Saturday, March 31, 2012

Random: Taiko no Tatsujin.....14?!


Caught in Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur.

What's this? A Taiko no Tatsujin 1? But it's not a Taiko 1, look closely at the screen, it's actually a 14! Look even more closely and you'll even spot the 10th Anniversary logo, meaning it's been updated with the 5 extra songs too!

How did this happen? Well, sometimes, to save costs, arcade owners purchase just the software for the specific Taiko no Tatsujin version (the cabinet banners and flags are provided with it) and overwrite the hard drive on an old cabinet, so technically any Taiko arcade cabinet (barring Taiko 0) can play any version of Taiko no Tatsujin, though this is one of the most extreme cases I've seen. So far apart in the timeline! It's playing one of the latest Taiko arcades, but with a really classic cabinet design. Who needs the plastic scale model when you can play on the actual Taiko 1? (lol). Hope it's refurbished properly...

Photo taken by Kelson Chia from Facebook.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

pikaby asks: Has Taiko recommended anime to you?



because I felt like putting a Pokemon picture shut up

Anyone here a big fan of anime? If you are, then you'll probably have found some familiarity when you first came to Taiko and found your favorite anime opening being included in the game (or any anime theme you've heard before, for that matter). Though the covers aren't always impressive, it's always nice to see them try. Pokemon themes was my first step. I know it's the same case for quite a few of you too!

But. Has the reverse ever occurred to you? Listening or playing a anime theme song on Taiko, then moving on to watch the actual anime to see what it's all about? Free advertising hasn't caught on to me yet so far as I don't watch an awful lot of animation.

Monday, March 26, 2012

DokoDON Matsurhythm lyrics



Artist: Oogami Masako (大上昌子)
Vocals: Chiaki Takahashi (たかはし智秋)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Song of the Week! 24 March 2012

 

Our IdolM@ster feature month is coming to a close! For our last one, we'll explore the series' many other areas of branding, outside of videogames. Get ready for...

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sweet Lay lyrics



Full version

Composer: Hiroto Sasaki (佐々木 宏人)
Vocals: Kyah

Note: Lines in green are available only in the full version.

Namco Taiko Blog (22 March 2012)- 3Q-4U-AC00


What if....the Taiko arcade was alive? What if it was there to see you play it? What would it be thinking of?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Taiko no Tatsujin Ai no Theme lyrics



Long version

Artist: Go Shiina (椎名毅)
Vocals: Argie Phine

Note: Lines in green are in full version only.

Site changelog

2017
12/05/17: GMS Taito page updated (OLGA BREEZE; notecount details)
3/05/17: Minor fixes to the GMS Nintendo Medleys page
2/05/17: NOS Angel Dream and Butou pages updated, Nintendo-related songs in GMS General Medley page relocated to GMS Nintendo Medley page
22/03/17: NOS God Collection page updated (8OROCHI; notecount details)
01/03/17: GMS Taito Songs page updated (artists info)
01/02/17: Don Challenge List: February 2017 created. Ranking Dojo List: Ranking Dojo Gaiden updated for 01/31 update.
03/01/17: Don Challenge List: January 2017 created

