BeForU, 2007

BeForU was an all girl J-pop band created in 2000 for the Konami music simulation games (Dance, dance, revolution, Pop'n Music, Drumania/Guitar freaks, beatmania).



Konami and Toshiba Emi, a famous Japanese agency held an audition for forming an all girl pop group to produce soundtracks for their games. Naoki Maeda, the producer for Konami was there and ended up choosing the girls. Four girls ended up winning the audition and became the 1st generation of the group. A contest was later held to determine the name of the group. The winner of the contest supposedly recieved a CD. The winner was BeForU which was a play on words of the popular D.D.R. song B4U.[1]

Other Suggested Names
VISION 4/N.H, Arrow/Blue, QUA-D-SIRE/H, INFINI/M.S, Vectors/S.T, Taiyo and the Cisco む - it is being and/or being Max and/or being Revolution omitting, TMR /A.O, R-EVOLUTiON/O, BRILLIANT LADY/H.R, Brilliant 4/N.K, CANVAS/HIBIKI, FourN! /Y.T, Link Star s /O.H, Force/K.H, A-CRE/M.K, Centurys/Mochix, Brilliant Dream/K.K, SOULS/A.R, Seek/T.T, Dancing daughter. /O.S, 4-s arrow angels/S.T, CUTE REVOLUTIONARIES/S.Y, 4 Re-D's/W.S, BRILLIANT ANGELS/N.K, Private Princesses/S.K, NEWTOPIA/A.S, B4-limit/N.K, BEAT GeneratorS/T.S, Arrows/M.T, Rosso/Y.A, SpeedyRavers/N, Nacross/M.Y, B-Generation/F.H, Sparcal/O.T, コナミング daughter. /A, Sweet Strawberry Shake! /S.T, D.D.R.N.A./M.Y, Chance Chance Recreation/Y.Y, WHITE/K.T, Venus/Fe-R, 4STARS/A.M, Blue Futures/K.T, ETERNAL DANCE/O.Y, 4 girls of Naoki's vocal/I.F, Dream dance revolutions/S.H, PARADISE/K, Dynamite daughter. /M, コナミボ - カルガ - ルズ /Y.N RAMDOM RAVE/H.M, Dance girl revolution /F, NURSE ANGEL/N.T, Kirara/N.M, DREAM DANCE RAVE/M.K, Na - Gi2001 /I.Y, Fortune /M.T, DRYICE/S.T, Maiden works/M.J, Splendid over/K.T, SUNNIFER/K.H, Over Sonic Ravers/I.K, Miracle-four/K.Y, フリッツ /M.A, Seraphic STEP/M.T, セルフィース /N.K, B4D (Brilliant 4 Dancers) /N.H, PEARL ANGEL/K.Y, Beatlovers/F.Y, HOLY SEILANE/Y.S, TYPE0 /W.H, Fairy Sphinx/T.T, FRESH /T, D4G/K.H, FeeL IN/T.G, Revolutionary Magic/W.S, FUTURE VISION/Y.A, Entrance /I.K, Daisuki/Y.Y, Dancing Angels/S.A, DD-reaction/Y.Y, DASH chance/Y.Y, EXtreme/S.S, Wonder 4 (Wonderful) /H, N.C.R/A.Y, L.D.A.(LibertyDanceAngels) /O.K, 4 arrow/W.H, DD giRls/S.Y, DANCEABLE STEPS/K.T, D.HAPPY/M.T, NAVIGATOR/M.K, Dancin' 4 Revolution/H.W, IRiS/M.S, Dr.Dragon Rave/M.F, WISH/N.T, Case/M.Rさん、 D-Raver's/N.Sさん、SHINE/N.Tさん、 Brilliant Blue/Y.Yさん、 COTTON THE DRE@M/H.Mさん、 4th field/N.Kさん、 R-girls(REVORUTIONtic girls)/F.Dさん、 planet luv/Mさん、 STEP LOVERS/T.Mさん、 SKY/M.Yさん、 SSR/T.Kさん、 Maiden Pattern/M.Dさん、 Dance 4 Force/O.Tさん、 RYNS/S.Tさん、 D.D.R.dreams 21/S.Sさん、 I like/T.Dさん、 BrillianT'A DreaM/H.Mさん、 4-TUNE/DAIさん、 C.S.D.(Can't Stop Dacing !!)/T.Gさん、 DiNGO-PA/S.Hさん、


There song Dive was heavily promoted prior to the release of D.D.R. 5th mix. It had previously appeared on D.D.R. Extra Mix. Dive was later deemed a success and the group continued to produce work.


BeForU released their first studio album title "BeForU" It sold 20,000 copies, making it their highest selling release period. It was also the first and only album to feature Maehara Shiyuna.


Shiyuna left the group to pursue her studies. Her departure caused the 2nd generation auditions to happen. This time, the second generation auditions weren't limited to girls only. And while they were originally planning on adding 2 members, somewhere along the way, there was a tie for either 1st or 2nd place.

Former Members

BeForU 1st Generation

BeForU 2nd Generation

BeForU 3rd Generation








  • Was originally created to produce soundtracks for video games.
  • There was no real leader of BeForU but the leader was often assumed to be Riyu or Yoma.
  • Maehara Shiyuna was the only member not to get a solo song.
  • Kosaka Riyu wrote some of the BeForU songs.


  • BeForU, 2000
  • BeForU, 2003
  • BeForU Next Winners, 2004