|First included in||Taiko no Tatsujin: Kimidori Version|
|Released||December 3, 2014|
|Performed by||Mitsuru Matsuoka EARNEST DRIVE|
|Lyrics by||Shoko Fujibayashi|
|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.
List of games
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Kimidori Version (JP ver. 11.06) (JP only) (Debut)
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Murasaki Version (SEA ver. 0.07)
- Taiko no Tatsujin: White Version
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Red Version
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Yellow Version (Removed on June 28, 2017 on both JP/SEA version)
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Don and Katsu's Space-time Adventure (DLC) (JP only)
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Tokumori! (DLC)
- 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|