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Song Information

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

Artist: TAKA
Composition: Antonio Vivaldi
Arrangement: dj TAKA
BPM: 150
Length: 2:08
Genre: PROGRESSIVE (プログレッシブ)
pop'n music Character: TRAN [16]
pop'n CG designer: VJ GYO
Movie: VJ GYO
Jacket design: VJ GYO
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th style
Other Music Game Appearances:



Song Connections / Remixes

  • V is an interpretation of Vivaldi's Concerto for Violin in F Minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV297, "Winter", I. Allegro non molto. You can hear a traditional version of it on the iTunes Music Store.
    • TIEFSEE, a song produced by SOUND HOLIC and dj TAKA, also features piano excerpt from Concerto for Violin in F Minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV297, "Winter", I. Allegro non molto.
    • Another remix of Concerto for Violin in F Minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV297, "Winter", I. Allegro non molto by Remo-con vs. dj TAKA, titled Konzert V, can be found in beatmania IIDX 23 copula.
  • A shorter and slightly re-arranged version of V appears in DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME as V ~for EXTREME~.
  • A short version of V appears in the KONAMI arcade game Bishi Bashi Champ Online ~Shougeki no zenkoku taisen!?~ (ビシバシチャンプオンライン 〜笑撃の全国対戦!?〜).
  • A longer and re-arranged version of V, titled V -conclusion-, can be found on dj TAKA's first album, milestone. This version has the traditional score originally written by Vivaldi.
  • A downtempo remix of V by QUADRA, titled V -The point of your sight MIX- / QUADRA REMIX, can be found on the beatmania IIDX -SUPER BEST BOX- BONUS DISC.
  • An electronic remix of V by The 4th, titled V (The 4th Remix), can be found on The 4th's Force of The 4th album.


