Saturday, April 29, 2017

Taiko Plus - Fighting Idols Collab and End-of-April GTH Additions



A double treat for both Android and iOS Taiko players was revealed right before the Taiko Team having their latest hiatus period, as the monthly Gakkyoku Tori Houdai new song supply is coupled with a mini collaboration campaign, of which we're talking about after the jump.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Sonority Scouts - Hakurei Shrine's Musical Troopers / 2017 Edition


With the very last blog entry before the Golden Week hiatus being about the exclusive content that is featured in the promo Yellow Version builds being shipped at the yearly Hakurei Shrine Reitasai convention, it's time -once again- to wonder just what the other music series competitors will pull out for the returning danmaku-fueled event.

Reach us out after the jump!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Twitter Snippets (27 April 2017) - Silence is Golden (Week)


By this point, we've got used to Bandai Namco-related media taking a break as the yearly Golden Week celebrations approach, and 2017 is no exception.

From this Friday until May 7th, all Taiko Team-related activities (Twitter handle, blog entries and such) will be stopped for the nationwide celebration, only to be resuming from the following Monday onward.

Namco Taiko Blog (27 April 2017) - Cirno Project @ Reitasai 2017


Today's weekly blog entry is mainly made out of a visual reminder of the IOSYS Touhou Project arrange collaboration coming to the 14th Reitasai's promo Taiko no Tatsujin builds, alongside the other previously-released arrange songs. Also, we now happen to know what the song's official title is going to be: Cirno's Perfect Math Class ⑨ Anniversary Edition (チルノのパーフェクトさんすう教室 ⑨周年バージョン).

Once again, we remind you that this song's outing is currently scheduled to public Taiko (and Synchronica) arcades as well, set to an unspecified future date.

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3DS3 Update: Cruising Round the Sun: May 3DS3 DLC


While we are ever so close to the one-year mark of the release of 3DS3 (and also the typical active cycle of console DLCs), continue to have some brand new and familiarly exciting picks for the month of May! Available May 11.

DLC: May Free Download
D's Adventure Note (~2017/06/07)
   暖@よみぃ Dan@Yomii

DLC: Donder Pack 3 (500 yen +tax)
OLGA BREEZE [太陽シーン Sun Scene] NEW!
   「ダライアスII」より Darius II
 蒼の旋律 Ao no Senritsu (+Ura)
マリオネットピュア Marionette Pure
夜櫻ブレヰダアズ Yozakura Braiders
   ぽんきち Ponkichi
DEBSTEP!
   やじゅ Yaju

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

First Video: Yellow ver. V2.07/Asia V1.05 Songs



With the update day's coming and the official Japanese update version number fully revealed, the one thing left for us to do is to cover the newcomer songs! Let's start with the sole Namco Original addition.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

[RANDOM] - Tatsu-Don's... Less Known Cousin?


As we started this week on random notes, we're also ending it on a tangent of randomness, thanks to a Taiko-related tweet made by independent composer sasakure.UK that has managed to achieve an overwhelming amount of positive attention... yes, even higher than Etou trying to sing conflict!

Basically, the artist wondered how big can a Don note get after the 'regular' normal and big variants, resulting in the doodling process of a muscle-powered creature that goes by the name of Must Don (マストドン). How would such a creature get along with the rest of the Wada family or even the Tatsu brothers? The world may never know...

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Song of the Week! 22 April 2017


With something Nintendo-related making its debut next week, we might as well join the fray with a feature that is also linked to the Kyoto entertainment company!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Twitter Snippets (April 19 2017): Angel Dream ver. CGSS Dated


Following the breaking-news first announcement, another breaking-news tweet dates the addition of Angel Dream "ver. CGSS" at April 26, together with the next update.

Monday, April 17, 2017

[RANDOM] - Not-Namco Idols with Namco Artists


It doesn't happen very often to see songs from NAMCO SOUNDS composers branching out to external music game series... let alone brand new tracks, for that matter! This, however, is the scenario that is bound to happen later this month for Sega's Chunithm series.

