER chart: Total notes: 79 / 0.

DanceEvolution

Game Level
Light Standard Extreme Master
Dancer デイジー(CLUB)
Choreographer TAIKI
Notecounts 57 93 142 177
DanceMasters / DanceEvolution 5
DanceEvolution ARCADE ↓4

REFLEC BEAT

Game Level
Basic Medium Hard Special
Notecounts 84 316 584 -
REFLEC BEAT colette -Spring-→VOLZZA 2 4 7 10 -