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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Song of the Week! 22 November 2014

Hmm...what to feature for today....*thinks* I feel like doing a Namco Original today. Maybe something hard? Here goes then.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hakurei Shrine Reitaisai: King of Touhou Contest (Taiko round) Winners and more!

Reitaisai is next Monday (public holiday in Japan)! A quick post about the upcoming event appearance of Taiko!

First the announcement of the winning songs of the King of Touhou contest (Taiko round) is just out. Congratulations to the following composers/circles and looking forward to see you in game with the charts!

Reitaisai Prize (例大祭賞)
  •  ムーンダスト 東方Projectアレンジ GET IN THE RING
    Moondust Touhou Project Arrange; GET IN THE RING
Touhou Taiko Prize (東方太鼓賞)
  •  花月夜 東方Projectアレンジ Yonder Voice
    Hanatsukiyo Touhou Project Arrange; Yonder Voice
  •  Cheerful Flyer 東方Projectアレンジ 十六神数 Touhou Project Arrange; Juuroku Shinsuu
These songs will be added as limited playable tunes only in the Reitaisai period, so catch them while you can! Meanwhile, the cabinet can now show what status a song has (Limited/First-hand).
In general event organization, here's what the Taiko area will feature: the trial cabinets, a section to vote for the Namco Sounds x Touhou Arrangement event (and get the limited coaster), a corner to only get the Marisa outfit without playing (not sure why won't you play though), and a photo spot.
The photo spot is, of course, for you to take photos with Taiko and Touhou elements. As an added bonus, tweet your photos with the designated hashtags and show to the staff, and you stand a chance to get a limited clear file. So that's two physical things to take home!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Extra Snowman gift!

Today's the release day of Taiko no Tatsujin: Tokumori for Wii U, and with it the free DLC song 'Do You Want To Build A Snowman?' is made available for both Tokumori and its 3DS little brother.

The song isn't all you're getting for free though, what Namco never mentioned was that it also comes with two costume pieces, a Snowman (ゆきだるま) headpiece and a Snow Dress (ゆきのドレス) body! That means if you decide to download everything released for Taiko 3DS2 today, you're essentially getting seven songs, one Ura chart and two costume pieces for 540 yen (tax inclusive)!

Now that's value for money!

Also interesting to note, the costume description for the Snow Dress is 'すこしさむくないたドン!' (The cold never bothered me anyway ta-don!). Man. All these Frozen references, haha.

Across Japan: November Tourney Results and Work Those Sticks


Assuming you would have no time to care anything other than Wii U2 release, let's make it quick. November's Facebook Tournament has Sesan from Korea (South, presumably) taking the cake in the Oni department with the only Full Combo in the list. The Taiko Team has gone in the numbers and found that this expert player has attempted no less than 100 times during the tourney period. A round of applause for the determination and the results! Muzukashii department saw Guruguru from Taiwan securing top rank. Is it just me (and the Team) or are a lot of players pick Detarame on the course this time?

Quickly we move on to next month's schedule:
  • Song candidate announcement: December 3
  • Tournament period: December 6~14
  • Results announcement: December 17
No relation to the Tourney, but Asian Donders can celebrate Japan's Labor Thanksgiving Day with fellow Japanese Donders on November 23, with Hataraku 2000 also unlocking for that day and that day only.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Descent of the Last Boss! Taiko no Tatsujin Collaborates with Sachiko Kobayashi

Taiko no Tatsujin is collaborating with singer Sachiko Kobayashi (小林幸子)! Other than being an enka singer with decades of experience, since recently she even embraced the new culture and got quite active of NicoNico Douga, performing covers of famous Vocaloid songs and more.

Relatedly, the song of the collaboration is Sachi Sachi ni Shite Ageru ♪ (さちさちにしてあげる♪), from her mini-album of the same name released just this August in Summer Comiket (86th). If the song title reminds you of anything, you'd probably be right because it is a cover of the Vocaloid classic Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru ♪ (which is also on Taiko) with different lyrics and style. Check out the official PV on Nicovideo!

The song will hit arcade, console and smartphone Taiko no Tatsujin games at different times starting from Spring 2015. Kobayashi will also appear in-game as dancer, even changing her outfit in the middle, true to her "Last Boss" nickname. The outfit design to be used will be openly decided via a contest later.

太鼓の達人 どんとかつの時空大冒険
The "outfit" is just a quick placeholder here, but that is approximately how it would look.

Namco's original press release

Monday, November 17, 2014

Taiko Wii U2 Update Post

Are we gonna go for it? Choo-choo goes the hype train for Wii U2!

Last update: Nov 20 | No of updates: 26 | No. of songs: 106/100Wii U2 Song List

First Video: Tokyo Soda 8Bit Edit

Hmm, no other place is comfortable about releasing their Wii U2 furage. Are we to hold back too? For now we stick to legitimate releases, like the first video of the new Namco Original Tokyo Soda 8Bit Edit (東京ソーダ 8Bit Edit).

At a moderately high BPM, Tokyo Soda 8Bit Edit is a 8★ features some long and complex streams, not unlike Mahou no Kissaten or G Ishiki Kajou in terms of technical fitnesse. And is it a trend to include very far ending notes? If you have seen a previous livestream, that ending katsu-katsu was included in the preview MV, and made quite a commotion in the comments.

The video also shows the new Cabinet Ranking system in action, including the ranking plates and ranking update. The ranking update reuses a sound effect from the Wii (U) games! The player must've been very early to play, securing quick 1st and 2nd places.