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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Ketteiban unboxing video

The best way to get excited for any game? Record yourself unwrapping it, bit by bit!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Mata Saitama 2000 lyrics

Composer: Linda AI-Cue
Lyrics: Linda AI-Cue, Ojima (オジマ)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Song of the Week! 26 November 2011

Last month, a particular song taught us that even the most popular composers move out of their comfort zone for some musical experimentation (like LindaAI-Cue making Doom Noiz). Another singer who was brought to popularity thanks to the 2000 songs followed the same path with this melody, many years ago...

Friday, November 25, 2011

Taiko Team Third UStream: Taiko Wii Ketteiban and other details!

Hi guys, Zekira G. Drake here. Again we'll be covering the recent Taiko Team Ustream. There'll be some details here that are very essential, so I suggest you read up! Alternatively (and I highly suggest more than just reading this), you can rewatch the stream in a link given on the jump. (I seriously recommend it because there are a lot of things that pictures just don't capture)

Taiko no Tatsujin: Donderful! soundtrack list

The list is out! With artist details and everything too....this is one tantalizing package!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Namco Taiko Blog (24 November 2011)- Taiko Wii4 and other stuff

It's not just the launching of Taiko Wii: Ketteiban that's driving everyone crazy. The team have a lot to say.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mulberry lyrics

Artist: Chata

Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Ketteiban unlock guide

Oni difficulty- Clear 10 songs on Muzukashii (Hard)

Game Modifiers
Reverse notes (Abekobe あべこべ)
-Clear 20 songs on Kantan (Easy)
Invisible (Doron ドロン)
-Clear 20 songs on Futsuu (Normal)
Quadruple speed (Yonbai よんばい)
-Clear 20 songs on Muzukashii (Hard)
Sudden Death (Kanpeki かんぺき)
-Clear 20 songs on Oni

Each song you clear will yield a new costume, no matter what difficulty you play it on. For pictures of the costumes, click here.

Girl: Kaze wa Fuiteiru
Flower Bouquet: Arigatou
Cake: Everyday, Katyusha
Wedding Dress: Love Letter
Apple: Joyful
Donut: Polyrhythm
Sparkly Jewel: Karon
Headband: Egao ni Kanpai!
Shisa: I Wish For You
Swimming Gear: Natsu Matsuri

Fortune Cat: Best Wishes!
Headphones: Pokemon Ieru Kana? BW
Mouse: Hamtaro Tottokou Uta
Toaster: Anpanman Taisou
Baby Don: Tonari no Totoro
Princess: La La La Sweet Precure
Ninja: Yuuki 100%
Pirate: Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger
Strawberry: Monologue
Shower Cap: We Are!
Meat Bun: Guts Guts!!
Ambulance: Tougenkyou Alien
Shortcake: Lovers
Grade School Don: Yume o Kanae te Doraemon
Kindergarten Don: Odoru Ponpokorin

Chibi Don: Maru Maru Mori Mori
Miku: World is Mine
Classic Composer: Shounetsu Tairiku
Puffer fish: MISTER
Syringe: Usavich Medley ~Taiko no Jikan~
Kappa: Oklahoma Mixer
Fried Prawn: Russian Folk Medley
Santa Claus: Jingle Bells 765 Version

Gentleman: Rhapsody in Blue
Bee: Swan Lake ~still a duckling~
Dice: William Tell Overture
Eagle: Underneath the Double-Headed Eagle
Frog: Stars and Stripes Forever
Fire Truck: Concerto No.3 in F Major
T-Rex: Pomp and Circumstance
Green Tank: Etude Op.10-4
Yam: Jupiter
Skeleton: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Tuna: Turkish March
Cow: Funiculi Funicula

Game Music
Pencil: New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Steam Train: Ridge Racer
Heavy Metal: Venomous
Tonosama: KAGEKIYO
Knight: Tales of the Abyss
Felyne: Monster Hunter Medley
King: Mujihi na Ou
Idolm@ster: SMOKY THRILL
Don Coaster: GO MY WAY!!
Yokozuna: Kinniku no You na Bokura