This song has different backgrounds, banners, jackets, or other related images. For more information, please see this page.
  • TAKA himself is the man featured in the live-action portions of V's video, as revealed by VJ GYO on the Q&A corner of beatmania IIDX 5th style's official website, despite his trying to keep it a secret.
  • V has appeared on twelve beatmania IIDX CS versions (5th to 10th, beatmania (2006), HAPPY SKY CS, EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST, INFINITAS, ULTIMATE MOBILE, and beatmania IIDX INFINITAS (2020)), since it debuted. This has caused quite a bit of frustration among the beatmania IIDX community in both the USA and Japan, and has become an inside joke.
  • At the time of its release, V's Single ANOTHER chart had the most notes of any Single Play chart, at 1519 notes. This would not be topped until AA's Single ANOTHER chart in beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED, at 1834 notes.
  • Retroactively, V is the first beatmania IIDX song to have a Level 12 chart in Single Play mode.
  • V's unique title card was removed from arcade beatmania IIDX titles in beatmania IIDX 9th style. It was also not kept from the CS versions of beatmania IIDX 7th style to 10th style.
    • It would be eventually restored in beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED.
  • V received a new BEGINNER chart in beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED.
  • V is one of the Left outdoors' stage unlocks of pop'n music 16 PARTY♪'s Atsumare! pop'n PARTY♪ (あつまれ!ポップンパーティー♪) event. It could be unlocked from July 2nd, 2008.
    • From August 6th, 2008, it is available by default.
  • V's TRAN does not have a 2P color.
  • V received a Double ANOTHER chart in beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS.
  • V is one of the bistro saucer Final Set unlocks of jubeat saucer. It could be unlocked from January 1st to March 2nd, 2014.
    • In jubeat saucer fulfill, it can be unlocked as part of saucer macchiato's Side Menu from April 23rd, 2014.
    • In jubeat prop, it can be unlocked by playing it as a BONUS TUNE from May 28th, 2015.
    • In jubeat Qubell, it is one of the Garnet unlocks of the dig dig Qubell unlocking system.
    • In jubeat clan, it can be unlocked in the jubeat SHOP.
    • In jubeat festo, it can be purchased at the emo MART.
    • In jubeat Ave. and beyond the Ave., it is one of the CONCIERGE unlocks of the LIGHT CHAT unlocking system from August 17th, 2022.
  • V's jubeat charts were created by RAG [1].
  • V could be unlocked in REFLEC BEAT groovin'!! Upper as part of the 10th Set (dj TAKA's SELECTION) of the BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS unlock system. It could be unlocked after unlocking GUILTY, ♥Love²シュガ→♥ and Lucy.
    • It was also in consideration by Ryu☆ to be added to his BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS set [2].
    • Its SPECIAL chart could be unlocked via the BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS event as well after unlocking the SPECIAL charts for the aforementioned 10th Set songs.
    • 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.
  • With 1014 notes, V's SPECIAL chart had the highest number of notes out of all Level 11 charts in the REFLEC BEAT series (pre-REFLEC BEAT 悠久のリフレシア).
  • V received an EASY chart in pop'n music éclale on December 21st, 2015.
  • V was added to beatmania IIDX INFINITAS as part of the January 2016 Basic Subscription Monthly Songs.
    • On May 18th, 2016, it became unlockable through the Akashic Explore event for players who did not already have it.
    • From November 2016, it can be purchased with BITs.
    • From April 20th, 2022, it is available by default in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS (2020).
  • After being removed from the initial release of REFLEC BEAT 悠久のリフレシア, V was revived on March 23rd, 2017.
  • V's EASY chart was re-rated in pop'n music うさぎと猫と少年の夢 on March 29th, 2017.
  • V could be unlocked in MÚSECA 1+1/2 on May 26th, 2017, as part of the Premium Friday (プレミアムフライデー) event. It could be unlocked permanently by playing it once when it appears on the last Friday of the month after unlocking I'm so Happy for normal play.
    • It was available by default from August 9th to 31st, 2017 as well.
    • Its Green chart is available by default from June 26th, 2018 for MÚSECA 1+1/2 machines with an offline kit (its Orange and Red charts have to be unlocked with COLORIS, though).
  • V's Red chart has the most notes of any MÚSECA chart, with 1293 notes.
  • V is one of the unlocks of the POLICY BREAK event. For more information on the dates it could be unlocked in the SOUND VOLTEX series, please see the event page.
  • V was added to SOUND VOLTEX III GRAVITY WARS コナステ's REGULAR course on August 1st, 2019.
  • V could be unlocked in SOUND VOLTEX III GRAVITY WARS コナステ's INFINITE course from October 7th, 2020 through October 31st, 2020 by playing INFINITE at least once during that time frame.
  • V is available in pop'n music Lively as part of beatmania IIDX Selection Music Pack vol.1 (beatmania IIDX セレクション 楽曲パック vol.1).
  • V appears as one of the background music selectable to play during Accel Rave Time (アクセルレイブタイム) in SEVEN'S BEAT (セブンスビート), a KONAMI medal redemption game.
    • It also appears as selectable background music in CHASE CHASE JOKERS (チェイスチェイスジョーカーズ).
  • V's jubeat (2021) ratings were adjusted to its jubeat festo ratings on March 7th, 2022.

Music Comment

The dancing blizzard seal has broken. Let's pay attention! The King of IIDX appears here!!

Song Production Information

beatmania IIDX


This special track features the first movement of Winter from Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons", a Baroque masterpiece among masterpieces.
Recently, R&B music sampling Bach's "Air on the G String" is booming once again, and it's perhaps exciting that the real beauty of Baroque melodies and harmonies is receiving renewed attention, don't you think?
For this game, I basically tried to arrange the song in a way that respects the original.
Continuously double-pressing the buttons creates harmonies between the first and second violins playing together.
The original song is slightly longer, and I had to cut parts to fit the game version, so I'd like everyone to also check out the original song.
It's a classic among classic songs, and you can probably find it in CD shops, school, and library materials.

pop'n music


I received a request from wac to write a few words about about "V". Well~, what should I say? I'll look at beatmania IIDX 5th style's official website for now ("V" is a crossover from IIDX5th).

