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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Song of the Week! 29 October 2016


It's Halloween time again! Now for a spooky pick with some gory undertones!

Maow Lyrics



Composition: Arranged from Franz Schubert's Der Erlkönig
Arrangement: Rio Hamamoto (濱本理央)
Vocals: Yuu (結羽) of pLumsonic! (プラムソニック)

Friday, October 28, 2016

Taiko Plus/STH: The WCS2016 Mega-boost: October 28 GTH Adds


In this pre-November addition, the iOS and Android Taiko no Tatsujin games gets a final booster shot of WCS2016 Creofuga winners.

Gyakkyoku Tori Houdai Adds: October 28
 SstTAarR*
   M-O-T-U feat.初音ミク Hatsune Miku
 ココロボ Kokorobo
   Ujico*
 食らいむ!まうんとぱふぇ Climb! Mount Parfait
   unatra
 ひよっこファンタジー Hiyokko Fantasy
   つよみー Tsuyomi
 冷凍庫CJ ~嗚呼面太鼓ブラザーズ~ Reitouko CJ ~Amen Taiko Brothers~
   DJKurara

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Namco Taiko Blog (27 October 2016) - Dojo Ranking Gaiden Introduction and Yet Another Recycle DonChare

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Today's main subject on the Taiko Team's official blog is Red Version, as we take another look at the Dojo Ranking Gaiden (lit. 'Side-Story') feature and November 2016's Don Challenge goodies.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Namco Taiko Blog (26 October 2016) - Autumn Discounts for Taiko Wii U Games

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Continuing the trend from this summer's V Version digital sale, today's surprise blog entry is about yet another digital discount campaign, this time for Nintendo home console grounds (even seeing as it looks like the Wii U's successor is right behind the corner...).

From today until November 9th (9:59 AM, Japan time), it'll be possible to purchase the digital version of Taiko no Tatsujin Tokumori at the discounted price of 3000 Yen (tax excluded), while the later-released Atsumete Tomodachi Daisakusen will have its price dropped to 4000 Yen in the period of time that goes from November 9th to 23th (same hour deadlines).

As an added bonus, every song DLC that is still available to obtain to this day as paid DLC will have their price cut to 100 Yen during both promo periods! This deal is also applied to the Senpuu no Mai's 2-song combo for the third Wii U title, thus it being treated as a single purchase.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Buru-chan no Oya2 Lyrics



Composer, Lyrics: Yasuaki Matsuda (松田泰昭)
Arrangement: Yuri Misumi (みすみゆり)
Vocal: Mio Ishida (石田実緒), Tomomitsu Kaneko (金子智充)
Guitar: Taku Ishii (石井拓)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Behind the Drums: Marimo Institute


The notecharter known as Marimo Institute (まりも研究所) started making charts during the Murasaki Version days, while also being in charge of the song release schedule for the arcade front since then. Once known simply by the name of Fumenja X (譜面ジャーX), her nick was changed during the White Version days in favor of the namesake marine moss balls species (also shown in the picture above!).

Her main motto for charting is "easy to read, hard to be hit", as Marimo Institute herself loves contradictory concepts to play along for bigger means. As a big fan of STG (abbreviation of 'Shooting', or sometimes 'Swear To God') games where one misstep can easily lead to defeat, she's been mostly involved into the creation of notecharts for Touhou Project song arrangements, be it by herself or with the support of other sentai charters.

Behind the Drums: Arihotto


One of the Taiko Team's rookie notecharters, Arihotto (アリーホット) joined the Taiko Team during the creation of Sorairo Version, with the first mentions of his efforts as a notecharter appearing in the second Taiko game for 3DS, as the staff roll of Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken itself reports. His nickname was picked because of both Arihotto's passion for spicy food and the existence of a secret deposit of chili peppers and other spicy foods inside the canteen of the Future Lab, Bandai Namco's former headquarters. He's also one of the persons in charge for the livestream sessions' BGM selections, so now you know who's the one starting every broadcast with Sports Digesdon!

With his earliest works dated to the month of April 2015, Arihotto's approach to notechart creation is the feel of any player approaching a Taiko game, as starting to play ignites the passionate will of performing well; as such, most of his charts rely on muscle skills on stamina management. His work portfolio includes songs for almost every genre, with heavy emphasis on Game Music-related collaboration content.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Song of the Week! 22 October 2016


For today's feature, the tone is slightly different than usual.

