Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Diver Lyrics

Composition, Arrangement, Lyrics: Kawagen
Vocal: Kako Kurose (黒瀬佳子)

Japanese lyrics sourced from Namco Taiko Blog dated June 9 2016

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Twitter Snippets (21 February 2017) - Happy 16th Taiko Anniversary!

We come back to the Twitter spectrum of posts as Takemoto is here to celebrate the 16th birthday of the franchise! February 21st has been the release day of the very first arcade, so Takemoto's celebratory message is coupled with selected Taiko Team members like Etou and Sasaoka attaching both celebratory messages and drawings to the tweet.

Here's to 16 more years of drumming goodness!

Twitter Snippets (21 February 2017) - 3rd Taiko x iM@S Cinderella Girls, the Aftermath Content

The final round of announcements for the latest Taiko x Cinderella Girls collaboration event, ironically enough, is about a slew of Taiko-related content that is about to approach the Cinderella Girls mobile game once that the event itself has ended!

The first of these after-collab additions is the possibility to purchase a Taiko cabinet which plays Angel Dream every time that is being activated.

The two leftover elements are introduced in a subsequent tweet, with the first of these being the inclusion of a promo card of LiPPS idol Mika Jougasaki, featuring the same illustration of the collaboration art that was launched with the related website. Last but not least, the Cinderella Girls app will receive a permanent minigame that goes under the title of "Dondoko Paradise", which -judging by the 'Presented by Taiko no Tatsujin' label- is most likely to be a Taiko-themed rhythm minigame.

Both the collaboration website and the one of the Cinderella Girl app will be updated with these elements in the next few days.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Taiko Plus/STH: Early February GTH Additions

We're here once again to tell you that yes, we missed yet another timely coverage of newly-added Gakkyoku Tori Houdai songs for the Taiko + games and yes, we would like a more straightforward method from the Team for us to get informed better and in advance...

Gakkyoku Tori Houdai Adds: February 1

 Zen Zen Zense (前前前世)
 Ajia no Junshin (アジアの純真)
 Flight of the Bumblebee (熊蜂の飛行)
 Asagao (アサガオ)

Namco Taiko Blog (20 February 2017) - Pre-Update Donder Hiroba Featuress Discontinuations

As usual for every pre-firmware update, some of the Donder Hiroba services are going to be temporarily suspended until the new firmware is fully operative. For Yellow Version's preparation, players won't be able to either create or accept tournament challenges or friend requests from February 24th.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Behind the Drums: Suga Shodai @ Kan


Born December 23, 1988, Suga Shodai (菅翔大) is a notecharter that has been in activity since the release of the final Wii game (Chogouka-ban), under the nickname of Kan (カーン). His charting motto is "to spread the goodness of technical notation", as it's a recurring trend to spot multiple time signatures for the cluster featured in his charts. Due to him being hired nearly at the same time as rookie notecharter Nocchi, it's not too uncommon to see the two collaborating for the creation of many chart sets.

Outside from the charting roles, his role in the Team has filled many shoes from time to time, from attending to key points in the arcade Taiko tourneys to deciding the course content/clear criteria for the arcades' Dojo Ranking mode (from Momoiro Version onward). It's been reported that his job actually keeps him working in a department that is different from the one where most of the Taiko Team members usually work in, but further details are still unknown for the time being.

Behind the Drums: Nocchi

*image pending*

Hired during the making of the final Wii game, the nick-named Nocchi (のっち) is mainly involved in the development and maintenance/update of the smartphone Taiko titles, while collaborating with Taiko Team member Kan for the creation of notecharts from time to time.

As the Notecharter Interview feature from the Taiko Team for this notecharter has been made early in his experience at the job, nothing much else is known about this member outside from the 8 songs he charted before said interview.