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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Random: Taiko minigame on Banafest Town

The Taiko Festival-themed zone of the social-networking game Banafest features this simple minigame. Pour out the water only the Don notes!

Clearer shot of Taiko 14 new version songs

Of course there would be a high-quality picture of this sooner or later! This was posted on taiko_team's Twitter. Wonder who leaked the blurry version two days ago?

Image found by Zekira. Thanks!

Donko's First Date lyrics

Composer: Keiichi Okabe (岡部啓一)
Lyrics: Yasugawa Shogo (ヤスカワショウゴ)
Vocals: Kaori Kurosawa (黒澤かおり)

Oretachi CoroCoro Age lyrics

Artist: unknown

Namco Taiko Blog (30 June 2011) - Taiko 10th anniversary 4th big news!

Well, I guess we all know what this is by now~ Read on, cause there are details that are confirmed from yesterday too!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Taiko no Tatsujin PSP DX screenshot collection

Yet another website update for Taiko PSP DX

Besides the hot topic of the day that is the Taiko Tournament 2011,  Taiko PSP DX's website has undergone another major update, concerning the starting list of songs. Wanna hear?

More evidence of something hidden in Taiko 14

Just revealed in the poster for the Taiko countrywide tournament for this year is a song that isn't in Taiko 14 and is completely new, coming to Taiko Portable DX. No one knows how LOVE Ikusa got into Taiko 14, or how it was hidden away so perfectly without being revealed in the secret song list. The secret list was supposed to be a perfect one uncovering all the hidden songs of Taiko 14! If LOVE Ikusa isn't in there it could only mean that it isn't on Taiko 14, and there's a brand new arcade version coming, using the name Taiko 14. But, at the same time this is for the first round of the competition, meaning Taiko 14 machines which are already in arcades will be used. How does LOVE Ikusa fit in this puzzle?

Adding fuel to the fire is this, a VIP tag from god knows where.

The text on the top says 'Increase in songs ta-don!', with a Taiko 14 logo right beneath it. Looks like five new songs. Even under heavy blur, you can make out the third song as Black Rose Apostle, the fourth as Uchuu Samurai, and the fifth as Doom Noiz, all of which made their debut on Taiko Wii 3 and are coming to arcade for the first time. The first song is impossible to make out, while the second one.....

....is that '2000' I see at the end of the title? This isn't Shimedore, nor is it Joubutsu. Is the 2000 series still alive after all?

Speculations abound. Is there a Taiko 14.5 coming, or an upgrade to the current batch of Taiko 14 machines? If so, how will it be done seeing as every secret has already been wrung out of the arcade some way or other?

Taiko no Tatsujin Japan tournament 2011

If anyone still remembers, there was a grand Taiko competition last year organized by NBGI and it was met with roaring success. The competition took place across all the major cities of Japan at certain dates using pre-determined songs, then an area challenge, and then the grand finals on top of a stage.

And it's returning for a second round this year, using Taiko 14 instead of Taiko 13! The Taiko no Tatsujin Donder Japan Number One Decisive Battle 2011 (太鼓の達人ドンだー!日本一決定戦2011) ! Based on this poster here it looks like the rulesets remain the same, just score as highly as possible on the songs shown to make it to the next round. Schedules should be up on the tourney website by tomorrow when it opens officially (the URL to the site is at the bottom of the poster, but for easy linking, here you go~)

The five songs for the first leg of the competition are Shunyuu~happy excursion~ on Shinta Mode, Uchuu Samurai, LOVE Sen!!, NECOLOGY and DON'T CUT regular.

