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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Staff Interview- crystalsuicune

And our final staff member! Sorry for taking so long with this- guess I was trying to pace things way too slowly. No harm done~ crystalsuicune knows a lot of Japanese- way more than any other staff member, and thus she helps out fix any and all translation errors on the site. She also has great artistic skill. Be sure to check her stuff out sometime!

Who are you and what are you doing here?

Crystal-don here,and I just hang around in aqua's forum thread+taikomap some songs (on osu!). Oh,and maybe contribute in Taiko-related artwork I guess?

When did you start playing Taiko?

Around 2 years ago,my cousin introduced me to it (DS1).My first gaming experience? Pokemon Silver,on an emulator. I think my first song is the Mario medley on DS1,in Kantan of course

What was your first Taiko arcade version?
9 or 10,because the only arcade I'm allowed to enter by that time only have those versions, although 11 was already released.

What are the versions of Taiko you've played?

Arcade:12.5,14 Console:All 3 DS releases,Wii1 (bought Wii2,no chance to play it yet)

What's your favorite console/arcade version?

Hmm...if you count those I haven't played yet,I like Wii2 and AC14. Wii2's got a nice storyline and it's got SENPUU NO MAI AAAAAAA(ry

What's your favorite control method?

Infinite plays=win xD Control method?Analog,set A (that's all face buttons for Don, shoulder buttons for Kat). If I'm playing on the DS, I use both the stylus and the buttons. Left hand=stylus, right hand=R-button

What about on the arcade?

I still haven't mastered the method of hand-switching,so I just use left hand for D,right hand for K

How long do you usually play Taiko?

If it's arcade..I play once every saturday. As for DS,I just play once in a while (too much revision to do orz)

What's your favorite genre and why?

Namco Originals.I like them songs

What's your favorite song and why?

Senpuu no Mai.It's a great song!Plus,it's Platon-er,Zeami feat Ayane

What's the song that gives you the most trouble?

KiSai on Muzukashii. It's the only Muzukashii song in Wii1 I have yet to pass

What's your least favorite song?


Do you actually like any of the side modes/minigames in Taiko?

 I do like the story modes,although I find DS3's a bit too troublesome (doesn't want to waste time farming money/EXP)

What song would you like to see in one of the future Taiko games?
BEMANI songs,hands down. Hmm,I kinda want to see Ryu*'s songs in Taiko, since I wanna know if Happy Hardcore works with Taiko .


  1. crystal has been making my day lately as she pretty much does the visual part of the chibianthro storyline I'm making. She has been drawing a lot. And I mean A LOT. They may not be as impressive as Mirai's original works, but she actually delivers good stuff.

    Also, she's the main reason I'm grinding Pop'n Music too, haha!

  2. Well,to clear things up,I don't know japanese.
    I just pick things up from the chinese community,and uh....japanese has kanji?Yeah.

  3. I start to learn hiragana and Katana just after I started to play Taiko no Tatsujin!
    Now, I can read some Japanese content on many Japanese websites, but I still have problem to speak with Japanese......

  4. You should translate the story modes in Wii 1/ Wii 2/ DS3... I understand a teeny tiny bit, I'd like to know what what interesting about the story. (random: if arumi wasn't revived I would have saluted namco, but it IS a children's game after all. )-: )

  5. @betawatcher: The plots of the Wii games are paper-thin. You don't really need a lot of Japanese knowledge to understand them :) But I'll try to talk about the story one of these days.

    @Chung: I learned Japanese backwards too, from Kanji onwards. My mother tongue is Chinese just like you~