As a personal rule for this corner, I seldom let my choices for this corner to be affected by personal tastes, but upon having fully experienced the series from which the couple of songs of today's feature are spawned, I won't delay this pet-peeve of mine once again to the "another couple of months later" status and put this up today. I'll try not to make of this a personal habit in the future...

Friday, October 21, 2016

WONDER! School Taiko no Tatsujin Contest Winner


The kids-oriented art contest which was also the topic of one of the first posts in the renewed Taiko Team's official blog has met its end! The ultimate winner turned out to be the Heian Period Beauty Don-chan (へいあんびじん どんちゃん) shown up here, which will appear in both Taiko 3DS3 (on January 2017 as a piece of DLC) and Taiko Red Version during next year's Spring season.

The Taiko Team has also gathered five Honorable Mentions! check out the results page to see them.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Namco Taiko Blog (20 October 2016) - Taiko 3DS3 Sandwich Box Campaign

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In one of our shortest blog recaps yet, grab yourself a Taiko no Tatsujin sandwich box like the one shown above if you buy Dokodon! Mystery Adventure at the participating Ion / GEO / Toys 'R' Us / Yamada Denki stores! Further details are supplied in the videogame's website.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Twitter Snippets (October 19 2016): What the Heck is a Stabofe!?

"[...] Speaking of, what is a Stabofe? Stabofestabofestabofestabofestabofestabo......"

In a cryptic tweet from sound designer and composer relations person Yoshinori Kawamoto, we might have the faintest clue of what the hecka Stabofe is. Here's how we put it: If we had known about this we would have put it as "Stivalfe". (BUt no we are not changing it, that would make even less sense to other people)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sonority Scouts - 3rd Tenkaichi Otogesai, Newcomers Round



The big event that made people cheer in joy two years ago is back, with the third iteration featuring a quartet of songs that -for the time being- are exclusive to their proprietary franchises.

As this very edition of the Otogesai had brought some hope of seeing the post-1st year transplants to come in other franchises in the future, let's see the other AOU-exclusive picks for the 2016 edition's first phase songs!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Caramel Time Lyrics



Composition: Takurou Gou (郷拓郎)
Vocal: Tanqun (たんきゅん)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Taiko Time 6th Anniversary: Event Results and Talkback


Thanks for everyone who submitted to the anniversary events! Here are the results now! The quiz answers and a Hall of Fame sort of gallery can also be found after the jump.

...the thing is though, it appears that we maybe haven't specified too well that some of you might have played different notecharts in the tournament than intended. No matter though all in the good fun for the anniversary, and we just listed everyone's results with adjusted maximums this time. We'll make sure we make the rules clearer the next time we hold something like this.

All in all though, thanks once again for the continued support, and here's to more years of both Taiko no Tatsujin and the blog!

Taiko Time 6th Anniversary Quiz Results
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Taiko Time 6th Anniversary Tournament Results
Popularity's Trial
Participant夏祭り残酷な天使のテーゼTotal
Yandrak45705020/708360 (PSP1)
99.53%
761570/790580 (PSP2)
96.33%

195.86%

Trainee's Trial
Participantウィリアム・テル序曲太鼓乱舞 皆伝Total
Jesse992640/995570 (3DS3)
99.71%
 
1024770/1049020 (3DS2)
97.69%
(Master Route)

197.40%
Roa916110/995570 (3DS3)
92.02%
 
824500/1049020 (3DS2)
78.60%
(Master Route)

170.62%
 

Accuracy's Trial
ParticipantタイコタイムKARMA (Tatsujin Mix)Total
Jesse857/876
(Ura Oni)
855/876
 
1712/1752
 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Taiko Plus/STH - Chain Chronicle 2nd Collab, the Portable Outings


As this week's Red Version update went live, the Android version of the game can effectively catch up with all the Chain Chronicle content, as both the previously-launched Normal Battle and Final Battle medleys have been added to the Gakkyoku Tori Houdai mode, together with the shared debut of newcomer Chain Chronicle Total War Medley and the three songs' respective Ura Oni modes.

On top of that, the short version of the Chain Chronicle Normal Battle Medley will become available to play once again on both app versions for free, until the campaign's end (November 14th).

