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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Song of the Week! 16 February 2019


The date is set for the next arcade firmware's coming, and so are we with our usual 'Road to the Next Arcade Version' series of features!

As usual, the songs that will be forever lost for the official series' playable state will take the highest priority here. Or at least, for the time being, some of them...

First Video: Youthful Coaster

Youthful Coaster U-ske feat. Natsu Kazura
ユースフルコースター/U-ske feat.かずらなつ

One of the last additions for the concluding Blue ver. is the bubbly peppy vocal track. Please expect no relation to Yumeiro Coaster... for now. While having 24th and offbeats peppered throughout, the only stand on the last difficulty star is the high base speed; it could have been just a moderate ★8 if slowed by as little as 10%.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Twitter Snippets (30 January 2019) - Tenka Touitsu Roku's Official MV

The other long-time trivia we failed to deliver on a timely manner is the release of the official music video for the latest INSPION-powered song, advertised by the same sound company's social media pages during the end of the last month.

Just like with Dairokuten Maou before it, INSPION is leaving the song's stem data for anyone to rearrange in its own way, given that the final result/s won't be used for commercial-related means. Hop over this page to download it, if you're interested!

[PS4/NSwitch - West] - Keeping Up With the Taikos, EU Edition

As slow-news-day as these past weeks have been, there have been some bits of news we failed to document in a more timely manner, including the European DLC situation for Taiko games. We're picking up the slack today, while also including some more recent news from yesterday!

Twitter Snippets (15 February 2019) - New NO For Blue Ver.

Yesterday's news for the coming of Green Version doesn't mean that the ongoing firmware color has drawn its last breath yet! In today's tweet reveal from the official account, we happen to know that the brand-new Namco Original Youthful Coaster (ユースフルコースター) will make its debut tomorrow for everyone to enjoy. See the embeded video in the tweet for its preview clip!

See you again twice more today, as we have quite a news backlog we have to report back...

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Namco Taiko Blog (14 February 2019) - The Road to Green Version

Green Version's (up-until-now) mystery release day is drawing closer, asking the aid of a new official blog entry to tell people what will and will not be carried out in the next arcade firmware release.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Song of the Week! 9 February 2019

With yesterday's official Taiko blog entry, the games' team has officially ruled out the last of the 'Taiko Sisters' on the PR side... quite regrettable, considering how many songs in the franchise's legacy have included sisterly bonds in some way or another.

Here's one these for today's feature!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Namco Taiko Blog (8 February 2019) - The Year's First Taiko Team Departure

Lately, the Taiko no Tatsujin official blog is receiving so few updates whose main topic can fill in one of the following categories: arcade Taiko gaming updates and Taiko Team members leaving the job. As you can see from the title, today's entry is definitely for the latter cloumn...

The latest member to leave the Taiko Team ranks is Anne (あんぬ), the so-dubbed '5th-Generation Taiko Sister' for anything PR, from (the few) livestream appearances to live event participations, mainly consisting of World Hobby Fair/Taiko tournaments conventions in the past. As penned by Anne herself, however, her graduation has already happened sometime in the past, only now being able to share the news in the Taiko no Tatsujin blog.

With the diminishing PR presence of the people behind Taiko no Tatsujin games in the past few years -notably punctuated with discontinuations of events like the livestream broadcasts-, it was kind of expected to see more event-related figures being gradually outed from the series development. Even moreso worring is the fact that certain roles are not to be picked up by new people, either...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

First Video: Pokémon Let's Go! Pikachu/Eevee

Pokémon Let's Go! Pikachu/Let's Go! Eevee
ポケットモンスター Let's Go! ピカチュウ・Let's Go! イーブイ

Stealing the thunder of the incoming Green Version, the Nintendo Switch Taiko game got the latest Pokemon game medley a month ahead the arcade shore!

While you wait for this song's proper entry in the respective Game Music Showcase page (probably slated for this coming Saturday), have a look at its cluster-heavy Oni notechart that suits this 'old & new' videogame medley.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Drill Fighter Go Go DigDug Lyrics

Composition: Yuriko Keino (慶野由利子), Jesahm (自営山)
Arrangement: Jesahm (自営山)
Lyrics: Yuriko Kaida (貝田由里子)
Vocals: Hironobu Kageyama (影山ヒロノブ)

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Song of the Week! 2 February 2019

This year will see for this feature line the coming of songs that can be officially played with the oh-so-familiar Taiko no Tatsujin gameplay... only to be playable in actual non-Taiko games.

Have the first of these today!

