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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Song of the Week! 22 July 2017

For not-Japanese Taiko no Tatsujin fans, the news of a console game for the series that is getting official translations for another language are always the ones of the highest magnitude... let alone three of them, at the same time!

Being an English-rooted news blog and all that jazz, today's featured track comes from the other title that got an English transation in the past, as well as the first non-Japanese Taiko game to come out...

Friday, July 21, 2017

Taiko no Tatsujin [heavy sharpie strokes] Drum Session! (PS4-1)

Remember V Version in Chinese, 3DS2 in Korean, as well as the much shame-inducing first attempt that is Taiko Drum Master back on PS2? PS4-1 is bringing all those three together (only for the Asian market)!

Taiko no Tatsujin PS4 Additional Contents

Key:  Anime  Classic  J-Pop  Game Music  Variety  Vocaloid  Namco Original  Ura

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Taiko Plus/STH: Yup That Happened: GTH June 30 Additions

Now that PS4-1 song inclusion matters are done, let's get back to the things that actually matter. Like the fact that this update happened! ...yup.

Gakkyoku Tori Houdai Adds: June 30
自力本願レボリューション Jiriki Hongan Revolution
   「暗殺教室」より Assassination Classroom
Endless Seeker
   東方Projectアレンジ A-One
交響曲第7番から Excerpt from Symphony No. 7
   ベートーヴェン Beethoven
おおブレネリ O Vreneli
No Way Back (+Ura)
   「GOD EATER」より
マリオネットピュア Marionette Pure

Namco Taiko Blog (20 July 2017) - Session de Dodon ga Don's Initial Song List Full Reveal!

The title says it all, so venture with us after the jump for the final pre-release default song notices for the incoming PS4 Taiko game!

Twitter Snippets (20 July 2017) - A Midsummer Morning's Arcade Gacha/Collab Updates

The weekly blog entry isn't up yet, but here are a couple of notices from the Taiko Team's latest tweets about Yellow Version's going-ons! First, we have the re-opening of the Summer Vacation Limited Parts Gacha, so that those ho still miss some of the title parts from the previous iterations has another chance to pick up the leftover parts.

Up next we have another teaser for the A3! collaboration with Taiko no Tatsujin that is scheduled to begin later this year. Enjoy some silhouettes of the male idol gacha game's A3ders that will be featured in-game during the event!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

PS4 Update - Greetings from Amazon!

For once, the popular online retailer's Japanese branch is aiding eager Taiko fans in their quest to find out more about the latest shiny Taiko no Tatsujin videogame's song list selection before its release.

Below the jump is a newly-revealed list of songs that has been found -among other places- in Amazon Japan's product page for Session de Dodon ga Don, listed by genre and overall/console debut distinctions.

[SITE] Turning Off Mobile View, A Participatory Experiment

Sometimes it is humbling to look back on what we done, and how many people are affected by it. How long has it been already now?

With somewhere around 10% to 20% of our page views, it is no doubt mobile platforms are a not-insignificant source of our audience. And for that group, currently we have been setting the mobile view as the default layout on mobile platform (more like leaving it like that). Well yes, it is kinda designed to be slim for the smaller screens, but I myself and other frequent readers have noticed that some of its unfriendly designs that can ruin their experience:
  • even the slightest sideways movement can trigger the mobile view's mechanic to turn pages, making it tough to navigate already and almost arduous at some of our wider content like song lists and Ranking Dojo lists
  • most of our links are at the top- and sidebars, and the mobile view shows none of them
  • well as the chatbox and social media applets, which accounts for like 80% of reader interaction we have
  • if you don't want mobile view due to the above reasons and more, changing to desktop view only works with the current session because it's not the default, so you have to change it very often

So starting today and as a prelude to an upcoming event, we will be turning off the forced mobile view like a participatory experiment of sorts. By the end of that event, we will be asking for your feedback on whether we should keep mobile view off of the default.

So what is that event, after all that? Heh... (slips away)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

PS4 Website Update - Release Date and DLCs for Everyone!

With today's website update, Session de Dodon ga Don's release date has been officially confirmed to October 26th this year, as reported in the revamped Specs sub-section. Today's main course, however, is the preliminary announcement of DLC content coming to the game, with different offerings and methods to receive them.

