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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Taiko PSP DX's IDs, take 14

After last month's disappointing pack which had no new song IDs, we have one this month. The ID highlighted above, otemo, belongs to Otemoyan, the mambo remix of a traditional Japanese nursery song and one of the latest Variety songs introduced by the latest arcade's July 2012 update.

Song of the Week! 29 September 2012

Hello again! The featured song this time has a Ura mode, but it's been seen before on a song series and taken out because we felt that it did not match the series anymore. Know which song it is?

There's another one too, so that makes two songs this week.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Random: Mad 3DS drumroll technique

This guy has a deathwish for his touchscreen I swear. I.....just watch it. This is some crazy stuff.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Taiko no Tatsujin ver. 2.09 and PSP DX's new songs

Today both September 2012's DLC pack for Taiko PSP DX and the latest arcade upgrade are released. Below are the new songs, updated with links to Youtube videos and ratings whenever available.

Manatsu no Sounds good! (真夏のSounds good!) 3/3/3/5
Kaze ga Fuiteiru (風が吹いている) 3/4/6/7
Shine 3/4/3/6
Yes (イエス) 3/4/5/6

Zutto Zutto Tomodachi (ずっとずっとトモダチ) 1/2/3/4
Haru Uta (ハルウタ) 3/4/5/6

Game Music
Overture (序曲) 3/4/4/5

Namco Original
Oranda Nadeshiko (和蘭撫子) 4/5/6/8
Koi no Shohousen (恋の処方箋) 3/5/5/7

Namco Taiko Blog (27 September 2012) - October's frightening surprises

With September's Don Challenge arcade trials coming to an end, October is around the corner with other prizes awaiting the Banapassport users!

Namco Taiko Blog (26 September 2012) - Yet another Taiko no Tatsujin x Dragon Quest collab


Yesterday, another collaboration has been officially announced, once again between Taiko no Tatsujin and the role-playing game series Dragon Quest, focusing on their latest game, Dragon Quest X, released on Wii and Wii U. We already know that the latest game's overture will be in the fifth Taiko Wii game, but this collab has more stuff to offer!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Taiko Wii 5 REAL starting songlist

If you've been following the blog closely for the past 3 to 4 days, we have posted two articles about the new songs for Taiko Wii 5. You can disregard them now, as they have been confirmed fake. Information leaks from Tokyo Game Show is not easy to come by as videos and photos are forbidden and so, whenever something is posted, we can only take it at face value and with a pinch of salt, and for that, we apologize for any inconvenience it might have caused you.

However, just this morning someone on 2ch uploaded seven videos (sideways) taken from an iPhone, with the real Taiko Wii 5 starting songlist, making all previous rumor posts completely useless. Read more to see the final story from Tokyo Game Show!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

[RUMOR] Another batch of songs for Taiko Wii 5

Important: Confirmed fake 

"レポまとめ 版権追加なし バラエティにウマウマ、線路は続く、ハローキティー何とか(忘れた)
ナムコ 旋風天地、ヌムジカ、消失、ラブユー、スポドン、蟹蟹(マジドリかも)、切るな、ケチャ、リバイバー"

The post above comes from 2chan, where someone allegedly has had a peek at the Taiko Wii 5 starting songlist. This list contains a few songs not in Wikihouse's list. The new additions to Chogouka-Ban's starting rostes (marked with bold characters) are:

-) A new song about Hello Kitty in the Variety genre (the author doesn't remember the title)
-) A new Classic song with a long Kanji title and some other unnamed songs for the Classic and Game Music genre
-) The return of The Carnivorous Carnival on Wii (remember, Kanikani is the nick used by Japanese fans for referencing the song)
-) In brackets next to The Carnivorous Carnival, The Magician's Dream is coming too, though it's a bit ambiguous being in brackets

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Taiko Wii 5's starting songlist

Important: Confirmed fake

As the Tokyo Game Show comes to an end, Japanese website Wikihouse has posted the titles of all the songs which were available to play. Wanna see what's new in the cauldron?

Feature: Namco Wonder Park Plus in Hong Kong

Do you visit arcades? Do you like Taiko no Tatsujin? Ever wondered what an arcade would look like if the ENTIRE thing was Taiko no Tatsujin? Namco Wonder Parks do exist in Japan, and there are always Taiko corners for players to strut their stuff every day. There's one in Hong Kong too, and this feature goes out to everyone not from Hong Kong or Japan! An exclusive look at the insides of a Namco Wonder Park!

