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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Song of the Week! 13 February 2016


Once again, Valentine's Day is drawing closer (and I have this funny feeling of deja-vu in my mouth), meaning that lovers around the world are ready to deliver tasty treats to their soulmate.

But whether's the case of girls giving treats to boys (in Japan) or the other way around in the rest of the world, one thought reigns supreme in the most gluttonous of lovers...

Thursday, February 11, 2016

First Video: Kagayaki o Motomete



輝きを求めて Kagayaki o Motomete Versus (5/6/6/8; 471 notes on Oni)

The first of the shop preliminary enters White ver. around Japan today! At an initial 80BPM and then a flat 200BPM throughout, the notechart is a rather simple mix of mostly triple and 5-hits, and is not too taxing for a first candidate song outside the speed.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Namco Taiko Blog (February 10 2016): Official Livestream #12 WCS2016 Special and White ver. Update (V5.07)


The first of the two Namco Taiko Blog is about official release of Google Play's Plus STH, which we already did a lot of reportage before this, so we'll skip a lot here.

And so the remainder of our post will be dedicated to the other things that is actually new: a WCS2016-centric official Taiko Team livestream (#12), and the upcoming version update with some serious new stuff coming February 25!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Feature: How to Play Synchronica


Seeing Taiko no Tatsujin and Synchronica are getting more and more closely collaborating, it is time that we at least brief you on how to play this new game, so that you have some head-start initiation to get those collaboration effort goodies.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

AkeOme!!!+SotsuOme


The AkeOme!!!+SotsuOme (アケオメ!!!+そつおめ) album is one of the rarest collectible items from the Taiko no Tatsujin series, as it could be purchased only in occasion of the 2016 edition of Niconico's Tokaigi gaming convention.

The main feature of the mini-album is that each of the featured Namco Original songs's name begin with one of the letters of the album's actual name, including the + and explanation points as well. Much like for the Soraior Version Premium Soundtrack CD, the mini-album features Vocal-only and Prototype versions, for the album's last 2 tracks respectively.

First Video: Taiko Plus STH Hands-on!


As an accompanying feature for our Plus STH launch details post, here are a few selected "first moments"-type videos of the new Google Play release of Taiko no Tatsujin. Be it you are planning to [METHOD REDACTED] or [METHOD REDACTED], these should show you what to expect of the general gameplay, Fukubiki and reward systems, and how to obtain more songs (or at least where to get them - none of the videos we found actually purchased the plans).

And some more details to note:

  • Log in daily (resets daily at 04:00) for additional points and other rewards!
  • You can obtain individual songs from the GTH plans for free with the coins you get from trying apps or other offers. Current songs for this include Natsu Matsuri, A Cruel Angel's Thesis, Angel Dream and Hyakka Ryouran. With this method, each song can be played for either 7 days (150 points) or 30 days (300 points).
  • Plus STH (and also normal STH for those Japan-exclusive smartphone content plans) has used the new-generation Bachio Sensei ending congratulations, unlike the iOS Plus that still uses the Wii-incarnate of the thing.

Enough said, see two more of these videos after the jump!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Site Announcement: 2nd Lyrics Feature Request Poll, the Pre-poll!

Addendum (2016/2/6): Let's put a cutoff date to the pre-poll, because it has to end somewhere. Please submit your suggestions by February 10! And feel free to leave more than one suggestion (we will pan them out afterwards to make it fair enough for everyone).

...Pheonix, Eringi, Neh Oshiete... yup we have all of the 1st Lyrics Feature Request Poll candidates done and scheduling! Yay for us able to finish something for real!

Now while the remaining six Lyrics Features of the first poll are being panned out for release in the coming weeks, let's go forward and start thinking about the next! Like the first, the 2nd Lyrics Feature Request Poll will be having 16 songs to vote for, and one Lyrics Feature will be coming out every two weeks on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, generally avoiding crashing dates with our other Features like Sympho-neighbors.

And for that, we need your song suggestions! Leave them down below for this pre-poll and we might include up to 8 reader suggestions, chosen by popularity and technical feasibility (best are Wii/Wii U/OST-confirmed lyrics, but we at least need a speculative set to work with).
Addendum (2016/1/13): As always, suggesting at any other place you can reach us (chatbox, Facebook, Twitter, email) is also accepted.

With your suggestions, we will be starting the main poll on Monday, February 15. The batch of new Lyrics Features will be starting in mid-March, right after the final Feature of the last poll, being Neh Oshiete (which is my top choice personally but oh god why it has zero votes).