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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Taiko Team's Seventh UStream: Let's Make Music Together, part 3!


September 2013 was a really great month for Taiko aficionados, and it ends really well with yesterday's Nicovideo/UStream broadcast by the Taiko Team, and this handy blog post is here to sum it up.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Song of the Week! 28 September 2013


Future song time! While I'm crafting the last few details of the next UStream feature on this blog, have a taste of what yesterday's live broadcasting session spawned.

Friday, September 27, 2013

New Namco Originals revealed for Taiko Wii U!


Breaking news from the new Ustream! Full coverage will be done later as I haven't personally watched the stream (Lokamp most likely has, so expect to see more about it tomorrow!).

However a section of the stream was dedicated to this new console Taiko and a portion of its default songlist was revealed.....and it contains some of the most amazing songs released this past year and then some. (the rest of the genres remain the same)

Besides the four Originals we already know (Nightmare Survivor, Boku wa Shinse, Pastel Dream and Kuon no Yoru), eight others were revealed. Red means new songs, blue means console debut.
  • Atsumare Taiko Matsuri (あつまれ☆太鼓まつり!)
  • Shokou ~Dawn~ (曙光 ~Dawn~) (new Kikyoku song!)
  • Kimi no Akari (きみのあかり)
  • Zero no Nocturne (零の夜想曲)
  • Haryu (春竜 ~Haryu~)
  • SORA-VI Hinotori (SORA-VI 火ノ鳥)
  • Jinpuumaru (迅風丸)
  • Growing Up 
 The songlist will be updated soon! Stay tuned for more news and the rest of the stream information!

Taiko no Tatsujin Plus - Introducing the Popular Song Pack 13


Another freshly-released song pack awaits iPad/iPhone Taiko players. Released today, the Popular Song Pack 13 comes with the usual price of 600 Yen.

Mario and Luigi Costumes in Taiko Wii U


Short post for now, regarding the Mario costume we saw a week ago on a screenshot of the game. This was found on the official site by Lokamp. Nice to see both brothers getting costumes for the first time!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Namco Taiko Blog (26 September 2013) - October's Donchare of Loss and Gain


As September comes again to a close, today's Taiko Blog entry is about the next set of Don Challenge unlockable content (and probably the last one for Sorairo arcades, judging by the title list), as well as the first set of licensed songs which will be removed from this generation of arcades.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Correction: 'Tonari no Totoro' not confirmed for Taiko Wii U

A lot of you might have caught the songlist page and the details page for Taiko Wii U and saw that Tonari no Totoro was one of the songs to be included as downloadable content. However this is not the case; the promotional material and the side view of the box for the game showed Tonari no Totoro in big letters, and it's easy to miss out the extremely fine print that says 'より' (from), with the actual name of the song in tiny dark blue letters. Sanpo (さんぽ) is the song, not Tonari no Totoro, and definitely not both at once...yet.

This was also the same case for the downloadable Tamagotchi song; originally we reported the title as "Tamagotchi! Miracle Friends (たまごっち!みらくるフレンズ)", however the song title turned out to be "Miracle☆Travel (みらくる☆トラベル) ", which comes from the anime season Tamagotchi Miracle Friends. So the pattern follows, and we did not realize the mistake until now.

The source we had was not fake; the problem was the advertising material being misleading.

We deeply apologize for the mistake and we have removed Tonari no Totoro from the songlist and all related announcement posts until we can be sure it is actually available for download.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Random: Fast Haryu



We're used to seeing self-made videos of people speeding up Taiko songs and posting them online. That was quite a popular trend back when Namco first announced Haya Saitama. It has since quieted down, but this most recent video of a sped up Haryu brings it back. And it doesn't sound half bad! Almost like a legit remix of the song...now if someone could only add or change the instruments used for it. That would be so perfect!

Haryu is already so fast though. Wonder what it would be like to play this?

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Song of the Week! 21 September 2013


Autumn has just begun here at Taiko Time! While we are waiting for more details about the future Taiko console game, here's another Anime pick for you to enjoy. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Taiko Wii U trailer and first video of Momoiro Taiko Dodon-ga Bushi


Right after today's Taiko feature at the Tokyo Game Show, Taiko Wii U's website became active, also featuring the trailer above. Nothing new for the game is being mentioned here,  except for some small details: in Baton Pass mode, if another player hits the buttons/drum when it's not their turn, the combo counter resets to zero, and confirming that Don-chan is no longer sprite-based (yes!).