Thank you flyboy87/dewanakatta for all the pictures!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Taiko no Tatsujin Chogouka-Ban at Tokyo Game Show 2012

This year's Tokyo Game Show is featuring the latest Taiko no Tatsujin console games to entertain the audience. Unlike last year with Kettei-Ban, Chogouka-Ban and the first 3DS game are free to be tried.

Not a single new detail has been spread around the internet yet (the video/photo restriction in Tokyo Game Show is typically very tight), besides this picture which proves the return of Numujika ac.10's return to Wii after just being on Taiko Wii 4.

Song of the Week! 22 September 2012

Another single feature awaits, and it is one of the songs from the Taiko Memories poll back in 2011. We have already seen quite a few songs from that list, there's not many left so it should be easy to guess what this song is!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Agent Yoru o Yuku lyrics

Composer, lyrics: Linda AI-CUE
Vocals: Hirada Hiromi (平田宏美)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Namco Taiko Blog 2 (20 September 2012)- Tokyo Game Show 2012

Tokyo Game Show 2012 begins today for the mass media to enter (and together with it lots of tantalizing trailers for new games have been released). The public show will begin soon, and this is the website.


Bandai Namco is obviously going too, and you can check out what they will be showing here. Tales of Xillia 2 takes the stage by storm, of course.


The Taiko games are in the family corner of the showfloor, and both Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb (3DS) and Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Chogouka-ban will be there. The PVs for both games will be shown and more importantly, Taiko Wii 5 will be playable for the public for the very first time! Will there be anything new shown for the game?

The corner will be open from September 22nd to 23rd, 10am to 5pm (final entrance time 4pm).

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Namco Taiko Blog (20 September 2012)- Taiko 0.5 Game Version 2.09

Upgraded firmware for Taiko 0.5! With new songs and a bunch of new features for even more player convenience.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Taiko no Tatsujin 3DS treasure list

Throughout the course of the Story Mode, meeting certain conditions in certain stages will unlock treasures, which are novelty items that go into a collection menu. The treasures by themselves have no use; however unlocking certain numbers of treasures will unlock costumes, Taiko sounds, and one hidden song. Hints will be given in the story mode to unlock each treasure.

There are 20 treasures in the game, with an additional 6 being made available by passwords via the unlocking of new hints.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Random: Othello no Tatsujin

Do you remember Banafest, Namco's virtual-life game which was featured last year as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations? Although the special period is over, remember that there are minigames which you can play in the special town, like the one above!

In Banafest, Mekadon challenges the players with Othello (a.k.a Reversi), a popular board game and also one of the minigames from mobile Taiko no Tatsujin

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Ketteiban costume gallery

Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Ketteiban has the largest set of costumes ever in any Taiko game; more than 100 of them. Each costume is given to players for passing each song in its songlist, and is a collection of new costumes plus old ones from all previous console Taiko games.

Costume rips courtesy of Zekira, click the image to view the costume full-size. * indicates that Don-chan has an alternate voice when this costume is equipped.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Song of the Week! 15 September 2012

Another change of genre for a great song which has never left arcade rooms. Electro music ahoy!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Hole in the wall lyrics

Composer, lyrics: Akitaka Toyama (遠山明孝)
Vocals: Kani Prince

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Taiko Wii 5's first website update

Together with today's Taiko Blog entry, Taiko Wii Chogouka-ban's website has been updated with some images of the game and its first TV commercial video, linked above. The Kusudama note is present in Taiko Wii 5, so probably the new scoring system is in place (we can't really tell at this moment because the Kusudama note functions in the exact same way as the Yam note and scores the same too) (link)

The theme song is not playing in the background (instead, an instrumental of 3Q-4U-AC00 was used), but another couple of songs with special dancers is being revealed: Monster Hunter 3 (Tri) G Medley and New Super Mario Bros. Wii, for the third time in a row (gosh, it looks like Namco has an obsession with plumbers on Wii).

