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Taiko no Tatsujin: Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orbs
太鼓の達人 ちびドラゴンと不思議なオーブ
Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Doragon to Fushigi na Ōbu
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Developer(s) Taiko Team
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco Entertainment (Under the Namco brand)
Release date(s) July 12th, 2012
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Genre(s) Rhythm
Rating
CERO A

Taiko no Tatsujin: Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orbs (Japanese: 太鼓の達人 ちびドラゴンと不思議なオーブ, Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Doragon to Fushigi na Ōbu) is the first Taiko no Tatsujin game for the Nintendo 3DS system. It was released on July 12, 2012.

Like the previous Nintendo handheld title, Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Yokai Great Decisive Battle!, the game features the main story mode that contains RPG elements. It is also the first handheld game to use 3rd generation graphics from Taiko no Tatsujin (2011) arcade, and also the first Nintendo handheld game to have such. (Before Sony's PlayStation Vita with Taiko no Tatsujin: V Version 3 years after the game's release)

It is also the first Nintendo handheld game to have extra tracks on certain songs. Like Taiko no Tatsujin titles on Nintendo DS, the game takes advantage of 3DS's touchscreen and the game package comes with a pair of pachi-pen.

Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orbs mode

Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orbs mode is the game's main story mode. Gameplay is similar to that of Yokai Great Decisive Battle mode of Dororon! Yokai Great Decisive Battle!. Unlike previous title, it take places mostly in the fantasy world.

Story

One night, Don and Katsu were just finished eating food and felt full. Suddenly they heard the weird music and it's coming from the bathroom. Upon arrives outside the bathroom, they heard someone's calling for help. But when they open the door, what they see is the bright light and they were sent to somewhere.

Don, after arrived to the unfamiliar place, noticed that he is wearing some sort of weird outfit. He also noticed that Katsu isn't here, so he call for Katsu, to no avail. He look around, and what he see is buildings that were burnt to the ground.

Wandering around the place, Don found Maou's pendant, just then he is attacked by the very angry Ralco, the little dragon. After the incident, Ralco appologize to Don for mistaking him as one of the Maou's henchmen. The two become friends, and Ralco reveal that he's been searching for the orbs that are the fragments of Princess Soprano's voice. Just then, the portal appeared and Maou reveal himself to the two.

Maou is the one who not only kidnapped Princess Soprano, but also stole her voice and turn it into different orbs and were scattered around the world. Maou reveal that if Ralco cannot collect all seven orbs before the next full moon, Princess Soprano will be disappear forever. The portal disappear, but not before Princess Soprano managed to tell Ralco telepathically that the pendant that Don have is the gift to Ralco and use it to find the remaining orb to save her.

Don, together with Ralco, started the epic journey to save Princess Soprano and defeat Maou once and for all...

Characters

Note: The * mark indicates that this is the character's first appearance in the franchise.

Main Characters

Villians

Enemies

NPCs

Song list

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

Flying Get
フライングゲット

AKB48

Theme song for TV drama series Hanazakari no Kimitachi (2011).

No

Misenai Namida wa, Kitto Itsu Ka
ミセナイナミダハ、きっといつか

GReeeeN

Theme song for TV drama series Strawberry Night.

No

PON PON PON

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

No

Memeshikute
女々しくて

Golden Bomber

Insert song for TV anime series Ixion Saga DT.

No

KISS KISS BANG BANG

Ikimono-gakari

No

365 Nichi no Love Story
365日のラブストーリー。

Sonar Pocket

No

Polyrhythm
ポリリズム

Perfume

No

Natsu Matsuri
夏祭り

Whiteberry

Opening theme song for TV drama series Fushigi na Hanashi.

No

Anime

Sanpo
さんぽ

Azumi Inoue

Opening theme song for anime movie My Neighbor Totoro.

Yes (All difficulty)

Oshiri no Yama wa Everest
おしりの山はエベレスト

Oshiri Kajiri Mushi

No

Busters Ready Go!
バスターズ レディーゴー!

Hideyuki Takahashi

First opening theme song for TV tokusatsu series Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters.

No

Let's go! Smile Precure!
Let’s go!スマイルプリキュア!

Aya Ikeda

Opening theme song for TV anime series Smile Pretty Cure!

No

Kirakira Every day
キラキラEvery day

Dream5

Opening theme song for TV anime series Tamagotchi!

No

Switch On!

Anna Tsuchiya

Opening theme song for TV tokusatsu series Kamen Rider Fourze.

No

Yume wo Kanaete Doraemon
夢をかなえてドラえもん

mao

3rd opening theme song for TV anime series Doraemon (2005).

No

Best Wishes!
ベストウイッシュ!

Rica Matsumoto

First opening theme song for TV anime series Pokémon: Best Wishes!

