Under the Sky

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Under the Sky

Song Information

Under the Sky's jacket.

Artist: 南さやか(BeForU) with platoniX
Composition/Arrangement: Tatsuya "Tatsh" Shimizu
Lyrics: Junko Hirata
Vocals: Sayaka Minami
BPM: 170
Length: 2:02 (beatmania IIDX), 1:30 (DanceDanceRevolution)
Movie: F-FLY
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY
Other Music Game Appearances:


Game Size


見上げた この青空の色が眩しすぎて

小さな出来事 ひとつで


夢の続きがあるなら 迷わずに飛び出そう
両手を空にかざして 心のドアを開けて


miageta kono aozora no iro ga mabushi sugite
wasure kaketa daiji na mono sae
bokura ni kizukasete kureta ne

me no mae ni hirogaru sekai wa
chiisana dekigoto hitotsu de
kawatte yuku kara...

fuki nukeru kaze wo ukete
ano sora no mukou e
yawaraka na kaze ga kyou mo
bokura wo surinukete

yume no tsuzuki ga aru nara mayowazu ni tobi dasou
ryoute wo sora ni kazashite kokoro no doa wo akete
asu wo mitsumete aruite yukou

Song Connections / Remixes

  • The ANOTHER version of Under the Sky differs slightly from its NORMAL/HYPER counterpart.
  • A longer, slower version of Under the Sky, titled Under the Sky ~SAYAKA's solo new version~, appears on BeForU's second album, BeForU II.
  • A happy hardcore remix of Under the Sky by Ryu☆, titled Under the Sky (Ryu☆ Remix), appears on the cyber beatnation 1st conclusion album.
    • An updated version of Under the Sky (Ryu☆ Remix), titled Under the Sky (Ryu☆ Remix)(st2020 Mix), can be found on Ryu☆'s eighth album, starmine 2020 : Mare Nectaris.
  • The DanceDanceRevolution series uses a shorter version of Under the Sky.
    • However, the uncut beatmania IIDX version of Under the Sky is used instead of the DanceDanceRevolution cut on the American iTunes release of the DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA Original Soundtrack.


This song has different backgrounds, banners, jackets, or other related images. For more information, please see this page.
  • Under the Sky is one of the beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY preview songs in beatmania IIDX 10th style CS. To unlock it, you must complete any combination of either ARCADE MODE, DAN MODE, or EXPERT MODE three times.
  • Under the Sky, along with RED ZONE and Xepher being crossed over mark Tatsuya Shimizu's first appearance in the DanceDanceRevolution series.
    • It also marks platoniX's only appearance in that series and their only appearance outside of the beatmania IIDX series.
      • It is also their final appearance in BEMANI.
  • On the American and European versions of DanceDanceRevolution before DanceDanceRevolution A, Under the Sky's artist is romanized as SayakaMinami(BeForU) with platoniX.
  • Under The Sky's Single BEGINNER and Single BASIC charts have the same notecount, although the Single BASIC chart has two Freeze Arrows.
  • In the American iTunes page of the DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA Original Soundtrack, Under the Sky's artist was changed to SayakaMinami (BeForU). However, Under the Sky's artist was changed again to Unknown at an unknown date.
  • Under the Sky was revived during the location test of beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem, but was removed from the final version of the game.
    • In the final release, it instead appears as a hidden revival in the JAPAN TOUR unlock system.
  • Under the Sky was still present in the location test of DanceDanceRevolution X, with its new foot ratings.
  • Under the Sky is one of the unlockable revivals in DanceDanceRevolution X2. It can be unlocked by reaching ENJOY LEVEL 70.
    • As of February 23rd, 2011, Under the Sky has been unlocked for normal play.
  • Under the Sky can be unlocked from June 6th, 2016 on beatmania IIDX INFINITAS' Akashic Explore event.

Song Production Information


I'm not a DJ, a remixer, or an arranger.
As a composer, I want to convey the feelings I placed into a song.
"A song where I can express a bit of my feelings"
I hope you like it.

Sayaka Minami(BeForU)

I'm Sayaka Minami, who sings "Under the Sky" with platoniX!!
If I had one word to describe this song.... It's refreshing!! Refreshing!! Refreshing!!
It's really refreshing when I listen to it, a song that leaves an impression in my heart!!

The image of HAPPYSKY is exactly encapsulated in Tatsh's song, and I fell in love with the lyrics of "Under the Sky" written by JunkoHirata.
I thought these two people from "platoniX" were a great pair.

Sayaka Minami was able to appear together with platoniX in IIDX, which made me very happy.
Whenever you're having a bad day, or feeling worried and uneasy, this song will refresh you!!
Please enjoy the refreshing taste of HAPPY SKY (o^-^o)♪

Video Production Information


For this MOVIE, I was requested "Please make it using secret LIVE footage".
I find live filming to always be exciting since they cannot allow for any reshoots or mistakes.
There is no Tatsh cut this time, with the problem that "I was not out of it" m(>_<m)
I quickly attempted to connect the video of another song. That sounds familiar, right?

Although the song is called "Under the Sky", the live video caused the footage to be pitch black, so I cut-in some sky images to give the impression of a "live performance in the sky!"

Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 12.
DanceDanceRevolution difficulty rated from 1 to 10 from DDRMAX2 to SuperNOVA2, and 1 to 20 from X onwards. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

beatmania IIDX

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Notecounts 202 458 710 875 - 390 670 830 -
beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY 1 5 7 9 - 4 7 9 -
beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD→15 DJ TROOPERS - 5 7 9 - 4 7 9 -
beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem→Present - 5 7 9 - 4 7 9 -
beatmania IIDX 10th style CS - 5 7 7 - 4 7 7 -
beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY CS 2 5 7 9 - 4 7 9 -
beatmania IIDX INFINITAS - 5 7 9 - 4 7 9 -
beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE - 5 7 9 - - - - -


Game Single Double
Beginner Basic Difficult Expert Challenge Basic Difficult Expert Challenge
Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows 64 / 0 64 / 2 117 / 9 197 / 21 - / - / - 93 / 0 177 / 8 213 / 5 - / - / -
DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA→SuperNOVA2 1 1 3 6 - 2 5 6 -
DanceDanceRevolution X location test 2 2 4 8 - 3 6 7 -
DanceDanceRevolution X2→Present 2 2 ↑5 ↑11 - 3 6 ↑8 -
DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA CS JP 1 1 3 6 - 2 5 6 -
DanceDanceRevolution / Dancing Stage SuperNOVA2 CS NA/EU 1 1 3 6 - 2 5 6 -
JAPAN TOUR Dances with Snow Fairies - DM STAR ~関西 energy style~ - ELECTRIC MASSIVE DIVER - Raise your hands
JAPAN TOUR Revival Unlocks LOVE♥SHINE - Pink Rose - Under the Sky - ヒマワリ - 真夏の花・真夏の夢
WORLD TOUR Breaking the ground - Hardcore Mania - Kailua - Let The Track Flow - LIFE SCROLLING - PARADISE LOST
THE BLACK KNIGHT - perditus†paradisus