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Naoki Maeda
Reference

Debut

DDR 5thMIX

Birthday

April 28

Age

48 (DDR 5thMIX-EXTREME 2/STRIKE!)
50 (DDR Hottest Party 2-DDR II)

Height

6'0"

Weight

155 lbs

Blood Type

AB+

Hometown

Osaka, Japan

Hobbies and Favorite Things

Freedom, Spicy food,
manuevering robots, Playing heroic,
Dancing

Dislikes

Jealousy, Silence

Website

http://beatrevolution.i-revo.jp/terra/index.html (New TËЯRA official site)

Naoki Maeda (前田 尚紀), better known as NAOKI (born April 28, 1969), is one of BEMANI's most recognizable artists. Starting off in Konami in 1996, Naoki would later become the sound director of the DanceDanceRevolution arcade series for four years, along with his other work on other BEMANI series. He also became the producer of some recent DDR titles like DanceDanceRevolution MUSIC FIT, as well as a new project named DanceMasters/DanceEvolution. In 2012, he left Konami as a way to start his independent music career.

From his game appearance in Dance Dance Revolution 5thMIX up to DanceDanceRevolution II, he and U1 appears as hidden dancing characters.

Games in order of appearance:

Character AppearanceEdit

In Dance Dance Revolution 5thMIX up to Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME 2/STRIKE!, as a secret character alongside U1, Naoki appears to have medium length red hair, brown eyes and wears a brown cowboy hat, he wears a white cowboy button shirt which is just below the thighs with blue lines in both sides of his button shirt that shows his stomach, red hipster pants and fashionable red and black sneakers. He also wears a red scarf on his neck.

In DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 2, his hair is cut short and his hair color changed to blonde and has full fringes on his head.

He was later seen wearing a black vest under a white long sleeved loose button shirt which it exposes his stomach similar to U1's, black pants and white and black fashionable shoes. He also wears a purple scarf that hangs loose on his neck.

In DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3, he is now seen wearing a black short jacket under a golden yellow undershirt, brown cargo pants and black boots. His hair color changed to gray and silver.

In DanceDanceRevolution I and DanceDanceRevolution II, His outfit that he wears is now a white Gothic style formal jacket under a white buttoned shirt with a purple
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Naoki (in his character appearance) next to N.M.R

ribbon on the collar, white pants and shoes.

TriviaEdit

  • Naoki in his character appearance under his main alias NAOKI throughout the game as the secret playable character are different than in his real life appearance of himself as the music producer. His 5thMIX appearance is based off his real life appearance of himself which his hair color is auburn until he dyed his hair to blonde which he based off his character in Hottest Party 2.
  • He and Charmy share the same dislike of silence.

AliasesEdit

  • NAOKI - Main alias.
  • NAOKI underground - Used mostly for hard techno songs like INSERTiON and tokyoEVOLVED.
  • NAOKI J-STYLE - Used for Kiss me all night long.
  • NM
  • N.M.R
  • NMR runners
  • 100-200-400 - Used only for Fascination MAXX.
  • 180
  • 190
  • 190'
  • 200
  • 270
  • 290
  • Ω
  • Z
  • ZZ
  • DE-SIRE
  • DE-SIRE改 (DE-SIRE alterative)
  • Reven-G
  • Reven-G改 (Reven-G alterative)
  • RE-VENGE
  • STONE BROS.
  • TËЯRA (member of, with jun)

DanceDanceRevolution SongsEdit

To be added later.

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