Spica

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Spica

Song Information

Spica's BASIC jacket.
Spica's MEDIUM/HARD jacket.
Spica's SPECIAL/WHITE HARD jacket.

Artist: D.JW
Composition/Arrangement: Jun Wakita
BPM: 128
Length: 1:46 (in-game), 2:03 (OST)
Genre: HOUSE
VJ: shiro (video and overlays)
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 7th style
Other Music Game Appearances:

Lyrics

None.

Song Connections / Remixes

  • Spica sounds quite different on all three difficulties.
    • The beatmania IIDX 7th style Original Soundtrack version of Spica is based on the HYPER chart version of the song, albeit with an extended ending.
    • In the arcade series of REFLEC BEAT, Spica's BASIC, MEDIUM/HARD, and SPECIAL/WHITE HARD charts use Spica's NORMAL, HYPER, and ANOTHER versions of the song, respectively.
      • REFLEC BEAT plus originally only used the NORMAL audio for the BASIC/MEDIUM/HARD charts, likely because the option to use split audio files between the BASIC, MEDIUM, and HARD difficulties was not yet implented. The BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS PACK 08 was originally withdrawn on October 6th, 2017 for this reason. This was eventually fixed in REFLEC BEAT plus version 4.5.7, first available on November 29th, 2017.
  • A live medley of Spica, OVER THE CLOUDS, and Make A Difference was played at the beatmania IIDX secret LIVE ~one night premium party~ on September 13th, 2003. This medley can be found on the BEMANI トップランカー決定戦 2006 prize CD, titled wacのライブ用トラック1。 ハウスっぽいやつ集めたの。.

Trivia

  • Spica had a unique title card in beatmania IIDX 7th style. This title card was not kept in subsequent releases, or the CS release of beatmania IIDX 7th style.
  • Spica's overlays were removed from the beatmania IIDX arcade games as of beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro due to technical issues.
  • Spica could be unlocked in REFLEC BEAT groovin'!! Upper as part of the 8th Set (PHQUASE's SELECTION) of the BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS unlocking system. It could be unlocked after unlocking the other songs of the 8th Set.
    • Its SPECIAL chart could be unlocked via the BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS event as well after unlocking Spica's BASIC/MEDIUM/HARD charts.
    • From September 17th, 2015 onwards, it could be purchased from the REFLEC Shop for 3800 and 1500 Refle for its BASIC/MEDIUM/HARD and SPECIAL charts, respectively.
    • In REFLEC BEAT VOLZZA, its BASIC/MEDIUM/HARD charts could be purchased in the Garage for 20 VOLZZA KEYs. Its SPECIAL chart could be purchased for 8 VOLZZA KEYs after clearing the song.
    • In REFLEC BEAT VOLZZA 2, it was playable by default.
  • Spica has different jackets for BASIC, MEDIUM/HARD and SPECIAL/WHITE HARD.
    • These jackets are based on the original overlays for Spica in beatmania IIDX..
    • REFLEC BEAT plus uses only the BASIC jacket as of version 4.5.7.
      • Originally, the 3 jackets were arranged into a 2 by 2 grid formation, with a black space in the bottom right corner, to make a singular jacket.
  • Spica can be unlocked from April 12th, 2016 on beatmania IIDX INFINITAS' Akashic Explore event.
  • After being removed from the initial release of REFLEC BEAT 悠久のリフレシア, Spica was revived on February 23rd, 2017.

Song Production Information

Untranslated.

Video Production Information

Untranslated.

Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 8 in beatmania IIDX 7th style through 9th style, 1 to 8 in beatmania IIDX 10th style, 1 to 8+ in beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED, and 1 to 12 from beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY and beyond.
REFLEC BEAT to groovin'!! Upper difficulty rated from 1 to 10+, 1 to 13 in VOLZZA/VOLZZA 2, and 1 to 15 in 悠久のリフレシア. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

beatmania IIDX

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Beginner Normal Hyper Another Normal Hyper Another
Notecounts 161 328 772 1167 327 782 1203
beatmania IIDX 7th style→9th style - 3 7+ N/A 3 7 N/A
beatmania IIDX 10th style - 3 8 N/A 3 7 N/A
beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED - 3 8 N/A 3 ↑8 N/A
beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY - 3 ↑9 12 3 ↑9 12
beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD→18 Resort Anthem - 3 9 ↓11 3 9 12
beatmania IIDX 19 Lincle→Present - ↑4 9 11 3 9 12
beatmania IIDX 7th style CS ※1 3 7+ 7+ 3 7 7
beatmania IIDX 8th style CS ※1 3 7+ 7+ 3 7 7
beatmania IIDX 9th style CS ※1 3 7+ 7+ 3 7 7
beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS CS 1 3 9 11 3 9 12
beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST 1 3 9 11 3 9 12
beatmania IIDX INFINITAS - 4 9 11 3 9 12

※ Prior to beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS CS, Spica's BEGINNER notecount was 189.

REFLEC BEAT

Old Charts

Game Level
Basic Medium Hard Special
Notecounts 167 324 642 844
REFLEC BEAT groovin'!! Upper 5 7 10 10+
REFLEC BEAT VOLZZA→VOLZZA 2 5 7 10 ↑12
REFLEC BEAT plus 5 7 10 -


New Charts

Game Level
Basic Medium Hard White
Hard
Notecounts 179 339 660 871
REFLEC BEAT 悠久のリフレシア 6 9 12 14


BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS
1st Set (DJ TOTTO's SELECTION) ABSOLUTE - CHOCOLATE PHILOSOPHY - LOGICAL DASH - era (nostalmix)
2nd Set (TAG's SELECTION) DROP THE BOMB - AXIS - fellows - MAD BLAST
3rd Set (Des-ROW's SELECTION) 大見解 - Funky sonic World - BE LOVIN - CURUS
4th Set (Ryu☆'s SELECTION) GENOM SCREAMS - Presto - JET WORLD - Go Beyond!!
5th Set (TOMOSUKE's SELECTION) I'M GONNA GET YOU! - the keel - LOVE IS ORANGE - Gamelan de Couple
6th Set (kors k's SELECTION) Flash Back 90's - White Eve - HELL SCAPER - starmine
7th Set (Users' SELECTION) 明鏡止水 - Pink Rose - sync - Beyond The Earth
8th Set (PHQUASE's SELECTION) COSMIC COWGIRL - BOBBY SUE AND SKINNY JIM - 男々道 - Spica
9th Set (wac's SELECTION) PULSE - GRADIUSIC CYBER - Nova emoção - 踊るフィーバーロボ
10th Set (dj TAKA's SELECTION) ♥Love²シュガ→♥ - Lucy - GUILTY - V - V₂
CONTENTS SELECTION ZERO-ONE - MAKE A JAM! - Ping×Pong×Dash - DAY DREAM