We've seen for a while how the not-Vocaloid-related music game franchises have started to feature a proprietary idol unit in the past that goes by the name of Irorimidori (イロドリミドリ), and after some iDOLM@ster songs getting ported to the earliest maimai builds it's now the turn of one Namco musician to contribute for this cause! More specifically, Hiroshi Okubo (大久保博) has been in charge of the arrangement direction of the latest Irorimidori track (Tic Tac DREAMIN'), which is about to be publicly released later this week.

For those who are curious enough for a song preview, head over to this tweet!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Song of the Week! 15 April 2017


We've seen many success stories from different kinds of media who managed to draw attention to themselves thanks to Internet-related fame... today's featured track is about another one of them!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Across Japan: Back in the Yellow: April 2017 Facebook Tournament

The initial delay from Japanese version might be scary and afar, but now that Yellow ver. Asian version is well up and running, it's alright now! :D

Let's kick back into gear for the regular monthly happenings then! (Nope, not DonChare. We still don't get to have Donder Hiroba :( )

Facebook Tournament: March 15~23 2017
 ガンスリンガーシンデレラ Gunslinger Cinderella (Oni ★9)
 前前前世 Zen Zen Zense (Muzukashii ★6)
   映画「君の名は。」より Your Name.

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Namco Taiko Blog (13 April 2017) - Announcement of Future Announcements: Game Version 2.xx


Today's choice for our weekly Taiko Team blog article feature has been made for the fact that most of the next update's content will actually be revealed some time in the future...

That, however, doesn't mean that we don't have anything else interesting to say about it today!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Almost Transient Mysteries: Soroban, Dark Turn Rises


So now that everyone knows that what Yuu-ge-ra-sai-kyou might have meant, Taiko Team deem it suitable for Yellow ver., of all timing, to renew the hidden messages in Soroban 2000.

Twitter Snippets (12 April 2017) - Marine Base's Incoming Album


In the ongoing, harsh climate of Taiko news drought, the Team has been eager on promoting the latest album release of one of its music-making contributors once again!

This time around it's the turn of Marine Base, who is including her Namco Original song contribution (Houkago☆Magician) in the soon-to-be-out Multitasking Girl (マルチタスクガール) album, set for a May 17th release. Will an extended version of the song be included, or is it going to be the 'regular' Taiko cut instead?

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sympho-Neighbours - Digital Singers Concerto



...well, I got to read that message sent to me by the other blog TT blog editors last week. To sum it up, it stated that I'd have to make up for the April Fools stunt with a feature concerning a topic I tend to dislike to "balance it out", or else I might see something of mine around the Interned be freezed...

With that said, here I am, making a Sympho-Neighbours feature about Vocaloid music in rhythm gaming!
...breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out...

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Song of the Week! 8 April 2017


A couple of Namco Original tunes are on our spotlight today! Both of them were also created for tournament means, too.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Namco Taiko Blog (6 April 2017) - Brother's Promo Taiko Papercraft

「太鼓の達人」ペーパークラフト

The mysterious "Etou-San's Agent" is back! ... and once again, it's just for rehashing old news pieces without adding nothing else new. As the Brother papercraft campaign was already tackled by us thanks to a Taiko Team tweet we talked about last week (link), just imagine at this point one of us waggling fingers at the screen to reach out our reading audience and say: "These aren't the news you're looking for; you can go about your business".

Move along, move along...

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Taiko no Tatsujin Yellow Ver. (International) Song List


The 3rd-generation Taiko arcade line's 9th firmware iteration is another distinguished step for Taiko players from the not-Japanese Asian areas to catch up with the brand new content being featured in the main build since Day 1; the feat was accomplished by porting the majority of the JP Yellow Version launch content, including the revamped unlock system (to an extent).

The Don Point unlock system discontinuation has led to the instantaneous unlock of all its related tracks for all players to enjoy, while the newcomer Don Medal system (and related unlocks) has managed to be ported unscathed. That said, however, most of the Donder Hiroba-features and their revamped counterparts (such as the Katsu Medal-based shops) are still inactive for the overseas arcade brand.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Across Japan: Yellow ver. Song Adds and Minuses

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We did not show you this last time, but here's the cross-fading Facebook cover made all exciting with the wait we've had

Now that Lokamp has had his fun *cough*, let's get back to actual news for actual Taiko no Tatsujin. Specifically, a celebratory cheer goes out to the Donders (and our readers) in the greater Asia regions for the full new song list for Yellow ver.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Taiko Plus/STH: End-of-March GTH Additions


Right before the whole April Fools charades could take place this year, the Taiko Plus STH app players can have a taste of some popular and difficult songs to enjoy between Namco Originals, some nostalgia and Touhou invasion while we're at it.