Wow, the theme of 5th style was "music"! I didn't even remember that, but it certainly sounds like something I'd say. And if you ask me, it certainly sounds like music. It was around this time I made Tengoku no kiss, wasn't it? Congratulations on your marriage, Matsushima! I'm sorry to all pop'n fans who don't know what I'm talking about. I'll be happy if you check out the song if you're interested.

Nevertheless, my old comments are really interesting, aren't they? But in a way, they feel painful. We take pride in being the only people to do painful things in a brilliant way, and I'd like to continue doing my best. Of course, but I feel completely different now than from that time, even if it's just one thought. What I found satisfying during that time may be dissatisfying now, and vice versa. I think this applies for everyone, not just creators. Either way, that was then and this is now, so even if you think differently, I believe it's important to not forget how you felt then. All the time, right?

Meanwhile, many users have played "V" in IIDX for a long time, which is still placed on the TOP10 of the song selection ranking, and has supposedly become a "timeless masterpiece". In the latter half of 2008, a significantly refined track called "V2" will appear in beatmania IIDX16 EMPRESS, which expands on the second half of the first movement of Winter from Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons".

To all the pop'n fans who enjoyed "V", when the pink IIDX cabinet releases, by all means, give it a try.


Video Production Information


I think "V" (pronounced as "bui" among production staff)" is the first song which represents the keyword "MUSIC" in this game.
It's a song which conveys a harsh winter, with a frozen body and mind like walking through a blizzard, but it also conveys the strength of humans who clench their teeth when walking, imagining of the comfort of a warm meal in front of a fireplace.

I started making this movie with the theme of snow falling in time with the music, shadows reflecting in windows, and continuous walking.
I don't know how this came together with an unexpected impact, such the deep snow suddenly fell with an upper groove, in addition to a combination of grooves of a coffee commercial and a silhouetted animation for a children's educational program... (I started making the concept alongside TAKA...)

TAKA said "Well, this is how it's going to be?" (In a bad mood).
On the other hand, the song was very popular with the staff... (They felt happy and sad).
I hope that everyone will watch the movie and overlaps it with the image of the song, visualizing them in your mind....

Character Information

Is TRAN, an alien girl, having fun in the falling snow...?
After wearing a scarf and coat, she ended up walking all the way to pop'n!


It's been a long time since it was first included in beatmaniaIIDX 5th style...
However, as a song representing the IIDX series, "V" still has a brilliantly shining presence with its overwhelming support.
It's truly a timeless masterpiece.

Timeless... while saying this, I suddenly remembered back then when the team discussed whether they should include Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, the composer of the original song (Concerto for Violin in F Minor, "Winter", RV.297), in the composer column of the staff roll.
As a result, he was listed first following the rules of alphabetical order, but while such trivia is clear in my memories, I don't remember any particular details of how I came with the idea to include a "silhouetted animation of TRAN walking down a spiral staircase".

... I guess it's by chance.

But, it's probably an impressive combination. I made that scene more pop'n-styled here.
Although I naturally want to add something new and tried to aim for "a suitable costume design for walking during a blizzard" and "recreating the way she walks down the stairs like a toddler" (TRAN has an image of a 3 year old child).

... I tried working on it, but did I deviate from it too much?
... It's still the same.

Staff Comments

Seiya Murai

I'm familiar with Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons~Winter", but I heard Vivaldi didn't intend to be the image of "The Four Seasons" at all?


I was addicted to Vivaldi when I was learning the violin as an elementary school student.
He was also famous as a violin expert.
Domenico Scarlatti is a similar Italian musician from the Baroque era.
If you like keyboard instruments, give them a listen.


I want to clear this with a cool play!, this song's impact contains such image!


I wonder if even aliens can become cold~? It doesn't matter anyways, it's fluffy and cute.
Isn't it suspenseful when TRAN walks down that narrow staircase and seems like she'll fall down each time? Her handling's quite good, huh!


I wonder what TRAN feels like when you touch her.
Are aliens warm? Are they cool?
Are they fluffy? Are they smooth?
I wonder if BABY TRAN will come here someday~ I'm secretly waiting.


