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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Taiko Wii 3 Official Update post

All updates from Glaroid Room.
Will be updated whenever Glaroid Room posts something new.
Spoiler alert removed. The game's unofficially out and Youtube videos are coming. HQ will be put in separate posts once available.

31. Final update. Theremin Rhapsody and Ikasama Pirates were the final unlockables. Talk about getting us into suspense mode...Glaroid, you card. Anyway, that's one more song in Wii 3 than advertised, so it's all good. The whole song list is out. We're good to go! 71/70
30. Clarification on Joubutsu 2000. 万戈イム一一ノ十 is segments of kanji characters separated to form other words. 万戈 is 成, イム is 仏, and if you read 一一ノ十 vertically it's 二千 (two thousand). Therefore when put together it's  成仏二千 =  成仏2000. 'Joubutsu' means to go to heaven/ die peacefully.
29. Sanpo low quality Ura Oni video. It's the 1/6 equivalent of Yawaraka Ura!
28. Black Rose Apostle low-quality Oni video and Ura Oni video. This is pure insanity...
27. Another secret goodie sees the light of the day! Joubutsu2000 takes a step away from the "regular" 2000 succession with the japanes equal of numeration (from 万戈イム一一ノ十, the two lines mean 1, while ノ十 refers to a thousand). 69/70
26. Third last secret song is out! Doom Noiz, a game music from Galaga Legions. 10* Oni with 961 notes, Glaroid reports, hardest song in the game, worse than Black Rose, worse tham Metal Hawk BGM1. 68/70
25. Popcorn Parade finally unlocked. Oni 8*. 67/70
24. Sanpo Ura Oni (a.k.a Yawaraka Ura the 2nd) 9*, 816 notes. Kimi no Akari Ura Oni 8*, number of notes not mentioned.
23. Dajare de Oshare Ura Oni 8*, 714 notes, Metal Police Ura Oni 9*, 765 notes.
22. Saturday Taiko Fever Ura Oni also 9*, total 600 notes
21. Shunyuu~happy excursion~ Ura Oni 9*. First for the Kikyoku series. Total of 700 notes
20. 'しかし隠し曲が出ないです。どうしたものか。
テーマソングの解禁条件はなんとなく分かるとして他が謎で' Glaroid is at a loss on how to unlock Popcorn Parade XD
19. Taiko 14's remaining open Namco Original unlocked, NECOLOGY. Wow, played at 2am too. 67/70.
18. One old secret song, Neko Kujira. Powered up from the old map, is now Oni 8*. 66/70
17. Ikasama Pirates and Theremin Rhapsody may not be part of the song list, as they're only playable in Dream Taiko Land and not found on regular play mode. I'll increase the number of songs to be revealed for now. 65/70
16. Remember, the three secret songs yet to be revealed do not include Popcorn Parade!
15. New Super Mario Bros. Wii is 9* Oni, Sanpo Ura is also 9* Oni. Kimi no Akari's Ura is not known yet, but hopefully it's awesome.
14. Two old secret songs, Taiko Ranbu Kaiden and Namcot Medley from the Taiko DS1 era. 67/70
13. Black Rose Apostle has 876 beats on normal, and 914 on Ura Oni, and is poised to be the new generation Taiko hell. Screenshots of the Ura Oni mode (one, two <--what the hell ) and sound sample.
12. Black Rose Apostle is the secret song shown in Namco's cut-out screenshot from two weeks back
11. Bigger bombshell! At 99999 on the Taiko hit counter, the Ura Onis show up, but it's way, way bigger and better than any of us has ever expected. Ura Oni for existing songs Saturday Taiko Fever, No Way Back, Shunyuu~happy excursion~, Zeihen~transformation~, Haikei, Gakkou ni te..., Sanpo (the Totoro song), Dajare de Oshare, even Metal Police and Kimi no Akari! This is too good to be true...oh, and one new song from here, Black Rose Apostle. Also known as the new generation Taiko hell....with Ura mode and all! Screenshot here. Taiko Time Ura is MIA though. 65/70
10. Bombshell! Five secret songs in one go, and all of them should be music to fans' ears. Zeihen ~transformation~, Haikei, Gakkou ni te..., Kimi no Akari, Metal Police, Saturday Taiko Fever. Screenshot here. 64/70
9. Official lyrics for BE THE ACE, Dream Tide, Dajare de Oshare, Yumeiro Coaster and mint tears.
8. Two more ANCIENT secret songs, Off Rock and Jigoku no Taiko Jiten. Both have been upgraded and engorged with new notes, standing at 8* and 9* Oni. STILL....why all the revisiting of Taiko history? 59/70
7. Two old secret songs, BE THE ACE and oddly enough, Takkyu de Dakkyu. That wraps up the remaining de series songs...but what about the arcade 13/14 songs? 57/70
6. One new secret song, Alborada del Gracioso, 8* Oni in Classic. Come on, where are the wanted Namco Originals? 55/70.
5. Two new secret songs, Ikasama Pirates and Theremin Rhapsody No.42 (both Namco Originals). Screenshots here and here. Looks like Dream Taiko Land has their own theme songs too, first one for the Pirate Ship boss and second one for the Haunted House. 54/70
4. Third secret song, Shunyuu ~happy excursion~. YES. 52/70
3. Second secret song, Dajare de Oshare, the first and oldest song in the 'de' series. Why all the oldies? 51/70
2. First secret song: Fantasie Impromptu. 50/70 songs (49+1 theme song which has to be unlocked)
1. The disc is out, and it's Don-chan's face. Again. 48 songs from the beginning, that's everything shown on the official site, including Hataraku.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Minna no Party Sandaime song list

Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Minna no Party Sandaime

The third Wii Taiko no Tatsujin, released on December 2010. As the title 'Minna de Party' would suggest, Taiko Wii 3 places emphasis back on the Wii casual audience, allowing up to 4 players on one screen at the same time, which hasn't ever been done before. It's cramped, but it works fine. To add to it, the main gimmick this time are the seven minigames of the Dream Taiko Land, 4 of which involve drumming skills, and the remaining three harks back to the PS2-era minigames, which is a welcome addition.

That isn't to say Taiko Wii 3 has ignored the fans of the Oni metagame though. Continuing on from Taiko Wii 2, Minna de Party finishes off the remaining Taiko 13/14 generation songs not already seen in Wii2/DS3. And in a very unexpected twist, after several unremarkable unlocks involving old songs (though they've been updated well enough to justify their presence), the Ura Oni unlock presented many surprises, giving many popular and new songs Ura Oni difficulties never before seen on any arcade (previously, Taiko Wii 2 simply ported Ura Onis from arcades, but didn't introduce any new ones). Many unexpected new songs came through Wii 3, including the Xbox 360 music Doom Noiz from Galaga Legions, and a new, unconventional 2000 song.

In other minor news, the loading screen has been tweaked to feature less blinding colors and now shows the song title while waiting for the song to start playing. Returning Wii features like Everyday Taiko Dojo, Miis, song lyrics and the mailbox are here, though there are no costumes or alternate Don-chan voice samples like in the previous games. Also the first Taiko game to not stick strictly to the number of songs as advertised, featuring 71 songs instead of 70 in all other promotional material.

Taiko Dream Land minigames

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Song of the Week! 27 November 2010


Alright, as promised, we'll look into one of your requests this week! So, which song did we decide to feature?

Taiko Wii 3 promotion video

The usual stuff, introducing us to the 4-player Taiko, Dream Taiko Land and part of the songlist. Turns out New Super Mario Bros. Wii isn't really 3D, but just frame-by-frame cutouts of the 3D models. What.

Also, whoever manages to buy FOUR Tatacons would be one of the richest Taiko fans ever. You know how much those things cost?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Taiko Wii 3 reviewed by Famitsu

9 / 8 / 7 / 8 = 32/40

Crap they've got to play the game already? But it's more than a week to go before any of us can even order it...That's a high review score though.

Taiko Wii 3 theme song- Correction

Earlier last week the title of Taiko Wii 3's theme song was said to be Taiko de Happy (太鼓でハッピー). Another unconfirmed source (from a Japanese mobile game news site) now says that the real title of the song is Popcorn Parade (ポップコーン★パレード).  No wonder it sounded way too generic to be the real name...Hopefully that name stays, cause I like it already.

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Super Mario Bros. Wii in Taiko Wii 3

Just today, high-quality screenshots of New Super Mario Bros Wii were released on the net. These handful are from Famitsu.

Mario songs in Taiko no Tatsujin isn't terribly new (there have been two different medley remixes of the 1985 original Super Mario Bros.), but this looks really special for some reason.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii, composed from the ground up with the Wii in mind! This song is making its debut in the 3rd Taiko no Tatsujin Wii game. Namco has thrown a lot of weight behind the Wii Taiko games seeing as both the first and second game did so well in sales, but this just pushes it to the next level! One of the best selling Wii games of all time is being used as a song here in one of my most favorite rhythm games! I am so stoked...

By the way, Taiko no Tatsujin has never had any 3D models in its games before. Until now. Mario is awesome.

 As for the Taiko Wii 3 minigames, we'll do an extensive feature on them when we have a chance to test the game or get more info on them. Screenshots coming soon!

Taiko Wii 3 countdown starts now

10 days more to the release of Taiko Wii 3...Can you wait it out? Neither can we, and we plan on bringing the most updated coverage on the game as far as we can. We aren't able to get a pre-release copy of the game and test it like some Japanese blogs can, but we can still translate their info and post them here in English! That's our blog's main purpose anyway.

A prominent Japanese gaming blog, Glaroid Room, always gets a leaked copy of Taiko console games about two to three days before official release. Let's see if it can cover Taiko Wii 3 as well. The entire Taiko community is so anxious to hear the news! Taiko Time will be following the updates from Glaroid Room closely from today onwards.

Taiko no Tatsujin 14 song list

Taiko no Tatsujin 14 arcade

The 14th Taiko arcade, released on September 2010. Taiko 14 is the first arcade to feature the alternate scoring method, Shin-uchi Mode, which awards points based on the number of notes you hit and not the notes you hit in a row. You can alternate between regular and Shin-uchi Mode, however the high scores for both modes are different, and Shin-uchi Mode scores are not recorded. To learn more, click here.

