MachineGun Kiss 100% Oni Mode on Taiko DX for PSP. 

I do love the little dancers. 

Why is this not a costume in ANY of the current gen Taiko games?!

Why is this not a costume in ANY of the current gen Taiko games?!

Can’t believe I forgot about this!
Right now with Happy Meals at McDonalds in Japan you can get a Taiko Toy!
These are being released to tie in with the release of the latest Taiko Game on 3DS (and each of them play a sound that can be read by the 3DS and used to give an exclusive song and costumes!)
This gets posted on here because remember Taiko is IN Yakuza 5 AND Taiko Drum Master is AMAZING!

Can’t believe I forgot about this!

Right now with Happy Meals at McDonalds in Japan you can get a Taiko Toy!

These are being released to tie in with the release of the latest Taiko Game on 3DS (and each of them play a sound that can be read by the 3DS and used to give an exclusive song and costumes!)

This gets posted on here because remember Taiko is IN Yakuza 5 AND Taiko Drum Master is AMAZING!

Kotaku: Today I Played Taiko no Tatsujin With Virtual Gangsters

The Yakuza series of games have always been serious, testosterone-filled stories about hard men kicking each other’s asses, broken up sporadically by mini-games, activities, and general fooling around. The latest game, Yakuza 5, is no different. As previously reported, Namco Bandai’s Taiko no Tatsujin appears as a fully playable game within the Yakuza 5 game. So what’s it like, playing a video game within a video game, a la Inception?

Surprisingly enjoyable, it turns out, after a brief session with the Yakuza 5 playable demo on display at Tokyo Game Show 2012. The demo basically consists of a cut scene and running from point A to point B with a few fights and then another cut scene, but during that little trip, that could have been no further than about 500 meters, there was a Club Sega arcade. Inside, right near the entrance, was the Taiko no Tatsujin machine. There were a couple of mafia honchos waiting for me on a bridge, but the drums were calling…

The game was pretty much the arcade version of Taiko no Tatsujin with two rounds of drumming for ¥100 in-game money with 3 songs to choose from at two difficulty levels apiece. Gameplay was simple and very fun. After I was done, going back to the Yakuza game was a little jarring. As fun as the drumming is, it does break the immersion of Yakuza 5 quite a bit. Still, it adds a level of variety and silly fun to an otherwise hard-boiled mafia brawler game.

Toshi Nakamura

From this weeks Famitsu; Nagoshi-san posing in front of Namco’s latest Taiko Drum Master machine!

From this weeks Famitsu; Nagoshi-san posing in front of Namco’s latest Taiko Drum Master machine!

just found this on youtube, seems to be some kind of mobile rhythm game with Yakuza song ‘Machine gun fist’. not sure whether you have seen it before

Sure have! It’s from Taiko No Tatsujin: Portable DX on PSP. Fantastic game and region free if you import it (like I did >_>). Always loved the Taiko series but this crossover is great.

We’ve got some great gifs from it.

Little dancing Kazuma avatar!

Little dancing Kazuma avatar!

Just made this. From Taiko DX on PSP!

Just made this. From Taiko DX on PSP!

Yakuza Items, songs and characters in Taiko Drum Master DX on PSP.