Aside from that - again - is all stuff which was already seen, with the custom dancers for Super Mario, Golden Bomber, Momoiro Clover Z, ... Wait a minute?!?


That's right: the five-girl J-Pop band will be features as special dancers starting with Taiko Wii U's Momoiro Taiko Dodon-ga Bushi. Said collaboration song was played during the TGS presentation, with the play being recorded and put in the video above. Don-chan will also have five Momoiro Clover Z costumes in the game, one for each girl!

Not only do we now know the song's star ratings (3/4/5/6), but we have proof that the Taiko gameplay on Wii U will look exactly like the current arcade with the exception of the results screen and some parts before and after a game.

Last but not least, the Taiko Team itself confirmed the fact that this weekend, the Wii U game will be playable at the public opening of Tokyo Game Show. Let's hope we can see more information!

小学生以下のおともだちへのお知らせだメカッ! 9/21(土)~9/22(日)の東京ゲームショウ・ファミリーコーナーで 「太鼓の達人 Wii Uば~じょん!」が遊べちゃうメカ! 9/21(土) は14:20からステージイベントもあるのでお楽しみにだメカッ!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

More screenshots for Taiko Wii U (and Mario costume!)


As if today's freshly-discovered lot of default songs for the incoming Taiko console game wasn't enough, videogame-related website 4Gamer.net comes in with an overall view of the game's new features, as well as bringing a new loads of screens from the future Wii U release.

More songs for Taiko Wii U

Dengeki Online posted a high-res version of the boxart for Taiko Wii U (the one with the bundled Tatacon) and goess what's on its side! Yep, another big piece of the default songlist! (click to enlarge)


From this shot, the new songs are:

J-Pop
Tsuki to Taiyou (月と太陽)
Yoru no Odoriko (夜の踊り子)
Chocolate Disco (チョコレイト・ディスコ)
Kiseki (キセキ)
Natsu Matsuri (夏祭り) 

Anime
Gachi de Katsouze! (ガチで勝とうゼッ!)
Happy Go Lucky! Dokidoki Precure (Happy Go Lucky! ドキドキ!プリキュア)
Rocking Heart (ロックン・ハート!)
(DL) Miracle Travel (みらくる☆トラベル) (erroneously we called this 'Tamagotchi Miracle Friends', that is actually just the name of the series)
(DL) Sanpo (さんぽ)

Vocaloid
Jinsei Reset Button (人生リセットボタン)
Ninjinnin (にんじんにん)

Game Music
Overture X (序曲X)
Dragon Ball Heroes (ドラゴンボールヒーローズ)
Nanairo Button (七彩ボタン)
(DL) Walking Through The Towers

The songlist will be updated soon! Look forward to more exciting Taiko Wii U news!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Pastel Dream in Taiko Wii U


Although we are still some days away from Tokyo Game Show, more screenshots have been circulating around the Net, like this one from nintendoeverything.com. But look closer at the song's title! It's Pastel Dream, appearing for the second time on a console since its debut on Taiko Portable DX.

Do-Dai lyrics



Composer: Kouji Nakagawa

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Song of the Week! 14 September 2013


With a new Taiko console game in the air, there's surely a lot more to talk about on this blog for the next few weeks... and that's why we are covering a new song that will join the starting songlist of the upcoming Taiko Wii U!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Taiko Wii U at the Tokyo Game Show 2013


Many of you have a legitimate worry in your minds about the latest console Taiko game: why hasn't Namco officially announced it on the blog? Though the Donder website is officially updated with the game's website, the Donsearch function loaded with its default songlist, and they're making no secret about it in their Twitter, there has been zero fanfare whatsoever about the reveal. Why is that so?

It appears that the main reason can be summed up with three words: Tokyo Game Show. As you can see from the image above -coming from Namco Bandai's event schedule website for this year's TGS- it appears that Taiko Wii U will be announced on September 20th in an half-hour reveal, mainly focused around the recent Taiko collaboration with Momoiro Clover Z (hence the collab song being in Taiko Wii U's songlist). That's for TGS's corporate section, but what about the weekend, when everyone can attend Japan's videogame fair?

Namco Bandai's booth will definitely show videos for this new Taiko console game, but there won't be any demos, unlike Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Chogouka-ban from last year. This fact is also confirmed by the game's web entry for TGS 2013, also in the same website (link). Will this still be a chance to see the game's trailer, as well as more of the default songlist?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Taiko no Tatsujin Wii U Version song list

Released on November 2013, this is the first Taiko no Tatsujin game on the Wii U, the successor to Nintendo's Wii. The HD arcade interface was first seen on 3DS and parts of it on Wii 5, but it isn't until this game that it is presented in its full glory. Being backwards-compatible to the controllers of the Wii, this Taiko no Tatsujin has a huge array of control options to choose from; be it the Wii U Gamepad's buttons, touchscreen, or the old Wiimote and its Tatacon.

