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Monday, December 26, 2016

Behind the Drums: Kunio Yamaguchi

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One of the 3rd-Taiko generation recruits, Kunio Yamaguchi (山口邦雄) joined the Taiko Team during 2012 as the supervisor of the smartphone-related Taiko games, with his rise to notechart duties starting to peak during the later years. He was heard of this person under his Sentai Notecharter nickname first during the staff roll for the final Wii U Taiko game (Atsumete Tomodachi Daisakusen!), so it's easy to assume that his charting experience began roughly during the production of said game, with the collaboration-related song Kessen!! as his first commissioned work. As many other figures of the Taiko Team, Yamaguchi signs his notecharts with an alternative way to spell his own name (ヤマグチ).

Long compound clusters and scrolling speed changes appear frequently in Yamaguchi's charts, as he prizes the 'personal fun' aspect before submitting his works to the unnamed Music Score Leader for a final inspection. Being an average 10-star Oni clearer himself, the main philosophy behind Yamaguchi's Oni notecharts is the adoption of a "step-up" approach which integrates elements of the right-upper difficulty tier as difficulty treats for lower-rated songs.

J-Pop
  • Anata ni Koi wo Shite Mimashita (あなたに恋をしてみました)
  • Sugar Song to Bitter Step (シュガーソングとビターステップ)
  • Kimi ga Kureta Natsu (君がくれた夏)
  • Umi no Koe (海の声)
  • Hikaru Nara (光るなら)
Anime
  • Getta Banban (ゲッタバンバン)
  • Raise your flag
  • Brand-new World
  • QUESTION
  • Kaze (風)
  • Umi no Mieru Machi (海の見える街)
  • Start Line! (スタートライン!)
  •  Ikenai Borderline (いけないボーダーライン)
  • THE DAY
  • Paradisus-Paradoxum
Variety
  • Eastern District (東區東區)
  • Osakana Mainichi! Sakana-kun (おさかな毎日!さかなクン)
  • FANTASTIC BABY
Vocaloid
  • Love x Love Whistle (Karemeshi Official Song) (愛×愛ホイッスル(カレーメシ公式曲))
  • Tooriyo (トオリヨ)
  •  Setsuna Trip (セツナトリップ)
  • Alien Alien (エイリアンエイリアン)
Game Music
  • Kessen!! (決戦!!)
  • Fight The Fanatics
  • Unite The Force
  • Kimi to Boku no Mirai (キミとボクのミライ)
  • Dragon Ball Heroes (ドラゴンボールヒーローズ) - God Mission Theme Song
  • Kirby's Dream Land Medley (星のカービィメドレー)
  • Chain Chronicle Total War Medley (チェインクロニクル 総力戦メドレー)
  •  Chain Chronicle Total War Medley (チェインクロニクル 総力戦メドレー)
Namco Original
  • Heaven's Rider
  • Shounin YokkQ (承認欲Q)
  • Reitouko CJ ~Amen Taiko Brothers~ (冷凍庫CJ ~嗚呼面太鼓ブラザーズ~)
  • Yomi no Izanami (黄泉のイザナミ)
  • Crazy Beauty (クレイジービューティー)
  • SAKURA EXHAUST
  • Love You☆Don-Chan (ラブユー☆どんちゃん) -  revival notecharts only
  •  Love You☆Don-Chan (ラブユー☆どんちゃん)

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    1. Not really; we're adding pages to the Behind the Drums corner of the Others section of the blog.

      A couple more should be coming this very week!

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