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This page is for the RevenG VS DE-SIRE song titled TSUGARU. For the beatmania IIDX DJ Tsugaru, please see Tsugaru.


Song Information

TSUGARU's jacket.
TSUGARU's pop'n music banner.

Artist: RevenG VS DE-SIRE
Composition: Japanese folk song, NM SEQUENCE UNLIMITED
BPM: 165
Length: 1:30
Movie: RICE.C
Jacket design: 億トマン
pop'n music Genre: JONGARA SPIRITUAL (じょんがらスピリチュアル)
pop'n music Character: 内田一門 [CS12-1P]
First Music Game Appearance: DDRMAX2 -DanceDanceRevolution 7thMIX-
Other Music Game Appearances:



Song Connections / Remixes


  • The brothers in TSUGARU's video are named Shinichi, Yuichi, and Eiichi, as noted on the DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME weekly journal.
  • In the DanceDanceRevolution series, TSUGARU's BPM is displayed as 165. However, towards the end of the song, it slows down gradually until 94 BPM.
    • Unlike in DanceDanceRevolution, TSUGARU has no BPM changes in the pop'n music series.
  • TSUGARU received a Single BEGINNER chart in Dancing Stage EuroMIX2.
  • TSUGARU's DanceDanceRevolution charts (with the exception of the BEGINNER and BASIC charts) were modified in DanceDanceRevolution X, fixing their major quantization issues.
  • TSUGARU is one of the songs part of Week 2 of the Mezase tenka touitsu! pop'n fuuunroku (めざせ天下統一! ポップン風雲録) event. It could be unlocked in pop'n music 18 せんごく列伝 from April 7th to April 13th, 2010.
  • 内田一門's 2P palette was not carried over to the arcade pop'n music games.
  • TSUGARU's pop'n music charts were created by Cody.
  • TSUGARU appears as downloadable content for DanceDanceRevolution S+, in the DDR MAX2 Pack pack.
  • TSUGARU's difficulty level change from DanceDanceRevolution A20 was applied to DanceDanceRevolution A on March 27th, 2019.

Music Comment

This is a high quality collaboration of traditional Japanese folk songs and dance music, played on an edgy Tsugaru shamisen.

Song Production Information



This is a new song by RevenG and DE-SIRE, inheriting the fusion of world folk music and dance music that has gained strong support on the DDR series.

This time, with the theme of "Aomori", I attempted a musical collaboration with Tsugaru jongara bushi, featuring "Tsugaru shamisen". If there is an opportunity for the next time, should I go for a fusion with Asian music outside of Japan?... That's what I think.

pop'n music


TSUGARU features an authentic Tsugaru shamisen combined with dance music throughout the song.
The name Re-venge or Reven-G exists to express the identity, "I want to convey traditional Japanese music to everyone through music games".
I believe that the collaboration between pop music, which uses modern technology, and traditional Japanese music, are elements which express feelings of strong originality among people around the world, and I also currently plan to release traditional music from various regions of Japan, so please wait for that time to come!

CS Information Data

DDRMAX2 -DanceDanceRevolution- / DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME CS (North America)

"TSUGARU" by RevenG vs. DE-SIRE is a collaboration between RevenG (MATSURI JAPAN/exotic ethnic) and DE-SIRE (TRIP MACHINE/Healing Vision). This duo combines their strengths to deliver a tribal song that is organic and electronic at the same time. The dance steps are tricky, so watch your timing!

Character Information

All the brothers quickly visited a concert to hear the melody of a Tsugaru shamisen.


This character is from the home version of 12 Iroha. They were created by aonisai, much like Kurota-chan.
The design of parts of their faces are too nice, and it's one of my favorite characters.

While having such identity, how did they come to the arcade first as a character for a different song?... I was worried about that.
But we decided that these brothers perfectly fit TSUGARU! I was able to cross them over.
When I listened with the song, I'm still glad to have the jongara updated version.

I also received materials from the DDR team, so the background looks cool.
The movie's spring-styled chonmage animations were revolutionary, so I was able to use the illustrations and materials.
When your performance reaches the climax, I'm sure your hair will also jump.