No

Ohayou! Shining Day
おはよう!シャイニング・デイ

T-Pistonz + KMC

Opening theme song for video game Inazuma Eleven GO Shine, 3rd opening theme song and 4th ending theme song for TV anime series Inazuma Eleven GO.

No

Wonderland
ワンダーランド

FLiP

3rd opening theme song for TV anime series Gintama'.

No

Guts Guts!!
ガツガツ!!

Akira Kushida

First opening theme song for TV anime series Toriko.

No

We Go!
ウィーゴー!

Hiroshi Kitadani

15th opening theme song for TV anime series One Piece.

No

Variety

Maru Maru Mori Mori
マル・マル・モリ・モリ

Kaoru to Yuki, Tamani Mukku

nding theme song for TV drama series Marumo no Okite.

No

Jounetsu Tairiku
情熱大陸

Tarou Hakase

No

Tell Your World

Hatsune Miku

No

Classic

William Tell Overture
ウィリアム・テル序曲

Gioachino Rossini

No

O Sole Mio
オーソレ・ミオ

Eduardo di Capua

No

An American in Paris
パリのアメリカ人

George Gershwin

No

Swan Lake ~still a duckling~
白鳥の湖 ~still a duckling~

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Original)
Satoru Koosaki (Arrange)
Mari Kano (Vocal)

Yes (All difficulty)

Toccata and Fugue and Rock
トッカータとフーガとロック

Johann Sebastian Bach (Original)
Yuji Masubuchi (Arrange)

No

Requiem - Day of Wrath
レクイエム 怒りの日より

Giuseppe Verdi

No

Alborada del Gracioso
道化師の朝の歌

Maurice Ravel (Original)
Yukiko 'YMY' Yamamoto (Arrange)

No

Game Music

Monster Hunter 3 (Tri) G Medley
モンスターハンター3(トライ)G メドレー

N/A

Remix of music from video game Monster Hunter 3.

No

Fighter's Honor (Flying Remix)

Go Shiina

Music from video game Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble.

No

Soulcalibur V The Invincible Blade
ソウルキャリバーV The Invincible Blade

Hiroki Kikuta

Music from video game Soulcalibur V.

No

Wasabi Body Blow

Takahiro Eguchi

Music from video game Tekken 3D: Prime Edition.

No

Tales of the Abyss -The arrow was shot-
テイルズ オブ ジ アビス ~The arrow was shot~

Motoi Sakuraba

Music from video game Tales of the Abyss.

No

Kyun! Vampire Girl
きゅんっ!ヴァンパイアガール

765Pro Allstars

Music from video game The Idolm@ster 2.

No

AWAKE ~Muscle Mezame no Theme~
AWAKE~マッスル目覚めのテーマ~

Yoshihito Yano

Music from video game Muscle March.

No

Burning Force Medley
バーニングフォースメドレー

Yoshinori Kawamoto

Arranged music from video game Burning Force.

No

Assault BGM1
アサルト BGM1

Kazuo Noguchi

Music from video game Assault.

No

Namco Original

Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu -Gekijouban-
初音ミクの消失 -劇場版-

cosMo@BousouP feat. Miku Hatsune

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin (2011).

No

Kimi to Hibiku Harmony
キミと響くハーモニー

Princess Soprano (CV: Nao Touyama)

Main theme song for Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orbs.

Yes (All difficulty)

Amanda

bermei.inazawa

Song debut in Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orbs.

No

Dodon ga Do~n
ドドンガド~ン

Shinji Hosoe (Sampling Masters MEGA)

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin (2011).

Yes (All difficulty)

Sweet Sweet Magic

Yura Hatsuki, Tsukiko

Song debut in Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orbs.

No

The Magician's Dream

Tooru Kawaino

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin (2011).

No

Growing Up

MintJam

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin (2011).

No

Angel Dream
エンジェルドリーム

Youko Takamitsu

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 10.

Yes (All difficulty)

Kimi ni, Romantic
君に、ロマンティック

Sanodg

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin.

No

Ego Ego Atakushi
エゴエゴアタクシ

Eriko Nakamura (Vocal)

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 11.

No

Taberuna 2000
タベルナ2000

LindaAI-CUE

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin: Wai Wai Happy! Rokudaime.

No

Mekadesu
メカデス。

Yuji Masubuchi

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin: Appare! Sandaime.

No

Hayabusa

Takafumi Satoh

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin (2011).

No

Takara no Oka
宝の丘

Takane Yabuki

Song debut in Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orbs.

No

Maou no Showtime
マオウのショウタイム

Takafumi Satoh

Song debut in Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orbs.

No

Suuhaa 2000
スーハー2000

LindaAI-CUE

Song debut in Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orbs.

No

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