Shin-uchi Mode aside, gameplay goes on as usual, and taking a page out of the recent console games, this is the first arcade Taiko to congratulate players for full combo-ing a song as soon as a song ends. As for the song list, it's a mixture of the new songs introduced in Taiko DS3 and some new ones. Refusing to repeat the mistakes made by Taiko 12, there is a huge bank of unlockable songs, numbering 13 in all, spread out in 7 secret codes, outnumbering even Taiko 12.5 in terms of sheer volume and fan service!

Taiko 14 is also the first Taiko arcade to feature advertising in the arcade machine. Before the first secret code is used, the title screen was of the Taiko characters and McDonalds together, and after regular play, Taiko 14 allows you to play a demo version of the McDonalds collaboration song Papa Mama Mc. The demo version was less than half a minute long, and its score wasn't recorded. If you use the first code, the demo version will no longer be playable, but you can see it here.

Anyone who has access to the mobile Taiko Dojo can also upload their play status, high scores and trophy achievements on Taiko 14 to the social networking site Twitter, and these are displayed on the main Donder page as well, after the 10th anniversary remake.

On July 2011, 5 more songs were added in an upgraded version of Taiko no Tatsujin 14, and the upgrade kits were sent out to all arcade centers to patch the software in their arcade cabinets. The new software bears the exact same name, but is known around the fanbase as Taiko 14 Plus. The five songs aren't picked at random either- all five are some of the most celebrated songs from Taiko Wii 3 and the Taiko PSP DX, with a special surprise for lovers of the 2000 series songs. Nothing else changed with Taiko 14 Plus except that the title screen has the Taiko 10th anniversary emblem on the bottom-left corner.

Taiko 14 secret code 1
Taiko 14 secret code 2
Taiko 14 secret code 3
Taiko 14 secret code 4
Taiko 14 secret code 5
Taiko 14 secret code 6
Taiko 14 secret code 7

Saturday, November 20, 2010


~ Calendar desktops ~ 
(all download links are not hosted by us, they're from Namco! To catch up on their latest desktops, you can also download these from their official page)

September/October 2013 (800x600)  (1024x768)  (1280x1024)  (1680x1050)
July/August 2013 (800x600)  (1024x768)  (1280x1024)  (1680x1050)
Note: To avoid clutter, we'll only show the latest two months for the calendar desktops. If you want to look for the previous ones, Namco doesn't delete them, and their URLs follow a common pattern, the last part being the difference. Eg.

'1012' is 'year 2010, month 12 (December)' Change this number to whichever date you want, eg. March 2009 is '0903'

The number before '.bmp' is the size of the wallpaper.
_03.bmp = 800x600
_02.bmp = 1024x768
_01.bmp = 1280x1024
_00.bmp = Widescreen 1680x1050 (if available)

~ Other desktops ~
Taiko DS 1/2 1 million games sold commemoration  (800x600)  (1024x768)  (1280x1024)

Taiko no Tatsujin 12 desktop  (800x600)  (1024x768)  (1280x1024)

200th Taiko Blog post! (800x600) (1024x768) (1280x1024) (1680x1050)

10th Taiko Anniversary! (February 2011)   (800x600)  (1024x768)  (1280x1024)  (1680x1050)

~ Taiko Wii 2 downloadable content ~

All the downloadable stuff of this section comes from this web minigame, previously accessible only through Taiko Wii 2 website. By clicking the upper red button to play the minigame, a little Taiko will appear. After hitting it a lot of times and filling up the gauge, a spirit gauge point will be added to the counter above Don and Arumi's heads. By achieving certain amounts, several prizes were awarded! The final gift will be sent out at 222,000 spirit points. Wanna help fill it up?

*Only the latest downloadable is shown on the page, meaning all previous downloads are hidden from view so we've missed several gifts between the two papercrafts. Want to help us find them? Email us!

Everyone are Happy (1024x768)  (1280x800) (1280x1024)

Festival Guide (1024x768)  (1280x800) (1280x1024)

VS. Waruru (1024x768)  (1280x800) (1280x1024

Meat bun Don-chan (1024x768)  (1280x800) (1280x1024)

Hakase's Institute (1024x768)  (1280x800) (1280x1024)






~ Miscellaneous stuff ~
Taiko no Tatsujin 12 board game (on the official site, click the summit of the mountain right above Kat-chan to view the .pdf! If you don't feel like searching the official site, or you don't have an updated Flash Player, here's the direct link.)

Taiko no Tatsujin Portable 2 Downloadable Songs (follow this tutorial to add them to the game. Credits to Kliff for the .rar file!)

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Lyrics list

All lyrics articles have their original Japanese text, plus their pronunciations, and then an English translation just below them. Vacancy for a skilled Japanese translator to help us~!