Monday, July 17, 2017

[COLLAB] - Taiko no Tatsujin x INSPION Collaboration Announcement

If you thought today's surprise song release by Tatsh was the only thing coming out of nowhere for the series, think again! Earlier yesterday, a teaser video was posted on Youtube by the newly-formed sound production company INSPION, hinting to a future collaboration event within the long-running music game franchise and the emerging unit. And honestly, if including a rock arrangement of Yuugen no Ran isn't enough to gather attention, I don't know what will it do the trick!

While no specifics have been given for this impending collaboration by this video alone, it's only fair to spend a few words about the composer/performer of the Yuugen no Ran arrangement: Daisuke Kurosawa (黒沢大佑), already renowned in the music game scene for its extensively huge song contribution to bemani rhythm games, as the contribution song listing page on bemani wiki Remywiki can attest. Other artists that had some music game connections in the past are also part of the newly-founded INSPION company, giving that much hope in the impending event's magnitude!


  Tsukuyomi (月読命) (5/7/8/10; 973 notes on Oni)
Hey gang, remember that fabled new Zeami song under the Tatsh alias that was going to be released on Yellow Version sometime this summer? ... well, neither do we, as this song was legitimately never heard of before by anyone before its sudden appearance on Yellow Version public cabinets! It's currently argued whether this is the hinted hidden track for Yellow Version's Soroban 2000 morse code renewal on Oni, but we'll cross that bridge when we'll get there.

For the time being, though... here we are, served with yet another Tatsh God Collection track! After Amaterasu, it's time for her moon god sister Tsukuyomi to shine in Taiko lore, sporting a notechart made of even more notes and some aggressive stamina-draining portions thatare sure to play some tricks to players who are not used to the 1/24 spike cluster flair of today's meta.

Addendums (2017/07/17): (a) Reveal tweets by both Taiko Team and Tatsh confirms reading do not include the "no-Mikoto" part that the kanji 命 would normally suggest. (b) Comes to Asia too

Bravoman Lyrics

Composer: Norio Nakagata (中潟憲雄)
Arrangement: Ryou Yonemitsu (米光亮)
Lyrics: Genpei Productions (源平プロ)
Vocals: Hideyuki Umezu (梅津秀行)

Japanese lyrics sourced from Namco Taiko Blog dated July 31 2008

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Twitter Snippets (14 July 2017) - Taiko PS4 Custom TaTaCon's Release Date

The next Taiko home console game has made a name of its own for the fact of not having a pin-pointed release, but thanks to a 2nd-sourced tweet about its related 3rd-party controller release, the riddle that is Session de Dodon ga Don's launch day might be solved! The tweet above comes from Japanese Game Schedule wiki manager Renka_schedule, stating that it was caught the notice of controller manufacturer HORI making TaTaCon peripherals for the PS4 that are coming out in October 26th, at the price of 6458 Yen.

With the previous records of HORI controllers for home console Taiko games coming out shortly after the first game of any platform's release (if not in the same launch day), it's easy to assume that the PS4 Taiko game's release is not that much far from the pin-pointed custom controller launch. As usual, of course, we're waiting for official announcements to see if this claim can be confirmed.


Oh and by the way, folks from, if you really want to copy a paragraph from our Taiko PS4 song list page for one of your articles, at the very least make sure you don't copy out Lokamp's mistakes as well :)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Song of the Week! 15 July 2017

We've had SotW features in the past where the featured track was the Song of the Week, in the sense of it being the only brand new addition for the Taiko scene for the week... but today, we're going one step forward from there.

Enjoy our detailed introduction for the very first "Song of the Day", as in the fact that its Taiko debut has happened on this very day!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Namco Taiko Blog (13 July 2017) - Elderly Limited Treat

The latest publicly-available Pokemon-related won't be the only new thing coming to Taiko gaming this Saturday, as a new limited licensed song is planned to be playable at selected loc-wait a minute, what's, up with that granny invading the Taiko Yellow logo?!?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

4th Tenkaichi Otogesai - Participating Games and General Schedule Dates

The picture above comes from one of the latest news feeds from the Arcade Operator Unit's website (available at this link), detailing which music games are joining the competition this year. Aside from the latest versions of Taiko no Tatsujin and the other participating games from last year, the 4th edition of the cross-over tourney will feature the return of Bandai Namco's Synchronica, as well as the debut of Sega's CHUNITHM series. It's highly likely that the newcomer is getting all of the 1st Otogesai's Phase 1 boss tracks crossovers!

