Weekly BEnama News #162: BEMANI MUSIC AWARDS 2016 & Year-End Special!

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On 2016’s final BEMANI Namahousou, a.k.a. BEnama (BE生) plenty of guest composers were on hand, including (left to right)…

PON, DJ TOTTO, U1-ASAMi, Nekomata Master, (Tanaka-san), L.E.D., wac, Gekidan Record(!), and Sota Fujimori:

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Up first was the quick announcement of a new REFLEC BEAT Quest song, which will appear on Jan 1st:

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MUSECA will also get 3 new songs and matching Graficas soon (no date revealed)

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YATSUZAKI HARDCORE, friends of RoughSketch, got a jubeat and REFLEC BEAT plus pack as well this week:

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In other jubeat plus news, Hold Notes have been added to the game, along with two charts featuring them. The 3 jukebeat free songs have also been ported to the Japanese version as a free download:

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Finally, CHALLENGE SCRATCH 44 will debut on 12/30, with a new transplant song, PHQUASE’s RHYZING BEAT (from Qubell) :

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The eAMUSEMENT App’s 3rd Anniversary has also brought a special present: Card Stickers! Available to download here:

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Finally, Sound Voltex’s qualifiers have started today, which means all BEMANI games have now started. Quiz Magic Academy has not, surprisingly…
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As we already know, there are some bonuses available in IIDX, DDR, and GITADORA for participants:

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A quick look back at the year’s past major events and releases:

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Next up, everyone wrote their kanji-of-the-year:

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L.E.D.: 忍 (shinobu) – ninja

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Nekomata Master: 服 (fuku) – clothes

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And, nyan…

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wac: 鬱 (utsu) – depressed

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DJ TOTTO: 初 (hatsu) – first

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Gekidan Record: 水 (mizu) – water

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U1-ASAMi: 挑 (idomu) – try/challenge

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PON: 参 (san) – join/arrive

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Sota: 失 (shitsu) – loss

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And up to the year’s main event, the BEMANI MUSIC AWARDS 2016!

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First up: User ranking (from the eAMUSEMENT App)

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3rd place was a tie – but congrats to ARM and Attack The Music vocalist Nicole Curry!!!

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Triple Counter took the 1st place spot, but there was no one to receive the award!

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Next up was Konami/BEMANI staff’s ranking:

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Wait a sec, 1st place again?! Congrats!

Due to the surprise result, PON instead sang a karaoke version of Good bye, Summer!

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Finally, the SUKI MUSIC Ranking TOP 30 for the entire year:

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Before the #1 spot was revealed, a quick PICK UP! was announced:

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AND THEN AKHUTA DID A THING:

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Congrats to him for his 2nd PICKUP! award:

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Finally, the top spot went to the 5th KAC REFLEC BEAT Boss song, Rebellio!

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DJ TOTTO proudly accepted the award…

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…and then treated viewers to an interesting freestyle rap version of the song:

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As a surprise, Tanaka-san got the “BEnama Staff Choice – Best MC” Award:

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Of course, he had to sing, and there’s only one song that it could possibly be…

FLOWER:

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Finally, the whole crew performed 恋歌疾風!かるたクイーンいろは from pop’n music:

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And that’s all for this year!

If you’ve read this far, thank you so much for following our news, BEMANI, and BEnama coverage this year. It’s been a pleasure! 2017 will be even better, so check back regularly! And of course, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for the latest updates!

 

See you!~

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Paul Richardson

Hi, I'm AceJay. I couldn't play enough BEMANI in America, so I moved to Japan. Started with DDR and IIDX, and still going strong after 12+ years. Also #1 SLAKE fan.

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