Song of the Week! 15 October 2016


While the latest Red Version update has brought up a quintet of brand-new public songs, the license expiration death knell has required four times the amount of song removals to be satisfied this time around, including -once again- songs that don't have any other playable form in any other Taiko title.

Today's feature is in memory of two of these forever-lost tracks...

Sonority Scouts - Hakurei Shrine's Autumn Troopers / 2016 Edition


Right before our weekly song showcase, here comes from us another sneak peak at what will come from rhythm gaming in general with tomorrow's Autumn Reitasai. We've already seen that Taiko gaming will have... well... quite the un-munificient additions for this event, but what about other music gaming series?

Friday, October 14, 2016

Twitter Snippets (12-14 October 2016) - Random Composer Facts, Round 2


Following up from last week's appearances on Twitter, this week we've seen another couple of revelations that have been worthy of Taiko Team retweeting, and this time both of them are for commissioned future song work reveals for Taiko gaming! The first one above comes from Go Takuro (郷拓郎), one of the two members of the independent unit detune.; his latest contribution as of now is the composition of Tanqun Democracy song Natsumono☆.


Our 2nd reveal comes from the mother-and-daughter couple of Honoka and Kikuo Inoue, both of which have been hired for the creation of a future Namco Original song. While we've heard Honoka quite a lot in the genre since White Version's inception, this will be the first Namco Original starring Kikuo!

Namco Taiko Blog (13 October 2016) - Taiko no Tatsujin @ Autumn Reitasai '16

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Yesterday, we forgot to talk about the latest Taiko Team blog entry, which focuses on the returning Autumn Reitasai's Taiko-related content for this year.

While we already know the more meatier content thanks to the past livestream run like the limited blue Reimu Petit Chara shown above (see the rest here!), after the jump we'll be focusing of the minor new bits that have been announced with this blog entry.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

First Video: Red ver. Update (V4.05/Asia V2.02) New Songs



It's a Game Music bonanza with today's Red ver. update, and so is our First Video coverage! Remember to also check back tomorrow for the AOU-exclusive pick, but first...

Addendum (2016/10/14): Added Chain Chronicle Total War Medley and Gasshou Stabofe! that was missing yesterday, and DokuLO CANdy debuting today.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Red ver. Update (V4.05/Asia V2.02) New Songs Preview



Players of other big-name arcade rhythm games may be familiar of makers releasing previews of new songs on YouTube. Taiko no Tatsujin has never done this except for embedding snippets with Windows Media Player in the old Namco Taiko Blog format, (in)famous for not supporting some newer advanced browsers and smartphone viewers.

That changes today, as these videos on the official Bandai Namco YouTube channel gives us the longed preview snippets of Gasshou Stabofe! and more of DokuLO CANdy♡, after that abrupt cut from that livestream.



Meanwhile for more song trivia: Gasshou Stabofe! is in fact another entry to the School Matters Series on the choir festival. The song is once again composed by long-time contributor Masako Oogami and vocaled by the Danchinomiya sisters, the combination previously seen in Yureru Pleats Jikkouiin. Active high-school female duo Tama☆tai provides their talent to make up the namesake choir.
See you tomorrow and the day after for the First Videos!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tenkaichi Otogesai 3 Official Site Open


Or more accurately, the Tenkaichi Otogesai 2 stuff has been replaced with the third installment at http://www.otogesai.jp/. The site now also features, among other regular/routinal things, the song choices for the Shop Preliminary rounds which also includes the reveal of DokuLO CANdy♡'s music jacket.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Across Japan: Still Catching Up! Red ver. Asia Version Update (V2.02)

In a stunning turn of event, we have yet another same-day-as-Japan update for the greater Asia's Taiko no Tatsujin Red ver. cabinets. Discounting the obvious lack of Title Parts and Tokkun Mode, at least we are getting all the same songs as Japan Donders (minus AOU-exclusive DokuLO CANdy).

The Asian song list also catches up with Japan on Chain Chronicle tie-in efforts with both past medleys and the Phoena and Pirika outfit to unlock.