The songlist starts at 70 songs. While it may seem like a meager number, for the first time on a Nintendo console, downloadable songs are being planned for it, and it is a monthly affair with both free and paid downloads, much like the system used for Taiko Portable DX. This game is also the first console game to introduce the Vocaloid genre, which was introduced on the arcade through the Sorairo firmware update. As of this writing, all the downloadable songs are free of charge, with the only paid content being the costume parts, for 50 Yen a pop.

Together with the staple 2-4 player regular performance, a new multiplayer mode is being introduced as well - the Baton Pass mode (バトンタッチ, 'baton touch' in Japanese), in which players clear the songs by taking turns and passing the Wii U Gamepad to each other.

Official Site Unlock Guide 

Stamp Album
List of downloadable content

~Theme song~  

No. of songs     70 (total 104) 
 No. of secret songs26
 No. of songs with Ura 10+8
 No. of free downloadable songs 34

J-Pop (11 + 6 songs)
Title
 Koisuru Fortune Cookie (恋するフォーチュンクッキー)
AKB48
x3x4x6x7 (video)
 Kurenai (紅)
X-Japan
x3x4x7
x8 (video)
 Flying Get (フライングゲット)
AKB48
x2x3x5x5 (video)
 Linda Linda (リンダリンダ)
The Blue Hearts
x4x6x5x5 (video) (2P video)
 Invader Invader (インベーダーインベーダー)
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
x3x4x6x6 (video) (2P video)
 Aitakatta (会いたかった)
AKB48
x3x3x4x5 (video)
Momoiro Taiko Dodon-ga Bushi (ももいろ太鼓どどんが節)
Momoiro Clover Z
x3x4x5x6 (video)
Sayonara Crawl (さよならクロール)
AKB48
x3x4x5x6 (video)
123 ~Koi ga Hajimaru~ (123~恋がはじまる~)
Ikimono Gakari
x3x4x4x6 (video)
Flower Song
Exile
x2x3x5x5 (video)
Ninjyary Bang Bang (にんじゃりばんばん)
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
x3x5x6x8 (video)
Tsuki to Taiyou (月と太陽)
Ketsumeishi
x3x4x5x8 (video)
Yoru no Odoriko (夜の踊り子)
Sakanaction
x3x4x5x8 (video)
Memeshikute (女々しくて)
Golden Bomber
x3x4x5x8 (video)
Kiseki (キセキ)
GReeeeN
x3x2x3x2 (video)
Chocolate Disco (チョコレイト・ディスコ)
Perfume
x3x2x5x5 (video)
Natsu Matsuri (夏祭り)
Whiteberry
x3x2x6x6 (video) (2P video)

Anime (8 + 7 songs)
Title
 Guren no Yumiya (紅蓮の弓矢)
Shingeki no Kyojin
x5x6x6x8 (video)
 JUST LIVE MORE
Kamen Rider Gaim
x2x3x5x7 (video)
 The Other self
Kuroko no Basuke
x3x4x6x8 (video)
 Yuuki Rinrin (勇気りんりん)
Soreike! Ampanman
x2x3x1x6 (video)
 Sanpo (さんぽ)
My Neighbor Totoro
x1x1x4x5 (video)
  Sanpo (さんぽ)
My Neighbor Totoro
---x9 (video)
 Miracle☆Travel (みらくる☆トラベル) 
Tamagotchi! Miracle Friends
x2x3x4x4 (video)
 A Cruel Angel's Thesis (残酷な天使のテーゼ)
Neon Genesis Evangelion
x4x4x6x7 (video)
  A Cruel Angel's Thesis (残酷な天使のテーゼ)
Neon Genesis Evangelion
---x8 (video)
HANDS UP!
One Piece
x3x5x6x7 (video)
Diamond Happy (ダイヤモンドハッピー)
Aikatsu!
x2x3x5x6 (video)
  Diamond Happy (ダイヤモンドハッピー)
Aikatsu!
---x9 (video)
Goushoku My Way!! (豪食マイウェイ!!)
Toriko
x3x4x5x6 (video)
Gachi de Katsouze! (ガチで勝とうゼッ!)
Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy
x2x4x5x6 (video)
Rocking Heart! (ロックン・ハート!)
Tamagotchi: Yume Kira Dream
x2x5x5x5 (video)
VAMOLA! Kyoryuger (VAMOLA!キョウリュウジャー)
Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger
x2x3x5x6 (video)
Happy Go Lucky! Dokidoki Precure (Happy Go Lucky! ドキドキ!プリキュア)
Dokidoki! Precure
x2x2x4x5 (video)
Anpanman no March (アンパンマンのマーチ)x2x1x5x1 (video)