....Hold on, LOVE Sen? That's not in Taiko 14, it's supposed to be launched on Taiko Portable DX! Don't tell me it's yet another hidden song in the machine no one ever knew about, or probably Namco are using this competition as a front to launch the speculated Taiko 14 Zoryoban. This is exciting...We'll see what information the blog can provide us with by tomorrow then.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Yumeiro Coaster lyrics

Vocals: Haruka Shimotsuki (霜月はるか) "Maple Leaf"

Monday, June 27, 2011

Twitter Snippets (27 June) - Wanya World

太鼓の達人もばいるで着うた配信中の曲、鏡音リン&レンと下田麻美さんが歌う「わんにゃーワールド」は、初音ミク好きさんがニヤッとしちゃうフレーズがあるかもっ♪ ※スマートフォンや一部の携帯電話には対応していません

And Namco does it twice. For the joy of Vocaloid fans, the incoming Namco Original Wanya World for Taiko PSP DX (as confirmed yesterday), will be sung by two synthetic voices, Kagamine Rin and Len, the twin Vocaloids whose voices are originally provided by Japanese singer Shimoda Asami.

A short extract of the song is also available to download as a phone ringtune, and someone managed to upload it in the NicoNicoVideo website. Click here to listen the preview!

This is odd though- the nine Namco Originals we saw yesterday were not supposed to be officially confirmed yet, but I'm guessing people are pestering the Taiko Team about it already on Twitter so they probably had no choice.

Nijiiro Yumeiro Taikoiro lyrics

Full version

Artist: Go Shiina (椎名毅)
Vocals: Yoko Takahashi (高橋洋子)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Taiko PSP DX Namco Originals leaked!

Remember that bunch of Namco Originals that were supposed to be reserved till next month? Some guy got a leaked boxshot of the back of the game and holy cow, look at all the new songs! A few of them are continuations of well loved series too! Thanks to Lokamp for the find (from Wikihouse).

From the top:

DokoDON MatsuRhythm (that's the theme song)
SORA-V Cosmic Bird (oh yeaaaahhhh)
Wanya World (Dog and cat song)
All Night de Indenai (finally, a new 'de' series song. Wonder what 'Indenai' is? Anyone?)
Magical Little Spaceship (cut off. Hoping for a cute song)
Shiro Neko Caramel Mugen no Wataame (... cats? Caramel? Cotton candies?)
White Rose Insanity (yep, we know this one)
Ao no Senritsu (wonder what this is?)
Inu Hoeru (another dog song)
LOVE Sen!! (sounds like a J-Pop song, this)

Lots of animal-themed songs this time. A lot of the new songs sound really generic- there's still the possibility it might be a hoax, but we'll wait for official confirmation or for the game to come out, whichever comes first. No word on Shimedore or Joubutsu being in the game yet, but we'll know soon enough! 19 days more!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Song of the Week! 25 June 2011


Today, I'll be featuring two niche game songs found only on one version of Taiko. Can you guess what they are?

Friday, June 24, 2011

Hello! Halloween lyrics

Artist: Oogami Masako (おおがみまさこ), akane, nobop, Yukiko Yamamoto (山本由貴子), Shogo Nakamura (中村彰吾)

Twitter Snippets (23 June): Nagisa no Andromeda

Since the short news spread by the Taiko Team on Twitter are developing an ever growing popularity, we'll start posting some of their short messages. The first one we are going to see concerns Nagisa no Andromeda, one of the two starting Namco Original songs downloadable on the Playstation Store:


According to the extract, it will be sung by Frenesi (フレネシ), a popular Japanese musician! His space-themed discography has already gained much respectin the country; surely it's good enough to guarantee a good song for Namco's rhythm family?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Over 200 million downloads for Taiko no Tatsujin Plus!

Yesterday, the Apple counterpart of Taiko games has surpassed the impressive number of 200 million downloads! To commemorate the event, Namco has opened a pair of special competitions for the reached selling goal. 