Family Dondon (ファミリードンドン)
Kurenai (紅)
Telecastic fake show

Mori no Kuma-san (もりのくまさん)

Touhou Project Arrangements
Kero⑨Destiny (ケロ⑨destiny)
Kokihi no Shinzou -SCARLET HEART- (深緋の心臓-SCARLET HEART-)

Mickey Mouse March (ミッキーマウス・マーチ)
Okashi Deka no Uta (お菓子刑事の歌) 
Oretachi CoroCoro Age (俺たちコロコロ Age)
Papa Mama Mc (パパマママック)
Yawaraka Sensha (やわらか戦車)

Creofuga Contest (2012)
Hanaoto Ura Hyoushi (花オト裏拍子)

Creofuga Contest (GUMI)
Ninjinnin (にんじんにん)

Creofuga Contest (2013)
Karamari no Hana (カラ鞠の花)
Eternal bond

Creofuga Contest (2015)
Onigiri wa Doko Kashira♪ (おにぎりはどこかしら♪)
Toori Yo (トオリヨ)

Eccentric w (エキセントリックw)
Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu -Gekijouban- (初音ミクの消失 -劇場版-)
Matryoshka (マトリョシカ)
Noushou Sakuretsu Girl (脳漿炸裂ガール)
Senbonzakura (千本桜)
Wanya World (わんにゃーワールド)

Funiculi Funicula (フニクリ・フニクラ)
Hakuchou no Mizuumi ~still a duckling~ (白鳥の湖 ~still a duckling~)
Kare Kano Kanon (カレ・カノ・カノン)
Maow (まおぅ)
Ninth Symphony (第九交響曲) 
O Sole Mio (オーソレ・ミオ)
Pavane for a Dead Princess (亡き王女のためのパヴァーヌ ~きみのこどう~)
Requiem from Dies Irae (レクイエム 怒りの日より)
When the Saints Go Marching In (聖者の行進)

Agent Yoru o Yuku (エージェント夜を往く)
Kirame Kirari (キラメキラリ)
Honey Heartbeat ~10 Stars Mix~

Muscle March
PaPaPa Love
Hole in the wall
Make Inu Henjou (負け犬返上)
Kinniku no You na Bokura (筋肉のような僕ら)

Bravoman (ベラボーマン)
Densha de Densha de GO! GO! GO! GC -GMT remix- (電車で電車でGO!GO!GO!GC! -GMT-)
Katamari on the Swing (塊オンザスウイング)
Koi wa Mizuiro (恋はみずいろ)
Mojipittan Medley (もじぴったんメドレー)
No Way Back
RAGE v. self
Star Trigon Theme (スタートリゴンのテーマ)
Tatakae! T3 Booei Tai ~GDI mix~ (戦え!T3防衛隊~GDI mix~)
Hatsune Miku no Gekishou (初音ミクの激唱)

Opening/Ending themes
Hello! Don-chan (ハロー!どんちゃん)
Nijiiro Yumeiro Taikoiro (虹色 夢色 太鼓色)
Saturday Taiko Fever (サタデー太鼓フィーバー)
Taiko Love! (太鼓ラブ!)
Mekadesu. (メカデス。)
Ohayou! Taiko Summer (おはよう!太鼓サマー)
Don-Chan Sekai Ryokou (どんちゃん 世界旅行)
Hibike! Taiko no Tatsujin (響け!太鼓の達人)
Bouken Hiyori (冒険日和)
Kumo Made Todoke! (くもまでとどけ!)
Densetsu no Matsuri (伝説の祭り)
Kimi ni Touch! (キミにタッチ!)
Nanairo Harmony (七色ハーモニー)
Warera Muteki no Dokon Dan (われら無敵のドコン団)
Dororon Girl (ドロロンガール)
Happy de Rippa! (ハッピーでリッパ!)
Lalala Happiness (ららら☆ハッピネス)
Hikari no Kanata e (ヒカリノカナタヘ)
Waruru-sama no Uta o Kike! (ワルルーさまの歌お聴けぇ!)
Popcorn★Parade (ポップコーン★パレード)
Momoiro♪Taiko Paradise (ももいろ♪太鼓パラダイス)
Dokidoki★Don-Chan Sawagi (どきどき★どんちゃん騒ぎ)
DokoDON★MatsuRhythm (ドコDON★まつリズム)
Cycle of Rebirth (サイクル・オブ・リバース)
Kimi to Hibiku Harmony (キミと響くハーモニー)
Maou no Showtime (マオウのショウタイム)
Choujikuu Adventure (超時空アドベンチャー)
Kibou e no Melody (希望へのメロディー)
Issho ni Asobo♪ (いっしょにあそぼ♪)
Kitto Motto Zutto (きっと もっと ずっと)

~de series
Dajare de Oshare (ダジャレ de オシャレ)
Takkyu de Dakkyu (卓球de脱臼)
Allnight de Indenai (オールナイトdeインデナイ)
Audio de Ka! (オーディオ de カッ!)

ac series

Angel Dream series
Angel Dream (エンジェル ドリーム) 
Kaze no Fantasy (風のファンタジー)
Pastel Dream (パステルドリーム)

Chata series
Yuujou Pop (友情ぽっぷ)
Dream Tide -Yume no Chouryuu- (Dream Tide -夢の潮流-)
Dadakko Monster (駄々っ子モンスター)
Reviver (リバイバー)

God Collection series
Yomi no Izanami (黄泉のイザナミ)

Mika series
Eringi no Ekubo (エリンギのエクボ)
Neko Kujira (ねこくじら)
Scroll Mika (スクロール・ミカ)
Diet Padarise (ダイエット・パダライス)
Crane City (クレーンシティ)
Wasure Na Gusa (わすれなぐさ)
Menkui Miracle (メンクイミラクル)
Canadea (カナデア)

no Mai series
Senpuu no Mai (旋風ノ舞)
Tenyou no Mai (天妖ノ舞)