Gakkyoku Tori Houdai Adds: March 31

 Sakuranbo (さくらんぼ)
 Akeboshi Rocket (明星ロケット)
 Eikyoku/Gyouan (郢曲/暁闇)
 Kayou ~Flourishing Blossoms~ (花漾 ~Flourishing Blossoms~) (+ Ura)
 Mahou no Kissaten (魔法の喫茶店)

Sonority Scouts - Prankfully Yours, 2017 Edition


...yes, once again we've been on the fools' chariot to treat our audience for some of that delicious April Fools fondue, but we've not been the only music game-related tricksters of the town!

Meet us after the jump for a collection of the most amusing AF stunts of this year, together with what the Taiko franchise has cooked up for this year in particular...

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sympho-Neighbours - One-Butapunch Man



To round off our last Taiko Time-styled set of features before our blog overhaul in our trilogy, it's time to fall further down the rabbit hole for other glimpses of rhythm gaming glory that Tsugumi Kataoka managed to build up along all these years! This is about to become a tale for the ages...

Song of the Week! 1 April 2017


Expecting a regular feature? TOO BAD. KATAOKA TIME.

Super Mogoo lyrics



Composition, arrangement, lyrics, vocals, cheese: Tsugumi Kataoka (片岡嗣実)

[SITE] - Early Spring's Major Blog Update

Before starting this out-of-schedule update notice, as usual, I personally want to thank every single one of our readers, be it 1-time viewers or recurring visitors, who've been coming to our humble web space for the latest scoops about the Taiko no Tatsujin series; the passion and dedication to the overall music game scenario is what has inspired the inception of this very blog, but your renewed interest is what it made it flourish up to this day (and counting!).

It's also for the very same passion-driven motifs leading all of us so far that we're announcing a full blog overhaul project, so that we can further expand on one of the driving forces that are moving the entire Japanese rhythm games scenario forward.

We deem this change so important, in fact, that we're leaving our new main topic behind a jump. We invite you to delve further as we unveil Taiko Time's new raison d'etre.







The time has come. Meet the man.






Nay, the giant.






Nay, the legend.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Twitter Snippets (31 March 2017) - Brother's Promo Bandai Namco Papercrafts!


Having some spare sheets of paper and you want to make a new Taiko-themed papercraft after those old models for Don-Chan and Arumi-Chan back in the Wii2 days? Japanese printer manufacturer Brother is teaming up with Bandai Namco for the digital distribution of free paperkit models from many of the company's videogame-related IPs. As you can see, among the first models to appear there's a Taiko-themed figure to make, too!

The campaign is running from today until June 29th, after which date all the papercrafts' related PDF files won't be retrievable anymore. There's also going to be featured a second course of Bandai Namco papercrafts if the cumulative milestone of 10.000 downloads is met, so perhaps there may be more of a model concerning the same series...?

Source [Brother x Bandai Namco Campaign website]

Twitter Snippets (31 March 2017) - Into the Cinders and Back: Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls ver. Angel Dream on Yellow ver.


Due to popular demand, the version of Angel Dream that is featured in The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage will be making its way back to its roots, coming soon in Taiko no Tatsujin Yellow ver. Details coming soon.

Across Japan: Thank You for Waiting! Yellow ver. Update Announced

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And we have a date too now! April 5 2017, as shown in the above announcement image from, will be when Taiko no Tatsujin Yellow ver. applies to connected cabinets across the rest of Asia. Wonder why it took a half-month delay again, when Red ver. has managed same-day update?

As for info on new songs coming to the new version (or rather what songs did not come to Asia) and more, keep an eye on the official Facebook page as always.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

3DS3 Update: Right into Cloud Nine (and Ten): April 3DS3 DLC


Last month's real challenges is not enough for you? Get more of ★9 and ★10 picks right where it comes from starting April 6.