Variety (2 + 1 songs)
Title
 Kumamoto Surprise! (くまもとサプライズ!)
Kumamon Gymnastics (くまモン体操)
x2x3x4x6 (video)
Amachan (あまちゃん)
Opening Theme (オープニングテーマ)
x3x5x6x7 (video)
Mickey Mouse March (ミッキーマウス・マーチ)x4x5x5x7 (video)

Vocaloid (3 + 4 songs)
Title
 Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu -Gekijouban- (初音ミクの消失-劇場版-)x5x7x8
x9 (video)
  Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu -Gekijouban- (初音ミクの消失-劇場版-)--
x10 (video)
 Noushou Sakuretsu Girl (脳漿炸裂ガール)
Rerurili feat. Hatsune Miku and GUMI
x4x5x6 
x8 (video)
  Noushou Sakuretsu Girl (脳漿炸裂ガール)
Rerurili feat. Hatsune Miku and GUMI
--
x9 (video)
 Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru♪【Shite Yan Yo】 (みくみくにしてあげる♪【してやんよ】)
ika feat. Hatsune Miku
x1x5x5
x6 (video)
 Matryoshka (マトリョシカ)
Hachi feat. Hatsune Miku and Gumi
x4x6x5
x7 (video)
  Matryoshka (マトリョシカ)
Hachi feat. Hatsune Miku and Gumi
--
x9 (video)
Ninjin Nin (にんじんにん) 
Toyonaga Gonta P feat. GUMI
x3x4x5x8 (video)
Jinsei Reset Button (人生リセットボタン)
kemu feat. GUMI
x4x6x6x9 (video)
Senbonzakura (千本桜)
Kurousa-P feat. Hatsune Miku
x3x5x6x7 (video)
  Senbonzakura (千本桜)
Kurousa-P feat. Hatsune Miku
---x8 (video)

Classic (7 + 1 songs)
Title
 Swan Lake (白鳥の湖)
~still a duckling~
x4x6x7x9 (video)
  Swan Lake (白鳥の湖)
~still a duckling~
---x10 (video)
William Tell Overture (ウィリアム・テル序曲)
Gioachino Rossini
x4x4x5
x6 (video)
O Vreneli (おおブレネリ)x3x3x5x6 (video)
Heaven and Hell Overture (「天国と地獄」序曲)
Jacques Offenbach
x4x4x5x6 (video)
 Radetzky March (ラデツキー行進曲)
Strauss
x5x6x7x7 (video)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (アイネクライネナハトムジーク)
Mozart
x4x4x6x7 (video)
Entry of the Gladiators (剣士の入場)
Julius Fucik
x5x6x7x7 (video)
 Etude Op.10-4 (練習曲Op.10-4)
Chopin
x3x4x8x9 (video)
  Etude Op.10-4 (練習曲Op.10-4)
Chopin
---x10 (video)

Game Music (10 + 10 songs)
Title
 Venomous
Ridge Racer 3DS
x5x6x7x9 (video)
  Venomous
Ridge Racer 3DS
---x10 (video)
 Pokemon XY (ポケットモンスター X・Y)
Trainer Battle Medley (トレーナー戦メドレー)
x2x3x6x8 (video)
 Kirame Kirari (キラメキラリ)
THE iDOLM@STER
x3x6x7x9 (video)
 Balloon Fight (Balloon Trip) (バルーンファイト (バルーントリップ))x3x5x5x8 (video)
 Dr. Mario (Fever) (ドクターマリオ(Fever))x4x5x6x8 (video)
 The Legend of Zelda (ゼルダの伝説)x3x4x6x7 (video)
 Famicom Remix (ファミコンリミックス)x4x6x6x8 (video)
 Sakasama Sekai (さかさま世界)
Puzzle & Dragons Z
x3x4x5x7 (video)
 Monster Hunter 4 Medley (モンスターハンター4 メドレー)x3x5x7x8 (video)
 Walking Through The Towers
Puzzle & Dragons
x3x4x5x7 (video)
Pokemon XY (ポケットモンスターX・Y)
Wild Pokemon Battle Medley (野生ポケモン戦メドレー)
x3x4x6x7 (video)
Super Mario Bros. (スーパーマリオブラザーズ)x4x5x7x8 (video)
Overture (序曲)
Dragon Quest X
x3x4x4x5 (video)
Dragon Ball Heroes (ドラゴンボールヒーローズ)
Galaxy Mission theme song (ギャラクシーミッションシリーズ テーマソング)
x3x3x4x6 (video)
Nanairo Button (七彩ボタン)
IdolM@ster 2
x3x4x4x7 (video)
Oshiete Kumatomo (おしえてくまとも)
Kuma-Tomo Theme Song
x2x3x5x8 (video)
 Tatakae! T3 Booei Tai~GDI mix~ (戦え!T3防衛隊 ~GDI mix~)
Tank! Tank! Tank!
x4x4x7x8 (video)
Namcot Medley (ナムコットメドレー)x3x4x6x8 (video)
Highschool love!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U EDITION
x3x4x6x7 (video)
 Pastel Sealane
Blazer
x5x7x8x9 (video)

