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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Don and Katsu's Excellent Adventure (20/02/2021)


Four years have come and gone since we last got some official livestream shenanigans from the Taiko Team, with so many happenstances and staff member baton-pass changes around the Taiko scene to mold the shape of what happens behind the scenes of everything surrounding the series.
Time has passed, but we're still alive and kicking (corny post titles and all!), with a more in-length look at the latest online venue which summoned the Bandai Namco people who are keeping the flame alive! Being a public broadcast on YouTube, the full rerun is available (for the time being) in the above-embedded video, but after the jump you'll find the broadcast's highlight in still-imagery fashion, together with a brief post-livestream look at eventual updates to each of the newly-announced forays. Let's dive in!

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Song of the Week! 20 February 2021

It's that time of the week once more! Clearly there's no better fit for today than the following song... wouldn't you agree?

Quick Takeaways: Taiko no Tatsujin 20th Anniversary's Eve Livestream

This post might be removed when the full coverage is ready. Meanwhile, feel free to contribute screenshots and information to help out!
Credit to Taiko no Tatsujin Discord user Nedmara for the early screenshots!
  • [NS] - 20th Anniversary! Succeeding Theme Songs Pack (20周年記念!歴代テーマソングパック) to be released on February 22nd, features 8 theme songs from Taiko no Tatsujin console games of the past.
  • [AC] - Taiko no Tatsujin World Championship 2021 tournament announced; registrations start from today.
  • [Asia] Nijiiro Version arcades for General Asia; scheduled to release next month with Banapassport support.
  • [AC] - New song-making contest issued for the WC2021 tourney; applications start from tomorrow until March 31st.
  • [AC] - Taiko de Time Travel project for new arcade Namco Original releases; one new original song per month inspired by musical trends of the past with a Taiko-flavored spin to it; starting tomorrow.
  • Taiko no Tatsujin 20th Anniversary song: Todoroke! Taiko no Tatsujin (轟け!太鼓の達人); also to be released on Taiko + and Nintendo Switch/Drum 'n' Fun at a later date.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Namco Taiko Blog (February 19th, 2021) - Taiko 20th Anniversary Livestream, the Last Details


About eight hours from now stand between us and the eagerly-anticipated anniversary livestream! Before that, however, here's one last blog entry starring the link to the also-above-embeded video to catch the event live (on Youtube too, a first for the Taiko Team!) alongside some brief bullet points on what to expect about the upcoming broadcast:
  • Special Guests: several artists, the current Taiko no Tatsujin Championship title holder; Chiaki Matsuzawa (松澤千晶さん) as MC
  • Bandai Namco staffers: the Taiko Team (represented by Etou, Masubuchi and Sasaoka); producers for several Taiko games across arcade/consoles/smartphone entries
  • Also Starring: the original series producer and... "that person" (Tatsu-Don?)
  • Partial Schedule: a quiz-fueled look back at Taiko gaming's past; a Taiko Team questions corner; latest news delivery about upcoming Taiko content to come; Taiko play corner with the guests
  • Additional 20th Anniversary Giveaway campaign for 300 lucky winners (to be discussed during the livestream)

Thursday, February 18, 2021

[NS1] Online Ranking Match: February 2021 Info

Thanks to Nedmara and ArceusGreen from the Taiko no Tatsujin Discord for the info!

First Video: Ka! Ka! Ka! Kamizmode!


Available under two song genres and donning a Kantan Papa Mama support mode, this tricky treat is the very last song making its debut before the Taiko no Tatsujin franchise's fabled 20th anniversary, packing quite the punch with consecutive note triplets building up the pressure. Watch out for that speed shift, too!

/Ka! Ka! Ka! Kamizmode! Saikyou Kamizmode!

[AC0 Asia] Picking Up for Lost Weekends in the New Year: Green ver. 2.0 Asia ver. Febraury 2021 Update

While still not on the next generation, Green ver. 2.0 Asia ver. gets the first update on both the Gregorian calendar year and the lunar/Chinese calendar year. The update brings 13 tracks to the greater Asian Donders, 12 of which released on a Saturday... huh.

Green ver. 2.0 Asia ver. New Songs: February 18 2021

Kanbu de Tomatte Sugu Tokeru ~ Kyouki no Udongein
  Touhou Project Arrange/ARM(IOSYS) feat. miko
患部で止まってすぐ溶ける ~ 狂気の優曇華院
  東方Projectアレンジ ARM(IOSYS) feat.miko
★2 ★4 ★7 ★9
Favorite Days Reina Hidaka (CV: Yuuka Shidomi)/Den'onbu
  日高零奈(CV:蔀 祐佳) 「電音部」より
★2 ★3 ★6 ★8
Mani Mani (Prod. TAKU INOUE)
  Kazune Shinonome (CV: Miho Amane)/Den'onbu
  東雲和音(CV:天音みほ) 「電音部」より
★2 ★4 ★6 ★8
Idol Kyousenshi (feat. Takafumi Satou)
  Futaba Kayano (CV: Sena Horikoshi)/Den'onbu
  茅野ふたば(CV:堀越せな) 「電音部」より
★3 ★4 ★5 ★7 ★9
Hand Over (Prod. TEMPLIME)
  Sotokanda Literature High School Den'onbu/Den'onbu
★3 ★4★4 ★9
Hyper Bass (feat. Yunomi) Jingumae Sandou Academy Den'onbu/Den'onbu
  神宮前参道學園電音部 「電音部」より
★2 ★2 ★5 ★9
Itadaki Babel (Prod. Kenmochi Hidefumi)
  Tama Kurogane (CV: Akina)/Den'onbu
いただきバベル (Prod. ケンモチヒデフミ)
  黒鉄たま (CV: 秋奈) 「電音部」より
★2 ★3★5 ★8
Shining Lights (feat. PSYQUI) Karin Houou (CV: Kana Sukoya)/Den'onbu
  鳳凰火凛(CV: 健屋花那) 「電音部」より
★2 ★2 ★6 ★9
Seigaitten D-D-Dice
★5 ★6 ★8 ★10
La Paz no Niji
★4 ★7 ★8 ★9 ★10
★4 ★6★6 ★7
Peta・PETA!? Pumpkin Yu~Qre
★4 ★5 ★6 ★9
Diving Drive
  Tanchiky feat. MuMenkyo.
★5 ★7 ★8 ★10

Other than the main payload, this update also adds the Kamen Rider Zero-One (仮面ライダーゼロワン) collaborative outfit. Get it through the "World's Most Powerful CEO" (世界最強の社長) title (heh hilarious) by playing any difficulty of REAL x EYEZ. Offer will be good until 2022/02/02 02:00.