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Friday, November 30, 2018

[Plus/STH] Gakkyoku Tori Houdai Adds for November 30 2018


Apparently every current front of Taiko no Tatsujin is piling updates all into today. Let's also see the mobile application update to the Gakkyoku Tori Houdai subscription model.

Gakkyoku Tori Houdai Adds: November 30 2018

Title
We can!! HUGtto! PreCure Console debut
We can!! HUGっと!プリキュア
★1★2★2★2
Rokuchounen to Ichiya Monogatari
六兆年と一夜物語/kemu
★3★5★7★9★9
Kaidan Kaneko Chiharu
χ談/かねこちはる
★5★7★8★10
Ryuu to Kokuen no Himegimi
竜と黒炎の姫君
★4★6★7★8★10
Tsunagare! Hirogare! Uchi-agare!
  Taiko no Tatsujin Session de Dodon ga Don! Theme Song
つながれ!ひろがれ!打ち上がれ!
  「太鼓の達人 セッションでドドンがドン!」テーマソング
★4★5★7★9

Twitter Snippets (November 30 2018): The Sixth Heaven Opens: Dairokuten Maou Public Debut

The surprise end of the Tatsujin course of Blue ver. Ranking Dojo is coming out of the question-mark veils for the public debut into the regular song list tomorrow (December 1). Announced on the same day that it is found DFCed among the Tatsujin trial, huh.

Fun fact: while it can mean a malevolent deity in Buddhism mythos, "Dairokuten Maou" (lit. Sixth Heaven Devil King) here is almost definitely in reference to Oda Nobunaga. It is implied with the obvious opening war-horns, and the two "1582" patterns just after the chorus referring to the year of the Honnouji Incident.


Title
Dairokuten Maou Public debut
  Daisuke Kurosawa x Masahiro "Godspeed" Aoki
第六天魔王/黒沢ダイスケ x Masahiro "Godspeed" Aoki
★?★?★?★10

[NS1] A Wintry Selection of Year-end Collab and DLC Deals

For the last month of 2018, Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch Version goes with a bang, with a DLC lineup that has been much more vibrant than the previous months. All of the additions will become available starting on December 6 2018. Sneak peek: it has Namco Originals!

A Three-fold HIKAKIN Collab
HIKAKINパック

Following HIKAKIN's appearance in the promotional video for the game before launch, the recognized YouTuber will be having a full-blown in-game collaboration.

The star collaborative element is the HIKAKIN Pack (HIKAKINパック) available until January 31 2019, which includes the party game Boom-boom Rock-Paper-Scissors (ブンブンジャンケン) inspired by his video sign-outs, and the Performance Character HIKAKIN with the Performance Skill to Change Taiko Sound to HIKAKIN (音色が「HIKAKIN」になる)... okay?

You can also get the brand new song by HIKAKIN and his musical collaborator SEIKIN, free until January 31 2019 (and to be paid DLC afterwards):

Title
Zassou NEW!
雑草/HIKAKIN & SEIKIN
★?★?★?★?

HIKAKIN Collab special page on the NS1 official site

Some Other DLC Too
Outside of the HIKAKIN collaboration, two more paid DLC packs are also coming to Nintendo Switch Version.

The Winter Break Anime Pack (冬休みアニメパック, 400 yen+tax) features three songs from popular Disney animated movies, but apparently Taiko couldn't use the "Disney" name unlike Studio Ghibli:

Title
Try Everything Zootopia
トライ・エヴリシング/「ズートピア」より
★2★3★4★3
Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ Frozen
Let It Go~ありのままで~/「アナと雪の女王」より
★2★2★2★4
Do You Want To Build A Snowman Frozen
雪だるまつくろう/「アナと雪の女王」より
★1★1★3★7

Meanwhile finally the first Namco Originals in the NS1 DLC lineup can be found in the Tatsujin Challenge Pack Vol. 1 (達人チャレンジパックVol.1, 500 yen+tax), featuring... surprisingly tame picks unlike the name suggests:

Title
Jingle Bells No. 765
ジングルベル第765番
★2★3★4★8
Kare Kano Kanon
カレ・カノ・カノン
★3★4★5
★8
KAGEKIYO Genpei Toma Den Medley
  源平討魔伝メドレー
★4★5★7★8★10
My Mine★4★5★4★6
Saitama 2000
さいたま2000
★5★7★7★7


And a Year-end All-in-One Deal
If you have been holding out on NS1 DLC, because it fails to attract you or otherwise, this might be a chance for you to reconsider. Until January 6 2019, the Super Bargain! Limited Bundle Purchase Pack (超お得!期間限定まとめ買いパック) lets you buy all six paid DLC packs so far at a 20% discount, to only 2160 yen+tax:
  • Studio Ghibli Pack
  • Vocaloid Pack
  • Touhou Project Arrange Pack
  • Pops Pack Vol. 1
  • Winter Break Anime Pack
  • Tatsujin Challenge Pack Vol. 1

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Song of the Week! 24 November 2018


...look, I have to be honest with you guys: I don't have that much time to talk about Taiko songs in the usual length, for this week. Luckily for me, I have the right pick to close my weekly duties really fast!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

[PS4-1] A Few Pickups from Donder Pack Vol. 14

Thanks SpottyBlue (Discord) for the snapshot.

A shorter post picking up the smaller details regarding today's new Donder Pack Vol. 14 DLC for Taiko no Tatsujin PS4-1. But in case you forgot, this and Popular Songs Pack Vol. 2 are available starting today. (what western)

A Longer "DRUMROLLING!"
First with Hibike! Taiko no Tatsujin. Following the 3rd generation trend to abolish long-version Ura notecharts and instead spin them off as separate songs, the DLC pack technically has a sixth, secret song as Hibike! Taiko no Tatsujin -Long ver.- (響け!太鼓の達人 -Long Ver.-). This is not noted in any of the PlayStation Store entries as of now.

The ratings has also gone through a lot of change, what with AC12 being almost 10 years back. Here are the new ratings in our signature table format:

Title
Hibike! Taiko no Tatsujin Ichirou Mizuki, Mitsuko Horie, Hironobu Kageyama
響け!太鼓の達人/水木一郎・堀江美都子・影山ヒロノブ
★4★4★6★8
Hibike! Taiko no Tatsujin -Long Ver.-
  Ichirou Mizuki, Mitsuko Horie, Hironobu Kageyama
響け!太鼓の達人 -Long Ver.-
  水木一郎・堀江美都子・影山ヒロノブ
★5★5★6★7

Title Fix One-offs: Yozakura Bladerz
Looking at both the English and (traditional) Chinese PS Store entries, we also found that what we used to call Yozakura Braiders is supposed to be Yozakura Bladerz instead. We have be doubtful of our initial romanization, and with no other evidence of otherwise we'll be siding with that spelling too.