2016
28/12/16: General Medleys and Pokemon Medleys series updated (new songs)
16/12/16: Ranking Dojo List: Ranking Dojo Gaiden skeletal updates for 12/20 update and jump links
5/12/16: Don Challenge List: December 2016 created
1/12/16: Garyoutensei Song Series Showcase page renamed to Butou Songs.
9/11/16: Im@s ONE FOR ALL page of the Im@s Jumbo Corner updated (inclusion of the new Red Ver. songs)
8/11/16: School Matters and God Collection series updated (inclusion of Gasshou Stabofe! and Chain Chronicle Total War Medley).
3/11/16: Don Challenge List: November 2016 created
25/9/16: In the same vein with the DonChare List revamp, we are also splitting the Ranking Dojo lists by version instead of all together in one post. We have went ahead and started a separate Red ver. Ranking Dojo List first.
18/9/16: Added Sympho-Neighbours sub-section for the Other page.
17/9/16: Tekken series updated (inclusion of Abandoned Temple Final 2nd).
16/9/16: School Matters and God Collection series updated (inclusion of Houkago☆Magician and VICTORIA).
13/9/16: In an experimental DonChare List revamp we will split the DonChare goals into separate pages by month (September 2016's is here, in particular) instead of by firmware. Hopefully this change makes it smoother for you to read as much as it has made it smoother for us to edit.
23/8/16: Rewards Shop/Titles/Title Parts pages added to Red Version; updated the Dojo Ranking page with the early Red Version Dojo Ranking data.
1/4/2016: June DonChare goals and Mika Series updated.
24/4/2016: Dojo Ranking pages for White Version (Japanese and Asian) updated.
1/4/2016: April DonChare goals updated.
1/3/2016: March DonChare goals updated.
14/2/2016: Updated 2000/de/SORA song series; updated Phoenix, Theremin Rhapsody, Nightmare Survivor (SotW)
2/2/2016: February DonChare goals updated.
24/1/2016: Behind the Drums: Akitaka Tohyama updated: moving Must Songs inclusions into Game Music.

2015
27/12/2015: Jumbo Brand Corners added to Song Series Showcase; updated Vocaloid Corner voiced, added Idolm@ster Corner entries (1st Generation only).
1/12/2015: Song Series Showcase layout/wording updated; Season Dragon/General Medley/Ridge Racer/Taito/Classic Medley series updated
2/11/15: November DonChare goals updated.
6/10/15: de and Beethoven Series housekeeping and fixing missing videos.
5/10/15: Ridge Racer Series housekeeping and fixing missing videos.
1/10/15: October DonChare goals updated.
2/8/15: August DonChare goals updated.
11/5/15: Updated Taiko Promotional Songs list (3rd gen arcades) page
17/2/15: Pokemon Medley Series and Monster Hunter Medley series are split from Medley Series. KAGEKIYO and KAGYUKIYO added to Medley Series
25/1/15: Updated Taiko 3DS 2 Boss Battle page with the DLC extra Boss fights
18/1/15: Songlist updated for the 'Promotional Songs in Taiko Arcades (3rd Generation)' page
2/1/15: Added Deathstream 101 / Notechart Analysis features in the 'Others' page
1/1/15: Completed December 2014's scheduled 'Others' page update (SongID, Artists, Livestreams)

2014
1/10/14: Added October 2014 DonChare goals to Kimidori DonChare List
24/8/14: Fixing romanization of 自営山 / Jesahm hereherehere and here.
10/7/14: Fixed Table of Contents coding for Medley Series
21/6/14: Fixed Table of Contents coding for Ridge Racer Series
19/6/14: Soul Calibur Series fixes: Replaced Soul Calibur IV video, Filled in missing notecounts, Cleared excess coding in Table of Contents
1/6/14: Added June 2014 DonChare goals to Momoiro DonChare List
10/4/14: Song title correction: Kagerou Days → Kagerou Daze (AC0M). Source: Kagerou Daze Official Visual Fanbook Reverted until further evidence
27/2/14: Updated Taiko Momoiro's Dojo Ranking to show Gold Clear conditions (Sorairo coming soon). Added international Taiko no Tatsujin Momoiro to main arcade page.