Namco Original
Silver Drum & Golden Drum: Momoiro Taiko Paradise (silver for Normal Clear, gold for FC)
Stag Beetle: Danba Danba Din Dan
Hamburger: Allnight de Indenai
Cat: Wanya World
Castle: Ego Ego Atakushi
Ice Armor: Tsukikage SASURAI
Fire Armor: Fuun! Bachi o Sensei
Hearts: Taiko Love!
Demon Wings: Dadakko Monster
Drill: dance storm
Lightning God: Lightning Passion
6-handed Drum: Blue Rose Ruin
Dog: Scroll Mika
Dragon: Garyoutensei
Kabuki: Kurofune Raikou
Ladybug: Hyakka Ryouran
Red Cow: Hyakki Yakou
Sheep: Hello! Don-chan
Castella (Japanese sponge cake): Go Go Kitchen
Mt. Fuji: My mine
Soda Can: Yuugao no Kimi
Ribbon with Jewel: Mulberry
Angel: Angel Dream
Tiger: Itoshi no Miru-sama
White Tiger: Heisei Taiko Kaidou ~Bachi no Onna~
Black Drum: Nijiiro Yumeiro Taikoiro
Kotatsu: Kikyoku ~Seasons of Asia~
Panda: Kaze no Naka ni Su o Kufu Kotori
Thief: Numujika ac.10
Carnival: The Carnivorous Carnival
Astronaut: Taiko Time
Festival Boss: Densetsu no Matsuri
Silver Wings and Gold Wings: Hikari no Kanata e (silver for Normal Clear, gold for FC)
Prince (Katamari Damacy): Rotter Tarmination
Snake: Ryougen no Mai
Lobster: Senpuu no Mai
Treasure Chest: Tenyou no Mai
Boar: Yozakura Shanikusai
Death Metal: Mekadesu.
Gangster: Saitama 2000
Gang Leader: Haya Saitama 2000 
Gothic Dress: Koibumi 2000
Koi flag: Kita Saitama 2000
Train: EkiBEN 2000
Elephant: Hataraku 2000
Mappy: Mata Saitama 2000
Silver Shachihoko and Gold Shachihoko: Shimedore 2000 (silver for Normal Clear, gold for FC)
Desert Tank: Joubutsu 2000

Clear 100 different songs and you get a congratulations message.

Taiko Sounds
-Get Taiko hit counter to 7777
Baby Don-chan
-Get Taiko hit counter to 12500
Tales (of the Abyss)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 22500
Heavy Metal Don
-Get Taiko hit counter to 32500
Gangster Don
-Get Taiko hit counter to 42500
Armor Don
-Get Taiko hit counter to 52500
Yokozuna Don
-Get Taiko hit counter to 65000
Princess Don
-Get Taiko hit counter to 75000
T-Rex Don
-Get Taiko hit counter to 80000
Fire Taiko
-Get 100 crowns
Oiroke (sexual love)
-Get 200 crowns
Wind Taiko
-Play one song in each genre
Lightning Taiko
-Play ten songs in each genre
Gorgeous Taiko
-Play J-Pop 10 times
-Play J-Pop 20 times
-Play Anime 10 times
-Play Anime 20 times
Super Fart
-Play Variety 10 times
-Play Variety 20 times
-Play Classic 10 times
-Play Classic 20 times
8-bit Taiko
-Play Game Music 10 times
-Play Game Music 20 times
-Play Namco Originals 10 times
-Play Namco Originals 20 times