Rose series
White Rose Insanity
Red Rose Evangel

School Matters series
Sotsu Omeshiki (そつおめしき)
Sotsu Omeshiki (Complete) (そつおめしき)
Yureru Pleats Jikkouiin (ゆれるプリーツ実行委員)
Shugaku Travelers (シューガク トラベラーズ)
Natsumono☆ (ナツモノ☆)
Houkago☆Magician (ほうかご☆マジシャン)

SORA series
SORA-IV Bunpasong (SORA-IV ブンパソング)

2000 series
Saitama 2000 (さいたま2000)
Kechadon 2000 (ケチャドン2000)
Koibumi 2000 (恋文2000)
Yokuderu 2000 (よくでる2000)
Kita Saitama 2000 (きたさいたま2000)
Soroban 2000 (十露盤2000)
Tenjiku 2000 (てんぢく2000)
EkiBEN 2000
Hataraku 2000 (はたラク2000)
Kidaruma 2000 (黄ダルマ2000)
Joubutsu 2000 (万戈イム一一ノ十)
Mata Saitama 2000 (またさいたま2000)
Suuhaa 2000 (スーハー2000)
Norudon 2000 (ノるどん2000)
Mada Saitama 2000 (まださいたま2000)

CreoFUGA Contest (2012)
Carnation/Oranda Nadeshiko (和蘭撫子)
Dokidoki Mune-kyun Omatsuri Time (ドキドキ胸きゅん おまつりタイム)
Koi no Shohousen (恋の処方箋)

CreoFUGA Contest (2013)
Aisowarai (愛想笑い)

CreoFUGA Contest (2015)
Chouzetsu-Gikoukei Shoujo (超絶技巧系少女)
Netemo Netemo (ネテモネテモ)
Tsundere Cafe e Yokuso★ (ツンデレcafeへようこそ★)

Aka no Senritsu (朱の旋律)
Alexander no Theme (アレキサンダーのテーマ)
All In My Heart (オール・イン・マイハート)
Ao no Senritsu (蒼の旋律)
Boku wa Synth (ボクハシンセ)
Buru-chan no Oyatsu (ブルちゃんのおやつ)
Buru-chan no Oya2 (ブルちゃんのおや2)
Caramel Time☆ (カラメルタイム☆)
Chiheisen no Aeolia (地平線のエオリア)
Chiriyuku Ran no Tsuduru Uta (散りゆく蘭の綴る詩)
Danba Danba Din Dan (ダンバ・ダンバ・ディン・ダン)
Day by Day!
Diet Padarise (ダイエット・パダライス)
Don-Chan Ondo (どんちゃん音頭)
Dodododo-Donderful! (ドドドドドンだフル!)
Donko's First Date (どん子のファーストデート)
Ego Ego Atakushi (エゴエゴアタクシ)
Electric Postman (エレクトリック・ポストマン)
Famires Wars (ファミレスウォーズ)
Fly away
Fukubukuro Gyouza Jiman Shoutengai no Uta (福袋餃子自慢商店街の歌)
Future Lab (フューチャー・ラボ)
G Ishiki Kajou (G意識過剰)
Go Go Kitchen (ゴーゴー・キッチン)
Growing Up
Gunslinger Cinderella (ガンスリンガーシンデレラ)
Haikei, Gakkou ni te... (拝啓、学校にて...)
Heisei Taiko Kaidou ~Bachi no Onna~ (平成太鼓街道~バチの女~)
Hello! Halloween (ハロー!ハロウィン)
Hey, Mr. Professor (ヘイ、ミスタープロフェッサー)
Houjou Yayoi (豊穣弥生)
Itoshi no Mille-sama (いとしのミルさま)
Inu Hoeru (犬吠える)
Jigoku no Taiko Jiten (地獄の太鼓事典)
Jikuuchou Jikuu 1-ka (時空庁時空1課)
Jikuuchou Sousa 2-ka (時空庁捜査2課)
Karui Zawameki (軽いざわめき)
Kaze no Naka ni Su o Kufu Kotori (風の中に巣をくふ小鳥)
Kimi no Akari (きみのあかり)
Kimi no Planet (君のプラネット)
Knitting High (ニッティング ハイ)
Koi-kurenai (濃紅)
Kokushin Chronicle (黒神クロニクル)
Konya wa Homi (今夜はホーミー)
Kuon no Yoru (久遠の夜)
Kurukuru Kurokkuru (クルクルクロックル)
Libble to Rabble no Magical Fantasy (リブルとラブルのマジカルファンタジー)
LOVE Ikusa!! (LOVE戦!!)
Lovely-X (ラブリーX)
Many wow bang!
Maou no Showtime (マオウのショウタイム)
Marble Heart (マーブルハート)
Meena no Oyashiki (ミーナのおやしき)
MEKADON ~Uchuu ni Kieta Meka Taiko~ (MEKADON ~宇宙に消えたメカ太鼓~)
mint tears
Mirai e no Kagi (未来への鍵)
Mitsusegawa Ranbu (三瀬川乱舞)
Mugen no Sora (夢幻の蒼空)
My Mine
Nagisa no Andromeda (渚のアンドロメダ)
Ne~e Oshiete (ねぇ教えて)
Obake no Oshigoto (おばけのお仕事)
Off Rock (オフ♨ロック)
Onpu no Uta (音符のうた)
Purupuru Simple (ぷるぷるしんぷる)
Robot Rock 'n' Roll (ロボットロケンロー☆)
Rinda wa Kyou mo Zekkouchou (リンダは今日も絶好調)
Ryuu to Kokuen no Himegimi (竜と黒炎の姫君)
Sacred Ruin (セイクリッド ルイン)
Sayonara Varya (さよならワーリャ)
Shining 65 (シャイニング65)
Shishihagemai (シシハゲマイ)
Shonin YokkQ (承認欲Q)
super star shooter
Sweet Lay
Taiko no Tatsujin - Ai no Theme (太鼓の達人・愛のテーマ)
Takara no Oka (宝の丘)
Time Traveler (タイムトラベラー)
Tokyo Tokkyo Kyo Kyokakyoku Kyokuchou!! (東京特許キョ許可局局長!!)
Total Eclipse 2035 (トータル・エクリプス 2035 ~少女の時空皆既日食~)
Unagi no Tamashii Rock (うなぎのたましいロック)
UNDEAD HEART (Ikari no Warriors) (UNDEAD HEART(怒りのWarriors))
Usagi no Shippo (うさぎのしっぽ)
Uso-uso Doki (うそうそ時)
Yami no Mahou Shoujo (闇の魔法少女)
Yumeiro Coaster (夢色コースター)
Yuugao no Kimi (ユウガオノキミ)
Zero no Nocturne (零の夜想曲)
Zero no Rhapsody (零の狂詩曲)