2013
22/12/13: Fixed broken video link for Zero no Nocturne
18/12/13: Updated Taiko no Tatsujin Momoiro Version unlock list with all costumes and Taiko sounds
29/10/13: Separated deleted songs in Taiko no Tatsujin Sorairo Version into their own list
17/10/13: Song title correction: 'Obage no Oshigoto' changed to 'Obake no Oshigoto'
28/9/13: Fixed broken video link for Kimi no Akari, updated Kimi no Akari's Song of the Week page
27/9/13: Fixed broken video links for Sanpo and Sanpo (Ura), fixed all back links in console Taiko songlists.
12/9/13: Song title correction: 'Ninja Re Bang Bang' changed to 'Ninjyary Bang Bang'
1/9/13: Song title correction: 'Nanori (Tenjyou)' changed to 'Nanori (Tenjou)'
30/8/13: Added the September/October 2013 wallpaper to the Downloads page
21/7/13: Added Sorairo Dojo Ranking list
16/7/13: Added IA to Special Dancers list
11/7/13: Added the opening video of Tako no Tatsujin Sorairo version to the related songlist page
4/7/13: Added the July/August 2013 wallpaper to the Downloads page
23/6/13: Updated the Sorairo Version Unlock and Title pages
15/6/13: SORA-VI Hinotori added to song series
4/6/13: Song title correction: 'Jobairo' (AC8) changed to 'Yo Bailo'
1/5/13: Changed table color for Vocaloid Corner pages
25/4/13: Added the May/June 2013 wallpaper to the Downloads page
26/3/13: Song title correction: 'La La La Sweet Precure' changed to 'La La La Suite Precure', 'Everyday, Kachusha' changed to 'Everyday, Katyusha', updated iOS song list and update list
22/3/13: Changed the changelog, it now has its own page like you see here! Back button below for convenience.
12/3/13: Revised Taiko Guiness Hall, added new sections, added HQ video for Maou no Showtime, Amanda, An American in Paris and Wasabi Body Blow (Taiko 3DS)
9/3/13: Song title correction: 'Kokoro Mawagase' changed to 'Kokoro Korogase', Vocaloid icon takes effect in Song of the Week listing, soundtrack album listing, lyrics listing and SongID pages.
6/3/13: Added the March/April 2013 wallpaper to the Downloads page
4/3/13: Added Kage no Densetsu to Taito song series

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Taiko no Tatsujin Ai no Theme long version



And please welcome....Taiko no Tatsujin's longest ever song, and the greatest tribute to the series ever made thus far! How did they drag the song on for so long? Let me just say this; it's a wonder what slow instrumentals can do when they're allowed to drag on without interjecting vocals.

The vocalist is also revealed....want to know who she is? She's not Japanese, that's for sure. Go check out the Song of the Week page for the song!

Shin Ryougen no Mai and Hanayou ~flourishing blossoms~



Above is Shin Ryougen no Mai, which is basically the same song but with a more powerful drum beat in the background and an extended opening tune.



And this is Hanayou ~flourishing blossoms~! Definitely in a league of its own from the first five Kikyoku songs, this one has a livelier and more modern beat to it, but maintaining the same traditional Chinese feel to it. Very nice. Can you already imagine the notechart to come out of this?

Credits to Lee Jia Yi for informing us.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Details from the Full Combo soundtrack


Thought we weren't going to have this until the official release date tomorrow? Well, to hell with that; the album's been leaked far earlier than expected! Well, it could have been even earlier by a day or two, but details have to be compiled after all. Some of these are quite exciting.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Rhythm game mashup on Taikojiro, part 2

More dream crossovers within Taiko and other rhythm games await our readers!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Song of the Week! 17 March 2012


Another double-pick week for the Idolm@ster month! Today we cover two of the more recently released songs for Taiko.

Friday, March 16, 2012

GO MY WAY!! lyrics



Composer: Satoru Kousaki (神前暁)
Lyrics: yura

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Namco Taiko Blog (15 March 2012)- Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu


It had to happen someday. First Danba Danba Din Dan, then Red and Blue Rose, and now the final 10th anniversary collaboration song is in the spotlight, featuring Japan's first cyber-idol.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Namco Taiko Blog (13 March 2012) - Taiko 0 update


And everything that was mentioned yesterday is being put up officially on the blog today. The surprise they wanted to reveal were two Ura difficulties, and gave hints as to what they were. One of them is from Etou's favorite anime (that'd be Lion Ura), and they mentioned that there's another new Ura too, from a popular song which was difficult (Ao no Senritsu Ura). So much for the surprise....I wonder how players managed to find both so quickly though? The songlist is too big to be simply hunting around for new Uras by trial and error. Oh well.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Taiko 0 update is live today!


The big day is upon us! And as Namco promised, there definitely is a few more things that were added in the update other than the new songs. I won't hide them, just scroll down and read!