Dadakko Monster (駄々っ子モンスター)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 1000
Taiko Love! (太鼓ラブ!)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 1500
Russian Folk Medley (ロシア民謡メドレー)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 2000
Taiko Time (タイコタイム)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 2500
All Night de Indenai (オールナイト de インデナイ)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 3000
Jupiter (木星)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 3500
-Get Taiko hit counter to 4000
Stars and Stripes Forever (星条旗よ永遠なれ)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 4500
Go Go Kicchin (ゴーゴー・キッチン)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 5000
Funiculi Funicula (フニクリ・フニクラ)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 6000
Ego Ego Atakushi (エゴエゴアタクシ)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 7000
Underneath the Double-Headed Eagle (双頭の鷲の下に)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 8000
Hikari no Kanata e (ヒカリノカナタヘ)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 9000
dance storm
-Get Taiko hit counter to 10000
Le Tombeau de Couperin (クープランの墓)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 15000
Itoshi no Miru-sama (いとしのミルさま)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 20000
Concerto No.3 in F Major (ヘ調の協奏曲 第3楽章)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 25000
Lightning Passion (らいとにんぐ ぱっしょん)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 30000
Rotter Tarmination
-Get Taiko hit counter to 35000
-Get Taiko hit counter to 40000
Kikyoku ~Seasons of Asia~ (季曲 ~Seasons of Asia~)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 45000
Densetsu no Matsuri (伝説の祭り)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 50000
Kaze no Naka ni Su o Kufu Kotori (風のなかに巣をくふ小鳥)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 55000
Yuugao no Kimi (ユウガオノキミ)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 60000
My mine
-Get Taiko hit counter to 70000
Numujika ac.10 (ヌムジカ ac.10)
Mekadesu. (メカデス。)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 76500
Fuun! Bachi o Sensei (風雲!バチお先生)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 80000
Yozakura Shanikusai (夜桜謝肉祭)
Kita Saitama 2000 (きたさいたま2000)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 87600
Tenyou no Mai (天妖ノ舞)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 90000
Mata Saitama 2000 (またさいたま2000)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 95000
Swan Lake (白鳥の湖)
Etude Op.10-4 (練習曲Op.10-4)
Ridge Racer
Angel Dream (エンジェル ドリーム)
Fuun! Bachi o Sensei (風雲!バチお先生)
dance storm
Lightning Passion (らいとにんぐ ぱっしょん)
Taiko Time (タイコタイム)
Hikari no Kanata e (ヒカリノカナタヘ)
Yozakura Shanikusai (夜桜謝肉祭) 
Rotter Tarmination   
Kikyoku ~Seasons of Asia~ (季曲 ~Seasons of Asia~)
Senpuu no Mai (旋風ノ舞)
Kita Saitama 200 (きたさいたま200)
-Get Taiko hit counter to 99999
Garyoutensei (画竜点睛)
-Play 30 times in Play mode
Kurofune Raikou (黒船来航)
-Play 40 times in Play mode
Hyakki Yakou (百鬼夜行)
-Play 50 times in Play mode
Ryougen no Mai (燎原ノ舞)
-Play 60 times in Play mode
Koibumi 2000 (恋文2000)
-Play 70 times in Play mode
EkiBEN 2000
-Play 80 times in Play mode
Hataraku 2000 (はたラク2000)
-Play 90 times in Play mode
Haya Saitama 2000 (はやさいたま2000)
-Play 100 times in Play mode
Momoiro ♪ Taiko Paradise (ももいろ♪太鼓パラダイス) / Staff Credits
-Play 150 times in Play mode
Joubutsu 2000 (万戈イム一一ノ十)
-Play 200 times in Play mode
Blue Rose Ruin
-Play 250 times in Play mode
Shimedore 2000 (〆ドレー2000)
-Play 300 times in Play mode

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Ketteiban update post

Glaroid Room begins the Wii 4 updates two days before release! We'll be covering this all the way past release day where hopefully we can get some good footage of new songs and such. Spoiler alert!

40 updates. Taiko 0's update post is right below and still running in case we get anything more!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Brand new songpacks for Taiko iPhone!

Some of our readers might remember the announcement of new song packs, at the past Tokyo Game Show. Now the voice is a confirmed reality, with the release of 2 new songpacks!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Song of the Week! 19 November 2011

Let's fly away from New Taiko's overwhelming new entries for a while, in order to focus on this Saturday's picks! This week's choices are from the Game Music genre and from the same videogame series.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Namco Taiko Blog (17 November 2011) - Taiko 10th anniversary 9th big news!

Hint: Look two posts down. No seriously, everything Namco wants to say about the 9th big news is already there.

Monday, November 14, 2011

New Taiko difficulty cuts and other stuff

You might (or might not) have noticed the changes to the difficulty stars in the songlist for the new Taiko arcade, but it's happening. And to a lot of significant songs. Here's what's changed so far (some of these are still unconfirmed, but once we hit the 16th and beyond most of the stuff will be changed)

All ratings quoted in Oni difficulty! There might be unnoticed changes in the other three, but these will be covered in the songlist as the arcade comes out and people get to play it.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

More Taiko x AKB48


You thought the recent surge of AKB48 songs on J-Pop, the 10th anniversary collab song (Kaze o Fuiteiru) and the TV advert for Taiko Wii 4 were it? Nope, Taiko's love affair with the band hasn't ended yet!

From November 16 onwards, buy any one of the 4 products shown above (Taiko Wii 4, the Wii Tatacon, Taiko PSP DX or Taiko DS 3), and you get two things from Namco: a special autographed poster of AKB48's girls (size B2) and a card with a serial code on it that lets you view the making of the Taiko Wii 4 advert (of all things). Good if you're an AKB48 fan.

No info on how you're supposed to use the serial code to see the video and where, but maybe that's for a later date.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Song of the Week! 12 November 2011

Time for another Namco Original week! This is probably one of our most requested songs that doesn't have a Ura mode so, enjoy!

Friday, November 11, 2011

New Taiko no Tatsujin update post

ARE YOU READY? Release date is now upon us, and this post will contain video links and semi-live updates whenever we get them!

80 updates.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Taiko Team Second UStream: New Taiko Details

Hi guys, Zekira G. Drake here. Gonna cover details from the recent stream.

Namco Taiko Blog (10 November 2011) - Introducing the Donder Hiroba

Link to Banapassport website. (updating data in here will prevent data loss in the case that a player loses his or her Banapassport)
Link to Donder Plaza website.