Also from the same document, we come to learn the scheduled dates for the event's major phases, with the first song inclusion coming this October (with the tourney's first phases starting on Oct. 13th) up to the Finals which will be held next year on February 10th.

Thanks crystalsuicune for the heads-up from the Taiko no Tatsujin Discord.

UPDATE: Literally some hours after this blog post's publishing, the Tenkaichi Otogesai website has been officially updated with a brand new splash page starring the 4th edition's six contenders! While there's nothing else to the website renewal as of now, it's possible to access all the pages from the 3rd tournament through the top bar.

Monday, July 10, 2017

PS4 Website Update: Customization Screens and Bundle Data

きせかえやいろをカスタマイズできるよ。 たくさんの色から選べる!

While still lacking of a precise release date, the anticipated PS4 Taiko title's website got a minor update today, starring several screens about the customization-related aspects, such as the clothing/color screens shown above and some early Shop screenshots. It's worth noting that this time around it's possible to purchase up to 5 random items at a time!

アイテム玉手箱をGETしよう。 どの玉手箱を選ぼうかな…?

Other lesser updates for today include the addition of the recurring "How to Play" section, the Game Bundle page and the PS4-Exclusive Features page (which is only made of quick links to other already-available parts of the website, such as the Friend/Guest Session modes and the Game Bundle one).

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Song of the Week! 8 July 2017

It's been a while since our last J-Pop Saturday feature... isn't it?

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Namco Taiko Blog (6 July 2017) - Behind the Notechart: Asteroid

Continuing from two weeks ago's feature, here's another Summer Rewards Shop's charting process being revealed in the main weekly Taiko Blog update! This time around, it's the turn of the collaboration-related Variety track Asteroid.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Across Japan (July 5 2017): The Synchronica Games: July 2017 Facebook Tournament

Both of this month's tournament songs are from the sister arcade game of Synchronica, including the newest addition that just came in last week.

Facebook Tournament: July 8~16 2017
    Results Announcement: July 20 2017
God Ray (Oni ★10)
   「シンクロニカ」より Synchronica

夜明けまであと3秒 Yoake Made Ato 3-byou (Muzukashii ★7)
   「シンクロニカ」より Synchronica

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Twitter Snippets (5 July 2017) - Act, Addict, Autumn Collaboration

Today's license-happy update for Yellow Version wasn't enough for the Taiko Team crew to reveal, as the notice of a future mobile-rooted collaboration event is in planning for this coming Fall!

After the inclusion of tracks and events concerning gacha games such as Puzzle & Dragons and Chain Chronicle, later in 2017 it will be the time to shine in Taiko for LIBER Entertainment's A3! (エースリー), the male idol-raising game whose title is an abbreviation for 'Act, Addict, Actors'. From the looks of it, the collaboration is up to add both songs and Petit Chara/custom dancers for them, but we'll have to wait a little bit more in order to know how is being set up...

First Video: Yellow ver. 4.05 New Songs

Stay groovy for the licensed picks fresh off the update stove this morning!

Monday, July 3, 2017

UNDEAD HEART (Ikari no Warriors) Lyrics

Composer, Arrangement: Yusuke Takahama (高濱祐輔)
Lyrics, Vocal: Eizo Sakamoto (坂本英三)

Japanese lyrics sourced from official YouTube preview dated April 18 2017.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Across Japan (June 30 2017): At Least There Is Ranking Dojo Gaiden: Yellow ver. Asia G/V 3.04 Update

And we just praised you for being up-to-date with Japan last week >:(

The update in Japan on July 5 2017 is not lucky enough to be 100% replicated. Only the Ranking Dojo Gaiden trials will be making Same day as Japan appearance, while the four day-one new licensed picks are absent as of now.