The songs introduce with the update are:
  • J-Pop song RISING SUN, by EXILE
  • Anime songs We Go! from One Piece and SWITCH ON! from Kamen Rider Fourze
  • Namco Original songs Blue Rose Ruin and Toryu
As expected, Blue Rose Ruin gets pushed down to 8* in Taiko 0, making it easier than Red Rose Evangel (even though it still seems like the both of them are on equal footing in terms of difficulty).

RISING SUN is a 5* Oni (3/3/3/5). 330 notes on Oni.
We Go! is a 6* Oni (3/2/5/6). 569 notes on Oni.
SWITCH ON! is a basic Oni chart at 3* and looks like a new child-friendly song (1/1/3/3). 246 notes on Oni.

Toryu's HQ video is as follows and will be the one used in this site until a better HQ is found. It is an 8* Oni (4/5/7/8) with 541 notes. So much for hoping for a new 10*.



Besides the new songs, two songs receive Ura Oni difficulties for this update. They are:
  • Anime song Lion, from Macross F
  • Namco Original song Ao no Senritsu
Yes you heard right, the new 10* from Taiko PSP DX, which was downgraded to a 9*, now gets a new chart which pushes it back up to 10*! It has 976 notes and is way more frantic than ever before.



As for Lion Ura, it is 7*, up from 6* on regular Oni and has 487 notes.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

THE IDOLM@STER lyrics



Composer: Hiroto Sasaki (佐々木 宏人)
Vocals: Megumi Nakamura (中村めぐみ)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Song of the Week! 10 March 2012


Remember, March 2012 is our IdolM@ster special!

Our second feature of the Idolm@ster franchise is about its portable history, and together with it one of the most challenging songs from that universe in Taiko. You probably already know this song too.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Taiko PSP DX's IDs, take 8

http://i.imgur.com/0VMHr.png
http://i.imgur.com/FVYnS.png

Another new load of PSP songs means more new IDs for future download packs!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

First video of GERMINATION



GERMINATION is a classical-sounding Namco Original with loads of BPM changes and simple note patterns. Note-wise it resembles Dragon Spirit Medley, but with a very powerful tune playing behind it. Quite nice.

8* on Oni with 616 notes.

Namco Taiko Blog (8 March 2012)- CreoFUGA song contest results


The song-making contest organized by both Namco and CreoFUGA was a massive success, drawing in over 500 entries, which means more than 500 songs were made! But, only 8 of them made the cut. Click 'Read More' to see which songs won.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Namco Taiko Blog (7 March 2012)- PSP DX March download songs


a.k.a yesterday's update on the official site makes it into the blog, so there's nothing new to note in this one. There's samples of Germination and both Kita Saitama songs though if you want to listen to them. Germination is an instrumental song. Remember you can download this song pack starting tomorrow, and Kita Saitama 2000 and 200 are free of charge!

That's not the end of it! There will be another blog update on Thursday, that is tomorrow. Wonder what it is this time? (Come on, final big news of 10th anniversary, we're waiting)

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Suddenly Taiko PSP DX 2012 March download songs


This week starts with a subtle update of Taiko PSP DX's official website, by adding March 2012's DLC songs! What kind of songs await PSP players this month?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Dororon Girl lyrics



Composer: Oogami Masako (大上昌子)
Vocals: Shimoda Asami (下田麻美)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Song of the Week! 3 March 2012


Many of you have asked in our song series pages why we never made an IdolM@ster series even though there are at least ten songs from that game in Taiko no Tatsujin. Simple reason actually; there's very little variation between each song so we didn't see it fit to write up about it as there would be quite little writing material to go around. The vocals are usually the same, and the notecharts, with a few exceptions, are around the 6* to 8* ballpark with little variation too.

But! Not talking about one of the largest and most consistent game music series in Taiko would be a crime, as the game itself is also a popular one in Japan. So we have designated March 2012 as IdolM@ster month, where all the featured songs will be from IdolM@ster! *cue fanfare*

Now, we begin with two songs.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Namco Taiko Blog (1 March 2012) - Yet another arcade update


Several weeks after the previous Taiko 0 update, Namco updates the Taiko 0 software version once again, and this time it's just not a cosmetic change, but something far better. Oh! Could it be...?