Sapuraizu Doraibu



First included in Taiko no Tatsujin: Kimidori Version
Notechart by Arihotto
Song data
Released December 3, 2014
Genre(s) J-Pop
Performed by Mitsuru Matsuoka EARNEST DRIVE
Lyrics by Shoko Fujibayashi
Composed by tatsuo
Arranged by tatsuo
Label Avex Trax (Avex Group)
In fictional works
Featured in Kamen Rider Drive
Type Opening theme song

"SURPRISE-DRIVE" (Japanese: SURPRISE-DRIVE, Sapuraizu Doraibu) is a song performed by the limited-time music group Mitsuru Matsuoka EARNEST DRIVE.

About the song

The band was consists of Mitsuru Matsuoka of SOPHIA as vocalist, tatso of everset as guitarlist, Jun-ji as drummer and Ikuo as bassist. The Maxi-single CD "SURPRISE-DRIVE" was released under the avex trax label on December 3, 2014.

It was the opening theme song for the 2014-2015 TV tokusatsu series Kamen Rider Drive. This is the third time Matsuoka performed the song for the Kamen Rider series, following SOPHIA's song Cod-e ~E no Ango~ (Used as the ending theme song for the direct-to-video tokusatsu Kamen Rider W Returns: Kamen Rider Eternal, where Matsuoka stars as Kasumi Daido/Kamen Rider Eternal.)

On the arcade platforms, the song was first introduced in the Japanese version of Taiko no Tatsujin: Kimidori Version since version 11.06 update and in the Asia version of Taiko no Tatsujin: Murasaki Version since launch. It was first introduced in Taiko no Tatsujin: Don and Katsu's Space-time Adventure as a DLC song on the console platforms.

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Difficulty Rating Combo
Easy ★ x 3 50
Normal ★ x 4 98
Hard ★ x 6 286
Oni / Extreme ★ x 7 341


Please be aware that the following is for the TV-size version of the song as it was originally featured in the anime/video game series.
Japanese Kanji Japanese Rōmaji English Translation
雨上がり Break Cloud 隙間から
Alright そろそろ行こうか
Ameagari Break Cloud sukima-kara
Aozora ga te maneki shiteru
Alright sorosoro ikou ka
After the rain, from the break in the clouds
The blue sky is beckoning
Alright, let's get going
誰かが言うLogic 信じない
High Time 始まりを探して
Dare ka ga iu Logic shinji nai
Chokkan wa shinjite itai
High Time hajimari wo sagashite
I don't believe in other people's logic
I want to believe in my instincts
It's high time we search for the beginning
Fire Up, Ignition
ヘビィーなプレッシャー ぶっ壊して
Fire Up, Ignition
Heavy-na Pressure bukkowashite Accel fumikome
Fire Up, Ignition
The pressure's heavy
but break through and step on the accelerator!
Surprise 世界中が Drive! (It's faster than ever)
Feelin' High 目覚めるような (Drivin' Show me)
始まる 運命には (keep chasin' forever)
Back Gearはない... All we need is "Drive"
Surprise sekai-chu ga Drive (It's faster than ever)
Feelin’High mezameru you na (Drivin' Show me)
Hajimaru unmei ni wa (keep chasin' forever)
Back Gear wa nai... All We Need Is ”DRIVE”
Surprise, the world is on a drive (It's faster than ever)
Feelin' High like I've just awakened (Drivin' Show me)
Once we've begun our fate... (keep chasin' forever)
There's no way to go back... All we need is "DRIVE"

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