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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Song of the Week! 17 August 2019

Time for a blast to the past, as we spotlight a couple of elusive Namco Original tunes from the 2nd Taiko gaming generation. Both tracks share the same composer, no less!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

[RUMOR] - New Taiko no Tatsujin Game for Europe?

Last week, a new Taiko-related trademark has been registered by Bandai Namco for proprietary usage in Europe, through its publishing at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)'s website. This time around, the name registered is Taiko no Tatsujin Pop Tap Beat, a name which does not directly tie in a former Japanese Taiko game release's title but that might just as well be the wannabe localized title for a former title to be released outside of the Asian continent (perhaps one of the 3DS/iPhone/Android games?).

As this is the only concrete piece we can talk about this tentative entry into the series, everything else -tentative game release included- falls under the speculative field right now. Considering, however, the end result of a similar trademark-spotting action from last year, a tentative game release for the Old Lady is a path that has not to be entirely thrown out of the window, either...

Source (Taiko no Tatsujin Pop Tap Beat trademark entry at EUIPO)

Sunday, August 11, 2019

[Plus/STH] - Gakkyoku Tori Houdai New Songs (August 1 2019)

We're quite a few days late on our part, but here are more songs added to the Gakkyoku Tori Houdai subscription model for your mobile devices' Taiko no Tatsujin experience!

Gakkyoku Tori Houdai Adds: August 1 2019

Odoru Ponpokorin Chibi Maruko-chan
only my railgun A Certain Scientific Railgun
Hibana DECO*27 feat. Hatsune Miku
ヒバナ/DECO*27 feat.初音ミク
!!!Chaos Time!!!
Nagisa no Andromeda
Key: red = series debutblue = console debut

DLC Termination Bulletin: 3DS3 Super Popular Anime Pack

Unfortunately, "DLC Termination Bulletins" returns. On the bright side, there is only one DLC discontinuation notice since the last time we did this.

[3DS3] Super Popular Anime Pack (超人気アニメパック)
  Terminated date: August 30 2019
  (playing already downloaded songs, and re-downloading songs after completed purchases are still possible)

We Can! One Piece
Blood Circulator Naruto Shippuden
ブラッドサーキュレーター/「NARUTO ‐ナルト‐ 疾風伝」より
Psi Desu I LIKE YOU The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
Ψです I LIKE YOU/「斉木楠雄のΨ難」より
Ashita no Hikari World Trigger
DAY×DAY Gintama゜

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Song of the Week! 10 August 2019

It's a great day out, your mood is unusually good, and you skip along the streets smiling and dancing (while getting weird looks from people no doubt). A chorus of violins play and the music swells. Are you feeling blessed?

Friday, August 9, 2019

First Video: Mahoushiki Tousou Kitan (+ CS Summer Sale '19)

A familiar duo of CreoFUGA-rooted origins in Taiko makes its latest appearance in the Nintendo Switch game's latest round of DLC tracks, with a Namco Original that features both 1/16 and 1/12 charting at an average speed.

Also worth noting how returning former-generation track Bubbly Queen only got a Muzukashii rank demotion, from 7 to 6 stars. Errata: no rating changes from DS3 (6* Muzukashii)

Mahoushiki Tousou Kitan ☆ミ MOES feat. Erika Kaiho
魔法式逃走奇譚☆ミ/MOES feat. 海保えりか

One final note for today: both the latest Taiko installments' digital versions will be discounted for their respective Japanese digital stores of origin, up until August 21st. The discount applies to both the base game (or game + Donder Pack set 1 bundle for PS4-1) and the individual/pack release of pre-existing DLCs, so act fast if you see something of your fancy!

Taiko Switch sale notice (Twitter)
Taiko PS4 sale notice (Twitter)

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

First Video: Mopemope

Oops the preview ruined the "surprise". Although that should not be too surprising unless you have been living under a WiFi-repellent rock and have not read our last post and clicked on the link. (although how are you reading this one)

Like the original MV, the notechart at Oni is also an emotional roller-coaster: The first verse of the "normal" phase is an under-performing breeze with no 16th at all, and the second verse goes on with more typically-Oni 16th clusters at around ★6 level with added Go-go Time. Thus cues the "real deal" with this thrilling line-up:
  • your familiar "trippy bar-lines" and the brand new "what bar-lines" (both patent pending) 
  • ultra-slow dancers while normal speed notes march on
  • Donkama-style large note popping in just in time when the crazy sets in
  • speed-demon drumrolls and balloons to throw you off of the 24th-infused clusters
  • high-volume complex clusters a la Joubutsu 2000
  • expanding clusters like Thinking ~Must Mix~ Ura
  • slither of 24th and 32nd stream of madness
  • final, reverse-expanding cluster from 8OROCHI Ura
But hey, Taiko no Tatsujin is the first commercial rhythm game to include this cult favourite BMS submission. That's a win in my book... or could it?

Green ver. New Song: August 6th, 2019


Note for title hunters: Full Combo title is... this: 繧ゅ⊆繧ゅ⊆の達人. The gibberish part is a mojibake of "Mopemope" by interpreting text stored in UTF-8 with Shift JIS encoding. It is also present in the original BMS submission description.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Twitter Snippets (5 August 2019) - A Completely Harmless(TM) Surprise BMS Addition

It's time for another newcoming artist from the BMS scene to shine on the Taiko landscape! The debut track picked up will be available on Green Version arcades from tomorrow.

It has such a pleasant music video, too! Please watch it to brighten up your day.

Green ver. New Song: August 6th, 2019


Saturday, August 3, 2019

Song of the Week! 3 August 2019

Today we have a couple of quite recent Namco Originals to talk about, now that their respective reading key has been made public by one of the artists involved in these console-debuting picks...

Thursday, August 1, 2019

First Video: B.B.K.K.B.K.K.

The month of August marks a strong start for Green Version arcades, as the otoge-trotting B.B.K.K.B.K.K. of BMS fame has barged in with an (almost) 1/16-pure Oni challenge for all players to face, plastered with a ridiculous amount of clusters of any kinds and shapes.

Can you keep the heat without mistakes?