Mitsubachi Daisakusen (みつばち大作戦)
Princess Soprano VS Maou (ソプラノ姫vsマオウ)
?!?!? (April Fools '17)

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Taiko no Tatsujin iOS/Plus STH song list

Taiko iOS was first released on Apple iPhone and iPod touch as a downloadable, on-the-go version of Taiko, which can be easily updated. The increased power of the Apple smartphones meant more could be done with it in terms of features, music quality and graphics than the regular mobile version Taiko.

To group the Taiko iOS games into one song list and into one title would be a fallacy- there are actually four different apps made for Apple devices, and the main one being used and updated right now is Taiko no Tatsujin Plus. Before moving on to the main songlist, I'll discuss each of them in detail.

Taiko no Tatsujin Popular Song Pack 1 (太鼓の達人 ー人気曲ぱっく1ー)
Release: February 1 2010
Price: 600 yen (non-expandable)

First app released and contains five songs. No matter which app you're playing, the gameplay and presentation of iOS Taiko remains the same- notes scroll on the screen, and the entire screen is your touch control pad, because overlapping the note scroll bar is a semi-transparent Taiko drum like in DS, and instead of a stylus, you press your fingers on the screen to hit it. Four-way multiplayer is included from the very beginning, and carries on to all later versions.

Contains 5 songs and cannot be modified to hold more than that. The titles of the songs are in the main song list below.

Taiko no Tatsujin Popular Song Pack 2 (太鼓の達人 ー人気曲ぱっく2ー)
Release: April 15 2010
Price: 600 yen (non-expandable)

Second app, and contains the exact same features as the first pack, only with different songs. 5 songs in total, all in the main song list below.

Together with the Popular Song Pack 1 app, it has been discontinued on March 31st, 2015.
Taiko no Tatsujin Plus (太鼓の達人 プラス)

Release: May 28, 2010
Price: free (expandable)

The third and main app for Apple iOS, Taiko Plus was released to extend compatibility with the recently released iPad and its larger screen. To accommodate it, the graphics have been improved and this was also the time where high scores could now be submitted to an online leaderboard, and also featured on Twitter if you have a registered account. All the features present in Popular Song Packs 1 and 2 are still here, and more are being added on as regular updates to Taiko no Tatsujin Plus.

Unlike the song packs, Taiko+ is downloaded for free with one song included (Carmen Prelude), and more free songs are added on in updates. This is the first and only Apple iOS Taiko app that allows expansion of the song list using downloadable packs, for a nominal fee of 600 yen each. All older and future song packs are available as downloads for Taiko+, which means the main song list practically represents the whole of Taiko+.

The title can hold more than 300 songs between the free default tracks and the many song packs being released after its launch. From Version 3.0.0 onward, the game also supports a subscription-based system similar to the Android Taiko games called Gakkyoku Tori Houdai (楽曲取り放題), which allows players to play over 100 songs among the already-released tracks for a set period of time.

Taiko no Tatsujin RS (太鼓の達人 RS)
Release: July 23, 2010
Price: 600 yen (non-expandable)

RS stands for Rip Slyme, a popular hip-hop group in Japan. Like all other apps not named Taiko no Tatsujin Plus, this app does not have extra download packs, and this app's songs can be downloaded for Taiko+. Contains special dancers for all songs in the form of cartoon versions of the Rip Slyme band members.

Taiko no Tatsujin Plus Shinkyoku Tori Houdai! (太鼓の達人プラス★新曲取り放題!)
Release: February 3, 2016
Price: free (expandable)

With its name being the merging of two previous Taiko apps' titles (Plus and Shinkyoku Tori Houdai), this is a port for Android smartphones of the Taiko Plus app, inheriting most of the songs and features of the still-running Taiko Plus app for Apple devices (hence it being featured on this page).