♪Benbebenbebebenbebebenbe, byo~n (older brother). Byo~n (younger brother).

Staff Comments



The first image is "RevenG vs DE-SIRE", so I immediately created it with the feeling of a "showdown". But, it doesn't seem to fit the atmosphere of the movie. I like the intense image....

By the way, the chonmage movie was initially planned to have fireworks appear above the "chonmages".

The ninja's "stop" immediately resonated with me.


The song itself is very nice, so it was easy to direct the images. I think the movement of the ninja stop-motions, and the sudden appearance of a nobleman (?) have a nice taste.

pop'n music


You never get tired of listening to the nice sounds of the lighthearted shamisen, right?


Oh, jongara... what was that?!
It's an interesting mix. Personally, I want to listen to it even longer~.


Aomori means Tsugaru shamisen.
When I hear the sounds of a shamisen, I remember a folk song TV show which aired on Sunday mornings at 6 o'clock.
Well. This is a danceable folk song, which brilliantly fuses shamisen and dance! It's different.


The shamisen is hot, right!
My grandfather also played it often, but I've never heard such a cool one as this.


This is a song crossed over from DDR.
The sharp tone of the shamisen raises the tension.
Oh, come to think of it, I asked cody for the data of this song.
It was during the final stages of production, so the schedule was quite unreasonable.

Difficulty & Notecounts

DanceDanceRevolution difficulty rated from 1 to 10 from DDRMAX2 to SuperNOVA2, and 1 to 20 from X onwards.
pop'n music difficulty rated from 1 to 43 through pop'n music 20 fantasia, and 1 to 50 from Sunny Park 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 92 / 0 107 / 18 232 / 8 366 / 8 - / - / - 158 / 4 236 / 5 360 / 3 - / - / -
DDRMAX2 location test - 3 7 9 - 5 7 8 -
DDRMAX2 - 3 ↓6 9 - ↓4 7 ↑9 -
Dancing Stage EuroMIX2 1 3 6 9 - 4 7 9 -
DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME→SuperNOVA2 1 3 6 9 - 4 7 9 -
DanceDanceRevolution X→(2014) 3 5 9 12 - 6 9 12 -
DanceDanceRevolution A→Present 3 5 9 12 - 6 9 ↑13 -
DDRMAX2 CS JP - 3 6 9 - 4 7 9 -
Dancing Stage MegaMiX 1 3 6 9 - 4 7 9 -
DDRMAX2 CS NA 1 3 6 9 - 4 7 9 -
DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX / Dancing Stage Unleashed - 3 6 9 - 4 7 9 -
DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME CS NA 1 3 6 9 - 4 7 9 -
DanceDanceRevolution S+ 3 5 9 12 - - - - -
DanceDanceRevolution GRAND PRIX 3 5 9 12 - 6 9 13 -

pop'n music

Game Normal Mode Battle Mode
Notecounts 339 372 632 881 279 397
pop'n music 18 せんごく列伝→20 fantasia 15 21 33 37 15 20
pop'n music Sunny Park→Present - 27 39 43 15 20
めざせ天下統一! ポップン風雲録
Week 1 GOLD RUSH (pop'n GOLD MOUNTAIN rush) - 白夜幻燈 - ドンパン節 - 夢添うてぃ(desmix2010)
Week 2 Ignited Night - TSUGARU - 紅ノ桃 - しまなみ海道 男道 - 突確全回転!
Week 3 TRINITY ARROW - 風林火山 - 辞世テンプレート
Week 1-3 Unlocks AKATSUKI - NOBUNAGA - 三日天下モンキー
Week 4 情熱 fun! fun! - ペリーでぇす! - ポップミュージック続論 - 差無来!!
Week 5 O・KU・NI - 怒れる大きな白い馬~S.S.D.の役~ - 水面静かに大地の烈日わたらせて - 防人恋歌
Week 4-5 Unlocks Dogu Ditty - 蛇神 - 踊る埴輪