DLC: April Free Download
大空と太鼓の踊り Oozora to Taiko no Odori (~2017/05/10)
   paraμ

DLC: Donder Pack 2 (500 yen +tax)
Wings of Tomorrow (Tatsujin Mix)
   「GOD EATER 2」より
Abandoned Temple Final 2nd Console debut
   「鉄拳7 FR」より Tekken 7 Fated Retribution
チャーリー ダッシュ! Charlie Dash!
電子ドラムの達人 Denshi-drum no Tatsujin
   ふぇのたす Phenotas
タイコタイム Taiko Time (+ Ura?)

[UPDATE] - Taiko Time Ura confirmed for the pack; they only forgot to add the label on the initial announcement...

Namco Taiko Blog (March 30 2017): Did You Know Your Tubes?


In a bite-sized feature for today, Etou's deputy lets you know (or rather, reminds you) that the Taiko Team has been gradually releasing Namco Original song previews on YouTube.

Avid Namco Taiko Blog and/or Taiko Time followers will know that this trend started with the short-version previews of Gasshou Stabofe! and DokuLO CANdy around their debut update. The next step was to go full version since Sotsu Omeshiki Full and Yellow ver. arcade debuts, with a full-blown playlist no less.

It is kinda pointless for the Team to be officially talking about these videos and the playlist and then to immediately kill it off, so stay tuned to more Namco Original songs released this way in the future!

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Behind the Drums: SueP



The nick-named SueP (すえP) has been a member of the Taiko Team since January 2015, during Taiko no Tatsujin V Version's development. Her main role as a worker at Bandai Namco is deeply intertwined with the company's other arcade music game series -Synchronica-, for which she's been one of the main song chart makers. Within her primary occupation concerning the touchscreen-based series, she often took Taiko no Tatsujin notecharting tasks as a side job, up to then become a semi-regular Taiko Team member with other jobs to take in said series! Being a skilled Taiko player herself, SueP has been the test player for the Dojo Ranking courses since Kimidori Version, up to getting a course-deciding promotion under the Red ver. firmware.

SueP's charting style often relies on the more technical spectrum of Taiko gameplay, while always weighting in the placement of notes for their sonding with the base track (especially big ones) in order to realize what she has dubbed to be a "Singing Score" chart, a mode set which is musically in harmony with the base song at the point to make layers remembering about it just by thinking about its Taiko-mapped modes. Despite preferring rough-looking aspect for her hairstyle/outfit selection like Notecharter Sentai Shika@ni~san (しか@に~さん), she loves cute and fancy things. She's also in good acquaintance with the aforementioned Shika@ni~san, which taught her the basics of notechart-making during the creation of her first works, together with Kuboken (くぼけん).

Behind the Drums: Shika@ni~San


Another of the 3rd-generation Taiko Team notecharters, the nicknamed Shika@ni~San (しか@に~さん) (pictured in the right corner of the top image) has joined the ranks sometime during the development of Kimidori Version, with its arcade role stepping up from Murasaki Version onward as the course curator of arcade-exclusive features such as the Don Challenge missions, the Dojo Ranking and Taiko School modes. Born in 1957 on June 30th (the day after Taiko Team leader Etou's!), he's notorious among the other Notecharter Sentai members for his huge appreciation towards cats, which also lead to the inclusion of Ms. Cat and Mr. Ladle as the Taiko School assistants.

Being an average 10-star Oni clearer himself, Shika@ni~San's charting approach was mostly based on a difficult degree that he himself could tackle, with a preference to scrolling speed modifications and short hit-balloons. Upon receiving some criticism for his initial charting job on Namco Original track Shiuryu, he started to follow the indications of other team members (such as Etou) to make it so that his future works wouldn't be harder for players to enjoy the base song and to reach the Norma clear due to charting gimmicks. That sentiment was also the basis for one of his charting mottos, "self-weighted challenge to be self-weighted", as a personal pointer to deliver a set of modes that can make the players enjoy both the base song and its charts in equal parts. As of his Notecharter Interview post, Shika@ni~San has charted more than 50 songs so far, starting with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's Family Party.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Song of the Week! 25 March 2017


For our very first Spring pick of the year, we're back at the racing scene once more, with a Bandai Namco-fueled racing series that, unlike for Ridge Racer games and other minor racing titles, found its fortune on the arcade game rooms...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Twitter Snippets (23 March 2017) - Pro Yakyuu Don-Chan Returns


The latest installment of the long-running Family Stadium series has hit store shelves a few months ago, and now it just so happens that the Taiko drum mascot can get a piece of action by cameo means!