Hataraku 2000 lyrics

Artist: LindaAI-CUE
Conversation: LindaAI-CUE and Tomomitsu Kaneko (金子智充)

Namco Taiko Blog (23 June 2011) - Banafest promo

Well we've all seen this before two days ago- makes sense that the blog would be talking about it as well. For the basic details and to visit Banafest's promotional page, peep our first post on it. As a reminder, it's Namco's 3rd big announcement for Taiko no Tatsujin's 10th anniversary. Below are some game screenshots from Banafest.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Yuujou Pop lyrics

Artist: Chata (茶太)
Composer: Satou-gin (luv-kraft), mirawi (luv-kraft), bermei.inazawa (studioCampanella)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Brawl among the 7 islands! Taiko DS 2 Boss Battles

Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS is the pioneer game in the Taiko series for boss battles based on hitting notes and avoiding obstacles along the way, and though it is simplistic, it paved the way for slightly more complex rhythm battle systems with more mechanics like the ones seen in Taiko DS3 and Taiko Wii 2. In the story mode, Don-chan is sucked into a vortex and lands himself on the distant seven islands, where he is tasked with becoming the master of the Taiko Dojos on each of them. Along the way there are stages like multiplayer duels with computer AI and challenges like getting a certain score on a song (a much better way to present them unlike in DS1, where the challenges were sent through letters which could be easily ignored)

Taiko 10th Anniversary 3rd big news!

Well that was fast. End the suspense and find out what it is!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mori no Kuma-san lyrics

Vocals: Hayashibara Megumi

*the lyrics below are brought us by Sayo, a former user from the Taiko Dojo blog!*

PaPaPa Love confirmed for Taiko PSP DX

Here's a snap from the Taiko PSP DX trailer, about Medley mode. If you look closely on the right (time 0.45 in the video) it's possible to briefly see the first Muscle March song: now PaPaPa Love is officially confirmed for the starting tracklist!

Since the songs are displayed by genre on this screen, we can assume that even PaPaPa Love has moved into the Game Song genre, as happened for the most recent Make Inu Henjou. Also curious to see that Mujihi na Ou, the God Eater Burst song, will have a 6* Futsuu mode; the suspects of a 10* Oni are becoming brighter and brighter...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Song of the Week! 18 June 2011


Ok, since your requests are getting more and more overwhelming, it's time for another double pick (Always in the revival mood, indeed)! The first song is suggested by kookono:

Friday, June 17, 2011

Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX monthly song packs

Note: Licensed songs and brand-new Namco Original songs are priced at 150 yen per song, while old Namco Original and Game Music songs seen before on other versions are free.

As of October 1st, 2015, all the songs are not available to download anymore.

Key: Anime Children/Folk  Classic  J-Pop  Game Music  Variety  Namco Original / Ura mode

Ponytail to Shushu(ポニーテールとシュシュ)
Kaze no Fantasy (風のファンタジー)
Pastel Dream (パステル ドリーム)

*available from January 2012 for those who did not order from Lawson.

14 July 2011
Kiseki (キセキ)
Ring a Ding Dong
Detective Conan Main Theme (名探偵コナン メイン・テーマ)
Guts Guts!! (ガツガツ!!)
Angel Dream (エンジェル ドリーム)
Nagisa no Andromeda (渚のアンドロメダ)*

*Contains special dancers.

11 August 2011
Polyrhythm (ポリリズム)
Tougenkyou Alien (桃源郷エイリアン)
Melt (メルト)*
Saitama 2000 (さいたま2000)

*Contains special Miku dancers.

7 September 2011
Sakuranbo (さくらんぼ)
Karon (カロン)
 A Cruel Angel's Thesis (残酷な天使のテーゼ)
Zastohl no Madousho (ザストゥールの魔導書)

13 October 2011
Egao ni Kanpai! (笑顔にカンパイ!)
Soba Kazu (そばかす)
Sousei no Aquarion (創聖のアクエリオン)
No Way Back
No Way Back
Hyakka Ryouran (百花繚乱)*

*Contains special Rina Koike dancer. She is the promoter for Taiko no Tatsujin's 10th anniversary.