New Songs: October 13 (Red ver. Asia V2.02)
 ウィーキャン! We Can! Same day as Japan
   One Piece
 華蕾夢ミル狂詩曲~魂ノ導~ Tsubomi Yumemiru Rapsodia ~Alma no Michibiki~ Same day as Japan
   「アイドルマスター シンデレラガールズ」より The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls
 あんずのうた Anzu no Uta Same day as Japan
   「アイドルマスター シンデレラガールズ」より The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls
 ミツボシ☆☆★ Mitsuboshi ☆☆★ Same day as Japan
   「アイドルマスター シンデレラガールズ」より The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls
 チェインクロニクル 総力戦メドレー Chain Chronicle Total War Medley Same day as Japan
 チェインクロニクル 通常バトルメドレー Chain Chronicle Normal Battle Medley
 チェインクロニクル 最終決戦メドレー Chain Chronicle Final Showdown Medley
合唱スタボーフェ! Gasshou Stabofe! Same day as Japan
   with たま☆たい feat. 団地ノ宮 with Tama☆tai feat. Danchinomiya

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Maou no Showtime Lyrics



Composer, Lyrics, Vocal: Takafumi Sato (佐藤たかふみ)

Addendum (2016/10/09): Fixed with Wii U3 Lyrics

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Taiko no Tatsujin 3DS3 Story Mode Data: Multiplayer


**Incomplete as of now. Do tell us if you have more information!**

Song of the Week! 8 October 2016


Another week, another round of song requests! Chatbox user Yusri Khairi has a couple of Game Music-related song requests for us that cross the Limited-Play boundaries.

Unfortunately, though, video/notechart footage for one of the requested songs so far isn't available at all for the hardest difficulty setting of one of the two requests, so I'm forced for now to glance over one of the two in exchange for something else, also from the same genre...

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Twitter Snippets (6 October 2016) - Random Composer Facts


To round up the Taiko-related updates for today, here are a couple of tweets about song composers that the Taiko Team felt compelled to re-tweet!

The first one is from the Twitter profile of Yura Hatuki, whose most recent Taiko no Tatsujin work is the 3DS3 DLC debut track Ryuu to Kokuen no Himegimi, in which she is both the lyricist and one of the singers. With this small tweet, it's revealed that recurrent Production GIW composer Hisui (翡翠) is the other singer in his first vocal job for the series!


For the second tweet, however, we're taking a glance at future song-making events, as freelance composer/singer unmo has made a photo of herself after finishing a recording session at Namco's studios in Tokyo. We haven't heard of this artist since Jikuu Chou Jikuu 1-Ka, the final song addition to Sorairo Version, which begs the question of when will be hear something more about this song, after such a huge time gap in Taiko lore!

Taiko Plus/STH: Touhou Invasion Now Has Song Pack Roots (+ GTH Extras)


After the monthly distribution of Gakkyoku Tori Houdai songs from the big Japanese musical phenomenon that is the Touhou Project Arrange bandwagon, now Apple Taiko + users are able to grab all the currently-released songs in either two separate song packs -the Touhou Project Arrange Packs 1 and 2- or as a cheaper 9-song deal with the Touhou Project Arrange Pack Set.

Both the individual packs and the pack set will have the iOS debut of the Touhou collaboration unit song Senshaku Zesshou no Fantasia, which is also added today to the Gakkyoku Tori Houdai service for both the iOS and Android versions of the app.

To sweeten the deal, now Touhou-related unlockables will be available in both versions to win at the Lottery anytime. For a little bit of Taiko x Touhou magic for your device of choice, feel free to take a shot at the new wallpaper rewards!

Namco Taiko Blog (6 October 2016) - Livestream Recap and More on Red Ver. (V4.05)


Daifuku is back for a double dose of weekly blog entries! We can quite confidently glance over the first one's full details here, however, as it's just an official recap of what happened during September 30th's livestream (also see our feature!).

It's still an enlightening read to have on the original source material, however, as there are the HQ snaps of all the major slideshow screens that have been shown for the run (including that delicious Engrish misspelling mistake), comprehensive of the Twitter icon and smartphone wallparer rewards for everyone to enjoy and bring the magic of Red Version everywhere you go.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

First Video: Ryuu to Kokuen no Himegimi



 Ryuu to Kokuen no Himegimi (竜と黒炎の姫君) (4/6/7/8; 569 notes on Oni)

It's already past Midnight in Japan, which means that we're already getting FV footage of the latest drop/Yura Hatsuki song for Taiko gaming, now featuring both female and male vocals! The Oni notechart can be easily compared to the likes of Yuugen no Ran, in which an upbeat tempo is used to offer many combinations of 1/16 under a generally slow-feeling tempo (sans the scrolling speed-ups)

And OH YEAH, there's more...