Indeed, Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax (プロ野球 ファミスタ クライマックス) -the Nintendo 3DS's latest entry to the baseball-related franchise- is offering to its players the chance to employ Don-Chan in their dream teams! Readers of the Japanese magazine V Jump can find a password for this collaboration cameo in the latest issue, released 2 days ago.

Namco Taiko Blog (23 March 2017) - Taiko no Tatsujin @ Hakurei Shrine Reitasai '17


Rather than a full-blown Thursday blog entry from one of the usual Taiko Team members, this time around we got a small teaser instead from someone who dubs him/herself to be "Etou-san's Secret Agent", reporting to some early details about Taiko no Tatsujin participating at this year's Hakurei Shrine Reitasai convention.

The spring fair for everything Touhou-related will be held at the last day of the Japanese Golden Week (May 7th), with the Taiko no Tatsujin crew coming back with a limited cabinet of Yellow Version containing all the songs released to date plus the Cirno-related collaboration track that we also talked about last week (link). Apparently there's something else brewing for the event as well, but it's not the right time to reveal more for now...

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

First Video: Yellow ver. V1.07 Songs



Yellow Version's first update is already out! Here are the two new featured songs.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sonority Scouts - Heavenly Otogesai



Much like what we already witnessed with the maimai series months ago (link), another of the recurring Tenkaichi Otogesai arcade series has decided to pick out the pre-existing crossover-y climate in order to add extra difficulties to some of the earliest shared additions. Thus, the latest installment of bemani's SOUND VOLTEX series (SDVX IV HEAVENLY HAVEN) has added a bunch of extra difficulty modes to Kita Saitama 2000 and the other notorious boss tune sharings from the event's Phase 1 of the 1st edition.

Being a Taiko blog and all of that, we are obliged to put Kita Saitama 2000's Heavenly mode on top of this post, but feel free to check out the other 3 songs as well- they're all rated 19 (out of 20)!

Garakuta Doll Play
Got more raves?
FLOWER

Monday, March 20, 2017

Behind the Drums: Silver Forest

Silver Forest logo

Silver Forest is a music-oriented Touhou Project doujin group which was founded in 2006 by the nicknamed NYO, who is the arranger and lyricist of all of the unit's compositions. The act started with the also-nicknamed Sayuri (さゆり) and Aki (アキ) as the main vocalists, but the former had to leave the unit in 2012 due to her health condition's worsening, ultimately resulting in the unit being temporarily disbanded on May of the same year. The Silver Forest circle returned in 2013 with both returning and new singers subscribed to the act and it's currently active to this day.

Although the circle has been mainly involved for the porting of their most popular Touhou Project arrangements in many music game series, Silver Forest's contribution to the Taiko no Tatsujin series mostly comes in form of Namco Original works.

Houkago☆Magician Lyrics



Artist: Marine Base (まりんべーす)
Composer: Mamoru (マモル)
Lyrics, Vocals: Mariko Takei (武井麻里子)

Japanese lyrics sourced from Mariko Takei's Twitter (@mmmr_i)

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Taiko no Tatsujin Yellow Version: Rewards Shop


Originated from Momoiro Version, the Rewards Shop allows Banapassport players to unlock new elements for the arcade play (namely, customization avatar elements and songs) that are not unlockable through the unlocking of selective avatar titles. Previously a service which was exclusive to the Donder Hiroba platform, the Rewards Shop functionalities have been reworked from Yellow Version, disbanding the former system based on the Don Point/Shopping Point currency and dividing its catalog into two main different outlets, each using their own currency.

Together with the main Rewards Shop alternatives, the service is also supporting other theme-based outlets that are available for a limited time (like for the case of collaboration events and such), which also refer to one of the two currencies used in the main RS sections.

