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Song Information

Thunderbolt's jacket.

Artist: 雷龍
Composition/Arrangement: Rairyu
BPM: 188
Length: 2:05
VJ: MatsuTK (overlays by GOLI)
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 19 Lincle
Other Music Game Appearances:



Song Connections / Remixes

  • A long version of Thunderbolt, titled Thunderbolt (Extended ver.), appears as the final track on the cyber beatnation 2 -Hi Speed conclusion- CD. Vocal samples from previous 青龍 songs, including waxing and wanding, Time to Air, and 3y3s, can be heard in the middle of the song.
    • A different long version of Thunderbolt, titled Thunderbolt (BD MIX), appears on 青龍's first album, BLUE DRAGON. This version has the vocal samples from previous 青龍 songs removed.


  • Thunderbolt is available as a beatmania IIDX 19 Lincle preview song in Resort Anthem via Lincle LINK 1 as of July 14th, 2011.
    • To play Thunderbolt in REFLEC BEAT or limelight, you must have a save game of beatmania IIDX in your e-AMUSEMENT PASS.
    • By then playing the song in REFLEC BEAT or limelight, it will be made available in beatmania IIDX.
      • As of June 27th, 2012, it can be unlocked in Lincle or tricoro by reaching Q-pro Level 2 (as part of Lincle LINK 5). It is the first Lincle LINK 1 song in beatmania IIDX to be unlocked this way.
  • According to Ryu☆'s twitter [1], 雷龍 is a combination of two people - his Seiryu alias (青龍), and composer Rai Option (雷オプション).
    • Ryutaro Nakahara later confirmed being Rai Option as well in a 4gamer interview.
  • Thunderbolt marks Ryutaro Nakahara's first appearance under his 雷龍 alias in pop'n music.
  • In ポップンリズミン, Thunderbolt is titled Thunderbolt (BD Mix).
  • In REFLEC BEAT +, Thunderbolt's artist is romanized as RAIRYU.
  • Thunderbolt was added to beatmania IIDX INFINITAS on September 6th, 2017 as part of the September 2017 Basic Subscription Monthly Songs.
  • After being removed from the initial release of REFLEC BEAT 悠久のリフレシア, Thunderbolt was revived on November 2nd, 2017.

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Video Production Information


Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 12.
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.
ポップンリズミン difficulty rated from 1 to 10. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

beatmania IIDX

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Beginner Normal Hyper Another Normal Hyper Another
Notecounts - 527 975 1911 534 1034 1677
beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem→Present - 5 9 12 5 9 11
beatmania IIDX INFINITAS - 5 9 12 5 9 11


Old Charts

Game Level
Basic Medium Hard Special
Notecounts 312 519 698 -
REFLEC BEAT plus 4 8 10 -
REFLEC BEAT + 4 8 10 -

New Charts

Game Level
Basic Medium Hard White
Notecounts 318 525 704 976
REFLEC BEAT 悠久のリフレシア 6 10 12 14


Game Difficulties
Normal Hyper EX
Notecounts 176 278 490
ポップンリズミン 2 6 9
Lincle LINK #1
Common Songs 中華急行 - Thunderbolt
beatmania IIDX Songs Broken - Sakura Reflection - SPECIAL SUMMER CAMPAIGN! - Survival Games - THE FALLEN - Wuv U
REFLEC BEAT Songs Anisakis -somatic mutation type"Forza"- - Bad Maniacs - reunion - Second Heaven - Turii ~Panta rhei~
Why did you go away