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Monday, May 2, 2016

When Life Gives You Ditched Flights: Wii U3 Buddy Attack Mode

Brought to you by tetsu's Golden Week 2016 Poll.

What happens if you were catching a flight to Hawaii with your family on last call, and an unfortunate banana peel throws you uncontrollably rolling way off course and missing the flight all alone? Well, for Kat-chan he took a whole Wii U game's "story mode" protagonist for himself, trying to befriend the little critters (and no so little ones too) in a nearby street.

Big quotation marks around "story mode" because the only story bits are the opening sequence above, and an ending-plus-credits roll that comes at the very end.

Sonority Scouts - Hakurei Shrine's Musical Troopers / 2016 Edition

With the yearly Niconico Chokaigi event coming and leaving once again, the very next public outing rhythm game fans are looking forward to is this Sunday's yearly Hakurei Shrine Reitasai, chugging in the same limited content that whas also featured at Chokaigi while also crankinking things up to 11 for selected franchises!

We've already seen what Taiko gaming has in storm for the event, as well as the Uta-Matsuri's collaboration song coming to multiple music game franchises at the same time... but what about the more in-house efforts of the non-Taiko parties? Strap yourselves in, 'cause we're in for a doozy!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Song of the Week! 30 April 2016

In occasion of this year's Golden Week, we're doubling our monthly dose of Ura Oni features with something that's... truly golden-related!

Twitter Snippets (28 April 2016) - Merchandising!

Before our usual Saturday feature, here's a little something for the most avid of Taiko collectors out there! Bandai Namco's LaLaBit Marked online store for Bandai Namco ID holders now has three extra Taiko-themed articles: Tatsu-Don T-shirts, Don-Chan wrist-holders and Tatsu-Don towels! All three items will also be available during the (now running) Tokaigi '16 event's Bandai Namco booth.

We also take advantage of this tweet-related post to warn you another kind of merchandising that has been popping on theOfficial Donder website's home page for a few weeks (link). In occasion for the 15th Anniversary of Taiko gaming, Banpresto has released a trio of Taiko-related keychains for the most avid of crane players, starring the Taiko siblings and the Studio Ghibli-spawn character Mouchu.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Across Japan (April 28 2016): Expected Release is Expected

And following the rest of the WCS2016 schedule is this, plus the normally slated DonChare regular unlock... wait none of the 8.17 songs at all?

New Songs: April 29
  • Onigiri wa Doko Kashira♪ Yomii feat. Hatsune Miku Same day as Japan
  • Kokorobo Ujico* Same day as Japan
New Songs: May 1
  • Shin Garyoutensei
And in case you think you miss anything in the coming week, please note that the AC0 Asia Facebook Page will also go with the Golden Week offs, and be back with the April tournament results on May 10 (already massively delayed, they apologized), and the new month's tournament song choice on May 11. The whole May tournament is also pushed a bit back to May 14~22 and the results on the 25th (hopefully on time this time).

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Taiko Plus/STH: Puzzle & Dragons Collab Score Attack and GTH Adds

太鼓の達人プラス × パズル&ドラゴンズ(パズドラ) コラボイベント

In which the additions for AC0 turned out to be a preface of what's coming now: the first Score Attack event for Android Plus STH (and iOS, duh)!

Gyakkyoku Tori Houdai Adds: April 28

  • Kibun Joujou↑↑ (Popular Song Plan)
  • database feat.TAKUMA(10-FEET) Log Horizon (Popular Song Plan)
  • Reviver (Tatsujin Plan)
  • Jikuuchou Jikuu 1-ka feat. unmo (Tatsujin Plan)
Puzzle & Dragons Collab Score Attack
(Disclaimer: tetsu has no idea what the PazuDora names mean, he just copied them from somewhere)

Defeat the five bosses including Extreme King Metal Tamadra and Green Gleaming Star Kirin, Sakuya by gathering score on the seven Puzzle & Dragons tunes, all for a slew of rewards coming to both iOS and Android Plus/STH! PazuDora Pack is also re-available for the iOS. Event ends May 9 12:00.

Target Songs
  • Walking Through The Towers (limited free/PazuDora Pack)
  • Unite The Force (Console debut at GTH)
  • Holding Hands (Console debut at GTH)
  • Fight the Fanatics (PazuDora Pack)
  • Kessen!! PazuDora Z (PazuDora Pack)
  • A New Journey (PazuDora Pack)
  • The Orb Festival (PazuDora Pack)
  • 2 billion: A New Journey limited free release
  • 7 billion: PazuDora x Taiko wallpaper, theme etc. from Fukubuki
  • 10 billion: The Orb Festival limited free release
  • 20 billion: Princess Valkyrie and Incarnation of Kirin, Sakuya outfits from Fukubiki
  • 25 billion: Red Dragon Caller, Sonia and Goddess of Power, Kali outfits from Fukubiki

First Video: April's Last CreoFuga Song Couple

 Onigiri wa Doko Kashira♪ (おにぎりはどこかしら♪) Yomii feat. Hatsune Miku (5/7/8/9; 856 notes on Oni)

Yomii's second Taiko song finally comes to town as the third and last Vocaloid winner track from the latest CF contest, as well as the (slightly) most voted song for the Donder's Choice award. If D's Adventure Note is still clear in your mind, some of those note pattern tropes showcased by its Oni mode might sound familiar to players, ranging from long clusters to Kat-exclusive portions in an overall slower and easier blend.

 Kokorobo (ココロボ) Ujico* (3/4/6/10; 620 notes on Oni)

Joining the weird circle of modern 10-star Oni with low notecounts (hello, Suuhaa) is Ujico*'s creation, checking in with selected cluster formations which are easily suitable to grant hard times for rookies trying to pass the song, due to -again- the slim error margin for the low note count.