Ranking Dojo Gaiden: July 5 2017 (Yellow ver. Asia G/V 3.04)
+) 挑戦!世界大会2016決勝
   Challenge! World Championships 2016 Finals
+) 挑戦!世界大会2016 EX①
   Challenge! World Championships 2016 Extras (1)

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Song of the Week! 1 July 2017

This feature is about both highs and lows, as we're going to talk about some of the most noticeable tracks that are representative of the difficulty curve extremes in Taiko gaming!

Friday, June 30, 2017

First Video: God Ray

 God Ray (5/6/7/10; 777 notes on Oni)
After years of waiting, it turns out that recurrent NAMCO SOUNDS composer kyo's first 10-star Taiko Oni challenge has been spawn from the latest Synchronica crossover to the series! The feat is accomplished with a blend of repeated note patterns, long clusters and recurring 1/24 density-cluster spikes.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Namco Taiko Blog (June 29 2017) - Suave Surf Through the Rain and Heat: Yellow ver. Version 4.xx Update

We are given plenty of prenotice that this update is coming. Let's get straight to the meat then. New update to Taiko no Tatsujin Yellow ver. comes July 5 2017 with licensed picks galore to beat the heat!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

[RANDOM] - In Case You Forgot, Taiko no Tatsujin Switch Is Still A Thing

Yup, we did not forget about this among all the PS4-1 antics.

Search for 太鼓の達人 on the official Bandai Namco Entertainment site, and in addition to PS4-1 already taking two slots within the merchandise listing, you can also find this blank slate of an entry for a "Taiko no Tatsujin Series" Nintendo Switch game. But with no image, no CERO rating and no release dates (even vague ones like "Year 2017" from next door), it is next to impossible to talk anything beyond this. Enjoy the reassurance... I guess?

Thanks crystalsuicune for the heads-up from the Taiko no Tatsujin Discord.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Namco Taiko Blog (27 June 2017) - Announcement of Future Announcements

Today's surprise Taiko Team blog entry is warning us about the very next Yellow Version upgrade, coming out on July 5th! ... too bad, however, that for the actual update specifics we'll have to wait for this Thursday's regular blog post to find out what's going to be here.

Expect, however, these generically-addressed features to be included:
  • New songs!
  • New Dojo Ranking Gaiden updates!
  • New... Other Stuff! (including new Dojo Gaiden-exclusive titles)

Monday, June 26, 2017

PS4-1 Teaser Promotion Video Reveals New Note

The first moving-picture teaser of the upcoming PS4 Taiko no Tatsujin game is out this Sunday, and we're up for a field trip to pick up loose ends!
  • New Kozuchi (こづち/小槌) note is very obviously taken from Japanese folk tales including Issun-boushi. But mechanically it is similar if not exactly like a Fuusen balloon (it was a Fuusen at that location in Zen Zen Zense Futsuu, as seen on iOS)
  • The Mission Bingo (ミッションビンゴ) gives you additional Don Kobans for clearing goals and completing lines.
  • Listen to some hot drum beats at the back, from which is likely to be instrumentals and excerpts from Tsunagare! Hirogare! Uchi-agare!

Twitter Snippets (26 June 2017) - A GLAYmorous Taiko Collaboration

Last seen in public Taiko gaming with the Taiko 4 public porting of the song Mata Kokode Aimashou (alongside some cameos at 2013's Kanjani no Shiwake Eight variety), Japanese rock band GLAY is joining forces with the Taiko no Tatsujin franchise in occasion of the band's latest album, SUMMERDELICS.

To that extent, it has been revealed today that a Taiko tie-in song has been made, going under the title of Shin Zombie (シン・ゾンビ). While for now the time/game of the song's Taiko-playable debut is anyone's guess, we already know that the song is going to be the SUMMERDELICS album's opener. Head to the website mentioned by the tweet above for further informations about the album itself!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Across Japan (June 23 2017): Adds and Minuses on Schedule

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The greater Asia are having a grand time keeping with the schedules with the Japanese counterparts with the June 30 surprise addition. We also have pictorial evidence that it is at least 6 stars on Oni! If only Wada Inu can excuse himself for a bit.

New Songs: June 30 2017
God Ray Same day as Japan
   「シンクロニカ」より Synchronica

And belatedly we also have official confirmation that the upcoming Yellow ver. song removals will be mirrored outside Japan too. ...that is the less-exciting part of keeping with the schedules.

