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Taiko no Tatsujin
太鼓の達人
Taiko no Tatsujin
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Developer(s) Taiko Team
Publisher(s) Namco (now Bandai Namco Entertainment)
Release date(s) February 21, 2001
Platform(s) Arcade (Namco System 10)
Genre(s) Rhythm

Taiko no Tatsujin (Japanese: 太鼓の達人, Taiko no Tatsujin) is the very first Taiko no Tatsujin arcade released on February 21, 2001. It was the first release in the Taiko no Tatsujin series.

Gameplay

The basic set-ups of the Taiko no Tatsujin arcade is as follows:

  • A monitor, which displays the song selection menu and gameplay screens.
  • A pair of taiko drums, which has sensors built into the faces and the rims. Those sensors registers the inputs as player hits the drum with the bachi sticks.
  • 2 pairs of bachi sticks, which the player can welds to hits the drum with.

The arcade is split into three difficulties: Easy, Normal and Hard, however it should be noted that not all songs/musics has the same difficulty sets. It supports up to two players at a time.

The arcade runs on Namco System 10 arcade system board, whose processing power is similar to that of Sony's original PlayStation console.

Song list

Music/song name Original Artist Note(s) Ura
J-Pop

LOVE Machine
LOVEマシーン

Morning Musume

No

Chokotto LOVE
ちょこっとLOVE

Pucchi Moni

No

GOLDFINGER'99

Hiromi Go

No

HOTEL PACIFIC

Southern All Stars

No

Omatsuri Ninja
お祭り忍者

Ninja

No

Anime

Doraemon Ondo
ドラえもん音頭

Nobuyo Ohyama, Koorogi '73

Insert song of TV anime series Doraemon (Second series). Categorized as Ondo genre.

No

Anpanman no March
アンパンマンのマーチ

Dreaming

Opening theme song for TV anime series Soreike! Anpanman.

No

Dai-chan Kazoe Uta
大ちゃん数え唄

Yoshimi Tendoh

Opening theme song fo TV anime series Inakappe Taishō.

No

Sazae-san Ikka
サザエさん一家

Yuuko Uno

First ending theme song for TV anime series Sazae-san.

No

Theme from Lupin III '78
ルパン三世のテーマ'78

N/A

1st opening theme music for TV anime series Lupin the Third Part II.

No

Fly! Gundam
翔べ!ガンダム

Koh Ikeda

Opening theme song for TV anime series Mobile Suit Gundam.

No

Uchuu Senkan Yamato
宇宙戦艦ヤマト

Isao Sasaki, Musical Academy

Opening theme song for TV anime series Space Battleship Yamato.

No

Gachaman no Uta
ガッチャマンの歌

Masato Shimon, Colombia Yurikagu Kai

First ending theme song and second opening theme song for TV anime series Science Ninja Team Gatchaman.

No

Children/Folk

Tankou Bushi
炭坑節

N/A

No

Variety

Suudara Bushi
スーダラ節

Hajime Hana and the Crazy Cats

Categorized as Comedy genre.

No

Drift Ondo
ドリフ音頭

N/A

Categorized as Comedy genre.

No

Taiyou ni Hoero no Theme
太陽にほえろのテーマ

N/A

Main theme music from TV drama series Taiyou ni Hoeru! Categorized as TV Theme genre.

No

Game Music

Mappy Ondo
マッピー音頭

N/A

Remix of music from video game Mappy. Categorized as Namco genre.

No

Namco Original

Hello! Don-chan
ハロー!どんちゃん

Yuri Misumi

Ending theme song for Taiko no Tatsujin and later Taiko no Tatsujin: TaTaCon de Dodon ga Don. Categorized as Pop genre.

No

Taiyou mo Yappappa
太陽もヤッパッパー

Yuri Misumi

Song debut in Taiko no Tatsujin. Categorized as Namco genre.

No

Love You☆Don-chan
ラブユー☆どんちゃん

Yuri Misumi

Song debut in Taiko no Tatsujin. Categorized as Dance genre.

No

Off Rock
オフ♨ロック

Yuri Misumi

Song debut in Taiko no Tatsujin. Categorized as Boogie genre.

No

Jigoku no Taiko Jiten
地獄の太鼓辞典

N/A

Song debut in Taiko no Tatsujin. Categorized as Heavy Rock genre.

No

Kimi ni, Romantic
君に、ロマンティック

Sanodg

Song debut in Taiko no Tatsujin. Categorized as Techno genre.

No

Go Go Kitchen
ゴーゴー・キッチン

Yuri Misumi

Song debut in Taiko no Tatsujin. Categorized as Ska genre.

No

External link

Taiko no Tatsujin series
Arcade First-Generation 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Second-Generation 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14
Third-Generation Taiko no Tatsujin · KATSU-DON · Sorairo · Momoiro · Kimidori · Murasaki · White · Red · Yellow
Consoles and mobile PlayStation 2 TaTacon de Dodon ga Don · Doki! Shinkyoku Darake no Haru Matsuri · Appare! Sandaime · Waku Waku Anime Matsuri · Atsumare! Matsuri da! Yondaime · Go! Go! Godaime · Taiko Drum Master · Tobikkiri! Anime Special · Wai Wai Happy! Rokudaime · Doka! to Oomori Nanadaime
PlayStation 4 Drum Session!
PlayStation Portable Portable · Portable 2 · Portable DX
PlayStation Vita V Version · The Idolm@ster Must Songs Red Album/Blue Album
Nintendo Wii Wii · Do-Don to Nidaime! · Minna de Party Sandaime · Kettei-Ban · Chogouka-ban
Nintendo Wii U Wii U · Tokumori! · Atsumete★Tomodachi Daisakusen!
Nintendo DS Touch de Dokodon! · Great Adventure of the Seven Islands! · Dororon! Yokai Great Decisive Battle!
Nintendo 3DS Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orbs · Don and Katsu's Space-time Adventure · Dokodon! Mystery Adventure
Mobage/iOS/Android Mobile · Popular Song Pack · Shinkyoku Tori Houdai! · Android · Plus · Taiko no Tatsujin RS · Plus: Shinkyoku Tori Houdai!
Others Anime Clay Anime
Manga Taiko no Tatsujin · Taiko no Tatsujin DS · Taiko no Tatsujin Wii · Everyday is Festival Days
Novel Time Travel to the 3 Eras da-don!
Original soundtrack Red/Blue · Tobikkiri! Anime Special · 2008 · Donderful! · Full Combo! · Chogouka-Ban · Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orbs · Sorairo Version · 2014 · Girls Pop Mania

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