The main difference between the apps is that Taiko Plus STH doesn't feature any of the song packs previously featured on the Taiko games on the App Store, making room only for its default/limited songs and the Gakkyoku Tori Houdai subscription plan. For this game, said subscription mode is separated in two different subscription plans -Popular Songs Plan (songs from all genres but Game Music and Namco Original) and Namco Original Plan- both available for monthly periods of time.

Song of the Week! 20 November 2010


This week it's our choice, but we'll get to your requests next week, so don't worry! We remember all of 'em (as long as there aren't too many). So, which song did we pick this week?

Songs unlocked without secret codes

Works on Taiko no Tatsujin 12.5 /13

On Taiko 12.5 and Taiko 13, there were ways to unlock certain songs without the official secret code. This made it possible for them to be leaked out early, but they're not for the novice player to obtain, as these methods have very tough conditions, like FCing a particular song. Below are all the songs unlocked through alternate methods (of course, they're useless after the real secret code comes out)

Taiko no Tatsujin 13 song list

Taiko no Tatsujin 13 arcade
The 13th Taiko no Tatsujin, released on December 2009 just five months after the wildly successful Taiko 12.5. Taiko 13 takes the game to new heights, being the first version to be used in a nationwide (Japan, of course) official Taiko no Tatsujin tournament in April 2010. In terms of new features, again it doesn't introduce many new things, except a slight change in the Children/Folk genre name from Kanji to hiragana.

Being the first arcade to introduce alternate methods of unlocking secret songs other than entering secret codes, a few of them were leaked to players long before the official secret code was given out. Even Namco played along by offering players hints along the way. There was a lot of deduction on the exact method to unlock songs without secret codes, but all of them required an expert hand in FCing a song on triple speed or something or other.

The song list was once again revolutionary, and had enough new songs up its sleeve even though its generation partner, Taiko Wii 2 was released ahead of it. Most notable was the new 2000 song, Hataraku 2000, which challenges even the mightiest of players to a mad challenge. With Hataraku 2000, the 'elite four' of Taiko was finally all present on a single arcade- Kita Saitama 2000, Rotter Tarmination (Ura), Ryougen no Mai and this. Another notable song is Monster Hunter Medley, which once again is Namco's effort to branch out to the most popular trends in Japan. A sneaky April Fools joke was also inserted by Namco into this arcade in advance. They really know how to plan their timed release of information to the players.

Taiko 13 is also the first arcade to have an 'ending theme song', as said by the Taiko Team in their blog when the final code containing mint tears and said ending song was finally given out.

Taiko 13 secret code 1
Taiko 13 secret code 2
Taiko 13 secret code 3
Taiko 13 secret code... 4?

Pre-code song unlock

Friday, November 19, 2010

Partial Taiko Wii 3 songlist - Part 2!

As fast as a jet, as punctual as a clock, the official site of the latest Taiko Wii game has lighten up the approaching of its release, by revealing other songs from the starting tracklist. Most of the favourite songs of Taiko 14 appear once again, alongside with other new entries. Enjoy!

As for the last songlist, a red New! marks the official debut of a song with Taiko Wii 3, while a green New! will sign arcade-only songs which approach the console games on this game.

New! Tamashii Rebory Ushon (タマシイレボリューション)
New! Kimi Ga Iru (キミがいる)
New! Ring a Ding Dong
New! Butterfly Kimura Kaera (Butterfly 木村カエラ)
New! Mata Kimi ni Koishi Teru (また君に恋してる)
New! Ponītēru to Shushu (ポニーテールとシュシュ)
New! Hiro (ヒーロー)
Sobakasu (そばかす)

New! Yukaitsūkai Kaibutsu-kun (ユカイツーカイ怪物くん)
New! Sanpo (さんぽ)
New! One day
New! Tomeidatta Sekai (透明だった世界)
New! Mainichi Kasan (毎日かあさん)
New! Kimi ga Shuyaku Sa~tsu! (君が主役さっ!)
New! GO-GO Tamagotchi! (GO-GOたまごっち!)
Gake no Ue no Ponyo (崖の上のポニョ)
Saikou Everyday! (サイコー・エブリデイ!)
Tensou Sentai Goseiger (天装戦隊ゴセイジャー) 
Alright! Heart Catch Precure (Alright! ハートキャッチプリキュア!)

New! Pirameki Taisō Taiko de Metabo Yattsukero! No Maki (ピラメキたいそう 太鼓でメタボやっつけろ!の巻)
New!  Black Rock Shooter (ブラック★ロックシューター)

New! Montagues and Capulets (モンタギュー家とキャピュレット家)
Symphony No. 7 (交響曲第7番から)
The Nutcracker Suite (行進曲「くるみ割り人形」から)
Flight of the Bumblebee (熊蜂の飛行)
From the New World (新世界より)
Classic Medley (Rock ver.) (クラシックメドレー(ロック編))
The Entertainer (エンターテイナー)
Toy Symphony (おもちゃのシンフォニー)

Game Song
New! New Super Mario Bros. Wii (NewスーパーマリオブラザーズWii)
New! L・O・B・M
New! Make Inu Henjou feat. Kani Prince (負け犬返上 feat.蟹プリンス) 
New! Monster Hunter Medley (モンスターハンターメドレー)
Overmaster (オーバーマスター)
No Way Back

Namco Original
New! Taiko de Happī (太鼓でハッピー)
New! Dream Tide
New! Space SAMURAI (Uchu Samurai) (宇宙SAMURAI)
New! Arumujika ac14.0V (アルムジカac14.0V)
New! SORA-III Heliopause (SORA-III ヘリオポース)
New! Taiko Time (タイコタイム)
New! Yumeiro Coaster (夢色コースター)
Gekkabijin (月下美人)
mint tears
Hataraku 2000 (はたラク2000)

...but it's not over yet! Taiko Wii 3's site has revealed also the other mini-games of the Dream Taiko Land! Screenshots will be added soon.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Super Mario Bros. Wii in Taiko Wii 3

I knew there was something missing when I put up the scans for the November CoroCoro. There was one page I left out!

