The shadow

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the shadow

Song Information

Artist: kors k
Composition/Arrangement: kors k
BPM: 156
Length: 2:12
VJ: Yoshiaki Sano(MEDIANET)
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD
Other Music Game Appearances: None.



Song Connections / Remixes

  • A remix of the shadow by Remo-con, titled The Shadow -2 tribe 4 Remo-con Remix-, appears on kors k's Ways For Liberation album.
  • The OST version of the shadow sounds significantly different from the game version.
  • A long version of the shadow was played by kors k during the beatnation summit Live event.
  • An extended version of the shadow, titled The Shadow (Original Extended), can be found on kors k's ninth album, S2TB Files5:HDM.


  • the shadow is unlockable in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS from August 7th, 2019, after purchasing its NORMAL, HYPER, and ANOTHER charts with BITs.

Song Production Information

kors k

Congratulations to BEMANI on its 10th year anniversary!

This song is based on my experiences back when I first played beatmania 2ndMIX.
There were a bunch of cool tracks on it, and playing a different song each time made me feel excited.
The image quality of beatmania wasn't great.

Now the game has evolved.
In addition to two additional keys, the difficulty has been increased significantly.
The image and color of the game is excellent, however!
Now, to follow it with some great music!

The world music scene is ever changing, and this song reflects that.
This song, based on hard-schranz, was created reflecting the evolution of technology.
Few people, however, can truly appreciate this sound and genre.
"This song is a bit short for a schranz song", I thought, so I added a few extra key sounds at the end.
This song is slightly different from authentic schranz songs, but I hope to look forward to you liking it.

Special thanks: DJ KENT

Video Production Information


From the beginning, the selected cuts of visualizations that beatmania has used in its games has gradually improved. The early technical limitations meant that more focus had to be spent on the music and less on the visual look of the game.

The character that is seen in the video is like a shadow, running and jumping from one place to another, in a simple yet exquisite work. The impact that it has is destructive.

Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 12. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Notecounts 336 618 1084 1480 - 616 1090 1394 -
beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD→Present - 6 9 11 - 5 9 11 -
beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD CS 3 6 9 11 - 5 9 11 -
beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST 3 6 9 11 - 5 9 11 -
beatmania IIDX INFINITAS - 6 9 11 - 5 9 11 -
beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE - 6 9 11 - - - - -