Classic Showcase: Rock-omatopoeia Songs

Under this unusual wording are classified a selection of arrangements that all share a family of traits; each of the songs are rock-styled arrangements of different pieces of Classic track from all over the world and all of them have a title that is formed out by four letters from different Japanese writing systems, whose translation gives out a four-syllable onomatopoeia title that is somehow related to the song's composition and/or background motif that has inspired the very same tracks' creation in some way or another.

One additional link that tie all these tunes together is NAMCO SOUNDS composer/guitarist/piano player Katsuro Tajima (田島勝朗), who both created and performed all the tracks for the Taiko no Tatsujin series.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Song of the Week! 18 March 2017


The wait is finally over and the genre color spectrum is now complete in the Taiko firmware scenario! It's also time for us to close this special feature circle with a Classic pick...

Friday, March 17, 2017

3DS3 Update: Back to School with the Taiko Stationery Set

「」プレゼントキャンペーンを実施!

While it's still too soon for us to get more details about the next DLC batch for the only currently-active console Taiko title, everyone who is about to buy Dokodon! Mystery Adventure is eligible to be subject of yet another gift campaign!

Starting from tomorrow in every participating store, every purchase of the latest 3DS game will be paired with a B5-size note book and sticker sheet with many Taiko characters from the Wada family, together with a Taiko-labeled pen. If you want to nab these freebies for yourself, act fast before the supplies are over!

Source (Taiko 3DS 3 official website)

Namco Taiko Blog 2 (17 March 2017): Swiftly Updated: Yellow ver. Update (G/V 1.07)


Swiftly after the release of Yellow ver. do we already have the first update. A tiny one but a doozy nonetheless.

New Songs: March 22 2017 (Yellow ver. G/V 1.07)
恋 Koi NEW!
   ドラマ「逃げるは恥だが役に立つ」より Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu
ようこそジャパリパークへ Youkoso Japari Park e NEW!
   どうぶつビスケッツ×PPP Doubutsu Biscuits x PPP / 「けものフレンズ」より Kemono Friends

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Taiko Team's *actual* Yellow-est Stream Session (14/3/17)


Contrary to the usual course of events, this pre-new-arcade-version broadcast from the Taiko Team's franchise news scoop is on the feather-weight league of magnitude, mostly due to the fact that we've already had another arcade-focused livestream last month on nearly the same topics... It's then more reassuring for us to know that what was lacked in coverage awe was doubled in in the cheesy department with all sorts of shenanigans!

This has also been one of those times where the Taiko Team has been more quick than us for the broadcast recap action, as Daifuku already made an image-based summary on the official blog (from which we've picked some snaps, too), so it's only fair play from our part to open our feature with a fresh picture of the experienced Taiko mascot!

List of Title Parts in Taiko no Tatsujin (Yellow Version)


From Momoiro Version 2.04 onwards, arcade Banapassport players are able to set titles for their personal nickname either with one of the titles previously unlocked by doing specific tasks or by creating a new one by scratch by using specific title parts.

These title parts are basically divided into two different groups: nouns and phrases ('Group A') and symbols or connectives ('Group B'). Players can use up to 2 words from Group A and a symbol/connective from Group B to construct a custom title, following the scheme A-B-A. Any spot of said scheme can be left blank and the slots for Group A words can be filled with the same word.

While all the units from Group B are unlocked by default, players have to get the title parts from Group A through the rewards shop. Certain Group A parts can be unlocked only by achieving specific goals just like regular titles, whose unlocking requirements are explained into White Version's unlock page.

List of Titles in Taiko no Tatsujin (Yellow Version)

The title stem was introduced by a firmware update in Taiko 0, and gives players with access to Banapassports nicknames to put beside their usernames while they play, as a mark of their in-game achievements, much like in other rhythm games with user profiles. The titles can be interchanged in Donder Hiroba when you have obtained them, and the one currently selected will display on the arcade screen wherever the player name is. Some titles unlock hidden content like songs and costumes.

It is possible to get more than one title in a go by overlapping the conditions for unlocking them. In addition, for newer players, Don Points (DP) will also be given out for titles they get.


Almost all the titles from the Red Version are available on Yellow ver. as well, with the addition of new title unlocks. Once again, titles are not ordered under a numerical order.

Titles are listed below, translated into English wherever possible.