Do you know about “BEnama?” (BE生) It’s KONAMI’s weekly livestream broadcast every Wednesday night (JST) to showcase what’s new in the BEMANI arcade scene, updates, and other information. Unfortunately, for the American BEMANI fanbase that means waking up at 6:30am EST/3:30PST. (Are you one of those hardcore enough to do so? Sound off in the comments down below.)
For everyone else, I’ll be summarizing the events that unfold each week. This week, guests Yu_Asahina (composer [ who started playing the keyboard at age 10!]), Nanahira (“Denpa” vocalist), and FALL (KAC MÚSECA Champion) joined the usual host “Tanaka from PR” to highlight some new updates, songs, and more coming to KONAMI’s latest music game, MÚSECA.
After a quick introduction of the guests, a major system update was announced!
There were also four new licensed songs announced from EXIT TUNES and DWANGO:
- ロストワンの号哭 / Neru
- だんだん早くなる / 40mP
- パケットヒーロー / MARETU
- アスノヨゾラ哨戒班 / Orangestar
These are all available 2/11 at 7am JST.
In addition, since they were used in the KAC finals, the following 6 songs have been unlocked as default songs for a seemingly limited time:
- Redshift / technoplanet
- Paradission / BlackY
- [AZAKA] / 源屋
- Metsysralos / 庭師
- モノノアハレに哭く桜 / 柳田
- 片翼のディザイア / Endorfin.
Finally, all charts from levels 1-7 have been unlocked by default for all players. Price drops for shop songs and items are also in effect.
Next up was Pop’n Music, with 3 new songs announced.
New story mode song:
- DEVIL’s Magic / MIKOTO
Pop’n Original Song Contest winners:
- よりみち♡みすてりあっ / クリスP（Sound Libero）feat.山本梨乃
- SYMPHONY FROM ZERO / winddrums
In BeatStream, we have the return of BEAST HACKER mode, and Nightmare charts. Both of these have been made much easier to access and play compared to the original BeatStream.
2 new crossovers and a brand new song were also announced as part of the HAPPY♡Valentine Campaign. Play one round and get one song!
- 打打打打打打打打打打 / ヒゲドライバー feat. SELEN
- 地方創世☆チクワクティクス / 日向美ビタースイーツ♪
- SPACE VILLAGE / サイバー劇レコ
Finally, before BEnama, two songs were revealed in GITADORA Tri-Boost:
- True Love and Valentines / 古川もとあき feat. Thomas Howard Lichtenstein (revival)
- 水月鏡花のコノテーション / 日向美ビタースイーツ♪
The following song is now available to unlock in the ROCK WAVE Stamp Rally:
- 異常震域 / OSTER project
That’s it for this week’s new songs. I’ll be back next week with more!