Friday, February 1, 2019

[Plus/STH] Routinely Updated and Unroutinely Updated Too

Without any witty intro joke, here is the February 1 2019 addition of new songs to the Gakkyoku Tori Houdai subscription model for both smartphone platforms:

Glass o Ware!
Yokouso Japari Park e Doubutsu Biscuits×PPP/Kemono Friends
  どうぶつビスケッツ×PPP 「けものフレンズ」より
Marisa Stole the Precious Thing
  Touhou Project Arrange/ARM+Yuuno Yoshimi (IOSYS) feat. Karin Fujisaki
  ARM+夕野ヨシミ(IOSYS) feat.藤咲かりん
Amaterasu Tatsh a.k.a Xeami
天照/Tatsh a.k.a 世阿弥
Ai want U Kaneko Chiharu
哀 want U/かねこちはる
Key: red = series debut; blue = console debut

And with that iOS Donders are free to leave through the exit to your right. The rest of the post will be about the new Version 2.0.0 update for Android's Plus STH that was dropped on January 30.

The new version features a complete overhaul of the UI and improved control performance, including the sliding song list and the double-drum layout (kinda like bongos). A Stamp Card functionality is also added, where you can get 7-day trials of additional songs (like Break Line in the video) by playing a designated number of songs within a period.

This update also had the Android version catch up with the iOS version in terms of both free default songs and Gakkyoku Tori Houdai picks that were before missing. The full translated list is below the jump.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

First Video: Marine Mirage and Tenka Touitsu Roku

Software updates for Blue ver. may be numbered as Green ver. approaches, but we cannot overlook the new songs nonetheless!

Marine Mirage iMarine (CV: Aya Uchida), iUrine (CV: Mizumori Suzuko), iWarine (CV: Ayana Takeuchi)/ANCHOR (ZiNG)/iMarine Project
  ANCHOR (ZiNG) 「アイマリンプロジェクト」より

Tenka Touitsu Roku Daisuke Kurosawa x Masahiro "Godspeed" Aoki
天下統一録/黒沢ダイスケ × Masahiro "Godspeed" Aoki

[NS1] February DLCs' The Very Best, Like Taiko Ever Was: Pokémon(ry Pack

『ポケモン Let‘s GO! ピカチュウ・Let’s GO! イーブイ』&ポケモンアニメミュージックパック ダウンロード版セール実施中!</a>1月31日(木)~2月13日(水) ダウンロード版25%OFF!

This month's DLC is back to Nintendo's home turf! The "Pokémon Let's Go! Pikachu/Let's Go! Eevee" & Pokémon Anime Music Pack (『ポケモン Let‘s GO! ピカチュウ・Let’s GO! イーブイ』 &ポケモンアニメミュージックパック) will be released on February 7 2019 for 400 yen (+tax).

As the name suggests, the pack features a medley of the latest Pokémon game, and two opening themes from the Pokémon Anime. One series debut stealing the thunder from the upcoming Green ver. and two console debuts? Nintendo Switch Version is finally catching up with its brother's more glamorous DLC lineup... from a mile away.

Pokémon Let's Go! Pikachu/Let's Go! Eevee
ポケットモンスター Let's Go! ピカチュウ・Let's Go! イーブイ
Mezase Pokémon Master -20th Anniversary-
めざせポケモンマスター -20th Anniversary-
Mirai Connection
Key: red = series debut; blue = console debut

If you still haven't gotten the main game yet but is eager to with this DLC, the download version from the Nintendo eShop is seeing a 25% discount starting from today (January 31) until February 13.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Namco Taiko Blog (29 January 2019) - End-January's Blue Ver. Update

We already knew of the Tenkaichi Otogesai Finals' Namco Original song reveal coming in two days, but apparently this update for Blue Version cabinets will also bring in a little something more..!

Monday, January 28, 2019

Across Japan/Twitter Snippets (January 27 2019): Unexpected Human Rights is Unexpected: Tenkaichi Otogesai 5 Songs in Blue ver. Asia

I know many of you don't read the Korean language, but the visual context should be enough to deduce what is up.

Reported by this Korean Donder on January 27 and confirmed by our aquabluu/pikaby today (January 28), the four song additions for the fifth Tenkaichi Otogesai has since been added to the Asian cabinets of Taiko no Tatsujin Blue ver. without official announcement on the official Asia ver. Facebook fan page so far:

  Tatsh 「CHUNITHM」より
ouroboros -twin stroke of the end-
  Cranky VS MASAKI/Groove Coaster
  Cranky VS MASAKI 「グルーヴコースター」より
Seiten no Reimei
青天の黎明/steμ feat. siroa

The peculiarity comes when wikihouse commenters noted that these songs still has NOT made the public appearance to all arcade centers in Japan, still exclusive to the participating JAIA shops as of the writing of this. I... I don't know what to make of this now, really.

Well, at least the Japan front has Tenka Touitsu Roku confirmed for public debut on January 31. No word on whether Blue ver. Asia ver. will follow suit on that for now.