Taiko no Tatsujin x Chain Chronicle Special Site Open



The special site for the second collaboration between Taiko no Tatsujin and Chain Chronicle is open! While Don-chan is off being available to Chain Chronicle guilds and total war participants from October 6~26, he also samples enough of the mode's music for a playable tune on AC0 Red ver. and iOS/Android Plus/STH, coming at an undetermined date.

New Songs: Red ver. and Plus/STH

 チェインクロニクル 総力戦メドレー Chain Chronicle Total War Medley



Across Japan: October Facebook Tournament


Another month of Facebook tournament, another chance to use the debuts in an actual setting!

Facebook Tournament: October 8~16 2016
 ミュージック・リボルバー Music Revolver (Ura Oni ★10)
   「ミュージックガンガン!2」より Music GunGun! 2
 Paradisus‐Paradoxum (Muzukashii ★6)
   「Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活」より Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-

Drumroll Me Up When September Ends (30/09/16)


How is that the Taiko Team after-livestream Twitter snapshots like the one above look so hectic? What grueling events have made the Taiko girls and Etou feel so tired?!? The answers to these questions (and more) lie in our usual broadcast recap, for the pleasure of our English-speaking audience.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Namco Taiko Blog (October 4 2016): Mayday in October: Red ver. Version Update (V4.05)


Following yesterday's special livestream on Tenkaichi Otogesai, you might wonder there must have been some update to actually add the song. Well today's surprise blog post answers that question with a October 13 update.

New Songs: October 13 (Red ver. V4.05)
 あんずのうた Anzu no Uta NEW!
   「アイドルマスター シンデレラガールズ」より The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls
 合唱スタボーフェ! Gasshou Stabofe! NEW!
   with たま☆たい feat. 団地ノ宮 with Tama☆tai feat. Danchinomiya

New Songs: October 14 (participating AOU stores only)
 毒L0CANdy♡ Doku L0CANdy♡ NEW!
    t+pazolite

Other Changes

  • Red ver. Title Part Gacha Part 2 adds 4-dimensional (四次元) / In Short (要するに) / Thick (太い) / French Braid (みつあみ) / Magical Girl (魔法少女) / Emperor (帝王)
  • Shortened afternoon break for Tokkun Mode, now resuming for the night at 17:00 instead of 19:00.


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Monday, October 3, 2016

Tenkaichi Otogesai 3 Postcards


While we're redacting our recap of the proper past Taiko Team livestream run, here's a fresh feature about the one that was broadcasted a few hours ago, concerning the returning Tenkaichi Otogesai cross-over tournament and the songs that will be involved.

As usual, we're going to focus more on the Taiko no Tatsujin part while also including some tidbits about the other rhythm game families!

Kokihi no Shinzou -SCARLET HEART- Lyrics



Arrangement: kyo
Lyrics: Lettuce Shichijou (七条レタス)
Vocal: Asana (あさな) of IOSYS

Sunday, October 2, 2016

[RANDOM] - Crushing White/Red Version's Tatsujin Dojo Ranking



Thanks to a heads-up by chatbox user Faiz Danyal, we've been made aware of a skilled Taiko player's recorded performance on the Dojo Ranking's hardest trial yet, scoring an impressive Tatsujin Gold clear (=all Great hits, no misses) in the dreadful Souryuu no Ran/≠MM/Yuugen no Ran trial. Congratulations!

(now, if only I can keep up the pace with 200+ BPM songs...)

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Song of the Week! 1 October 2016


This week's feature comes from a suggestion in the chatbox, highlighting a pretty big kid's anime which we actually haven't talked about much until now.

Across Japan: Plus One and Minus Eleven: Early October Song List Changes

 

Consider it the equivalency exchange for having so many Same day as Japan additions or whatever, but the October 13 AC0 Red ver. removals, dubbed the "Red Purge" by us, will also happen in the greater Asian regions. Given not all of the 20 removals in Japan have got out to Asia in the first place, so we only have 11 songs be removed. Yay...? The list is after the jump.

Well, at least Shining 65 hits the greater Asian arcades on schedule today (October 1) too, as the after-DonChare general unlocking.

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