I asked the always busy VJ GYO "please, by all means", and I received his Winter TRAN. I'm still glad I asked him! Thank you very much!
And even in pop'n, V was still V.... this song's "essence" has a strong personality as expected. I can see why it's positioned as a king. It matches my definition of a "IIDX-ish" song.


It's an endless staircase. I sometimes have these kinds of dreams.


♪Tattaka takataka tattattata...
Please forgive me for pressing x2 with one alternating hand... (HYPER)
The shape of my hand when I press here... forms a V shape! Such a deep meaning...!!
(※It's probably a misunderstanding)


When I first saw this song's notecharts in 2DX, I felt hopeless.
When I first saw this song's notecharts (EX) in pop'n, I also felt hopeless.

Use the BEAT POP-kun OPTION, and deliciously enjoy it♪


Around the time I included this song in the game, did I seriously realize that it was the 10th anniversary of pop'n?
I honestly hesitated about including this song, but I decided to do it this time in order to fulfill the survey.

I'm way too subtle to brag, but I was probably the first person besides the beatmaniaIIDX team that played this song.
Of course, I couldn't clear it at all. Even in pop'n, I still can't clear it.

I didn't work much in pop'n 16 PARTY, so I thought of a provoking comment for this song, and it didn't really work.
Anyways, since it's the 10th anniversary, the inflated exaggerated comments for the crossover songs is also amazing. There's various songs arriving in pop'n, but among them, this song has the most inflated song comments.
Personally, the most exaggerated song comment was in pop'n 14's PROGRESSIVE BAROQUE, but this compares to that. In other words, TAKA has an exaggerated image.
I don't know what provoking comments to say anymore, but I'd be happy if those who don't play beatmania IIDX can feel that a great song somehow came.

Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated 1 to 7+ from 5th through 9th style, 1 to 8 in 10th style, 1 to 8+ in IIDX RED, and from 1 to 12 from HAPPY SKY onwards. beatmania (2006) difficulty rated from 1 to 10.
jubeat to clan difficulty rated from 1 to 10, and 1 to 10.9 from festo onwards.
MÚSECA difficulty rated from 1 to 15.
pop'n music difficulty rated from 1 to 43 through pop'n music 20 fantasia, and 1 to 50 from Sunny Park onwards.
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.
SOUND VOLTEX difficulty rated from 1 to 20 from IV HEAVENLY HAVEN onwards.
ポップンリズミン difficulty rated from 1 to 10. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from Pop'n Music Fever, BEMANIWiki 2nd, jubeat@Wiki, and SOUND VOLTEX @ wiki.)

beatmania IIDX

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Notecounts 453 646 1272 1519 - 757 1385 1504 -
beatmania IIDX 5th style→9th style - 5 7+ N/A - 6 7+ - -
beatmania IIDX 10th style - 5 8 N/A - 6 8 - -
beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED 1 5 8 N/A - 6 ↑8+ - -
beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY 1 5 ↑10 12 - 6 ↑10 - -
beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD→15 DJ TROOPERS ↑2 5 10 12 - 6 10 - -
beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS→Present 2 5 10 12 - 6 10 11 -
beatmania IIDX 5th style CS 3 5 7+ 7+ - 6 7+ - -
beatmania IIDX 6th style CS 3 5 7+ 7+ - 6 7+ - -
beatmania IIDX 7th style CS 3 5 7+ 7+ - 6 7+ - -
beatmania IIDX 8th style CS 3 5 7+ 7+ - 6 7+ - -
beatmania IIDX 9th style CS 3 5 7+ 7+ - 6 7+ - -
beatmania IIDX 10th style CS 3 5 8 8 - 6 8 - -
beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY CS 3 5 10 12 - 6 10 - -
beatmania (2006) 3 5 8 10 - 6 8 - -
beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST 2 5 10 12 - 6 10 11 -
beatmania IIDX INFINITAS - 5 10 12 - 6 10 11 -
beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE 2 5 10 12 - - - - -
beatmania IIDX INFINITAS (2020) 2 5 10 12 - 6 10 11 -