Song Removals: June 28 2017
   9mm Parabellum Bullet
Du-Du-Wa DO IT!!
   「アイカツ!」より Aikatsu!
   「仮面ライダードライブ」より Kamen Rider Drive
マトリョシカ Matryoshka
   ハチ feat.初音ミク・GUMI Hachi feat. Hatsune Miku/GUMI
ぶぎ ぶぎ ふなっしー♪ Boogie Boogie Funassyi♪
   ~ふなっしー公式テーマソング第二弾~ ~Funassyi Official Theme Song Vol.2~

Addendum (2017/06/26): We need to be more observant in the nooks and crannies in Asia ver. Facebook posts. Lower down the post it is mentioned that Katsu Medal picks including ≠MM are being considered to be made available in other ways than the Donder Hiroba for greater Asia audiences.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Song of the Week! 24 June 2017

Summer is back once again, and we're here to honor once again (although a week later) a time-tested tradition for this Saturday corner: following up a new Taiko console game's reveal with one of its songs appearing under these lines.

It's also one of the few console debuts from the newly-revealed Taiko title for PS4, no less!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Session de Dodon ga Don Website Now Open!

One week after the teaser page's posting, the website has now officially opened its digital gates to Internet surfers from all corners of the Globe! There's nothing much to talk about it, however, as it mostly rehashes news bits we already reported in the past few days.

At this point, only the Song List and About pages are active, with the former showcasing all the song titles known thus far (with no additions of sorts) and the latter hosting sub-sessions dedicated to the game's signature modes: Guest Session (with mentions to the Doraemon-related content) and Ghost Session.

Click here to check out the website for yourselves!

Namco Taiko Blog (22 June 2017) - Behind the Notechart: Geki-un! Shichifuku Happy Crew

Notechart talk is back at the Taiko Team's official blog, but rather than making a new charter-focused feature post like in the past few instances of the previous months/years, a tangent of chart features is introduced instead, in which single songs' charting process is discussed by its own creator.

Today marks the beginning of this feature cycle, starting with the Yellow Version songs from the Summer Rewards Shop. Hear Marimo Institute talk about her work on the latest IOSYS original!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

[RANDOM] - Not-Namco Idols with Namco Artists, Take 2

It happened 2 months ago and it's happening again: yet another NAMCO SOUNDS-related artist has been spotted on foreign grounds, as one of the Irorimidori (イロドリミドリ) tracks' composer.

This time around, the CHUNITHM series' in-house idol unit has employed the talent of the nick-named Jesahm (自営山) for the latest solo-idol song: Spicy Swingy Style, which is coming to stateside arcades tomorrow. The scoop comes from this tweet, which also includes a Youtube link for the full in-game version of the song.

Here in Taiko, Jesahm is better known as the composer of old-time Namco Original classics like Taiko Session ~Live Version~ as well as a few choice Classic arrangements (most notably Nocturne Op. 9-2).

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Twitter Snippets (19 June 2017) - A Godly Crossover

One bit of news that has escaped our scope yesterday concerns the song-sharing relationship between the Taiko no Tatsujin and Synchronica series once more, this time around involving one of Synchronica's original boss songs coming to Taiko arcade grounds!

Previously announced in the latest Synchronica TV Youtube broadcast (link), kyo's God Ray will be appearing on Yellow Version at the end of this month, on June 30th. If you're curious to hear how the song sounds like, click here for a related Synchronica gameplay video.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Uso'uso-doki Lyrics

Artist, Vocal: Bona Inoue (井上ぼな)

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Song Series Showcase: YMY RPG Songs

Mostly known by the YMY nickname, Bandai Namco musician Yukiko Yamamoto (山本由貴子) has contributed to the creation of a wide variety of songs throughout the Taiko no Tatsujin series' existence. Among here creations, we can find a collection of pure-instrumental tracks that meld together melodies from air/stringed musical instruments and a peculiar geographical location being mentioned in its title, as to give magic properties from the mentioned landmarks to these songs. Yukiko Yamamoto is also the one figure in charge of all songs' notecharts.