This scan details the seven different minigames in Taiko Wii 3 and the special cameo dancers. Let's focus on the cameo dancers...

Nintendo fans, do you see something familiar (to the left of Pirameki)? It's New Super Mario Bros. Wii on the bottom of a brand-new Mario medley song of the same name! In all its 3D glory! I can't wait to see how it moves...

Namco Taiko Blog (18 November 2010)- Arumijika ac14.0V

Taiko's song names are so easy to erase and be kept a secret...Namco must have predicted there would be a time where Taiko would become so popular that the name of one song would be so sought after. Anyway, the mystery screenshot revealed in the official blog's source code was found to be Arumujika ac14.0V, and today Namco lifts the lid on how the song's name came to be, and took away the blackness covering the song title.

So, how did Arumujika get its name? I've edited its profile in Song Series, so go read it from there!

Oh? There's more...Wait, Arumujika ac14.0V is going to show up in Taiko Wii 3?! Oh the joy! Look forward to it! It's a really, really fun song.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Vocaloid Corner: Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku (初音ミク) is the first voice synthesizer software made with the Vocaloid 2 engine, and the first to have a human persona associated with it. This character is responsible for turning Vocaloid into the cultural phenomenon it currently is now, with her generally appealing looks. Miku's voice was actually sampled from Japanese voice actress Saki Fujita (藤田咲), who prior to this has been the voice actor for several anime shows.

Like the Vocaloids before it, the original target audience when Miku and Vocaloid 2 as a whole was released, was for professional producers only; the otaku market did not come into play until a little after Miku was released in August 2007; subsequent brilliant creations by fans led to a chain of quality songs coming in for Miku, which only spurned the fanbase even further. She is the main Vocaloid used by Crypton for advertising; kind of like the company mascot. At a stretch, you could say Miku is Japan's first successful cyber-idol. Her popularity is still going strong as the winner of 2014's overall Vocaloid popularity polls, outmatching of 3/4 times the 2nd-place entry, GUMI.

The original few Vocaloid songs on Taiko all belonged to Hatsune Miku, at first limited to one composer, Ryo from supercell, then growing to involve more and more artists as time went by.

Originally a song series on this blog, since the Vocaloid directory is getting larger and larger, the series has been disbanded and this Vocaloid Corner made for Hatsune Miku, along with a list of all the songs she has been in thus far. However, the original series from Melt up to Senbonzakura is preserved to save effort and is shown below. The rest of her songs, as with the rest of the Vocaloid content in Taiko, will be featured in future Song of the Week features.

Namco Taiko Blog (17 November 2010)- PSP2 November pack ready for download

Today's update was rather small, and was just a reminder to Taiko no Tatsujin Portable 2 owners that the two new downloadable songs for November are now available. The two are Yuujou Pop and Fantasie Impromptu...Oh, and they've forgotten to announce this last month, but the total song list for Taiko Portable 2 has now exceeded 100 songs! It's still a record holder in the series!

And, a little bit of news to get Wii owners excited- another blog update will be posted this Friday, and it's regarding the Taiko Wii 3 song list. Cross your fingers!

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Taiko no Tatsujin Soundtrack 2008

Released on May 2008 (which explains the album title), Taiko no Tatsujin Santora 2008 (太鼓の達人 サントラ2008) is a two-disc album containing the best and most popular songs in the series. 'Santora' is a shortened spelling of 'soundtrack', that's all. Try mouthing it out and you'll get it. Japanese love shortening names.

Soundtrack 2008 focuses mainly on the Namco Originals and other Namco composed songs on Taiko no Tatsujin 10, 11, and the first two DS Taikos, Touch de Dokodon! (太鼓の達人DS タッチでドコドン!)) and Nanatsu no Shima no Daibouken (めっちゃ!太鼓の達人DS 7つの島の大冒険). It's one of the most complete Taiko album ever made, containing all 2000 and Garyoutensei songs ever composed (at the time), plus all the Mika songs, both DS opening songs, and tons of other fan favorites from the four games and from the entire Taiko song library in general.

The first disc has Don's face printed on it, but the 2nd disc is more special. Notice some familiar beats? It's Kita Saitama 2000's middle note stream and Go-Go Time, broken up into pieces!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Taiko no Tatsujin Wii 3 CoroCoro scans

It's not a very high quality picture, and most of the information in the scan we've already seen before, but it's nice to have a news story on it. And it's less than a month to Wii 3's release date! You remember when that is right? December 2. Mark it down. Too bad there wasn't any new announced songs in the scan. There have been rumors of Taiko Time (the song, not our blog) being in Taiko Wii 3, and so far, no confirmation yet.