Namco Original (29 + 5 songs)
Title
 Angel Dream (エンジェル ドリーム)x3x6x7x8 (video)
  Angel Dream (エンジェル ドリーム)---x9 (video)
Shimedore 2000+ (〆ドレー2000+)x5x7x8x10 (video)
 D's Adventure Note
Dan@Yomii
x5x7x8x10 (video)
 Tokyo Tokkyo Kyo Kyokakyoku Kyokucho!! (東京特許キョ許可局局長!!)x3x4x6x8 (video)
 Ryougen no Mai (燎原ノ舞)x4x6x7x10 (video)
AtsumareTaiko Matsuri! (あつまれ☆太鼓まつり!)x4x5x6x7 (video)
 Electric Postman (エレクトリック・ポストマン)x3x5x6x8 (video)
 Usagi no Shippo (うさぎのしっぽ)x3x4x5x7 (video)
 Robot Rock'n'Roll☆ (ロボットロケンロー☆ )x4x4x4x6 (video)
 Alexander no Theme (アレキサンダーのテーマ)x4x5x8x8 (video)
 Koi no Shohousen (恋の処方箋)x3x5x5x7 (video)
 Ne~e Oshiete (ねぇ教えて)x4x5x6x7 (video)
 Phoenixx4x5x6x7 (video)
 Lisdoonvarna no Tasogare (リスドンヴァルナの黄昏)x3x5x6x8 (video)
 Kuon no Yoru (久遠の夜)x4x5x6x8 (video)
 Boku wa Synth (ボクハシンセ)x3x3x4 x8 (video)
 Growing Upx3x5x5x6 (video)
 Houjou Yayoi (豊穣弥生)x4x6x7x8 (video)
Pastel Dream (パステル ドリーム)x4x6x7 x8 (video)
 Ao no Senritsu (蒼の旋律)x4x6x7x9 (video)
  Ao no Senritsu (蒼の旋律)---x10 (video)
Zero no Nocturne (零の夜想曲)x4x6x6x8 (video)
  Zero no Nocturne (零の夜想曲)---x9 (video)
Shokou ~Dawn~ (曙光 ~Dawn~)x4x5x7x7 (video)
  Shokou ~Dawn~ (曙光 ~Dawn~)---x8 (video)
Haryu (春竜 ~Haryu~)x4x5x7x8 (video)
  Haryu (春竜 ~Haryu~)---x9 (video)
 3piece-JazzParty!x4x5x7x9 (video)
Jinpuumaru (迅風丸)x3x4x6x8 (video)
  Jinpuumaru (迅風丸)---x9 (video)
Nightmare Survivor (ナイトメア・サバイバー)x4x6x7x8 (video)
  Nightmare Survivor (ナイトメア・サバイバー)---x10 (video)
Kimi no Akari (きみのあかり)x4x4x5x5 (video)
  Kimi no Akari (きみのあかり)---x8 (video)
 SORA-VI Hinotori (SORA-VI 火ノ鳥)x5x5x7x9 (video)
 Yuujou Pop (友情ぽっぷ)x4x4x7x6 (video)
 Cycle of Rebirth (サイクル・オブ・リバース)x4x6x7x9 (video)
 Purple Rose Fusionx5x7x8x10 (video)
 Saitama 2000 (さいたま2000)x5x7x7x7 (video)
 X-DAY2000x5x7x8x10 (video)
 Soroban 2000 (十露盤2000)x4
x6
x8
x10 (video)

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