Song Connections / Remixes
- Followed up with a sequel, Hitch Hiker2, in AC 4th style.
- Combined with Hitch Hiker2 to make Hitch Hiker (Long Drive Mix) in the History of beatmania IIDX CD. It was also combined with the original Hitch Hiker on the good-cool Super Collection: beatmania & pop'n music CD.
- Marks the first appearance of Kana.
Music Production Info
Commentary by dj TAKA:
This song symbolizes the musical direction of 2nd style, and feels like cheerful, fun happy hand bag. Combined with the video, you should feel like you're ready to take a trip while playing it~ The composer is good-cool, and it's his first time making music for us. He has a sort of knack for being able to put together a good song like this with pretty unimpressive musical equipment. I hope the sort of people that say "You can't do anything with that sort of equipment!" can learn to follow in his footsteps. It looks like we'll be seeing more work from good-cool in the future.
Video Production Info
I was aiming for a positive, road trip sort of feel for this video, so I used a colorful picture of a hitch-hiking girl. So, our heroine is drawn with a sort of nostalgic, older style anime sense to her, and I was really at ease drawing her in this sort of cheerful, lively style, but since I tried to have her match the image of the song, I think I may have given her too much luggage ... Still, if you take the video as a whole, it's a lot more specific to the song than a lot of IIDX videos up until now have been. It's very cheerful and refreshing with a rhythmical groove, and I tried to give it just the right amount of skillful overdrive, and I think you'll get a nice sensation of comfortable speed while playing. Rather than a long trip where you don't ever have quite enough money for food and travel expenses, it's like going to an arena around here (exciting & cheery & heart-pounding).