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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Namco Taiko Blog (27 October 2016) - Dojo Ranking Gaiden Introduction and Yet Another Recycle DonChare


Today's main subject on the Taiko Team's official blog is Red Version, as we take another look at the Dojo Ranking Gaiden (lit. 'Side-Story') feature and November 2016's Don Challenge goodies.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Namco Taiko Blog (26 October 2016) - Autumn Discounts for Taiko Wii U Games


Continuing the trend from this summer's V Version digital sale, today's surprise blog entry is about yet another digital discount campaign, this time for Nintendo home console grounds (even seeing as it looks like the Wii U's successor is right behind the corner...).

From today until November 9th (9:59 AM, Japan time), it'll be possible to purchase the digital version of Taiko no Tatsujin Tokumori at the discounted price of 3000 Yen (tax excluded), while the later-released Atsumete Tomodachi Daisakusen will have its price dropped to 4000 Yen in the period of time that goes from November 9th to 23th (same hour deadlines).

As an added bonus, every song DLC that is still available to obtain to this day as paid DLC will have their price cut to 100 Yen during both promo periods! This deal is also applied to the Senpuu no Mai's 2-song combo for the third Wii U title, thus it being treated as a single purchase.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Buru-chan no Oya2 Lyrics

Composer, Lyrics: Yasuaki Matsuda (松田泰昭)
Arrangement: Yuri Misumi (みすみゆり)
Vocal: Mio Ishida (石田実緒), Tomomitsu Kaneko (金子智充)
Guitar: Taku Ishii (石井拓)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Behind the Drums: Marimo Institute

The notecharter known as Marimo Institute (まりも研究所) started making charts during the Murasaki Version days, while also being in charge of the song release schedule for the arcade front since then. Once known simply by the name of Fumenja X (譜面ジャーX), his nick was changed during the White Version days in favor of the namesake marine moss balls species (also shown in the picture above!).

His main motto for charting is "easy to read, hard to be hit", as Marimo Institute himself loves contradictory concepts to play along for bigger means. As a big fan of STG (abbreviation of 'Shooting', or sometimes 'Swear To God') games where one misstep can easily lead to defeat, he's been mostly involved into the creation of notecharts for Touhou Project song arrangements, be it by himself or with the support of other sentai charters.

Behind the Drums: Arihotto

One of the Taiko Team's rookie notecharters, Arihotto (アリーホット) started his charting job sometime during the creation of the second Taiko game for 3DS, as the staff roll of Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken itself reports. His nickname was picked because of both Arihotto's passion for spicy food and the existence of a secret deposit of chili peppers and other spicy foods inside the canteen of the Future Lab, Bandai Namco's former headquarters. He's also one of the persons in charge for the livestream sessions' BGM selections, so now you know who's the one starting every broadcast with Sports Digesdon!

With his earliest works dated to the month of April 2015, Arihotto's approach to notechart creation is the feel of any player approaching a Taiko game, as starting to play ignites the passionate will of performing well; as such, most of his charts rely on muscle skills on stamina management. His work portfolio includes songs for almost every genre, with heavy emphasis on Game Music-related collaboration content.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Song of the Week! 22 October 2016

For today's feature, the tone is slightly different than usual.

As a personal rule for this corner, I seldom let my choices for this corner to be affected by personal tastes, but upon having fully experienced the series from which the couple of songs of today's feature are spawned, I won't delay this pet-peeve of mine once again to the "another couple of months later" status and put this up today. I'll try not to make of this a personal habit in the future...

Friday, October 21, 2016

WONDER! School Taiko no Tatsujin Contest Winner

The kids-oriented art contest which was also the topic of one of the first posts in the renewed Taiko Team's official blog has met its end! The ultimate winner turned out to be the Heian Period Beauty Don-chan (へいあんびじん どんちゃん) shown up here, which will appear in both Taiko 3DS3 (on January 2017 as a piece of DLC) and Taiko Red Version during next year's Spring season.

The Taiko Team has also gathered five Honorable Mentions! check out the results page to see them.