Game Level
Basic Advanced Extreme
Notecounts 374 896 1044
jubeat saucer→Qubell 4 9 10
jubeat clan ↓3 9 10
jubeat festo→Present 3 9.5 10.5
jubeat plus 4 9 10
jubeat plus (Android) 4 9 10
jubeat (2021) 3 9.5 10.5


Game Level
Green Orange Red
Notecounts 263 607 1293
MÚSECA 1+1/2 5 10 15

pop'n music

Game Normal Mode Battle Mode PSP Exclusive
Notecounts 173 637 1134 1456 667 1142 332 595 1096
pop'n music 16 PARTY♪→20 fantasia 9 24 37 42 27 43 - - -
pop'n music Sunny Park→ラピストリア - 30 43 ↓47 27 43 - - -
pop'n music éclale ※6 30 43 47 27 43 - - -
pop'n music うさぎと猫と少年の夢→Present ※↓5 30 43 47 27 43 - - -
pop'n music portable 2 9 24 37 42 - - 15 18 33
pop'n music Lively ※5 30 43 47 - - - - -

※ Denotes chart has been changed from the previous arcade charts:

  • EASY chart: total notes: 136.


Old Charts

Game Level
Basic Medium Hard Special
Notecounts 300 423 709 1014
REFLEC BEAT groovin'!! Upper 5 8 10 10+

New Charts

Game Level
Basic Medium Hard White
Notecounts 381 513 799 1014
REFLEC BEAT 悠久のリフレシア 7 10 12 13


Game Level
Max Chain 536 839 1152 1905 -
Effected By R H S Z -
Jacket Artists VJ GYO VJ GYO VJ GYO VJ GYO -
SOUND VOLTEX IV→Present 5 12 15 18 -
SOUND VOLTEX III コナステ 5 12 15 18 -
SOUND VOLTEX EXCEED GEAR コナステ 5 12 15 18 -


Game Difficulties
Normal Hyper EX
Notecounts 190 448 685
ポップンリズミン 3 7 10
Stage 1 NA NA NA ロケンロー・キング - Runnin' Away - Hearty Party - Kicky Kemari Kicker - Quick Master -Naked Trance Mix-
Stage 2 Days - にゃんだふる55 marble version - 華爛漫 -Flowers- - the keel (Nu-Style Gabba mix) - SPICY PIECE (Ryu☆Remix)
Stage 3 Dance to Blue - カーニバルの主題による人形のためのいびつな狂想曲 - SigSig - たまゆら - 大見解の新見解
Stage 4 タンバリンビーツ - HAGOROMO - CHIP'N'RIDDIM - Blind Justice ~Torn souls, Hurt Faiths~ - 繚乱ヒットチャート
Outdoors' stage Left: バイキングマン - 20,november - V
Right: Little Rock Overture - 万物快楽理論 - ポルターガイスト
Above: シュレーディンガーの猫
Universe stage Have a good dream.
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
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
VALLIS-NERIA - I'm so Happy - BabeL ~Next Story~ - 恋はどう?モロ◎波動OK☆方程式!! - Playing With Fire - 8 -eight- - True Blue - Sakura Mirage
INSECTICIDE - 朱と碧のランページ - 打打打打打打打打打打 - 鬼天 - HAVOX - 量子の海のリントヴルム - 灼熱Beach Side Bunny - ΕΛΠΙΣ - ドーパミン
伐折羅-vajra- - Virtual Bit - 爆なな☆てすとロイヤー - アキネイション - 踊るフィーバーロボ - JOMANDA - If - Boss Rush - 恋歌疾風!かるたクイーンいろは
Rebellio - We Go Down - Concertino in Blue - Glitter Flatter Scatter - cobalt - НУМЛ - RHYZING BEAT - Evans - Chrono Diver -PENDULUMs- - ECHIDNA
Sulk - Midnight City Warfare - †渚の小悪魔ラヴリィ~レイディオ† - Yum Yum Sweetie - MODEL FT4 - V - Übertreffen - 蛇神 - Harmonia - ENDYMION
Nebulas - αρχη - 卑弥呼