Namco Taiko Blog (13 September 2012)- Taiko PSP DX September 2012 DLC

Another month, another lot of songs! Let's see what they are this time.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Made by You: Trance Dream and others

Yep, finally decided that I should find a permanent name for this section where we feature your fan-made custom Taiko no Tatsujin notecharts. Anyway, it's been a long hiatus since my laptop was out of commission for a week, but I'm back and ready for action. To start again, here are two charts by you!

Remember MIZU-I? Packer's at it again, composing a second song which he calls 'Trance Dream', and it sounds powerful and energetic. Give it a listen and try this chart out; it's easy at the beginning but definitely not to be underestimated.

The two charts on top are the regular and Ura Oni of Jia Yi's own spin on Turkish March (the Mozart version), with added vocals by Hatsune Miku. It's not the first time Miku is involved in singing this classic, a producer called owataP made one very popular variant quite some time back, however this Turkish March is different.

Both regular and Ura have 1000 notes, emulating telecastic fake show a bit, with the major difference being long streams in the regular Oni and a very mean speedup in the Ura.

Oh yeah, one more thing: Jia Yi's videos are now all uploaded to a side channel, jyleeBRS, as the first one has been set to private due to copyright strikes. The Madoka videos in particular were troublesome; they're all unlisted in the new channel, meaning you can still see 'em in you have the link to it, but you can't search for them on Youtube.

Yusri Khairi uploaded ten charts in one go (ten!), but for today we'll feature just one. We'll see more of this lot next time, but if you want to see his works now, visit his Youtube channel in the usual place!

This is a different take on Natsu Matsuri, the eternally popular Whiteberry song in Taiko no Tatsujin, with additions of notes to fill in the original 6*'s blank spots, and changing up the plain 3 note clusters to different patterns while adding a few more into the mix. Try it out!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Itoshi no Mille-sama lyrics

Composer: Mitsuhiro Kaneda (金田充弘)
Lyrics: Haruri (はるり)
Vocals: Haruko Aori (青木春子)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Dodon! to Nidaime costume gallery

For how to unlock the costumes, check the unlock article for Taiko Wii 2.

Like its predecessor, costumes are unlocked automatically as a player clears the Story Mode, but there are a few costumes that have to be unlocked by other means.

Costume rips courtesy of Zekira. Click the picture to see it full-size. * indicates that Don-chan has a different voice with this costume equipped.

CakePuffer FishHeadbandChibi Don*
Heavy Metal*Yokozuna*Meat BunFrog
AmbulanceArmor*Fire EngineCarnival
Train*TankHeadphonesGolden Shachihoko
TigerHoney BeeDiceSparkly Jewel
BouquetShisaPencilFortune Cat

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Taiko no Tatsujin Wii costume gallery

Taiko no Tatsujin Wii's costumes are very straightforward and easy to obtain as all you have to do is play normally in Play mode and level up Don-chan to advance the story. They are not 'costumes' per se since there is no formal costume selection menu in Taiko Wii, however you can still switch between the seven forms listed below in addition to normal Don-chan after the story mode ends. Just view the story chapter where the transformation takes place!

Costume rips courtesy of Zekira. Click on the pictures to view them full-size.* indicates that Don-chan gets a different voice when this form is equipped.

Mekadon is not Don-chan but replaces him in Story Mode in his absence.
Baby Don*Kindergarten Don*Student DonGangster Don*
Mekadon*Black DonGolden Don

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Song of the Week! 8 September 2012

Time for another double-pick week, and we are going to discover a pair of songs which share some little details, like the fact they are both user requests!

Friday, September 7, 2012

More Taiko Wii 5 minigame madness!

Another batch of images for Chogouka-Ban's minigames has been spread around the Internet, thanks once again to gaming websites and online stores!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Namco Taiko Blog 2 (6 September 2012) - Joubutsu 2000

The Wii article was actually published after this one, but this goes last because it would be easier to see on top, as this introduction is for no ordinary song; it's Namco's long-awaited promise to tell us more about the 2000 series' most difficult and enigmatic entry, Joubutsu 2000. Yep, two years late, and still a steadfast Wii exclusive.

Namco Taiko Blog (6 September 2012) - Taiko Wii 5 news!


Two blog updates today! The first one is about the upcoming Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Chogouka-Ban, with the first official information about the game (though its website still lacks any information and the theme song)