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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Namco Taiko Blog (16 June 2011) - 10 years of Taiko/2nd poll results

...do you remember the 2nd survey for the 10th Taiko anniversary, aired right after the song sequel poll? The survey, named "Taiko Memories - With laughter, with tears and iron drumsticks", asked to Taiko fans to decide the most memorable songs of the entire Taiko history. Wanna hear the winners?

1) Saitama 2000 (さいたま2000)

...seriously, have you ever had doubts about this? The eldest member of the extinct (?) Nisen series has reached the higher place in Taiko fans's hearts. Even after years since its release, Saitama 2000 has still the same magnetic fashion, with its reversed messages and the famous Don-Katsu Chitai, the Go-Go Time part of the song.

2) The Carnivorous Carnival

Another Namco Original hits the podium, and for the 2nd time, it's beause of a techno song! As the "demonic" version of Angel Dream, The Carnivorous Carnival achieved soon high popularity!

3) Angel Dream (エンジェル ドリーム)

Speaking of the Angel series, it's kinda funny to state that Angel Dream has an high rank also on this survey! After winning the previous "Namco Original sequel" poll, the masterpiece of the MONACA no Okabedesu duo has earned a bronze medal in ths survey!

We also have the names of the positions from 4th to 10th:

4) Kaze no Fantasy (風のファンタジー)
5) Natsu Matsuri (夏祭り)
6) Kita Saitama 2000 (きたさいたま2000)
7) KAGEKIYO (KAGEKIYO ~源平討魔伝メドレー~)
8) Nijiiro Yumeiro Taikoiro (虹色・夢色・太鼓色)
9) Koibumi 2000 (恋文2000)
10) Kurenai (紅)

On the Taiko Donder page, there are also available the rankings for musical genre! Here is the Top-5 chart for each of them:


1) Natsu Matsuri (夏祭り)
2) Kurenai (紅)
3) Punishment
4) Family Don-Don! (ファミリードンドン)
5) Sakuranbo (さくらんぼ)


1) My Soul, Your Beats!, from Angel Beats
2) Triangular (トライアングラー), from Macross F
3) Kaisei Joushou Hallelujah (快晴・上昇・ハレルーヤ), from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
4) Cruel Angel's Thesis (残酷な天使のテーゼ), from Neon Genesis Evangelion
5) DIVE TO WORLD, from Katekyo Hitman REBORN!


1) Yawaraka Sensha (やわらか戦車)
2) Melt (メルト)
3) Nihon Break Kogyo Shaka (日本ブレイク工業社歌)
4) U~U~Umauma (Caramelldansen- Speedycake Remix)(ウッーウッーウマウマ(゜∀゜))
5) Black Rock Shooter (ブラック★ロックシューター)


1) Hakuchou no Mizuumi ~still a duckling~ (白鳥の湖 ~still a duckling~)
2) Flight of the Bumblebee (熊蜂の飛行)
3) Kare Kano Kanon (カレ・カノ・カノン)
4) Fantasie Impromptu (幻想即興曲)
5) Classic Medley (Rock ver.) (クラシックメドレー(ロック編))

Game Music

1) KAGEKIYO (KAGEKIYO ~源平討魔伝メドレー~)
4) Ridge Racer
5) GO MY WAY!!

Namco Original

1) Saitama 2000 (さいたま2000)
2) The Carnivorous Carnival
3) Angel Dream (エンジェル ドリーム)
4) Kaze no Fantasy (風のファンタジー)
5) Kita Saitama 2000 (きたさいたま2000)

For the most curious users, Namco has opened a page where everyone can access these informations in Japanese, aside with users's comments about the songs and also some extra impressions from the creators of the songs themselves! At the same time you're reading these lines, Eto and LindaAI-Cue have commented Saitama 2000's final triumph, while the creators of The Carnivorous Carnival and Angel Dream haven't already written anything. Click here to access the poll results page!

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  1. Cool, my poll went to 6th place!!!

  2. Nihon Break beat Caramelldansen?! Whaaaaaaaaaat D:

  3. My Soul, You Beats kinda seems like a 'flavor of the month' vote to me :/

  4. Agree with Zekira. How can Caramelldansen NOT be in the top 3... (Yawaraka Densha totally deserves first though.)

    None of my favourites in Game Music, Anime or Classic (except Kare Kano Kanon).

  5. What I most disagree is the Classic one, Hakuchou no Mizuumi ~still a duckling~ is one of the worst classic songs of taiko no tatsujin. =/

  6. why didn't they include the etude in the classic genre poll??? way better than hakuchou no mizuumi :O