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  • Fan Nickname:
    • Rapid Sky Notes in the same position, usually called "jackhammers" in Rhythm Game jargon, are often called "trains" due to looking like trains or train tracks. "DX Choseinou Full Metal Shojo" is perhaps best known for this, as the segments with these "trains" sound like literal trains.
    • "Axium Crisis", shortened to AC, is sometimes called "Air Conditioner".
    • "PRAGMATISM" gets the rather...interesting nickname of "Pregg".
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    • Nono gets referred to as "Scam-chan" because in this game, her advertised Skill of awarding 2525 Fragments on an EX grade is negated by her 0.5 Frag stat that reduces the reward to 25 Fragments, something that is not informed in-game until you unlock her.
  • Fanwork Ban:
    • Seemingly uniquely among rhythm games Arcaea's derivative works policy forbids the practice of using Arcaea songs in custom charts for other games (such as StepMania). This is most likely to be a measure against osu!, which by taking donations is technically for-profit, but does more damage to the regular hobbyist charter than anyone else.
    • In a variation of this, CK's official YouTube upload of the full version of "Nirv lucE" (one of the in-game songs) was taken down by lowiro because it had fanart of Kou in the video. While fanart and artists uploading their songs that they made for Arcaea are each not forbidden in and of itself, it seems to imply that CK broke some sort of agreement they had with lowiro in regards to uploading songs made for the game.
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    • Zigzagged when it comes to creating fan-made Arcaea charts. The developers put out a statement clarifying that they don't mind people making fanmades, so long as they're not for existing Arcaea songs and the software used to run these charts doesn't use copyrighted assets from the game (visual assets, code, etc). However, discussion of fanmade charts is still banned in the official Discord server.
  • Lying Creator: The game's description on Google Play and on the Apple App Store states that you can play anywhere and anytime without restriction or an Internet connection. While the game can be indeed played offline, doing so locks the player out of using Partners (and thus Skills), buying or spending Memories, and playing World Mode.
  • Marth Debuted in "Smash Bros.":
    • The CHUNITHM collaboration marks several firsts for the following:
      • "Ikazuchi", and "World Vanquisher" make their non-Asia Pacific debut. Previously, those two songs could at least be played in countries that carry maimai due to crossing over to that game. "Garakuta Doll Play", the third song of the pack, made its U.S. debut in Groove Coaster 2: Heavenly Festival.
      • The characters Chuni Penguin, Haruna Mishima, Nono Shibusawa, Regulus (MDA-21), Pandora Nemesis (MDA-XXX), and Brillante (E/S Primera) make their debuts outside of Japan.
      • The track "Teriqma" makes its non-Japan debut.
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    • The O.N.G.E.K.I. collab marks the international debut of four songs from that game, as well as the characters Luna (not to be confused with this game's Luna) and Mia.
  • Name's the Same:
    • wacca, the artist for the song art for "Libertas", is not to be confused with a certain Marvelous AQL rhythm game.
    • More or less invoked with the O.N.G.E.K.I. collab, which crosses over another character named Luna, and vice versa.
  • Official Fan-Submitted Content: The Sunset Radiance folder consists of songs that won a song submission contest. Another contest was hosted for 2020.
  • Promoted Fanboy:
    • Several members of the development team are already fans/players of Rhythm Games themselves, most notably Groove Coaster and CHUNITHM which the game had crossover events with. Ironically, none of the core team is based in Japan, which is the only country that the latter game can be played in, and CHUNITHM in particular is one of the most demanded Japan-only games by the non-Japan rhythm game community. Even more ironically, the 2020 version of the Arcaea/Chuni crossover adds more of the former's songs to the latter, and several members of the Arcaea team are based in the United States, which came under a near-global travel ban (including from Japan) due to its poor handling of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic, meaning that the American side of the team won't get to play the CHUNITHM charts of their own game's songs for a long time.
    • Two chart artists that debuted in Arcaea's 3.0 update, CERiNG and Exchwasion, were long-time Arcaea fans themselves.
  • Referenced by...: SEVEN's CODE has an April Fools' Day chart that, at one point, has floating tap and drag notes much like what this game has.
  • Short Run in Peru: The song "Auxesia" was first available to play in-game at Comiket 92 in Japan, on August 10 and 11, 2017. Note that none of the core staff is based in Japan. For 300 yen, visitors could purchase an unlock code that unlocked the song for their in-game accounts. Everyone who didn't go to Comiket or at least had a friend who could buy them an unlock code and send it to them had to wait until August 20, 2017 to buy the song.
  • Similarly Named Works:
    • The song "Singularity" by ETIA. shares the same name with a song by Vocaloid producer keisei. This actually created a problem when the former was crossed over into Groove Coaster, due to the latter song already being in the game; the problem was fixed by renaming the newer song as "Singularity -Binary Enfold-", referring to the Arcaea DLC pack it was introduced in. "Singularity" is also the name of an O.N.G.E.K.I. song by technoplanet, and unlike with the GC collab, no renaming was done when ETIA's song was crossed over to that game.
    • Cytus II also has a song called "Alexandrite", although by onoken rather than WAiKURO. Another song of the same name exists in Lanota, composed by brz1128.
  • Trolling Creator: Promotional material for the CHUNITHM collaboration clearly describe Nono's skill, which awards a whopping 2,525 Fragments for getting an EX rank. What said material doesn't tell you is her Frag stat of 0.5, dividing that bonus by 100.
  • Troubled Production: There was a fair bit of kerfluffle when it came to the Chinese localization of the game involving the way the story was translated involving outsourcing the translation to a third-party group but without being fully upfront about this, a lot of backlash over the localization that was misdirected at the translation lead, who was not being paid fully for their work while being made to meet extremely strict deadlines to revise the translations on their own terms. Eventually, the matter was considered settled by the translation lead when they received the remaining payment owed.
  • Uncredited Role: The game normally has some sort of chart designer credit for each combination of song and difficulty. Sometimes the chart credit is something specific to the song without giving any sort of hint to the charter's identity. However the charts for "Solitary Dream" do not have any sort of credit whatsoever.
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