Taiko Drum Master: V Version has recently been revealed for release in Japan, bringing the rhythm title to our favourite handheld this Summer.

That’s right rhythm fans, you’ll soon be able to play Taiko Drum Master on PlayStation Vita – the title scheduled to hit Japan on July 9th with over 80 songs in tow.

“But what kinds of songs will we see?” you may ask – and to that we’ve got an answer; anything your typical Japanese media consumer could want. There are songs from anime, video games, vocaloids, J-Pop, and even a “variety” category (which I assume means anything goes).

Don’t believe me? Here’s some of what we’re supposed to see on release (via Gematsu);


  • “Crossing Field” (Sword Art Online)
  • “Ideal White” (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works)
  • “Blazing” (Gundam Reconguista in G)
  • “Only My Railgun” (A Certain Scientific Railgun)
  • “Star!!” (The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls)
  • “Seishun Satsubatsu Ron” (Assassination Classroom)


  • “Lost One no Goukoku”
  • “Ren’nai Saiban”
  • “Plus Danshi”
  • “Noushou Sakuretsu Girl”
  • “Senbonzakura”
  • “Roku-chou Nen to Ichiya Monogatari”
  • “Yobanashi Deceive”


  • “To Make the End of Battle” (Ys I & II Chronicles)
  • “Ashita he no Kodou” (The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki)
  • “Let’s Kouken! Koi no Choueki ha 1,000,000-Nen” (Freedom Wars)
  • “Blood Rage” (God Eater 2: Rage Burst)
  • “Daddy MULK” (Ninja Warriors)


  • “Gimme Choco!!”
  • “Digital Mogra”
  • “Follow Me”
  • “Koisuru Fortune COokie”
  • “RPG”
  • “Natsu Matsuri”


  • “Doughnut Hole”
  • “Senbonzakura ver. Sachiko Kobayashi”

In addition to the regular rhythm mode containing those songs however, we’ll also see the inclusion of a fantasy/RPG-style game mode with a story called “Donda Quest”. It puts the player in control of Don-chan, who was sucked into a mysterious book; inside the book he and heroine Maple (voiced by Ari Ozawa) must take on an ancient dragon known as “Revolution”.

Check out some recently release screenshots from the game below;

Are you starting to feel the beat?

Taiko Drum Master: V Version is due out in Japan on June 9th, priced at a reasonable 5,690 yen.