After yesterday's UStream session, the Taiko Team opened a specialized website for Banapassport users to make full use of the features in the new arcade. The Donder Hiroba (ドンだーひろば, "Donder Plaza" in English) acts like a headquarter for all the unique Banapassport features.

First Red Rose Evangel video

Courtesy of yesterday's UStream. If you haven't watched the UStream yet, we'll be preparing an update post on everything that went on there, but for now, enjoy the 3rd Rose song! And of course, see the new Taiko HD interface in motion!

Red Rose is 9* on Oni with 765 notes (hard to count from the video though)

EDIT: From the video it looks like that new scoring system is in action too. As mentioned before in a few other posts, points are now awarded Shinta Mode-style and are no longer based on long chains. But you still get a bonus of 10,000 points for every 100 combo you achieve.
-Drumrolls are now only worth 100 points per hit instead of 300
-Balloon notes are still 300 points per hit and the 5000 point bonus for breaking it remains

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Taiko PSP DX's IDs, take 4


Other secrets are hidden behind the 6-digit IDs of PSP's downloadable songs! This time, it looks like we have the return of a Namco Original hit and the console debut of its counterside: indeed, psplsb and lsbspd are the IDs of Kita Saitama 2000 and his "minor brother" Kita Saitama 200! Will they be featured in time for Christmas?

First video of READY!!

The Idolm@ster girls' jump to the Anime genre comes with the OP of their anime show, and have the same old voices and rhythm one would expect from any IdolM@ster song. 6* on Oni.

First video of Meena no Oyashiki

9 stars for the new Halloween-themed Namco Original! Although not known yet, it sounds a little like that SORA-IV vocalist Kaori Aihara. Meena no Oyashiki features some pesky threats inherited from Hello! Halloween. Get ready to be scared... again!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Taiko Wii 4 TV commercial

Videogame commercial, or made just so 5 out of the bajillion members of AKB48 get to show their faces? You decide.

Song used is Kaze o Fuiteiru.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Song of the Week! 5 November 2011

Back to the Classic genre! Last year, crystalsuicune pointed out this song as the nastiest tune in Taiko... Do you already recognize it?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Namco Taiko Blog 2 (2 November 2011) - Music contest + announcement

Nope, the CreoFUGA collab competition isn't one of the last two big 10th anniversary surprises after all. Since it's already covered yesterday I'm not going to repeat myself, just read up on this post for all the competition details. You can participate if you're from Japan!

What's more intriguing is the next announcement....Taiko Team's 2nd UStream is going live on November 9th, from 8 to 9pm Japan time! The contents? A special gameplay preview of New Taiko before it's shipped to Japanese arcade nationwide the week after. Nice~

Oh, and today's Wednesday isn't it? Why did they update today instead of their usual Thursday slot? Apparently tomorrow is a public holiday for Japan so everything was pushed forward....except one surprised which was pushed back. There will be a 3rd official blog entry this week, and it will be published on Friday. It will be about the new songs for the new Taiko arcade!

Fingers crossed, we're going to hear of a lot of exciting stuff very soon.

Link to original post

Namco Taiko Blog (2 November 2011) - Taiko PSP DX November download songs

No other announcements for today, it's all about the download songs. Ready?

LOVE Zukkyun (LOVEずっきゅん)
Blue Bird (ブルーバード)

READY!! (from IdolM@ster) 「アイドルマスター」より

Black Rock Shooter (ブラック★ロックシューター)

Namco Original
Meena no Oyashiki (ミーナのおやしき)
Uchuu Samurai (宇宙SAMURAI)

All songs are priced at 150 Yen each except Uchuu SAMURAI, which is free.

J-Pop is unremarkable as always, but Blue Bird? Isn't that the Naruto song from Anime?
READY!! is from the IdolM@ster anime. It's the Lucky Star scenario all over again! (Taiko arcade in anime, said anime's OP song gets into Taiko's songlist)

The other completely new song on the list is Meena no Oyashiki from Namco Original, and is also a Halloween-style horror song. Interesting...we won't have to wait long to download these 6, they will be up on PSN by November 10th, a week from now.

Link to original post

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Taiko no Tatsujin Music Recruitment!


Ever wished you could make your own song and have it included in Taiko no Tatsujin? A collaboration between Namco and the music community website CreoFUGA, this is a fan's dream come true! Read on!

First look on Taiko Wii's Guide mode

Namco Bandai's Youtube account published a short clip showcasing Taiko Wii Kettei-ban's Guide mode! The song used is one of the two new Pokémon themes. Note the fast-forward and rewind features. Useful stuff indeed.