10 November 2011
LOVE Zukkyun (LOVEずっきゅん)
Blue Bird (ブルーバード)
Black Rock Shooter (ブラック★ロックシューター)
Meena no Oyashiki (ミーナのおやしき)
Uchuu Samurai (宇宙SAMURAI)

8 December 2011
Everyday, Katyusha (Everyday、カチューシャ)
My Soul, Your Beats!
Lupin III Theme '78 (ルパン三世のテーマ’78)
Maru Maru Mori Mori (マル・マル・モリ・モリ!)
Kimi no Planet (君のプラネット)
Danba Danba Din Dan (ダンバ・ダンバ・ディン・ダン)*

*Contains special YMCK dancers.

12 January 2012
Kibun Joujou (気分上々↑↑)
Touch (タッチ)
World is Mine (ワールドイズマイン)*
Kuon no Yoru (久遠の夜)
STAGE 0. ac11

*Contains special Miku dancers.

9 February 2012
Bakuichi Dancer (バクチダンサー)
Rinda Rinda (リンダリンダ)
W-B-X ~Boiled Extreme~
We Are! (ウィーアー!)
Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu -Gekijouban- (初音ミクの消失-劇場版-)*
The Carnivorous Carnival

*Contains special Miku dancers.

8 March 2012
Ikenai Taiyou (イケナイ太陽)
Niji (虹)
Hare Hare Yukai (ハレ晴レユカイ)
100% Yuuki (勇気100%)
Kita Saitama 2000 (きたさいたま2000)
Kita Saitama 200 (きたさいたま200)

12 April 2012
365 Nichi no Love Story (365日のラブストーリー。)
Ai wa Katsu (愛は勝つ)
Switch On!
Motteke! Sailor Fuku (もってけ!セーラーふく)
Kayou ~Flourishing Blossoms~ (花漾 ~Flourishing Blossoms~)
Naked Glow

10 May 2012
Aruite Ikou (歩いていこう)
Oshiri Kajiri Mushi (おしりかじり虫)
Tomare! (止マレ!)
Kurukuru Kurokkuru (クルクルクロックル)
Crane City (クレーンシティ)

14 June 2012
Kimagure Romantic (気まぐれロマンティック)
Tsubomi (蕾)
1 Dream (1 ドリーム)
Fuun! Bachi o Sensei (風雲!バチお先生)
Fuun! Bachi o Sensei (Long version) (風雲!バチお先生)

26 July 2012
By My Side (バイマイサイド)
Go Go Yuureisen (ゴーゴー幽霊船)
Dokidoki Mune Kyun Omatsuri Time (ドキドキ胸きゅん おまつりタイム)
Yozakura Shanikusai (夜桜謝肉祭)
Yozakura Shanikusai (夜桜謝肉祭)

30 August 2012
Agent Yoru o Yoku (エージェント夜を往く)
Overmaster (オーバーマスター)
Jinpuumaru (迅風丸)
Metal Police (めたるぽりす)
Metal Police (めたるぽりす)

27 September 2012
Flying Get (フライングゲット)
We Go! (ウィーゴー!)
Orion o Nazoru (オリオンをなぞる)
Oranda Nadeshiko (和蘭撫子)
Koi no Shohousen (恋の処方箋)
Doom Noiz

25 October 2012
Misenai Namida wa, Kitto Itsu Ka (ミセナイナミダハ、きっといつか)
Kirumi no Baby! (キルミーのベイベー!)
Hanaoto Ura Hyoushi (花オト裏拍子)
Kaze no Kuni no Ryu to Kishi (風の国の龍と騎士)
Metal Hawk BGM1 (メタルホーク BGM1)

29 November 2012
Pegasus Fantasy (ペガサス幻想)
RAGE v.self
3piece-Jazz Party!
Taiko Time (タイコタイム)
Taiko Time (タイコタイム)

20 December 2012
Otemoyan (おてもやん)
Shimedore 2000+ (〆ドレー2000+)

21 March 2013
Free (until May 6th 2013, priced thereafter)
Memeshikute (女々しくて)*
Kimi o Nosete (君をのせて)
Atarimae Taisou (あたりまえ体操)
Matryoshka (マトリョシカ)**
Jinsei Reset Button (人生リセットボタン)**

*Contains special Golden Bomber dancers
**Contains special Gumi dancers

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