The name for the series we take here is directly referencing the SongID root being shared among all of the following songs (starting with the titular ymyrpg), which is likely made in turn from the key contributor Yukiko Yamamoto's YMY alias. Note that here we consider Zastohl no Madousho as only a direct sequel to Desert de Yakiniku (Sahara ver.) and not part of the YMY RPG Series unlike some sources. Once again, that is also noticeable from its SongID (niku2), diverging from anything ymyrpg-related.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Twitter Snippets 2 (15 June 2017) - Bandai Namco's New Arcade Music Game? [Addendum 2017/06/18]

As if the announcement of a new Taiko game headed to Sony shores wasn't enough, apparently there's a brand new Bandai Namco rhythm game in the works as well!

Coming from the AM Jam Jam Tsukuba arcade room's Twitter handle, the tweet above is eager on showcasing the many music game titles that will become operative this coming week, including -according to the same tweet- Bandai Namco's latest arcade game, going by the name of Technoberk (テクノベェルク). No official statements of sorts from the developing company have been made about said title's existence/play-testing or other specs but sure enough, it's planned to be put into the arcade store.

How is it played? Will it involve some Taiko no Tatsujin support? Are the two arcade lines collaborating? There's a good chance that some of these questions will be answered at the arcade center's opening, next Tuesday/Wednesday (June 20/21).

Addendum (2017/06/18): Receiving hint from this tweet, we may be able to finally shed some light onto this. Teknowerk is actually a piano-keyboard style music arcade game by Namco way back from 2000 (17 years ago!!), and this arcade room is only bringing back refurbished cabinets into their lineup. Note also that they used 再新作 (~ "refurbished title") instead of 最新作 (= "brand new title"). The next tweet of theirs also supports the conclusion, as it speaks of also bringing back some DANCE 86.4 (Dance Yaroyo) cabinets by Konami back in 2005.

Song of the Week! 17 June 2017

Away from the promised future console Taiko game for a day, I've appeared on our newly-joined Discord group about Taiko no Tatsujin (link here) in order to gather some suggestions about this week's Saturday song features.

First come, first served! Here's the first couple of suggestions I've gathered this way...

Friday, June 16, 2017

Taiko no Tatsujin: Session de Dodon ga Don! song list

Released in 2017, this is the first Taiko no Tatsujin game that is made for the PlayStation 4 console family, over 10 years since the last Sony-rooted home console game... which is also fitting, considering that its subtitle is a nod to the one of the very first Taiko console title! Unlike with Tatakon de Dodon ga Don, however, this game's flagship newcomer feature is the Session mode set that is also mentioned in the subtitle, be it with a CPU-controlled guest character (Guest Session Play) or with the 'ghost play' data coming from users' PlayStation Network friends (Friend Session Play).

Feature-wise, Session de Dodon ga Don constitutes a stark change from the in-game/menu layout standards set with the Taiko 0 arcade line, as the aesthetics have been completely re-worked for the PS4 debut title. Many customization elements from the aforementioned arcade line have made their debut through the game's unlock system, including customizable titles/greetings (outside of former Rank-related promotions) and Petit Chara figurines from the arcades' Kigurumi outfit model. This is also the first title of the series to be released in Asian countries in more than one additional language, with versions of the game in Traditional Chinese, Korean and English hitting both retail and digital markets.

Session de Dodon ga Don! boasts over 70 songs at launch.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

PS4-1 Session de Dodon ga Don, the Initial Famitsu Round-up


We were right about "today's Taiko Team blog post being about the newly-revealed Taiko title". What we got wrong was how much today's Taiko Team blog post is about Taiko PS4-1 (not a lot). Instead we will have to find stuff ourselves to fill your curiosities. :(

So having procured the Famitsu scans for real, we are dissecting all the noticeable changes in a nice list:
  • The J-POP genre is now named Pops (ポップス).
  • The profile might be linked to PlayStation Network profiles, seeing the account names can be alphanumeric instead of hiragana only. (Taiko no Tatsujin releases have ever only allowed only hiragana if naming is done natively)
  • Customization: obtain Don Kobans (ドン小判), use them on the Item Treasure Chest (アイテム玉手箱) for over 200 parts for your Don-chan including outfits, petit-charas (console debut!), titles and greetings.
  • Setting Favorites on the song list? Yes please.
  • What is that Bingo card anyway?
Source: this Plurk